40 Gorgeous Long Hairstyles You Should Wear ASAP

When I was a little child, I marveled at women who wore long hairstyles. There’s this alluring feel that comes with how long hair sways whenever the wind blows. This thrilled me as a child and I made a mental note to always wear long hairdos when adulthood came.

lady wearing her long hair in a ponytail

Thinking back, I can only help but wonder: What’s so special about long hairstyles that got a little girl promising herself to always wear them in adulthood?

Of course, every length of hair looks great. But the versatility that comes with long coiffures makes them more appealing.

lady wearing long blond hair

These hairstyles give you enough room to restyle or play with colors and layers. Not to mention the attention it garners when the length approaches your waist.

So, whether you’re looking to get a new look for an event or you just feel like switching up your hairstyle, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, I’ll show you cute long hairstyles that will get anyone drooling once they look at you.

lady wearing long brown hair

Let’s dive right into them.

What are Long Hairstyles?

lady wearing long black hair

As the name implies, this includes coiffures with lengths that extend beyond your shoulders down to your back or waist region. It involves the following hairstyles:

lady wearing long brown hairstyle

Types of Long Hairstyles

Straight Long Hair

lady wearing black straight long hair

This long hairstyle goes straight all the way to the back without waves or curls. It’s usually sleek and comes in any color.

lady wearing long straight brown hairstyle

Wavy Long Hairstyles

lady wearing black long wavy hair

Wavy hair is thicker than straight hair. Its texture falls in between straight and curly hair as the strand features an ‘S’ shape with loose spirals that aren’t curly and aren’t straight.

lady wearing blond long wavy hair

Curly Hairstyles

lady wearing long curly hairstyle

This style is similar to wavy hair. It has loose ringlets, corkscrew curls, or tight spirals that bounce. 

smiling lady wearing long curly hair

It’s a detailed hairstyle and this makes it a great choice for when you wanna make a statement with your hair.

Long Hairstyles with Bangs

beautiful lady wearing long brown hair with bangs

This one has a fringe. The fringe could be light or heavy and you can part them to reveal tidbits of your forehead. 

smiling beautiful lady wearing long brown hair with bangs

What’s more? You can always add bangs to your straight, wavy, or curly hair. It doesn’t matter the texture. And you can make the bangs layered (different lengths) or blunt if you want (same length).

Blunt cut

lady wearing long blunt cut hair

Blunt-cut hairstyles have no layers. Instead, your hair maintains the same length all around. 

lady wearing long blunt cut hairstyle

In other words, a blunt cut is straight to the core without any ends longer than another.

Long Ponytail

lady wearing a long ponytail hairstyle

Would this list be complete without the classic updo? I guess not.

To achieve a long ponytail, pull some, most, or all of your hair away from your face. Then gather and hold it at the back of your head with a hair tie or clip so it hangs freely behind.

lady wearing a long brown ponytail hairstyle

Ponytail comes in different styles. It could be high, low, wavy, straight, braided, or even…

Half-up, Half-down

lady arranging her long hair half-up, half-down

Half-up, half-down involves gathering and securing a part of your hair into a ponytail and allowing the rest to flow freely.

pretty lady arranging her long hair half-up, half-down

It’s a great coiffure that frames your face and adds more deets to your look.

Long African Braids

pretty lady rocking African braids

African braids are cute hairstyles different from the norm of weaves. They include cornrow braids, Fulani braids, Senegalese twists, Shuku hairstyles, Ghana weaving, butterfly braids, etc.

pretty lady rocking African braids with beads

You can alweays wear a braided long hairstyle of any length and color of your choice. Just pick the right hair extension and you’ll be good to go.

How to Style Long Hairstyles

smiling lady wearing long braids

You don’t have to carry your long hair one way every day. Switch it up by using any of these suggestions:

Color your hair

lady rocking colorful long hairstyle

If your hair has been black all your life, try blonde, brunette, red, green, or any bold color that suits your style. 

beautiful lady rocking colorful long hairstyle

You can even go for an ombre or rainbow match so you turn heads when you turn up.

Wear Hair Accessories

pretty lady wearing hair accessory on her long hair

Accessories have their way of dignifying and magnifying your looks.

lady tying scarf on her long hair

So, when things get boring, use a scrunchie to secure your hair into a ponytail, add hair clips, wear headwear, or use a headband to do some magic.

Wear it into a Bun or Donut

lady's long hair tied in a bun

Furthermore, you can also restyle your long hairstyle into a bun or donut. This helps to keep the hair off your face while still looking beautiful.

lady's long hair arranged in a donut

To add more details to this style, leave a few strands of hair or one or two braids to dangle by the side. 

But if you don’t want any of the above options, just…

Let Your Long Hair Flow

pretty lady with long hair at the beach

Imagine you’re standing by the beach and then the wind blows. Picture how your hair would dance around your back and move to your face.

pretty lady with long flowing hair

Wouldn’t that be a great sight to behold while you stand tall in your bikini?

smiling lady with long hair at the beach

When you don’t wanna use any of the style tips for your long hairstyle, just let it flow. The loose, free ends add some kind of alluring deets to your look; the kind you only find on divas.

Now that you know how to style your long hair, scroll down to feast your eyes on more long hairstyles.

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Victoria B. Willie

Writing has always been a part of me. From writing stories as a young child to studying Communication Arts in the university, it has always been more than a medium of expression to me.

And then one day, I found myself toeing the path of an entrepreneur and becoming a fashion enthusiast. This made me develop an interest in content marketing and copywriting.

That aside, when I'm not writing copy or SEO content, I'm designing statement pieces for my fashion brand, Ria Kosher, crushing on Lucious Lyon, and writing wild stories that always come with a twist.

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