What Is Your Ideal Long Haircut?

By: Amanda Monell

What Is Your Ideal Long Haircut?
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About This Quiz

For some of us, getting a haircut can be an anxiety-producing experience, and it is the especially the case for people with longer hair. Usually, for people with shorter hair, a trip to the salon involves only a few inches cut off after a wash in the case of a new style, and even less if it's for a quick trim. For long-haired individuals, the hair is cut in sections and it can take a very long time. If there is a misstep, instead of only a few weeks' worth of growth, it could take months or even years to regrow the hair to its previous length.  

Caring for long hair can be just as much as a chore as it is to maintain a shorter 'do. The long-haired person will use brushes to make the shapes that help their tresses look voluminous and desirable. Round brushes, when combined with a blow dryer, will create curls of various sizes. When used with a blow dryer, a paddle brush can remove kinks and give a sleek and effortless look.  

We know you may be looking to grow or already have long hair, but what kind of style do you think would work best with your lifestyle? Not sure? Take this quiz to find out what we think would look the best on you.

How long does it take for you to get ready for work?
About five minutes
About 25 minutes
Around 45 minutes
About 15 minutes

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How often do you go to the salon?
I try to get into the chair at least once a year.
I go every month.
I go every two weeks.
I go once every six months.

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Do you have to use a special type of shampoo for your hair?
No
Yes, I have two different types of shampoos.
Yes, I have some shampoo for revitalization.
Yes, I have chemically treated hair.

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What kind of conditioner do you use?
I use a color-safe conditioner.
I use a creme rinse.
I use a damage-repair conditioner.
I use a deep hydrating conditioner.

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Do you own a blow dryer?
No
I own a couple of blow dryers.
I own a hooded blow dryer.
Yes, and I use a diffuser attachment.

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Why do you want long hair?
I like that it gives my face a softer look.
I like that it makes me look fierce.
I like that it has so many different ways to style it.
I like that there's very little room to screw the style up.

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Which obstacle of having long hair do you dread the most?
Having to redo a ponytail without tools or a mirror
Getting overheated easily
Getting my sunglasses stuck in it
Cutting tangles out of my hair

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Which long-haired celebrity's hairstyle do you want the most?
Drew Barrymore
Naomi Campbell
Emma Stone
Shakira

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Which long-haired male musician's hair do you envy?
Kurt Cobain
Jared Leto
Lenny Kravitz
Kenny G

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Which long-hair necessity do you already have in your arsenal?
A round brush
A flat iron
A blow dryer
A hair tie

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Would you ever dye your hair a non-traditional color?
I'd rather use a traditional color.
Sure
I don't think my hair would hold the color.
It depends on the color.

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How do you handle flyaway hairs?
I just let it be.
I spray them down.
I use pomade on them.
I don't usually notice them.

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Have you ever gotten a perm?
Yes, I got one in the 1980s.
No
No, but I've thought about getting one.
I still get them.

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Is there any extra care that you need to take in order to get your style to work?
No
I have to wash my hair more often.
I have an entire regimen.
I have a few products that I need to put in my hair, but that's it.

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Would you ever wear a messy bun?
Yes
No, I'd wear a well-maintained bun.
No
Yes, and it would be glorious.

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Which of these braids would you wear?
A three-strand braid
Milkmaid braids
A fishtail braid
A twisted rope braid

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Would you say you're good with your hands?
I'm not any better than anyone else, I suppose.
I'm pretty decent with my hands.
Yes
No

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If there's one thing about Disney Princesses, it's that they all have beautiful flowing hair. Which one do you like the most?
Tiana from "The Princess and the Frog"
Aurora from "Sleeping Beauty"
Ariel from "The Little Mermaid"
Merida from "Brave"

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Do you let your hair air dry or do you blow it dry?
I dry it using a towel, and after applying some product, I just let the air take care of the rest.
I blow it dry after every washing.
I just towel it off.
I blot it dry with a towel, then blow it dry on a low-heat setting.

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Do you keep bobby pins at your house?
I have a few long pins.
I have a few short pins.
Yes, I have pins of all sizes.
No

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Do you think that humidity will affect your hair?
It will, but in a good way.
It may if I'm a little lax with my sprays.
No, my hair has enough product in it that it won't budge.
It may, but I really don't think I could tell.

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When you go swimming, do you use a swim cap?
If I remember to bring one, yes.
No, but I make sure my hair doesn't get wet by keeping my head above water.
Yes
I don't think my hair would fit under a cap.

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If you were at a beach, what would you be doing?
I'd be surfing.
I'd be sunbathing.
I'd be reading under an umbrella.
I'd be collecting shells.

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Currently, how long is your hair?
It is a little beyond my shoulders.
It comes down to my elbow.
It is about chin length.
It is shoulder length.

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Would you ever shave your head for charity?
Sure
No, it took me too long to grow it.
No, I worry about what my scalp will look like without hair.
I may donate a ponytail to a charity, but I wouldn't shave my head.

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Do you ever wear ponytails?
It's the only thing I wear.
It's rare that I'll wear a ponytail.
I never would be caught dead with a ponytail.
Sometimes

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What kind of earrings would you wear to show off your new 'do?
Some feathery earrings
I wouldn't wear earrings.
Some diamond studs
Some big hoops

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Would you use a flat iron on your hair?
I could if I wanted to.
It is a must for my hair.
No
I could try, but it would end up a mess.

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Would you use barrettes?
Sure, I would if I wanted to add a little something to my outfit.
Yes
I would use a small one.
No

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If you were to go to a formal event, which flower would you wear in your hair?
A daisy
A rose
Violets
Baby's breath

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