10 Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair

wedding-hairstyles-long-hair-5

Sifting through photos of wedding hairstyles you want to copy can feel like a full-time job, especially when you’re not really sure which wedding hairstyle will work best for you, your dress, or your wedding venue. And yes, you should DEFINITELY consider all three of those before deciding, since whether you’re getting married in a strapless wedding dress on the beach or a long-sleeve gown in a ballroom will definitely help lead the way in terms of which wedding hairstyle you should go with.

But THE most important factor to consider when deciding on a wedding hairstyle is how comfortable it will be throughout your wedding day and night. You shouldn’t have to worry about fussing with your hair or if it will hold up after you exchange your vows. A good hairstylist will ask you all these questions and more, but here are a couple things you should think about answering BEFORE your first appointment. Or if you’re styling your hair on your own (or a friend is helping you), it’s definitely a good idea to get this figured out before looking for a wedding hairstyle you love.

1. Do I have to worry about weather?

If you’re getting married outside and there’s a chance you’ll be sweating, rained on, or that the humidity will be off the charts, you’ll want to take all of the above into consideration. If your hair is prone to frizz you will definitely want to consider an up-do. If your hair never frizzes (I hate you, BTW) then by all means show off those straight locks and let them fly free by wearing them down. Just be honest with yourself and pick a hairstyle that will work with you and not against you.

2. Does my hair hold onto a style easily?

If you don’t style your hair often, then this might be harder to answer. But if you do, you might know whether or not your hair falls an hour or two after curling it, or if it tends to pouf out after straightening. If it does I highly recommend going with an up-do vs. wearing your hair down. And remember: Hairspray is your friend. But only the kind that won’t give you crunchy hair! (TIP: I actually love MorracanOil’s line of hairsprays for this very reason).

OK now that all of that is out of the way, I picked out a few of my favorite wedding hairstyles for long hair, below. Whether you’re looking for a boho braid or a mod twist, we’ve got you covered.

Do you have an idea of which type of wedding hairstyle you want? Let us know in the comments section and we’ll help you look!

I love the baby’s breath in this waterfall braid.

If my hair could stay like this all night I would definitely consider it. Also, a big accessory takes this look from night-out to wedding instantly.

wedding hair

Hair by the Assembly Salon

Chignons are classic and beautiful, especially on blonde hair!

wedding hair

Photo by Emily Wren

I think this boho-braided wedding hairstyle is perfect for an outdoor ceremony and reception.

wedding hair

Photo by Sharon Kahana. Hair by Silvya Tobol

This fishtail braid is probably one of the more high maintenance wedding hairstyles you can have, but it works if you make sure it doesn’t look TOO perfect. I think it’s great for indoor or outdoor weddings, casual or black-tie.

wedding hair

Hair and makeup by El Style

The right hair accessory can turn any simple hairstyle into something really elegant. I love this hairpiece by LottieDaDesigns

wedding hair

I seriously want this hairstyle (and that hair color). I would consider this look for an outdoor, more casual wedding. My one concern would be how long it’s going to last, but I think a good hairstylist can make it work!

This look is perfect for a backyard wedding or garden ceremony. Sweet and simple yet still modern.

wedding hair

Photo by Sharon Kahana. Hair by Silvya Tobol

This is a great wedding hairstyle that’s structured without being too perfect (which means a piece or two could unravel and it would still look great).

wedding hair

Hair and makeup by El Style

For those brides DIY’ing your wedding hair, I love this style/tutorial from blogger Keiko Lynn.

wedding hair

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.