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18 Glamorous Party Hairstyles for Long Hair (2024 Picks)

Are you getting tired of the same old hairdos? Don’t worry. There are plenty of party hairstyles for long hair that you haven’t tried yet! There are tons of straight locks, gorgeous curls, and glamorous updos you can experiment with.

You’ll need the help of your curling irons, hair creams, and other tools for these looks. The hard work will be worth it, though. You’ll be the center of attention once you’ve got your hair looking its best.


Simple and Snazzy Party Hairstyles for Long Hair

If you need style ideas, then stick around! There are lots of appealing ones below.

Straight and Simple Blonde Locks

party hairstyle with long blonde hair

They say blondes have the most fun. Wearing this hairstyle will ensure that’s true. It’s super simple to achieve.

The hair is straight and drawn over one shoulder. A center parting makes this minimalistic. It’s perfect for every outfit and any occasion.


Fishtail Braid with Low Bun

long braided updo hairstyle for party

Fishtail braids are among the most glamorous party hairstyles for long hair. They always look so complicated, but they’re pretty easy to do.

This braid goes from the center of the hairline to the back of the head. It ends in a large wrapped bun that secures your long hair very nicely.


Thick Tight Curls

party hairstyle with long curly perm hair

Big, bouncy curls with lots of volumes are so fun! And tight curls like this are perfect for a party. You can achieve this with a perm or with a thin curling wand.

Once the hair is curled, flip it over your head. Most of the locks hang on one side of the face to look extra voluminous.


Curly Ponytail with Bangs

party hairstyle for long hair with bangs

Here’s a look that’s a little more complex. The sides and tops are crimped, but the rest of the long hair is curly.

The sides are drawn back and secured. The back section of the hair cascades on top of them. The top of the hair has a little volume to it. Full but fine bangs complete the glamorous look.


Voluminous Half Up Wavy Style

half up party hairstyle for long hair

It’s nice to keep your long hair out of your face at a party. Here the sides are drawn back to create a half up look. This leaves the back free to cascade in elegant waves. There’s a lot of volume on top to ensure you stay the center of attention.


Twisted Top Bun

long hair bun style for party

If your long hair is hard to tame, put it in a bun. This makes it easy to deal with. You can make this bun look glamorous, as you can see here. If your hair is shorter, try these short party hairstyles.

It sits right on the crown of the head and is twisted around itself. That lets it form a chic, appealing shape.


Thick Brunette Waves

party hairstyle with long brunette hair

A brunette mahogany shade is incredibly eye-catching and creates a very shiny look. These dense waves help draw the eye further. They add a lot of volume and depth to the style. The side parting adds even more volume to it.


Sleek High Ponytail

party hairstyle with sleek long ponytail

High ponytails are incredibly simple, but they always look so sleek. They’re really elegant and glamorous when paired with the right party outfit.

Draw your long hair to the crown of your head and secure it with a black hair tie. Let the straight locks fall down your back.


Slicked Back Wet Look

party hairstyle with long wet hair

Consider a wet look if you’d like something dark and edgy. The wet hair look is trendy, making you look super sultry. It’s also easy to achieve. Slick your straight locks back, and generously apply gel and a glossing spray.


Simple Side Bun

long hair side bun for party

Do you want your hair to look casual? This look will work for that purpose. Gather the hair on top of the head and form a bun right in the middle.

However, ensure the bun is slight to the side to emphasize the casual look. Pull out a few strands to fall out of the bun and around your face.


Wavy Pigtails with Ribbons

long pigtails for birthday party

Sometimes you just want to look cute. Long, luscious pigtails will help you do that. The long hair is nice and wavy as it’s secured in these high pigtails. Adding ribbons to decorate long pigtails will make them perfect for occasions like a birthday party. 


Easy Curly Style for Black Women

party hairstyle for black women with long hair

Black and mixed-race women with type 3A hair will look great with this look. It’s also excellent for women with thinner type 3B hair. These curls are highly defined and shiny, but the hair isn’t particularly dense.


Pink and Blonde Space Buns

long hairstyle for party

Adding extra colors will create a wonderful long hair party hairstyle. Here some pink has been added to the blonde. The long locks are then put into twisted space buns high on the head. Long strands extend from the buns.


Elegant Updo with Twists

wedding party hairstyle for long hair

Hairstyles like this one are very elegant. This makes them great for weddings and other formal parties. The sides of the hair are twisted into the back. The back has several sections forming rounded shapes that make it appear complex and unique.


Vivid Red Locks with Loose Curls

formal party hairstyle with long red hair

Long red hair makes a statement on its own. It’s so vivid and eye-catching. It takes minimal styling to make it look great. Here it’s parted in the middle and falls straight until you get to the chin.

It begins to curl towards the ends, but it’s very loose. Some sections appear more wavy than curly.


Brunette Curls with Braids

party hairstyle with long curly hair

In the 2000s, it was trendy to have braids wrapped around your forehead. This style brings that back into fashion.

The sleekness of the top of the hair is an excellent contrast to the rest of the brunette curls. The ends of the hair are blonde to help you stand out further.


Loose Fishtail Braid

party hairstyle with long fishtail braid

Fishtail braids for long hair are always delightful party hairstyles. You can shake it up and look more unique by making that braid very loose.

The braid starts around the shoulders. This adds a lot of fun and movement to the hair. It also helps it look casual.


Crown Braid for Straight Hair

party hairstyle with crown braid for long hair

You can look great with straight hair on its own, but adding a nice crown braid gives it more of a party vibe.  There are actually two very thick braids wrapped around the crown. The rest of the hair is loose and free.


Now you know how you’ll be styling your long hair next time you have an event to attend. These party hairstyles are versatile for long hair and will work for family dinners, cocktail parties, office celebrations, and more! 

You’re sure to be in the spotlight when you walk in with utmost confidence and fabulous hair. You’re in for the ultimate night out.

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MR System

Meet Jason Tyler, also known as MR System; with more than 22 years of experience, he is a skilled and passionate hair writer. He has a diverse background in both blogging and magazine writing, and initially gained expertise in hair styling by working with wigs for theater. He is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for working with real hair through his writing.