I have a confession to make: I was so overjoyed when hair salons reopened last month that I hastily booked an appointment and merrily made my way along to the salon chair where I requested that the hairdresser chop it all off without much thought about whether that’s what I really wanted. Nevertheless, I’m now sporting a one-length bob that falls just past my chin and trying not to spend too much time scrolling through images of people with lovely long locks because, I’ll be totally honest, long hair is looking really good to me right now. I’m not alone, either. I recently caught up with a few hairstylists to find out what the most popular post-lockdown haircuts have been, and it turns out a lot of their clients are actually wanting to keep their lengths intact and simply asking for a trim to keep any damage at bay.
Yes, long hair is trending right now, and while I might not be part of the club just yet, I’ve been bookmarking plenty of celebs and fashion girls who are providing all of the inspiration I need to grow it out in the future. Ahead, keep scrolling for 26 of the best long hairstyles I’m loving right now.
I love how cool Gigi Hadid’s skinny bubble braids look on her long hair.
Gen Z might say that side partings are out, but I think Jasmine Tookes’s looks so chic paired with voluminous waves.
I’m somewhat obsessed with Monikh Dale’s long hair, which always looks so thick and shiny.
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Fringes are back with a bang, and there’s no doubting Margot Robbie’s feathery one looks so chic with her long ponytail.
Laura Harrier’s braided ponytail proves that sometimes length is best.
I’m getting serious ’90s vibes with Jeannine Roxas’s mini front plaits and long waves.
I can only dream of having hair as chic as Ashley Graham’s sleek, centre-parted style.
Long hair definitely means you have more to play with, and Nnenna Echem’s fun side plait proves it.
Alicia Keys oozes cool with this super-long, side-swept ponytail.
Seriously, how glam are Hailey Bieber’s tumbling beach waves?
How cute does Elif’s micro plait look adorned with teeny-tiny pearls?
Long hair might take longer to dry, but it’s worth it when it looks as bouncy as Jodie Comer’s style.
I love how dramatic FKA Twigs’s half-up, half-down style looks with her longer-length braids.
Fluffy beach waves pair perfectly with Stephanie Broek’s platinum-blonde strands.
The flipped ponytail is one of the coolest looks on Instagram right now, and it’s even more impressive with Jourdan Dunn’s hip-length strands.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is one of my long-term hair inspirations, and it’s easy to see why: She makes long hair look so effortless.
Aysha Sow’s narrow braids and copper-tinged curls look amazing this long.
Forget blondes; Jorja Smith is making me think that it’s actually greys who have more fun.
J.Lo, we salute you and your tumbling ponytail.
Emmanuelle Koffi has the hairstyle equation down here. Headband + long hair + oversize bunch of flowers = beauty goals.
I love Dua Lipa’s low-maintenance ’90s style. Even I could re-create this double-plait look at home!
Re-create the look of a quick trim by wearing your long hair in a super-high ponytail like Kim Kardashian West’s. It lifts the ends of your hair up for an instant haircut.
I love the contrast between Megan Adelaide Vega’s long hairstyle and her shorter, feathered fringe.
The best thing about long hair is that it’s so versatile. Willow Smith’s long hair can be worn in Bantu knots and left loose and flowing at the front.
Lily Aldridge is the queen of long hair, as demoed with this gorgeous balayage style.
11 E-Girl Hairstyle Trends That Basically Scream Y2K
From regencycore to the coquette aesthetic and the “clean girl” look, TikTok has introduced the world to so many style movements it feels impossible to keep track. Currently, there’s another noteworthy trend on the rise: the e-girl aesthetic (short for electronic girl), a term you might recognize from Doja Cat’s e-girl makeup tutorial.
If you’re unfamiliar, the e-girl look is essentially a mismatch of trends pulled from pastel goth, anime, and indie sleaze styles — the result of which is rather reminiscent of Tumblr circa the late 2000s and early 2010s. And one of its most standout features is the e-girl hairstyle: think two-toned hair colors, pastel shags, and heavily accessorized Y2K-inspired hairstyles, all juxtaposed with ultra soft glam.
“The e-girl look is very cutesy,” says Lauren Milici, digital trends expert and entertainment writer at GamesRadar+ and Total Film. She describes the standard e-girl makeup as having blush on the nose, white eyeliner to make the eyes look bigger, and overlining the upper lip for a “pouty” appearance. As for why it’s so popular? It’s super versatile. “People are able to adapt it to their vibe, whether it’s gothy or bright,” she says. And contemporary TikTok can’t get enough of it: #egirl and #egirls have amassed a combined 19.3 billion views on the platform.
Feeling inspired? Read on for 11 trending hairstyles that’ll help unleash your inner e-girl.
Since the e-girl aesthetic is all about everything “cute,” it’s only logical that one of the most popular hairstyles would pull its inspiration from ultimate cute girl icon Baby Spice with ’90s-era pigtails.
For another way to rock just a pop of color, try a bright, face-framing money piece — think Bella Hadid’s copper-hued highlights. A little bit of color can go a long way.
Nicknamed “grunge buns,” this half-updo is easy to style, works with all hair types, and has been spotted on practically every e-girl imaginable.
The wolf cut, which is essentially a mullet and shag combo, is both edgy and chic — and it’s a look e-girl queen Billie Eilish has recently sported… so it’s a prime example of the aesthetic.
E-girls also love statement braids. You can clip in extensions for extra length or simply braid your natural hair and tie colorful tinsel or string (or any accessory) throughout for a bold Y2K aesthetic.
