Here Comes the Bride: 4 Classic Wedding Hairstyles For Long Hair
Summer is the season for saying “I do.” If you’re getting married soon, you probably have your entire bridal ensemble envisioned, from the dress to the shoes and train. However, what about those finishing touches? Are you still wondering how you’ll style your long hair for the big day? Not to worry. Here are four tried-and-true hairstyles for long hair guaranteed to complement your dress and suit the occasion.
1. Long and Flowing Waves
Show off the length of your hair with a simple yet beautiful style of loose, flowing waves. Reminiscent of glamorous Old Hollywood movie stars such as Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake, this style speaks sophistication without being over the top. It’s also quite easy to achieve. All that’s needed is a set of rollers, a comb, and pomade. Set damp hair on rollers overnight. The next day, remove the rollers, put a dab of pomade on hands and run gently through hair before combing into sleek waves. A stylist can also do a roller set if you’re unfamiliar with this type of hair setting.
This hairstyle goes well with almost any wedding dress. However, the less embellished the veil, the better. Or you can opt for a classic white rose in the hair.
2. French Twist
This hairstyle is very flattering when set against halter-neck style dresses and holds it own with elaborate veils or beading. Feel free to keep it sleek and chic, giving it a modern edge. Or, add face-framing tendrils for a more romantic look. The French Twist can be further adorned with pearls interwoven in the hair or a flower tucked into the side of the base.
3. Half-Up, Half-Down
Wearing your long hair in this style is both pretty and practical. You can show off the length while still giving your hair a polished look. Depending on your preferences, you can section off the top half of your hair in a twist or a cascade of curls. The possibilities are truly numerous. This style goes well with strapless dresses.
4. Classic Updo
Long hair can be swept off the shoulders entirely and pulled into an updo. Think Audrey Hepburn. If you have thick hair, why not show off its volume by forming a curly ballerina bun? If you prefer a straight look, try a chignon. Updos pair well with both simple and elaborate wedding dresses.
Try these hairstyles for long hair to see which one looks best for your big day!