Are you struggling to find beautiful hairstyles that will work with your long locks? Hair is our crowning glory and it can have a huge impact on other people’s impressions of us. It is best to keep it looking at its best always.
However, finding suitable styles to fit your needs can be tedious. Women with long hair have a lot of options when it comes to hairstyles. They can choose from a variety of styles, lengths, and colors.
But don’t lose hope! This article will look at the top 10 long hair styles that look great with any outfit. Keep reading!
- The Mermaid Look
Pulled up and teased to look like a mermaid, this style is often seen on television. The key is achieving an ocean-inspired texture similar to one after taking a dip in the sea waters and this style often comes with lots of colors or combinations. Though mermaid hair is best with light-colored hair, you can also use a dark color.
Celebrities used these styles often. Taye Diggs wore it at the MCC Teen Film Festival in 2012 as well as Jessica Alba at the People’s Choice Awards in 2007. Jennifer Lopez displayed it at the Grammys in 2014, and Beyoncé at the Grammy Awards in 2011.
- Messy Updo
This is a style that many people love to sport, even with their natural hair. Pull up and twist the hair into an elegant updo that looks beautiful with any outfit. A curler machine or hair plumping iron can add a little volume for a perfect messy updo.
Lady Gaga showed a few of this style at ‘The Fame Monster’ Red Carpet in 2009 while Jhene Aiko used it at the Billboard Music Awards in 2016. Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, and Kim Kardashian at the 2016 Met Gala.
- Large Messy Bun
This hairstyle is similar to a bun, but it is more messy and full of curls. This works well with respect to hair length. A messy bun involves twisting the hair into a large braid that looks beautiful on any skin tone.
A few examples of this were Beyoncé at the Grammy Awards in 2016 and Lorde at the Brit Awards in 2016. Likewise, Rita Ora wore it at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2012, and Lauren Jauregui at the American Music Awards in 2016.
- Loose Curly Twists
To create this look, pull your hair into a low ponytail at the back of your head. Then use a wide-tooth comb to create loose curls. The hair becomes voluminous but not full of body, so it looks great on any skin tone or if your hair is thick and long.
This was used by a lot of celebrities like Kirsten Dunst at the Notting Hill Arts Festival in 2011. Serena Williams also had this hairstyle at the 2015 Australian Open.
- Pinned Curly Twists
This style is the perfect way to add a playful flair to your outfit. To create this look, use a curling iron and leave out one or two sections of hair, depending on how long you want the twists.
Pin the remaining locks left out back into place for a neater finish. And then, wrap them around one another, pinning in some new pieces as you go. If you’re having difficulty keeping the twists in, try using a bobby pin or two.
- Low Ponytail
A low ponytail shows naturally hanging hair tied effortlessly just below the neckline. It uses a hair tie or rubber band to create a quick and easy updo both for ordinary or special occasions. It is therefore considered a quick fix of hairstyling.
Yet, this simple approach can showcase the beauty of any hair texture and match any outfit. Katy Perry in the 2015 Teen Choice Awards and Miley Cyrus at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards used this style.
- High Ponytail
A high ponytail is similar to a low ponytail, except that the hair is gathered and tied at the crowns of your head. This is a favorite among women with long hair and can be styled in many ways. Rihanna showed a few examples of this style at the 2017 Grammy Awards and the 2018 Met Gala.
- French Twist
A French twist is one of the popular long hair styles for women. You can do it by running your hands through your hair to create a “bed,” and lightly pulling it back with one hand. Gather the front of your hair into a ponytail with an elastic band or bobby pin and secure it in place.
Twist the ponytail toward the back of your head, wrapping it 3-4 times around until you reach ear level. Then take hold of both ends of the twisted section and tuck them gently over the twists at the back of your head. Let both ends hang over the edge of your head, down your neck, and back.
Don’t forget to secure the ends at the nape of your neck with bobby pins. Camila Cabello showed an example of this style at the 2017 American Music Awards.
- Braided Updo
A braided updo is often worn to formal occasions such as weddings and graduations. Secure the hair into several small tight braids, then twisted them together to form an updo. This style is also referred to as a “bun updo” or a “tight ’50s-style plait.”
The braided updo starts by folding hair into two sections and securing it with an elastic band. The two sections are then brushed forward and tied (or pinned in place) at the back of the head. This is then twisted around and clipped in place to form an updo.
- Waterfall Braid
A waterfall braid is a style where you pull the hair back into a side-parted, tight braid. The braid cascades over the opposite shoulder, resembling water falling into a pool. Waterfall braid also comes in different styles.
Trying These New Long Hair Styles
Having a long hair can be hard to maintain but it is also known for its versatility in having a lot of hair styles you can do with it. From classic styles to modern looks, there’s something for everyone. These long hair styles include the mermaid look, messy updo, large messy bun, pinned curly twists, low ponytail, high ponytail, french twist, braided updo, and waterfall braid.
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