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6 Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair

Long Hairstyles

6 Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair 6 Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair 6 Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair

Wedding season is officially upon us and if you’re a bride-to-be, congratulations! While you probably already have your dress picked out, you may still be undecided when it comes to which hairstyle you want to sport on your big day. Choosing the perfect hairstyle can be a challenge regardless of whether you have short hair or long hair, but those with long locks may feel as if there are just too many potential styles to choose from. That’s where we come in—we’re here to help you narrow down your options. Below, find six seriously pretty wedding hairstyles for long hair, including updos and braided hairstyles, that you’re sure to fall in love with—just like you did with your soon-to-be spouse.

LONG WEDDING HAIRSTYLE #1: BOHEMIAN WAVES WITH A BEADED HEADBAND

If you’re thinking of keeping your long hair down when you get married, why not go for soft bohemian waves adorned with a pretty headband to jazz things up?

What you’ll need:

L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse

Hair clips

Large barrel curling iron

Beaded headband

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Add some texture

Apply mousse to damp hair before rough drying your hair with a blow-dryer. This will help add a little texture to your strands.

Step 2: Create your part

For this hairstyle, part your hair slightly off center.

Step 3: Section off your hair

Split the top half of your hair into two sections and clip them, leaving the rest of your hair down.

Step 4: Add some wave

Wrap sections of hair of different sizes around a large barrel curling iron to create your waves.

You should also alternate the direction in which you wrap your hair—with some sections going away from your face and some toward your face. This will help keep the waves looking natural.

Step 5: Let your hair down

Unclip the top two sections of hair and move on to curling them. To finish, curl two face-framing sections of hair away from your face.

Step 6: Loosen up

It’s time to let loose! Relax your waves by running your fingers through your hair.

Step 7: Accessorize

Place your beaded headband on top of your head. How chic!

LONG WEDDING HAIRSTYLE #2: MILKMAID BRAIDS

Plan on dancing the night away? Then you better make sure your hair is secured atop your head. That way, it won’t get in your way when you’re doing your thing on the dance floor. This oh-so-sweet braided updo is perfect for all the dancing queens out there—and it looks amazing on long hair.

What you’ll need:

Texturizing spray

Bobby pins

Clear elastics

L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Create some texture

This popular wedding hairstyle works best when hair has a bit of texture. If you’ve recently washed your hair, you’ll want to use a texturizing spray to help give it some grip.

Step 2: Braid away

Split your hair into two pigtails, braiding them all the way down before securing them at the ends with clear elastics.

Step 3: Grab your bobby pins

Take one of the braids and pull it across the top of your head. Pin it at its base, in the middle, and at the end.

Step 4: Keep pinning

Repeat this process with the other braid. Just make sure to tuck the ends of the braids under each other before pinning them.

Step 5: Spray it in place

Help lock your look in by spritzing with hairspray. Now your braids won’t budge all night!

LONG WEDDING HAIRSTYLE #3: WATERFALL BRAID

If you want your long hair to look super-fancy on your wedding day—without actually having to put in all that much effort—a waterfall braid could be exactly the style for you.

What you’ll need:

L'Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo

L'Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Conditioner

Paddle brush

Blow-dryer

Bobby pin

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Wash your mane

Shampoo and condition your hair to smooth and prep your locks for this style.

Step 2: Blow-dry it

When your hair is about halfway dry, finish drying with a blow dryer and a paddle brush.

Step 3: Start your braid

Pick three thin sections (about half an inch wide) of hair near your hairline—similarly to how you’d start a French braid.

Step 4: Add some hair

Take the section that’s closest to the top of your head and cross it over the middle section.

Step 5: Keep braiding

Then, cross the bottom section over the new middle section.

Step 6: …then braid some more

Follow up by crossing the new top section over the middle section and then the bottom over the middle.

Step 7: Let it go

Drop the middle section of your braid down—this will help it blend in with the rest of your hair.

Step 8: Add more hair

Grab a new section of hair (of the same size) near your part. You’ll use this as the new top section of your braid.

