7 New Hair Ideas for Long Hair to Test This Season

New year new hair, chop free.

For those who have been rocking long hair for a long time, all that gorgeous length might start to get boring, especially if you’ve been been wearing the same styles year after year. If cutting your hair isn’t an option, you’ll need some new style ideas to help you switch up your look every now and again.

These aren’t your regular overdone hair ideas; they’re new styles that are fun, easy and can really revive your look season after season. Read on to check out some of our favorite new hair ideas for long hair:

7 New Hair Ideas for Long Hair You Need to Try Out

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Natural curls or permed out, either way they’re gorgeous. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Mermaid Perm

If you thought perms have been done since the ’80s, you’d be wrong! Tight perms have come back in fashion (as everything does, eventually) and we think the extra tight coils look best on long hair. If you have straight or a loose curly hair type, try out a perm. It helps to give long hair extra volume and bounce. Plus, they look gorgeous on long locks.

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New year, new hue. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Daring New Hue

Try a totally new hair color this year, we dare you! It’s fun to play around with your look by changing your color. You don’t even need a new haircut to get a totally new style. If you color your hair often, we recommend working a mask, like Nexxus Humectress Moisture Restoring Masque, into your hair care routine for some extra nourishment and strand-strengthening.

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Eeny meeny bangs. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Long Hair and Baby Bangs

One thing we love most in getting new hair ideas for long hair is the fact that you get to add in some playful visual interest. And what has more contrast than teeny baby bangs and waist-length hair? Micro bangs are fun on so many face shapes! They definitely require some confidence, but look so on-trend when done right.

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This bottom heavy look is gorgeous. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. Bottom Heavy Curls

Shake up the shape of your haircut simply by changing how you curl your hair. Instead of going for beachy curls from root to tip, try this cool ’20s-inspired style. Just curl your hair with a smaller barrel curling iron from your jawline down. When you’re done, lightly tease the bottom half of your hair for extra volume. Set this whole style with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray.

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Accessorize with a large bow.

5. Squat Braids

We love braids on all hair at all times. But if you want a new take on a simple braid for your long hair, look no further than this little squat braid. You’ll just braid as usual, but stop a good six inches or more before the ends of your hair. Tug the braid to loosen it up to create a short, chubby, pancaked feel.

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The messier the better. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Hippie Hair Flip

Nothing we like better than purposefully messy hair! It’s such an easy style to create too. Start off by misting your hair with Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. Scrunch in the spray and tie up your hair in a messy bun while you get ready. Then, undo your bun and flip it all to one side. Just like that you get this rocker-cool look.

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Add a braid or two for more fun. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Hidden Braids

Our last tip is for gals who only want to shake up their style a smidge. Adding in hidden braids is a fun, and cute way to add more texture to long straight hair. Add one or two to get a subtle look.

Need more new hair ideas for long hair? Check out these old school vintage styles instead