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Hairstyle Tutorials for Long Hair

Updated on December 8, 2015
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Susan has a love for all things beautiful. She believes hair is a woman's crowning glory. Explore and enjoy these fun and simple tutorials.


Creative Hairstyles for Long Hair

The crowning glory of a woman is her hair. A woman's looks are enhanced by the way she chooses to style her hair. As women, we know that a smart hairstyle can change our mood, give us confidence, and make us feel beautiful.

In this article, you will find tutorials on creating unique hairstyles you can experiment with on your own hair. I hope you will enjoy these hairstyles and that they will spark your creative juices to think outside the box.

The tutorials I have included in this hub make creating a gorgeous hairstyle easy. I learn best by watching how someone does something. If you are a visual learner you will be amazed at how easy the instructions are to follow.

To view hairstyles and video instructions for girls, go here: Little Girl Hairstyles

If you do try any of these hairstyles, please leave me a comment, I would be delighted to hear how you liked creating and experiencing a new hairdo.

Hairstyle fit for a Bride

Romantic | Source

Romantic Hairstyle

I am a romantic at heart, so the hairstyles you will find included on this hub will be those which create a romantic look. I love when a woman is secure enough to accentuate her femininity by what she wears, the way she behaves and the style she chooses for her hair.

Has it been awhile since you've treated yourself to a new do? Take the challenge and watch a video on the hairdo that appeals to you. You'll be glad you did.

Carrie Underwood Grammy Inspired Hairstyle

This video demonstrates a reproduction of a celebrity hairdo worn by Carrie Underwood. Watch this hairdresser, sweet extensions, as she styles her own hair into a magical masterpiece. She uses extensions for this hairdo and dry shampoo for volume. Sit back and relax as you witness the magic happening. If you like this hair stylist, you may subscribe to her video series @ Sweet Extensions.

My personal opinion is that this hairdo would work best with thick and full hair - tell me - what do you think?

Thing you will need:

1. bobbypins

2. little elastic bands

3. a handheld mirror

4. a brush for teasing your hair and especially the root (if using extensions)

Let's Begin:

1. tease the roots of your hair

2. take a small section of hair on one side and pull lightly to the back - pin it

3. repeat on the other side and meet up and overlap on the other side in the middle back. If you have bangs go behind your bang for section allowing the bang to hang.

4. now start a row under the section completed by pulling a section from both sides and meeting up - overlap it in the middle at the back of your head.

5. the the hair that is left hanging in the back, divide it in two parts and begin twisting them.

6. use elastic to tie at the end of your braid like hair. Do not pull it all the way through when pulling through the elastic (see demo.)

7. take the braid like long hair and pull it up while twisting and tucking it into shape (see demo.)

8. cover elastic as you tuck and pin it as much as you can.

9. check it out with your mirror to direct the areas that need to be tucked and pinned.

10. grab you bangs and tease behind to create a smooth look. Notice how she uses her fingers to carefully sweep back her bangs to flatter the shape of her head. Spray lightly.

“Beauty isn’t in the crown, but in the heart that lies beneath it” Natureknockout

Casual or Dressey and Beautiful

Celebrity Hairstyles - Blake Lively

This video is a tutorial on creating a celebrity hairstyle The hairstyle featured is what Blake Lively wore at a recent red carpet event. It is so beautiful and versatile. It can be worn for everyday or add a necklace or broach to dress it up. Get ready because there's a whole lot of scrunching going on in this hairdo.

