Long hair, don’t care...until you do. The world of having long hair is filled with tangles, endless hours of brushing, getting frustrated and throwing it all in a bun. If your long hair looks like it’s asking for a new look but you still want to keep it long, we know the struggle and we’re here to help! While some people like to change it up with colors, others know that the right hairstyle can give your look a new perspective while still keeping the length you worked so hard to get to.
Here are some of the easiest and quickest hairstyles to try on your long hair without going for the big chop:
1. Long layers
Limp, lifeless hair? Sometimes the answer is so simple, it’s staring at you in the face. Adding a few long layers to your hair is the quickest and easiest way to make a subtle change, plus it's a great start if you’re considering a more dramatic chop in the future.
You can add texture and volume to the lower half of your hair by doing a couple of layers a few inches above your longest strand of hair. If you want to avoid flat hair, like to style your hair in beach waves and want to add more body, then this is the hairstyle for you. To style, curl the long layers with a curling iron and spray some Ghost Hairspray to hold them in place all day long (without the crunch).
2. V-style layers
Lifeless hair that needs a boost? This hairstyle is one of the most common types of layers since it’s one of the best ways to add body and texture to your whole look.
The V-style layer is a strategic way to cut your long hair with layers so that your hair forms a “V” shaped point in the back. It’s a super easy and fun way to give your whole look more body since the layers give the illusion that you’ve got different textures and lengths and gives the illusion of thicker hair. With such a versatile hairstyle, you’ll be able to give your long hair a new vibe and still keep it long. If you want to add some beach waves, spray some Sea Texture Spray on dry or heat styled hair to give a tousled style to your layers.
3. Long shag
The shag has become one of 2019’s most unexpected hair trends and we’re here for it! This rockstar look consists of adding lots of choppy layers in different lengths by feathering the top and sides. Your hair will look fuller around the crown while the rest of the hair thins out into fringes framing your face.
While this look has been made popular thanks to rock stars like Joan Jett, David Bowie, and Mick Jagger, the long shag is the modern version we’re seeing everywhere. If your hair is long and straight but you want to add some volume in the most fun and unexpected way, the long shag is the hairstyle for you! It’ll add lots of messy texture to your hair that can be styled by spraying on some Sea Spray (on damp or dry hair) and scrunching your hair to give some grit to the fringes. Now you can rock the bedhead with minimal effort!
4. Face framing layers
Looking for something a bit more subtle? If the shag look is not your style, try some face framing layers. This popular hairstyle swaps the weight and bulk of long hair with personality and movement for your luscious locks.
By blending in soft face framing layers, this hairstyle draws attention to the face. The best thing about this hairstyle is that whether you wear it straight, wavy, up or down, you’ll have lots of texture to work with your hair. Try adding some Sea Texture Cream to the layers and crunching upwards to instantly give the face-framing layers life, or keep it smooth and sleek by adding 1-2 pumps of Ghost Oil, smoothing each layer as you brush your hands through your hair.
You know we couldn’t end this article without mentioning the quickest way to add a little something to your long hair look – bangs! There’s so many styles to choose from: side bangs, straight across, short bangs, curtain bangs… the list goes on.
There’s no doubt that bangs will give you a new look, just make sure to talk to your stylist to see what type of bangs works best with your current hairstyle, hair routine, face shape, and hair color. Once you’ve got the bangs that best fit your life, face and hair, it’s time to find a routine that works.
We seriously recommend adding dry shampoo to avoid oily, flat bangs without having to wash them every day. If you like powder dry shampoos, our original Dry Shampoo will help lightly cleanse and add light volume. If you’re more of a spray dry shampoo person, Dry Shampoo Light will be best for the blondies out there and Dry Shampoo Dark for all our brunettes that are looking to avoid whitecast at all costs.
We hope you found the ideal long hairstyle for you! But if you didn’t, don’t worry, we’re here to help! DM us on Instagram at @verbproducts and we can help you find the best long hairstyle that works for you with tips on how to maintain it.