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.