Whatever the length and style of your cut, everyone knows what it's like to get into a bit of a hairstyle rut. Even you lucky ladies with long luscious locks get bored with finding new ways to style your tresses, and especially at this time of the year with the promise of a fresh, exciting opportunity to start again, it can be way too tempting to go under the scissors and opt for a totally different hairstyle.
But before you go for that drastic and dramatic pixie cut to start 2016 with a bang, we have gathered 3 simple but super stylish looks for long hair for you to check out, hopefully giving you enough inspiration to keep those gorgeous tresses in tact. Here we go....
With all of this talk of instellar royalty with the release of the hotly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we can definitely see 2016 being the year of the princess hairstyle. But rather than opting for those Danish pastry-shaped chignons on either side of your head, why not team long tousled waves with a loose half-updo, making your gorgeous hair worthy of a crown!
We see 2016 as the year when you might get that promotion at work, or you might just score that incredible career opportunity that you've been waiting for! Which is why you are going to need a cute and easy hairstyle to keep your hair out of the way while also looking totally fabulous! Enter the tousled braid. Spritz your locks with a texturizing spray and tease with your fingers before either French braiding or plaiting into place. Tie off the end with a hair tie then tease the braid again with your fingers for even more bedhead style. Simple!
Sleek side ponytail
One of the best ways to change your look for the new year can be as simple as switching the side of your parting - and your ponytail! Work a smoothing hair oil through your locks from root to tip to achieve that coveted high-shine effect, then create your deep side part with a comb. Sweep your hair across into a low side ponytail and fix in place with a hair tie and a dose of strong hold hairspray.
Top tip: to get a really smooth finish, give your hair a mist of hairspray then run the palms of your hands over the surface of your hair before the fixitive sets - you can wave those flyaways goodbye!