You might have hated science back in school, but you sure will love the latest Instagram hair trend. If you are obsessing over every single braid style that comes up, get ready to be blown away. The DNA braids are one of the summer’s most genius hairstyles you should try right away.
Every trendy girl needs a hairstyle that matches the occasion. So when you’re heading to the beach soon, you definitely want to rock a chic hairstyle. Braids, buns and cool ponytails are just a part of the hairdos you can experiment with. Don’t forget to add accessories. Take a look at the styles below to get some extra inspo.
This is the coolest fishtail braid we’ve ever seen. Once you finish braiding, just mess it up to give it some extra volume. You can always add a tie or a bandana to make things more interesting.
Regardless the cold temperatures outside we can’t resist to share the hottest spring/summer hair trends. Since is all about the ’80s this year, get ready for insane volume. No worries, you won’t witness a comeback of the craziest hairstyles, but the biggest inspiration behind 2018’s trendiest hairstyles comes from that decade. Teasing your hair is something you’ll most certainly do in 2018, but not to the degree where your hair is ridicously messy. In 2018 we are about to learn how to get polished looks with the ’80s on mind. We asked pros from the chicest French hair salons Maximilien Coiffure to give us an idea on how to pull off Va Va volume in a refined way. So, here is a close look at their chic hair ideas for spring/summer 2018.
Long, Layered & Voluminous
Don’t wait for the wind to play up your hair, do it yourself! Forget about definition and perfection and embrace texture instead. Make sure you don’t overly tease your hair and end up with a hot mess instead of hot hairstyle.
Jumbo Braid & Messy Curls
You could easily take the hairstyle from above in another fun direction by further defining the curls and adding a giant braid around your head. This is the hairstyle you’d want to take from Coachella to a summer wedding. The braided headband is all about bohemian romance spiced up with frizzy voluminous curls.
Take a Side
The side swept hairstyles are red carpet staples. The Old Hollywood waves with side parting have been around forever, so Maximilien Coiffure decided to reinvent this hairstyle. The big sexy untamed curls allow you to freely run your fingers through your hair and add more volume whenever you feel like you need a boost.
The banana bun popularized by the infamous Grace Kelly is alive and well in 2018. Maximilien Coiffure suggests a relaxed version of it for the hot summer days.
If you need a touch of formality in your hairstyle you can always rely on the low bun. Getting your hair on point in the morning has some serious advantages. There is no need to turn down an invitation for a cocktail after work when you have your hair styled in such a chic and polished way.
Classic Side Braid
In summer 2018 side braids aren’t exclusive to school girls. Depending on the thickness of your hair and the occasion you can wear it relaxed and voluminous or a bit tighter. For sipping cocktails at the beach, a voluminous messy braid will complete your beach style with an Instagram-worthy touch. For all your busy days at work, the tight side braid is here to brighten up your formal attire.
Polished Side Ponytail
This reinvented side pony is all about business. To preserve the minimalistic and sophisticated aesthetic of this hairstyle stay away from hair accessories. Just a thin strand of hair around the hair tie is enough to finish off this look with style.
Hair: Maximilien Coiffure
Artistic Director: Christine Margossian
Photographer: Bruno Estatoff
Makeup: Valérie Dumond
Stylist: Sarah Diallo
Each day we are in the need of a new idea to upgrade our hairstyle. Ponytails, curls, and updos can become very boring, especially for ladies who love change. If you are already fed up with the same hairstyles over and over again, you should think about implementing new looks. If your hair is not on point, your whole appearance can feel a bit off. That is why every single woman should dare to experiment with hairstyles. Half-up half-down dos are a great way to bring freshness to your everyday life.
In cases where you can’t decide whether you want your hair in a ponytail or in loose curls, you can combine both. You can have it all with only one hairstyle. And these are not just hairstyles that you can flaunt only for casual occasions. Half-up half-down looks can also be glamorous and appropriate for special events. It all depends on how you do them.
When you want to put your hair up but don’t have an idea in your mind, just do a messy half-bun. Buns are one of the trends that go from red carpets to office life. These days, beauty bloggers get amazingly innovative ideas. Braids are the best way to upgrade your hairstyle, especially if you are opting for an eye-catching look. During this festive season, you can also find many accessories that will be a great addition to your do.
Even a simple half-up style can do a lot of justice to your hair. You can do this on every hair length. Even if you decided to chop off your long locks and rock a short bob, don’t despair. When your hair simply doesn’t want to collaborate, take one half of it and pin it back. There are also times when you just didn’t get a chance to wash your hair, and now it doesn’t look right. The easiest solution is a high half-topknot with messy waves with the other half of your hair.
Check out these gorgeous winter half-up half-down dos that you can copy for the party season. You will find all the perfect hairstyles that you need for different occasions. It doesn’t matter if it’s a New Year’s Eve party or a fancy dinner, we made sure to find plenty of great looks.
Glamorous curly hairstyles have been around since way back. They date from the 1920s when ladies started going crazy over Marcel curls. Throughout the time women found many different gorgeous ways to style their hair in curls. During the last few years, there is one trend that is here to stay. Many celebrities started rocking the chic beach waves. But in spite of the popularity of this hairstyle, the Hollywood glam curls are still the trendiest hairstyle to flaunt for a special occasion.
There are choices for everyone. If you are rocking a short bob or lob, you can always style it in neat pin curls. Also, curly updos will upgrade your hairstyle. For the ladies who have long hair, there are even more options. Each decade from the past brought different trends. For example, the 80s were all about voluminous curly looks. We are lucky enough to say that in 2017, you can flaunt any look you like.
Blake Lively is well known for her gorgeous long blonde hair. The actress uses every chance she has to impress us with her sleek, flawless hairstyles. And as you could guess, retro waves are her favorite. Blake sure knows how to pull off many different variations of the Hollywood glamorous dos. We’ve seen her flaunt tiny voluminous curls and shiny pin waves. Thanks to her, any hairstyle can look amazing. So Lively is the ideal inspiration for sophisticated, old-style manes.
There are several different types of retro curly hairstyles that you can copy. All of them are equally popular and appealing. If you are opting for a classy do, then you should go with gorgeous pin waves that look stunning. It is the most elegant hairdo of all. This classy mane will upgrade your look for a special occasion. Plus, it will perfectly compliment your long gown and fierce makeup. Another great idea is to rock oversized bouncy rings. This is a voluminous look reserved for the bold. It can be a great addition to your appearance at many different events. Jourdan Dunn and Vanessa Hudgens are the two celebrities that chose this fierce do and pulled it off like pros.
Take a cue from famous celebrities such as Shay Mitchell, Zendaya, Taylor Hill and more on how to transform your ordinary hairstyle into a glamorous retro do. The old Hollywood glam is always a great idea, no matter the occasion. Here is some inspiration for that and other curly hairstyles.
It is officially summer wedding season. Choosing the right dress can be hard, but finding a cool and unique hairstyle can be even harder. Whether you have short or long hair, you can take a look at these celebrity hairstyles to get some inspiration for the summer wedding season.
The Elegant Half-Updo
It doesn’t matter if you are the bride, a bridesmaid, or just a guest, this beautiful hairstyle will instantly bring you into the spotlight.
Want to spice up your long hair a little bit? Do you feel like it’s gotten boring, or starting to sit a little flat? Long layered haircuts are an excellent choice to bring volume, and to change things up without necessarily going short. Layered haircuts and hairstyles for long hair are perfection – they work so well with trendy hair colors and balayages, and they are blissfully easy to style.
Which of the Long Layered Haircuts Is Right for You?
There are a few excellent options for long layered haircuts, and the one you choose depends a little bit on your face shape, and a lot more about your style and preferences. Don’t worry; I’m here to break it all down for you!
Starting the layering just above the chin is the best choice for anyone who wants to highlight their features, or who feels like they need a bit of structure. The layers can also be swept aside, and provide a side-swept bang effect. This is the best layered haircut for anyone with a longer face shape. This can be a big change if you are transitioning from solidly straight hair, and it might not be the best choice for those with round faces.
Starting the layers below the chin or just above the shoulders, and letting them get progressively longer, portrays a gorgeous, and refreshing image. It is a very clean way of layering the hair, and it flatters everyone.
On the other hand, if you want to play with texture and volume, and want long layered hair that is a little more wild, then having shorter, shoulder-length layers all around the crown, to break up the monotony, is an excellent choice. This makes the hair look much thicker and fuller at the shoulder, and is super fun and interesting.
Last way of doing it is perfect if you are a little nervous about layering your hair. Keep the layers to the ends, so they can create interesting and voluminous ends, without ever taking away from your length.
What About Styling Layered Hair?
The beautiful thing about layered haircuts for long hair is that they play really well with almost all kinds of styling. Waves and curls are the go-to hairstyling choice for most long-haired babes these days, and they pair extremely well with all kinds of layers.
Straightening the hair can look extra edgy, and it is less forgiving if you haven’t had an excellent stylist cut your hair. However, if you are careful choosing your salon, you are 100% safe.
As far as updos go, long layered haircuts can make things a little more complicated. If the layers are small and subtle, reserved for the ends, it shouldn’t be an issue. Ditto for graduated layering – you can just brush the face-framing layers off to the side, or pin them.
