The long hair predicament: You don't want to say goodbye to your lovely lengths but really do feel like switching things up a little somehow. Especially when party season hits, the temptation to overhaul your look gets real. But if you're not keen on doing anything too drastic (no bobs here, thanks!), we've got plenty ideas for a gentle update. From adding streaks of bold colour to pumping up your curls, intricate plaits and updos, consider this your ultimate "take me to your hairstylist" guide to revamping your long locks sans scissors.
Below you'll find a whole host of long hairstyles to add to your repertoire now.
Big, intricate buns require long hair for all that twisting, weaving and winding.
Use kirby grips to your advantage by making a statement hair accessory out of your baby-hair tamers.
Invest in velvet ribbon this season—it'll be your go-to hair accessory all party season.
We told you, this pretty take on a relaxed ponytail is the perfect five-minute fix for long hair.
Time to break out the crimper! This is a great way to show off your lengths without it feeling boring.
Yep, the crimper is getting plenty of action this season—just see here for proof. Keep an all-over crimp feeling fresh by slicking it back.
Keep your lengths poker straight for a seriously cool contrast between the pony and scalp braids.
Sleek, glossy and perfect for those days when you just can't face a full wash and blow-dry.
Give a curly pony a glam edge by adding a Gatsby-inspired sculpted front.
Bunches, but grown up.
Mermaid waves aren't just for summer. Give them extra texture using thickening sprays for a glam party vibe.
This Chanel runway look works best with super-long locks—so grab a hair net.
You need volume to execute this look well, which makes it a great style for long, thick locks.
Maxing that braid action.
A short fringe packs even more impact when it's teamed with poker-straight long tresses.
If in doubt, pile it high.
Autumn's take on summer's space bun trend.
Rock a slicked-back wet look for party season.
Not up for a cut? Try some statement color instead. We love these bright pink streaks.
Blast your roots with volumizing powders, add a little backcombing and finish with a hairband.
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