Sleek buns are forever chic, but for a more Y2K-style e-girl look, go with baby buns, a miniature version that’s customizable — wear them as a single bun or cover your head in them for ultimate cutesy vibes.
If you’re looking for some fringe, you could get some ultra-chic curtain bangs (another look sported by Billie Eilish). The face-framing chop is still edgy, but not too dramatic, and looks good no matter the hair color or texture.
Shags reign supreme in the land of e-girls, and so too do two-toned hair colors. Reminiscent of Cruella DeVille’s iconic ‘do, the look leans more into the “goth” side of pastel goth — and it’s just as legendary as the character who made it famous. (Wait, so was Cruella an e-girl?)
Bubble braids, and their close cousin the bubble pony (as seen on Euphoria) are shockingly easy to style: All you need are a handful of rubber bands. Plus, they can be accessorized according to your mood, so while the style is simple, it’s still show-stopping (and Gigi Hadid and Olivia Rodrigo-approved).
You can never go wrong with late ‘90s, early 2000s-era butterfly clips. The bedazzled look is a whimsical way to add some color to your hairdo.
Miranda Kerr’s Nighttime Skin Care Routine Includes Affirmations
Though she truly needs no introduction, Miranda Kerr is perhaps most notably recognized as the founder of the certifiably organic, sustainable-centric, and completely vegan and cruelty-free brand KORA Organics. Powered by active ingredients native to her homeland (like the antioxidant-rich superfood, noni, which is a common thread throughout the entire range), KORA’s mission is to approach product creation with love for the body and mind, as well as Mother Earth.
Along with being a hands-on CEO and skin care mogul, she also happens to be one of the most sought after international supermodels, a wife, a boy mom of three, an author, a passionate wellness warrior, a home design aficionado, a crystal-loving yogi … and that’s only scratching the surface, as it’s her character, grace, and kindness that truly stood out the most during our chat.
With an exciting KORA Organics launch on the horizon, I had the opportunity to speak with Kerr about the newness, affirmations, and more — just as she was waking up (and fighting jet lag) in sunny Australia, and my afternoon sky began to turn shades of deep blue all the way across the world in New York.
Harnessing the power of the ocean by way of active algae, the KORA Organics Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer brings something fresh to the brand’s range. After incorporating it into my own routine for the past few weeks, I would describe it as a bouncy, hydrating, and light-as-air formula that brings some much-needed calm into my daily routine. Giving my complexion a juicy glow, while working to heal and smooth any blemishes or texture I may be struggling with, the moisturizer’s formula is completely fragrance-free — though the natural aromatherapy quality is softly floral with traces of the crystal-clear ocean, fresh alpine rose, sweet basil, and earthy geranium.
Aside from the powerful formula (that has personally created my most radiant, glowing complexion to date), Kerr goes on to explain the added benefits of incorporating this moisturizer into your routine: “Every single KORA Organics product has its own positive word on the back of the bottle, as well as its own crystal infusion process in addition to the rose quartz crystal that every single product is filtered through. With the Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer, it is energized with aquamarine crystals, which really helps calm and soothe your spirit — so it’s nourishing your mind, your body, and your skin. The affirmation on the back of this product is peace, and is part of that ritual for creating that calming and soothing experience — along with the aquamarine stone, and the actual physical affects of the formula.”
During my college years, when I was in such a state of discovering who I was (and who I wanted to be), I stumbled upon Miranda’s book entitled Treasure Yourself. As an avid journaler, I had always written positive quotes and poems for myself, but Kerr introduced me to the power of using your voice and speaking affirming words into the universe as an act of self-love and care.
In honor of my younger self who needed her words at that time, I asked Kerr about some of her favorite affirmations that bring her peace. “For me, words are so powerful, and I have quite a big toolbox of affirmations,” she tells me. One that she repeats frequently: I am a being of light that is capable of infinite possibilities.
“Even forgiveness affirmations can create a lot of peace in your life — we are all human, and we might think something that is not a high vibration towards ourselves or others, and having that little ritual and peace-making is so important,” Kerr says. “I’ll do forgiveness prayers while I’m brushing my teeth, or putting on my skincare to cleanse my skin and my spirit at the same time. I’ll say something like: I forgive myself, and I forgive anyone that has upset me intentionally or unintentionally.”
Expressing the importance of finding some time to pamper herself and be still each and every day, Kerr shares just how much she prioritizes routine — in more areas in her life than one.
“I’m pretty strict about my children’s routine. My grandmother had four children and many many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and she taught me from a young age that routine is the most important thing for them, so that really stuck with me. You can find consistency and moments for yourself around that routine, so when my children go to bed after reading three books together, I often dim the lights, put the lamps on, and light a non-toxic candle. If my husband is finishing work or perhaps at the gym, I’ll then take a bath maybe once a week, or do my skin care routine — and thats when I really lean into those products that are very soothing, and I feel as if they are giving back to me.”
After agreeing that we both love those nights when we get to turn in for bed early, she shares the exact skin care routine she has created for peace and pampering once the moon replaces the sun’s light.
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.
Miranda’s Nighttime Skin Care Routine
Dua Lipa Wears Ugly ’90s Trends So Well
Dua Lipa is a head-turner, to be sure, marching to the beat of her own drum style wise. Be it on stage or off, she loves to take a questionable trend from decades past and turn it into a hyper-chic look worth copying. Ahead, all the times Dua turned the “ugly” so freaking cute.