Long hair is classic and chic. It's a length that never really goes out of style - everyone from rockers to models to royalty have worn it well over the years - but it's the little details that keep the lanky look fresh and modern. Whether it's wispy soft layers, bold bangs or angled ends, these subtle shifts take ample strands to the next level, creating a stylish silhouette worth admiring (and maintaining). Here, we count down the 10 very best lengthy haircuts to want this moment. Plus, check out our picks for the most inspiring short haircuts.
By Kari Molvar
Why we love it: The pairing of a simple cut with a dramatic length is striking. Just ask your stylist to trim your strands straight across at the bottom, which creates a single length that can be styled a number of ways, and seal in lots of rich, glitzy shine with a weekly hair mask or gloss treatment at the salon.
Demi Moore's Sleek Sheath
Chloe Moretz's Piece-y Layers
Why we love it: Wavy layers add a youthful energy and bounce to hair, especially if yours is on the thick, dense side. Ask your stylist to finely trim your ends at different angles to create movement all over.
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Zoe Saldana's Textured Cut
Why we love it: This mid-length cut looks amazing with loose or tight waves. Keeping it right below shoulder helps break up bulk so hair hangs perfectly.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Face-Framing Fringe
Why we love it: Placing a few wispy layers around the face is instantly flattering and feminine. If you're low maintenance, this cut grows out beautifully on its own so you can go longer in between trims.
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Cara Delevingne's Striking Strands
Why we love it: It's effortless and natural. The long and straight cut complements a round or square face since it elongates the sides of the face and softens the jawline. Just invest in good blow-dryer to speed up your dry time with hair that runs this long.
Catherine Middleton's Swingy Layers
Why we love it: The "Kate" cut has captured almost as much attention as the royal's wedding frenzy. The subtle well-placed layers around the crown add body while the below-the-shoulder length looks chic with curls or blown out straight. Princess tiara not included.
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Leigh Lezark's Angled Ends & Blunt Bangs
Why we love it: The sharp diagonal lines of this cut make the cheekbones pop, and the jagged bangs slightly curve at the edges to frame the eyes. Even if you're not born with amazing bone structure, this cut creates that illusion for you.
Jennifer Aniston's Flowy Lob
Why we love it: The long bob is casual but cool, like everything else about Aniston. To mimic it, ask your stylist for choppy layers that start around the chin and descend around your shoulders.
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Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker's Pointy Tips
Why we love it: The cut has a lived-in feel that's sexy without trying too hard. Since curly hair can be hard to shape, ask your stylist for a dry razor cut - that way, you can see the length as you go along - and tapered ends to tone down any frizz.
Angelina Jolie's Voluminous Cut
Why we love it: It's got an undone ease that's pure Jolie. Ask your stylist for fine layers on the surface of your hair to create softness and volume, and leave some ends slightly longer in front for a tousled finish.
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