Transform last-minute buns and rushed ponytails into enviable runway styles. Inject gorgeous glamour into your look with these updo hairstyles for long hair.  

Irresistible hair is always on the cards when you have a mane of lengthy locks. Whatever your individual style, find a way to express yourself with these long hair updos.

Complete with contemporary twists on the classics, polished ponytails and boho buns - the world of modern updos for long hair is full of versatility.

Get ready to refresh your updo game. Pull up your locks, take your tresses off your shoulders and into one of these gorgeous updos for long hair. 



Simplicity is the key to effortless glamour and this elegant style epitomises that beauty rule. Twist your long locks into a low rolled bun for a chic addition to your updo repertoire. Sitting at the nape of the neck, this look exudes luxe vibes and is the perfect hairstyle for your next cocktail party.

Tip: Avoid flyaways by prepping damp hair with ghd straight and smooth spray before blow-drying and styling.


Ballerina bun

Opt for a bun when in a styling squeeze and revitalise your long tresses with an immaculate ballerina version. Timeless and elegant, this updo for long hair is not only chic, but adaptable to every occasion, making it a go-to for day or night. Wear it high on your crown or low at the nape of your neck - either way you’ll tick all the styling boxes.

Tip: Brush your hair with the ghd oval dressing brush before you style for a smoothed out effect. 


side chignon

Sweep your hair down to the neck for a sophisticated updo for long hair. Your lengthy locks will lend volume and texture to this fashion favourite. As the new go-to for every big event and party, you’re guaranteed to look and feel the part with a gorgeous side chignon.

Tip: Before you sweep your hair up, create subtle curls with the ghd curve® soft curl tong


high ponytail

Simple, elegant and a staple updo for long hair, a high ponytail is every girl’s trusty go-to. If you’re short on time but don’t want to compromise on style, this is the look for you. Wear it sleek and smooth or muss it up with tousled locks for a laidback twist – the high pony is packed with versatility.

Tip: For a flawless, poker-straight version of this style, use the ghd platinum® styler to eliminate kinks.


fishtail halo

Add an easy boost of heavenly romance to those lengthy locks with a fishtail halo braid. Long hair is ideal for this intricately woven plait and will help to create otherworldly beauty in this long hair updo. Go for ethereal charm and include a few carefully crafted tousled strands to frame your face. 

curly mohawk

Maximise your attitude and rock out with this cool modern twist on a classic punk style. Perfect for long hair, this updo features big luxe curls on top, creating an edgy look that’ll bring something new and exciting to your styling game. Eye-catching and loaded with sass, embrace the modern glamour of a curly mohawk.

Tip: Prep damp hair with ghd curl hold spray to give this statement look staying power


messy low bun

This look is all about easy elegance. A low bun creates sophistication, while twisting tendrils add a soft bohemian touch. Create loose waves before you pull your hair up into a bun, then gently tease out a few strands for that perfectly undone style. 

the french twist

Achieve sleek refinement in your long hair with a stunning French twist. Simple, easy to create and totally sophisticated, this look epitomises flawless style. Add it to your list of updo hairstyles for long hair and get ready to turn heads, whether you’re going for daytime chic or evening allure.

Tip: Mist your locks with ghd final shine spray for a shimmering finish.


knotted bun

Hit refresh on your updo and include elaborate movement with a knotted bun. You don’t need to be a stylist to recreate this intricate updo. Work with super straight locks before sweeping hair up to avoid flyaways and to keep those knots tight.