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    Long Hairstyles 2013

    Flirty Long Hairstyles Don’t Get Any Better

    As the days get shorter and colder, you’ll notice that it becomes more trendy to let those locks grow. Long hairstyles are especially advantageous in colder seasons as they add an extra layer of warmth to your head and ears, but aside from functionality, long hairstyles are flirty and fun! Here are some trendy fall long hairstyles to incorporate into your repertoire and maximize the flirtatiousness of your already long flowing hair.

    This season’s long hairstyles are full of long layers which gives hair a more textured look and turns up the volume as well. To maximize volume in a fashionable way, tousle the layers to create big waves that frame your face.

    Long Hairstyles 2013

    Tousled, softly curled layers look great with any face shape and gives the illusion of high volume for hair types that often lack that extra oomph. Additionally, this hairstyle works with or without straight, blunt bangs that many are rocking this season. So with this long layered hairstyle you can fearlessly wear fringe, or avoid it, your choice, either way you’ll still remain fashion forward.

    Long Hairstyles 2013

    Get The Look:  To style this long hairstyle with big loopy curls, start with a volumizing mousse like Tousle Me Softly Herbal Essences Tousling Mousse, through towel dried hair using your fingers to comb it through. Blow dry smooth. A curling iron with a  1¼-inch or a 1½-inch barrel works best. For bigger, looser curls, use the larger barrel curling iron. For tighter curls the smaller iron will do, experiment to find the amount of curl that works best for you. Let curls cool before separating them with your fingers and finish with a lightweight hairspray.


    Summer was all about braid crowns, twists, and other obvious ornamentation, generally at the top of the head. This season, the braid is here to stay but it’s a bit more coy and proves that a little goes a long way.

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    A single, slightly hidden braid is accenting the hair on runways and so many celebrities with straight and wavy hair. A tiny braid adds a different look and texture to your preexisting style and it’s so simple to do!

    Get The Look: Depending on where you want the braid to fall, take a piece of hair from underneath, no thicker than 1 inch and begin braiding. Secure it with a thin elastic, preferably clear or a color matching your hair color to keep it discrete. Goody Ouchless Elastics are sold at most drugstores and hair supply shops, are super cheap, and firmly hold your hidden braid in place.

    Another way to fashion a flirty, fun do that goes against this fall’s fringe frenzy, is with the pushed back look, which is quickly becoming a signature move of Kim Kardashian.

    Kim Kardashian Long Pushback Hairstyles Fall 2013

    Thicker hair holds this style a bit better, especially with added height, but those with thinner hair can still achieve this look.

    Get The Look: Tie back dry hair in a loose ponytail and apply a dry wax like, Paul Mitchell’s Firm Style Dry Wax to the top of the hair. Mist with a finishing spray. Be sure not to apply too much product; you want to look slicked back, not soaked. Once the top is set, remove the elastic and brush through the bottom for hair that’s out of your face and a perfect variation to your long hairstyle.

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    Long Hair Updos

    Long hair updos are a great styling option

    A lot of my clients don’t take the time to learn a few new twists that would, in the end, give them new looks with their hair. I think sometimes it’s just seems easier to do the same old thing when styling your hair, but learning just one new updo can help save the day. Here are some quick and easy long hair updos that might just come in handy over the holidays!

    The long hair double bun updo

    Long Hair Updo #1

    This is an easy long hair updo to wear straight from work or anywhere else that will transition well for a fun night out.

    1. Work with your natural texture, and pull hair toward the back of your head.
    2. Create two sections of hair for ponytails (one on top of the other). Then secure the bottom half of your hair into a low ponytail and leave the top part out.
    3. Split the bottom ponytail into two, and tuck them under as if you were creating two buns. Next, secure them by crisscrossing with bobby pins.
    4. Take the top part of hair that was left out and split into three sections, one on top and one on each side. Bring the top section back, and secure with crisscrossed bobby pins at the base of the low ponytail.
    5. Twist each side back, and secure those ends at the base of the ponytail with crisscrossed bobby pins as well.

    With this organic looking style, it is ok to let hair fall out here and there, and let the ends flip out here and there as well. This is an imperfect look, so please don’t try to get all the pieces perfected. Although it isn’t necessary, you can finish with a light hold hairspray.

    Long Hair Updos

    Long Hair Updo #2

    Smooth, chic and a classic, this updo will work virtually anywhere! I love teaching this quick and easy updo to my clients. It is so stylish, but best of all, it’s really easy to create. It looks much more intricate than it really is and only takes seconds to do.

