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Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair: 10 Creative & Unique Wedding Styles

When it comes to weddings, every bride wants long hair. Why? Because there are so many options! You can do pretty much anything with long hair. With long hair, you can do pretty much anything. So before you decide which hairstyle to wear for your wedding, take a look at these ten creative and unique wedding hairstyles for long hair!

  • Cascading Curls

    Brunette Cascading Curls

    Photo by Lindsey Shaun Photography

    Different from a normal side swept updo, the majority of these curls are pinned up with some curls left cascading down the shoulder so you can still show off your length.

    Recommended Products:

    When it comes to a curly bridal hairstyle like this, the last thing you want is frizz. My favorite product for smoothing down frizzy curls is Enjoy Creamy Pomade.

    Hair Type:

    This style works best on brides with medium to thick hair to help with fullness from top to bottom.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work with any face shape. If you have a long or square face, keep some fringe or curls out around your face.

    Tip:

    For this style, the longer and thicker the hair, the better. If you weren’t born with the right hair type, get some clip in extensions for your wedding day.

  • Sleek Updo

    Sleek Brunette Wedding Updo For Long Hair

    Photo by Blush Photography

    This updo is all about class. Hair is softly swept away from the face and pinned to the middle of the back of the head in a sleek shape.

    Recommended Products:

    When going for a sleek style, make sure to add some shine to your hair to help it look polished. My favorite shine spray is Unite Eurotherapy Shina-Mist.

    Hair Type:

    Healthy, shiny hair is what this bridal style needs.

    Face Shape:

    Since this style is completely pulled away from the face, it works best on an oval face. If your face is longer, add extra body to the sides. If it is round, add extra body to the top.

    Tip:

    Even though this updo is all taking place in the back of the head, don’t ignore the front. Make sure to create a flattering shape in the front and add some wave in the sides to keep it interesting.

  • Vintage Curls

    Vintage Wedding Hairstyles For Long Hair

    Photo by Jessica Janae Photography

    Vintage curls are a great twist on the classic down and curled bridal hair. Finger waves and pin curls are softly brushed out to create a really glamorous, timeless curl.

    Recommended Products:

    Brushable hairspray is key for this hairstyle. I love the Kenra 25 hairspray.

    Hair Type:

    Hair that can hold a curl will help a lot when doing vintage curls. If your hair is stick straight, it could all fall out once you brush it.

    Face Shape:

    The front of this hairstyle is lifted at the crown, making it unflattering for those with a widows peak or a low hairline. If you have a small forehead, consider leaving some bangs out.

    Tip:

    When brushing out your pin curls, it’s best to use a boar bristle brush. This type of brush will add a lot of volume and bounce to your curls.

  • Half Up

    Half Up Wedding Hairstyle For Long Hair

    Photo by Lindsey Shaun Photography

    Description:

    The hair is softly curled and halfway pinned up in barrel curls in the back, sweeping the sides away from the face.

    Recommended Products:

    Volume in the sides will help this hairstyle look better from the front. Before you blow dry, apply Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus Mousse.

    Hair Type:

    Hair that is medium to fine is best for this hairstyle. If your hair is too heavy, you might have a hard time keeping your barrel curls in place.

    Face Shape:

    Sweeping the sides down and back in the front of this hairstyle will compliment square, oval or heart shaped faces.

    Tip:

    To help your half updo stay in place, backcomb it at the base first so the bobby pins have something to grab onto.

  • Twisted Chignon

    Twisted Brunette Chignon Wedding Hairstyle

    Photo by Julie Parker Photography

    This chignon starts with a twist braid in the front, twisting across the back of the head and ending in a low side chignon on the opposite side.

    Recommended Products:

    Doing a twist braid on tangled hair is nearly impossible! Make your job easier by applying Unite 7 Seconds Leave-in Conditioner before you blow dry.

    Hair Type:

    This style works best on hair with little to no layers. Too many layers will disrupt the flow of the twist braid.

