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Punch up Your Long Hair Styles

It is the time to wear hair long hair styles primped to its finest. Amy Winehouse showed us that a long hairstyle can be worn to the extreme, but this year the extreme is done with grace. Just because the hairstyle is long doesn’t mean you have to let it dangle in that goody two shoe manner, it is high time to infuse those long hairstyles with some attitude.

 

Long Hair Styles That Make You Appear Thinner

Highlights

A long hairstyle that is worn one length can come across a tad boring and dull, but with the right highlights you can really change things around. A two toned effect will add depth and dimension. Highlights are always a good idea, but changing it up will make things more interesting. Keep the stripes smaller and more blending to the base hair color, and add a few colors to the mix. This will add transition and reflect light-giving-depth to the hair. For more inspiration on highlights check out my article Hair Highlights for All Hair Colors.

 

Long Hair Styles

Layers

This is a great haircut if you are working with long curly or wavy hair. One of the biggest problems with curly long hair is that the cut lies too flat at the top and explodes through the bottom; before you know it you resemble a Christmas tree. The layers will transform the curls, cascading the hair and making it look fuller from start to finish.

 

Long Hair Styles

Multiple Layers

When your hair is straight and very thick the multi-layered look can also be a great haircut to use. It removes the excess weight from your hair making it easier to style. However, be careful not to cut the layers too short, all that extra weight removed will allow the hair to bounce up leaving you with a bowl shape at the crown.

 

Long Hair Styles

Face Framing Layers

Ladies, if you are one of the many who defines yourself as being “hairstyling impaired,” or not blessed with the hands or talent to do your own hair, then look no further. This long haircut keeps all the length through the back blunt, but allows for flattering layers to frame the face. This is a classic haircut that has been revised over the years to bring more attitude to the table. It is important your hairdresser works this long hair style to accentuate your best features. Cut the layers around the face to high light your cheekbones or your lips. And, if you have killer eyes that you want to be noticed chop in an eye grazing fringe to seal the deal. And if your looking for more ideas on utilizing face framing layers as a strategy check out my article Layered Haircuts Are Hot!

 

Long Layered Hair Style with Bangs

 Whatever long hairstyle you luscious lasses choose to wear, remember to have fun with the overall picture. Long hair is like a blank canvas, there is so much to do with it . . . play around, have some fun and don’t be afraid to try new things.

 

Long Hair Styles

For more great longer looks check out my Pinterest Long Hairstyles Board.

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3 Comments »

  1. Hi Emily,

    Braided ponytails look fabulous on long hair. Check out the article 6 Must Have Braided Ponytails for some wonderful ideas!

    I hope that you have a marvelous hair day!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — April 9, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

  2. i’ve been looking thu your blog for a while now and i really think your styles are pretty but when i say i have “long hair” i really mean i have LONG hair. please help!

    Comment by Emily — April 6, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

  3. This is a great haircut if you are working with long hair styles or wavy hair. One of the biggest problems with long curly hair is that the cut lies too flat at the top and explodes through the bottom; before you know it you resemble a Christmas tree. The layers will transform the curls, cascading the hair and making it look fuller from start to finish.

    Comment by fashion — November 5, 2010 @ 1:01 am

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