However, a lot of the volume-building shoulder-length layers can make both ponytails and fancy updos difficult. Keep this in mind if you have a big occasion that will require an updo coming up.
Ideas for Long Layered Haircuts & Hairstyles
Do you think you know how you want your hair styled? Or maybe you would like a combination of a few different layers? Well, we’ve got more inspiration coming your way, with a ton of incredible pictures of long layered hairstyles!
1. Black Kissed by Auburn
In this long layered hair, the layers were kept to the bottom, allowing for the dark hair to flow beautifully. The textured layers at the ends were brought out thanks to a touch of auburn balayage.
2. Honey and Sunshine Layers
To perfectly frame the face without losing the long layered hair effect, layers were cut right above the shoulder near the front. Additional layers were done along the edges, and beautifully complemented the dark brown to platinum blonde gradient.
3. Lavender Layers
Nothing complements layered hairstyles for long hair better than gorgeous curls that make everything blend together seamlessly. In this style by Guy Tang, everything is amplified by the gorgeous lavender and silver dye job.
4. Painted Piecey Waves
Another way of doing layered haircuts for long hair is to gradually cut the layers so that from the front to the back there is a bit of an angle, like in this look. The layers are accentuated by a gorgeous ash blonde and platinum balayage, and piecey waves.
5. Queenly Layers
Richly dark hair can be made to seem even more lush and luxurious thanks to long layered hairstyles, like in this case. Shorter layers near the front add shape to the face, while longer layers along the sides and back create texture and interest.
6. A Touch of Copper Balayage
Layered haircuts for long hair work to amplify balayages, since both are techniques that create the appearance of volume in the hair. In this style, the shortest layers are still quite long, sitting just above the shoulders, and the copper balayage was interestingly kept off of the crown.
7. Long Blown Out Layers
One of the softer long layered hairstyles is achieved by blow-drying the layered ends of the hair outwards, so that most of the volume remains near the bottom. In this look, this styling cheekily shows off the warmer parts of the blonde balayage.
8. Mahogany Curls
Beautiful shades of copper and mahogany come together in long layered hair. The layers start just below the shoulders, so they really draw attention to the beautiful length of the hair.
9. Dirty Blonde and Garnet Layers
This is an excellent example of how well fiercely layered long haircuts can go with extreme hair painting. The curled layers really manage to show off this fierce blend of purples and pale browns.
10. Floating in the Ocean Layers
This subtle teal balayage with brown ends really calls to mind a raft peacefully floating through the ocean, while the curled layers at the end help to represent the waves.
11. Sleek Balayage Layers
Long layered haircuts can also look incredible when given a simple blow dry, like in this style. Thanks to the deep contrast between the balayage and the lowlights, even the subtle wave near the end seemed voluminous.
12. Slate and Lavender Layers
This is one of the more clever ways an expert colorist can utilize long layered haircuts. The hair was dyed in such a way so that under each new layer of hair, a different color would stand out, creating an attention-grabbing multi-color effect in metallic shades of purple.
13. Cascade Blonde Balayage
The layers in this dark brown to blonde balayage start right at the shoulder. Thanks to an expert blowout, long layered hair can seem to cascade down in a dramatic effect.
14. Practical Blonde Balayage Layers
Dark brown contrasts nicely with platinum blonde, especially in layered long haircuts. A bit of face-framing layers near the front add structure, while step layers near the ends add a lot of volume.
15. Princess Layers
For the perfect princess haircut, ultra long layered haircuts are the key! The length and dirty blonde locks ensure you’ll look dainty, while many curled layers will make sure you look voluminous and astounding.
16. Black and Tan Layered Haircut
There are long layered hairstyles that can really play up the uniqueness of a balayage. In this case, the dark roots end right on the first layer, near the chin, and the beachy lower layers are all about that blonde, emphasizing the two-tone effect.
17. Abrupt Layers
If you want to go on the abrupt long layered haircuts route, your dye job better be bangin’. In this look the strands near the face look as though they have been chopped abruptly, but thanks to warm brown and blonde streaks this looks edgy rather than messy.
18. Blonde Tipped Layers
You can add a touch of whimsy to long layered hairstyles, but highlighting only the edges where the layers start. Here the effect is beautiful on brown-black hair, with warm blonde layers that start right below the shoulder.
19. Feather Light Locks
The excellent thing about long layered haircuts is that they can provide a lot of wispy charm to straightened hair. In this case, the model’s brown hair looks feathery soft and breezy thanks to layers that start right at the shoulders.
20. Ginger Danger Layers
Super clean long layered hair on this model looks dynamite thanks to her fiery red coloring. Sleek styling shows off that layers can also look very clean and subdued.
21. Streaked Gentle Layers
These platinum layered ends look especially wispy, which allows them to contrast nicely with the darker streaks near the crown. Thanks to a touch more volume and shorter layers near the face, long layered haircuts like this one can be ultra flattering on all face shapes.
22. Lavender and Gold Wavy Layers
The delicate layering, when combined with velvety soft curls, works to create an especially romantic effect. Lavender and gold hair color shades amp up the effect double fold.
23. Cherry Cola Layers
A wash of dark red along the ends of this long layered hair brightens and deepens this gorgeous cut. This is an example of how modern and flattering layered hairstyles can be.
24. Sleek Golden Balayage Wave
The most gorgeous hair, especially when it comes to long layered haircuts, is always healthy and shiney. In this look we saw delightfully sleek brown to blonde balayage with soft waves, and clean layers just below the shoulders.
25. Baby Blonde Layers
This look is an impossibly bright example of straightened long layered hairstyles. The layers near the front of the face are the shortest, falling right below the chin, and they get progressively longer the further away they get from the face, creating a lovely cascade of hair.
26. Ash and Soot Wavy Layers
Much like the previous cut, the layers start shorter near the face, and get progressively longer. However, because of the wavy styling, the effect is subtler, and instead we get a lot of volume. Dark black and ash blonde blend really beautifully in this style.
27. Layers of Copper Balayage
Copper and dark mahogany shades are an excellent combination that has a lot of depth. Here this long layered hair works beautifully with soft waves, and layers that start just at the shoulder.
28. Subtle Layers with Balayage
The dark brown and blonde balayage is a classic choice for long layered haircuts, even if the layers are not too extreme, starting just below the shoulder.
29. A Touch of Caramel Balayage with Layers
The mixture of long and short layers in this long layered hair is a little more extreme, and pairs beautifully with this mixture of caramel, blonde, and brown shades.
30. Spun Gold Layers
Perfect waves, when paired with a super warm shade of gold, are absolutely perfect for long layered hairstyles. The layers start quite low here, a fair bit below the shoulder, which really adds to the classic blonde princess look.
31. Chocolate Layers
Layers don’t have to take away from extreme length, in long layered haircuts. These gorgeous chocolate locks start being layered a fair bit below the shoulder, making the hair lighter and more manageable, and adding a touch of structure at the end.
32. Platinum White Layers
This is a wispy take on long layered haircuts, with ultra feathery waves and a really bright shade of nearly white blonde. The layers start right at the chin, framing the face really beautifully.
33. Rainbow Jean Layers
The effect of this rainbow balayage on the straightened hair really looks like denim. This shows how well a few wispy layers near the face can work, even when the hair is dyed a crazy color and straightened.
34. Caramel Delight
This is another one of those long layered hairstyles where the difference between the shortest and longest layers really stands out. Dark brown and caramel shades are complemented nicely by the layers and waves.
35. Lush Beachy Layers
Beach season might be over, but don’t let your hair betray that fact! Gorgeous textured long layered hair is emphasized here by the bright blonde highlights that create the illusion of volume right in the center.
36. Violet Layers
This striking violet, lavender, and blonde balayage is a softer take on long layered hair. The gently blow-dried layers begin right below the shoulder, lending a subtle touch of structure.
37. Autumn Ombre Waves
These autumn colors look like they’ve been perfectly windswept, thanks to waved strands that are all twisted in the same direction. It’s a striking and seasonal take on the long layered haircuts.
38. Red Voluminous Layers
When long layered haircuts feature a lot of longer and shorter layers, that is when maximum volume can be achieved, like on this redheaded bombshell with wavy hair.
39. Violet and Grape Layered Balayage
This long layered hair shows us an example of how the layers can bring out the contrast in a beautiful balayage or ombre. The layers here start right at the transition shade from the dark roots to the bright ends.
40. Pumpkin Layers
Perfect for autumn, the face-framing layers look positively windswept and gorgeous. Shades of chocolate brown and pumpkin orange are a delicious combination with long layered haircuts.
41. Dark Mocha Swirl
Lovely, textured waves work perfectly with long layered haircuts, like in this lovely chocolate brown look. A few softer brown strands along the ends of the hair add a touch of brightness and joy.
42. Silver and Brown Layered Balayage
Okay, so maybe those are blonde layers, but they are so cool and glowy they seem like silver! Ultra long layered hair can be beautiful, especially when a few shorter layers make things interesting.
43. Caramel Latte Balayage
This long layered hair looks super soft and thick thanks to a few shorter layers all around the crown. Additionally the contrast between the darker crown and bright caramel rest of the hair also creates a lot of depth.
