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20 Stunning Wedding Hairstyles for Brides with Long Hair

There is definitely an allure to having long hair for your wedding day. There are a lot of wedding hairstyles for long hair, so you have options to choose from!

Long locks are extremely versatile and easy to work into a one of a kind look. There is a wide variety of styles you can do when you have enough hair for them. From long waves and curled ponytails to voluminous updos and a million kinds of braids, long hair can be transformed into the perfect style for your wedding day.

The wide range of gorgeous hairstyles you can choose from is seemingly endless. The hardest part will be narrowing down which style to do! 


All The Best Looks for Long Wedding Hair


When you have long hair, the hairstyles you can choose from are practically never ending. Updos, half updos, down dos, and so many more. Whatever your vibe, the ideal bridal hairstyle is out there waiting for you. Here is a list of the 20 most stunning wedding hairstyles that are perfect for your long tresses.


Loose Updo


Having long hair ensures that you can put it up into practically any style you wish. A loose updo is a great option if you want an intricate look that is easy to achieve. Intertwine strands of your hair at the back of your head to create a loose look reminiscent of the classic chignon.

This loose and slightly messy look is perfect if you want a look that says you tried extremely hard when in reality it was super simple! It will also help to keep your hair from getting in your face all day. 


Side Braid


If you are looking for an uncomplicated hairstyle, go for a long side braid. Gather your hair to one side of your head and weave the locks straight down making sure to follow the line of your face. Fasten the braid with an elastic and pull it over your shoulder.

For even more texture and fullness, consider pulling on the strands in the braid to loosen some of them up. 


Half Up, Half Down


A half up, half down do is a classic bridal hairstyle. You get the best of both worlds with this option. Having your locks partially pulled back means you can show off your beaming and beautiful face. Leaving the rest of your hair down allows you to show off the gorgeous length you worked so hard to achieve.

There are a few different options to choose from when it comes to a half up, half down style. You could opt to have half of your hair up in a knot or a bun. A braid across the back of your head is also a good choice. Leave the remainder of your hair flowing down your back in some beautiful beachy waves. 


Top Knot


A top knot is an extremely easy go to hairstyle for many women with long hair. It pairs well with a number of necklines making this a great choice because it is so simple yet so versatile.

This type of updo is the perfect cross between a casual look and one that is more formal. It is sure to look good with any style of dress.


Wavy Ponytail


If you want your hair to be pulled back, but you do not want to do a normal updo, opt for a wavy ponytail. This is a particularly excellent choice for a beach wedding.

The ponytail will help to keep your hair out of your face, while the waves will be similar to the typical beach waves. It is the best of both worlds. You are sure to look fun and flirty as you marry the love of your life. 


Flower Crown


If you are going for a boho look on your wedding day, why not opt for a flower crown? Flower crowns are a popular wedding accessory that you can easily make unique to you.

Take the flowers of your bouquet and make them into a one of a kind flower crown for your big day. Having matching flowers ensures a cohesive vibe across your look. A flower crown can be paired with a wide variety of hairstyles.

The easiest option is to curl your hair into loose waves going down your back with the flower crown placed atop your head. A simple hairdo allows the flower crown to be the star of your look.


Fishtail Braids


Fishtail braids are an elegant yet effortless option for your long hair. This sleek look is perfect for pulling your hair away from your face while giving it some dimension and shape.

There are a few different things you can do with fishtail braids. You can go for the typical single braid down the back with a few strands pulled out at the front to frame your face. You could also choose to do two braids going down your back.

Another great option is a simple updo with a fishtail braid across the back to secure the look and add some visual interest. 


Updo with Braided Crown


Similar to the updo with the fishtail braid across the back, you could choose to do an updo with a braided crown across the top of your head. Try opting for a low bun at the back of your head with a braided crown to add a bit of elegance and class. 


Long Loose Curls


If you have long hair, you are likely proud that you were able to grow it out as long as you did. Use your wedding day hairstyle to show off that gorgeous length.

