When I was a little child, I marveled at women who wore long hairstyles. There’s this alluring feel that comes with how long hair sways whenever the wind blows. This thrilled me as a child and I made a mental note to always wear long hairdos when adulthood came.
Thinking back, I can only help but wonder: What’s so special about long hairstyles that got a little girl promising herself to always wear them in adulthood?
Of course, every length of hair looks great. But the versatility that comes with long coiffures makes them more appealing.
These hairstyles give you enough room to restyle or play with colors and layers. Not to mention the attention it garners when the length approaches your waist.
So, whether you’re looking to get a new look for an event or you just feel like switching up your hairstyle, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, I’ll show you cute long hairstyles that will get anyone drooling once they look at you.
Let’s dive right into them.
What are Long Hairstyles?
As the name implies, this includes coiffures with lengths that extend beyond your shoulders down to your back or waist region. It involves the following hairstyles:
Types of Long Hairstyles
Straight Long Hair
This long hairstyle goes straight all the way to the back without waves or curls. It’s usually sleek and comes in any color.
Wavy Long Hairstyles
Wavy hair is thicker than straight hair. Its texture falls in between straight and curly hair as the strand features an ‘S’ shape with loose spirals that aren’t curly and aren’t straight.
This style is similar to wavy hair. It has loose ringlets, corkscrew curls, or tight spirals that bounce.
It’s a detailed hairstyle and this makes it a great choice for when you wanna make a statement with your hair.
Long Hairstyles with Bangs
This one has a fringe. The fringe could be light or heavy and you can part them to reveal tidbits of your forehead.
What’s more? You can always add bangs to your straight, wavy, or curly hair. It doesn’t matter the texture. And you can make the bangs layered (different lengths) or blunt if you want (same length).
Blunt-cut hairstyles have no layers. Instead, your hair maintains the same length all around.
In other words, a blunt cut is straight to the core without any ends longer than another.
Would this list be complete without the classic updo? I guess not.
To achieve a long ponytail, pull some, most, or all of your hair away from your face. Then gather and hold it at the back of your head with a hair tie or clip so it hangs freely behind.
Ponytail comes in different styles. It could be high, low, wavy, straight, braided, or even…
Half-up, half-down involves gathering and securing a part of your hair into a ponytail and allowing the rest to flow freely.
It’s a great coiffure that frames your face and adds more deets to your look.
Long African Braids
African braids are cute hairstyles different from the norm of weaves. They include cornrow braids, Fulani braids, Senegalese twists, Shuku hairstyles, Ghana weaving, butterfly braids, etc.
You can alweays wear a braided long hairstyle of any length and color of your choice. Just pick the right hair extension and you’ll be good to go.
How to Style Long Hairstyles
You don’t have to carry your long hair one way every day. Switch it up by using any of these suggestions:
Color your hair
If your hair has been black all your life, try blonde, brunette, red, green, or any bold color that suits your style.
You can even go for an ombre or rainbow match so you turn heads when you turn up.
Wear Hair Accessories
Accessories have their way of dignifying and magnifying your looks.
So, when things get boring, use a scrunchie to secure your hair into a ponytail, add hair clips, wear headwear, or use a headband to do some magic.
Wear it into a Bun or Donut
Furthermore, you can also restyle your long hairstyle into a bun or donut. This helps to keep the hair off your face while still looking beautiful.
To add more details to this style, leave a few strands of hair or one or two braids to dangle by the side.
But if you don’t want any of the above options, just…
Let Your Long Hair Flow
Imagine you’re standing by the beach and then the wind blows. Picture how your hair would dance around your back and move to your face.
Wouldn’t that be a great sight to behold while you stand tall in your bikini?
When you don’t wanna use any of the style tips for your long hairstyle, just let it flow. The loose, free ends add some kind of alluring deets to your look; the kind you only find on divas.
Now that you know how to style your long hair, scroll down to feast your eyes on more long hairstyles.
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