After spending time to grow out your hair, the thought of a new cut can feel daunting.

Sure, changing up your look can be exciting, but the risk of losing precious inches for a new style is enough to make your stomach turn. Trust us, we get it!

But having long locks doesn’t have to mean loose, limp or dull hair. By simply adding layers, bangs or face-framing angles, the right long hairstyle can do wonders to complement your face.

 

The perfect new ‘do starts with a bit of inspiration. With any haircut, Arsen Gurgov a celebrity hairstylist whose clients include Emmy Rossum, recommends showing your stylist a picture of your desired outcome.

“It will give someone an idea and they’ll know immediately if it’s realistic,” he says.

To determine if the cut will work for you, experts rely on three important aspects: hair texture, face type and the shape at the bottom of the cut.