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20 Amazingly Versatile Long Hair Haircuts

Long hair haircuts can be heavy and sometimes daunting to style, so get inspired by one of these haircuts to spice up your long locks.

Tons of fun elements can bring long hair to life like color, layering or even bangs. Customize any of these haircuts for long hair to suits your coy personality or daring attitude.

  • #1 Vintage Glamour

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    The vintage-inspired hairstyle is sleek and simple, yet full of interest and drama. Ladies with long hair will love this versatile style.

    Vintage Inspired Haircut for Long Hair

    Style by Stephanie Pabeja, Makeup by Andrea Kamego, Yellow Strawberry Salon, Sarasota, FL

    How To Style:

    1. Use a large-sized curling iron and make sure you curl your entire head of hair in the same direction.
    2. Part hair to the side.
    3. Use your fingers to grab big sections of curls and join them together to create the big and thick waves you desire.
    4. Spray to hold.

    Recommended Products:

    Invest in the right tools. Try Hot Tools Professional Gold Spring 2-inch Curling Iron.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes can wear this retro look. Straight to slightly curly hair types work best.

    Tip:

    Dress this up for a night out on the town or accessorize this for a costume party.

  • #2 Stellar Hair

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Look like a Grecian goddess with these sexy soft curls! Make your style even steamier with brow-grazing bangs.

    Long Haircut with Soft Curls

    Style by London Hair

    How To Style:

    1. Curl your entire head with a 1-inch or slightly larger curling iron and allow curls to set for a few minutes.
    2. Use your flat iron to smooth out the bangs and push them to the side.
    3. Spray hair with a light hold hairspray, then use your fingers as a comb to gently break up the curls.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Carol’s Daughter Monoi Oil Repairing Sacred Strengthening Serum.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes will be flattered with this hairstyle. Thick wavy hair types are best.

    Tip:

    Keep the ends of your hair out of the curling iron so you don’t get Shirley Temple ringlets.

  • #3 Happy Contrast

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Chunky side bangs are beveled straight while layered lengths are rolled up into bouncy curls in this flirty style.

    Long Haircut with Chunky Side Bangs

    Style by Laquan Fields, Ultimate Creations, Beaufort, SC

    Long Haircut with Chunky Side Bangs Side

    Style by Laquan Fields, Ultimate Creations, Beaufort, SC

    How To Style:

    1. Start with clean, dry hair and comb through.
    2. Use a flat iron to round out the bangs nice and straight.
    3. Use a large-sized curling iron on the lengths for a nice curly finish.

    Recommended Products:

    Try the CHI 1-inch sized flat iron for your bangs.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Rectangular shaped faces will be flattered by this style. Straight to slightly curly hair types are ideal.

    Tip:

    Tease your tresses for the illusion of having thicker hair.

  • #4 Classic Cut

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This long and sleek hairstyle is beautiful and simple. A few layers on the ends help keep it fresh and add some interest.

    Long Sleek Haircut with Layers

    Style by Emily Becker, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    Long Sleek Haircut with Layers Back

    Style by Emily Becker, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    How To Style:

    1. On damp hair, create a deep side part and comb through.
    2. Blow hair out as smooth as possible using a paddle brush.
    3. Use a flat iron to create sleek strands and bevel the ends out for a nice flip.

    Recommended Products:

    Prive Shine Spray!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round face shapes and straight hair types wear this look best.

    Tip:

    Bringing in a picture of a hairstyle from the front and back is always very helpful for your hairstylist.

  • #5 Fancy Curls

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    These gorgeous curls cascade down into beautiful ringlets. Strands are left crisp and defined which gives the style a more formal result.

    Long Haircut with Ringlet Curls

    Style by Leslie Brown, The Style, The Look, The Salon, Charlotte, NC

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a light serum on dry strands and comb through to protect your hair strands.
    2. Use a one-inch curling iron on your entire head of hair. Work in tiny sections to really get small and defined ringlets.
    3. Use a flat iron on the bangs if you would like a smooth finish at the roots.
    4. Secure with hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Ecru New York Silk Nectar Serum!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes can wear these fancy curls. Thick curly hair types are ideal.

