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10 Effortlessly beautiful long hairstyles

/ 04.28.2015

Long hair can create all kinds of enchanting looks, from the most glamorous red carpet updos to the coolest off-duty styles. Below, we've handpicked ten effortlessly beautiful long hair looks to inspire you, whether you're growing your mane or simply looking for new styling ideas.

1. Sleek half-up locks

Freida Pinto with half-up hair
Freida Pinto with half-up hair

Before getting a bob, Freida Pinto had long, flowing locks and one of our favorite styles from the actress has to be this elegant half-up 'do. It's the perfect steal because you can wear it absolutely anywhere!

Styling tip

Tame flyaways and prevent frizz with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray.

2. Wavy blowback

Glamorous blowback hairstyle
Glamorous blowback hairstyle

If you love high impact glamour, a wavy blowback is the perfect hairstyle for you. It's full of volume and movement, and it keeps the hair off the face.

Styling tip

Add volume throughout with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray.

3. Sideswept waves

Blake Lively with an effortless sideswept hairstyle
Blake Lively with an effortless sideswept hairstyle

Blake Lively's effortless sideswept waves have become her trademark hairstyle, and boy oh boy do we want those locks! When she wears it this way, Blake's hair looks styled yet ever so slightly undone, creating a glamorous 'do that still seems down to earth. We're obsessed!

Styling tip

Recreate Blake's texture with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray.

4. Middle parted wavy hair

Middle parted wavy hair
Middle parted wavy hair

A classic 1970s look, middle parted waves are making a comeback. The symmetry combined with a whole lot of movement creates a sultry style that looks as good for a night out as it does for brunch the next day.

Styling tip

After curling each piece of hair, pool it in your hand, mist it with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray, and clip it up to cool. This will set your strands into long lasting waves that won't fall flat.

5. Side braid

Long side braid
Long side braid

Long hair was made for braiding, and this pretty hairstyle proves it! A long braid is a gorgeous way to keep the hair off the face and under control.

Styling tip

Protect your style from the elements with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray.

6. Glossy side part

Long, glossy side part
Long, glossy side part

Less is definitely more and this long, glossy side part hairstyle proves it. Thanks to the high shine finish, there's no need for any embellishment, just a well practiced hair flick!

Styling tip

Get perfectly smooth, straight locks with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray.

7. Tumbling waves

Julianne Moore with tumbling waves
Julianne Moore with tumbling waves

Academy Award winner Julianne Moore has some of the best hair in Hollywood. Her chic waves look great for any occasion and the vibrant color allows the actress to forgo any accessories.

Styling tip

For a glossy, healthy looking finish that lasts, keep you hair nourished with regular conditioning masks.

8. Half-up waves

Zoe Saldana with half-up wavy hair
 Zoe Saldana with half-up wavy hair

Zoe Saldana's half-up wavy hairstyle is an ideal look for any lazy girls out there. It deals with dirty roots and it has plenty of effortless movement, so it's perfectly in keeping with this season's textured hair trend.

Styling tip

Eliminate excess oil at the root with Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Longwear Spray.

9. Low curled ponytail

Low curled ponytail
Low curled ponytail

Whatever your plans, a curled low ponytail with a vintage 1950s twist is guaranteed to look amazing. This tried and true classic is polished but not over styled, so you can wear it everywhere.

Styling tip

Blowdry your hair with Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream for a flyaway-free look.

10. Bed head hair

Long bed head hair
Long bed head hair

Disheveled, undone hair is the perfect #wokeuplikedis look, even if you spent some time tweaking your real bed head. It's also perfect for a night out because the soft texture complements dramatic or statement makeup really well, and it helps to balance a really pulled together outfit.

Styling tip

Add texture by rough drying your hair after applying Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray.

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