Even when we love our latest haircut, style, length—or all of the above—there can still be moments when we hit a creative hair plateau. What I’ve found is that pulling my hair up, back, or simply accessorizing can revive the love of my natural curls. Of course, hair reinvention will look different for each of us depending on our style ideology, hair length, and face shape. But, a new style is just an accessory or shape away.
To help you find some inspiration, I’ve rounded up a few of the chicest yet easy styles for long hair. From low ponytails to curly topknots, there is a style here that I hope will spark your very own hair aha moment. So keep scrolling for 30 easy-breezy hairstyles for long hair you can style in minutes.
Janet Jackson's iconic box braids in the 1993 film Poetic Justice are forever beauty inspiration. To achieve this look, the key is the fresh white headband. Taking the DIY approach with a piece of white fabric could work in your favor, but The Wrap Life's Tencel Flow Wraps take the guesswork out of creating a headband with the right length.
Protective styling natural hair is full of versatility. In this case, cornrows offer up a chance to give curly and coily hair a break from manipulation while providing a beautiful, low-maintenance style. Keep a nozzled scalp serum on hand to treat your scalp if you find it needs a little TLC.
Securing a curly high pony is as simple as placing an elastic band at the base of the head to secure each curl. Of course, depending on the density of your hair, a traditional elastic band might not work. But, you're in luck. There are bands made with curly hair textures in mind. Once secure, pop on a black headband to bring the look full circle.
Pairing a side part with a topknot makes it easy to take your long hair from day to night in minutes (and give your oily hair one more day before you need to wash it). But, again, don’t be afraid to let the flyaways run wild.
Pulling the hair into an updo doesn't mean your style has to be intricate. Valeria proves just that. Take a tiny section of hair, give it a curl with a wand (or flat iron), pop the rest of your hair up with a few curby grips, give it a spritz of holding spray, and you're out the door.
Pulling the hair back off the face can make even the most confident person feel exposed. But, in our opinion, that's the best part. Show off your beautiful features with this sleek bun. Depending on your hair texture, you’ll need different style products. But edge control, pomades, and holding spray are often great products, no matter your hair type.