    Tip:

    Avoid touching your hair as much as possible so as not to create frizz.

  • #6 Model Inspiration

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This sleek root melts into gorgeously roughed up curls. This look is super sexy and totally effortless looking.

    Sexy Long Haircut with Roughed Up Curls

    Style by Sandra Carr, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Blow hair out straight and smooth.
    2. Create a slightly zig-zagged center part.
    3. Use a large-sized curling iron on large sections of hair to create a chunky wave.
    4. Spray a texture spray or hairspray up into strands to add some grit.

    Recommended Products:

    Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo will give you the tousled grit this style calls for.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round or square shaped faces will be flattered by this cut. Straight to wavy hair types are best.

    Tip:

    Use some dry shampoo on this look for day two.

  • #7 Voluminous Vixen

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This long hairstyle features medium length layers to add fullness around the jawline. A long swooping bang adds texture and drama to the look.

    How To Style:

    1. Use a mousse on damp strands to add volume while blow drying.
    2. Flip head over when drying to create as much volume as possible.
    3. When hair is dry, smooth bangs over with a brush.
    4. Use a large-sized curling iron on the ends to add a rounded finish.
    5. Flip your head upside down again to spray on some hairspray and finish off your look.

    Recommended Products:

    Try PHYTO Professional Intense Volume Mousse for gorgeous volume.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round and square shaped faces are ideal for this look. Medium to thick amounts of hair with slightly wavy hair would be best.

    Tip:

    Try large-sized hot rollers to create a similar look.

  • #8 Curls on Curls

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    These soft, bouncy curls are absolutely to die for! Subtle layers help keep the shape from getting too big.

    Long Haircut with Soft Bouncy Curls

    Style by Katie Kacere, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Comb damp strands and part down the middle.
    2. Use small foam curling rods on your entire head of hair.
    3. Allow to dry completely then remove.
    4. Brush strands out gently.

    Recommended Products:

    I love Goody Start Style – Finish Rollers, Flexible Rod. Buy a couple sets to have enough to curl your entire head of hair!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Square, rectangular or oval shaped faces would look great with this soft, curly hairstyle. Medium to thick hair of any hair texture can work.

    Tip:

    Consider purchasing an at home plug-in hair dryer to sit under to speed up the drying process.

  • #9 Hollywood Beauty

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Long curly strands are a swirl of beauty. This hair is parted to the side and pushed away from the face for a nice fresh look.

    Long Haircut with Side Part and Curls

    Style by Carly Shiflet, Kenneth Schuler School of Cosmetology, Greenville, SC

    Long Haircut with Side Part and Curls Side

    Style by Carly Shiflet, Kenneth Schuler School of Cosmetology, Greenville, SC

    How To Style:

    1. Part clean dry hair to the side and brush through.
    2. Use a 1-inch curling iron on strands.
    3. Use your hands to break up curls by combing through them.
    4. Tease the crown for some shape.

    Recommended Products:

    Global Keratin Hair Taming System Light Hold Hairspray will keep these curls in place all day long.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round and square shaped faces will be flattered by this hairstyle. Medium to thick amounts of hair with straight to slightly wavy texture is best.

    Tip:

    Add some bangs if you have a longer face shape or large forehead.

  • #10 All Business

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Thick, textured bangs makes this long layered hairstyle sexy and mysterious. This simple style makes a statement and definitely a force to be reckoned with.

    How To Style:

    1. Brush out clean dry hair.
    2. Flat iron bangs straight, then rough them up slightly with your fingers.
    3. Iron the rest of your hair if needed.
    4. Create some grit by spraying a light hold hairspray up and into strands.
    5. Brush everything out.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo on day two and three so this style can last a few days.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval or rectangular shaped faces will be flattered by this style. Thick and straight hair types will work best.