44. Metallic Lavender Layered Waves
These soft metallics are a total hit this year, so why not pair them with long layered haircuts? Ultra long hair with a ton of wispy waved layers is totally striking.
45. Platinum and Copper Layered Balayage
This gorgeous warm, metallic balayage is totally boosted by the super voluminous curled ends. This long layered hair is extremely layered at the ends, making the length of the hair really stand out.
46. Face Framing Blonde Balayage
This lush balayage long layered hair is especially thick and soft looking, thanks to feathery layers and waves.
47. Caramel to Silver Gradients Curls
Bottle neck curls, like with this astounding gradient, are the perfect complement to long layered hairstyles. They have a romantic, old timey feel, and they amp up the volume that the layers already give to the hair.
48. Queen of Midnight Layers
The same long layered hairstyles that can seem so fun and windswept become magically dark and mysterious with smoother styling, and a midnight blue dark shade like in this picture.
49. Grape Juice and Cotton Candy Layers
The gently tousled waves in the bottom half of this high-contrast balayage really accentuate the cotton candy effect. It’s a fun yet dramatic take on long layered hairstyles.
50. Summertime Sombre Layers
This lovely golden brown sombre is also a perfect example of very subtle layering just along the ends. This long layered hair seems evenly cut, but just a little more interesting.
51. Dark Denim Layers
Denim hair is another recent trend that pairs beautifully with long layered hair. Super sleek waves at different lengths really play up the texture of the mixture of blue and black dyes.
52. Flowy ‘70s Layers
This long layered hair has a bit of a ‘70s vibe, thanks to really short layers that reach just the top of the cheekbones. They’re an excellent way to frame and soften the face, and they make the hair much more unique. Paired with soft platinum waves and darker roots, this look is light and stylish.
53. Layers of Charcoal
This charcoal shade of long layered hair is uncommon, but it is a totally breathtaking take on darker hair colors. The gentle, wavy layers start a bit below the shoulder, for a luxurious, voluminous look.
54. Garnet Dipped Layers
Like an astounding jewel, shades of silver and garnet come together in this marvelous take on long layered haircuts. The length difference between the various layers is not too drastic, so the effect stands out the most along the purple tipped edges of this silver hair.
55. Textured Strands of Coal
Layered haircuts of long hair pair really well with really textured waves that seem almost as though they are alive. The different layers are extra unique, thanks to the drastic length difference, and the dark black shade is intoxicating.
56. Sapphire Magic Gradient Layers
This sapphire to platinum color melt is rich and seductive. The long layered hair matches the color gradient, by gradually becoming longer.
57. Tousled Sombre Layers
This dramatic dark to blonde sombre really stands out because of the switch from cool roots to warm ends. The hair is mostly straight, but tousled, which makes the coloring even more striking. A few cheeky layers, especially near the face, complete this look.
58. Dramatic Gold and Copper Layers
This is another example of long layered hairstyles where shorter layers at the front help frame the face, and add a bit of weightiness just below the shoulder. A bit of loose curing pairs well with the autumnal gold and copper balayage.
59. Casual Layered Balayage
In this long layered hair, we see the strands near the face ending right at the chin, while the rest of the hair drops down to end considerably lower, creating a more casual look that with a few pins could become “faux banged”. The lovely dark roots and warm blonde hair are perfect with the layers and loose waves.
60. Curled Luxury Layers
I can’t decide if the winning element of this long layered haircut is the large and luxurious curling, or the subtle touch of blonde that runs through the brown strands. Either way, this hair doesn’t only look touchable, but also it looks like something you could submerge yourself in.
61. Godiva Curled Layers
Cleverly constructed long layered hairstyles can also take on interesting shapes, especially when the hair is extremely long. As the hair is gradually layered, the ends become thinner, ending in really delicate and lovely curls. The volume in this cut begins right at the shoulders, along with the shortest layers and the transition to blonde hair.
62. Caramel and Cocoa Balayage Flow
This straightened long layered hair is a sleek and modern take, especially because the balayage stands out more clearly. The layering here was mostly kept to the ends.
63. Taking the Weight Off
While some long layered haircuts look full and heavy, others can look airy and weightless. Here, the soft layers along with the light highlighting make for a breezy and soft look.
64. Waves of Chocolate
This long layered hair has every ounce of thickness and lushness as a non-layered cut. Thick waves of impossibly dark hair flow beautifully.
65. Beachy Warm Layers
Warm blonde colors and long layered hairstyles are a match made in California heaven. This lightly layered balayage is begging for some beach time.
66. Fierce Blonde Sleekness
This is the very definition of blonde hair – bright, sunny, and even. Just a touch of layering in this cut is subtle, and blends well with the straightened hair.
67. Rose Quartz Layers
This is perfect unicorn mermaid fairy princess hair – long, healthy, shiny, and PINK! This classically wavy styling lends itself well to long layered hairstyles.
68. Layers of Melted Silver
This long layered hair looks as though a batch of silver jewels had been melted and then poured unto the head of a goddess. Perfect curls look extra voluminous thanks to a touch of layering at the ends.
69. Layers of Melted Gold
Whereas the previous long layered hair was all about the silver, this is some golden magic! The waves are warm and healthy, and the layering is gentle and exquisite.
70. Soft Gold and Brown Balayage
Running a few golden streaks through select strands of hair, especially near the face, is the perfect way to warm up brown hair. This super long hair looks soft, textured, and healthy thanks to perfect gradual layering.
71. Caramel Swirl Layers
This caramel balayage is also an edgier take on long layered haircuts. The shorter layers come in right at the shoulder, while the rest of the hair ends just above the elbow, creating a dramatic and messy effect that is softened by the lovely waves.
72. Ash Blonde Ombre with Gradient Layers
This luxurious ash blonde ombre is also an example of graduated long layered haircuts. Near the front, the layers get gradually longer, creating a smooth line and a glamorous effect.
73. Medium Length Wavy Layers
Dark black to caramel balayage is an autumn classic. This is a lovely example of medium long layered hairstyles, with textured waves.
74. Sangria Balayage Layers
Gorgeous shades of apricot, pink grapefruit, and pomegranate are delicious and refreshing in this gorgeous balayage long layered hairstyle. The layers seem totally organic, starting fairly low below the shoulder.
75. Summer Caramel and Gold Waves
There is something about curly golden waves that is completely summery. Along with gentle long layered hair, and a dynamic balayage, this style is a winner.
76. Brilliant Haphazard Waves
Brilliantly blonde balayage, brilliantly chosen strands for layering, and thickness and length that are totally to die for!
77. Messy Chocolate Layers
In this longer layered hairstyle, the ends seem super textured because of the layering all throughout the cut. Flecks of caramel run through the chocolate brown, adding a lot of dimension.
78. Timeless Golden Colormelt Layers
Long layered haircuts with face-framing strands, lots of waves, and lots of warmth are universally flattering. Gentle waving, and a few shorter layers along the crown really texture things up.
79. Mermaid Silver Layers
This is perfect long layered hair for an ocean babe. This silver and lavender balayage is gently layered above the shoulders and at the ends, and it looks flawless.
80. Feathery Brown on Blonde
Feathery layering near the front is an excellent way of emphasizing lightened hair, like in this shining example of layered haircuts of long hair. The ends were lightly mussed to emphasize the breezy layering.
81. There Must Be Salt in the Air Layers
The sandy gold shades of this balayage blend perfect with a spritz of salt spray that adds a ton of texture. The long layered hair is a little messy, which blends exceptionally with the rest of this look.
82. Baby Soft Feathered Layers
This is a subtle, two layered version of long layered haircuts. The ends look as though there are two parts to this cut, with a longer inner layer and shorter outer layer – super flattering, and very interesting.
83. Lush Locks and Layered Ends
This is another look, where the layering was focused on the ends of the hair. In this gorgeous golden brown balayage, however, the layers are thicker, and more suited for a lush, voluminous look.
84. Honeyed ‘70s Layering
I absolutely adore this shade of honey gold! It pairs beautifully with the blown out face-framing shorter layers that have a classic ‘70s vibe.
85. Hot and Cold Blonde Layers
This long layered hair is a really cool example of how well combining cool blondes and warm blondes can work. The shorter layers near the face, along with subtler layering near the ends help with the seamless color blending.
86. Spicy Mocha Layers
This is a cheekier take on long layered haircuts, thanks to some really short layers that give us just a hint of a bang. They frame the face beautifully, while the rest of the layers create a lovely line, as they get progressively longer. Streaks of caramel through the chocolate brown hair, along with a touch of volume at the crown, make for a classy look that really stands out.
87. Frosty Queen Layers
Channel your inner Queen Elsa with this gorgeous long layered hair. Cool blonde waves and texture-building layering at the shoulder make for a haircut that could melt ice.
88. 3-Dimensional Chocolate Waves
This perfectly waved long layered hair radiates health and luxury, thanks to a shiny finish, and lots of volume enhancing layers at different lengths.
89. Touch of Sunlight Layers
The unique warm gold and cool ash brown color combination really stands out to me in this take on long layered haircuts. The layers themselves are primarily near the front of the cut, framing the face and looking sleek.
90. Edgy Chocolate Layers
This is another take on chocolate brown layered hairstyles, but this time the layers are a little sharper, and the waves are a little more piecey.
