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Stars Styling Their Long Hair

Stars with Long Hair
The long hairstyles of Anna Faris and Padma Lakshmi are simple and stylish. Anna Faris (on the left) wears her defined blonde waves with straight fringes. Padma Lakshmi (on the right) parts her dark, slightly wavy hair on the side
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Women who call a head of silky long hair their own love to wear it open. We wondered how the stars wear long hair and what it takes to style long hair to its best advantage. A proper haircut is the necessary foundation. Then there are creative styling elements, which make all the difference. We looked at the long hair of stars like Anna Faris and present our ideas on styling long hair

  • Some women always gather their long hair to a ponytail, chignon or updo. Usually, they are not too concerned about the way their hair would look if they would allow it to cascade over their shoulders. By contrast, a proper haircut is of the essence if you rather like to wear your hair open. This haircut and dedicated hair care are the basis for beautiful, healthy looking long hair.

  • Styling Long Hair: The Proper Haircut is the Foundation

    Open long hair may be cut in many different ways. It may be fully layered or only part of the hair may be layered. The ends of the hair may be cut to a blunt or round shape. You may wear long hair with or without fringes, which may be long or short, symmetric or asymmetric.  

    Anna Faris und Padma Lakshmi (see our featured images) have admirably styled their long hair. The middle parting in Anna Faris’ blond, well-defined waves is barely noticeable. Her fringes are straight. Her hair is straight to about ear level.

    Very prominent in Padma Lakshmi’s dark brown hair is the short side parting. The hair above her forehead is combed to the side along the hair line. The hair on the same side as the parting is pushed behind the ear. Her slightly wavy dark hair is allowed to fall naturally over her shoulders.

  • Styling Long Hair: Extra Hair Elements

    Small extra styling elements and carefully chosen accessories give long hair its appeal, style, and pizzazz. Long strands over the forehead can be gathered and secured in the back of the head. The covering hair can be combed back with gel to create a wet look. The long ends of the hair can be swept over one shoulder either straight, in waves or in curls. There is no limit to your creativity. Tools like the flat iron, the curling iron, bobby pins, clips or hair accessories like Alice bands, barrettes, and hairbands come in handy.  

    The stars in our gallery show a few of the many ways to wear long open hair. In his video, our hair expert Armin Morbach shows how to turn long open hair into a trendy hairstyle with quiff. It takes only a few steps.

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  • Gallery: Stars Wearing Long Open Hair

    Stars with Long Hair: Isla Fisher

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    Stars with Long Hair: Semi Updo

    Long open hair does not have to look boring. Isla Fisher found an attractive style for her sleek long hair. She used a flat iron to straighten her hair. Then she gathered the hair above her forehead and on the crown of her head in the back of her head and used bobby pins to secure the strand

    Stars with Long Hair: Ireland Baldwin

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    Stars with Long Hair: Side Swept Long Hair

    Ireland Baldwin is the daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. She twirled the ends of her long blonde hair while sweeping them over her left shoulder. Starting at a low side parting, Ireland pulled a wide strand of hair partially across her forehead. This simple style seems to be made for her

    Stars with Long Hair: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    Stars with Long Hair: Natural Waves

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead discovered the style for her long hair, which gives her a young and feminine appearance. From a side parting she pulled a wide strand of hair across her forehead. Her naturally wavy hair is loosely held back with bobby pins on both sides

    Stars with Long Hair: Mikaela Hoover

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    Stars with Long Hair: High-Volume Semi Updo

    This elegant hairstyle is also suitable for festive events. The long dark hair is gathered to a semi updo in the back of the head. The top portion of hair in the back of her head is teased to provide volume. This and the corkscrew curls at the ends of her hair are pleasing details

    Stars with Long Hair: Allison Holker

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    Stars with Long Hair: The Asymmetric Semi Updo

    The hair is pulled back on one side and secured high in the back of the head. A long strand of front hair is teased and pulled to the side along the hairline. The ends of the hair fall over her shoulders in large long waves. Allison Holker’s long hair is styled to look casual with a glamorous tone