    Tip:

    Stick straight hair can be boring. Adding some volume and texture to your look makes a world of difference, even if it’s subtle!

  • #11 Brunette Goddess

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Long hair at one length is drab and boring. Keep your length but spice it up with perfectly placed volume and layers. Swooping side bangs add drama while chin grazing layers frame the face beautifully. Chiseled layers around the neck and shoulders also help to add shape and softness.

    Brunette Goddess Long Layered Style for Straight Hair - Haircuts for Long Hair

    Style by Carmen Carmen Salon & Spa, Charlotte, NC

    How To Style:

    1. Apply softening creams and serums to your hair after you towel dry.
    2. Use a paddle brush and your blow dryer to remove moisture and smooth hair as it dries.
    3. When your hair is almost dry, swap out the paddle brush for a large round brush. Use it to really angle ends under and create a soft rounded style.

    Recommended Products:

    Get your hair healthy! Try the smoothing line from Pureology for shampoo, conditioner and blow drying products. The healthier your hair is the better it will look and the easier it will be to style.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round and heart shaped faces will look stunning with this awesome haircut. Girls with long hair who have straight strands will also really love this layered haircut.

    Tip:

    Flip hair away from the face for a completely different look.

  • #12 Fire Cracker

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Light up the day or night with blazing red hair. Even if you choose to not go so dramatic, spicy colors really help take longer hairstyles to the next level. Thick full bangs and chunky layers add drama all on their own, so feel free to mix and match which daring elements you’ll add to your own look.

    Dramatic Long Red Style Haircuts for Long Hair

    Style by Simply Swank Salon & Spa, Hudson, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Blow dry your bangs forward with a round brush.
    2. Continue blow drying and use a paddle brush for the rest of your hair. The paddle brush will help smooth and straighten hair as you dry.
    3. Use a flat iron on hair if you need to when it is completely dry.

    Recommended Products:

    Even though you want a straight result, use a bodifying styling product for texture. The Redken Body Full Line will plump up tresses and make them glamorously voluminous. To keep your red hair color rich and vibrant, use a color depositing duo like Davines Alchemic shampoo and conditioner in Red.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer or even wider shaped faces are great for this full styled haircut. The bangs are thick and so is the layering, so smaller faces will be drowned. Try this hairstyle if you have thick straight hair.

    Tip:

    Red fades quickly, so ask your stylist to overshoot goal color to buy you a little more time in between colorings.

  • #13 Sweet Dimension

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Indulge in tons of natural highlights to make your long hair really glow. Thin ribbons of color add beautiful dimension but keep the look natural and low maintenance. Short, brow-grazing bangs angle out towards the jaw to really create a face framing style. Layers are non-existent in the back but are chiseled in around the neck and shoulders to add interest.

    Long Brown Haircuts for Long Hair

    Style by Lacye Geitgey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Apply smoothing cream and serum to your hair and blow dry with a paddle brush to really straighten it out.
    2. When your hair is 100% moisture-free, grab your flat iron and detail the style.

    Recommended Products:

    Invest in a good flat iron. The right hot tools can keep your hair healthy. Infra Shine in a 1-inch iron size is perfect at creating a seamless and sleek hairstyle.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    The side swept bangs and front shaping layers are great for all face shapes. Naturally straight hair is best, especially hair that is super thick.

    Tip:

    Consider a keratin treatment to smooth out your hair’s texture. Even if your hair is straight, adding keratin to your hair can decrease drying and styling time immensely.

  • #14 Gorgeous Waves

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    These awesome waves are contrasted with full thick bangs. The contrasting and blending of colors add to the drama as well. Layers are kept soft and long to help add shape and minimize bulk.

    Wavy Long Brunette Haircuts for Long Hair

    Style by Esoterica Studios, Fort Worth, TX

    Wavy Long Brunette Hair with Long Fringey Bangs Side View - Haircuts for Long Hair

    Style by Esoterica Studios, Fort Worth, TX

    How To Style:

    1. Use your flat iron to smooth bangs forward with a slight bevel.
    2. Grab vertical sections of hair and curl them with a 1½-inch curling iron. Curl your entire head of hair, but grab the pieces randomly to create a more natural curl pattern.
    3. Use a paddle brush to break up curls when you are done.

