Step by step hairstyles for long hair

Updated April 17, 2017

Women with long tresses often feel limited in hairstyle selection. It's easy to fall into a hair rut of lifeless and bland hairstyles like ponytails and loose hair. But, you can have Hollywood worthy hair in no time if you just take the time to learn how to create feminine hairstyles that work with the weight and body of your long mane. Long hair is a blessing not a curse, so style it like you love it.

Pinned Back and Beachy

Create an easy, flirty and beachy look for a night out with the girls or a Friday night drink with the guys. Slept-in hair is best for this look. With a 1.5 inch curling iron (2 inches if your hair is super long), curl sections of hair away from your face, leaving the ends unclamped. Break up curl uniformity by turning your head upside down and shaking out the curls. Part your hair, and loosely pin back a section of hair from each side of your face. Then mist with hairspray.

Voluminous Curls

If your curls fall down every time you try to recreate voluminous Victoria's Secret type curls, you need to switch to hot rollers. Hot rollers are your biggest ally when trying to create "va-va-voom" curls that last all day because they create long-lasting curls. Start with unwashed hair because it holds curls better. Flip your head upside down and rub a volume boosting mousse into your hair and scalp. Section off hair into three sections: two rows in the middle and two rows on each side of your head. Place the hot rollers in your hair, starting with the middle section and working out to the sides. Be sure to roll upwards rather than downward for voluminous curls. Once the rollers have cooled, remove and heavily mist with hairspray. Wait for hairspray to dry and run fingers through hair to break-up the curls.

Casual Updo

Long tresses should be kept off the neck in the scorching hot days of summer. Create a casual updo that's perfectly appropriate for work or a picnic in just a few simple steps. Start by twisting loose hair into a half bun and securing with durable hairclips. Create loops by taking sections of hair and wrapping around your finger and securing with a hairpin. Repeat until all hair has been pinned, lightly mist with hairspray and slip in a decorative hairpin for a feminine touch.

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Based in the countryside of New York, Jazmin Espinal has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008. When writing for the Studio, Espinal excels on creating content in the topics of home decor, business development, time management, health and personal care.