Long hairstyles offer plenty of styling options, from the power of a sleek straight style to romantic waves and texture. From classic bobs to contemporary shags, there’s something for every woman’s taste. And, the options for styling long hair are endless. Whether you prefer an up-do, half-up-do, or leave it down, you’re sure to find a hairstyle to fit every occasion.
Voluminous Half-Up Ponytail
For a night out or a fancy event, give your long locks a touch of volume with a half-up ponytail. Start by curling a few sections at the crown with a medium-sized curling iron. Create the half-up look by gathering your curls and tying them into a mid-level ponytail. Brush out the remaining sections to create a more relaxed look, then pin back any face-framing pieces with small bobby pins.
Sleek and Straight
Nothing looks quite as polished as a sleek and straight style. For a modern sleek look, apply a heat protectant product with the intention of keeping your hair healthy to prevent split-ends that can come from too much heat exposure. Using a flat iron on the hottest setting, slowly pass it over the length of your hair, drawing it downward. To add a glossy finish, use a hairspray to hold your style.
Romantic and Beachy
Look like you just stepped out of the ocean waves with sandy beachy waves. For a classic beachy look, start off with a deep side part, then take small sections and twist them in alternating directions around a 1” curling wand for a loose, natural texture. Complete the look with a flexible hold hairspray for long-lasting results.
If you’re looking for a style that is more effortless and playful, braids are hard to beat. Try a side braid with a touch of volume at the crown and just enough looseness and texture to keep it from looking too slick. If a side braid isn’t quite you, try a waterfall braid or a sophisticated French braid.
Who says bob haircuts are for short hair only? For a modern take on the classic bob, part your hair slightly off-center and curl in with a 1” iron. Emulate the classic cut by tucking the front sections behind your ears and securing with a bobby pin. Use a lightweight hairspray to hold the style.
For an edgier look, try a shorter, piecey shag. Start by chopping in layers at the crown for lift and