91. Fallen Leaf Balayage
There is nothing like a hint of reddish orange to bring to mind the autumn season, especially when coupled with cascading wavy layers that manage to gorgeously represent the falling leaves.
92. Layered Sombre Bedhead
As this picture shows, long layered haircuts lend themselves fabulously to chic messy styling. With this kind of layering, you don’t always have to worry about keeping your hair combed.
93. Sunny Ends
The fun thing about long layered haircuts where the layering is concentrated at the ends is that you can really play up an ombre coloring. The effect here is of sunny clouds, thanks to the added volume.
94. Golden Layered Ends
This long layered hair features lots of summery highlights, but with easy to maintain dark roots, and the most luxurious and healthy looking ends thanks to lovely layering.
95. Platinum Ocean Waves
Some long layered hairstyles are so long, so glossy, and so wavy that they are totally ocean ready. These gorgeous platinum waves are extra wild thanks to an array of layers that add dimension and body.
96. Balayage with Three Way Layers
There are three examples of layering in this marvelous balayage cut. We have some face-framing layers right below the chin, and then two layers of strands creating interest right below the shoulders, all around the head. Thanks to the blowout, this whole look is breezy and light.
97. Side-Swept Bangs with Layering
This gorgeous brown and blonde balayage is made extra mysterious thanks to the side bangs. The rest of the cut is an example of long layered hairstyles where the layering is concentrated at the ends.
98. Sandy Streaked Layers
Here we see face-framing layers, cool sandy shades, and just a hint of a wave in this incredible long layered hair.
99. Soft Glam Layers
There is something about the long layered hair just gently blow-dried that is glamorous in the most understated way. I love the way the bangs blend into the layers near the face, and the extra touch of layering just at the shoulders.
100. Center-Parted Long Layers
This is an easy-to-wear and universally flattering layered haircut for long hair that looks so youthful and fresh, especially thanks to the soft hand-painted balayage that looks like natural.
101. Sleek Blonde Layers
We are finishing this list of long layered hairstyles with a blonde bang! Or maybe a bangin’ blonde? Either way, this is a lovely blonde streaked layered haircut, with just a bit of two-lever layering to add volume near the ends. Love it!
What’s your favorite take on long layered haircuts and styles? Let us know in the comments!
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Long hairstyles give you a whole lot of versatility. There are so many great hairstyles you can try out that will make your overall look pretty, edgy, bohemian, rocker chic, or whatever else you’re going for. It’s hard to create a list that fully encompasses all of the different styles you can achieve from having long hair, but here we have our best attempt. This is a list of 100 great long hairstyles – ideas for how to style long hair.
1. Half Back with Braids
This is a cute long hairstyle that emulates a messy bun, with chic braids leading to the back. This style celebrates your long, wavy hair, and also gives you the cute visuals of a messy bun and braids. Plus, this style features the trending dark to light highlights.
2. Wavy Half-Up Fishtail Braid
This hairstyle features long, wavy hair with a fishtail braid using some of the hair in the back. This is definitely a style for women with thick hair, since it takes quite a bit of hair to pull off the braid and the full, wavy hair around it.
3. Braided Ponytail
With this long hairstyle, you can keep your locks out of your face while still keeping everything cute and chic. The blonde hair here comes in layers, with some platinum being mixed in with deeper shades of blonde. The braids on the side pull back into the ponytail, which helps take away from your volume as well.
4. Smooth Bun with Flat Braids
This low-hanging bun is characterized by the large, flat braids on either side, leading down into and across the top of the bun. This is such a summery hairstyle for long hair, and is perfect for anything from a formal occasion to a day out at a fair.
5. Sleek Asymmetrical Ponytail
The stack of brown and blonde in this long hairstyle is chic when broken up by a cute hair accessory, separating the simple ponytail from the asymmetrical top. The way the top is folded with a bobby pin, which adds a bit more character to an easy everyday hairstyle.
6. Classy High Bun
If you’re looking forward to an elegant event this summer, but don’t know how to style your long hair, this may be a great option. It is a classic, sophisticated bun that you can easily style with a lovely pin or clip, and it will stay out of your face for your event.
7. Large Mohawk Braid
This is a messy style for a long braid, with all of the hair being used to keep it right in the center for a funky mohawk appeal. This hairstyle showcases your voluminous hair in a new, front-and-center way, so you’ll be able to make any passerby jealous of your beautiful tresses.
8. Classic Wavy Long Hairstyle
There are no bells and whistles to this cute and elegant hairstyle. It is worn down and curled, showing off the beautiful blonde highlights. With a simple headband being the only adornment here, this is a versatile, everyday hairstyle for long hair for any occasion.
9. Frosty Half-Up Hairstyle
In an icy blonde and brown color, this long hairstyle is pulled half up in the back with lovely twists. A great holiday style, this hairdo would also look beautiful any other time of year. It is an easygoing style that will look nice all day, whether it’s messy or sleeker.
10. Playful Knotted Ponytail
This is a hairstyle you can have fun with. The knotting done to complete this ponytail is rather simple and straightforward, and there’s a bit of leeway to put your own twist on this style. It’s a great riff on an everyday ponytail.
11. Loose, Messy Braid
This cute long hairstyle uses all of your luscious locks in a messy braid, pulled into the back. It is a lovely, feminine braid made even cuter with a flower on a headband being woven into the braid as well. It is a messy way to keep your hair up during the summer.
12. Dreamy Partial Braid
For extra-long hair, this ‘do features many different sections. You have a section of shiny, straight hair encased by a braid on either side, which all braids together to become one at the base. This has three great styles for long hair all in one!
13. Lovely Crown Braid
This is a straightforward braided crown, here seen accompanied by a crown of flowers. Keeping the bangs loose around the face adds another texture to the style, and takes away from the primness while still keeping it sophisticated. This is a long hairstyle perfect for a bride, or for anyone else!
14. Pastel Rainbow Triple Braid
These quirky braids are made trendier and quirkier because of the rainbow hair colors that we see everywhere today. The intricate braiding achieves a sporty look, since they are so tight to the head, and can help hold back some of your length, if you want to make for a shorter style.
15. Simple Wrapped Long Hairstyle
At the heart of this long hairstyle are long, flowing, wavy tresses. The simple wrapped twist with strands from the front of your hair adds a simple yet elegant touch to your style. It is an easy way to add an extra dimension to your everyday long hair, with a lovely result.
16. Easy Twisted Low Bun
This is an elegantly pulled back bun that has a lot of versatility as a long hairstyle. It is elegant enough to be fit for a bride with its twists from the sides to the bun itself, yet still simple and easygoing enough to be worn for a day out; it’s all about how you choose to pull it off!
17. Loose and Messy Twists
This hairstyle is essentially one long faux braid; at a glance, it seems to be a large and messy braid, yet you can see all of the large twists and loops that actually take its place. It finally does fall into a loose braid at the bottom, so you’re still given that beautiful look, plus the hair color in this style is gorgeous.
18. Braid-Trailed Bun
This hairstyle takes a classic, messy low bun and adds in a new dynamic with a braid going down the scalp and leading into the loose yet structured bun. It will add a fun new element to one of the ultimate go-to hairstyles for your long hair.
19. Thick and Messy Side Braid
This ‘do flips all of your hair to one side, so you can braid all of it at once into a thick braid. Leaving the bangs loose here gives it an extra edge of casual appeal, and the color makes the whole style right on trend with hair fads of the moment.
20. Flipped Low Bun
This sophisticated low bun is another elegant and easy twist on a classic bun. The picture shows how well it can showcase trending highlights, and also how easy it is to add in a touch more of elegance with a simple headband. This is another option for long hair that can either be formal or casual.
21. Large Side Braids
These fishtail braids are a modern spin on the often childish side braids. That adds an element of fun to the look, while still staying modern and rather mature through the color, the feathery texture, and the looseness at the top.
22. Loose Hanging Braids
Here you have another set of modern side braids. They hang loosely at the side, so you’re getting the rather trendy look of double side ponytails, as well as the beauty of braids. Here they are shown as a mix of edge and sophistication.
23. Braided Updo
The gorgeous blonde hair in this long hairstyle is kept perfectly in place, yet still hangs loose. It balances elegance and casualness, so the bohemian style can go from day to night in the blink of an eye. All it takes is a headband to accessorize the look, as well.
24. Multiple Boho Braids
With these cute boho braids, there is a lot of benefit. You don’t have to worry about your long hair getting in your face and you can still show off its length. And as the poster so aptly alluded to in her post with this hairstyle, it dose have a bit of resemblance to everyone’s favorite pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow!
25. Old Fashioned Braid
This is a hairstyle that would seem right at home at a schoolhouse over a century ago, but of course that type of style is continually coming back into trend today. This look is made even more modern with its purple, reverse ombre color.
26. Glamorous Bunched Long Hairstyle
This look seems to have been pulled straight out of an old love story. Like it was the style of a western heroine, or a southern belle, this style is a classic beauty and doesn’t need to be made modern. The loose braid is timeless and elegant, while still exuding some carefree spirit with the loose strands.
27. Timeless Light Curls
This long hairstyle has curls that fall right on the fine line between waves and curls. Regardless of what you want to call them, the overall hairstyle is timeless and elegant, perfect for that old Hollywood glamour, or for a classic bridal look, especially with a touch of a lovely accessory.
