Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted long hair. I felt that having long luxurious hair was one of the perks to being a female. Year after year, my mother would go against my wishes though and cut off my hair giving me these awful bobs or even a bowl cut because it was easier for her to deal with and I don’t blame her. Her mother only allowed her to have short hair, so its all she knew. However, that didn’t stop me from attaining one of my smaller dreams.
When I became old enough, I started growing out my hair. I grew out my straight bangs and everything. Now, I have no bangs and my hair rests comfortably down my back. Yet, I wish I could have a little more variety with my hair. I think my hair is pretty, but it lacks any style that can be seen in shorter haircuts like a pixie cut or some of the wavy bob looks.
So, I sought out to find a hair style that could work for me. One that could let me keep my length while still having a playful feel to the look.
However, I was severely disappointed in my limited choices. With long hair, there aren’t very many hair cuts you can use to style your hair. Although, with long hair, you can play with it more and create more looks with braids and other up-do’s, but sometimes, you want to match that picturesque quality without even trying. You want your hair to look nice styled down.
Total Beauty posted a page on their website, http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/gallery/best-long-haircuts, dedicated to six long-haired looks that could work for a simple down-haired look. The list is limited, but they still try and provide looks to fit different personalities.
The first choice is mid-length hair. The mid-length is a cute look that falls just beyond the shoulders. I know hair salons count long hair as anything past the shoulders, but this look still may be a little too short to call long hair.
The second choice is mid-length hair with side bangs. This takes the same look as above but layers in bangs so you have a more elegant flow to your hair instead of just a straight cut.
The third look is the longest of the choices which features choppy layers and straight across bangs. The hair style creates a box affect around the face and would look good on women who have very petite and long faces.
The next long look shows blended long bangs where a woman could still have bangs without having to settle on the full straight across bangs covering the forehead. These bangs are a perfect medium between the straight bangs and the side bangs. They neither angle nor do they sit flat against the forehead. The blended bangs are more of a choppy look that slowly eases into the rest of the length of hair.
The fifth style for long hair features the collar bone length. It is longer than a bob, but again, for me, it is a bit too short to be classified as one of the best long haircuts.
Lastly, the sixth haircut features undercut layers which is perfect for women who have thick long hair. However, if you have straight hair, this look probably isn’t for you because it is styled best when you have wavy hair to accent and highlight the layered look.
If you have trouble finding the right hair cut to fit your long hair, hopefully one of these styles will work great for you. You can visit the website listed in the article for more information and for more pictures on what the styles look like.