Hair looks good at every length. But longer hair gives you more room to play with colors, layers, and styles. If you're more of a lazy girl and would rather bypass fussy styles—we feel you, and we're here for you—we've rounded up a ton of inspo pics of long hairstyles and cuts that take minimal mirror time. But if you're feeling extra and want to commit to some creative play, there are plenty of cutting-edge options here as well. Whether it's trying out a temporary color before you go full rouge, adding a fun accessory to spice things up, or just experimenting with the latest trends, there's something here for every taste, texture, and skill level. Next time you're looking for a change of scenery—sorry, I mean hairstyle—look no further.
Hesitant to make a major chop but looking for a slight switch-up? Channel supermodel Jourdan Dunn and change up your everyday long layers by incorporating fringe bangs.
Cara Delevingne's romantic side plait from Paris Fashion Week is perfect for special occasions. Although it's impossible to choose one style we love the most on Hollywood's resident hair chameleon, this side-swept braid is certainly up there.
Take cues from actress Angela Bassett and put your curls on display as your biggest accessory.
Go blonde but don't be afraid to let your roots shine through like Lauren Conrad. Polished waves take the vibe from grunge to glam.
The key to adding volume to limp hair: add layers. Step up your look with Izabel Goulart’s face-framing, wispy waves.
Hailee Steinfeld's glossy waves are the perfect go-to for a night out. Keep your look sleek by brushing your hair back with a holding spray and adding curling iron waves to your ends only.
No matter the occasion, we can always count on SZA to slay us with a full head of effortless kinks and curls.
Draw attention to your facial features and accessories while taming unwanted flyaways with a simple slicked-back style.
Box braids, which are three-strand braids woven into your hair, are one of the most popular protective styles amongst women with natural hair. Jhene Aiko stuns in her waist-length box braids, complete with wavy ends.
Demi Lovato looks amazing with beachy waves. The trick to creating this effortless style is to add texture to your damp strands using a sea salt spray.
There is the low ponytail and then there's Rihanna's version of a low ponytail. Give yourself a deep part, then use gel to mold your hair into a swoop as dramatic as you'd like before gathering your strands at the nape for a dreamy elongated pony.
Who says your French braid needs to be perfect? Take a page out of Nicole Kidman's hair diary and opt for a whimsically imperfect plait.
Sara Sampaio's old Hollywood curls are enough to give anyone a bit of hair envy. Curl your strands with a medium barrel curling iron, pin to let cool, then brush out and freeze the look into place with a holding spray.
Let your makeup look take center stage with a sleek, pulled-back pony. For additional volume tease your strands to create a perfect night-out look.
Stretch your natural curls for a full and voluminous blowout like Yara Shahidi. When it comes to rocking this style, humidity is definitely on your side.
It goes without saying, singer Ciara can pull off every hairstyle with absolute ease. Make this bombshell look your own by going for various tones of blonde and reaching for a large barrel curling iron to create voluminous waterfall curls.
Grab a crimper to create effortless textured waves like supermodel Joan Smalls. Skip the roots and start at eye level to copy her understated drama.
Bring on the drama and give yourself all the volume in the world like Campbell's loose updo with a bouffant to match. You know what they say: "The higher the hair, the closer to God!"
Something about a brushed-out curl says effort, but NBD. It's one of those styles that can go beyond one-wear, and by that, we mean — add some dry shampoo and you're good to go for a second round.
Do as Bullock does and channel your inner-Kardashian with a super sleek middle part. Wear it out for a quick coffee meet-up or out for date night. This style is super versatile!
The easiest way to edge up your long, blonde locks is by embracing several shades. Who said your hair has to be the same tone all over? Take a cue from Parker and embrace the dirty blonde trend.
Naturally curly hair types can play up their inherent texture just like Bleeding Love singer does here. Don't forget to add your favorite leave-in conditioner post-shower.
Nix the crazy colors but still channel your inner mermaid with super-long, tight ringlets like Pettis. It's a statement unto itself.
A foolproof way to avoid flyaways and draw attention to your eyes is a slicked-back style. Spritz some texturizing spray through your hair before any hot tools. Then, use a boar-bristle brush to boost volume by blow-drying your hair back from the crown of your head.
Sometimes, a soft bend is all you need for peak glamour. Harrier's loose ringlets adorned with a hair clip is the perfect touch to jazz up this simple look.
Pull your hair back into an effortless braid for a no-fuss style that works like a charm. Margot Robbie's center parted allows those drop-dead features of hers to shine through.
Supermodel Kunakey looked show-stopping at the Cannes Film Festival with her natural hair on the red carpet. If you're looking for a subtle, yet noticeable difference, ask your colorist to dip the ends of your curls in color. As Kunakey proves, it creates such gorgeous dimension.
Got a bunch of hair bands lying around? You need to try a bubble ponytail. It's one of Jenner's most photogenic hairstyles to date, and that says a lot considering the 24-year-old has already worn more hairstyles than the average human will in one lifetime.
Long-haired curly girls: if Lively's curls don't encourage you to let your ringlets roam free, I'm not sure what will. Sometimes changing absolutely nothing about your natural texture makes the biggest impact.
Twists may bring up middle school memories, but that doesn't mean they won't look stunning on you as a grown woman. Seyfried, for instance, looks regal with this simple take on a twisted ponytail.