The Best Hairstyles for Long Hair

December 10, 2021

With the new year nearly upon us, everyone’s eyes are on the upcoming trendy hairstyles for 2022. From the runways of Fashion Week to salon chairs around the world, the new year brings with it fresh opportunities to revamp long hairstyles into easy-to-manage, flattering day-to-day looks. Whether your clients are looking for simple hairstyle ideas for long hair, or sexy hairstyles that make them feel their absolute best, keep reading to discover our list of the trendiest hairstyles for long hair in 2022.



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Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair

The new year is the perfect time to refresh and show off those gorgeous long locks. To help you get inspired in 2022, let’s start with the simplest and most recognizable quick hairstyles for long hair:

Messy Updo

The messy updo is a long hair essential that every hairstylist needs to know. Luckily, this effortless, yet elegant style is super simple to achieve! All you need to do is use a hair tie to tie the hair at the height that best suits your client—like a high bun or low bun, for example. Once you are finished perfecting your look, you can then finish your messy updo with a touch of Style Masters™ Must-Haves Photo Finisher™ to provide your messy updo with up to 24 hours of maximum hold.

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XL Hair With Curtain Bangs

If your client’s long hair is already at its desired length, you can try adding the very trendy curtain bangs. This style can work wonderfully on either straight or curly hair but don’t forget to continue trimming the ends of their hair every two or three months to help keep it looking its best. To achieve the ultimate curtain bangs in 2022, you’ll want to cut the bangs at a length between the nose and the chin.

Cute Hairstyles for Long Hair

Long hair is all about fun, flirty hairstyles, and this upcoming year will be no different. This season, we’re gearing up to adorn that beautiful long hair with colorful hair clips, cute braids, and more. Here are two adorable hairstyle ideas to help get you started:

Updo With Clips

In 2022, we’re getting creative with a classy updo using fun, colorful clips. To create this style for long hair, start with dry hair and a little Style Masters™ Creator Memory Spray™ to create a well-defined ponytail. Next, add some stylish clips on one side (simple or glittery ones that will best highlight your look) and you’re all set!

Middle Part

Another must-have hairstyle for long hair that will be very popular in the upcoming year is the middle parting. To nail this trendy style, simply mark out a perfectly-defined parting in the middle of your client’s head, then style as desired. Depending on the person, this can mean a long, wavy look or a sleek, straight look.


Braided and Side Hairstyles for Long Hair

Although middle partings will continue to be trendy in 2022, let’s not forget about the return of side partings. Side partings are a classic look for long hairstyles and are easy to achieve with glamorous results. Let’s explore a few braided and side hairstyles to experiment with during the new year:

Side Wave

To achieve a sophisticated side wave style on long hair, you’ll begin by marking out the side parting and combing through wavy hair with a brush. Next, apply your Style Masters™ Volume Amplifier Mousse™ and run your fingers through the hair, moving it to the opposite side of the parting you have previously defined. This technique will give shape to the front of the hair, so that it falls elegantly for a glamorous final result.

Back Braid

A neat braided look is perfect for long hair that is thick or difficult to manage. With this hairstyle, the hair can be styled naturally—whether it’s straight, curly, or wavy. Simply braid the hair on one side and tie it at the nape, hiding the end with hairpins. And just like that, you have one of the easiest hairstyles for women with long hair!

Hairstyles for Long, Wavy Hair

When it comes to wavy hair, the most adored style will always be the elegant half updo. Mastering this trendy and flattering long hairstyle is simple: Apply the curl-activating cream Style Masters™ Curly Fanaticurls™ to wet hair and blow-dry with a diffuser. With your hands and the help of a comb, continue by smoothing out the hair to form a ponytail at the back. To finish the look, simply cover the hair tie with a lock of hair, pin the hair into place, and leave a few strands loose at the front. The result is always simple and very elegant.


Updo Hairstyles for Long Hair

If your long-haired clients are planning a big night out for a special event, the best style is hands down a magnificent updo. Here are a few tips:

  • Condition and protect long hair: Use Style Masters ™ Double or Nothing Lissaver, our temporary straightener and heat protection hairspray, so that the hair is protected and easier to comb.
  • Create three sections: For the perfect updo, split up long hair into three sections. The easiest way to do this is by dividing the back section (where you will create your ponytail) from the front and side sections. Depending on the style that you are going to be creating, you can then strategically pin back the hair for a flawless classic updo.
  • Perfect the style: Once your updo style is complete, finish the look with your fingers and a little Style Masters™ Must-Haves GLAMOURAMA™. This quick-drying, lightweight hairspray delivers a touch of glamour by adding spectacular shine to finished styles without weighing the hair down.


For even more styling inspiration, don’t forget to check out our list of the 17 best short hairstyles for women in 2021.