Pushed into the spotlight by the popularity of Sarah Palin (or notoriety of Tina Fey), long hairstyles are making a big comeback!
Long hairstyles have long been a favorite of the young-at-heart as well the jet-set and glamour girls. Whether curly or straight or layered into a shag haircut, long hairstyles exude confidence and up-to-date style. Let's look at several latest trends for the best look with long hair.
Long Hair Updo
Whether you're a supporter or not, you can't argue that Sarah Palin has brought back the business casual, long hair Updo. In the past two months there has been a resurgence of the once popular style. Popularized by its sophisticated and versatile look, the long hair Updo works well with eyebrow length bangs as well as a pull-back and over the ears.
Its versatility comes from the non-nonsense business look when pulled-back with the ponytail folded over or under, as well as the more casual appearance when the ponytail is allowed to hang down.
The greatest versatility of the long hair Updo comes from the classic iconic "let your hair down" option at the end of the day. It allows a transition from business to casual a snap while making curly or straight designs work. As an added bonus, the long hair Updo cools you off during the summer or warmer months. Having hair long enough to give you this flexibility can be a welcome relief on a hot day in a suit!
If you are looking for the "I'm a Governor" or business executive look and want the Family-oriented casual look flexibility, a long hairstyle with a Updo is the perfect look for you.
The Long Curly or Straightened Look
This weekend at our son's Lacrosse game I overheard a conversation between my wife and a close friend. This friend's son has one heck of a head of hair - curly hair...very curly hair in big waves. She commented that if she didn't straighten her hair with hair products or use a flat iron, her hair looked the same - big and curly.
Now, if you didn't know her, this is hard to picture, but she has long (below the shoulder blades) straight and beautifully colored hair.
She has taken a long hairstyle and layered it with the first layer brushing her shoulders and bangs that extend below the ears. This gives her substantial versatility and a range of looks for her long, curly hair.
One, for a casual look she pulls her bangs behind her ears and has the perfect combination of a sorority/soccer mom look - young and playful. With the bangs long enough, she can pull them straight back and pin with a clip, scrunci' or beret. This gives her the business look she is after at PTA meetings and the hair style looks great.
Though rarely done, she can leave the hair natural and get a great long, curly look. Albeit she takes care to use hair products - leave-in conditioners and moisturizing shampoos - to avoid tangles and the "bird nest" look all too common when long curly hair is left unchecked.
Long hairstyles are coming back - fast! They are sophisticated and can give you great versatility and fashion options. Curly or straight, thick or thin, long hair can be beautiful and right for any occasion or personality.