Well, aren’t we all looking for some change in this time of the pandemic? With the lockdown, restrictions, and several new rules in place, it sometimes becomes hard to feel positive and motivated to enjoy what life has to offer. With 2021 being the stay-at-home year with us growing our hair out and the salons closed, people are finding themselves with long hair, and in need of long hairstyle inspiration for all hair types, and textures.
Changing the way long hair is cut, shaped, or simply just styled is often enough to get the ball rolling and make yourself feel refreshed and ready again!
We are here to tell you 20 oh-so-awesome long hairstyles that you can adopt if you have long hair.
While long hair presents endless possibilities when it comes to hairstyles, one big challenge with that is it can look pretty one-dimensional and bulky. That’s where waves step in. Curling wand is nothing less than a magic wand that can give texture to your hair by making bombshell waves and soft curls for more depth, especially if you have long layered hair.
The best thing about braids is they not only look great on long hair, but on medium and short hair as well! Our favourite pick is the french braid that looks flattering and elegant at the same time. You don’t need to keep it tidy with every strand in its place. Just divide your hair at the back into two or three parts and twirl one part through the other alternatively. If done right, this messy look would look equally sassy!
If you have naturally straight or wavy hair, this might be a good time to try something new and go all the way curly. Curls look uber cute when particularly done on long hair. Just keep in mind that you have to keep them frizz-free and use the hair products that your salon advises you to use for long curly hair. It’s also important to keep your hair moisturised and conditioned.
The updo for long hair can be your go-to option when attending a cocktail party or simply going out for a date night. Not only is it easy, it looks classy as well. The best day to do this is the day after you wash your hair, or just apply some hair spray to keep the stray strands in place. Like most hairstyles, the long hair updo works best when kept a little messy, with a couple of strands framing your face.
Remember Ruby Rose’s long hair back in 2008? Yes, she rocked a super cute fringe that year that you can achieve as well. We hear you, this is a tricky one and doesn’t feel ‘safe’ enough to try. But you can definitely give long hair bangs a try at a good, reliable salon, if there’s one open near you. Don’t hesitate to ask your hairdresser about what kind of bangs would suit you and your face shape. They would definitely have some tips and tricks up their sleeve.
If you ask us, side Fish Tail plaits are an amazing choice, making you look chic and stylish. You can wear this hairdo at family get-togethers or even at parties with friends. You can try this on your own; you just need a mirror. The advantage that this style of plaiting has is you have more control on your hands while doing it, when compared to that of back plaiting.
This dramatic hairdo is for the bold and the beautiful. If your hair has a good volume, then you can definitely use the right products to achieve this slicked-back look. This hairstyle for long hair attracts attention to your facial features. You can use bold, long earrings to balance out this hairstyle.
These old-time curls are a classic and look gorgeous when done right. Curl your tresses with a medium barrel curling iron then pin them up to set them. You can open them after at least half an hour, then hold them in place with a hair spray.
This is definitely one of the classics. Naturally blonde or not, you can definitely give long blonde balayage hair a shot. You don’t have to go drastically platinum, rather ash tones with subtle pink highlights. This hairstyle needs to be maintained more with regular recoloring and toning. The balayage technique is a safer route with darker-toned roots melded with the lighter tones towards the ends.
Don’t we all adore Anna’s curtain bangs in 50 Shades of Grey? If you want to go the safer route when it comes to fringe for long hair, then a great choice would be curtain bangs for long hair. Instead of a drastic, chopped look that the fringe gives, long curtain bangs give a softer look, with a fringe parted at the centre. This is a great choice if you have a longer face shape as the vertical bangs will make your face appear almost half as long. The long hair with bangs also frames your face and balances it out.
If you want to get a haircut but don’t want to part ways with your gorgeous long hair, then a long layered hairstyle is just for you. You can get a long haircut if you have thin hair to create more volume, and you can get it if you have thick hair as well, to give more depth, bounce, and texture. If your face is oval shaped, then soft layers would suit you better, and if you have a square or diamond-shaped face, then go for long layers that frame your face.
Unlike the classic bob, which suits only certain face shapes and poses the danger of making your face look like a box, long bob or the lob as it is known is a lovely haircut for long hair that compliments every face shape out there. Keep your hair straight and smooth for a chic look, parted own the centre for round face shapes or with a side part for longer face types.
This hairstyle for long hair is ideal for women with warm or olive skin tones. It’s great even if you have a fair complexion, but do keep in mind that the black hair colour would create a contrast and accentuate any pale tones of your facial skin. How to know if dark brown or indeed black hair color is okay, ask your hair colorist or try a virtual hair color.
This is one of those hairstyles for long hair that is not meant to be kept messy. It has to be neat and sleek to work. It’s a good idea to add some highlights on your hair to add some texture. It’s also important to keep your tresses healthy with no split ends to achieve that perfect long straight hair.
The 50s hairstyle is as retro as you can possibly get. If you want to add a bit of drama to your hair or you have to attend some themed party, then this is an excellent long hairstyle. This adds a nice romantic flare to your look if done right. Part your hair off-centre and pin back a front section. This adds more volume and depth to your hair. Next, pin the side sections of your hair back and curl up the rest of your hair. There you have it! A nice hairstyle for long hair of the 50s retro era.
This hairdo for long hair is just exactly what it says. This long hairstyle is characterised by tight curls and coils. This should be your go-to hairstyle if you want something more dramatic than wispy waves but don’t want to go all the way curly.
This hairstyle is a lovely casual, no-fuss alternative to the french braid. For this, centre-part your hair and start plaiting it just half-way through it, keeping the first half the length from the roots loose and unplaited. It’s a pretty long hairdo and works great when kept a little messy.
