Sure, bobs, lobs, and shaved heads are quite coveted, but that doesn’t mean that long hairstyles are any less cool. On the contrary, there has never been a better time to own your long locks—just look at the lengthy tresses Gigi Hadid sported at Versace’s runway show or the plethora of warm-weather looks that have taken over Pinterest.
Whether you have spiral curls, flaunt stick-straight strands, or fall somewhere in between, we’ve found long hairstyles befitting all textures, from curly topknots to waist-grazing braids and free-flowing waves—all of which require shoulder-length locks or longer. So, what are you waiting for? Cancel your next cut and rock one of these Rapunzel-esque styles instead.
When it comes to long, luscious hair, there’s nothing more empowering than showcasing your natural texture. Whether it’s waves, curls, kinks, or straight, we’re always partial to showing off the hair you were born with. In the case of long, thick curls, you can always enhance the texture with a thick curling iron in a few spots placed across your entire head.
Play with the versatility of your hairstyle by creating a faux bob. All you have to do is tuck the ends into your sweater, and voilà!
Slick, wet-looking hair is not a new trend, but it’s definitely not going anywhere either. It’s an easy, heat-free way to add a sleek vibe to your hair.
Pull your hair into a low ponytail and adorn it with a modern metal piece for an easy-to-pull-off style that looks fancier than it does practical.
Kim Kardashian West has become synonymous with super-long, super-straight, almost Cher-inspired strands. If you’re over wearing it down, pull it up into a snatched high ponytail and add a bold eye look to boot.
For a night out, fluffy, brushed-out ’70s curls are a natural go-to. They’re big, beautiful, and especially fun if you’re going dancing. Hair-flip and boogie.
If we’ve ever had a hair muse, it’s Zendaya. Her ability to change her look in an instant (and pull off every single one) is uncanny. If you have long, naturally textured hair, let it roam free in an afro with gorgeous volume and height.
Here, Solange shows off platinum blonde braids (each one slightly different than the last).
Haven’t you heard? Crimping is back. Add an ’80s flair to your look with crimped bangs and angles.
To dress up straight hair, add a braided deep side part for a surprise accessory to your usual look.
Pull your hair back into a half-up, half-down bun for a weekend vibe that looks just as chic as it does lived-in.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Hallie Gould.