Classic Long Hairstyles That'll Never Go Out of Style

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There's no cut-off point for having long hair. If you've got it, flaunt it. Go for that Kim Kardashian-approved butt-length hair or chic waist-length box braids. And long tresses are pro-approved as well.

"Long hairstyles [are] supreme and still trendy if you get the right cut and hair color," says Contents Haircare founder and celebrity stylist Cheryl Bergamy. She also adds that with the '70s, '80s, and '90s making a comeback, long hair will be bigger than ever.

These classic long hairstyles, layered, braided, blunt, and even accented with flattering fringe, will continue to be no-fail options for years to come. Keep scrolling to get a few pro-approved ideas for your next salon appointment.

01 of 08

Voluminous Curls

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Bergamy says we should expect to see middle-parted voluminous curls or 'fros this fall. So keeping in line with the trends, Bergamy styled her client Ziwe with gorgeous picked out ringlet curls for a long style that doesn't compromise volume. Celebrity makeup artist Merrell Hollis complimented the look with dewy, neutral makeup.

02 of 08

The Cher

Demi Moore with classic long hairstyle
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One long hairstyle that is never going to go out of style is ultra long waves that stretch down to your waist, like Demi Moore's look here. Go all one length for a groovy '70s vibe or try soft layers to achieve some "'80s punk," says Bergamy.

She adds that "the longer, the better." But even if you don't have the length naturally, Bergamy says 40 to 80 inch extensions in any texture "are hot right now."

03 of 08

Hip-Length Locs

Zendaya with hip-length locs
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Bergamy says that long locs worn down or even in an updo is a perfect fall look. Take a page from Zendaya's book at the Oscars and opt for locs with a side-swept half up half down 'do for a youthful appearance.

04 of 08

Long Box Braids

Gabrielle Union with long lox braids
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Another ultra-flattering style that's trending right now is super long box braids, like the ones Gabrielle Union is repping here. Bergamy suggests adding some accessories to spruce up the look, and Union's rhinestone strands are perfect for a glam update.

05 of 08

The Modern Shag

Suki Waterhouse with a modern shag
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"Shags give a cool, sexy, rock and roll vibe with length, layers, and flirty bangs," says Davide Marinelli, an Oribe Educator and the owner of Davide Hair Studio. If you love the look of tousled waves, this is the style for you. Bring this picture of Suki Waterhouse to the salon, pull up a snap of Chloë Grace Moretz and ask to keep your length, or as Marinelli suggests, reference Freja Beha Erichsen.

06 of 08

Blunt Cut with Strong, Blunt Bangs

Jessica Biel with a blunt cut and bangs
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Want to hide the wrinkles on your forehead without Botox? Our pro suggests this look, as seen on Jessica Biel, that also accentuates your eyes and cheekbones. "The size of the bangs is determined by how much the client wants to open up or close the face. Analyzing the client's body is crucial to keeping the cut age-appropriate. For example, a blunt cut that comes at or past the bra strap elongates the neck and makes it appear slimmer, but too much length can have an aging effect."

07 of 08

Long Layers with Curtain Bangs

Woman with long layers and curtain bangs
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Channel Brigitte Bardot, Georgia May Jagger, or that effortlessly chic French girl you've been attempting to emulate for years. "I like to cut inner layers, meaning you cut layers on the inside going from short to long as you get to the crown. This layering technique gives the hair movement and body without the hassle of trying to keep all the layers around the brush when blow-drying," explains Marinelli.

08 of 08

A-Line Straight Long Lob

Kerry Washington with a sleek bob
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"This classic look can be modernized by cutting the hair slightly shorter in the back and in a long, pointed angle hitting the top of the bang in front. This will slim the face, elongate the neck, and accentuate the chest," explains Marinelli of this look demonstrated by celebrities like Kerry Washington and Kim Kardashian.

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