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EASY HAIRSTYLES FOR LONG HAIR

Mix up your morning style routine and transform your lengthy locks with these easy hairstyles for long hair

Longer tresses can be seriously versatile, but it’s easy to get stuck in a styling rut when time is in short supply. With our guide to easy hairstyles for long hair, you can grab a few extra moments of beauty sleep and transform your look with minimal effort.  

Say goodbye to fussing in front of the mirror and say hello to quick and easy styles.

Double plaits

Don’t underestimate the styling benefits of simple double braids. Take this old school classic to the next level and embrace a cool, carefree style.

Here’s how to create double plaits 

1. Create a centre parting 

2. Take one side and separate it into three sections 

3. Begin to plait 

4. Secure the ends 

5. Repeat on the other side  

6. Finish with a mist of product

step 1: Create a centre parting 
Use the ghd tail comb to create a centre parting.

step 2: Take one side and separate it into three sections 
Pick up one of your sections and split it into three equal parts. 

step 3: Begin to plait 
Use a traditional three strand technique to create your braid. Cross one of the outer sections over the middle, so it becomes the middle piece. Then, take the other outer section and cross it over this new middle piece. Repeat this until you come to the ends of your hair. 

Tip: Achieve that coveted carefree style and start your plait around your jawline. Try not to plait too tightly and embrace those rebellious flyaways for a touch of boho glamour.  

step 4: Secure the ends 
Use a hair tie to keep your finished plait in place.  

step 5: Repeat on the other side 
Take the other half of your hair and repeat steps 2-4. 

step 6: Finish with a mist of product 
Once you have two plaits, keep every hair in place and generously spray your locks with ghd final fix hairspray.  

Products used: ghd tail comb, ghd final fix hairspray.

Tousled volume pony

Effortlessly cool and easy to create, this look has long secured its name as a must know easy hairstyles for long hair. Packing volume, texture and sass into a simple updo is the perfect recipe for styling success.

Here’s how to get a tousled volume pony 

1. Prep your hair with product

2. Take a small section of hair

3. Create waves

4. Repeat throughout your locks

5. Add volume to your roots

6. Sweep your hair into a high ponytail

7. Lock in the style with product

step 1: Prep your hair with product 
On dry, clean hair generously spritz ghd curl hold spray throughout. 

step 2: Take a small section of hair 
Select a 1-2 inch section of your hair to begin styling. 

step 3: Create waves 
Wrap this section around the barrel of your ghd curve® classic wave wand. Hold it in place for 5-8 seconds to create defined waves. 

step 4: Repeat throughout your locks 
Go over steps 2 and 3 throughout your hair until you have a head full of waves. 

step 5: Add volume to your roots 
Spritz ghd root lift spray into your roots and gently backcomb to add a little extra volume and texture to the final look. 

step 6: Sweep you hair into a high pony 
Take all of your hair and pull it up into a high pony. Secure it in place with a hair tie.   

Tip: Add even more tousled texture to this style by using your fingers to gently tease the hair at the base of your ponytail.  

step 7: Lock in the style with product 
Keep your look in place all day long with a final mist of ghd final fix hairspray

Products used: ghd curl hold spray, ghd curve® classic wave wand, ghd root lift spray, ghd final fix hairspray

Twisted side braid

Simple elegance is paired with relaxed boho chic in this stunning updo for longer locks. It’s a combination you’ll love and an easy hairstyle for long hair that you can bring to life in no time.

Image: @domseeley

Here’s how to get a twisted side braid 

1. Create a deep side parting 

2. Take a one inch deep section from your parting

3. Twist this section away from your face

4. Pull more hair into your section

5. Pin your twist behind your ear

6. Bring the rest of your hair to one side

7. Separate it into three equal sections

8. Begin to plait

9. Continue until you reach the ends

step 1: Create a deep side parting 
Use the ghd tail comb to section off a deep side parting. 

step 2: Take a section from your parting 
On the thicker side of your parting, take a section of hair about 1 inch deep and 3 inches along your hairline. 

step 3: Twist this section away from your face  
Once you have your section, slowly twist it up and away from your face until you have a strong twist. 

step 4: Pull more hair into your twist 
Continue to move down your hairline, pulling more hair into your section, twisting as you go.  

step 5: Pin your twist behind your ear 
Keep going until your twist goes from your parting to behind your ear. At this point, use pins to hold it in place, ensure the hair pins are concealed within your hair. 

step 6: Bring the rest of your hair to one side 
Take all of your hair and move it to the side where your twist ends.  

step 7: Separate it into three equal sections 
Split your hair into three sections. 

step 8: Begin to plait 
Start your plait by taking the three sections you’ve created and crossing an outer section over the middle. Then take the other outer section and place it over this new middle section.

step 9: Continue until you reach the ends 
Repeat the process in step 8 until you come to the ends of your hair, then secure the plait in place with a hair tie.  

Tip: Amp up the romance in your final look by gently loosening a few strands of your plait.   

Products used: ghd tail comb


Finding the time for stunning styling every day can be tough.  With our guide to easy hairstyles for long hair, you can achieve A+ looks without heaps of effort. No more sacrificing your beauty sleep or spending hours creating a look - these simple styles for longer tresses will have you out of the house with salon-worthy results in no time

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