Trendlooks 2016

Stars Styling Their Long Hair

Stars with Long Hair
Anna Faris and Padma Lakshmi’s long hair is simple and stylish. Anna Faris (on the left) wears her defined blonde waves with a straight fringe, while Padma Lakshmi (on the right) parts her dark, slightly wavy hair on the side.
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Women who are lucky enough to have silky long hair love to wear it down. We have looked at how celebrities wear their long hair to provide you with some inspiration on styling your long looks. A key tip for long hair is to cut it regularly to keep it looking healthy. Also using hair accessories and styling products can help give an extra dimension to your hair.

  • Some women gather their long hair into a ponytail, chignon or other updo’s. However, if you regularly wear your hair down, it is essential to have a good haircut as well as treating your hair to ensure it looks healthy and beautiful.

  • Styling Long Hair: A Good Haircut is the Foundation

    Long hair may be cut in many different ways for example:

    • It may be partly or fully layered.
    • The ends of the hair may be cut to a blunt or round shape.
    • You may wear long hair with or without a fringe, which may be long or short, symmetric or asymmetric.


    Anna Faris and Padma Lakshmi (see our featured images) have both simply styled long hair. The middle parting in Anna Faris’ blonde, well-defined waves is barely noticeable as it is covered by her straight fringe.

    In contrast, Padma Lakshmi’s side parting is very prominent in her dark brown hair, with the front section of hair combed to one side. The hair on the same side as her parting is pushed behind her ear while the rest of her wavy dark hair falls naturally over her shoulders.

  • Styling Long Hair: Extra Hair Elements

    Small extra styling elements and carefully chosen accessories can give long hair its appeal, style and glamour. Long sections of hair over the forehead can be gathered and secured at the back of the head. The covering hair can be combed back with gel to create a wet look. Long hair can also be swept over one shoulder and be either straight, wavy or curly. There is no limit to your creativity. Hair tools like straighteners, curling tongs, hair grips, clips or hair accessories like hairbands come in handy when styling your long hair.  

    The stars in our photo gallery show a few of the many ways to wear your long hair down. In his video, our hair expert Armin Morbach shows how to turn your long hair into a trendy hairstyle by creating a quiff. It only takes a few steps.

  • Video: How to Style Your Long Hair into a Glamorous Hairdo Gallery: Stars Wearing Their Hair Down

  • Gallery: Stars Wearing Their Hair Down

    Stars with Long Hair: Isla Fisher

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    Stars with Long Hair: Semi Updo

    Isla Fisher has straightened her hair to create her sleek and attractive hairstyle. Her hair is then gathered above her forehead, which has been pulled back over the rest of her hair and secured with hair grips at the back of her head.

    Stars with Long Hair: Ireland Baldwin

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    Stars with Long Hair: Side Swept Long Hair

    Ireland Baldwin has twirled the ends of her long blonde hair and swept them over her left shoulder. To create this look start with a low side parting, bringing a wide section of hair partially across the forehead and then curl the ends of the hair.

    Stars with Long Hair: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    Stars with Long Hair: Natural Waves

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s hairstyle gives her a young and feminine appearance. Her naturally wavy hair is loosely held back with hair grips on both sides. To create this style, pull a wide section of hair across the forehead creating a side parting and loosely curl the ends.

    Stars with Long Hair: Mikaela Hoover

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    Stars with Long Hair: High-Volume Semi Updo

    This elegant hairstyle is suitable for festive events. To create this look, gather your long hair into a semi updo at the back of the head. The top section of hair at the back of the head is teased to provide volume. Create tight corkscrew curls to add gorgeous detail.

    Stars with Long Hair: Allison Holker

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    Stars with Long Hair: The Asymmetric Semi Updo

    Allison Holker’s has teased a long front section of hair and pulled it to one side of her head along the hairline. The ends of her hair fall over her shoulders in large long waves. Allison Holker’s long hair is styled to look casual with a glamorous tone.