15 Seriously Gorgeous Hairstyles for Long Hair

It’s amazing just how many hairstyles for long hair there are. Whether it’s up and whimsical or down and flowing down your back, the possibilities for creating the perfect look with long hair are endless.

In fact, there are tons of hairstyles for long hair that are currently trending and are definitely something you’re going to want to try for yourself. So, whether you’re looking to balance proportions, soften out your sharper features, or are just looking for some long hair styling inspiration you’ve come to the right place!

We put together these 15 seriously gorgeous hairstyles for long hair so you can be prepared for your next cut and/or hairstyling appointment.

Long Hair and Long Bangs

When you’ve had long hair for a while it’s only natural to feel the urge to chop it short. Instead of going all out, adding bangs is a great way to make a big change. Bangs will help to frame your face, whether they’re straight across or the ever so trendy curtain bangs!


If you’re finding that your long hair is just hanging, it might be time to add some texture with layers.

Layers are a great way to keep your hair long while also creating dimension and depth in the hair so it doesn’t feel too heavy. You’re sure to love the movement and bounce layers will add!

Long Shag Cut

Long shag cuts are a current trend we’re seeing with hairstyles for long hair. This cut is accomplished by adding long side-swept bangs and a bunch of shaggy layers throughout the rest of your head.

This cut adds a ton of edge to your look, not to mention a lot of natural movement.

Long Bob

While the term ‘bob’ is usually associated with shorter hair, the long bob has become all the rage for longer locks! This cut is super sleek and sophisticated as the ends of the hairbrush up a few inches below the chin.

It’s amazing how much length you can take off while still maintaining a longer look.

French Braid Bun

One of our favorite hairstyles for long hair is the French braid bun. Simply start a French braid at the top of your head by your forehead and brain down the center of your head. When you get to the bottom of your head, roll your hair inwards and create a bun at the nape of your neck – stunning!

Sleek High Ponytail

It’s easy enough to throw your long hair into a high ponytail, but making it a bit more formal can help take your look to a whole new level. Try spraying back your loose hairs and wrapping hair around your elastic for an extra sleek look.

Formal Braid

To go along with the dressed-up ponytail you can also take your braid to the next level. If you’re skilled in braiding try making your braid a bit more intricate. You can knot your braids, combine them, or even add some flowers for an extra special touch.

High Updo

High updos are one of the best hairstyles for long hair because it means you can get your hair up and out of your way. You can pin your hair in place to create a loose bun on top of your head and leave some pieces down to help create a beautiful face-framing look.

High Low

The high low cut is a super popular hairstyle for long hair that’s 70’s inspired. You can think of it as a variation of the shag cut we talked about earlier, but with even more fringe to play around with.

Natural Long Hair

With so many options for styling long hair, many people often forget that sometimes your natural hair is the best way to go! Going natural from time to time can help to keep your hair as healthy and moisturized as possible. Try it out next time you’re looking to do something different.

Cutesy Long Hair

We love a hair accessory! Especially when it helps to spice up your outfit. Try an undone ponytail with a ribbon or scarf wrapped around the elastic. There truly is nothing cuter.

Half Updo

The half up half down hairstyle is one of our favorites for long hair. It’s super simple to achieve, whether that’s wrapping the top half of your hair up into a topknot, or taking a bit more time to create a formal look. This one is great for getting the front pieces of your hair out of your face while also getting to wear the rest of it down.

Formal Low Bun

The sleek and simple low bun is a trend we’re currently loving! Whether it’s slicking it back to wear to work, or simply getting the Hailey Bieber look by tossing on a hoodie. It’s easy to comb your long hair back and look chicer than ever while you’re at it.

Four Strand Braid

One of the best things about long hair is you can easily create more intricate looks. If you’re looking for something a bit different try a four-strand braid. You can bring your braids down your head and twist them into rose flower buns for an extra special touch.

High Bun

When it comes to long hair you can’t go wrong with a high bun placed on top of your head. You can make a messy high bun look chic by pinning down your hair and taking some time to style the front of your hair. Whichever way you choose to do it you truly can’t go wrong with a high bun.

Your Next Stop for Hair Styling

We hope you’ve found the inspiration you’re looking for when it comes to new hairstyles for long hair. Hairstyling just so happens to be one of the things we do best at Anusha Salon.

Our team of dedicated specialists is ready to help you achieve your dream look. In fact, each of our stylists specializes in a different modality so you can be sure to walk away with the exact hairstyle you’ve always wanted.

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