Get some styling inspiration for your long hair with these great long hairstyle ideas!

When it comes to being able to wear your hair in a variety of hairstyles, long hair is the best length to have!

Not only does long hair allow you to create great looks such as half up half down hairstyles and elegant updos, it's also the perfect way to showcase luscious waves and cascading curls!

If you have long hair and are looking for new ways to style your hair, then these long hairstyle ideas are sure to give you a great range of looks. 

Long Hairstyle: Straight Strands

Long straight hairstyleThe perfect way to show off long hair is with super straight strands! A blow-dryer or hair straightener will allow you to achieve this look if your hair isn't naturally straight (see our article, Hair Straightener Tips for Salon Straight Hair at Home for help). If you don't have these great side-swept bangs you can still achieve the same look by adding a deep side hair part and side-sweeping your length.


Long Hairstyle: Volume Filled Curls

Long curly hairstyleBig curls look fabulous and will really get the chance to shine in hair that is long. A curling iron has been used to form these great looking curls and the roots have been teased to create height and inject the fabulous high volume. This hairstyle would be perfect for a party or a night out.


Long Hairstyle: Beachy Waves

Long wavy hairstyleFor a relaxed way to show off your long hair, try adding beach inspired waves. If your hair is naturally wavy you can try scrunching your hair, if not, a large barrelled curling iron through the ends and the mid-lengths of your long hair will re-create this look. Try it out on your next holiday or when you're hanging with friends.


Long Hairstyle: Bangs

Long hairstyle with bangsIf you're looking for a way to change your look without sacrificing your long hair, bangs might be the answer for you! Full bangs (as seen here) or side-swept bangs can really add interest to a long length hairdo and can be styled to suit any occasion.


Long Hairstyle: Hair Accessories

Long hairstyle with headbandIf you already have a favorite hairstyle for your long hair, then learn to jazz it up with hair accessories. Headbands can provide a funky look, while sparkly hair clips can create a look suitable for parties or give you an elegant wedding hairstyle. Decorated hair elastics are also a fun way to dress up your long hair when pulling it back into a half up half down hairstyle or a classic ponytail.


Long Hairstyle: Retro

Long retro hairstyleTo give your long hair a glamorous, old Hollywood feel, why not try something like this curly retro hairstyle? The look is perfect for creating a hairdo suitable for a wedding or formal, and can easily be achieved with hot hair rollers. All you need is healthy long locks and lots of shine spray for a finish this fabulous!


Long Hairstyle: Casual Updo

Long casual updoWe all have days when extensive hair styling is just something we don't have time to do. For those days, a style such as this casual updo is perfect! The key to this look is not worrying about getting your strands perfect. Pinning your hair up and allowing loose strands to frame your face is all you have to do to re-create this look, which will have you heading out the door in no time!


Long Hairstyle: Quick Styling

Quick long straight hairstyleAlthough long hair does mean you have to spend more time styling than if you had short hair or medium length hair, it is still possible to style your hair quickly. This straight look only takes 10 minutes to style with a blow-dryer, a medium sized radial brush and some hair styling products to keep your locks in place.


Long Hairstyle: Formal Updo

Long formal updo hairstyleOur final long hairstyle idea is this modern formal updo. The slicked down front section and teased up back section adds glamorous height, while the curls pinned beautifully to the side finishes the look off perfectly! This type of hairdo would look amazing when teamed with a wedding dress, worn to a formal, a party or even to the office if you want to feel extra fancy!


If you have any long hairstyle ideas then let us know about them by leaving a comment below!

To try any of these great long hairstyles on your photo or our model, click on the images to load the virtual hairstyle. From there you can change the hair color, add highlights and view the styling steps. You can even print and email your favorite hairstyles or post them to the Virtual makeovers Gallery or Facebook!

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