Every bride wants to look her best during her wedding day. So she makes sure that her dress is just divine, her make-up spot on and her hair her crowning glory.
Having a beautiful hairstyle on your wedding day is a must. It has to create a statement of exquisite beauty and reflect the happiness and joy of that day. Achieving such dramatic hairstyles may be a little challenging for short hair. Long hair however offers greater versatility and endless possibilitiesYou can style it in a number of ways to best complement your features and dress.
Styling your hair can come in many different ways. You can choose to keep it simple or you can have a more elaborate hairstyle.
Wedding hairstyles for long hair: Half up
Half up hairstyles are among the most dramatic and flattering hairstyles for brides. You can showcase your beautiful tresses but make it look elegant and formal as the occasion calls for it. Half up hairdos bring emphasis to your facial features as your hair is pulled back from your face yet is saved from looking severe because of the free fall of your hair down your back. You can also embellish with bright and huge accessories.
Half up hairstyles can also be simple and still look perfect for a wedding. Outdoor weddings in particular are great settings for half up styles. Your hair looks perfect and beautiful yet free – mirroring the effect of your surroundings.
Incorporating braids into your half up hairstyle is unique and allows you to style it in so many different ways. You can have the traditional French braid as your bun or you could circle it around your head like a crown. You can also choose to interlock your hair to create a soft, romantic look.
Hairstyles for long hair for wedding
Long hair allows intricate hairstyles that can be very dramatic. Because you have so much to work with, you can do a lot of tricks with your hair. You can twist it, curl it, put it up in a bun, and then have it cascade back down.
You can have big, puffy hair that has a lot of volume. This generally creates a soft look as there are no hard edges to it. It also allows framing of your face and highlighting your best features.
You can also have very sleek hairstyles with your long hair. It can easily be subdued into sleek curls and a bun. You can part your hair in the middle and make it look like you have bangs when in fact it just disappears into your bun.
Wedding hairstyles for long hair with a veil
To complete the whole ensemble, veils are put on last on the bride. Your hairstyle has to work well with your veil. When you have a really long veil, it is best to keep your hair in a tight bun to highlight the beauty and length of your veil. Leaving it free will also make the veil look to heavy instead of light.
Keeping your hair in a bun though doesn’t mean just a simple bun. You can have a very intricate design to make up for keeping your hair up. This will balance out the length of your veil by having something intricate and oversized on top also.
Shorter veils allow you to wear your hair down as the effect isn’t heavy anymore. The effect is both classic and modern at the same time.
Shorter veils leave your hair visible and therefore drawing attention to it. This is why you don’t often encounter sleeked back hair with short veils. The hairstyles involved in short veils are often a combination of different styles that often end with half up and half down hairdos.
Wedding hairstyles for long curly hair
There are so many hairstyles that you can do with long curly hair. There is so much personality and volume that you can work with. Try to tease your curls into big wavy curls and give them an extra shine with some styling oil. This will make your hair look rich and healthy.
Because curly hair can get unruly if not kept into place, you can use a headband to keep it under control. Part of the beauty of curly hair however is its freedom and vitality. So let some curls loose to gently frame your hair.
You can choose to pin up your hair in a bun too. Keep the bun loose and soft so that your curls are still visible. You can still show off your beautiful curly hair while keeping it up in an elegant updo.
Black wedding hairstyles for long hair
Black women often have curly hair. This can be teased up into a bun while keeping the curls visible. The sleek pinned up hair gives contrast to the curling bun. Also, since your hair is sleeked back, attention is being drawn to your features and creates a classic, model-like look.
When you have your hair in braids, you don’t have to take them down for your wedding day. Braids can be used dramatically and wisely for your hairstyle. Especially if you have long, long braids, you can twist and turn them into a complicated loose knot and embellish with a sparkly headband.
You can even choose to go all natural and have a free and wild afro. You curly hair may lack the volume it needs to stay up so you can add mouse to keep it up. Also, highlights on your hair will also add to the effect of your hair.
Wedding hairstyles for long hair: Half up half down
When creating half up and half down hairstyles, you don’t need curly hair to make it work. You can keep your hair straight and just puff up the top to give it volume. Since straight hair can be a little plain, you should add hair accessories that will surely stand out. If you have dark hair, use white or other light colored accessories that will pop out.
When you have beautiful wavy hair, you can choose to keep your hairstyle simple and maybe even want to wear it down. But keeping it all loose may appear too informal. A simple balance of keeping your hair half up and half down will make all the difference. You can have your hair free and unbounded down your back but pull your hair back from your face to appear more formal and appropriate for your wedding.
A diagonal styled braid adds uniqueness and a touch of whimsy to light colored hair. You can also add flowers where the braid ends to complete the effect.
Beach wedding hairstyles for long hair
Beach weddings allow you a lot of freedom with hairstyles. You can have a loose hairstyle and it works. You can pin it up in a formal hairdo and it will look great. Or you can combine both elements and have a loose bun that will still maintain the volume of your hair. Adding some natural looking accessories also make a very authentic look.
You can choose to pin up your hair in a formal hairstyle however, just like you were going to some formal even. You can soften the effect with flowers though so your hairstyle will still scream outdoors and beach.
You can even wear your hair down and keep it straight and simple. You can have a half up and half down look to make it still look like a formal event but perfect for a beach setting. Also, adding elements that come from the sea like seashells are perfect accessories for your hair.
Vintage wedding hairstyles for long hair
This sleek wedding hairstyle is a vintage classic and will always be timeless. It is simple but very elegant and could work well with elaborate wedding gowns.
Having big rolled up buns also creates a beautiful vintage look. Adding a short veil adds a touch of mystery and class to the bride.
You can still create a simple hairstyle while having some different elements to it. You can have French braids and have your hair in a bun. You can even add a simple hair accessory to complete the look. The key is to allow your hair to breathe and keep the bun from getting too tight.
Beautiful wedding hairstyles for long hair
Long beautiful hair can complement very well with your wedding gown. Here, the hair is puffed up on top before pinned to keep it off from the bride’s face. The thin braid is all embellishment this hairstyle needs as it already is dramatic with the curls flowing down on the back.
When you have beautiful, rich hair, you can wear it down and just simply pining back some bangs from falling into your face and covering it up. Although simple, the effect is very sweet and charming.
Long hair allows you to create more complicated buns that will be very beautiful to look at. You can pin your veil under the bun to further give emphasis on your beautiful hairstyle.
Wedding hairstyles for long hair with tiara
Tiaras make great wedding hair accessories. Of course you are a royalty on your wedding day so why not wear a tiara to mark the event? Tiaras work great with hair buns or loose hair. Either way, they make great hair embellishments for your wedding day.
If you aren’t too comfortable with the whole tiara idea, you can still use one but something that is more downplayed. You can turn the tiara around so that the more intricate part is at your back and it now looks more like a headband.