28. Full Blonde Ponytail
Volume can be such an exciting element for long hairstyles when they’re done right. Too much and you have a bit of a hair disaster, but just enough like in this style is truly stunning. You can have the body in your hair and the lightness of the bangs falling loosely in front.
29. Loose Ballerina Bun
Classically worn tight all around, ballerina buns are a timeless trend, but when they are worn looser, it becomes a lot more versatile. It simultaneously becomes more casual and more elegant, so you can really wear it wherever you need to go and feel right in place; almost as if a ballerina bun and a messy bun were merged together.
30. Side Fishtail Braid
This adorable side braid is as long and well-managed as a mermaid’s hair, especially with the lovely tinted grey color in this photo. With the continual braid coming from one side of the head to the other, the hair can be structured and given movement at the same time. It’s perfect for any time of year.
31. Half-Up Top Knot
A lazy-chic woman’s dream hairstyle, this hairdo came around as a trend that also promised to hide oily hair if one didn’t have time to shower, say. Just toss part up in a messy bun and let the rest of your hair speak for itself with beautiful curls for a look you can rock all day.
32. Voluminous Side Braid
Generally speaking, the larger the braid (with the long hair to support it), the more elegant the overall style. Here, that mentality is definitely true. The style is sort of a half fishtail braid, as it’s been loosened up a great deal to achieve this luscious, voluminous effect.
33. Wrapped Braid Crown
What better way to keep your long hair up and away than to wrap it around like a crown? This is an elegant hairstyle for long hair, with twists and loops working around the head in a beautiful updo, with well-placed strands falling around the face for a loose effect; it is great for a formal event!
34. Updo with Timeless Elegance
Another old fashioned, almost haunting long hairstyle, this look could be from any era. It is rather voluminous, due to the long hair within the style, and the loose strands help it to be worn for a long time for any occasion, since you won’t quite notice when hairs fall loose apart from what was intentional.
35. Tight Side Fishtail Braid
Tight braids often have a sportier look, which is true for this style, but the overall styling of the image shows that it can be more sophisticated too. It is made modern in a lovely way, from the deep brown hair as it moves into a lovely blonde at the tip of the hair, spiraling down the braid for an ombre effect.
36. Wave with a Twist
This curly/wavy hairstyle has a lovely way of shifting the hair, with twists and tucks around to keep things interesting. The long hairstyle is beautiful in a simple way, so it doesn’t necessarily require a formal event to wear. A cute headband can really bring some character to the look as well!
37. Curly Pink Glamour
The long hairstyle here is a rather basic wavy hairstyle, aside from its modern pink color and classic glamour twists in the back. This works well with the red flowers in this shot to bring together modern trends and classic, old Hollywood glamour in a beautiful way. You can’t get much better than that!
38. Low Side Bun and Braid
When you have long hair it can get difficult to gather it all into a nice neat bun, so you have to get a bit more creative. By using this braid, you can use up some of your length, while adding this nice touch to a standard low bun. In this lovely blonde color, this look is primed and ready for summer.
39. Half-Up Braided Knot
Going along with the half-up hairstyle trend, this look features a braid where a bun is generally found. In a spring/summer theme, the knot is a similar shape to that of a flower, so you’re all set to go out and enjoy the sun with this fun twist on a modern trend.
40. Elegant Length with Pinned Bangs
Sometimes just pinning back your bangs (or the front sections of your hair in general) is all you need for an elegant hairstyle. You took the time to grow out your long hair, and a simple curl is always beautiful, so this simple and elegant twist for your bangs will have you simple and sweet for any occasion, formal or otherwise.
41. Half Dutch Fishtail Braid
This cute version of a Dutch fishtail braid actually stops halfway through the hair, before turning into a simple ponytail. The finished style is adorable and can be dressed up or down, and you can’t deny that it’s easier, since you don’t have to worry about going through all of your hair or finishing it off nice and neat at the end!
42. Three Strand Mermaid Braid
This braid is created by twisting and tucking in the outside strands. It is a lovely, loose version of a trending mermaid braid, especially with the help of the lovely color in use. Adding in a cute hair chain just adds in an additional spark of bohemian flair, to add your own personal style to the long hairstyle.
43. Knot-Braided Bangs
Pulling back your bangs can actually add a lot of character and texture to your long hair, especially when it is braided in such a way as this. Adding in the knots brings a new dimension to the long hairstyle, and makes for an overall more unique look that has a great structure to it.
44. Boho Braided Ponytail
Ponytails are always great go-to hairstyles for women with long hair, but this style adds in a little twist. Adding in small braids from the strands at the top of your head adds texture to your ponytail and an interesting visual appeal, so it will spice up a gold standard long hairstyle.
45. Knotted Braid Mohawk
A trending cool girl hairstyle, this is a look exclusively for women with enough length and volume in their hair to pull off such a style. You need quite a bit of hair to get the proper lift to your braid, especially since in this version the knots are so large. Rather than braiding, this adds a more natural feeling to the look as well.
46. Bridal Fishtail Braid
Looking elegant and ready for the aisle, this is a side fishtail braid for long hair that has a glamorous execution. The hair seems to be beautifully folding into itself, and the loose version of this classically tight and structured braid adds in an unrivaled sense of beauty and luxury.
47. Purple Rapunzel Braid
With the lovely vine accessory in this braid, as well as the general style, the likeness to that of Rapunzel is stunning. The purple hair of this long hairstyle is a lovely and modern shade, and the flat, twisting braids are a simple yet elegant way to show it off for summer.
48. Medium Bun
This is a staple hairstyle for long hair, as it is simply a bun pulled back at a mid-level, loosely enough to not seem uptight and tightly enough to keep strays at bay. The addition of pearls here only enhances its sophistication, moving the classically luxurious accessory from the neck and ears to the hair.
49. Elegantly Wrapped Headband
This long hairstyle requires a simple, lovely headband to keep its folds and wraps in place. The loose updo is elegant in its simplicity, and with its nearly symmetrical tucks in the back, there’s nothing too abstract that stands out, yet the hairstyle calls for attention due to its lovely appeal.
50. Wide French Fishtail Braid
Combining these two braid types makes for a bohemian long hairstyle. The French braiding along the top leads into the wide fishtail for the rest of the hair, and is worn in a loose, casual fashion. The result of the style is easygoing and straightforward, despite the complex work put into the style process.
51. Half-Up Hair Bow
When two hair trends merge together, great things happen. This long hairstyle features the hair bow and half-up trends, and brings them together in a natural way that looks fabulous. It’s made especially cute by letting your long hair wave and curl slightly, in a pretty way for any occasion.
52. Unforgettable Textured Ponytail
The ponytail is one long hairstyle that has never (and will never) go out of style. This particular style is one that is reminiscent of the ’80s, falling in a loose, carefree way. But then again, that’s just as popular now than it was then, so in the end it’s still a modern long hairstyle!
53. Long and Bouncy Curls
Some curls are light and breezy, while others like this full, voluminous hairstyle fall heavier with fuller curls. Sometimes the best way to show off your length is to bring out the best of the density and volume, and from there you can choose to style it up or leave it down like this beautifully colored hairstyle.
54. (Mostly) Straight Long Hair with Twisted Braids
The spiraling twists of this long hairstyle are rather unique, and are what ultimately make this look worth nothing. It is also beautiful to note that the hair remains straight until about a foot from the end, where it becomes wavy. The style is super casual and easy to wear, yet has a delicate sense of intrigue about it.
55. Braided Crown Bun
You can add some elegance to your messy bun by braiding strands to be wrapped around the bun itself in a crownesque fashion. You can still let your baby hairs fall loose, and show off different colors in your hair as well, in this new layered way.
56. Pulled Side Braid
This interesting side braid is a perfect long hairstyle, since you don’t have to worry about incorporating all of your hair into one braid. This braid is characterized by the large strands of hair being pulled from the far side and brought into the braid, giving a unique and appealing visual.
57. Undercut Side Braid
With hair tattoos being a modern trend, you may be looking for new hairstyles to show yours off. This style is made for undercut long hairstyles, and it helps keep all of your hair in place to one side, allowing for optimal image visualization; plus, the beautiful fishtail braid like this is a trend in and of itself.
58. Flowing Long Hairstyle with Braided Ladder
Not quite a ladder, but the back detail of this beautiful hairstyle certainly has the image. Let your long hair flow in the wind, while still adding in some great character and beauty from this sleek braid detailing wrapping around the back. It is made even more beautiful thanks to the rose gold ombre coloring here.
59. Multi-Braided Rainbow Hair
When executed so expertly, rainbow colored hair is the most beautiful thing, especially (in my opinion) with long hair. This long hairstyle shows how such colored hair can really pop with multiple braids coming together and creating some great movement and texture along with it.
60. Double Fishtail Braids
When you have all that long hair, sometimes splitting it in half makes it a lot more manageable. These double braids give you all the great, sporty sleekness of a single fishtail braid, but it’s more interesting and also easier to wear! It’s a great way to leave your hair a bit messy while keeping it structured.
61. Bumped Up Braid
With all of the hair pinned up into a single braid starting at the top of the head, bumping it up with some volume adds some fun and brings a new element to classic braids. This is a style that works well for formal yet laid-back occasions, among others, since the long hairstyle itself is structured yet loose.
