The prettiest and easiest hairstyles for long hair 2021

Take your hair game to the next level with these fresh and flawless hairstyles for long hair!

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Sometimes, we can all find ourselves in a little bit of a hair slump. We get tired of doing the same old thing every day and need to spice up our hair game.

Never fear! At Finder, we've got you covered. We've gathered all the hottest hair looks on the Internet to serve you up some real hair inspiration. Not only that but we're going to tell you exactly how to achieve the look on your very own head of hair.

Whether you're looking into hair extensions or just want some more insights on styling long hair, this is the guide for you.

For more hair-related content, you can also check out our guide on round face hairstyles.

1. The dead straight look

Let's start off with a fan favourite. Straight hair is such a popular hairstyle for three very good reasons: it's sleek, it's simple and it always looks good.

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2. The low ponytail

This is the perfect hairstyle if you need to get ready quickly!

If you like the messy look, pull your hair back with your fingers rather than a brush. Use hairspray to hold your hair in place and ensure it doesn't drop. It won't make it feel crunchy either.

Voila! You've got a gorgeous ponytail.

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3. The big glam curl look

Easily one of our favourite hairstyles for long hair is the big glam curl look!

Not only are these curls super easy to achieve but they look fabulous. All you need is a curling wand with a thick barrel.

The trick to getting nice voluminous curls is to wind them alternate ways so that they don't all blend into one curl. Also don't forget to use hairspray to make sure your curls don't drop!

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4. French braids

Maybe one of the trickier styles to achieve but you can't go past a stunning set of braids!

There are a number of YouTube videos on how to do braids and really, it's just a case of practice makes perfect. If we had one tip we would say that sometimes a mirror makes things more confusing and learning to do it by feel can be a bit easier.

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5. The half up, half down

This style is great for any occasion. If you're one of those people who likes to wear your hair out but also hates having it on your face then this style is fail-safe.

Whether you want to wear your hair curly or straight, both work with this hairstyle. To recreate this look we'd suggest a curling wand with a medium-size barrel.

Another helpful hint is using two hair ties or a very thick hair band to make the ponytail on the top pop up higher.

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6. The super small curl look

These super small curls aren't for the faint-hearted but nonetheless they are fantastic!

They give you a cute but crazy look that's hard to compete with. To achieve this look you would want to use a thin curling wand in order to create small, tight curls that won't drop. Again, if you want a nice thick look then alternate the direction of your curls so that they don't blend into one another.

You can also use a texturising spray or dry shampoo to keep a voluminous and carefree look.

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7. The high ponytail

Of course we can't go past a high ponytail. And we love the trend of keeping some parts of your hair out for a super carefree look.

Plus, this is the perfect hairstyle for when your hair is coming out of previous curls. You can even dress it up with a pretty hair scarf.

The best thing about a high ponytail is that it is super versatile and works for both night or day. Check out other hair accessories to take your ponytail game to the next level!

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8. The top knot

Another style that is super easy yet looks like perfection!

It may take a few tries to get your bun secured in the way you like but once it is then you're set! You can achieve this messy and totally festival-approved style with texturising spray and dry shampoo.

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9. The blow-dry

If you're after something subtle that will still knock them off their feet then a simple blow-dry will do the trick.

It's not too over the top, looks completely effortless and is still beautiful. Use a hairdryer to achieve this hairstyle, and grab some shine spray to keep your hair looking glossy and healthy all day long.

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10. The beach waves look

Last but definitely not least has to be the beach waves hairstyle.

We can't all look like we are fresh off the beach every day but you can perfect your beach waves look in your own bathroom with a medium thickness curling wand. Only curl your hair for a few seconds before releasing so the curls aren't too tight – you want them loose and wavy.

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