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20 Wedding Hairstyles For Long Black Hair

Finding the right bridal hairstyle that will match your wedding gown perfectly can be a very daunting task. That’s why I’ve taken the liberty of searching for the very best, most popular and most requested wedding hairstyles for long hair.

Remember, you can make almost any ‘do a beautiful, long style with the addition of clip ons. See below for inspiration

  • 1. Side Swept Fringe and Curls

    This is a very glamorous and glitzy look. The fringe softly sweeps to one side of the head and gently lays on top of long, soft, flowing curls.

    Side Swept Fringe and Curls 1 Side Swept Fringe and Curls 2

    How To Style: 

    1. Begin by parting hair on side.
    2. Brush hair located on the left side of the part to the right side of the head.
    3. Flat iron the fringe portion of the hair straight, then bump ends of fringe sideways with flat iron.
    4. Curl remaining hair in spiral curls with a 450-degree curling iron – clip-on curly hair extensions can be added as a quick, easy and fashionable solution.
    5. Spray with hairspray to complete look. 

    Recommended Products:

    I recommend clip-on curly hair extensions from thegoodhair.com.

    Best Face Shape:

    This style compliments oval, round and heart shaped faces.

    Tip(s): 

    Pre-heat your flatiron for best results.

  • 2. Side Part With Lightly Tousled Curls

    This hairstyle is both simple and elegant for a wedding. The dynamic color combination gives this ‘do just the right amount of edge for any bride.

    How To Style: 

    1. Have a professional color your hair — colored hair extensions can be added in the place of hair coloring or dying.
    2. Part hair on one side.
    3. Flat iron the hair located on both sides of the head flat and straight with a 450-degree flat iron — be sure to use a good heat protector cream or spray before applying heat (flat iron) to your hair.
    4. Bump the ends of fringe inwards and the ends of the rest of the surrounding hair upwards with the flat iron.
    5. Spray with hairspray to complete look.

    Recommended Products: 

    I recommend Mizani’s Iron Curl Heat Protector for perfect curls.

    Best Face Shape:

    This style compliments oval, round, diamond and heart shaped faces.

    Tip(s): 

    Since Mizani’s Iron Curl Heat Protector is rather oily, it’s best to use only a small amount to prevent product build up.

  • 3. Messy and Sexy Tossed Curls

    This classic ‘do is popular for brides all over the globe. The slightly loosened curls surround and frame the model’s face look a tad bit disarrayed of the perfect effortless look. Follow the steps below to create this look.

    Messy and Sexy Tossed Curls

    Style by ERMA STEPHENS, Head\’s Above, Crestview, FL

    How To Style:

    1. Roller set clean, damp hair with large rollers.
    2. Allow roller-set hair to dry under a hooded dryer for 45-60 minutes (depending on thickness of hair) and 1-2 hours if drying naturally (air dry).
    3. Remove rollers.
    4. Run finger through curls (in a downwards motion) to separate and relax curls.
    5. Tousle curls, then spray with hairspray to complete look.

    Recommended Products: 

    I recommend Optimum Advanced Hairspray by SoftSheen Carson Professional for a hold that lasts.

    Best Face Shape:

    This style compliments oval, round, diamond and heart shaped faces.

    Tip(s):

    Since hairspray has alcohol in it which can dry out hair and cause breakage, it’s best to use it in moderation.

  • 4. Short to Long Transition Bridal Curls

    I love how the curls softly fall over the model’s shoulders and how the length of the curls on both sides of the head are noticeably different. The actual length of this model’s hair is very short. Clip-on hair extensions were added for texture, volume, and length. This is a great hairstyle for a bride with short hair that would like to transition to long hair for her wedding day.

    How To Style: 

    1. Flatiron clean hair straight.
    2. Part hair on one side.
    3. Apply clip-on hair extension 3 inches from the top of the head.
    4. Blend natural hair with hair extensions using a fine tooth comb.
    5. Spray with hairspray to complete look.

