50 Super Pretty Long Hairstyles for 2018

We've got hair ideas for days.

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Longer hair = even more room to experiment with color, layers, and styling. Get inspired with these creative ideas catered to longer lengths—from lazy-girl bedheads to super high ponytails.

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Camilla Belle's '70s Style

This "long bangs, longer hair" style was uber-popular in the '70s on legends like Joni Mitchell and Françoise Hardy, but it still has staying power today. Make sure you're conditioning regularly to maintain added shine like Camilla Belle's and get regular trims (yes, even if you're growing your hair out) to avoid split ends.

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Gabrielle Union's Voluminous Ponytail

Contrast is one of the coolest cards to play on the daily, whether it's an asymmetrical style or this ultra-smooth on top, massive volume on the bottom ponytail. Not everyone has Union's natural texture, but even on thinner, straighter hair, you can pull your hair away from elastic band and tease your hair section by section to achieve a fuller look.

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Jessica Biel's Belle Half-Updo

We're getting strong Beauty and the Beast vibes from this gorgeous swooping half-updo. The trick is to enhance the hair at the crown (add some height with volumizing spray, tease it, and secure it with hairspray), then wrap it back and secure it behind your head. Give yourself some added waves at the bottom with a few quick runs through your hair with a hot tool.

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Naomi Campbell's Surprise Ponytail

Blink and you'd miss the very high, mini-ponytail at the top of this super's head. It's proof you can do two looks in one: sleek and shiny lengths, with a little surprise ponytail at the top of your head. If you've got enough hair to pull off this look (if not, there are hair extensions, too), more power to you.

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Jane Fonda's Thick Bangs

As Ariana Grande could tell you any day, the perks of wearing a simple high ponytail are many (especially on a red carpet where everyone's going for ornate updos). The real star of this look, though, are the thick DIY bangs with longer tendrils at the sides. Whether you're relying on clip-ons or styling your own natural bangs, the fringe and ponytail combo is truly a lewk.

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Katy Perry's Striking Black Hue

Even though blondes are supposed to have all the fun, Perry's jet black hair makes the case for the opposite. Dark brunette hues are all the more striking when you have longer lengths to work with: just ask Bella Hadid or Kendall Jenner.

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Beyoncé's Platinum Locks

But should you get bored with natural brunette hair, it's worth taking the plunge on a platinum dye job at least *once* in your life. Case in point: Bey's signature style of long, sweeping blonde waves.

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Reese Witherspoon's Pulled Back Half-Updo

A half-updo with longer hair is great for A) keeping stray pieces of hair out of your face B) leaving room to highlight your impressive giant earrings C) framing your face in the best of ways.

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Jennifer Lopez's Golden Waves

With long, thick hair, one way to keep it interesting is a smattering of golden highlights, long layers, mermaid waves, and a blend of darker tones up top.

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Brittany Snow's Loose Braid

One easy way to keep your hair from falling into your line of sight: toss it over you shoulder and tie it up into a loose braid. So pretty, so simple.

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Sofia Vergara's Ashy Tones

Further proof that ashy, grey-infused hues are the coolest dye jobs.

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Jessica Alba's Ombre Fade

Whether you're growing out a dye job, or just looking to brighten up your dark lengths, a subtle ombre effect like Alba's is an especially easy-on-the-eyes way to do both.

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Lady Gaga's All-Platinum Style

Yes, it is a hassle to get an all-over platinum coloring job when you're naturally a brunette and your hair is *this* long (read: how many hours at the salon??). But when it looks as amazing as Gaga's 'do, it's worth the extra maintenance.

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Salma Hayek's Long Side Pony

To get Hayek's bed-head volume, tug on the strands above the hair tie a little and push the hair tie further up your pony tail for a little more zhuzhing action by your crown.

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Sienna Miller's Eye-Skimming Bangs

When you've got long lustrous hair like Miller's, adding another dimension to it (blunt bangs) only helps frame the face better. To avoid overwhelming your features make sure you're getting regular trims or parting your fringe down the middle as it gets longer.

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Vanessa Hudgens' Festival Style

To transform your long hair from its everyday style to its full festival potential (hi, Coachella), add a crown braid by your temple and add some strategic hair jewels.

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Jennifer Lawrence's Sunkissed Strands

The longer the lengths, all the better to play with sunkissed balayage highlights like J.Law's that add major dimension to her hair.

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Charlotte Le Bon's Swooping Side Bangs

Because longer lengths + long side bangs can mean annoying hair-in-your-eyes moments, one way to skirt the issue is to curl your bangs so they flick away from your face, like this regal side-swept style.

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Jaime Ray Newman's Shiny Waves

There's nothing quite like a gorgeous shade of strawberry blonde, and what better way to show off your hue like these shiny mermaid waves?

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Selena Gomez's Satiny Strands

Sometimes you don't feel like using a curling iron to shake up your bone-straight hair, so it's best to just work with what you've got. We love Selena's satiny-smooth style here, that are super easy to recreate with a straightening iron (or just your natural texture) and a meticulous middle part.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Feathery Ends

Phoning a friend: "How can we get bouncy ends like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's?" Our best guess is a round brush and some volumizing spray, plus blow-drying hair away from the face instead of curled in toward the chin.

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Zoe Saldana's Pulled Back Headband

An easy way to pull back hair from your face and clear some real-estate for your gorgeous earrings is a headband placed low on your crown. As for the flyaways, keep them in line with some hairspray.

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Poppy Delevingne's Beachy Waves

Long lengths = all the better to wear in perfect beachy waves like these. Ugh, the Delevingne sisters are too #blessed in the hair department.

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Emma Watson's Pinned-Back Style

Don't knock the ease of a simple bobby pin to style your hair. Here, it plays the starring role in Emma Watson's sleek red carpet look.

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Kate Middleton's Floppy Bangs

One certified way to add dimension to long hair? Long bangs, round-brushed like Kate Middleton's adorable, poufy style.

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Kate Bosworth's Side Braid

We're taking copious notes on all the elements of this California girl look, from the simple side braid tucked behind the hair versus the long, effortless waves on the other side.

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Kirsten Dunst's Chic Hair Ribbon

The school-girl ribbon has never failed us in the style department. It's the chicest way to break up a head full of hair, without doing hardly anything at all.

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Dakota Johnson's Tousled Waves

Tousled is great for any occasion and is really low maintenance. Loosely wrap hair around a wand curling iron like this to get these effortless waves.

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America Ferrera's Side Part

This style is perfect for a casual day-outing—just do a deep side part and tuck your hair behind your ear. Then use your flat iron to bump the ends of your hair and give your look a little body.

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Cara Delevingne's Easy Bedhead

How to get the perfect bedhead look: Literally wake up like this and smooth down only slightly.

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