Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair – 12 Bold Creative Looks

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Are you looking for hairstyle ideas for long hair? We have collected some fun and unique hairstyles worn by celebrities while attending casual events that can easily be copied at home.

Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair

Simple Headband Hairstyles

Nina Dobrev - Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair

Nina Dobrev looks divine with her long hair pulled back with a simple band. Though this look appears to be effortless, getting this exact look does take a little time.

To achieve this look use a straightening iron throughout the entire hair. Then the real trick is giving a lift at the crown. Simply backcomb (tease) the hair at the crown then smooth over for a little lift behind the band.

Nina Dobrev Hairstyles

Video TutorialHow-To Increase Volume – Backcombing at the Crown.

More Headband Hairstyles

The headband hairstyle works well with medium-length cuts as well as short haircuts.

Katy Perry - Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair

Katy Perry

Half Up Top-Knot Hairstyles

Rita Ora - Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair - Half Up Top Knot

Rita Ora with a half updo. With this style, the back of the hair is left down while everything from the ears forward is pulled up tightly into a top-knot at the crown.

Video Tutorial How-To – Half Updo Top Knot

More Half Updo Top-Knot Hairstyles

Charlotte Ross - Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair - Half Up Top Knot

Charlotte Ross

Karen Gillan - Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair - Half Up Top Knot

Karen Gillian

Hair Bow Updo

Selfie-Worthy Hairstyles - Bow Bun

If you are looking for something a little more unique, try making a bow out of hair. It’s actually easier than it looks. The process involves a ponytail with a loop using the hair outside of the loop to create the center of the bow.

Video TutorialHow to Make a Hair Bow

Half-Up Hair Bow Hairstyle

Half up Half down Hairstyles for Prom

You can incorporate the same hair bow concept into any hairstyle including half-up hairstyles or ponytails.

Video TutorialCute Hair Bow

Knot Pigtails

Selfie-Worthy Hairstyles - Red Pigtails

Knot pigtails are adorable but to manage to get these knots your hair has to be pretty long.

Video TutorialKnot Pigtails

More Knot Pigtails

Vanessa Hudgens - Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair - Knot Pigtails

Vanessa Hudgens

Space Buns

Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair - Space Buns

Space buns are unique and oddly easy to do. You can find several variations of this style with tutorials on Youtube.

Video TutorialSpace Buns Tutorial

More Space Buns Hairstyles


Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair - Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks is an interesting hairstyle choice for long hair. Be sure to read all of the pros and cons as well as care before deciding on this unique style.

Video TutorialHow to Make Dreadlocks | Easy Dreadlocks Tutorial

Dreadlocks Extensions

Miley Cyrus - Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair - Dreadlock Extensions

A better alternative to committing to actual dreadlocks is to just add dreadlock extensions that can be removed easily like these on Miley Cyrus.

Bantu Knots

Christina Aguilera - Bantu Knots Hairstyle - 20190531

Christina Aguilera is looking youthful with her tight Bantu knots. The great thing about this hairstyle is that after you wear the one look when you take these out, you have gloriously curly hair without the heat! (Christina Aguilera Hairstyles)

Demi Lovato - Bantu Knots - 20150918
Demi Lovato – Bantu Knots

Demi Lovato

Fishtail Braid

Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair - Fishtail Braid

The reason that braid looks unique is that it is plaited similar to a French braid in that hair is added as you braid. You can watch this tutorial for easy to understand instructions – How to Fishtail Braid for Beginners

Sleek High Bun Hairstyle

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If you want a long hairstyle that is a bit more put-together than the casual messy bun, this sleek high bun hairstyle is gorgeous and deceptively easy to do.

Video TutorialChic High Bun Hairstyle – Quick & Easy

Celebrity Sleek High Bun Hairstyles

Heidi Klum - Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair - Sleek High Bun Hairstyle

Heidi Klum

Emily VanCamp - Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair - Sleek High Bun Updo

Emily VanCamp

Heart Shape Lace Dutch Braid

Gwen Stefani - Hairstyle Ideas for Long Hair - Heart Shaped Lace Dutch Braid
Gwen Stefani – Heart Shaped Lace Dutch Braid

How cook is this heart-shaped braid? Gwen Stefani looks like a million bucks with her low bun updo ramped up with the heart-shaped braid.

Video Tutorial Heart Shape Lace Dutch Braid

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