The best thing about having long hair to work with when it comes to choosing a bridal hairstyle is the versatility and choice you'll be able to get as long hair will allow you to style you hair up, down, half up, straight, curly or wavy!
To see what we mean, and give you some great ideas, here are some of our favorite choices for a long wedding hairstyle.
If you have really long hair then make the most of it with this elegant updo. Straight, shiny hair strands are a must to re-create this look, and the addition of full, blunt cut bangs will only add to the superb look of this sky-high style.
Side Pinned Long Curly Hairstyle
To add a touch of class and glamorous interest to a long curly hairstyle, try pinning a section of your hair to the side with a hair accessory. For this type of look, the bigger the hair accessory, the better, but keep it to the theme of your wedding or as an accessory that will compliment your wedding dress.
Straight Lengths with a Braided Headband
Long hair looks really great when styled straight, and to make straight lengths suitable for your wedding day, styling a section of your hair into a braided headband is a really great option. If you can't braid your own hair then a faux braided headband in the same hair color as your locks can work just as well.
To add some romance and soft styling to your long bridal hairstyle you might want to consider curling your hair and then pulling it back into a pretty curly updo. By leaving some strands to fall around your face, you'll be creating a flattering hairstyle sure to impress on your big day.
Curly, Volume-Filled Half Up Half Down Hairstyle
Our final bridal idea for long hair is to add some backcombing to your locks to create a volume-filled half up half down hairstyle that is then balanced out with some spiral curls through the lengths and ends. This will create a simple yet stunning look that can be accessorized to fit into any wedding theme.
If you'd like to try any of these wedding hairstyles on your own photo, click on each image for a try on link.
Matching Your Bridal Hairstyle to Your Dress
Ok! So you have found that perfect bridal hairstyle, your dress is ready, your makeup has been decided and you are all ready to have the trial run for your hair. But before you see your stylist with grand visions of cascading curls and daring updos, the most important thing to do is to check to see if your perfect hairstyle matches your perfect dress.
Your wedding hairstyle is the one thing that makes everything else just fall into place and it's always a good rule of thumb that classic dresses go best with classic hairstyles. Soft and simple dresses deserve a soft and simple style- nothing too over the top or formal and that you should always buy the dress before you select a hairstyle, that way you will get a better idea of how your hair will look with your stunning wedding dress.
When visiting your stylist for your trial, try to bring your headpiece as well as the picture of your dress, that way your stylist can evaluate whether it's a good match.
When wearing your hair down there are a few factors involved before you make your decision that may change your mind completely. Firstly, does your dress have sleeves, a high neck or are you planning to wear full diamond gems around your neck? If so then it may look better if you have your hair up. The reason being is that when you have too much around your neckline and your hair down, it will make your face look too covered and busy. If you really want to wear your hair down, try it with a wedding dress that is somewhat low, like a corset, and that will expose your collarbone so there is nothing covering your neck up.
Having your hair styled up is a great and easy choice as it will suit most dresses and will look elegant and soft. However, if you can't decide between having your hair up or wearing it down, why not pin half your hair up and leave the other half down? This way you can have the best of both worlds!
If you have short hair you may find that traditionally people will tell you that not having longer hair may not look as respectable for a bride. Well, we all know what to tell those people! If you look sexy and smart with short hair why grow it? Changing your style just to suit what other people think you should look like will guarantee that you don't feel comfortable or like yourself on the day. Short hairstyles look great when they are dressed up with gems and flowers, so get those accessories ready!
There are just so many different looks that you can have these days which will look stunning. You can have your hair straight, braided, wavy, curly, up, down, left or right- the choices are endless- and as long as you remember to choose the right style for your dress, you can't go wrong!