44 Sexy Ideas for Long Hairstyles

If you’re sick of your long hair but don’t want to cut it into a chic crop, get inspired with these gorgeous star styles.

The Duchess of Cambridge is better known for consistency than she is changeability, but even she gets tired of perfect long layers. Her fringe is on the long side — all the better if you think you’ll want to transition quickly back into your mermaid waves.

There’s a reason Justin Bieber posted a photo of Selena Gomez from the Vanity Fair Oscar after party on Instagram with the caption “Most elegant princess in the world.” To get her gorgeous hairstyle, part it to the side and slick it back behind your ears.

Chrissy Teigen achieved the ultimate hair goal: messy, effortless, and perfect all at the same time. After curling your hair into tight ringlets, spray a texturizing product all over and finger comb it through to get her messy look.

Either go with your natural texture, like Kristen Stewart did here, or spritz a salt-water spray onto strands, and scrunch from ends to roots. Then, choose your best side and sweep your strands to the opposite one, allowing your face to be seen.

Give extra-long locks an instant update with freshly cropped fringe like Zooey Deschanel’s. Tell your stylist to snip the center pieces so they fall right below your eyebrows, while the outer ones should be slightly longer.

You can’t go wrong with a sleek ponytail, like Malin Akerman’s. To make it casual-looking, part your hair and then tightly pull it back, using a boar bristle brush to knock out any bumps for a smooth finish. Spray it with hairspray once you’re done polishing up your ‘do to keep flyaways at bay.

Kim Kardashian’s slicked-back strands exude sexiness. To score her look, flat iron your hair first so it’s super-straight. Then, apply a tiny bit of gel (a dime-size amount) into the palm of your hands and run it through your hair from hairline to the crown several times. This transfers the gel onto your hair, pushing your strands back away from your face. For extra hold, spritz an aerosol hairspray onto the front of your hair only to keep it from falling forward.

We love this look Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel is flaunting down the red carpet. Want to get it? Create a deep side-part on the left side of your head and separate your strands into two sections. Take the left one and French braid your hair around the back of your head and secure it with a hair tie at the nape of your neck. Next, take the section to the right of your part and French braid it along your hairline, pinning or using an elastic band to keep it in place directly behind your ear. For a flirty finish, curl the hair that’s left out of the braid.

Khloe Kardashian’s curls look extra-gorgeous thanks to some randomly placed caramel-hued highlights. Ask your colorist to brighten a few pieces around your face as well as some chunks at your ends. Or go at it yourself with L’Oréal Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Color.

A little bit of height in the front and some pieces sticking out in the back prevent Taylor Swift’s bun from looking too severe. Tease the roots by your forehead before sweeping all of your hair back into a mid-level pony. Wrap the tail into a bun, leaving out the ends.

Soft, loose curls are still really hot, but if you’re looking to switch up this look just a bit, keep your bangs or shorter face-framing pieces sleek like Reese Witherspoon does here. The effect works best if your fringe is long and wispy.

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