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10 long hair wedding hairstyles: bridal beauty made easy

/ 06.20.2014
Which wedding style will you choose?
Which wedding style will you choose?

On your wedding day, you want to look like the best version of yourself and your hairstyle is a huge part of that. It's the one style you'll remember forever and it'll be caught on camera a lot, so it has to be something you feel totally comfortable with. If you've never tried a dramatic updo before, or something similarly outlandish compared to your usual go-to 'do, your wedding day isn't the time to start!

Another thing to bear in mind is how your chosen look works with the rest of your ensemble. Whatever your wedding outfit of choice, you need a 'do that complements your attire rather than something that competes with it for attention. That said, all you really have to do is keep your look balanced and remain recognisable to your future spouse, the rest is mostly just playing dress-up because, who knew, it's really fun to get your hair done!

Below is a list of ten beautiful hairstyles for long hair to inspire you, whether you're going traditional, getting married on a beach, in a barn, going down the prairie route, heading to city hall or doing something totally original.

Who knows, you might just find something you and your mane can say "I do!" to...

Low knot

Tie the knot with a low knot! This style looks completely effortless and it has a really romantic aspect to it, thanks to the loose strands which soften the overall silhouette. As the knot itself is positioned at the nape of your neck, your headpiece won't be obstructed so this look is also super practical for those of you with veils and other accessories to think about.

You can practice this style before your big day by splitting your hair in two then tying it in a knot at the nape of your neck. Twist and tuck the ends in and secure the whole thing with bobby pins. Mist with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to finish.

Tousled chignon

A loosely tousled, windswept look is a great way to add some texture to fine or thin hair and, with plenty of Advanced Hairstyle BOOSE IT High Lift Creation Spray, it will stay put all day long! As you can see from the photo above, it also looks beautiful with subtle accessories and is guaranteed to keep the emphasis on your face and dress.

Braided updo

If you want something quite intricate, a braided updo is a great way to go. It's also a really practical style for anyone getting married somewhere warm – after all, with all the stress that goes with a wedding, the fear of neck perspiration and impromptu frizz attacks is the last thing you need!

While it seems really complicated, this style is just two French braids and a bun/chignon at the back. For a softer look, tease some strands loose to frame your face.

Half-up

If you can't decide between wearing your hair up or down, a half-up style might be the perfect solution. You can style it some added volume at the crown and curl the ends à la Freida Pinto in the photo above. This will give you an understated yet very elegant look.

Sleek waves

It's a Hollywood classic so what better hairstyle than sleek waves for your wedding day? It's glamorous, polished and goes perfectly with strapless gowns.

With this style, you need to decide which side to part your hair on. Then, using a large-barrel curling iron, curl all of your hair, only going up as far as your temples. Once you're done, brush the curls through to unify them then fix with hairspray.

Embellished bun

Simple yet chic, an embellished bun is a really practical style for anyone who is planning to wear a veil – mostly because you can attach the veil to it! Also, it's a really great excuse to wear some eye-catching accessories, too!

To eliminate flyaways, spray your hair with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray before you put it up. This will get rid of any exisiting frizz and render a cashmere-soft finish.

Crown braid

A crown braid is another classic wedding hairstyle and is really, seriously, ridiculously romantic. You can team it with some pretty flowers to coordinate with your bouquet or keep it au naturel. It's all up to you! If you want to try this style before your big day, take a look at our easy-to-follow tutorial.

Braided headband

By braiding a section of hair from either side of your head, you can create a simple loose style that keeps your hair off your face but allows you to show off whatever texture you like at the back. From loose waves to tight curls, this style looks good on just about anyone!

Go retro

A vintage 1960s beehive is a great look for any retro beauty fans out there. With a generous helping of High Lift Creation Spray to boost volume at the crown and some pretty curled ends, this look is almost as good as getting married in a time machine!

Loose waves

If natural beauty is your thing, tousled waves with a pretty headpiece might be the perfect combination for your upcoming nuptials. A perfect teammate for glowing 'barely there' makeup, this style is simple yet impossibly pretty. Use Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray to get just the right amount of effortless movement then slide on your headpiece!

What do you think? Which look do you like best?

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