    Recommended Products:

    Use clip-on curly hair extensions from thegoodhair.com to quickly add length.

    Best Face Shape And Hair Type

    This style compliments most face shapes and all hair types.

    Tip(s): 

    Pre-heat your flatiron for best results.

  • 5. Hollywood Curls

    I’m a huge fan of these large, soft and voluminous curls.  While the hair length is only about shoulder length, this hairstyle is sure to make any women look and feel like a goddess or celebrity on their wedding day.

    How To Style: 

    1. Apply a generous amount of heat protector spray, cream or lotion to hair.
    2. Flatten hair completely straight and smooth using a 2-3 inch flat iron. Flat iron should be set at 400-450 degrees.
    3. Part hair on side, and then begin creating large curls with flat iron by fastening the flat iron to end of hair, then quickly wrapping end of hair from flat iron. Hold flat iron in place, in vertical position for 3 seconds, then release hair.
    4. Style hair using a wide-tooth comb and spray with hairspray to complete look.

    Recommended Products: 

    Try Paul Mitchell Heat Seal to protect your hair from heat damage.

    Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

    This style compliments oval, round, diamond, long and heart shaped faces with all hair types.

  • 6. Middle Part with Curls

    You might have seen this hairstyle on a few popular celebrities, such as Beyoncé and Ciara, just to name a few. This is a fantastic bridal look that is guaranteed to be a show stopper at your wedding. Follow the steps below to create this stunning look.

    Middle Part with Curls 1

    Style by DENISE GRANBERRY, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

    Middle Part with Curls 2

    Style by DENISE GRANBERRY, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

    How To Style: 

    1. Part hair in the middle.
    2. Curl both sides of hair with a 450 degree curling iron — be sure to apply a good heat protector crème or spray to hair before applying.
    3. Spray with hairspray to complete look.

    Recommended Products:

    I recommend using Optimum Advanced Hairspray by SoftSheen Carson Professional

    Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

    This style compliments most face shapes and all hair types.

    Tip(s):

    Resist the urge to over saturate your hair with holding spray. It will provide a more natural look and keep your hair from drying out and breaking from the alcohol in it.

  • 7. Red & Black Flip Curls

    This vibrant and energetic two-tone (red and black) flip curl hairstyle may not compliment the attire of a very polished bride however, it can easily compliment the attire of an edgy bride. Length can be achieved by incorporating clip on extensions for an even more dramatic look.

    Red & Black Flip Curls 1

    Style by Julie Dupree, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

    Red & Black Flip Curls 2

    Style by Julie Dupree, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

    How To Style:

    1. Have a professional color your hair — Colored hair extensions can be added in the place of hair coloring or dying.
    2. Part hair on one side.
    3. Flat iron clean hair smooth and straight using a 450-degree flat iron — Apply a heat protector crème or spray to hair before applying heat.
    4. Curl ends of hair upwards using the flatiron.
    5. Spray with hairspray to complete look.

    Recommended Products:

    I recommend clip-on colored hair extensions from thegoodhair.com

    Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

    This style compliments oval, round, diamond, long  and heart shaped faces of all hair types.

    Tip(s):

    Pre-heat the  flatiron for best results.

  • 8. Curly Updo Bun with Bangs

    This is such a beautiful look that can be created and duplicated within a matter of minutes. Its straight, lightly bumped bangs, along with its neatly centered and attractive bundle of curls, makes this hairstyle the perfect elegant look for any bride to be. Follow the steps below to create this look.

