The upcoming summer will be cool! At least when you look at hairstyles from Paris to Tokyo. Designers are not only creating a stir with their new collections, but also with the long hairstyles of their models. Straight hair is being worn, with the sleek look and natural colour nuances used as highlights. Aside from that: if you are bored with your long hairstyles, add some extravagance to your cut!
Naturally you can pep up your long haircut with layers. But what most people don’t know: pronounced layers are only suited for thick hair. This thins it out, making it lighter for added bounce. Thin hair on the other hand visually loses volume. When the hairs end in one length, they also protect each other against external influences. This means long layered haircuts are more susceptible to split ends and therefore requires more intensive care. But there are many other options for a bit of variety. We present the best ideas from the international runways:
How about a fringe from side to side? The basic hair length is maintained as a long hairstyle. Only the fringe is consistently shortened, from one ear to the other (seen here on the runway of SayMyName). The advantage: styling takes very little time and your long hairstyle is always exciting, whether you wear it open, in a ponytail or as a chignon.
With the long hairstyle version of the clavi-cut (seen here on the runway of Agnes B), you also keep the option of tying it back. Worn open, there is currently nothing trendier than this new version of the long bob. This look also appears très français with a casually styled fringe!
For those who prefer taking small steps, we recommend an over-length, diagonal fringe seen here on blogger Doina Ciobanu. It softly transitions into the copiously long layered haircut on the side. Extra long hairstyles look especially beautiful when the lower third is styled with a curling iron. Do not forget heat protectant!
Karl Lagerfeld brought the feel of the eighties to the runway for Chanel. Naturally this included 80s long hairstyles. This means great fun for those who dare! Natural curls work especially well with this trend. Coarse layers create a compact, plump hairdo while rouge and earrings add the flashdance feeling.
Short in front, long in back
Louis Vuitton attracted attention with 80s inspiration as well. With this version of the short in front, long in back long haircut, the hair at the back of the neck extends down to the shoulder blades and the over-length fringe covers the eyebrows. If the pronounced layers make your hair appear thinner, that is OK with this cut. It is after all a look of extremes, and one of the more daring hairstyles for long hair.
The Ins and Outs of Caring for Long Hair:
- Avoid daily blow-drying or hair smoothing without first applying the proper products. It would be ideal to let the hair air-dry and use heated rollers only now and then to style the hair for special occasions
- Do not gather your hair in a tight ponytail on a regular basis. This is stressful for the hair roots and therefore may cause hair loss
- It is not necessary to remove styling products in the evening by brushing your hair excessively and with hard strokes. Instead, remove the styling products with the next shampoo. That is easier and it is gentler on the hair
- Try to opt more frequently for the softer styling aids, such as hair wax, styling crème or hair spray for lighter hold
- Proper nutrition is the basis for strong and beautiful hair. Top nutrients for healthy hair are vitamin C, biotin, silica, zinc, and folic acid. You should either eat more fruit, vegetables, whole grain, milk products, poultry and sea food or take a supplement with all essential nutrients