Long, Layered Hairstyles With Shaggy Bangs

Bella Thorne wore a cute side braid at the 'Real Steel' premiere on  October 2, 2011 in Universal City, California.

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Long, layered locks are super versatile and easy to shake up when you want to change your look. Resist the temptation to reach for the scissors, and work a cute new ‘do that doesn’t involve a drastic style overhaul. Whether you want to keep things fun and girly with a cute braid or follow the fashion pack with a super chic topknot, gals with long tresses can enjoy working a whole new look on a daily basis.

Beautiful Braid

For casual days, nothing beats a pretty side braid. Leave your shaggy bangs loose and eye-skimming to really give this ‘do an added injection of attitude. Pull your tresses over one shoulder and plait them in a simple braid formation. Add a cute ribbon or hair-colored elastic to secure your braid for an oh-so cute finish. Undo your braid at the end of the day to reveal sexy waves ready for an evening out with girlfriends.

Trendy Topknot

Follow in the footsteps of seriously trendy fashionistas and work a super chic topknot. Pull your locks into a sky-high ponytail and secure it with a hair elastic. Twist your ponytail to form a neat, sleek bun. Pin your bun into position using bobby pins to match your hair tone. Don’t fret if some of your shorter layers poke out from the bun; this will add to the overall look. Slick back those shaggy bangs or wear them loose to suit your mood.

Perfect Ponytail

Stars such as Olivia Wilde know how to work the ponytail and bang combo to the maximum. Wear your pony super sexy by adding volume around your crown before you begin. Lightly backcomb or add rollers to the strands around your crown to ensure you get that enviable root-lift that makes for a killer ponytail. Pull your locks into a ponytail high on top of your head and secure with a hair elastic. Apply a root-boosting hairspray to ensure your locks stay full of body all night long.

Teased and Tousled

Gorgeous tousled hair is super sexy and works for almost any occasion. Leave your bangs straight and tousle the rest of your locks for a chic combo. Use a large-barrel curing iron to create loose and natural waves on your lovely layers. Those differing hair lengths will really give this look the texture and definition it commands. Finish with a natural hold hairspray and let your locks take center stage.

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