62. Fishtail Detailed Updo
The overall look of this cute hairstyle for long hair is totally classic, but the truly stunning part of it is the fishtail braid detail done on the side. You can’t quite see the braid itself, as it is woven into the hair and updo, but the style is distinct and adds a touch of care and extra elegance to an already elegant hairstyle.
63. Criss-Cross Updo
With a structure weaving together almost looking like wooden blocks, this blonde long hairstyle adds additional layers to a staple low bun. It’s wrapped to stay tight, but still stays loose in the front to give loose hair the chance to enhance the casual appeal of the style.
64. Elegant Bun with Braid Headband
Why worry about choosing the perfect headband to complement your elegant hairstyle when you can just use your own hair instead? By creating small, tight braids, you can manipulate them to act as a headband, while the rest of your hair is pinned back in a classic updo.
65. Double Waterfall Triple French Braid Bun
Listing all the details sounds like a mouthful, but the result is actually quite simple looking. Sometimes it takes a lot of work to create simple elegance, like in this braid/bun combo hairstyle. The French braids here add texture and beauty to the simple hairstyle, without overpowering anything.
66. Half-Braid Pigtails
This is an interesting long hairstyle, for many reasons. It is a take on the classic riding hairstyle, with the top part of the hair braided in medium sized braids, and the rest falling as sleek ponytails. The difference there is the most visually stunning piece, especially with the differences in hair color between the two sections in this image.
67. Double Dutch Braids
As large, almost bumped up braids starting at the top of the head, these double Dutch braids make for a great long hairstyle. The symmetrical dual styling is elegant and sophisticated, while still having that youthful styling of braids and pigtails as well.
68. Bubble Braid
When you have long hair, you get used to having some great volume with your hairstyles, and braids generally are used to tame that. However, bubble braids can help you keep that volume and also enjoy having a stylish braid. It adds a new dimension to classic braids, and can be styled for any occasion.
69. Fishtail Updo
For this easy long hairstyle, you just need to start with some fishtail braids. The braids are tucked up and wrapped around one another to create this beautiful updo that’s perfect for summer. Fishtail braids are already associated with summer, so this way you can have that style while keeping your hair away from your neck and face.
70. Curly Pinned Back Long Hairstyle
An essential styling for anyone with long hair is perfect curls. It’s a style that everyone should definitely be using every now and then, at least, especially since it can be a start to such a lovely and elegant hairstyle. With full braids coming back and down part of the head, there is just the right number of elements going on to keep the focus on the beautiful long hair.
71. S-Shaped Braid
This intriguing braid style is half up (in the braid) and half just straight and tapered at the end. The S shape from twisting through the long hair is an elegant way to detract from the volume of your hair, while adding a unique element that also adds texture. It is a beautiful way to spice up a standard braid.
72. Perfectly Wavy Long Hairstyle
It doesn’t matter what style you like to wear, wavy hair always has a place in your hairstyle repertoire. This image shows a perfectly placed wavy hairstyle, made complete with a cute hair chain; replacing the accessory could take this look from Coachella to Warped Tour in an instant.
73. Woven Braid and Bun
The smooth braid in this beautiful long hairstyle wraps perfectly back into a sleek, low bun at the back of the head. It is an elegant style that can also translate through any time of the day, so it’s a great way to add a bit more sophistication or beauty to your daily look, or as a style for a formal occasion.
74. Feminine Fishtail with Flowers
This long, beautiful side style is totally structured, with tight braiding keeping every hair in place. The most interesting part of this hairstyle, though, is the wound hair at the top of the head, forming beautiful flowers via small braids. It’s a downright angelic look that adds great femininity to your looks.
75. Ponytail with Fishtail Crown
Braid crowns are always a lovely touch to long hairstyles, especially since they’re also actually practical. Making it a fishtail braid gives it more direction as well, with the center line being so predominant all along it. Sliding off into a natural ponytail, this casual look is perfectly balanced.
76. Loose Woven Side Braid
The color in this bun hairstyle is perfectly showcased, thanks to the weaving waterfall braid leading into the bun, which is loosely kept to the side in a casual yet beautiful way. It gives the illusion of having shorter hair, while still being able to keep all of that beautiful long hair up and out of the way.
77. Dutch Braid with a Low Bun
The structured Dutch braid in this hairstyle goes straight down the middle, creating an essence of the trendy mohawk braid hairstyle. The loose, messy bun that comes at the bottom of this style is made with a lot of care; messy buns take a lot of work to make look effortless!
78. Sectioned Boho Braid
This is a bohemian braid, created in a simple way with loose strands coming together with beautiful structure and ease. Plenty of people use hair chains to amp up their hairstyles, but this image shows that necklaces can be used for a similar effect!
79. Loose Updo with Flowers
This long hair updo features cascading strands that hang in a beautiful and feminine way. There’s something so floral about the way the hair already is, and adding in the lovely flowers into the hair just takes it to the next level of feminine beauty. This is a style you can play around with and find what exactly works for your long hair.
80. Half-Up Braid Crown
With the majority of your long hair hanging free, this look is given character thanks to a lovely, simple braid crown that leads back into a flower bun at the back of the head. Nothing screams spring/summer quite like flowers, so having the hair itself turning into the bloom is a lovely rendition.
81. Large and Full Side Braid
This braid is kept sleek by using large, pin-straight strands of hair to create a simply constructed braid at the side. The bangs, however, are pulled straight back, at the beginning of the actual braid, creating a modern, edgier appearance. Braids can sometimes be overtly feminine, but this one shows constraint.
82. Flower Embedded Pull-Through Braid
This intricate braid is a great example of a feminine long hairstyle, especially with the cute flowers poking through at various stages. It’s a great hairstyle for very long hair, since you can pull all of the different strands into a complex yet structured beautifully easygoing braid.
83. Loose Double Buns
These side buns are strange and quirky, yet super cute – almost in a Princess Leia sort of way. A lot of the hair is left loose and free, with the buns being structured and held back. It’s a great way to keep long hair up, without having to pull at the strands and put them into stretched locations.
84. Waterfall-Styled Fishtails
This long hairstyle is smart and sophisticated, in that it looks as though it could easily be a part of a schoolgirl or riding outfit. It’s sleek and mature with a youthful twist, with intricate braiding creating the effect. The cascading effect isn’t easy to create in such a sleek way, but the result is worth all the painstaking work.
85. Wide Partial Braid
The braid detail of this ponytail is so simple yet intriguing, since it only goes a few inches down the hair before trailing off into the flowing length. It’s a look that has a subtle elegance to it, but is still a casual, lazy day hairstyle for long hair. It’s a great student look for all ages, but for any other daily occasion as well.
86. Large Flower Braid
Since this particular style is purple, it’s very striking. Even despite that, the beautiful flower braided at the back of the hair is already striking, which makes the curly hair almost give the illusion of roots. Who needs accessories when you can do something like this with your hair?
87. Classic Pigtails
Braided pigtails have a sense of childish nostalgia about them, but this particular style brings it into the modern age by starting the braiding right by the part of the hair. It brings a surprisingly significant twist to the style, while still keeping it simple, classic, and casual, complementing the loose strands.
88. Thick Side Braid
For any occasion, this thickly braided hairstyle is perfect for long hair. It can be a daily style or for a formal occasion, especially when you add in little accessories to the tip of the braid, like flowers or other clips. It’s a great way to celebrate the length of your hair.
89. Flowing Hair with Side Cornrows
That half-shaved look is a great, edgy trend, and I’d say it’s even more fashionable when the buzz is replaced by cornrows. It adds some texture to that side of the hair, and also takes away the risk! If you decide you don’t want that style anymore, it’s a lot easier to ditch the cornrows than to grow out a shaved side.
90. Messy Bun with Dutch Braids
Adding just a bit of texture to a classic bun, these double Dutch braids work up along the scalp and into the base of the bun. They are a clear focal point of the style, yet still manage to stay subtle since the hair stays loose enough, not pulling the hair into tight braids that would otherwise detract from the style.
91. Double Waterfall Braid
This is a very loose rendition of a waterfall braid, since the strands being braided were woven so loosely with the rest of the hair. It leaves an interesting, yet simple crisscross effect that’s elegant and fun to look at. The precision is remarkable and creates this long hairstyle that’s simply cute and flirty.
92. Half-Up Double Buns
This is a hairstyle for long hair that brings in a crazy amount of volume with cute buns at the top to bring in some fun. They definitely work to help keep some hair away from the face while still not messing up any of the volume or structure. It’s a simple and zany way to add a new style to your repertoire.
93. Simple Half-Tucked Long Hairstyle
Starting with straight hair, this elegant long hairstyle doesn’t have any in-your-face qualities or accessories, yet is so sophisticated because of that simplicity. All it takes is a thin headband to create this effect, by tucking some of the hair behind it, making layers and folds that add some depth to your long hair.
94. Messy Knotted Twist
There are no embellishments on this hairstyle. It’s a straightforward style you can easily create with your beautiful long hair. It starts with a simple (yet perfect!) curl, and is finished off by twisting strands from the front of your hair and knotting them in the back with a loose knot.
