The Best Long Hairstyles That Are Easy to Manage

There are so many options.

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Q: I just cut my long hair into a medium length and I don't like it! Stylists always want to take my hair up, because I have a "small face with small features." I have to admit, this shorter style is easier to blow out and feels healthy. But I think I'm a long hair girl!

Rebecca wants a new hairstyle to take her into her 40s.

In a lot of ways I'm attached to the hair I used to have "back in the day." I was a model for 13 years and my hair was to my bra strap. It was a lot of work, but worth it. I'm just not sure that I have the time or the youth for that anymore.

I left the industry five years ago to raise our children. I have two boys (ages 2 and 5) and my hair took a beating after each pregnancy (falling out, dry, brittle, etc.). So over the years it's been getting shorter and shorter.

I want to find a fresh, manageable, sultry and classic style to take me into my 40s. Could you help me find my Life Cut!?!?

(I actually live in Philadelphia and have already googled airfare to Toronto... which is steep. It would probably make sense for me to grow out my hair completely before taking the plunge to see you.) Hope you are having a beautiful day and thank you. — Rebecca

A: Rebecca, here is what I have come up with for you. I don't think there is a "Life Cut" for you because you have the natural resources to try different styles.

The questions are bang or no bang, long or short, layers or no layers…

So here are some cuts and styles that I think would look great on you.

Long, layered straight hair with long bangs.

High ponytail.

Thandie Newton at the 2009 premiere of '2012'.

Rachel McAdams at the 2010 premiere of 'Morning Glory'.

Long, straight hair with bangs.

We can discuss this further when you come in, but I wanted to throw a few things out there for you to ponder… 


Bill Angst is one of Canada’s top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Angst Salon at 240 Queen Street East in Toronto. Call 416-360-5942 to book an appointment.

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