Beauty: 5 Wedding Hair Styles for Long Haired Brides

Today’s post is brought in from a guest writer, based around the popular topic of hairstyles for brides. Ideal now we are entering the Bridal season for Spring…

bridal hair

Having long hair is great – it gives you so many options, especially for formal occasions when a ‘do’ is required. However, all that choice can actually make it a challenge to pick the perfect look, and when it is your wedding, you really want to find something that will look amazing! Whether you normally wear your hair up or down, the goal is to find something that will look good and feel comfortable all day, will work with things like veils, tiaras or flowers you might be planning to wear on your head, and will compliment both your personal style and your bridal look.

Here are five ideas:

milkmaid braids

Milkmaid Braids

Milkmaid braids are where the hair is made into two plaits and wrapped around the sides of the head, where they are pinned in place. This is a very pretty and feminine style with a cool, European twist, and also has a sweet look that makes it really nice with fresh, innocent looking make up. Flowers can be used to further decorate the style, and it can also work with a veil. It is a fairly easy style to achieve and will stay in place all day, and it is great for summer as it will keep your neck cool!

bridal chignon

Sleek Chignon

If you like your hair straight, sleek and incredibly shiny, an elegant and glossy chignon style can make you look sophisticated and chic. This style is not too hard to achieve and can be worm with veils and tiaras, and it works well with more simple, sleek wedding dress designs rather than voluminous ball gown styles. It can also be a good look for less formal weddings if you are wearing something smart like a cocktail dress or suit.

boho waves


Boho Waves

If you don’t usually wear your hair up and don’t plan to change that for your wedding day, soft bohemian waves that are either natural, or made to look like they are, can allow you to feel closer to your everyday style while still picking something really beautiful. This style works with floaty or lacy dresses in all kinds of styles, though can look ‘underdone’ with very sparkly or elaborate dresses. It is great with veils and flowers, and can even work well with tiaras. This is also a style you can do yourself, so great if you are on a budget.

vintage curls bridal

Vintage Curls

Another great ‘hair down’ style that can look more formal and glamorous is a vintage inspired curled style, with big, uniform, separate curls. Vintage style up-dos are also popular with modern brides, incorporating those classic curls at the front.

side ponytail bridal

Side Ponytail

While the side ponytail may not sound like a formal look, it can look great if you create soft romantic curls. It allows you to show your hair beside your face rather than pinning it all up (which can make brides who usually wear hair down feel weirdly exposed!), but still keeps it off your face to show off your makeup and happy smile!

These are five nice styles you can consider, or use as a starting point for your pre-wedding hair trials!

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