There was a time when it was all about getting a crop. Cool lobs, blunt bobs, and chic pixie cuts were the big hair changes we were seeing amongst style setters. Lately, though, it’s the waist-grazing lengths that have been catching our attention. The look harks back to Cher’s iconic flat-ironed mane from the ’70s and, in more recent pop culture, Seo Ye Ji’s ’do in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay before she gave it the snip.
There’s something to be said about ultra-long locks. A quick look at Wiki and you’ll discover that in Asian cultures, long hair has historically been a symbol of youth and aesthetic beauty—just look at how ageless designer Vera Wang looks at 70 years. In ancient Greece and Rome, women wore their hair long as a sign of freedom, health, wealth, and good behavior.
It’s also no small feat to achieve and maintain Rapunzel lengths. Getting frequent trims, eating a healthy diet, regular conditioning treatments, are just among the tips experts have given. Hair, after all, only grows about half an inch per month according o the American Academy of Dermatology, so you can also imagine the amount of time you have to wait to grow your real tresses out.
We’ve seen some celebrities like Nadine Lustre and Georgina Wilson-Burnand grow their hair over time. Others, like Sofia Andres and Andrea Brillantes reveal that extensions have let them switch back to the length they love in an instant. Regardless of what it took, we can all agree that there’s something ultra-feminine and sexy about wearing your hair down to your waist.
Prepare to be inspired by the 10 celebrities we’ve spotted with waist-length hair below.
Whether she’s all covered up in street-ready sweats or looking sultry in a bikini, Nadine Lustre’s lustrous mane (pun intended) is a constant accessory.
The mom of two’s style has taken a retro turn of late, and Georgina Wilson’s textured tresses certainly look the part.
To change up her look in time for a series of shoots, Sofia Andres turned to hair extensions to give her already long hair an elegant boost.
It’s hard to remember Heart Evangelista sporting anything shorter than a lob, but it must be said that down-to-the waist matches her penchant for feminine frocks and luxurious styles best.
We’re loving both the way KC Concepcion’s not afraid to show off her curves in her dress choices, and the way she’s sporting her long hair sans styling.
Another gal who knows how to work hair extensions, if long hair is a symbol of youth, Andrea Brillantes epitomizes it perfectly as her long wavy locks are a natural complement to her doll-like features.
With her gamine features and ever-current style, Kylie Verzosa is proof that sleek long hair can be a modern woman’s great asset.
One of the most striking features of beauty queen, model, and all-around beach babe Christi McGarry is her head of thick jet black hair that looks just as beautiful let loose as it does in a tightly twisted ponytail.