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Long Hair 2014: My Favorite Long Hairstyle Photos

Plus: Can someone with a long face wear long hair?

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Long hair appears to never go out of style and remains very popular. See photos of the trendy styles including beachy waves, straight hair and more. Plus, find out what long hair style best works with your face shape, how to achieve these styles, what products are needed and how to get the cut from your stylist.

Wavy Hair

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If you have naturally wavy hair, consider yourself lucky. Your hair can be straightened with a hair dryer or flat iron and it can be worn naturally wavy. Wavy hair also holds a curl well.

Most women have some natural wave in their hair, so if want to perfect this look invest in a sea salt spray (see "How to Create Beachy Waves").

Find out how to get a cut that enhances your wavy hair.
Got naturally curly hair? See 10 Secrets to Styling Curly Hair.

 

Long & Straight Will Always Be Popular

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Long straight hair has yet to go out of fashion. It started out as a big trend in the 60s and remains popular today. But long hair doesn't look great on all face shapes, especially long face shapes, because long hair can elongate the face even further.

This straight look remains popular, but to modernize it a bit, try

Just Add Bangs

If you want to update your look without sacrificing your length, consider adding fringe bangs, like Kate Moss. From blunt bangs, to sideswept bangs, the following looks in this photo gallery are all super popular this year.

Bangs can be a total transformation to your look and they look great on any hair length. Make sure to ask your stylist to leave the sides of the bangs a little bit longer than the middle and you may want to add just a couple long layers so they blend in, as Kate did here.

Keep in mind that bangs take some maintenance. Most salons offer free bang trims, but if you are like me and you can't be bothered to travel ever few weeks to see your stylist, learn how to trim your own bangs. It's easier than you think.

Long hairstyles with bangs

Add in Some Highlights or Balayage

Whether you go for bold red, rich brown, ombre highlights or a glossy blonde, color can update any hairstyle and make you look fresh. Here are gorgeous colors that look great on long hair. I chose long hairstyles because these colors are extraordinary on long hair, plus you can see the color better. But of course these colors would look great on any length of hair.

More on hair color:

My Favorite Celebrity Long Hairstyles

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Get inspired by celebrities known for their gorgeous long hairstyles.

 

Long Black Hairstyles

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Our favorite African-American celebrities and their long hairstyles.

Long, black hairstyles

Ponytails for Long Hairstyles

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We love the ponytail and why not? These days you can wear them to the gym then later that evening to a five-star restaurant. They look especially sexy on long, layered hair. "Done" hairstyles are so 1980s, thank goodness, because who has time for perfection when there's the Internet to surf, the kids to feed and the beach to walk on? Here, we rundown 10 great ponytails and how to style them.

Formal Hairstyles for Long Hair

Vanessa Hudgens
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Updos only work on medium-to-long hair. You'll find 100s of gorgeous hairstyles for long hair in this prom, wedding and formal hairstyles gallery.

Long, But Not TOO Long: The Long Bob Trend

This trend was started by Gwyneth Paltrow in 2008 and still remains incredibly popular.

The long bob trend

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