Growing out your hair can feel a little like training a puppy: it takes time and dedication to nurture a long length—and sometimes even more to make it behave.
All the effort long hair requires is worth the while. There’s a lot to enjoy on the other side of a six-month grow-out, starting with countless new ways to groom your hair. When it comes to hair length, more is more: Be it a new method of curling with hot tools, a fresh twist on braided up-dos, or piles of this fall’s best hair accessories, long hairstyles offer even more space to test drive something different.
Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, and the Hadids are just a sample of the celebrities who’ve embraced longer lengths—so if you decide to go the distance with your hair, you’ll be in good company. Without further ado, these 25 celebrity hairstyles are all the inspiration you need to give the long-hair, don’t-care life a try.
Alessandra Ambrosio proves that high volume hair can be achieved with a deep middle part and a bit of scrunching at the roots.
Jessica Biel’s beachy ombre ends are offset by rich chestnut bangs.
Sarah Jessica Parker
SJP’s dark roots and beach blonde ends are the perfect rocker chic accompaniment to long hair.
Minaj’s waist-length hair extensions bring the drama wherever she goes.
Add texture to an extra-long ponytail by tying it off into a braid. As Hadid demonstrates, it’s a sleek look for the beach or the bar.
At the BET Awards in June, Rihanna debuted noticeably longer hair and a spunky half-up half-down. One key detail: she secured a lock of hair around her hair tie to polish her high ponytail.
Chloe Grace Moretz
The soft, layered waves of Moretz’s style brings out the lowlights at her roots as well as subtle strawberry tones that give her look tons of dimension.
The only thing more statement-making than Naomi Campbell’s nearly floor-length hair is her pink suede wide-brim hat, sunglasses, and Valentino ensemble. Hair that long requires balance, after all.
There’s nothing lackluster about this voluminous look from Gerber that gives plenty of lift at the crown.
Loose and polished curls are a go-to move for adding volume to long hair—no wonder it’s the Duchess of Cambridge’s favorite hairstyle.
After seasons of beachy waves as the go-to long hairstyle, there’s something so refreshing about Olsen’s sleek look. Fire up a flat iron, and you’re on your way to her pin-straight hair.
The Big Little Lies star showed off enviable texture—and length—at the season two premiere. To keep long braids extra shiny like Kravitz’s, consider adding a curl-enhancing balm to your rotation.
Subtle, brushed-out curls swept to the side give Clooney’s style a dreamy effect.
Sampaio’s long, glossy waves look beautiful when twisted back into a romantic half-up style.
If your hair is as long as Smalls’s, try sleeping in a low braided ponytail to get this kinky-wavy effect the next morning.
Izabel Goulart’s soft and voluminous curls are styled away from her face to perfectly frame her statement earrings.
Kim Kardashian’s sleek center part is strikingly dramatic all on its own—no volume or makeup required.
Natasha Poly’s face-framing layers add extra definition to her monochrome hair.
Lily Aldridge switches it up with beachy ombre ends.
Beachy waves and ombre strands make Teigen’s long hair look a must.
The only thing we love more than Lovato’s long extensions is her rich chocolate-brown hair color.
Jourdan Dunn goes glam with tumbling polished waves.