Step 9: Braid again

Cross this new section over the middle section.

Step 10: …and again

Bring the bottom section over the new top section.

Step 11: Repeat the process

Repeat steps 4-10 all the way around your head.

Step 12: Finish your braid

Once you reach the back of your opposite ear, create a normal three-strand braid.

Step 13: Secure into place

Use a bobby pin to secure the waterfall braid behind your ear.

LONG WEDDING HAIRSTYLE #4: ROMANTIC SIDE FISHTAIL BRAID

There’s just something about a fishtail braid that gives off a really lovely vibe—and this version was made for brides!

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray

Clear elastics

Scissors

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Use a texture spray

Spritz on some texturizing spray to help create grip and give your fishtail braid an undone effect.

Step 2: Create a ponytail

Gather your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck and secure it with a clear elastic.

Step 3: Section your hair

Split your ponytail into two sections. Unlike traditional braids, fishtails are made with two sections, not three.

Step 4: Braid away

Take a tiny section (about half an inch wide) from the outer edge of your ponytail and cross it over the other section. Continue doing this, switching back and forth between sections, until you reach the end of your hair.

Step 5: Secure it into place

Tie off your braid with a clear elastic at the end, then carefully cut the elastic that you used to put your hair into a ponytail in the first place.

Step 6: Loosen it up

Finish the look by tugging on your braid—gently, of course—to mess things up just a little bit.

LONG WEDDING HAIRSTYLE #5: HALF UP HALF DOWN WITH A TWIST

When you have long hair, gathering it into a half up, half down style is probably one of your go-to looks for formal events. But this is your wedding day, so kick things up a notch! A pretty loop adds a touch of elegance to this otherwise basic style.

What you’ll need:

L'Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo

L'Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner

Blow-dryer

Large barrel curling iron

Bobby pins

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Wash your hair

Before moving on to any styling, cleanse and condition your hair so it’s clean, prepped, and ready to go.

Step 2: Blow-dry it

Once your hair is about halfway dry, blow-dry it the rest of the way.

Step 3: Create some waves

Use a large barrel curling iron to create soft waves. Make some of the waves face away from you and some face toward you so that they don’t look too overdone.

Step 4: Grab small sections

Take two small sections of hair, one from each side of your head.

Step 5: Start your loop

Make a loop with one section, then cross the other section over the side.

Step 6: Go under

Pull the hair under the looped section.

Step 7: …and through

Next, pull the hair through the loop.

Step 8: Continue your loop

Thread the hair under the section on the other side.

Step 9: And pull it through again

Pull the hair through the loop again.

Step 10: Tug and secure

Pull the ends of both sections a little bit to see the loop really take form. You can secure it with a few bobby pins if needed.

LONG WEDDING HAIRSTYLE #6: BALLERINA BUN

The ballerina bun is a classic for a reason. And if your style errs on the simple, understated side, then this wedding hairstyle could be the right fit for your big day.

What you’ll need:

L'Oréal Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Shampoo

L'Oréal Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Conditioner

Blow-dryer

Paddle brush

Elastic

Bobby pins

L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Wash your locks

Shampoo and condition your hair with a nourishing hair care line.

Step 2: …and blow-dry them

A ballerina bun looks best when paired with smooth strands, so blow-dry your hair with a paddle brush. Wait until your hair has dried about halfway before you start blow-drying.

Step 3: Create a ponytail

Pull your hair into a ponytail at the crown of your head and secure it with an elastic.

Step 4: Twist and secure

Start twisting the ponytail into a rope, then wrap it around its own base to form a bun. Place pins all the way around the bun.

Step 5: Seal the deal

Help keep your look in place by spritzing your style with hairspray.

Regardless of which hairstyle you decide to wear on your wedding day, one thing’s for certain: Your long hair will look beautiful as you walk down the aisle, pose for pics, and dance the night away with your friends and family. Need a little help with your wedding day makeup next? Check out our article, Our Best Foundations to Wear on Your Wedding Day.