The beauty of long hair as always been viewed as attractive and alluring. Even those who say they prefer short hair, can't deny the natural charm of long hair. Those of us who choose to wear our hair long, do so for different reasons.
Many women feel that long hair is easier to care for, especially if most of it can be pulled up. Hair that is long enough for a pony tail makes a style of its own. Pulling back the top part of your hair in a clip is an easy, but classic style. With a side part you can pin back the side without the part and create a timeless look.
Braiding is another way to restrain your hair and add dimension at the same time. The act of braiding, is an art form that has been passed down through many generations. The more you braid the better you will get at it, remember practice makes perfect! A long French braid down the back projects a soft, romantic look for long hair. Braiding your hair down one side so that it hangs over the shoulder is a exotic look that goes well with shoulder revealing clothing. The long side braid as accompanied many evening gowns down the red carpet!
The updo is a hairstyle that has been popular for centuries, women didn't always have the means to cut their hair. Their hair was kept long, but needed to be up and out of the face for necessity. Women would twist their around into a ball and pin it down, or wrap a long braid around their head and pin it down. Of course updo's have evolved a great deal, with the invention of hairspray and the styling method of back-combing and back-brushing. The updo's of the 60's were made to be worn for a week or more.
Now days we have updos to represent our many different moods and fashion choices. One modern choice is twisting small sections of hair to the crown and pinning them down, then the ends are spiked with product and a flat iron. The ends can also be curled with a small or medium size curling iron.
An updo can also be created by making one or more ponytails at the crown, then curl small sections and pin them down around the ponytail. You can take a small piece of the ponytail, wrap it around the tail to hide the elastic band, and pin it in the back. Leave some of the ends free and just let them hang in curls.
The easiest updo is the one that made by twisting your long hair into a ponytail that curls into a coil, then wrap an elastic band around it to hold it. Along with braiding, creating updo's takes patience and practice.
Long hair with long bangs swooped to the side is a popular right now. Or you can have bangs that are cut straight across the brows. With or without bangs, long hair needs to be trimmed every 2 to 4 months to keep the ends healthy. Trimming also defines the look of the ends, keeping your long hair beautiful.