    Recommended Products:

    Moroccan Oil Glimmer is a shine spray that adds an amazing luster and shine to hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    These fun, forward cut bangs are flattering on long oval faces. They help balance out vertically shaped faces or long foreheads. If you have natural loose curls or wavy hair, this style is perfect for you. But, if your hair is naturally on the straighter side, you’ll just have to become BFFs with your curling iron.

    Tip:

    Use a dry shampoo on day two or three to keep your style going and going. The powder-like texture of the dry shampoo helps absorb oils and adds volume.

  • #15 Bangin’ Brunette

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This brunette has a red glow that really adds interest and shine to this long layered hairstyle. The model has extremely thick hair that is kept looking full with blunt bangs and longer, point-cut layering.

    Brunette Style with Lots of Volume and Long Bangs for Long Hair - Haircuts for Long Hair

    How To Style:

    1. Start with clean dry hair and plug in your flat iron.
    2. Use your flat iron to smooth your bangs forward nice and straight.
    3. Use large hot rollers for the ends of the rest of your hair to create the voluminous wavy look as shown.

    Recommended Products:

    Hot Tools is a great brand for curling irons, flat irons and rollers. Try their Supersized Flocked Rollers for amazing body and wave. The benefit to rollers is that their curls last longer than using a curling iron.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Long oval faces or square shaped faces would be great candidates for this full-banged hairstyle. Super thick hair that is on the straight to wavy side is ideal for this particular look.

    Tip:

    Ask your stylist if they offer complementary bang trims. Long, blunt bangs grow out quickly and need maintenance. Many stylists offer a sweet bang trim service to help you keep them under control.

  • #16 California Curls

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This sun-kissed hairstyle is radiant and girly. Light caramel strands are slightly curled and wavy creating an easy breezy, laid back style. A deep side part adds to the sweeping fun spirit of this hairstyle.

    California Curls Haircuts for Long Hair

    Style by Hadley Burtscher, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Use a comb to part your hair to the side. The part is extremely deep and starts past one of your eyes.
    2. Use a large barreled curling iron and curl the ends only to add some wave.
    3. Finish off with a light hairspray or a spritz of shine spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Privé has my all time favorite shine spray. It’s perfect for speeding up drying time when wet and offers great heat protection too. Spray their Shine Spray on dry hair before using any flat irons or hot tools for a mirror-like effect.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval faces or square shaped faces will be flattered with this soft and girly haircut. Medium to thick hair that is naturally straight or wavy can sport this California look.

    Tip:

    Try not to use heat on your hair daily. Giving hair a rest from blow dryers and hot tools will do wonders for you hair. Soft, healthy hair is always in style, so make sure you take care of your strands and treat them right.

  • #17 Beachy Waves

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This platinum surfer girl rocks gorgeous loose ringlet waves and a scrunched up texture that looks like it was made for a day at the beach. Layers are kept subtle and long but are there to provide shape and take out some weight for this long hairstyle.

    Long Beachy Light Blonde Hair - Wavy Style - Haircuts for Long Hair

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Long Beachy Light Blonde Hair - Wavy Long Haircuts

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Comb your hair out of the shower and then apply your favorite curl enhancing products from roots to tips.
    2. Scrunch hair up with your hands to encourage curls and then allow hair to air dry. You can dry your hair with a diffuser if you must.
    3. Spray on a light hairspray to lock curls in place and go about your day.

    Recommended Products:

    Use a fun beach-inspired product like Catch The Wave Hair Mousse from Aussie. It helps add wave and also works as a leave-in conditioner. Follow up with one of their hairsprays for extra hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    You must have wavy/curly texture to your hair to achieve this laid back, beachy hairstyle. All face shapes can wear this surfer look.

