Having long hair is one of many women’s biggest goals. Growing out long, healthy hair takes patience and care. The best thing about having long hair is that you can basically do anything you want with it. When you grow out your hair, you will find that you finally have enough hair to take advantage of almost any new trend or style.
Perfectly Long Hair Styles
1) Dark Curly Ombre
Barrel curls look incredibly natural on long hair. They are also ideal for showing off the ombre and dip dye trends. When you create beautiful waves, you can show off the contrast and colors in your ombre hair.
2) Body with Waves
You can see that it is really easy to create natural body in long hair when you add loose waves from the shoulder down. Long hair can often look thinner or flatter than it really is. Adding in some lightly tousled waves is a great way to bring your long hair to life.
3) Braided Ponytails
Braided ponytails are a style that incite serious hair envy. Ultra long hair provides enough length to get a great braid and pony without it looking too strained. You can even wrap your hair around the hair band to achieve and even more natural look.
4) Fishtail Ponytail Redux
This look includes the best of the braids. Combining the use of the fishtail brad and the traditional braid, the whole design culminates in a messy but put-together look that this year’s trends are so fond of.
5) Braids Undone
A braid is a classic look but a tight braid can look a little too polished for some styles. You can create a more casual braid by adding some volume at your roots and not striving to include every single strand of hair in the braid. Keep the braid loose at the top and create a relaxed look that is perfect for work and play.
6) Wavy Pony
When you have long hair, you can combine the use of three hairstyles at once. This look includes loose, casual braids to spice up a classic low ponytail. You can even add waves into the ponytail itself to give it a freshly undone but natural look.
7) Ultimate Messy Bun
Don’t limit yourself to keeping your flowing hair around your face. Pulling up long hair into a pile on top of your heard works incredibly well because unlike those with short hair, you do not have extra, shorter hairs floating around. A slightly messy bun is a great casual look that is incredibly easy to put together.
8) Natural Ponytail
This look is a great way to achieve the hair back look without having to submit to a regular ponytail. Its a great way to keep a bit of style in your hair with twists in the back and to keep your hair off your face without creating a completely casual look.
9) Micro Braids
Accentuate a long hair ponytail with a few small braids. Stemming from the top of your head and integrating them into your pony tail, you can create a fresh ponytail look that is easy enough for everyday.
10) Tight Curls
Long hair is perfect for long, tight curls because they fall loosely down your back. When you have shorter hair, they often bunch up around your face until they fall. But when you have long hair, they cascade down your back looking natural and free.
11) Dramatic Dip Dye
Long hair is perfect for a dramatic dip dye because it will take up a minimum amount of your hair length. It will also provide a little shock value if you have a traditional hair color. When you’re finished with the dip dye, you even have the luxury to chop it off.
12) Bohemian Curls
Long, flowing hair is perfect for creating a bohemian look. All you need to do is create an all over curl effect. It does not need to be calculated or pinned, you can create a free hand effect. To achieve a really retro look, pair the style with one of the 70s style headbands that have recently come back into fashion.
13) Perfect Ombre
Long hair is perfect for creating an ombre that is almost natural looking. When you have long hair, you have plenty of length to show off all of the beautiful shades included in the transition from brunette to blonde. It is a subtle but eye catching look that always requires a second glance.
14) Perfect Blonde
Long blonde hair is one of the most perfect kinds of styles. It is timeless, classic and incredibly versatile.
15) Bright Blue Accents
You add stylish and colorful accents to long hair by adding a burst of color to the ends of the strands. This has an incredible effect with layered hair. The accent is brighter than a dip dye and easier to change. It also creates a cool look when it is pulled up into a ponytail.
16) Messy Ponytail
Long hair is perfect slightly messy or off center hair dos. A controlled but messy ponytail provides a modern twist on a classic hairstyle. It is easy to do and leaves body in your hair.
17) Low Twist Ponytail
To pull you hair back without the sleek look, create a little bit of volume at the roots and then sweep your bangs back to create a loose, low ponytail with a twist. For an added twist, add some loose curl to the ponytail for a more playful look.
18) Voluminous Ponytail
19) High Contrast Ombre
While a classic ombre will see the color transition from the roots to the ends of your hair, you shouldn’t feel the need to make this trend uniform look. You can start the transition wherever you want within the strand to create an even higher contrast in color.
20) Lo-fi Red
Just because you want to take part in the deep red trend that is sweeping salons across the world doesn’t mean that you must dye your whole head red. For a twist, consider keeping your undergrowth blonde. You can show off the different colors when you create a ponytail. This look offers a twist on a classic phrase: ‘trendy in the front, classic in the back.’
21) Subtle Hues
If you’re not yet convinced that drastic color changes are right for you, you can still amplify your hair’s natural color when you opt for subtle hues. This classic ombre look shows off all the possible tones while remaining subdued. It achieves beauty with the perfect amount of versatility.
22) Loose French Braid
French braids are not just for gymnasts and dancers anymore. Now, you can create an alternative look to the french braid that remains true to the style but loose enough for daily wear. Braid your hair down the side of your head to show off the beautiful braid.
23) Fish Tail Braid
The fish tail braid was made for long hair. You should let your hair hang loose around your face when you are creating this look. You can also choose to braid it only half way down to take the style from mermaid to casual movie star.
24) Twisted Updo
Create the perfect date night look that is beautiful yet casual. Divide a handful of hair into three equal parts and twist them before securing them around the back of your head with pins. This is a beautiful way to breathe new life into an updo.
There’s a reason so many girls strive to grow long, healthy hair. It is perfect for styling and coloring. When you have long hair, you have enough hair to take part in all the latest trends. You can even use the extra length to add a creative twist to any hairstyle.