Women with long hair can attest to the fact that more hair doesn't necessarily mean better hair. When you have lots of length to work with, styling can be more hassle than it's worth — think hours of blow-drying, curling, and pinning. Well, it's time to get out of your hair rut for Valentine's Day! You can do more than the simple down 'do and the bad-hair-day ponytail. We've gathered our favorite red carpet moments to give long-haired ladies a jolt. Braids, buns, half-up looks, and sideswept styles can all be found within. Your ponytail holder is definitely going to get jealous this Valentine's Day.
Taylor's upswept style is ideal for a date night. The loose curls around the face give it a romantic feeling.
These over-the-shoulder curls seen on Miranda are one of the most popular formal looks from 2013.
To get the fullness of Maria's gorgeous fishtail braid, be sure to pull at the braid to give it width.
Instead of going for the typical half-up hairstyle, Naomie twisted side sections around a middle part. Très chic!
Fergie  creates the illusion of a voluminous ponytail with this half-up, half-down style. The barrette is the perfect final touch to complete the polished look.
Planning to wear a halter dress? Pull up your hair into a twisted bun à la Amanda.
For the party girl, Lea's two-textured style is the ticket. Get the slicked-back look by using a pomade and letting the ends hang loose.
Rita knows that retro never goes out of style. So bring on the waves and the red lipstick.
A stick-straight style like Jamie's is the best way to show off your length. Just make sure to keep things smooth with an anti-frizz serum.
The ponytail might be your go-to casual style, but pump up the look for the holidays with a pompadour similar to Nicole's Cannes hairdo.
In a pinch, pull up your hair into a midheight ponytail. To get Naya's wavy texture, just wrap the ends around a curling iron.
Elle's simple blowout was topped with a sparkling hair accessory. It's an easy look for the boho chick!
Jessica's faux bob has an asymmetrical tilt that will look gorgeous paired with oversize earrings.
You've heard of the mohawk and you've probably heard of the undercut trend, but this braided look on Kate is something completely new. It's the perfect edgy style with which to ring in the New Year.
Some would say beachy waves have no place on the red carpet, but Sandra proves those naysayers wrong.
A deep side part, stick straight hair, and a gilded crown set Jaime's style apart.
If you want to try something different, steal this look from Jennifer. The hair ties give this ponytail a more modern edge.
Bangs and curls are a simple but flattering look for Rashida (and you, too).