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A head of long, flowing, beautiful hair. If your hair is vertically challenged, you've probably dreamt of having long locks to play with. The problem is, as soon as your hair gets past the shoulders, it's easy to forget your hopes for "versatile long layers" and simply end up wearing your hair loose every day (or tied up, which completely defeats the purpose, right?). Plus, dealing with long, tangled locks can get so frustrating that you may end up looking to make the chop again, only feeding the vicious cycle. (Hey, we never said we were above hair drama over here.)
Thankfully, the spring '13 runway shows were chock-full of easy ways to mix up long locks, whether with sleek ponytails, mermaid waves, or even — yes! — clip-in bangs. Stash a few of these key tips and accessories in your arsenal, and we promise you'll find new ways to breathe life into your sad strands. With a little bit of creativity, those long layers will be (promise!) as versatile as you always thought they'd be.
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Photographed by Maia Harms