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.
Gwen Stefani wears her leather top and stylish sunglasses with a sleek and straight hairstyle during the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, July 22, 2012.
This cherry noir combination of black and plum tones is seriously enchanting. Both tones are just perfectly blended to achieve that fierce look with a bit of class and sass.
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Thick and wavy hair dyed with electric red highlights that are undeniably vivid. The contrast of colors is so powerful, it'll create a huge impact to your overall look.
Emancipate your inner fairy with this two-toned purple hairstyle. Two different shades of purple is used in this masterpiece: one is on the dark side while the other one is lighter. A little section of the hair is also braided for that extra feminine finish.
If you are into vibrant colors, try this bright banana ombre. This hairstyle is a ray of sunshine, it looks really playful and perky.
Long, straight hair separated into two tones; one side is in black, while the other is in platinum blonde. These tones, just like China's Yin Yang sign, showcase the interconnection of contrasting elements.
The woman has long hair with grunge waves, painted softly to achieve a raspberry ombre. This shade is more feminine than the other red or violet tones but it has an equally striking effect.
This wavy hair in a subtle caramel balayage looks as delightful as its name. Although the highlight are softy painted, the impact is still overflowing.
Long, thick hair in a copper ombre. The look is also incorporated with layers of different levels, making it extra voluminous.
Long, blonde hair in a textured ponytail secured with by twisting the side part of the hair. Although this style might look plain at first glance, it still gives a lot of impact to a woman's look because sometimes, simple is more.
The model sports her thick and curly hair into a beautifully textured bun incorporated with a black ribbon for extra style.
This one is called the Sunglasses Hairstyle for it resembles the effect on the hair when a pair of sunlasses is left on your head for a while. Pair it with a dramatic make-up and you'll look drop-dead gorgeous.
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.