95. Loose Dutch Fishtail Braid
At a glance, this long hairstyle seems like a simple twisted strand held to the side, but it is actually a loose Dutch fishtail. The puffy volume allows the length to be shortened, and also less sporty, which can either make your overall look more elegant or edgier, depending on the outfit and makeup you are wearing.
96. Pretty Crown Braids
This is a romantic iteration of a crown braid, with sweet loose strands falling around the face. It almost becomes more of a halo than a braid, since the romantic look becomes nearly angelic. Yet, the crown is given more volume, lifting it up and away from the head, due to the multiple braids and positioning.
97. Lovely Side Braid
Another beautiful side braid creation for long hair, this style is totally summery, and would look darling with some cute floral details either woven into the braid or as a clip at the top of tip. It has a great level of elegance as well, making it perfect for a summer wedding, or even just as a daily hairstyle.
98. Angular Braided Updo
The braiding and interlocking of the hair in this beautiful hairstyle for long hair is exceedingly intricate. I’ll be the first to say how difficult this hair looks, let alone how difficult it is to get right, but when done correctly, the strikingly angular shape is comparable to no other. It is a show stopping hairstyle.
99. Loose Double Braids
These chic braids look super soft and feminine, while still being trendy and youthful. At the top of the head, these braids are tighter, but ebb into a loose style; it is a perfect hairstyle for long hair that has some light volume to it. It’s essentially an elevated pigtail!
100. Bumped Up Partial Braid
The braid here is actually only on the top of the head, taking a majority of the hair and volume into this one area, while the rest is left to fall in a simple, wavy ponytail. It gives the hair an overall edgy overhaul, making for a modern and unique long hairstyle, in a neat and updated way.
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Gorgeous center part hairstyles seemed to have been forgotten for a while. The side parts may look rather amazing themselves, particularly with side swept designs, but center part hairstyles are slimming, modern, and always lead to a rather clean look that provides such perfect symmetry. Longer hair has often been worn with a center part if straightened and is certainly a look we all adore, including with short curly bobs.
How exactly do you make the perfect center part? Hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins gives us the best trick to make sure you have it done right. Look at the part from ¼ inch off center on the side of your smaller eye and have the line go from front to back from there.
We all have that one eye that’s slightly smaller than the other and that’s what causes the imbalance in our styling normally. This way your face will be balanced out. There are many stylish ways you can wear your hair in center part as well!
1. Long and Wavy Center Part Hair
Olivia Palermo looks lovely with her slightly tousled wavy center part hair falling below her shoulders and giving her a rather relaxed aura. She’s lovely and the blonde hair takes rather well to this center part.
2. Center Part Wavy Bob
Honestly, Beyoncé is probably the best person out there to rock the center parted short bob with a head full of curls. She’s lovely to say the least and the part gives her bob a bit more character. Not to say that the cut unto itself doesn’t have character but the center part brings the focus to the bridge of the nose and the perfectly set warm eyes.
3. Center Part Hair with Grown-Out Bangs
Keira Knightly always looks positively dashing but with her dark hair cut with longer bangs, the center part looks ravishing. With her hair pulled back and only the bangs in front, splitting from the middle seems to be the best look to frame her pale face.
4. Center Part Loose Bobby Pinned Updo
Feline beauty Ulyana Sergeenko certainly knows how to stand out in the crowd with her iconic style, no matter what event she’s attending. Her hair always looks impeccable too, whether it’s short or long, loose or gathered into an updo. Her center part loose bobby pinned updo matches her signature cat eye makeup perfectly, showing offer her beautiful facial features and her silver jacquard dress just perfectly.
5. Down and Pulled Back Center Part Hair
Kate Bosworth is positively radiant with her hair pulled back from her face and the center part really showing off her perfectly proportioned features, down to the full red lips. Dainty nose, eyes set the perfect distance apart and Cupid’s bow lips just look even more symmetrical with the hair parted thus.
6. Center Part Loose Side Braid
Just because you are rocking a side braid doesn’t mean you should part your hair from the side as well. On the contrary, the center part adds certain innocence to the look. You are not going for elegant, but this does make it look casual, sporty and smart. Kendall Jenner certainly shows off how great this look can be!
7. Center Part Lovely Bun
Doutzen Kroes certainly knows how to rock that bun and the hair pulled back semi-tightly from a center part going all the way to the center of the head looks amazing, particularly with those gorgeous cat-eyes showing off their deep blue hues. The blonde tendrils gracefully falling about the face add to the ethereal appeal of this look.
8. Center Part Long Locks
Olivia Wilde knows how to look her best any time she makes an appearance in public and her perfect hair is one guarantee for her successful looks. This long wavy cut with a slightly messy center part does her a favour, showing all the gorgeousness of her healthy tresses and her lovely features.
9. Smooth and Straight Center Part Hair
Back when the ‘90s were still around, this center part hairstyle was all too common. We’re not sure if it ever became less than trendy to wear your hair thus but it has certainly made a major comeback and straight hair looks even better when coming out from a center part. It looks more proportional overall. Joan Smalls is not the only celebrity to love this style either.
10. Center Part Medium Textured Hair
To emphasize the volume and texture of your medium-cut hair, let it loose and wavy with a deep center part, as Freida Pinto has done with her shoulder-length black hair. The natural look of this ‘do goes so well with her earth-toned makeup, making her look effortlessly chic and just stunning!
11. Center Part Messy Ponytail
We love messy ponytails and we certain love Cameron Diaz with her ocean blue eyes and unfaltering good looks. The long layered tendrils framing the face add to the allure of having a center part with a low messy ponytail, but this is probably one of the best lazy girl looks we can think of!
12. Center Part Sleek Bun
No matter what is said about Kim Kardashian, particularly after her latest escapades with naked pictures on magazines, this beauty’s got some exotic style that cannot be described. Her features are rather interesting, slightly strict, but no less beautiful and that is all brought into focus with her hair pulled back into a sleek bun with a center part showing off a full hairline. She isn’t losing any hair, that’s for sure!
13. The Flippy Glamour
Center part hairstyles look even better with layered short hair that’s been slightly flipped out at the shoulder, just like the style Julianne Hough is rocking here. It’s got a mesmerizing appeal to it that’s both pretty and chic. One of the best center part looks you can find around!
14. Center Part Half-Up Hair
When you have natural curls, we say don’t be afraid to flaunt them. One of the best curly, center parted half-up half-down hairstyles we’ve seen to date is the style Laverne Cox is rocking as she attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. She certainly looks fabulously glamorous herself!
15. Modern Seventies Hair With a Center Part
Modernizing old styles always leads to the most charming results and Poppy Delevingne’s seventies inspired center part medium-length wavy hair with a modern spin is a great proof for this. Her perfectly curled locks look so natural and beautiful with the blonde hair tone and the natural makeup with an accent on the long lashes.
16. Slightly Messy Center Part Straight Hair
Adding subtle messy touches to perfectly straight long hair makes the look much effortless and more romantic. Dakota Fanning has proved this well with her center part face-framing loose blonde hair cut at the shoulder length.
17. Centre Part Sleek Ponytail
To slim down your face and slightly elongate it, style your hair into a sleek ponytail with a deep center part, copying the elegant look of Alessandra Ambrosio. This is a conservative style, which places all the focus on your beautiful facial features and the perfect makeup you have tried so hard to do.
18. Center Part Boho Waves
How much we all love that effortlessly styled wavy hair that is all about the romantic boho mood! No matter you have long tresses or medium-cut locks like in case of Hailee Steinfeld, leaving your hair loose in a sweet wavy style with a deep center part can turn you into the ultimate goddess every time you decide to go for this ‘do.
19. The Long Sleek Center Part Hair
The combination of long sleek hair with a center part can always lead to blinding outcomes, and this look sported by Heidi Klum is a bright example of the statement. This looks minimalist and classy and can hardly ever go out of style, so you are welcome to experiment with this ‘do for any occasion and any time of the year!
20. Center Part Natural Hair
If you don’t know how to style your long hair, just keep it loose and natural and don’t forget to go for the center part to spice up your wavy hair. Jessica Alba knows how to rock this ‘do, matching it with a classy brown smokey eye and shimmering lips that turn her into the diva of the party!
21. Center-Parted Medium Wavy Cut
Elizabeth Olsen’s center part hairstyle is simple and chic. This is everything we love about the center part coming back into style, with its beautiful symmetry and it frames her face in a lovely way, at that. Plus, the pink tinted hair midway down her locks is right on trend with the hair color styles of today as well.
22. Center Part Beachy Waves
The fabulous Ashley Benson knows how to rock center part hairstyles, both onstage and off, and here we can see the actress with boho-chic waves that would be right at home from the streets to the beach, and everywhere in between. A simple style like this is so easy to pull back as well, so the benefits don’t stop with the trendiness.
23. Quirky Center Part Braids
Try not to be too distracted by the circlet of stickers in this photo, and instead admire the quirky row of braids stemming from the center part base of this hairstyle. Chiara Ferragni is working her partial braids here in this photo, as the rest of her hair falls behind her. With this style you can easily add a pop of color, as Ferragni has done here with her ties.
