20 Best Hairstyles for Long Hair this Winter Season
Not everyone is blessed with the perfect hair in any situation. So for those of you who want a little help with how and what to do with your hair you have come to the right place. Whether you have curly or wavy , fine or thick hair, whether you are a blonde or a brunette, or you are simply bored of your hairstyle, you don’t have to cut your hair to make it look amazingly fresh.
This winter season it is all going to be about clean cuts and cozy colors, when it comes to hairstyles. Here are some ideas on the most gorgeous and easy hairstyles for long hair that are in trend right now! Every woman has experienced hair problems at least once in her lifetime and lacked inspiration at some point, so here are our top 10 hairstyles for long hair.
1. Pretty Ponytail
Turn that plain old ponytail into something fancy!
For this hairstyle, you just need to tie up your hair in a ponytail and then turn it inside out. If you have thin hair and need more volume, simply comb your hair while keeping your head down and do not tie up your ponytail very close to your neck. This simple hairstyle is suitable for both curly and straight hair.
2. Messy Bun
If you don’t have a lot of time to spend on your hairstyle but you still want something that looks good, you cannot go wrong with buns. For this messy hairstyle, you just need to tie up your hair in a ponytail being careful not to tie it up completely.
After going the second time through the hair tie, just stop halfway and let your hair get “stuck” in the tie. Use hairspray to make it last longer and you are good to go!
3. Easy Updo
This updo is one of the easiest updo hairstyles for long hair. The first step is to divide your hair in three equal parts, then braid each strand of hair. After tying all three braids, roll each strand until it reaches your head and use hair pins to keep it in place.
Repeat with the rest of the hair. Use hairspray to be sure your hair will stay in place. Perfect for school, work or parties.
4. Braided Bun
Buns are always going to be the leaders of all cute hairstyles for long hair. For this specific bun style, you will need a bun hair tie. While holding your head down, start braiding your hair as close to the scalp as you can.
When you reach the top of your head, secure the braid with bobby pins and while holding your hair in a tight grip so that you don’t mess up the braid, lift your head up as quick as possible.
Set the hair bun in place, mold the hair around it, so that you cannot see the tie anymore and secure the rest of the hair with a normal hair tie or a short scarf. If you have a lot of strands of hair left on the sides of the bun, simply tuck them under the bun tie. Use hairspray to secure everything in place and you are done! For a video tutorial of this hair style, click here.
This hairstyle is easier to reproduce on straight or wavy hair, given the fact that is fairly difficult to braid curly hair and keep it all in one place.
5. Fishtail Braids
It doesn’t matter if you are going to a fancy cocktail party or simply on a night out with the girls: braids are always a girl hair’s best friend. For a fast hairstyle that does not involve that much effort, you can always choose the classic braid style.
However, if you want a more elegant look, you have to choose fish tail braids. Fishtail braids are part of the more formal hairstyles for long hair, but can also be used as hairstyles for long curly hair.
6. Loose Curls
This is one of the most loved wedding hairstyles for long hair and also one of the easiest. If you choose to look as naturally as possible on your big day but still gorgeous, loose curls are a great choice. Loose curls and easy updos are also the easiest choices when it comes to prom hairstyles for long hair. For ideas on how to create loose curls with no heat, check out this link.
7. Bangs and curls
Choose a different and casual look by matching straight bangs with ravishing curls. There are many ways and tutorials on how to get the perfect curls, one of the easiest ways being to just braid your hair before going to bed or check out the previous hair style.
8. Faux Bob
If you ever found yourself wondering how you would look like with shorter hair, the faux bob hairstyle comes to your aid. This hairstyle looks even more beautiful on layered hair. Look how she does a faux bob hair style and follow the instructions!
9. Rock and Roll / Ombre
Be cool, wild and unique with this DIY Emo inspired look.
10. Swept on one side
This is one of the most preferred hairstyles for long hair 2013. Doesn’t matter what other style you choose for your hair, if you just sweep it on one side, you will still look amazing. Check out this video for a side swept hair style tutorial.
11. French Braid
There is no such thing as knowing too many braiding techniques. When it comes to braids, you can create stunning hairstyle for both lond or medium short hair, in no time. Once you get a hang of French braiding, you will become a master and you will be able to do it by yourself. Check out the video tutorial here to see what you have to know!
12. Waterfall Braid
The same things applies on both French braiding as well as Waterfall braiding: practice it and you will perfect it! To create a waterfall effect through your braids, simply start braiding a small strand of hair from one side and try bringing it to the other side of your head. You can choose where you want to stop the braid. Detailed instructions here.
13. Retro Ponytail
Reinvent a classic ponytail by adding some volume to your hair before tying it up and by covering your hair tie with a strand of your hair. Check out this link for the tutorial.
14. Poofy Bump
Make the top strand of your hair Poofy by using combs and hairspray. Tie up your strand as close or as further away from the forehead to create a a fuller or a smaller poof. Find out the instructions by clicking this link.
15. Volume, Volume everywhere!
What is sexier than volume? Well, even more volume! Use hairspray, a curler and lots of patience! Full instruction here.
16. Half Up, Half Down
If you don’t feel like doing anything fancy to your hair but still don’t want to wear it just as it is, the half do is the hair style for you! Simply tie up the top half of your hair and hide the tie with another strand of hair. Get the video tutorial here.
17. Side Bun with a romantic twist
Use the versatile bun hair style to create something romantic and unique. Tie up your hair on one side and then start picking up one medium sized strand at a time, twist it and while holding the longest middle strand of hair in it, pull all the remaining hair up. Secure with hair spray and hair pins. Detailed tutorial here.
18. Headband made out of braids
Braid your hair from one side to the other in as many ways as you like! To check out four of these ways, click on this link.
19. Hair Bow
You’ve probably seen this hair style before, since it is quite popular. However, did you know that it is fairly simple to make? It starts just as a ponytail. The video tutorial for it can be found here.
20. Pin Up Style
If you are a vintage loving lady then you will definitely love this hair tutorial inspired from the 40s and 50s. Simply curl up your hair, brush it down and then twist the two top strands into “donut” shapes while securing them with hair spray and hair pins. That’s it! Check out the tutorial here.