Top 10 Long Hair Trends
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
November 18, 2011
Filed Under Beauty
Contributed by Jenniifer Andrews, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Hairstyle trends come and go, frequently ranging between pixie cuts to bobs to hair down to your hips.
Although some styles may be popular for a short time, others such as long hair never seem to go out of style. With celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian displaying long, lustrous locks, this versatile hair length and style is sure to stay around for years to come.
Try one of the following top ten long hair trends to add some fun or sophistication to your ‘do.
10. Side pony-tail
The side pony-tail highlights great facial features such as sharp cheekbones and smooth skin. Simply pull hair into a pony-tail with an elastic or clip and drape the tail over your shoulder.
9. Sleek and straight
Use a flatiron to create a straight hairdo with long hair. Remember that the key to a healthy, lustrous straight hair look is well conditioned hair, so use a quality conditioner for long hair. This sleek look is both sophisticated for the office and glamorous for a night out on the town.
Have fun with long hair by pulling back the top half for a playful, whimsical look. Use a curling iron to create curls and volume with the hair that is left down.
7. Voluminous waves
Create full-body waves to your hair for a sexy and sassy look. Use a large-barrelled curling iron and a round boar bristle brush to create loose waves in hair or let naturally wavy hair air-dry. Use a frizz-free hair serum to lock in moisture and prevent hair from drying out.
An updo is a common styling trend for long hair, particularly for specific events or celebrations such as weddings or graduations that are more formal. Try pulling hair up high in a French knot or bun and securing with clips and pins.
Old-Hollywood hairstyles reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe are popular long hair trends resurrected by the stars. Try copying Scarlett Johansson’s look by creating stiff waves in your hair and pulling it to the side.
Bangs frequently come in and out of style on the hair front, but are recently favoured with long hairstyles. Adding blunt bangs can hide a larger forehead and give you a more youthful look. Try wispy, side-swept bangs to avoid making a drastic change but still achieving a sexy look.
Adding highlights to your long hair can update your look and give you a fresh appearance. Long hairstyles allow you to see colors better than short hair as well. Try a bold red, blonde or brown shade that will stand out but that isn’t too far from your natural hair color.
Headbands are no longer solely an 80’s fashion item! Try mixing up your long hairstyle by adding a thin or wide hair-band to pull back bangs and still give you a sleek, sophisticated look.
Head scarves have been in and out of style for the past decade or two. Keep it simple by wrapping a simple, solid coloured scarf around your head and tying underneath straight, shiny locks. A long scarf wrapped around your head, or twisted around a long ponytail makes a bohemian fashion statement.