Hairstyles for long hair that will never go out of style

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    Think you have to chop off your long hair once you hit 40? Think again! With the right style, long hair can look both fabulous and youthful on older women.

    The trick is getting the right hairstyle for long hair and making sure your locks are kept in excellent condition. That means finding the right products to keep your tresses healthy and visiting your favourite salon for regular trims.

    You also want to make sure that your hair suits your face shape and hair texture, which is why we’ve found a variety of hairstyles for long hair to inspire your next trip to the salon. From blunt fringes that will update your look and face-framing layers to flatter your features to billowing waves that will take years off and how to make your tresses seem thicker with colour, we’ve found more than 25 hairstyles for long hair for you to choose from.

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    So what are you waiting for? Browse through our hairstyles for long hair for inspiration for those soon-to-be-longer locks.

    Hairstyles for long hair inspiration:

    Duchess of Cambridge

    Catherine’s signature blow-dry has long been our hair inspiration, but her look recently has been all about incorporating huge, soft curls into her long hair – and you can bet we’ll be trying this out for ourselves at home!

    Duchess of Sussex

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    Meghan Markle is the queen of changing up her hairstyle, but we loved this super-long hairstyle that the Duchess unveiled recently. The centre-part allows her long locks to fall delicately and equally down either side of her face, and the loose curls finish off the look beautifully.

    Julianne Moore

    Proving that beautiful hairstyles for long hair have no upper age limit, the 58-year-old actress looks ridiculously chic with a middle parting and relaxed waves here. An easy one to recreate ourselves!

    Demi Moore

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    Demi prefers to keep her hair slick and understated, and we reckon that’s one of the tricks to rocking long hair. If you find you prefer your long hair to one side and curled, like Demi, keep it that way. Or, if you prefer having it up and super-straight, make that your signature style. It’s certainly worked for Demi all these years!

    Sarah Jessica Parker

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    SJP is another celeb who has opted for long hair for decades now, and it’s working just as well as it did years ago. Again, preferring a centre parting, Sarah keeps her long locks loosely tousled and relaxed, rather than sleek and polished. The perfect option for women on the go!

    Heidi Klum

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    Okay, so we may not all be supermodels, but we can all take inspiration from from Heidi’s low-maintenance long hair cut. The fringe looks brilliant whatever age – just make sure you ask for a layered, thinned fringe – no heavy block fringes in 2019!

    Sofia Vergara

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    On the flip side, the relaxed waves and fringe-less hairstyle here on Sofia are providing us with brilliant hair inspiration for the summer months!