Long hair, generally considered to be anything below shoulder length, is a style for that simply doesn’t get old.
From historical times up to today, long hair signifies beauty, femininity, and fashion. While long women’s hairstyles are always on trend, the look changes with time.
The “all natural” movement is big nowadays. From the foods we eat to the products we put on our bodies, even to the hair we have on our heads, people are getting in touch with nature.
Modern-day long hairstyles include a casual, messy and nonchalant look, creating that natural appeal.
The best part about long hairstyles for women is that there’s a lot of room to experiment with colors, styles, and cuts. Here are some on-trend long women’s hairstyles that you might want to try out.
This is our 2018 photo gallery featuring all kinds and colors and styles of long hairstyles for women. Includes long celebrity hairstyles.
Sophia Bush looking like a charming princess with her gorgeous upstyle incorporated with straight bangs. This look was worn at the White House Correspondents Dinner held last April 27, 2013.
During the 2015 Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala, Felicity Jones attended the in this nicely-done low bun with side-swept bangs.
The actress Sophia Bush with straight hair in dark copper tones, styled into a neat ponytail is seen at the 2012 Do Something Awards.
One way to exhibit a sophisticated-but-not-too-polished look is through the slicked back style. This look was worn by Felicity Jones during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival held last January 29, 2015.
Gabrielle Union's long waves are freely flaunted last October 10, 2013 at the Uptown Hotel, New York City.
The classy Felicity Jones is one of the crowd's favorite version of her. This elegant upstyle was worn last October 24, 2014 for the premiere of 'The Theory Of Everything'.
During the 2013 ESPY Awards, Gabrielle Union attended with her straight hair arranged into a neat and tight, sleek ponytail.
Lena Headey's side-swept curls are styled in an edgy way, with all the thick side bangs and volume. This look was worn last March 18, 2013 at the LA premiere of 'Game Of Thrones Season 3'.
Gabrielle Union attended LA premiere of 'Think Like a Man' last February 2012 in a messy updo incorporated with some wavy tendrils.
Sophia Bush looking prim and proper with a classic ponytail worn at the LA premiere of 'Total Recall' last August 1, 2012.
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An updo consisting of detailed rope braids starting from the bottom part, up to the tousled and curly top. This hairstyle is creatively donw with lots of details and texture.
Sophia Bush proved that an elegant finish can be achieved even with a messy hairstyle. This tousled ponytail of hers was worn at the LA premiere of 'This Means War', February 8, 2012.
Popular “Long” Galleries
While we feature literally hundreds of galleries, some of the more popular ones with long hair include:
- Long hairstyles with layers;
- Long hairstyles with bangs;
- Long hairstyles for round faces; and
- Haircuts for long, straight hair.
You can’t get much more natural than beach waves. The salt-strewn tresses create a carefree yet stylish look.
Here’s how to create gorgeous beach waves:
Spray your hair with a heat protectant
- Curl the hair with a wand or curling iron, leaving the ends straight,
- Tug on the coil to loosen it and prevent tight curls, and
- Once all of your hair is curled, spray with a texturizing or volumizing spray and break up the curls once more using your fingers
Who says you have to spend a day at the beach just to get beautiful waves?
If you want to create luscious, volume-rich locks, look no further than the soft curl.
For this look, you want to curl your hair in different directions and leave the ends uncurled to avoid tight ringlets. This will create that soft, natural look. Spray your hair with a flexible hold hairspray, then gently run your fingers through your hair, to loosen the curls.
Soft curls are elegant and classy, yet you can wear them either formally or casually.
Super High Messy Bun
Ever feel like just rolling out of bed, throwing your hair in a messy bun and leaving the house? Well, you can! Super high messy buns are totally in, and they’re totally cute!
Here’s how to create a grungy yet polished bun:
- Pull your hair into a loose ponytail as high as you’d like,
- Using another hair tie, create a loose bun, and
- You can use bobby pins to secure the bun and prevent it from flopping around
This style is simple, easy, and perfect for those lazy mornings.
Messy Side Braid
If you want a style that’s even easier than a messy bun, try a messy side braid.
Swoop your hair to one side, put it in a loose braid, then gently tug sections of the braid to loosen it up a bit. You might even want to pull a few pieces of hair out around your face to create an ultra-messy look.
Layered or One-Length Cuts
The type cut you get is just as important as the way you style it. Try a layered haircut to add volume and texture, or go for a chic one-length haircut. Layered cuts are perfect for those loose waves or curls, while one-length haircuts are great for those who like to wear straight hair.