As much as we love short haircuts, there’s something about long hair that’s majestic and captivating. If you’re thinking of growing out your shorter ‘do in favor of super long locks in 2023, you’ve come to the right place.
What is the best haircut for long hair?
When it comes to long haircuts, finding the best one for you is all about preference (and also identifying what chop looks best with your hair type and texture). Layered long haircuts are classic and customizable, while blunt long haircuts are chic and low-maintenance. You can also incorporate different bang styles into your long chop if you want to make a big change, or go even edgier with a mullet or long shag.
Not sure which haircut is best for you? Below, we’ve rounded up 26 of the best long haircuts and hairstyles to try for any hair type and texture.
The Best Long Haircuts To Try Now
Let’s start with a classic: long layers. Watch the video above to learn how long layers are complimentary for any hair type and how to make the cut work for you.
Long Locks With Full Fringe
If you’re looking to update your long haircut but don’t want to get rid of any length, consider a full fringe. The dramatic addition is the perfect way to switch up your look and bring attention to your dazzling eyes.
Long Layers With Curtain Bangs
We haven’t gone a week since 2019 without talking about curtain bangs, and we’re not complaining! When it comes to long haircuts with bangs, this ‘70s-inspired fringe is a top choice for 2023. The best part? You can make them work on any hair type and texture.
Speaking of ‘70s haircuts and styles, long haircuts with short layers are a staple of that era—and what better way to recreate that classic cut than with feathered layers? Your stylist will give you layers all over your head that create natural volume and texture.
Long Curtain Bangs
If you want to try curtain bangs but keep your cut more lowkey, opt for long curtain bangs that blend in with the rest of your mane.
Curly Hair With Long Layers
Feeling the weight (literally) of styling your thick curly hair? Ask your stylist for long layers. Styling will be a breeze—simply apply a hair gel like Mizani True Textures Perfect Coil Oil Gel to define your ringlets while keeping them hydrated.
Layers are all about movement, but sometimes you just want your hair to look full. That’s where a blunt cut comes in when you’re in need of long haircuts for thin hair. Blunt lines may seem harsh, but they’re the perfect way to make fine or thin strands appear fuller.
Pro tip: You can also fake thicker hair with styling products. Apply a few spritzes of volumizing spray like Redken Volume Maximizer Thickening Spray to add weightless, flexible volume and create thicker-looking strands without crunch.
Blunt Curly Cut With Layers At The Crown
Blunt cuts are great at making your hair appear full, while layers add some much-needed movement. Why choose one, when you can have the best of both worlds?
We love layers of all kinds, but if we had to pick a favorite it would be face-framing layers. The gradual layers make your hair look bouncier than ever and allow you to pull off tons of hairstyles from fluffy blowouts to updos. If you’re searching for long haircuts for straight hair, this one will give your strands instant movement.
Long And Middle Parted
We’re neutral when it comes to the side part vs. middle part debate. If you’re searching for stylish long haircuts for straight strands, however, one of our favorites is wearing it sleek and middle parted. Use a hair oil like Kérastase Elixir Ultime L’Huile Original Hair Oil to add shine while nourishing your hair and preventing breakage.
Searching for long haircuts for thick hair? Barely-there layers give your mane instant movement while not taking much away from your luscious locks.
Graduated layers aren’t just for ladies with bobs and lobs. If you love the look of a geometric lob but can’t part with your princess-like locks, graduated layers may be perfect for you.
Layers create natural movement on wavy long haircuts, but that doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from even more texture. Combining layers with textured ends creates a sexy, disheveled look you won’t be able to get enough of. You can even apply a few spritzes of texturizing spray like Matrix Miss Mess Dry Texturizing Spray to give your style even more texture.
If you have natural wavy hair, a blunt cut can make your natural texture appear more polished instantly.
Who says super long hair is unrealistic? If you want princess-length strands (sans extensions) commit to a care routine that will help you achieve longer, stronger locks. Start with a shampoo and conditioner like Redken Extreme Length Shampoo and Conditioner with Biotin. This system, formulated with biotin and the brand’s Length Care Complex, helps strengthen hair and reduce breakage as you try to reach new lengths.
Waves With Blended Layers
To create textured movement on fine or thin hair, ask your stylist for blended layers that don’t make your locks appear sparse. Add waves to create even more texture.
Shag haircuts have been trending, and the hype surrounding this naturally-textured, edgy cut will continue throughout 2023.
Curly Long Shag
A long shag also looks stunning on natural curls.
Long Hair With Tapered Ends
Tapered ends with long layers is a classic option, one that accentuates the look of long thick hair.
Layered Curls With Deep Side Part
Working with fine curly hair? Opt for long layers to give your locks the look and feel of fullness. Pair your new cut with a deep side part for an instant volume boost at your root.
Long Side-Swept Bangs
The mention of side-swept bangs might give you flashbacks to eighth grade, but there are ways to try long haircuts with side bangs that are 2023-approved. This cut features longer side bangs that blend with your layers seamlessly.
Modernize a classic mullet by leaving a bit more length than the alternative hairstyle typically calls for. This edgy ‘do works best for thick, straight or naturally wavy hair.
Baby bangs are an edgy and unexpected choice, but those willing to take the plunge will be rewarded with a chic style that looks like it came straight off the runway.
When it comes to textured hair, our motto is the bigger, the better! This face-framing afro allows your hair to reach new heights while making sure your beautiful face remains the center of attention.
Fringe is in, and curly bangs are all about embracing your natural texture while staying on-trend. Curly bangs pair beautifully with long, bouncy ringlets.
Curly Layers With Curly Bangs
Layers and curly bangs are two of our favorite trends, so why not combine them for one killer haircut?
Interested in trying a new long haircut? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.