The Best Long Hairstyles for 2012 – 2013

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Find the most popular hair styles for long hair

There are so many different trendy hairstyles for 2012 -2013 , it is easy for any woman to find the perfect look that matches her style and works well with her hair type and the shape of her face. This year, almost anything goes, from beautiful curls to easy but elegant updos for a more dressed up look. For women with long hair, there are so many options available to choose from to allow a woman to always look her best, no matter what the occasion.

Loose Curls or Waves

Nina Dobrev Long Wavy Hairstyle
Nina Dobrev Latest Long Wavy Hairstyle

One of the hottest hair stylesseen on spring and summer runways as well as on the streets were loose curls or waves. Women with naturally wavy hair can achieve this look easily by adding mousse or other styling products and allowing their hair to air dry. Women who have straight hair can use large rollers or a large barrel curling iron to get this look. The key is to keep the waves loose and the style more casual than formal without looking sloppy. This hairstyle can be worn anywhere, even to the office or for a night out on the town.

Straight hair with lots of volumes

Straight hair with lots of volumes 2013
Popular long straight hair style

Another hot style for long hairthat has been popping up in 2012 is straight hair with lots of volume. The newest hairstyles aren’t stick straight. Plenty of volume and lots of movement is a look that graced many of the most popular runways. This look is easy to achieve and can be done by blow drying the hair upside down and using Velcro rollers to add lift and volume.

Chignons for long hair

2013 Chignons for Long hair
Classic Chignons for Long hair

For more formal occasions, chignons offer a lot of style this year. This updo is made more stylish by teasing the hair at the crown and securing the chignon at the nape of the neck. This lowered chignon offers a polished look without looking too stuffy. It is a great style to wear to weddings, for a date night, or anytime a woman wishes to have a more sophisticated and put together look.


An easy style for long hair is a ponytail. However, the casualness of this traditional look is turned up a notch for 2012 by adding hair accessories.

Easy ponytails for long hair
Side view of Ponytails

Hair at the crown can be teased to add volume before placing a headband (basic black or studded bands are popular this year) at the top of the head.

Hair colors for long hair

For those who are more daring, one style that looks very trendy on long hair is a shot of bright color. Adding bright highlights in colors such as purple or pink underneath tresses is a look that has been seen on fashion runways and all over Hollywood. Those who aren’t as committed to the look can opt for a clip-in extension in a wild color.

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Ahna O'Reilly Braided Hairstyle

For 2012, long hair has many different fashionable looks that can be easily performed right at home. These looks can transition from one place to the next easily, allowing a woman to always look fashionable and put together no matter where she is at.

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