24. Elegant Center Part Ponytail
Carmen Electra is a sexy model and actress, so this is a great hairstyle to hone in that sensuality and make for an overall lovely appearance. A simple, loose ponytail like this becomes so much more mature and elegant when it’s pulled from the center rather than from a side part. If you have a daring dress that you’ve been dying to wear but have been scared of being too risqué, styling your hair like this could be the solution.
25. Straight Center Part Ombre
Sweetheart Drew Barrymore’s face-framing center part hairstyle is perfect for a sleek approach to a bohemian style, with the chic ombre hair flowing long. Another versatile hairdo, you can curl it, straighten it, pull it back, and you know your hair will be looking cute and stylish from any angle, especially stemming from the center part.
26. Center Part Messy Updo
The best part about center part hairstyles is that they don’t always need to be as neat as side parted ones. With these, there’s a certain level of symmetry that occurs, even when your locks get a bit unruly, so it becomes more of an organized chaos, like with this stylish, messy updo on actress Emilia Clarke.
27. Romantic Center-Parted Bun
Loose buns are always a super cute, romantic style to finish off a cute look. Julia Roberts is taking full advantage of the popular center parted hairstyle in this image, and the messy tendrils falling from the bun make the look a bit more spontaneous, adding a bit of passion into the romantic hairstyle.
28. Loose and Sleek Center Part Ponytail
With this style, you’re getting two sides of the coin: loose and tight. With the hair gathered loosely in the back, generally the hairstyle is messy, but give the style a center part, let loose the grown-out bangs, and keep everything in place and you’ll get some built in sleekness, just like in Hailey Baldwin’s center-part blonde ponytail here.
29. Romantic Wavy Center Part
For a classically beautiful look, loose waves are always a great way to go. Jessica Chastain already has a leg up here, with her timeless beauty, but anyone can achieve this level of glamour by parting their hair in the center, letting their wavy hair flow where it wants (to an extent!), and coloring with a lovely, deep strawberry blonde. The pinning done on the side gives a reprieve from the standard haircut, and shows off more of your face as well.
30. Segmented Ponytail
Everything Kendall Jenner wears immediately becomes trendy, which may seem like a cult following move, but in reality there’s a good reason for the mass attention. Starting off with center-part hairstyles, Jenner lets her bangs free to move around her face, and the pulled back, long black hair is segmented into sausage link-esque sections (take the analogy with a grain of salt!) in a surprisingly fabulous way; maybe this center part hairstyle will replace braids somewhat this summer?
31. Classic, Long, and Wavy Center Part
Kat Graham’s long hair makes for an instantly glamorous style when parted down the center, because it allows everything to flow around her in a streamlined fashion. It’s sexy, it’s down to earth, it looks natural, and that’s about all you can wish for in any everyday hairstyle. This is a great and natural look for anyone with long hair.
32. Double French Braids
Coco Rocha looks so young, and with this center part hairstyle she is truly embracing it, with schoolgirl-esque twin braids that let her bone structure stand out as well as her lovely blue eyes. Overall, this is a sporty braided look, but it will also add the essence of youth to whatever outfit you are wearing – I’d say that’s a win-win.
33. Soft and Wavy Center Part
Depending on who you are, this center part hairstyle might look like the classic bombshell blonde, or if you’re someone like Kylie Jenner, it’s just a luscious, straight style for any time of day. The light, strawberry pink highlights throughout are difficult to pick up on, but only make passersby pay a bit more attention to your fabulous hairstyle, and they’ll probably also notice how well this cut frames the face.
34. Classic Long and Wavy
This is the basic center part hairstyle that we all remember coming in and out of style from any point in fashion history. With Megan Fox being such an iconic celebrity and household name, there’s no doubt why she chose to wear such a staple hairstyle, with her wavy locks falling perfectly to other side of her face.
35. Sleek Center-Parted Bun
Simple center part hairstyles, like Riley Keough’s tight bun, are timeless looks that bring an air of class to any outfit. With such pulled together sleekness comes lovely sophistication, a trend only growing in recent times, which goes to show just how modern center part hairstyles can be; they’re coming back and looking great in so many different ways.
36. Bohemian Loose Braid
Karolina Kurkova’s loose braid is beautiful and balances itself thanks to the lovely center part in the front. Having the bangs fall as ringlets to either side of the face adds a touch of elegance to the hairstyle here, as does the center part itself, which would otherwise fall on the more casual side. Like here, all it takes is a few subtle differences to elevate a hairstyle, starting with the part.
37. Wavy Center Part with Different Halves
With this look, worn so gorgeously by Emily Ratajkowski, you get a different look when you look at each side. By tucking one side behind the ear, the model is opening up her face and showing off her stunning bone structure, while adding some intrigue to a style that might otherwise just blend into the crowd. Again, subtle changes to a style shift everything.
38. Sleek and Straight Center Part
Selena Gomez always looks amazing with straight hair, and with this layered cut, the signature style is emphasized. Layers can add an oomph of edge to any hairstyle, and adding in a center part here helps the layers remain balanced for this totally sleek look.
39. Loose Updo for Long Hair with a Center Part
We all know and love Heidi Klum’s long, center-parted hair, and if you have a similar hairstyle, you must see this option for a glamorous, messy updo. By letting some of her golden waves pop out of the style, the beautiful locks seem like they are ready for any occasion. This was a center part hairstyle worn by Klum to the Oscars and it looks great, but it would look just as good worn to run errands.
40. Sleek and Tight Center Part Chignon
Thick black hair like Olivia Munn’s always looks super chic when pulled back into a tight hairstyle, and making it a center part hairstyle only adds to its sophistication. The small tendrils of hair falling at the ears add a bit of reality to the outfit, while not messing up anything about the sleek draw of the chignon style.
41. Center Part with Subtle Waves
Looking at Margot Robbie’s center part hairstyle here, you can definitely see the waves, but they were subtle in that each strand was curled just so, in a very natural and easygoing way that helped the bright blonde coloring stand out. Because of this, it is a great style for the warm and sunny seasons.
42. Relaxed Medium Waves
For a laid-back summer look, maybe you should try out Cate Blanchett’s blonde center part hairstyle. Imagine laying out on the beach with some cute shades and your go-to bikini with these mildly wavy locks falling just above your shoulders. Even better, you can see here how well the look can translate to a formal event, with Blanchett here attending an independent film awards show.
43. Wavy Center Part with Volume
Jessica Chastain is honing a bohemian hippie vibe with this center part hairstyle. The subtle waves in the hair give a nice flow and movement, while adding in volume thanks to their large size at the bottoms. With her naturally delicate features, pulling the hair away from the face and adding in some visual bulk is a smart move, and one that will also keep things light and airy when things get a bit too warm on a sunny summer day.
44. Pin Tight Chignon with Center Part
VS Angel Lily Aldridge has stunning hair, so seeing how such locks can be tamed into this sleek and proper chignon is extraordinary. To put it simply, this style is posh, with the center part and no-hair-out-of-place order. It is definitely a sophisticated look for a formal event, especially with a daring dress such as this, since it adds that maturity on top of the blatant seduction to balance the whole look out.
45. Medium, Sleek Center Part
This medium length center part hairstyle was worn by Alessandra Ambrosio to the Grammy’s, showing that even simple hairstyles can be stunning for larger events like this. This sleek, straightened look is one that has followed us from so many decades in the past, and we can see that the style isn’t planning on going anywhere. It’s an easy style, and as you can see here it can be dressed up very easily as well – no side part necessary.
46. Tight Bow-nytail with Center Part
Letting her sultry eyes be front and center, Adriana Lima showed off her center part hairstyle with this cute and trendy ponytail tied off like a bow in the back. At all points, the hair is sleek and right where it should be, balancing the no-nonsense sensibility of that order and the whimsy of the bow. The center part only serves to further balance and help keep everything in line.
47. Shoulder Length Beachy Cut
This center part hairstyle is casual in nature, with light, beachy waves that add light movement and fluidity to the hairstyle as you walk. Constance Jablonski here figured out how to make the hairstyle bohemian just with styling options, so you can go straight from the beach to your favorite boho chic outfits without much effort.
48. Loose and Voluminous Center Part
This is a hairstyle that embodies the look you get when you first take your hair down from a loose ponytail. Suki Waterhouse wore her hair this way to a style event, and brought in some casualness to the glamour of the event itself, and with the center part she was able to keep things neat and tidy in the process.
49. Center Part Ponytail
Louise Roe’s tight and sleek center part ponytail keeps things classy, and which is right on target for an evening event, especially when you’re wearing a glamorous evening gown. If you wear your hair in any of the tight, pulled back styles, you’ll want to make sure everything about your makeup is right on point, though!
50. Straight and Partially Braided Center Part
This is a lovely center part hairstyle in many regards. Chanel Iman succeeded in getting the benefits of pulled back hair (showing off her face) as well as the lovely, luxurious look of having long, straight hair let loose. The tight braids form an interesting pattern for her hair, showing off her gorgeous facial features and makeup, and her thick black hair is beautiful, all thanks to this center part hairstyle.
Being forgotten for a while from time to time and then coming back with a power to triumph, center part hairstyles are those timeless and classic ‘dos that will always be there. So if you have never dared to try it, make sure you make a center parting once in a while and you’ll definitely love your appearance!
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This story was originally published on November 14, 2014, and we have updated it, adding more gorgeous looks.