15 Quick and Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair

Updated 04/25/19

The styling opportunities for long hair are endless, but sometimes it can be all too easy to just get yourself into the same everyday hairstyle routine.

Because Christmas is around the corner and we've been thinking of ways to jazz up our look, we've sought out 15 quick and easy hairstyles for long hair to provide you with a healthy dose of inspiration.

From playing with accessories to ponytails with a twist, keep scrolling for our favorite easy hairstyles for long hair. Trust us—you don't need to be a professional to re-create these.

Hidden Plaits

High ponytail with a hidden plait
@brittsully

Much like the hidden plaits seen at S/S 19 Dion Lee, we love this super-skinny braid peeking out from an otherwise simple ponytail.

Scarf Braid

Low braid interwoven with a scarf
@brittsully

This gorgeous hairstyle looks super impressive but is so easy to re-create. All you need is a scarf—that's it!

Crisscross Pins

Woman wearing crisscrossed hair pins in her long, wavy black hair
@jenatkinhair

This hairstyle takes your look from everyday to evening-ready in seconds. Brush your hair back behind your ear so it's smooth and sleek before adding in hair slides in a crisscross shape.

Ear Tuck + Slide

Woman with long, curly hair tucked behind ear and secure with a hair slide
@kristin_ess

Not a fan of the crisscross pins but like the general idea? Ditch the bobby pins for a single standout slide. It has the same effect—only there's less effort involved.

Knot Your Average Pony

Woman wearing her hair in a knotted ponytail with pearl hair pins
@kristin_ess

This impressive ponytail takes your everyday look from 0 to 100. Pull your hair back into a ponytail and start to twist it as if you're putting hair into a bun. Once you've created one loop, knot the rest of the hair through the bun and secure it, leaving the rest of the ponytail long and loose. Finish with a hair slide for extra cool points.

Half-Up + Hair Slide

Woman with curly hair pulled half-up and secure with a hair slide
@kristin_ess

Thick, curly hair can be hard to manage at the best of times, but this easy hair hack can tame wayward coils whilst making them look even more gorgeous. Pull half of your hair up, and then leave the bottom section down.

The Flip Over

Woman with wavy blonde hair parted to the opposite side and flipped over
@ariel_hauck

Okay, so this is the easiest hair update ever.

Bandana Wrap

Woman adjusting the bandana bow tied around her ponytail
@sincerelyjules

The same technique as the ribbon bow but with a slightly more standout look. Simply wrap and tie a bandana or silk scarf around your ponytail and leave the rest loose.

Bandana Bow

Woman wearing her hair in a low ponytail tied with a bandana bow
@kristin_ess

The same technique as above but with an oversized bow finish. We're stocking up on bandanas and scarfs ASAP.

Fishtail Braids

Blonde-haired woman wearing her hair in a fishtail braid
@nikkilee901

Fishtail braids look impressive but are actually easier to do than most. Follow our simple instructions on how to do a fishtail plait.

Braided Bunches

Woman wearing her hair in braided bunches
@nikkilee901

Mastered the fishtail plait? Step it up a notch with these braided bunches. Leave the front section of your hair down for the most flattering effect.

Bubble Ponytail

Woman wearing her hair in a bubble ponytail
@hairbyruslan

Give your hair a sporty style with this bubble ponytail. It's so easy to do on yourself. Essentially, all you do is secure extra hairbands down the length of your ponytail. For a slick look like this, use a serum to tame flyaways or pull out hair from each section for a Kendall Jenner-esque look.

Head Scarf

Blonde-haired woman wearing a head scarf
@nikkilee901

You might've seen that headbands are back in business, but we also love this look created using a headscarf. It's also the perfect way to disguise greasy roots. Win-win.

Loose Ribbons

Two blonde-haired women with low ponytails tied with black velvet ribbon
@kristin_ess

There's nothing chicer than a loosely tied black velvet ribbon. Whether your hair is curly or super straight, this style suits anyone and takes seconds to create. For extra hold, secure hair first with a clear elastic band before wrapping your ribbon around.

The Hun Bun

Woman with long curly hair in a half-up hun bun
@kristin_ess

Remember the hun bun? It's still a thing, and it's never looked chicer than this curly style created by hair queen Kristin Ess.

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