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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Further proof that ashy, grey-infused hues are the coolest dye jobs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The longer the lengths, all the better to play with sunkissed balayage highlights like J.Law's that add major dimension to her hair.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Long lengths = all the better to wear in perfect beachy waves like these. Ugh, the Delevingne sisters are too #blessed in the hair department.
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.
One certified way to add dimension to long hair? Long bangs, round-brushed like Kate Middleton's adorable, poufy style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to get the perfect bedhead look: Literally wake up like this and smooth down only slightly.
It's the London posh version of the bang puff we all loved in 2009.
Load on the layers and make it dramatic with a *super* high pony. If you aren't blessed with naturally long hair, use clip-in extensions to get the volume.
You know how you seem to love your curls even more the day after you've slept on them? Avoid curling the ends of your hair to achieve Biel's second-day style without the poor haircare habit.
She has tried almost every hairstyle known to womankind and has pulled them all off gracefully, but these large barrel curls and side-swept bang is easily on our list of top-five Kim K. looks.
This length is one of the most versatile of all long haircuts, in our humble opinion. It works beautifully with bangs, which you can just part in the middle and sweep to the sides if you get sick of them. We recommend a loose, easy curl like Waterhouse's with this cut.
Believe the hype: Ombré is still in, and it's a great look for girls with longer strands.
There are so many ways to achieve long hair when all your attempts to grow it out prove fruitless. Here, Kravitz demonstrates the beauty of braided extensions.
Long and golden blonde is the best way to capture a free-spirited, Cali-girl vibe—and keeping roots dark means less time in the stylist's chair (and less $$$ at the salon).
This has been a signature style of Paltrow's for some time. Stick-straight with a side part—you can't go wrong.
Nix the crazy colors and channel your inner mermaid with super-long, wavy hair like Rihanna. It's a statement unto itself.
If you don't have time to pull off this meticulous look, just curl your bang to perfection and pin the rest back.
Pixie cuts aren't the only style that can exude confidence. Slick back one side of your hair, pulling it all to over one shoulder, and use a large curling iron to create this spectacular look.
The huge waves are *almost* as awesome as these highlights. Yes to everything.
You won't see many girls with enough guts to try this. Use a skinny curling wand and curl small sections of hair. Be sure to pull the curls out just slightly to avoid the poodle effect.
Kick it old Hollywood with bouffant style volume at the top of your head, wispy curls, and feathery blunt bangs.
Never underestimate the power of a half-updo for a night out. So simple, so classic, and it even makes room to experiment with ear candy.
If you wear your hair parted the same way every day, mix it up with a super off-kilter part and some added embellishment. Draw the eye to your roots with some glitter applied just along the part. See our glitter roots tutorial for tips on how to create a sparkly part without the mess.
A foolproof way to avoid flyaways and to pull hair away from the eye-zone is to try a slicked-back style like Kendall Jenner's red carpet look at Cannes. Spritz some texturizing spray through hair before you blow dry and use a boar-bristle brush to boost volume by blowdrying hair back from the crown of your head.
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