    Face Shape:

    This style works best on round or oval face shapes. If your face is round, just be sure to give it enough volume on top to add length to your face shape.

    Tip:

    Give your twist braid volume by backcombing your hair first and holding the hair gently in your hands as you braid.

  • Braided Updo

    Braided Bridal Updo For Long Hair

    Photo by Ciara Richardson Photography

    A classic updo gets an update look with a braid going across the top in the back.

    Recommended Products:

    Big Sexy Hair Powder Play is an amazing product you have to try. This product will add grip to your roots making bobby pins stay in place better.

    Hair Type:

    The longer and thicker the hair, the better! Braids don’t show up as well with thin hair.

    Face Shape:

    Updos in the back are a classic choice for brides because they flatter nearly every face shape.

    Tip:

    When doing this style, create the braid very last. If you do it first it can get lost in the updo while doing it last will ensure that the braid stands out.

  • Side Ponytail

    Long Brunette Side Ponytail For Weddings

    Photo by Lindsey Shaun Photography

    Hair is curled, then twisted and pinned into a low side ponytail with pin curls resting on top of it.

    Recommended Products:

    Keep the curls in your ponytail maintained with serum. I love Moroccan Oil.

    Hair Type:

    Extra long hair is best for this style. Curling hair makes it shrink, so extra length will keep hair looking long even after it’s curled and put into a ponytail.

    Face Shape

    The soft curls in this updo will soften a square jaw. Avoid this style if you have a round face. It will only add more body to the sides.

    Tip:

    Backcomb underneath the hair that will go into the ponytail to add more body.

  • Soft Curly Updo

    Soft Curly Wedding Updo For Long Hair

    Photo by Lindsey Shaun Photography

    Hair is curled tightly then brushed out and softened for an airy look. These airy curls are then pinned at the nape.

    Recommended Products:

    Dry wax will help to piece out your hair and make it look more airy. My favorite dry wax is Unite Second Day.

    Hair Type:

    Fine hair works great for airy updos. If your hair is too thick and heavy, it won’t give the same effect.

    Face Shape:

    This style can work on any face shape as long as you keep some curls around the face to soften it.

    Tip:

    Curl your hair with the flat iron. Flat iron curls are soft and moveable and on top of that, they stay considerably longer than curling iron curls.

  • Waterfall Twist

    Highlighted Brunette Waterfall Twist

    Photo by Ciara Richardson Photography

    The waterfall twist adds a little something more to an all down style. Each side is twisted to the middle in the back and tied together with hair.

    Recommended Products:

    Give your curls more movement and texture with spray wax. I like the Short Sexy Hair Play Dirty spray wax.

    Hair Type:

    The waterfall twist will work best on those with long layers and thick hair. If your hair is thin, the twist won’t be as noticeable.

    Face Shape:

    This hairstyle can work on any face shape. It’s soft enough to flatter everything from square to heart to round.

    Tip:

    Tie your waterfall twist together with a clear elastic, then hide the elastic with a strand of hair.

  • Vintage Updo

    Dark Vintage Wedding Hairstyles For Long Hair

    Photo by Amber Weimer Photography

    A low, sleek bun in the back is dressed up with vintage pin curls coming down each of the sides.

    Recommended Products:

    A style like this cannot budge!  Use a really hard hold hairspray such as TIGI Hard Head Hard Hold Hairspray.

    Hair Type:

    Medium to fine hair with at least medium length layers works best for this style.

    Face Shape:

    This style works best on oval face shapes. Hair pulled back like this can be too harsh for a square shaped face or a face with harsher features.

    Tip:

    To really glue a pin curl in place, form it with your fingers, shoot it up close with hairspray and then blow dry it on low. The curl won’t go anywhere after that!

    This is only the beginning when it comes to bridal hairstyle options for long hair. Whether you decide to show off your length or use in a nice, full updo, hopefully these ideas have given you inspiration and pointed you in the right direction.