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Long hair is gorgeous, but sporting the same length can get monotonous at times. If you're sceptical about chopping your precious locks off, you don’t have to! Simply styling it differently can transform your whole look in a jiffy. The best part is that you don’t need to stick to only one particular style, you can play around with trends, temporary colours and even hair accessories. The whole idea is to go crazy and let your imagination run wild! If you’re having trouble ideating, here are 13 sexy hairstyle ideas on how to dress up your long hair. (You’re welcome!)
No one does the high ponytail better than Ariana Grande. It’s been her iconic hairstyle for years and we think she slays every time she puts up a picture of herself on Instagram. How do you re-create it? Straighten your long mane, pull it back and tie it up. You can also personalize the ponytail by braiding the front or using a chunky hair cuff to add that oomph factor.
Deepika Padukone sporting the classic low looped bun at Met Gala will give you some serious hair goals, ladies. In fact, the bun looks as stunning as the extravagant updo. The starry pins on her hair make her look like a princess. Whether you choose to accessorize it or keep it minimal, both ways work.
VJ Anusha looks like such a doll with the French braided half bun. The hairstyle not only makes her outfit look chic but also suits her dynamic personality. To ace this style, start by dividing a section of hair from the corners of the forehead towards the back of the crown. Then, do a Dutch braid till the back of the head and finish it off with a messy bun. Yes, it really is as simple as that!
Take cue from Kriti Sanon’s bubble ponytail! It’s neat, stylish and looks absolutely fabulous on her. You too can replicate the exact hairstyle by first tying your hair up into a ponytail. Then, take a small section from the top center of the ponytail and put an elastic band around it. Then keep an inch distance from the pony and tie another elastic band around your hair. Once that’s done, gently tuck the sides of it to puff it up. Use sections from each side of the ponytail to replicate and follow the same process till you reach the end of your hair - and voila! It’s done.
Doesn’t Gigi Hadid look like such a stunner with her hair slicked-back? We agree to that too! As difficult as it looks like, you too can pull it off with ease once you know how to do it. Before blow drying your mane, use a hairspray. Then, use a small boar-bristle brush to blow dry your hair up to add volume to the crown. Use bobby pins to pin back the sides and there you have it!
Why use a hair band when you can make one using your hair? Similar to Sonam Kapoor’s hairstyle, you too can start by taking a section of hair from the nape and braid it up. After that, wrap it around the top of your head all the way to the other side. Use bobby pins to secure it and lock it in place.
A sleek pushed-back front makes Rihanna look like a goddess. If you too have curls similar to Rihanna’s, then this style is perfect for you. Curls left to run wild and free at the back will ensure that you fetch a bunch of new admirers. You’ve got to try it to believe it, we say!
If you have poker straight hair and love ponytails, make sure to try the side-parted one. The hairstyle itself looks graceful and neat when paired with a flowy gown or an off shoulder dress. Just how it looks on Jacqueline Fernandes, imagine how beautiful it would look on you?! Start by making a side partition and then apply a generous amount of gel to your front and a comb to smoothen your hair out. And finally, use an elastic band to tie your ponytail.
You know what will never go out a vogue? Braided pigtails! Take Selena Gomez’s hairstyle for example, it’s the bomb! Within a few minutes, you too can achieve the exact same look. Begin by dividing your hair into two halves. Do a top Dutch braid on both sides and don’t forget to use elastic bands to secure your hair.
Loose beach waves tied to one side gives an effortlessly chic vibe. A beauty like Shraddha Kapoor rocks this hairdo to perfection! When tying the elastic band from the side, keep it loose from the crown and let your locks flow to the side naturally. If you have sleek and thin hair, you can use a blow dryer to fluff it up.
As a person, do you like to keep things simple? Good! We bet that you’ll be thrilled to give this hairstyle a shot. Take hair inspiration from Parineeti Chopra as she sticks to the middle parting and lets her hair messy and loose. After all, messy hair does look sexy too #IWokeUpLikeThis
Play rocker chic with Yami Gautam by experimenting with this style together! Start by dividing your hair into 3 sections and braid them all the way to the crown. Keep the rest of your hair loose and we bet that your look is going to be the talk of the town.
If there’s one Bollywood celebrity that you need to take hair inspiration from, Alia Bhatt is your girl! She loves to experiment with hair trends and the art of braiding comes naturally to her. Take this hairstyle for example. The twisted crown may take some time to perfect, but keep practising, you’ll become a pro at it eventually. Good luck!
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