Are you bored of the same old hairstyle? If you have found yourself in a styling rut lately, then these hairstyles for long hair will give you some inspiration for how to put a spring back into your locks and earn yourself new styling points.
Sometimes having really long hair can become such an effort to style and therefore, we become too comfortable with our day-to-day hairstyle that we forget that there are other ways we can tie up our hair or show off our lengthy-locks, without taking up too much time out of our morning routine. What with endless ways to style your hair, we thought we’d suggest a few hairstyles for long hair to give a try this week, so here goes...
Plaiting your long locks into a side braid is the easiest way to switch up your hairstyle. Although we’re partial to braids anyway (we’re slightly obsessed), we think the side braid is a great option for hair styling novices to start off with. And, if it’s good enough for Miss O.P, then it’s more than good enough for you, too!
Classic Centre Parting
You only have to look at Cara Delevingne’s hair to see why classic centre partings work so well as a hairstyle for long hair. It’s the chicest and easiest way of updating your hair and requires minimum effort (if none at all) to style. Simply part your hair into the centre and let your long locks hang down and voila- you’re good to go!
Ponytails are one of the easiest hairstyles to achieve, but did you know that there are different ways to style your pony? Whether you choose a catwalk approved, sleek ponytail, as seen at Alexander Wang AW’13, or opt for a ‘90s high ponytail like Poppy Delevingne’s, you can change up your look just by playing around with the height and texture of your ponytail.
Super Sized Curls
OK, so this might not be the most easiest of hairstyles for long hair girls, but it’s definitely one of the most exciting and boldest of our suggestions! We loved the big curls at Marc by marc Jacobs’ AW’13 show, and we think it’s a great hairstyle to take you out of your comfort zone. To get the look yourselves, use heated rollers in your hair as this will cut down on styling time and get you those big, voluptuous curls. FYI, TheO Pod heats up rollers in a matter of seconds!
Mermaid waves are a big trend for spring/summer 2014 so it’s only apt that they make their way into our hairstyles for long hair recommendations, too. Besides being the appropriate hairstyle for spring, these nonchalant curls are really easy to create. All you need to do is tousle random pieces of hair with a curling iron (preferably the Babyliss Pro Curling Tongs). You can follow our hair tutorial on how to get mermaid waves here.
Here at Dirty Looks, we love our braids but there are a couple of braided hairstyles that are only viable if you have long hair- for example, the milkbraid. We think the milkbraid is a pretty alternative to the standard top knot we can’t seem to get away from (we’re guilty ourselves) and still does a good job of keeping our hair out of the way for the rest of the day as our favourite bun does. Although the milkbraid does require a bit more time and effort, along with mastering the braiding technique, we promise you the prettiness and intricacy of the braid is well worth getting up that extra bit early for!
With these suggestions for hairstyles for long hair, you’ll be out of that styling rut in no time! Which hairstyle will you be taking on first?