One of the best things about having long hair to rival Rapunzel is its versatility. It's all too easy to fall into a hairstyle rut and feel the temptation to cut it into a shorter style. However, long hair gives you the option to experiment with the widest possible range of hairstyles to completely transform your look without going for the chop.

Whether your hair is fine, thick, curly, or poker straight, there are plenty of gorgeous ideas from sleek up-dos to relaxed weekend looks to complement your chosen outfit and frame your face perfectly.


1. Sleek and Straight

Sleek, shiny, poker-straight hair creates a major impact and looks great with formal workwear or casual clothes. The key to achieving this look is to make sure your hair is moisturized before you use your flat-iron by conditioning thoroughly, as dry hair will just look frazzled.

When your hair is dry, apply a heat protecting spray to stop it from burning. Another secret to getting glossy straight hair is to use the flat iron at a temperature between 300-350 degrees. Although many flat irons have hotter temperatures, these are best suited to professional keratin treatments instead of home use.

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