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Long hair, don’t care, right? Well, kinda. While wearing long hair down can certainly be gorgeous in and of itself—and requires hardly any effort at all—every once in a while it’s nice to switch things up. Whether you want to rock some seriously spacey buns or the messy bun's new and improved half-bun sister, we’ve got you covered with six easy-to-create hairstyles that will help you make it through the week with fabulous hair—and before you ask, there are only six because everyone deserves a day off! Sound good? Let’s get started!
When you have long locks, it’s easy for your hair to move all over the place—including in your face—and get annoying, which can make you wonder if it’s time to just chop it all off. Instead of doing something drastic, pull your hair back and create a pretty fishtail braid that cascades down the back of your head. Problem solved!
What you’ll need:
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Get the look by following these simple steps:
On dry hair, apply a serum to help tame frizz and prep your hair for styling.
Use your fingers or a brush to smooth your hair back, securing about one-third of your hair with a clear elastic.
With the top portion of your hair, it’s time to start braiding! Divide that section into two smaller sections. Add a small piece of hair from the bottom portion to the outside of the section on the left, before crossing it over the section to its right. Then, do the same to the opposite side. Keep going until you reach the bottom of your hair, then tie the braid off with another clear elastic.
Apply a shine mist or gloss as a finishing touch.
If one thing’s for sure, it’s that now is as good a time as any to rock our favorite buns from the early ‘80s. Surely you know the ones. Not only is this look nostalgic and iconic, but it incorporates some of our fave hair elements into a single style. Braids? Check! Buns? Check! Hair out of your face? Check! Need we say more?
Rat tail comb
In order to create a sleek set of buns, start off by spraying your hair down with a smoothing serum, then run a brush through your mane.
Next, use a rat tail comb to create a super-straight center part from your hairline all the way down to the nape of your neck.
With each side of your parted hair, create a low ponytail and secure with a clear elastic.
You don’t need any major braiding skills for this look, weave each ponytail into a simple three-strand braid. Finish each braid off with a mini clear elastic so that it’s easy to conceal once you begin coiling.
Take each braid and coil it around itself to create your princess-like bun. Pop in a few bobby pins for added hold and you’re good to go!
If you’re like us, you’re a sucker for braided crowns—really, who isn’t obsessed with this style? But, as much as we adore this over-under royal hairstyle, what if we told you there’s a new style in town that’s equally as gorgeous but requires even less skill? Yup, we thought you might like the sound of that!
Clear mini elastics
Split your hair down the middle or off to the side—either will do.
Starting on one side, take a small section of hair near your hairline and create a small ponytail. Secure it will a clear mini elastic.
Remember those super-simple loop ponytails you loved as a kid? That’s the gist of this look. With that in mind, stick your finger through the hair right above your mini elastic and loop your ponytail through to create a mini ponytail.
Continue this process on each side until you get to the back of your head just behind your ears.
With the hair at the back of your head, what’s in-between all that looped crown goodness, create two to three more looped ponytails. Once all of your ponytails are in place, grab a few bobby pins and secure the ends.
Gorgeous, right? If you want to really romanticize this look, take our word for it and mess it up a bit with a few face framing strands.
It’s no secret that we adore buns—messy, high, low, or anything in between. As the perfect second (or third) day hairstyle, how could we not? The latest bun style to steal our hearts is the half-bun. This style is truly the best of both worlds when it comes to letting your hair down and keeping it out of your face all at once.
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Dry shampoo, anyone? To give your hair a quick refresh, hold the can six to eight inches away from your head and spray it onto oily roots and lightly through the rest of your hair.
Using a rat tail comb or your fingers, make a horizontal part from ear to ear to prep for your half-bun ‘do.
Using the top section of your hair, create a high ponytail. Before securing it in place, twist your half-up pony into a top knot and pin it in place or use a hair tie.
Lifted, brushed back tresses have been flooding red carpets and social media feeds alike—and that’s with good reason. After just a few pins and twists, you’re looking at a seriously voluminous look that’s nothing short of rocker chic.
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Horizontally part your hair from ear to ear to separate your topmost layer of hair.
With the upper layer out of the way, section off another small layer of hair and twist it back from your hairline to your mid-shaft, then pin it in place so that the ends fall down the back of your head.
Repeat the previous step until you reach the nape of your neck. Once you’ve finished one side, do the exact same thing on the other so that your twisted layers line up.
Remember the layer of hair that you set aside earlier? It’s time to tease it a bit and brush it back to conceal your twists and complete your look.
To ensure that your look lasts, be sure to give it a few spritzes of hairspray.
Seen on the heads of countless celebrities with long locks, super-smooth, shining strands have become the epitome of glamour. Luckily for us, it’s a look that easily translates into real life. Ready to look like a movie star?
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Gently massage your shampoo onto wet strands, then rinse. Follow up by applying the coordinating conditioner and leaving it on for one to two minutes before rinsing.
Since this style is known for being the sleekest of sleek and the smoothest of smooth, grab your flat iron and sandwich your tresses to bring your look to life.
Before creating your low ponytail—spoiler: that's where this style is headed—be sure to apply a shine product, like a shine mist, serum, or gloss.
Comb your glossy strands back into a low ponytail for the ultimate red carpet-ready ‘do.
Want more long hair beauty tips? Head over to our article, 8 Pretty Haircuts for Long Hair, for some haircut inspiration.