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You vixen, you know you love your long, luscious locks. Romantic, feminine, smoldering, and sensual, long hair has been considered the mark of femininity and youth since forever. Just ask Rapunzel. But if it's not cared for it can end up looking more like a rat's nest and less like a sheet of silk. So take care of your hair. Condition, condition, condition! Especially the ends. The longer your hair is, the deader your ends are. Regular trims every 6-8 weeks are essential as well to keep your hair looking healthy and fresh. You don't want to look like the "before" on a makeover show. Ew.
The best part about having long hair is its versatility. Up, down, curly, straight, the options are endless like the food at a Vegas buffet. And contrary to popular belief, you can wear your locks long at any age, as long as it’s well maintained.
Take Michelle Pfeiffer for example. Although she’s well into her 50s, she still looks stunning with her long, flowing, blond tresses. Short, graduated layers frame her face, giving her fine mane an added boost of volume. To create her look, pump some mousse into your roots spreading evenly throughout the rest of your hair. Flip your head upside down and use a diffuser to dry, making circular movements with the dryer. Scrunch gel or wax into your hair to keep the waves defined.
You can’t talk about long hair without talking about supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Her classically romantic waves are the envy of women everywhere. Soft, causal, and carefree, Gisele always looks like she just walked off a day at the beach. To get this gorgeous look, ask your stylist for long layers. Apply a styling cream to damp hair. Divide hair into sections and start drying your hair with a large boar bristle brush, curving the hair under. At the crown, pull hair up and away from the root to create volume. Heat up that curling iron, (large only, please), and curl your hair. Make sure to go up the root in the back and only halfway in the front. Tousle your hair when finished so the curls don’t look to stuff. The icing on the cake? A dab of smoothing cream and a spritz of hairspray.
Meow! Eva Mendes is hot! Eva loves to channel the old-school bombshell look with teased hair and soft waves. But just because she likes to tease, doesn’t mean she’s Jersey shore. She channels Jessica Rabbit with this side swept look. Ask your stylist for long layers and a long bang. Make an extreme part either to the left or right, making sure to start on the opposite side of your head. Next blow dry hair straight using a large round brush, lifting ends up and away to create volume and curving ends under. Now the fun starts. Take a rat tail comb or teasing brush and tease your hair all around. Smooth it all out and once your large barrel curling iron is hot, create a few soft waves on the bottom half of your hair. Finger them loose to keep it soft. Set it with a bit of hairspray and you’ll be ready for the red carpet.