    1. Working with hair that is about 80% dry, run a lightweight gel throughout strands and comb through with a wide tooth comb.
    2. Pull all of hair back into a ponytail at the crown of your head (or slightly lower) using a soft bristled brush to create a sleek look.
    3. Secure hair into a ponytail. Then wrap the hair from the ponytail clockwise around the hair band, tucking the ends out of sight and securing them with crisscrossed bobby pins.
    4. Spray the entire style with a hard hold hairspray to keep hair in place.
    Long Hair Updos

    Long Hair Updo #3

    Even though this side ponytail is not really an updo, per se, it still works as something optional to wear. This is a stylish look that is so simple for anyone to do. Not to casual and not to dressy, the side ponytail is a perfect quick and easy change for your long hair looks.

    1. Tease the crown and top of your hair with a teasing comb, creating height and smooth over top layers.
    2. Pull your hair back and to the side of your head into a low ponytail. If you have side-swept bangs, I’d suggest wearing the ponytail on the opposite side of where you wear your bangs. Secure your hair into a ponytail using a hair band. Wear a decorative hair band or wrap a bit of your own hair around the band and secure with bobby pins.
    3. If you have bangs or fringe you’d like to leave out, style them as you wish.

    For a dressier version of this style, you could curl your hair prior to styling. Updo’s are a quick and easy way to dress your hairstyle up and give yourself a break from your every day-to-day look. All you need to do is give yourself a little practice time, and then when you really are pressed for time and in need of a style . . . bada bing, bada bang . . . you’re done!

    For more great looks check out our Pinterest Wedding Hairstyles, Prom Hairstyles, Braid and Long Hairstyles Boards.

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    Too Old for Long Hairstyles?

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    Long Hair Styles, Not Exclusive To The Unseasoned

    Visual Makeover covered it in its article Hairstyles that Make You Look Younger. How many of you ladies have asked a trusted friend, “Am I too old to wear a long hair style?” I know it includes a large number of you, at least for those who have worn a long hair style sometime in your life. I guess you can just call it another one of those questions we women have a hard time answering objectively.

    We are living in a time where the old myth that says, “women shouldn’t wear long hair after age . . . let’s say 30,” has clearly been debunked. The credibility of this old belief has proven to be totally untrustworthy. But, the sad part of it is, I know there are many of you 50 somethings who want to wear just one more voluptuous, long hairstyle, before hanging it up, but have just been too afraid of making a big fashion faux pas! So here is proof that all old wives tales die-hard . . . but, read on to know what to avoid too!

    “Long Hair Styles on Older Women”

    Jaclyn Smith will turn 61 in October and there is no telling when she would need to cut her hair to be politically correct. She is the MC of the show, Shear Genius on Bravo TV and I have to say, I like her long hairstyle better than any of the hairdressers I see on the program. The multidimensional color and hair style are beautiful on her. I know, I know, she is beautiful to begin with but that’s not the point . . . 61, long hair style, gorgeous!

    What’s the trick to pulling it off? In my class, “Finding the Right Hairstyle for You,” women consistently ask me how old is too old to have a long hairstyle. If you want to wear a long hairstyle that looks great, first of all keep it trimmed and healthy. Your hair doesn’t have the natural body and shine it had when you were younger. Most women need to have a healthy hair regime, use PureOlogy Nanoworks shampoo; Kenra clarifying shampoo and Joicco K-Pak deep conditioner (especially if you color your hair).

    Next, seek out a great hairdresser. An experienced hairdresser will give you an appropriate hair style for your face shape and lifestyle. Pay close attention and learn what tools, hair care products and styling techniques you need to recreate an updated look of your long hairstyle. (If you don’t, you will have it looking like something out of the 70’s . . . Egads!)

    So here’s some more encouragement for you ladies to cast out the old miss-information . . . and show that the old 50 is now 30 (or something like that).

    Nicole Kidman Long Hairstyle

    Congratulations Mom & Dad on your new baby girl, Sunday Rose! Nicole Kidman not only debunks the long hairstyle myth, but also at 41 and pregnant looks incredible.

    Jane Seymour long hairstyle

    Jane Seymour at 57 can still wear long hairstyles.

    Christie Brinkley Long Hair style

    Christie Brinkley with long hair at 54, not looking worse for looming divorce.

    Susan Sarandon long hair style

    Susan Sarandon’s long red hairstyle is lovely at 60

    Goldie Hawn long hair style

    Goldie Hawn . . . still looking exquisite with a long hair style at 60

    For more great looks check out our Pinterest Aging Gracefully and Long Hairstyles Boards.

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