Popularised by Kendall Jenner, this kind of ponytail is as sensational as a ponytail can get! For this, you divide your ponytail into smaller sections, and you secure each section with an elastic band, creating small, round sections. This hairstyle for long hair definitely makes a bold statement.
A well-known cousin of the updo, the side bun gives more of a feminine touch to your look. This is yet another hairstyle that looks better when messy. Just collect your hair at one side of your head rather than the back and secure it in a loose bun, leaving some strands loose at the sides of your face for drama.
Can we just say that this hairstyle is just way too cute? You can keep all of your hair in a high pony, or you can also adopt the high ponytail in a half-up, half-down fashion. This gives you a window to experiment and style your hair in more than one way. You can curl up the loose hair that’s not part of the pony to create an appealing look.
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long female haircuts and hairstyles for women can be best described as anything where
the hair is longer than the shoulder blades in varying lengths, textures, and layers.
Some long female hairstyles are mostly all the one length, while some others will have soft
layers through the front and sides, front top section, or bangs.
Long female hairstyles can suit anybody, and so age is not as important as other factors
such as lifestyle, available time, and most importantly of all, the condition of your hair.
Where the hair is dry, split, damaged by chemicals, or harsh physical elements, it must be
cut to save it and prevent it from getting worse. This along with saving valuable time is
generally the catalyst as to why females cut their hair shorter over time.
And so wearing a long female haircut should not be determined by one's age, rather it
should be one of the things considered together with other important factors such as
The benefits of having a long female haircut are numerous and include some of the
While medium and shorter hairstyles for females can also be very sexy, long hair
is synonymous with female femininity and has long been seen as sexy and
Whether it’s Bridget Bardo, a young Sophia Loren, Dianna Ross, Chloe Kardashian,
or Jennifer Lopez, can anybody argue that these females are not considered sexy?
Long layers can be very helpful on long hairstyles that can:
Long curly hairstyles are always in vogue, however lucky you because they are
making a comeback right now.
The weight that come from gravity pushing down on your long hair is the perfect way
to control otherwise unruly or over curly hair. On top of this, adding a few layers can
also help enhance specific attributes and really bring your curly hair to life.
Curtain bangs as the name suggestions are where bangs are cut into your hair
framing your face just the same way that curtains frame a window.
These bangs can be made to work on curly hair textures and long hairstyles.
The objective is to make sure that the rest of the hairstyle has been shaped to suit
your face shape so that the bangs work accordingly.
Yes, long female hairstyles are easy to manage particularly when your hair is all
the one length, can be tied back and pulled out of the way.
However the owners of long hair will tell you that a good hair routine of brushing
every day, and using the best haircare products is a critical element to keep long hair
looking great and feeling healthy.
Q: What are cute hairstyles for long hair?
Making long hairstyles cute all comes down to personalisation of the haircut, and then
Cute could mean adding straight across or curtain bangs to draw attention to your eye, or a
few face framing layers to lengthen or soften jawbones, down to undercut sides and back for
when hair is pulled up.
The only limit to creating cute long hairstyles is your imagination.
The long hair length is actually the most versatile and is also easier to modify to suit all of the
7 face shapes.
Side parts make long face shapes appear less long, while middle parts have the opposite
effect working well on round and heart face shapes.
Adding bangs can halve vertical length to suit long face shapes like oblong and diamond best,
while layers can soften broad jaw bones to suit square and triangular face shapes.
There is a long hairstyle out there for everybody, the trick is personalising small elements
that will suit your own face shape perfectly.
hair that sits just below the shoulders, preferably about two inches below is the perfect
length to put up, and also wear out.
Any hairstylists reading this will know and agree that many times the biggest problem with
hair that is very long, is the excess hair that needs to be hidden, or used camouflaged into
This can lead to an up style that won’t hold, or that is susceptible to wet or humid weather
Just below the shoulder hair is perfect to put up.
Always consider your hair texture first, what will it do when layers are cut into it, when
weight is taken away? Wavy and curly hair types will no doubt bounce up and appear even
curlier, while straight hair textures may need some special precision hair cutting.
The most important thing to consider is your face shape, what are you trying to hide or
The rule of thumb is to always aim for the most oval adjustment possible.
Lastly, always consider what home hair grooming, home haircare, and upkeeping
requirements will be.
The best advice is to find a few looks that you really can see yourself with, and then go
get some advice from your hairstylist to make sure that these will fork for your hair type, face
shape, attributes, time requirements, and personality.
The short answer is no because long hag haircuts should only be cut into straight or soft
wavy hair types.
The reason for this is due to techniques used to create shag cuts, razor cutting on ends,
mid-lengths, slicing, all to create wispy texture.
When these techniques are used on curlier hair types, it often results in frizzy, flyaway, fuzzy
strands that are almost impossible to smooth out, and last that way for any meaningful time.
Long hair undercuts are where the bottom and sometimes side sections of hair just above
the ears are cut shorter underneath long top layers.
The idea is to cut only enough shorter underneath so that when the hair is left down it is not
visible, but when pulled back or up becomes noticeable.
A simple haircut for long hair could be considered one where hair is cut to be all the one
length, straight across the back and into the sides.
When long straight hair is cut perfectly straight across this way, it will always look amazing
no matter what angle a person is sitting, standing, or walking.
YES, these tools are a great way to go one step further than simply selecting some new
long hairstyle looks on other people’s faces.
People with long hair should try changing the texture from straight to wavy or curly, or from
curly to straight. Trying bangs, face layers, flicks, shags, or various parts is also a good idea
for getting some hairstyle inspiration.