12 hair ideas for long hair that would make Rapunzel jealous!

Jeanette | 11 April 2017

Want to give your flowing locks some extra va-va voom? Then check out these easy-peasy styling ideas for long hair, here!


Long locks are often associated with glamour, elegance and classic femininity, but it’s easy to see how women with Rapunzel-like hair often get stuck in a style rut.

That said, we’ve got an array of hair ideas for long hair that will allow you to champion the feminine aspect of the length, as well as earn extra sartorial points!

With our roundup of the best long haircuts, there are no more excuses not to experiment with a full-length style! So, without further ado, keep scrolling and get inspired by our pretty pictures of long haircuts.

12 long hair ideas that you won’t want to miss!


hair ideas for long hair: Cara Delevingne with long beach-inspired waves
Cara Delevingne’s subtle, effortless layers. Credit: Getty Images

1. Effortless layers

Eager for effortlessly casual ideas for long hair? This timeless cut for long hair also oozes that “just got out of bed” attitude, thanks to the long, dramatic layers that have been built into the style. This helps add movement and works wonders on those with very fine hair. It’s also a current favourite of new wave supermodels like Cara Delevingne and Gigi Hadid.

Long hair ideas: Asian model at Jonathan Saunders with sleek long straight hair
Sleek and smooth. Credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Sleek minimalism

So, what’s the best thing about this season’s super straight locks? Aside from virtually painless styling, they also provide the perfect backdrop for bold makeup looks!

haircut ideas for long hair: Jessica Biel with soft layers and blunt fringe
Jessica Biel with soft layers and blunt fringe. Credit: Getty Images

3. Soft layers with blunt fringe

Need long haircut ideas that work with a fringe? Take a leaf out of Jessica Biel’s hair book and inject a pinch of playfulness to longer lengths by working a long, straight-cut fringe. It’ll add a youthful edge to your sophisticated lengthy locks and help balance out face shapes that are oval or elongated.

Long haircut ideas: Back view of a textured low bun 3.1 Phillip Lim SS16
Messy low pony loops. Credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Messy low pony loops

Effortless, low-key hairstyles made a huge comeback. The most popular option? The messy low, looped ponytails and bun hybrids, of course.

ideas for long hair: Soft wavy layers and a piecier fringe as seen on Dakota Johnson
Tousled with textured fringe. Credit: Getty Images

5. Tousled with textured fringe

Sported by Dakota Johnson, Naomi Campbell and Kerry Washington, think of this tousled, textured bangs-anchored look as the grown-out and more grown-up version of last year’s hairstyle du jour: the shag.

Add a soft, piecey fringe, which can be centre-parted or swept to one side for a more playful vibe.

Pictures of long haircuts: The back view of a dark blonde model with a simple plaited ponytail
Simple braid. Credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Simple twists and back-to-basic braids

Panicking because you haven’t brushed up on your plaiting skills? No need. Because it’s all about the simplest twists and most basic braiding styles you can think of (phew!).

Practical enough for the gym and perfect for lazy weekends, achieving these on-point hairstyles will take no more than 5, we promise!

ideas fo long hair: Hailee Steinfeld with wavy super long hair
Hailee Steinfeld with super long, layered waves. Credit: Getty Images

7. Super long

Good news for those who like to keep their locks as close to Rapunzel’s length as possible, super long hair is trending and can be elegantly carried off.

As shown by Selena Gomez and Hailee Steinfeld, this super long cut works well with thicker, coarser locks, while the barely-there layers and softly undulating waves help add movement.

The back view of a brunette model with a twisted, modern ballerina bun
The modern ballerina. Credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Modern ballerina

This is essentially a neat, classic ballerina bun with a fashion-forward edge. This is the ideal hairstyle for those after something a little more romantic than the messy ponytail, but that still has a cool, effortlessness vibe.

A young Asian woman with mirco bangs/fringe and long hair
Micro bangs. Credit: indigitalimages.com

9. Micro bangs

Want haircut ideas for long hair with edginess? Then micro bangs are just what you need. Think a super short, blunt fringe that will help frame your features, teamed with sleek, long locks to create a high-impact result that will only work if you have a fierce attitude to boot.

Editor’s tip: This striking haircut works well to complement more unusual heart, triangular or diamond-shaped faces.

A medium brown haired model with wavy nautral looking waves
Go au naturel. Credit: indigitalimages.com

10. Naturally polished

It’s time to take notice: going au naturel is back in a big way. But make no mistake, as much as this season’s about embracing your natural state and effortless spontaneity.

You also tap into this look with the help of glossing or hair shadowing.

Modern women's quiff on long hair from the Max Mara SS16 catwalk show
The quiff isn’t just for the boys! Credit: indigitalimages.com

11. The quiff

Want to add a cool edge to your long locks? Then an ’80s-inspired, boyish quiff could be the answer.

Play around with tousled, beachy textures for a touch of laid-back drama. Or, try strategically sweeping your super sleek tresses to one side for much a slicker, androgynous effect.

Red headed model with long ginger hair wearing a tiara at Saint Laurent SS16 catwalk show
Try adding a hair accessory. Credit: indigitalimages.com

12. Accessory tricks

Hair accessories are perfect for raising your hair game for a wedding, party or prom, just take your pick from Saint Laurent-inspired rock-tastic tiaras, Oscar de la Renta’s dainty little velvet ribbons, or oversized metallic clips that’ll help upgrade your laid-back hairdos for special summer occasions. No styling tricks necessary.


Has this great round-up of long hair ideas inspired you to grow your mane to new lengths? Why not check out our article on which foods you need to eat to make your hair grow? Trust us, Rapunzel-like locks will be yours before you know it!

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