Hair looks good at every length. But longer hair gives you more room to have fun with colors, layers, and styles. If you're more of a lazy-girl and would rather bypass fussy styles—we feel you, and we're here for you—we've rounded up a bunch of inspo pics of 'dos that take minimal mirror time. But if you're *extra* ::raises hand:: and want to commit to getting a little creative, they are cutting-edge styles in here for you to try, as well. Click through for 50 of our favorites.
Curly girls: Since we're at the start of 2019, let's all let go of the pressure to straighten our hair. That's an old, societal beauty standard that needs to be left in the past. Curly hair can make you feel oh-so-fancy. Look at how elegant this queen Zendaya looks rocking her natural texture. Dress your curls up a bit by reaching for a pomade that guarantees high-shine, then sweeping your hair into a glossy slick-back. Sophisticated.
The easiest way to edge up your long, blonde locks is by embracing several shades. Who said your hair has to be the same tone all over? Take a cue from ultimate cool-girl Delevingne and embrace the dirty blonde trend. Her dark roots come out to play up top, while her silver-blonde streaks fade into a honey blonde hue at the ends.
Hair bows pull together your look in such an elegantly playful way. Especially if you do as supermodel Emily Ratajkowski did, and adorn your loose braid with a ribbon that matches your outfit. Monochromatic and chic.
The bigger the hair...the cooler. Here's a prime example of Rihanna turning a basic blow-out into a lewk—her soft bends looks so full and healthy. An easy way to replicate this style is by twisting your hair up into flexi rods to create curly s-waves.
Julia Roberts should win Best Hair Award year after year—her styles just seem to get better with time. Here, she chose to style her sun-kissed blonde mane with beachy waves, which is the ideal I-woke-up-like-this style if you're not into trying hard with your hair.
Only one word comes to mind: F-I-E-R-C-E. Ciara, a hair chameleon, has donned many styles, but this voluminous high ponytail is one of my all-time faves.
Braids make everything better. Case in point: Joan Smalls' slightly off-centered cornrow, which may be small but makes a big difference. Embellishing your curls with one tiny detail, like so, will give everyday hair such a dope vibe.
In need of a switch-up in the shade department? You can never go wrong with this rich, espresso color. Angelina Jolie didn't do much to her straight, long strands, yet she still looks amazing, because damn that color.
Half-up, half-down hair is an easy win—especially if you have a dressy event coming up. Jourdan Dunn looks so dreamy with these loose waves. Plus, it's a great way to show off your makeup since most of your hair is pulled back.
Leave it to Solange to be the most popular girl on my 2019 hair mood board. She's my inspiration to not just get braids, but to get platinum braids embellished with the screenshot-worthy hair jewelry. (What I'm calling elevated braids.) Because 2019 is the year to just do it!
You can spot this shine on Gigi Hadid's lustrous locks a mile away. This is a modern twist on retro finger waves coupled with the wet hair look everyone loves.
Truthfully, what's not to love about Tracee Ellis Ross? Her hair, though, is ultimate goals. Let your curls roam freely and do as they please. They don't need to be restricted to a "style" to look good.
Chrissy Teigen's effortless caramel-streaked strands are increasing my urges to book a beach vacation, like, now. Tousled waves accompanied by a center part is a no-brainer with long hair. It's one of those styles that will never fail you. And by never fail you I mean always look gorgeous.
If you want a no-fuss style, try a boho braid. The looser, the better—so, you don't have to worry about perfecting it (who has time for that?).
This "long bangs, longer hair" style was über-popular in the '70s (picture legends like Joni Mitchell and Françoise Hardy), but it certainly doesn't look dated. Make sure you're conditioning regularly to maintain shine like Belle's and get regular trims (yes, even if you're growing your hair out) to avoid split ends.
Contrast is one of the coolest cards to play, whether it's an asymmetrical style or this ultra-smooth on top, massive on the bottom ponytail. Not everyone is blessed with Union's natural texture, but even with thinner, straighter hair, you can pull your hair away from elastic band and tease your hair section by section to achieve a fuller look.
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 anchor with hairspray), then wrap it back and secure behind your head. Give yourself some waves at the bottom courtesy of a few quick runs through your hair with a hot tool.
As Ariana Grande could tell you, the perks of wearing a simple high ponytail are many (especially on a red carpet where everyone else is wearing ornate updos). The real star of this look, though, is the set of 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.
Yes, blondes are supposed to have all the fun, but 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.
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.
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.
When you have long, thick hair, one way to keep it interesting is with a smattering of golden highlights, long layers, mermaid waves, and a blend of darker tones up top.
Further proof that ashy, grey-infused hues are the coolest dye jobs right now.
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 either.
Yes, it is a hassle to get an all-over platinum coloring job when your hair is *this* long (I need to spend how many hours at the salon??). But when it looks as amazing as Gaga's 'do, it's worth the extra maintenance.
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.
Longer lengths + long side bangs often equals 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.
There's nothing quite like a gorgeous shade of strawberry blonde, and what better way to show off your hue than these shiny mermaid waves?
Phoning a friend: "How can we get bouncy ends like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's?" Our expert opinion is a round brush and some volumizing spray, plus blow-drying hair away from the face instead of curled in toward the chin.