    Tip:

    Fried ends are never cute. Make sure you schedule regular trims, even if you want to keep your hair long. Split ends can split up even higher and really damage your strands, so take care of them as soon as you see them. Trimming the ends off keeps hair from splitting or breaking off on their own.

  • #18 Vanilla Swirl

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Pretty blonde ribbons are thick and chunky and blend beautifully into light brown pieces of curls. Sweet side bangs are smoothed over into voluminous curls. Layers are kept medium to long to help add shape.

    Blonde Highlighted Haircuts for Long Hair

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    Long Blonde Haircuts for Long Hair

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Plug in your flat iron and a 1-inch curling iron.
    2. Flat iron your bangs to the side for sleekness.
    3. Section up your hair if needed and start curling sections of hair from roots to tips.
    4. When you have curled your entire head of hair, blast it with hairspray then scrunch up the curls with your hands to create a fun textured style.

    Recommended Products:

    Finish off your hairstyle with Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Hairspray. It has a light flexible hold but will help add tons of texture to your style. It won’t make your curls sticky or unmanageable either.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This cute curly hairstyle is great for heart shaped faces. Fine hair that is naturally curly or wavy can achieve this look.

    Tip:

    If it’s your first time adding bangs, make sure you don’t have any cowlicks or funky growth patterns around your hairline. Ask your stylist to take a look and also determine which side you should part your hair on for easiest manageability.

  • #19 Country Waves

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This cute country girl has a fun flip that just need some boots and cowboy hat. Natural colored hair is brightened up with a few highlights. The color and the layers really help make this long hairstyle shine.

    Fun Flippy Long Haircuts Hair with Blonde Highlights

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    haircuts for long hair

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Start with clean dry hair and use a comb to create a deep side part.
    2. Grab a larger barrel curling iron (about 1¼-inch to 1½-inch) and start curling the ends of your hair. Grab the ends and curl hair away from the face on each side to create that flippy, swing effect.

    Recommended Products:

    Always protect your hair before applying heat. Try a light misting product like Haute Little Number Thermal Mist from Sydney Hair Care.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Medium to thin hair that has fine, straight texture is best for this soft sweeping hairstyle. All face shapes can wear this look.

    Tip:

    Maximize your color appointment. Not everyone needs a full highlight from front to back, just a few perfectly placed foils around the face can make a big change in your look and stay a lot friendlier to your wallet.

  • #20 Spicy Highlights

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Long hair is given life with tons of blonde and spicy ribbons of color. Short flippy layers around the face are fun and flirty and the wispy bangs add drama and framing to the face.

    Long Brown Spicy Haircuts for Long Hair

    Style by Above and Beyond Salon, Vermillion, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Plug in your flat iron and a 1¼-inch curling iron.
    2. Use the flat iron to smooth your bangs forward and slightly bevel them under for a subtle curvy finish. This makes the bangs easier to push to either side if you need to.
    3. Section out the top section of your hair and clip it up and out of the way.
    4. Grab pieces of the dropped out section and curl with your iron. Curl the entire section, then drop down the top and continue.

    Recommended Products:

    Keep those locks healthy by applying Redken Smooth Lock Heat Glide. It’s a serum that should be rubbed on your palms and then run through your hair from roots to tips for ultimate protection and shine. Follow up with a hairspray like Kerastase Double Force.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Curly hairstyles compliment most face shapes, so really take advantage of this hairstyle. This is especially if you have a square face because curls do wonders at softening strong jawlines. Medium to thick textured hair that is straight to slightly curly can pull off this long hairstyle.

    Tip:

    When choosing a haircut, think about how you like to style your hair. Don’t choose a curly hairstyle if you love your hair stick straight.

    If you’re tired of your long locks, cutting it all off doesn’t have to be the answer. Just chiseling and framing a few layers around your face can really reinvent your hair. Long, healthy hair is the prettiest, so take care of your long hair with regular trims and by investing in good products. Long hair is youthful and sexy, so show it off and make the most of your hair!