  1. Section from front of hair up … like; you are doing half up half down hairstyle. Pull over to side and leave your fringe out to be styled later. Secure it in a ponytail with a small band – clear would be ideal.
  2. Split the ponytail in half and pull half of it to the top of your head to keep it out of the way.
  3. With the other half Braid normally medium level of tauntness.\
  4. Bring the other half of the ponytail down and fishtail braid all the way down to the second section. There is a separate video on a fishtail braid if you need more instructions. Use really tiny pieces to overlap .. creates great look!
  5. Once finished secure braids on the top of your head.
  6. Create texture. If your hair scrunches, you can begin with scrunched hair or use a heat protestant for hair. Spray your hair before you scrunch.
  7. Use tiny amount of surf product and scrunch it through your hair.
  8. Take a 1” curling iron and wrap sections of hair around it. Keep picking up hair randomly around the head until it is all curled. You are going for rough waves not tight curls.
  9. Apply volumising hair spray and scrunch again.
  10. Now pull it apart to create a messy texture.
  11. Let braids down and pull your fringe (bangs) into the braids at the side of your head.
  12. continue to take a section of hair one at a time and pull it over and work it into the side so it is all on one side.
  13. Use a little more surf product warmed between fingers to loosen up the braids in order to create more volume and messy texture. Your hair will have a Bohemian casual kind of feel.
  14. Use your fingers to backcomb if you need a little more of a mess.
  15. Secure hair with a hairband


Vintage Bohemian Updo

Vintage Bohemian Hairstyle

3 Easy steps

Step 1: Texturize

For Thick or Curly Hair use a blow dryer with a diff-user attachment.

For Straight Hair: Use Hot rollers to texturize and make big loose bohemian curls. (Conair Ion Shine Instant Heat Hair Setter) Start wrapping hair closest to the head while wrapping the rest around … secure with a clip. Set for 5 minutes, wait 15 minutes then take them out

Step 2 Pony Up: Make 5 pony tails in a zig zag type pattern

1st Pony: Gather hair section on the far left of your head… secure at the nap of the neck.

2nd Pony: Gather hair next to 1st pony .. pull up about 2” from nap of neck and secure.

3rd Pony: Gather hair right in the middle and back down to the nape of the neck and secure.

4th Pony: Gather hair again, pull up 2” from nap of neck and secure

5th Pony: Gather final hair into pony at the nap of the neck and secure.

Lightly tug on the hair on top to loosen and create volume. (see video)

Step 3 Twist a Bun (use bobby pins)

Twist each ponytail in one direction

Wrap it into a bun going in the same direction, pin into place as needed

Very Cute!

Elegance in a Hairstyle


It's Your Day

Almost every girl dreams of her wedding day. When she finds her prince charming and he proposes to her she is set in motion to prepare for the Big Day.

The tutorial you will view below comes from a website that has pictures of many hairstyles with articles on bridal dress gowns, invitations, wedding showers, rings, wedding cakes and more resources for your big day. Click here:

Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles and Resources for your Wedding Day

Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles

Romantic Twisted Updo

For Thicker more vibrant hair take advantage of these supplements.

Romantic Updo

This You tube is set to relaxing and classy music with a beautiful model illustrating the Special techniques to create a Romantic twisted Updo. Now that you have flexed your finger muscles and learned how to create classy and creative hairstyles, sit back, enjoy the music as you view these lovely models with Side Braids. I think these hairstyles would be elegant and very dressy for Prom.

You should now be able to recreate these looks by using the techniques taught in this Hub and in the Hairstyles for Little Girls Hub.

Who knew hair could be styled in so many unique and creative ways? It truly is the crowning glory to a woman ... I hope you will experiment with these creative hairstyle instructions as you crown your head with glory!

Hairstyles for Little Girls

If you enjoyed this hub, I have put together another hub full of Creative Hairstyles for Little Girls. Although directed toward little girls hairstyles; many of the styles look lovely on women as well.

You are a woman, enjoy and enhance your beauty as you create interesting and sophisticated hairstyles.


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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Hi Audrey, I agree with you about the hairstyles being beautiful. Hair is the crowning glory to any woman. Hope you can try one of these.

      Thanks for stopping by today.



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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Beautiful hairstyles in this hub!

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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Hi Gypsy, I'm so happy to know that you are inspired to try one of these hair styles. Please let me know how it goes.

      It is so much fun to experiment with hair. It's amazing how you can drastically change your look with a curling iron, headband, blow dryer and Bobbi pins.