Style your hair with some long and loose curls. Have them cascade down around your body perfectly framing your face. This is a timeless and easy look that will have everybody jealous of your gorgeous tresses. 


A Classic Chignon


A chignon is an elegant and feminine hairstyle that will never go out of style. This is a sophisticated look that you can take up a notch by adding accessories and embellishments.

Add a sparkly headband or pearl hairpins to bring this look to the next level and make it uniquely your own. 


High Ponytail


Since you have more than enough hair, consider pulling it up into a sleek high ponytail. This hairstyle is a particularly wonderful choice if you have natural curls that you would like to show off.

This look proves that you do not have to do anything complicated or over the top to look absolutely stunning on your wedding day. 


Embellished Braids


Take the traditional braid look to the next level by adding embellishments. If you are going for a more boho look, consider adding various blooms to the braid. Baby’s breath is a classic and versatile choice that matches most any look.

Embellishments are the perfect way for you to take a traditional style and make it unique to you. 


Sweeping Side Style


If the back of your wedding dress is a real showstopper that you don’t want to cover, try going for a sweeping side hairstyle. Gather your hair onto one side of your head making sure to pin it in place.

Add some curls for a bit of textural variety and there you have it. This is an undemanding look that frames the side of your face and shows off the details of your dress that could get lost beneath your hair. 


Low Bun


Putting your hair in a chic low bun is a particularly lovely choice especially if you plan on wearing a veil. This is an elegant and classic wedding day look that works well for brides with long hair.

Affix the veil to the bun using bobby pins or add a bit of flair with some ornate hairpins. If sparkle and shine are your thing, consider adding crystal encrusted hairpins to the look. 


French Twist


A French twist is another classic updo that is perfect for brides with long hair. To create this look all you have to do is twist the hair in one hand until it turns on itself before pinning it up against the back of the head.

To switch this look up, you could braid your hair before bringing that up into a twist. This style is sure to stay in place all day no matter how much dancing you end up doing.


Beautiful Blowout


If you are a no fuss kind of bride, choose an effortless blowout for your bridal hairstyle. This stylish yet laid back look allows you to flaunt your luscious locks. Just wait for all of the gorgeous photos of your long hair blowing in the wind. Everyone is sure to be in awe of your beautiful flowing hair. 


Fun Florals


Choosing to incorporate flowers into wedding hairstyles has become increasingly popular in recent years. This is an easy way to add some natural elements to your look.

If you love color, add some bright blooms that will stand out against your hair and white dress. If you want a cohesive look, consider tying the ensemble together by using the same flowers that are in your bouquet. A bold and fun look like this is sure to turn heads. 

The bride can use florals to stand out, or have all of your bridesmaids add flowers to their hair!


French Braid


Long hair was made for French braids. This elegant and intricate style of braid will give you a neat and clean look that will not budge. Run, jump, and dance as much as you want—your hair is not going anywhere.

Not only is this look easy to put together, it is so stylish and elegant that your guests will believe you spent hours doing your hair. 


Long and Straight

The only way to truly show the length of your hair is by straightening it. A pin-straight hairstyle will complement any wedding any time of year. No matter the season, no matter the theme, no matter the choice of dress, a long, straight look is extremely flattering.

If you want a simple yet sophisticated look, this is the one for you. 


Milkmaid Braids


Milkmaid braids are an often forgotten about hairdo that is perfect for brides with long, thick hair. For the bride who wants an effortless and beautiful style, bring your hair across the top of your head in a messy milkmaid braid.

This purposely tousled look is soft and romantic. 




Long hair allows you to play around with a large variety of hairstyles and looks. The only problem with having so many options is deciding which look is the best one! Hopefully this list helped you to narrow down your wedding hairstyle ideas to find the right one for you.

No matter what style you choose, your long and luxurious locks are sure to look absolutely magnificent on your wedding day. If you don’t think your hair is long enough, check out hairstyle ideas for medium length hair!

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Laura Gooch

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