If you want to make changes in your life, start with your hair. A nice haircut can not only transform your look but also uplift your mood. Getting out of the salon with those brand new silky and bouncy locks is a different feeling altogether. And there is no dearth of options when it comes to haircuts for long hair. You can go for any hairstyle and haircut in the world and it would come out looking gorgeous.

Long hair are gorgeous, plain or otherwise. But of course, there are times when you want to step out of the Rapunzel zone and trim those locks into a stylish hairdo. And with long hair you do not need to cut it all off for a new look, just a trim here, just a trim there, and you are done. You can truly get a makeover of a lifetime with a few tips and other styling tools. That is exactly where we are here, to help you style your long mane.

We have got some amazing haircuts for long hair that would let you look stunning without compromising much on your hair length. Here is a curated list of 12 of the most requested and stunning haircuts for girls with long hair.


1. Layered locks

Layered locks

The layered cut is unarguably the most beautiful haircut for long hair. You can play with the look and texture and still get to keep your length. It has been the go-to look for many celebs as it comes with a lot of perks too. It adds volume and texture to your hair and makes your long locks far from boring when you style it. A messy bohemian braid or a bun or even ponytail is easier to pull off and style in layered long hair. You can go for step layers starting from the first chop on front hair till shoulders going all the way till your back. Plus, this haircut suits every hair type and face shape.


2. Big on bangs

Big on bangs

If you can’t seem to chop your locks even an inch, but still want to transform your hair, we suggest you go for the fab fringes to team with your long hair (of the same length, of course). Long hair and bangs are a winning duo and an excellent way to change your look, believe us. Bangs are so versatile that they can turn any boring hairstyle into a pretty one. Do we really don’t need to tell how adorable your updos, braids and half up half down hair look with a fringe cut? We don’t think so! Take your pick from the wispy, curtain, parted or baby bangs and add it little edge to your hairdos.


3. Subtle layers

Subtle layers

Multiple layers in the bottom end of the hair is a sly way to get on board with the layer haircut without making it obvious. Just ask for a chop on the lower 5-6 inches of your hair in layers till the end. Styling this type of hair is a piece of cake because it doesn’t leave your hair with a dramatic texture or a length crop. We suggest you go for highlights hair in lighter shade or ombre hair colour with this haircut to make it look more flattering and oh so gorgeous!


4. Straight cut

Straight cut

It was just a couple of months ago when glass hair—which is glossy hair with a sharp end—created a buzz and everyone wanted that look. Though it is usually sported with a bob cut, don’t let anyone tell you it is only for the short-haired people. This haircut with blunt ends looks equally chic on long locks as it does on shoulder-length hair. Whether you have wavy or poker straight hair, it flatters all. And, you really don’t have to chop off much of your hair, just an inch or two to get the sharp cut. This haircut looks best on half-up top knot or hair let loose.   


5. Tapered ends

Tapered ends

The thick layer at the top, narrowing down to finer layers at the bottom is another great haircut for long hair, especially if it is flat. It suits best on the girls with an oval or oblong face as it adds width to your look that your face lacks. A dense volume around your face and length at the back gives you the best of both worlds. Talking about styling this hair, any type of braids like a fishtail or a French braid would look stunning. Ponytail looks longer in this haircut and you can always keep your hair loose to show off your thick and long hair.


6. U cut

U cut

If you are not big on OTT hair transformation, here is a hair inspiration for a subtle change. Instead of adding layers to your entire mane, give it a defined frame in the form of a U shaped cut. It lends an angled structure to your strands on the sides which makes your hair look long and swoopy. The classic U cut is an understated and no-risk haircut for long hair that adds some dimension and volume in your hair. While it can look a little bland on straight hair, it really flatters a curly hair type. For a glamorous look, a U cut hair can be styled in a sleek updo or a low ponytail and for a casual look, a jazzy half up half down hairdo would best suit this cut.  


7. Choppy layers

Choppy layers

A form of layered haircut, choppy layer cut includes a lot of layers and leaves your hair with a shaggy and bouncy look. For girls with fine, long hair, this haircut is the best bet. Choppy layers make your hair look fuller and voluminous and add some feathery texture to your flat hair. If you happen to have curly or wavy hair, this haircut will look all the more appealing as there already is texture in your tresses and this cut accentuate your waves. If you have straight hair, the layers will look more defined in your mane. All in all, it is a winner haircut for long hair. You can style this haircut with any hairstyle that you weren’t able to rock till now because of your thin hair such as a messy braid or a fuller ponytail.


8. Front cut

Front cut

The face-framing front cut is a chic haircut with parted flicks on the front and long hair at the back. It has a chin grazing layer cut on the front which is perfect for girls with round or square-shaped face or broad forehead. Be it a casual hairstyle or an elegant one, it works like a charm and can cutesy up any hairstyle you can think of. A long braid with side-swept front flicks, a sky-high ponytail or low one and even a summery hairstyle with hairband or scarf; everything looks appealing with this haircut. Needless to say, it is a sneaky way to change your look without giving your hair prized hair length away.

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9. Thick fringe

Thick fringe

This is a great option for those who are happy with the length and do not want their hair to be messed up with any trim whatsoever. Amongst the many haircuts for long hair, thick fringe would work best here? However, there are many types of fringe cuts that are in vogue. Which one would work best on your hair and face cut? We recommend you ask your hairstylist first and then go ahead and chop those locks.

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10. Bouncy layers for curls

Bouncy layers for curls

Long and curly hair bouncing away to glory; kind of reminds you of Princess Merida from Brave, doesn’t it? They do have a personality of their own. Naturally, when we talk about haircuts for long hair, haircut for long curly hair is a tricky place to be. But we have a solution for that. Bouncy and subtle layers can lift up your curls, making them even better than they look now.

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11. Hime cut

Hime cut

Now, this is one of the haircuts for long hair that are not that popular and comes straight from Japan. Trust us when we say it looks as interesting in real as it does in the image. There is a single set of chin-length layers and the rest of the hair is trimmed and kept to its original length. So, no loss of length for those of you who do not wish to chop off your gorgeous mane.

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12. Shaved-side layered cut

Shaved-side layered cut

This one’s a little tricky and edgy. But if you are someone with a personality that shines off every time you step out, you can give this one a try. This is one of the unconventional haircuts for long hair. You will have a shaved side, and a long-layered look on the other side. Wear it the way you want and you would look super chic and cool.

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FAQ on haircuts for long hair

FAQ on haircuts for long hair

Q. Which haircut is best for long hair?

A. It depends on your face cut and of course your choice. Let the hairstylist then layout choices for you and you can then pick with is the best haircut for your long hair.

Q. Does long hair age a woman?

A. Though this does look like a silly question but it is not. After a certain age, long hair, if unkempt, can add a few more years to your age. The best way to handle it is by styling it with an apt haircut which suits your face cut and your staple style.

Q. At what age should women stop having long hair?

A. You can continue having long hair as long as you want. Just keep it in shape and style by using the right products and sporting the haircuts that suit you best.

Q. What hair length looks the most attractive?

A. All hair lengths look attractive. You should only know how to take care of your hair well, and of course, consult your hairstylist and sport the haircut which frames your face the best.