50 Standout Ways to Style Long Hair

Jan 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET
Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Time to upgrade your mane.
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There’s nothing more comforting (or warmer) in the winter than a head full of long hair. But having lengthy strands doesn’t exempt anyone from falling into a styling rut. When it’s cold outside and our schedules are jam-packed, it’s easy to get lazy. Ponytails and topknots are cute and all, but every once in awhile, it can be fun to switch things up in a major way.

Whether it’s a milkmaid braid, luscious curls or a protective style, the gamut of looks for long hair is just that — pretty damn long. Ahead, we’ve gathered a gang of street style-inspired ways to upgrade your mane this season and beyond.

 

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /50: Classic Bangs

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Classic Bangs
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1/50 :Classic Bangs

2 /50: Tiny Topknot

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Tiny Top Knot
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2/50 :Tiny Topknot

3 /50: Waist-Length Twists

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Waist Length Twists
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3/50 :Waist-Length Twists

4 /50: Wild Curls

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Wild Curls
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4/50 :Wild Curls

5 /50: Ponytail With a Bow

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Ponytail With A Bow
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5/50 :Ponytail With a Bow

6 /50: Side-Swept Waves

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Side Swept Waves
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6/50 :Side-Swept Waves

7 /50: Hat Hair

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Hat Hair
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7/50 :Hat Hair

8 /50: Classic Waves

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Classic Waves
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8/50 :Classic Waves

9 /50: Messy Ponytail

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Messy Ponytail
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9/50 :Messy Ponytail

10 /50: Double-Elastic Ponytail

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Double Elastic Ponytail
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10/50 :Double-Elastic Ponytail

11 /50: Slicked Back

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Slicked Back
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11/50 :Slicked Back

12 /50: Audrey Hepburn Bangs

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Audrey Hepburn Bangs
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12/50 :Audrey Hepburn Bangs

13 /50: Curly High Ponytail

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Curly High Ponytail
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13/50 :Curly High Ponytail

14 /50: Pin Straight

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Pin Straight
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14/50 :Pin Straight

15 /50: Side Ponytail

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Side Ponytail
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15/50 :Side Ponytail

16 /50: Super-Size Topknot

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Super Sized Top Knot
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16/50 :Super-Size Topknot

17 /50: Embellished Twist

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Embellished Twist
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17/50 :Embellished Twist

18 /50: Slicked Side

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Slicked Side
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18/50 :Slicked Side

19 /50: Senegalese Twists

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Senegalese Twists
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19/50 :Senegalese Twists

20 /50: Wavy Blowout

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Wavy Blowout
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20/50 :Wavy Blowout

21 /50: Crimped Ponytail

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Crimped Ponytail
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21/50 :Crimped Ponytail

22 /50: Crimped Blowout

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Crimped Blowout
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22/50 :Crimped Blowout

23 /50: Red-Hot Pony

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Red Hot Pony
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23/50 :Red-Hot Pony

24 /50: Half Up, Half Down

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Half Up, Half Down
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24/50 :Half Up, Half Down

25 /50: Braided Sides

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Braided Sides
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25/50 :Braided Sides

26 /50: Backside Braid

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Backside Braid
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26/50 :Backside Braid

27 /50: Pretty Braids

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Pretty Braids
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27/50 :Pretty Braids

28 /50: Floral French Braid

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Floral French Braid
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28/50 :Floral French Braid

29 /50: Milkmaid Braid

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Milkmaid Braid
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29/50 :Milkmaid Braid

30 /50: Braided Ponytail

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Braided Ponytail
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30/50 :Braided Ponytail

31 /50: Bright Cornrows

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Bright Cornrows
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31/50 :Bright Cornrows

32 /50: Floral Waves

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Floral Waves
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32/50 :Floral Waves

33 /50: Accessorized Chunky Braids

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Accessorized Chunky Braids
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33/50 :Accessorized Chunky Braids

34 /50: Smooth Topknot

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Smooth Top Knot
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34/50 :Smooth Topknot

35 /50: Heat-Styled Strands

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Heat Styled Strands
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35/50 :Heat-Styled Strands

36 /50: Luscious Curls

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Luscious Curls
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36/50 :Luscious Curls

37 /50: Braided Halo

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Braided Halo
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37/50 :Braided Halo

38 /50: Messy Milkmaid Braid

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Messy Milkmaid Braid
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38/50 :Messy Milkmaid Braid

39 /50: Topknot & Braid

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Top Knot And Braid
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39/50 :Topknot & Braid

40 /50: Low Bun

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Low Bun
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40/50 :Low Bun

41 /50: Double Braided Buns

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Double Braided Buns
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41/50 :Double Braided Buns

42 /50: Side Braid

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Side Braid
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42/50 :Side Braid

43 /50: Pins Curls to the Side

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Pins Curls To The Side
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43/50 :Pins Curls to the Side

44 /50: Laidback Pigtails

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Laidback Pigtails
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44/50 :Laidback Pigtails

45 /50: Messy Bun

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Messy Bun
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45/50 :Messy Bun

46 /50: Bettie Page Bangs

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Bettie Page Bangs
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46/50 :Bettie Page Bangs

47 /50: Half Up, Half Down

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Half Up, Half Down
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47/50 :Half Up, Half Down

48 /50: Jumbo Twists

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Jumbo Twists
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48/50 :Jumbo Twists

49 /50: Accessorized Low Ponytail

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Accessorized Low Ponytail
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49/50 :Accessorized Low Ponytail

50 /50: Purple Waves

Standout Ways To Style Long Hair | Purple Waves
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50/50 :Purple Waves