      Thanks for the feedback!



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      The Gypsy Writer 5 years ago

      I really liked your hub! I'm not much into hair, but after reading this I think I'll give one of the styles a shot.

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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      hongenert, Nice to meet you. I am so glad you like it.


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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Giselle, I am so happy you found inspiration for your hair in this hub. My hair is in-between too. I've inspired myself as well. ;)

      Thanks for the visit and the encouraging comment.



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      Giselle Maine 5 years ago

      These are helpful ideas for that special occasion (or just anytime!) I'm growing my hair for now, so these styles give some much-needed inspiration.

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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Nel, A girl after my own heart .. you like the romantic hairstyles too. It is fun to style ones hair differently every once in a while. Hair is important to women and it is amazing how much it affects us. A new do works wonders! :0)

      Thanks for the visit and for leaving your comment.



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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, this really made me want to get a new hairstyle. I think I have kept this one for years now! the romantic one was fabulous, thanks for the great ideas!

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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Hello Sista Skye, As a hairdresser your words carry weight. I think these hairstyles convey a slice of Heaven too. My daughter is very creative with hair. She is the inspiration for the two hubs I have written on Hairstyles.

      Thank you for taking the time to visit my hubs and for leaving your sweet heart here.

      You are an inspiration sweet Skye. Keep writing for His glory.

      Love and Hugs!


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      skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      mekenzie well well sista! Your hub flows in appeal and order. It must be in your genes girl. I am a hairstylist of many years. Working on leaving the business have not yet made the break. Waiting from the go from upstairs. I know you understand.

      Anyway I am bookmarking your hub for reference. It is truly lovely and I love the step by step with the pictures. Beautiful and awesome.The hair doos look like they came from a slice of heaven. Thank you for the beautiful work. Hugs to you

      In Christ Jesus love you sister.

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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Rolly, there is nothing to do with you .. you are perfect just the way you are.

      Love Ya Buddy!


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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Heh girl... well done now what can you do for me... I have just grown to tall for my hair is

      Hugs from Canada

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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Christy, I always appreciate it when someone helps me to be a better writer. Thanks again! :0)

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks Mekenzie for understanding that I was trying to help and not criticizing the great hub :) Also, what a great coincidence with your daughter's name! Thanks again for some great hair style ideas here.

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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Hi Christy, thank you for catching the error. I usually catch them myself as I proof but I didn't spend a lot of time proofing this one. I appreciate it!

      I really like ALL of these hairdo's. My youngest daughter's name is Christy too. She is very creative with her hair and with her girl's hair as well. Hair truly is the crowning beauty of a woman.

      Thanks for visiting and leaving your thoughts and help!



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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Good tips here and lots of variety! I especially like the Blake Lively hairdo steps. (Note, it's Lively not Lakely :))

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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Serious and Charlotte, Glad you enjoyed the hub. I hope you will try the hairstyles out. I always admired the girls who could style so beautifully too. My daughter Christy is one of them .. In high school she used to wear her hair in different styles every day. She has thick blonde hair and you can imagine how beautiful her hairstyles with braids looked. She's a mom of five now and it's not so easy to make time for herself ... though now her daughter's are blessed with adorable hairstyles created by mom. Thanks for dropping by for a read and comment.


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      Charlotte B Plum 5 years ago

      Wow I always admired girls who knew how to do their hair nicely. All i knew was how to tie mine into a ponytail! I enjoyed this hub =)

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      Serious hubber 5 years ago from Shanghai

      great hub!

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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      tiniewinnie - Welcome! Thank you, I am glad you like it.

      teaches, I think they are beautiful too - I, like you, have shorter hair - the possibilities are not as broad when we choose a shorter look. I will look into it though ... great suggestion. Thank you!


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      tiniewinne 5 years ago from world

      very good really like it

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You are so right, a woman's hair is her crowning glory. These styles are beautiful. Your instructions are very well written and I know that they are appreciated. Now, could you do one for short hair? Voted up!