Long Hairdos in a Hurry
By Kate on 2 October 2009
We've all had those days where time just got the better of us and being able to straighten, curl or transform our hair into an elaborate upstyle got pushed to the bottom of the to-do list.
For those days, or the days when you want to pull yourself out of your styling rut, we’ve found some long hairdos that will work with your natural hair texture and hair length to give you a look that takes a minimum amount of time but will still have maximum impact.
Long Straight Hairdo
A hairdo that shows off your length and the sleek straightness of your hair is the only way to go when your hair is long and naturally straight. For an added extra touch, try giving the roots in your top section a tease and then pin it back like Ashley Tisdale’s long straight hairdo. It’ll add some nice height to your hairstyle and allow you to show off your facial features.
Long Wavy Half Up Hairdo
No look says romance like long, wavy hair. Add braids to that and you’ve got yourself the perfect soft and pretty hairstyle (which isn’t just for hippies). A style, such as Amanda Bynes’ long wavy half updo, can easily be achieved by giving yourself a center part and adding a loose braid through each front section before tying the two braids together at the back of your head. After that you just have to let the natural texture of your waves create a lovely finish.
Long Curly Hairdo
A long length and natural curls are a winning combination, as Beyonce’s long curly hairdo demonstrates perfectly. Apply some hair moisturizer to your mid-lengths and ends and then scrunch some sculpture lotion through your curls for quick, fuss-free finish.
For a funky spin on long locks, take a tip from Mandy Moore’s long straight hairstyle and add some flicks using wax.
For a sassy look, copy Elizabeth Hurley’s long curly hairstyle and give your hairdo a texture boost with wax separated waves.
For even more long hairdo ideas, see our hairstyles section. If you’re a premium member and find something that you like you can even try it on with your own photo in our virtual hairstyler!