Long hair can often be ultra-easy to deal with. You can wear it down, tie it back, put it up — the options seem pretty endless. But at the same time, your usual routine can get boring. If you’re starting to tire of your longer locks but don’t want to lose any length, we have some tips for fun new ways to style your hair.
Side swept strands
Simple but sexy, we love the side swept look for longer locks. Give your hair some texture by adding a salt water spray and working through with your fingers. Scrunch your locks from root to tip and then flip hair over to one side so you end up with a deep side part. Shake your hair out slightly and then add a light mist of holding product. The result: a fresh take on beach waves that can easily go from day to night.
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Bored with your longer locks? Update your look by added a fringe (think Zooey Deschanel). The contrast between longer hair and blunt bangs across your forehead instantly adds drama and a touch of playfulness. Talk to your stylist about the best way to go about adding bangs to your look in a way that suits your face shape and type of hair.
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If you always wear your hair down, why not change things up slightly by opting for a sleek ponytail? They may have been your go-to look as a kid, but the ponytail isn’t just for the 10-and-under set. A low or mid-rise ponytail is the perfect way to keep longer locks looking polished. Not to mention it’s a timeless style that works whether you’re heading to the office or out to meet friends for Sunday brunch. Simply gather your hair at the nape of your neck or slightly higher, secure with an elastic, and pin up any errant strands.
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Slicked back and sporty
Give your longer locks a fresh twist by slicking them back for a sportier take on your usual look. First, flat iron your hair so it’s as straight as you can get it. Then, apply a dime-size amount of gel from your hairline to the crown, working it through the hair for maximum hold. This pushes your strands back away from your face while providing an ultra-slick look. For extra hold, spritz a holding product onto the front of your hair to keep it from falling forward.
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Accessories are a great way to freshen up your hair look and longer locks especially can benefit from the addition of clips, barrettes and bands. Simply adding a metallic hair band or some vibrant beaded pins or barrettes to your hair can instantly add interest to your overall look.
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