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 favourite easy hairstyles for long hair. Trust us—you don't need to be a professional to re-create these.

easy hairstyles for long hair: plaits
@brittsully

Hidden Plaits

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.

easy hairstyles for long hair: scarf plait
@brittsully

Scarf Braid

This gorgeous hairstyle looks super impressive but is actually so easy to re-create. All you need is a scarf—that's it! Watch Brittany Sully create the look below in seconds…

easy hairstyles for long hair: pins
@jenatkinhair

Crisscross Pins

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.

easy hairstyles for long hair: slide
@kristin_ess

Ear Tuck + Slide

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.

easy hairstyles for long hair: ponytail
@kristin_ess

Knot Your Average Pony

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.

easy hairstyles for long hair: half up
@kristin_ess

Half-Up + Hair Slide

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.

easy hairstyles for long hair: parting swap
@ariel_hauck

The Flip Over

Okay, so this is the easiest hair update ever.

easy hairstyles for long hair: bandana bow
@sincerelyjules

Bandana Wrap

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.

easy hairstyles for long hair: bandana bow
@kristin_ess

Bandana Bow

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

easy hairstyles for long hair: fishtail
@nikkilee901

Fishtail Braids

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

easy hairstyles for long hair: braided bunches
@nikkilee901

Braided Bunches

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.

easy hairstyles for long hair: bubble pony
@hairbyruslan

Bubble Ponytail

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 hair bands down the length of your ponytail. For a slick look like this, use serum to tame flyaways or pull out hair from each section for a Kendall Jenner-esque look.

easy hairstyles for long hair: headband
@nikkilee901

Head Scarf

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.

easy hairstyles for long hair: ribbons
@kristin_ess

Loose Ribbons

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.

easy hairstyles for long hair: hun bun
@kristin_ess

The Hun Bun

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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