Wedding hairstyles

The best ideas for wedding hairstyles for long hair and tips from stylists

On the wed­ding day, every girl wants to look irre­sistible, no mat­ter how big the cel­e­bra­tion will be. One of the main details of the image of the bride is her hair­style, which should com­plete the entire image, because, along with the dress, this is a very notice­able detail.


Today, var­i­ous salons and indi­vid­ual pro­fes­sion­als are ready to cre­ate real mir­a­cles with a girl’s hair. They are dyed and bleached, nat­ur­al and arti­fi­cial fibers are woven into them, com­plex designs are assem­bled with var­i­ous acces­sories. The hair­style is select­ed accord­ing to var­i­ous cri­te­ria, rang­ing from the shape of the face to the style of the cer­e­mo­ny itself.

It is equal­ly impor­tant to remem­ber about con­ve­nience: the struc­ture assem­bled on her head should not only please the bride, but also be com­fort­able and quite strong. Often, the wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny and the sub­se­quent ban­quet last more than 6–8 hours, and all this time the new­ly­weds do not just sit in their seats. Var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions and con­grat­u­la­tions, fire­works and active dances — hair styling must with­stand the entire pro­gram of the hol­i­day, not crum­ble and not cause incon­ve­nience.

The soon­er every lit­tle thing is thought out, the calmer the girl will feel on the eve of such an impor­tant date. You can explore online por­tals and fash­ion mag­a­zines, learn about trends and nov­el­ties in wed­ding fash­ion. It is bet­ter to do a small “rehearsal” of the hair­style with the spe­cial­ist who will deal with the image on the wed­ding day. In addi­tion, long before the event itself, it is nec­es­sary to take care of the health of the hair, their col­or­ing and, if nec­es­sary, exten­sions.

A good spe­cial­ist can advise the appro­pri­ate shade, length and shape of a hair­style suit­able for each par­tic­u­lar girl.

Options for collected strands

There are two large groups of wed­ding hair­styles for long and medi­um hair with col­lect­ed or semi-assem­bled strands. In the first case, a hair­style is made with weav­ing var­i­ous braids, and in the sec­ond case, a high or low beam is twist­ed and stabbed. More­over, any of these two options can be giv­en indi­vid­u­al­i­ty and charm due to the exe­cu­tion tech­nique, the size of the ele­ment or its shape.


A braid­ed wed­ding hair­style is very dif­fer­ent from the clas­sic school styling. Those who find such styling bor­ing, most like­ly, have not seen a real French braid in a wed­ding style, flow­ing down the back of the bride in an open­work water­fall of hair. One of the main rules of a wed­ding braid is light, relaxed or even fluffy strands, and not tight, strict lines.

To give more vol­ume to the hair­style, you can pre-curl and comb the strands. In addi­tion, addi­tion­al arti­fi­cial hair is often used not only in a nat­ur­al shade, but also in con­trast­ing col­ors.

For a long time, wed­ding Greek braids, made to the side, remain in fash­ion. Often they are styled as a high pony­tail, made at the crown and entwined with many curled curls and small braids. Com­plex braids of 5–6 or more strands also look gor­geous. In their inter­lac­ing, var­i­ous hair­pins, pearls and oth­er jew­el­ry will com­fort­ably fit.


The bridal bun is con­sid­ered the most clas­sic hair­style for such a spe­cial day. It can be high or low, smooth or divid­ed into clear strands. The bun­dle can be wrapped both in the form of an ordi­nary cone, dec­o­rat­ed with indi­vid­ual curl­ing strands, and in the form of a shell, dec­o­rat­ed with var­i­ous dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments. One of the main advan­tages of this hair­style is the con­ve­nience of attach­ing a veil, even if it is quite long and heavy.

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You should not be lim­it­ed to one ele­ment in the fes­tive styling, you can com­bine, for exam­ple, a bun with a braid, dec­o­rate it with flow­ers or stones, weave rib­bons and lace.

The beam is prac­ti­cal­ly not felt by the bride her­self and does not inter­fere with her through­out the day. The main thing is that it is secure­ly fixed with var­nish and invis­i­ble. Anoth­er of the sig­nif­i­cant advan­tages of such a wed­ding styling is its sim­plic­i­ty. A sim­ple bunch for a mod­est cel­e­bra­tion can be made at home with your own hands. You can find many step-by-step instruc­tions for this online. To make a sim­ple but ele­gant braid that turns into a small knot, the fol­low­ing steps are required:

  • divide the hair into three parts, sep­a­rat­ing the side zones;
  • braid tight braids from the two side parts and stretch them slight­ly with your fin­gers so that they look more open­work;
  • tight­en the rest of the hair with an elas­tic band so that it is not at the roots of the hair, but near their ends;
  • after twist­ing the mid­dle part with a small roller towards the head and pin with hair­pins or invis­i­ble;
  • lay the side braids on top of the roller attach­ment and hide the ends under it, stab every­thing with invis­i­bil­i­ty and fix it with var­nish;
  • the fin­ished hair­style can be dec­o­rat­ed with acces­sories or attach a small veil to it.