    Curly Updo Bun with Bangs 1

    Style by RASHEEDA BERRY, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

    Curly Updo Bun with Bangs 2

    Style by RASHEEDA BERRY, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

    How To Style: 

    1. Place natural hair into a sleek and smooth ponytail — don’t leave any hair out.
    2. Wrap ponytail hair into a tight bun — secure bun with hair pins.
    3. Purchase and apply a 16-20 inch curly clip-on ponytail — Clip curly ponytail onto bun.
    4. Wrap hair of clip-on ponytail around your natural hair (bun), until it creates an artificial bum — Use hairpins to secure artificial bun securely in place.
    5. Purchase and apply a clip-on bang to the front of the head — Use some curls to cover the top portion of the clip-on bangs to give it a more natural look.

    Recommended Products: 

    I recommend clip-on curly hair extensions from thegoodhair.com to help create this beautiful big bun.

    Best Face Shape And Hair Type:  

    This style compliments all face shapes and all hair types.

    Tip(s): 

    Make sure you correctly match the color of the hair extensions with the color of your natural hair for a seamless and all natural look.

  • 9. Middle Part with Two-Tone Curls

    I can truly appreciate the clean part and the way the curls fall and hang so gracefully in this style. You can easily add length through the addition of clip ons. Follow the steps below to create this look for your special day.

    How To Style: 

    1. Part hair in the middle.
    2. Curl both sides of hair with a 450-degree curling iron — Apply a good hair protector crème or spray to hair before applying heat.
    3. Spray with hairspray to complete look.  

    Recommended Products:

    I recommend using Optimum Advanced Hairspray by SoftSheen Carson Professional.

    Best Face Shape:  

    This style compliments oval, round, diamond, long and heart shaped faces. 

  • 10. Sided Parted Finger Waves

    These graceful finger waves would be the perfect look for almost any bride to be. While the length exhibited here is between ear and back length, an experienced stylist can easily elongate this style by adding flowing curls to this ‘do.

    Sided Parted Finger Waves 1

    Style by BO HAYNESWORTH, Turnin\’ Headz Beauty Services, INC, Triangle , VA

    Sided Parted Finger Waves 2

    Style by BO HAYNESWORTH, Turnin\’ Headz Beauty Services, INC, Triangle , VA

    How To Style: 

    1. Curl damp, clean hair with medium-sized perm rods.
    2. Remove perm rods once hair has become completely dry.
    3. Remove per rods and separate curls.
    4. Apply wrapping foam to the front portion of the hair only.
    5. Apply wave clips (can be purchased at local beauty supply store) to front portion of the hair only — where the wrapping foam had been added.
    6. Allow wave clips to dry fully from wrapping foam before removing from hair.
    7. Spray with hairspray to complete look.

    Recommended Products:

    I recommend using Motions Wrapping Foam to set the waves.

    Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

    This style compliments most face shapes and hair types.

    Tip(s): 

    To prevent flaking, don’t over-saturate hair with wrapping foam

  • 11. Side Swept Fringe with Surrounding Curls

    I really love the way the curls surround the fringe here, while the color makes this style stand out.

    Side Swept Fringe with Surrounding Curls 1

    Style by Jackie Evans, All About You Salon, Peoria, AZ

    Side Swept Fringe with Surrounding Curls 2

    Style by Jackie Evans, All About You Salon, Peoria, AZ

    How To Style: 

    1. Part hair on side.
    2. Flat iron fringe portion straight, then bend ends of fringe upwards with flat iron.
    3. Curl hair surrounding fringe with a flatiron or curling iron.
    4. Spray with hairspray to complete look.

    Recommended Products: 

    I recommend using Mizani’s Iron Curl Heat Protector to create these beautiful, cascading curls.

    Best Face Shape:

    This style compliments most face shapes. 

  • 12. One Sided Swept Curls

    What makes this side swept style so unique is the differing size of curls throughout the ‘do. It add interested and drama.

    One Sided Swept Curls 1

    Style by Terrill Allison, Marcus Doss Salon, Fayetteville, NC

    One Sided Swept Curls 2

    Style by Terrill Allison, Marcus Doss Salon, Fayetteville, NC

    How To Style: 

    1. Begin by parting hair on side.
    2. Curl hair in spirals using a 450-degree curling iron – Clip-on curly hair extensions can be added as a quickly, easy, low maintenance fashionable solution. Heat protector crème or spray should be applied before applying heat if using your own natural hair to create look.
    3. Place hair located on the right side of the part to the left side of the head.
    4. Spray with hairspray to complete look.

