7 Long Hairstyle Ideas Inspired By Gigi Hadid, Meghan Markle, & More
Although blunt lobs and choppy pixies have dominated the beauty world this season, longer lengths will never go out of style. Long hair may seem basic, but with great length comes even greater possibilities — for styling, that is. If you love your Rapunzel-worthy length but have trouble finding ways to make it look exciting, why not turn to your favorite celebrities for the ultimate long hairstyle ideas?
Celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Meghan Markle are known for their iconically long lengths, continuing to prove just how versatile the styling options are. Whether Markle wraps her hair into the perfect low bun for a royal engagement with Prince Harry, or Hadid opts for ultra-voluminous waves on the red carpet, long hair is so easy to switch up.
If you're stuck in a major hair rut, it may be time to explore some new variations for your lengthy locks. Ahead, explore seven celebrity hairstyles for longer lengths, as well as The Zoe Report's favorite products for recreating each look yourself.
Gigi Hadid is famous for her long, golden waves and the wide range of styles she wears them in. For the 2018 Met Gala, Hadid channeled Old Hollywood by wearing glossy, brushed-out curls with visible hairpins on each side. It's no secret that hair accessories are officially stylish again, and this is an easy way to try them out yourself.
Add a touch of sparkle in the form of these bejeweled hair pins. Stack them up for extra glamour, or keep it subtle by wearing just one. Opt for minimal jewelry to make your new accessory truly shine.
The Wet Look
Zendaya walked the carpet at the GQ Man of the Year Awards in London in Sept. with the most understated yet edgy hairstyle. This slicked-back, faux-wet look keeps hair out of your face, deeming it the perfect hairstyle for drawing attention to bold makeup or a statement outfit. Simply rake a hold gel or styling wax throughout clean, wet hair to achieve the look.
A little bit of this product goes a long way, so start with a small amount. Remember: It's key to work the formula through damp hair, otherwise you'll be left with a greasy-looking finish.
Wispy Low Bun
Meghan Markle has earned her status as the most easy-going royal by continuing to look absolutely effortless when it comes to her outfits, makeup, and hairstyles. In fact, she's been known to do her own hair while on tour with Prince Harry. As Markle proves time and time again, a wispy low bun looks polished enough for a formal event. Plus, it's one of the quickest and simplest styles to create yourself — even on your busiest of mornings.
If you have a hard time styling your hair while traveling, this mini texturizing spray by Ouai is about to be your newest companion. Spritz the formula throughout your hair before wrapping it into a bun to maximize your natural texture and volume without frizz.
Can't decide between up or down? Chrissy Teigen's got you covered. The model attended the WSJ Magazine 2018 Innovator Awards in New York on Nov. 7 wearing an updated version of a traditional hairstyle. Loosely pin back half of your hair, but don't forget to leave out the face-framing pieces in front. This style is great for second-day hair, especially when you're not quite ready to part with your blowout just yet.
Get rid of the hassle of blowdrying all together by swapping out your heat tool for this leave-in formula. A quarter-sized dollop will leave your hair with a shiny, smooth texture (without any crunch or stick).
Blunt Middle Part
Ciara wore her long curls in a blunt middle part at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards last May. The singer upped the diva factor in a slinky, sparkle-infused dress with glowing skin. Whether your hair is super-curly or stick straight, a middle part is a total classic.
Keeping your curls healthy while styling should always be your main priority. After all, healthy hair tends to look shinier, thicker, and longer. This cream will coddle your curls without drying them out or causing them to lose their natural bounce.
Priyanka Chopra stunned at JBL Fest in Las Vegas last month with pin-straight, waist-length extensions. Whether you're working with extensions or your natural length, this look is all about shine. A quality flat iron and a lightweight hair oil will leave your texture soft and glossy.
Most straight styles start with a quality blowout. This styling cream will help your hair look smooth all day and night, while also protecting it from the damage that heat tools can cause.
Messy Beach Hair
Beachy waves aren't reserved for summers spent in the ocean, and Blake Lively proved it at the Christian Dior show during Paris Fashion Week in Sept. Intensify your natural waves by sleeping in braids, a bun, or using a beach spray while your hair is still wet.