Great Everyday Hairstyles for Long Hair

Long hair has its benefits. It’s versatile, beautiful, and associated with femininity and glamour. It has downsides too. It can be time consuming to dry and brush and its easy to get stuck in a rut. These simple everyday hairstyles are as low maintenance as they are adorable.

Braids

Braided hair is a quick way to look cute without much effort. Milkmaid braids are one of the best. One way to do this style is to braid two sections of hair like braided pigtails. Once braided, pull one braid over the top of the head to the opposite side and pin. It helps to pin the braid on top of the head so it stays in place. Do the same with the other braid, pinning also.

This can done with smaller braids too. Part hair in middle and braid little sections on either side. Pull the braids to the opposite side and pin or sweep the ends up into a ponytail or bun. The number of braids can vary unlike the two big braids. To keep the look chic and not over the top keep the bigger braids more towards the back of the head and the smaller braids more like a headband in the front.

Half Up, Half Down

This is a classic style that can get boring. To keep it fresh while still easy try a mini messy bun. Take a little ponytail holder and tie half of hair, like a mini ponytail resting on the hair that is down. Take little sections of the ponytailed hair and twirl, mush and arrange on the back of the head and pin. This process can be as neat or messy as desired. There is no “right “way to do it. Continue until all the ponytailed hair is used and a pretty messy bun is settled on long flowing free locks.

Another option is to do a middle part and pin back.Middle parts can be intimidating, but this is a chic, casual look. After parting hair down middle take the strands in the front on both sides of face and pin to the back of the head. It looks best if a few bobby pins are used on each side. It should look loose and relaxed, while those front strands are away from the face.

Accessories

This seems like a no brainer. However, there are some unique options that elevate any hairstyle. First, headbands instantly add extra style and pizzazz to the most basic of ponytails, buns or down hair. Start working on a collection of different colors and patterns and there will always be a headband ready to easily elevate a look. Headbands can be painful behind the ears. To combat that glue extra fabric to the ends, fluffier the material the better.

Bobby pins are a staple for hair of any length. Buying decorative pins can get pricey. But there are a number of ways to create cute pins that make any hairdo snazzy. Buttons, little plastic flowers, little wood letter, jewels and more can be simply glued to the connected end of the bobby pin. Also, the pin can be covered in any color thread. Just tightly loop the thread covering the pin and glue the ends with a touch of glue.