    Recommended Products:

    I recommend Design Essentials Form Professional Holding Spray for a nice hold that will last.

    Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

    This style compliments oval, round and heart shaped faces and all hair types.

  • 13. Curls & Twist

    This would have to be the prettiest natural hairstyle ever for a bride, or even a bridesmaid! I love how the tight curls in the front hang to one side of the head and the way the hair located on the opposite side has been neatly twisted and firmly secured in place. The twist and curls will last at least a month.

    Curls & Twist 1

    Style by Calena Hopkins, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

    Curls & Twist 2

    Style by Calena Hopkins, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

    How to Style:

    1. Flat twist the right side of the head — either side is fine; it’s really a personal preference.
    2. Dampen the left side of the head with foam wrap, and then curl the entire left side of the head using small to medium sized perm rods.
    3. Remove perm rods once hair has become completely dry.
    4. Remove per rods and separate curls.
    5. Position curls to left side of the head.
    6. Spray with hairspray to complete look.

    Recommended Products:

    I recommend Motions Wrapping Foam, a standard and affordable styling product that will help you set your curls.

    Best Face Shape:

    This style compliments oval, round, diamond, long and heart shaped faces.

  • 14. Goddess Twist

    I love this hairstyle for a bride. The three twists in the front of the head with the hair  casually laying over her shoulders is great combination of edgy and classic.

    Goddess Twist 1

    Style by Ashley Wheeler, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

    Goddess Twist 2

    Style by Ashley Wheeler, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

    How to Style:

    1. Twist the hair located at the front of the head into three large twists — stop twisting hair once you reach the middle of the head. Use a rubber band or hair pin to securely lock each twist into place.
    2. Dampen the remaining hair with wrapping foam, and then curl remaining hair with small to medium sized perm rods — hair can also be braided in several small to medium sized braids to create a similar wave pattern.
    3. Remove perm rods once hair has become completely dry.
    4. Separate curl and stretch curls into waves.
    5. Spray with a light hairspray to complete look.

    Recommended Products:

    For this style you will need perm rods which you can easily find at your local beauty supply store.

    Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

    This style compliments oval, round, diamond, long and heart shaped faces and all hair types. 

  • 15. The Sassy Kinky Curly Updo

    I’m totally feeling this classy but truly sassy kinky curly updo. There’s nothing quite like a curly updo!

    The Sassy Kinky Curly Updo 1 The Sassy Kinky Curly Updo 2

    How to Style:

    1. Dampen hair with wrapping foam, then curl hair with small to medium sized perm rods.
    2. Remove perm rods once hair has become completely dry.
    3. Separate curls.
    4. Twist curls around head and secure with a hair pin.
    5. Spray with hairspray to complete look.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Design Essentials Form Professional Holding Spray to help create the tight curls.

    Best Face Shape:

    This style compliments oval, round, diamond, long and heart shaped faces.

  • 16. Relaxed & Straight

    I also love how the stylist has elected to keep this hairstyle simple, eliminating any bells and whistles, which could have taken away from its simple, chic and sexy appearance.

    Relaxed & Straight 1

    Style by Whitney Carter, Waves Links Hair Studio, Fayetteville, NC

    Relaxed & Straight 2

    Style by Whitney Carter, Waves Links Hair Studio, Fayetteville, NC

    How To Style:

    1. Have a professional color your hair. Colored hair extensions can be added in the place of hair coloring or dying.
    2. Flat iron hair smooth and straight with a 450-degree flat iron. Apply a heat protector before applying heat to hair.
    3. Part hair on one side.
    4. Apply a light holding spray (hairspray) to complete look.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Mizani Heat Protector Serum to shield you hair from damage from the flat iron.

    Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

    This style compliments all face shapes and all hair types.

  • 17. Cascading Side Parted Spiral Curl

    I’m a true fan of cascading curls of the side part, being that I’ve worn a side part for almost 10 years now. This is yet another great look for any bride to be.  For more drama, you can easily opt to go longer through the addition of clip-ons. Follow the steps below to create this look.

    How To Style: 

    1. Part in the middle of the head.
    2. Roller-set hair with large perm rods by applying wrapping foam to each section of hair (intended for curling) before applying perm rods.
    3. Allow hair to fully dry before removing perm rods.
    4. Apply a light holding spray (hairspray) to complete look.

    Recommended Products: 

    I recommend using Paul Mitchell’s Super Clean Spray for a flexible hold.

    Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

    This style compliments all face shapes and all hair types.

     

  • 18. Straight, Sexy, Sleek & Oh So Chic

    The clean, fresh part with the seamless ombre effect is flawless in this hairdo. Follow the steps below to create this straight, and sleek look for your wedding day.

    Straight, Sexy, Sleek & Oh So Chic 1 Straight, Sexy, Sleek & Oh So Chic 2

    How To Style: 

    1. Have a professional color your hair. Colored hair extensions can be added in the place of hair coloring or dying.
    2. Part hair in the middle of the head.
    3. Flat iron the hair located on both sides of the head flat and straight with a 450-degree flat iron — Be sure to use a good heat protector cream or spray before applying heat (flat iron) to your hair.
    4. Spray with hairspray to complete look.

    Recommended Products: 

    I recommend using Mizani Thermastrength Heat Protecting Serum.

    Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

    This style compliments oval, round, diamond and heart shaped faces.While straight hair may be best for this style, that can easily be created on other hair types. 

     

  • 19. Sleek & Smooth Drop Curls

    This glamorous hairstyle happens to be one of my favorites. The smooth texture of the curls as they attractively frame the model’s face makes for the perfect statement look. Follow the steps below to create this striking ‘do.

    Sleek & Smooth Drop Curls

    Style by , Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

    How to Style:

    1. Part hair in the middle of the head.
    2. Roller-set hair with large perm rods by applying wrapping foam to each section of hair (intended for curling) before applying perm rods.
    3. Allow hair to full dry before removing perm rods.
    4. Apply a light holding spray (hairspray) to complete look.

    Recommended Products: 

    I recommend Paul Mitchell’s Super Clean Spray for a flexible hold.

    Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

    This style compliments all face shapes and all hair types.

    Tip(s): 

    Refrain from over-saturating your hair with hair spray.

  • 20. Show Stopping Diva Curls

    Don’t you just love the blend of curls and waves in this gorgeous look? Follow the steps below to complete this amazing style.

    Show Stopping Diva Curls

    How To Style: 

    1. Apply a generous amount of heat protector spray, cream or lotion to hair.
    2. Flatten hair completely straight and smooth using a 2-3 inch flat iron. Flat iron should be set at 400-450 degrees — It’s always a good idea to apply a heat protector crème or spray before applying this much heat to your natural hair.
    3. Part hair on side, and then begin creating large curls with flat iron by fastening the flat iron to end of hair, then quickly wrapping end of hair around flat iron. Hold flat iron in place, in vertical position for 3 seconds, then release from hair.
    4. Style hair using a wide-tooth comb and spray with hairspray to complete look.

    Recommended Products: 

    I recommend using Mizani’s Thermastrength Heat Protecting Serum.

    Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

    This style compliments oval, round, diamond, long and heart shaped faces and all hair types.

     

    I hope this selection wedding hairstyles for long hair have inspired you! Remember, you’re not limited to a shorter hairstyles, as long as you’re willing to play with clip on additions. They can turn almost any ‘do to that long hair dream hairstyle so don’t be shy!