Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair
As a bride planning her upcoming wedding, I get it—you want to look like the absolute best version of yourself. And, after you find “the dress,” thinking about how you’ll style the look is up next. Accessories come first (you’ll need the shoes for your first fitting, jewelry at your second, and the full look for the third), but beauty should follow suit, and be dictated by your personal style, your neckline, and what will make for jaw-dropping photo moments. Selecting your wedding hair look can feel daunting, and is often a customized, individual process. Some brides opt for waist-length extensions, while others opt to shave it all off (like yours truly) The truth: There’s no wrong way to look on one of the most exciting and romantic days of your life.
#1: Layered and Gathered Bridal Hairstyle
Nothing goes with a wedding dress like a waterfall of curls. This extravagant side style is not for a casual, backyard shindig. A fancy look like this is best when paired with an equally fancy gown. So don’t hold back!
#2: Messy and Magical Bridal Hairstyle
Sometimes a mess is best. Try this perfectly imperfect updo that includes twisted pieces of hair gathered into a loose, curly high bun. Give the look a romantic edge by letting some strands flow free in the front.
Look every bit the princess you are by pulling your hair back into a regal updo that’s one of the more elegant wedding hairstyles for long hair. Top it off with a tiara and you’ll be ready for a royal affair.
#4: The Regal Bridal Top Bun
Get a hairstyle fit for a queen. A textured, teased and twisted bun piled up on the top of your head is a great way to make a statement. Now, all you need is a palace.
#5: Half-Updo with a Braided Headband
It’s OK to get a little extravagant on your wedding day, especially with your hair. Try a curled half updo that cascades down one side of your neck. Nothing goes with a pretty formal ‘do like a braided headband, so throw two overlapping plaits into the mix!
#6: Swirled Wavy Half Up Style
Long hair wedding styles vary depending upon the bride’s personal preference and her dress choice, but few are as elegant as this cascading twist of curls, waves and hair embellishments. This will work well on a variety of hair textures and lengths, but it’s certainly best on long hair, well, past the shoulders – the length that can be curled with a curling wand or iron and draped beautifully.
#7: Wedding Half Up Ringlets
When it comes to wedding updos, too many brides pin all of their hair back instead of letting some flow freely. If you have long locks, show them off with ringlets and a deep side part. Curl hair with a small to medium sized wand, and then pin some hair back just above the ear line. Add in a fancy hair accessory to finish off the look.
#8: Curly Low Bun
Bring your long wedding hair into a low bun that’s packed with twists and curls. A professional hairdresser will know exactly how to position each strand for optimal beauty. Don’t forget to add a touch of baby’s breath or a jeweled hair clip to finish off your style.
#9: Ombre Wedding Hair
Adding ombre or balayge color to your wedding day hair is a special, modern touch to a classic look. If your hair is longer than shoulder length, you can further show off your color transition with loose, flowing curls.
#10:Long Mermaid Waves
Wedding hairstyles for long hair are fairly simple for women who sport healthy, lengthy locks. For thick extra long hair, try a wavy hairstyle, mermaid waves with an elegant hair piece and voluminous side bangs.
Whether you’ve fallen in love with the look of long flowy trusses, Hollywood waves, side swept or a sweetly braided bohemian hairdo, there’s a wedding hairstyle for every bride.
Having long hair certainly has its advantages and the options increase exponentially with a few extra inches of hair. You can be a little more creative and adventurous with your hair but remember, your wedding day isn’t the day for experimentation. Opt for something that you just know suits you. You will feel so much more comfortable and you will feel more relaxed on the day.
When it comes to choosing the right hairstyle for you, there’s a few factors to think about. Location/venue, face shape, whether you’ll be wearing a veil, your dress and the neckline on your gown. And most importantly, what feels the most comfortable for you.
For a beach or seaside wedding, pinning sections of your hair back will be handy on windy days to keep the hair off your face. If you’re looking to wear a veil, consider a half up hairstyle so your veil has a firm foundation to rest in so it won’t fall out. If you feel most comfortable with your hair down and loosely curled, then go for it!
We’ve pulled together our favourite wedding hairstyles for long hair. Wispy Hollywood waves, loose curls, half up hairstyles and the chic ponytail. Anything goes on your wedding day and remember, there are no rules.