Ever since I cut my long, long hair just after my wedding, I’ve wanted it back. So, for three years I’ve grown my hair back to its original long locks, and I’m so excited that it’s finally the length I want it to be. Long hair is especially fun because there are so many styles you can create with it. The possibilities are truly endless. Of course, long locks have downsides, too, namely that longer hairstyles tend to add more time to your morning routine. However, it almost always pays off when you look gorgeous all day long. Of course, not all long styles have to be time-consuming. Here are five ways to beautifully style long hair in a short amount of time:

Long Hair Styles Tips

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Sleek Topknot

Ah, the topknot. I love that it’s not just for ballerinas anymore. It’s so simple, yet so classy. Begin by gathering your hair in a high ponytail. Be sure to smooth your hair back so that it is nice and sleek. Now, tightly twist the ponytail into a bun and secure. If you have layers in your hair that cause a few strands to come loose, no worries! Just let them hang. Want to add a little more interest? Incorporate a small braid that will show when you pull your hair back.

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