When you’ve got major inches, you’ve also got major options when it comes to your hair. Maybe you favor a one-length cut to give your fine hair some volume. Or perhaps you fancy a chop that will play well with your ringlets. If you’re willing the shell out the cash, you might even want to add some super long extensions just to be extra.
Hairstory‘s resident New York City-based stylist Wes Sharpton says long hair is all about versatility. “If you like to style your hair, having a long haircut gives you great options to change up your look,” he notes. No matter what you want to do with your long hair, there’s a perfect cut out there just waiting for you to discover it; but since there are so many choices, a little guidance is helpful.
First things first: planning is key. “Pull images that speak to you,” says Sharpton. “They may not be exactly what you want, of course, but this gives your hairstylist the overall vibe that you are looking to attain.” You want the haircut itself to be customized for you and what’s best for your texture and density. Create an image folder on your phone or put together a Pinterest board and have it ready the day of your consultation so you can jump right into the conversation with your hairstylist. “Being prepared with references makes it easier for everyone,” Sharpton adds.
To make the process smoother, read on for inspiration from the stars and tips from the pros. Here, a few of our favorite cuts for long strands — and how to get them.
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