Impor­tant! If the hair is very frizzy and crum­bling, you can light­ly sprin­kle it with water or treat it with styling wax before styling.

Loose curls

In recent years, not com­plex wed­ding hair­styles with a lot of var­nish and invis­i­bil­i­ty that can stick into the scalp and even hurt it, but ordi­nary styling have become increas­ing­ly pop­u­lar. Of course, they dif­fer from sim­ple dai­ly styling in their splen­dor and com­plex­i­ty, the pres­ence of many dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments and extend­ed strands. Large curls are per­fect for hap­py own­ers of thick hair any shade, rang­ing from black raven to ash blond. How­ev­er, it is worth remem­ber­ing that on fair hair such styling looks more neat and nat­ur­al than on dark ones. It is bet­ter for own­ers of thin hair to stop at small and medi­um curls, which the mas­ter will slight­ly fluff and whip.

In addi­tion, you can attach addi­tion­al arti­fi­cial strands that are already curled, or pur­chase more expen­sive nat­ur­al strands that curl with your “native” hair.

For small and struc­tur­al curls, you can use ordi­nary small-diam­e­ter curlers or ther­mal curlers. The lat­ter will make the curl­ing pro­ce­dure eas­i­er and much short­er in time. If you want loose soft curls, you can use an iron to smooth your hair. The strand is wound around the heat­ing plates and pulled through them at an angle. Such curls look more nat­ur­al and will avoid creas­es at the roots of the hair, which often result from the use of even the most mod­ern curlers.

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Ideas with bangs

Own­ers of hair­cuts with bangs will have to more care­ful­ly choose the idea of ​​u200bu200ba wed­ding hair­style, since this ele­ment will not suit every style. By itself, the bangs attract quite a lot of atten­tion, it frames and empha­sizes the oval of the face and eyes. How­ev­er, it can be laid in only two ways.

  • Leave straight. This option is per­fect for those who plan to do their hair in a retro style. These can be smooth beams made both in the cen­ter and on the side of the head. It can be clear waves from curls that fit snug­ly and do not push.
  • Lay it on its side. This option is more suit­able for loose and lush hair­styles with curls and curls.

Long bangs do not need exces­sive decor, you should not hang large jew­el­ry on it or fill it with clamps too much. It will be enough to dec­o­rate the rest of the hair.

If a girl does not have expe­ri­ence in wear­ing a hair­cut with bangs, you should not exper­i­ment, espe­cial­ly on the eve of such an impor­tant event. It is best to leave such abrupt image changes for a more relaxed time.

Ways to use accessories

One of the tra­di­tion­al acces­sories for a wed­ding hair­style has long been and remains to this day a veil. It can be a long and heavy lace, which stretch­es like a train after the bride’s dress, or it can be a small hat with a veil that cov­ers only part of the young wife’s face. In any case, such a tra­di­tion­al way to dec­o­rate the bride’s hair will not go out of fash­ion for many years to come.

In addi­tion to the veil, var­i­ous rib­bons and beads can be placed on the hair., sparkling stones and iri­des­cent hair­pins. It can be studs with small or large pearls, com­po­si­tions of nat­ur­al and arti­fi­cial flow­ers, and even feath­ers of exot­ic birds — it all depends on the wish­es of the client of the salon or the mas­ter.


One of the old­est dec­o­ra­tions of a wed­ding hair­style, ready to com­pete in its pop­u­lar­i­ty even with a clas­sic veil, is a small crown or dia­dem. Of course, the most desir­able option for any bride will be jew­el­ry made of pre­cious met­als and stones, which will empha­size the inno­cence and puri­ty of the girl. How­ev­er, such tiaras cost large sums and are rarely used at ordi­nary fam­i­ly cel­e­bra­tions. How­ev­er, you can buy a small sil­ver-plat­ed dia­dem with cubic zir­co­nias, or even just a met­al band with arti­fi­cial lens­es. The main thing is the rel­e­vance and com­bi­na­tion with the hair­style.

The fol­low­ing rec­om­men­da­tions should be tak­en into account:

  • such dec­o­ra­tion is quite inde­pen­dent and does not require oth­er dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments; the crown, like the queen — there can be only one;
  • this decor looks good on smooth beams and lush curls, but it will not work for short hair or small curls;
  • do not for­get about the com­bi­na­tion of the dia­dem with the bride’s dress itself — a mas­sive crown in com­bi­na­tion with a short flared dress with a high waist will look very strange and, con­verse­ly, a thin, almost weight­less hoop will be lost against the back­drop of a fluffy and heavy lace or tulle skirt.
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An equal­ly pop­u­lar tech­nique for dec­o­rat­ing cer­e­mo­ni­al styling is their addi­tion with nat­ur­al or arti­fi­cial flow­ers. It can be either indi­vid­ual buds or wide wreaths with dif­fer­ent vari­eties and col­ors of plants. Of course, it is best to focus on arti­fi­cial buds, since now craftswomen make them in such a way that they are prac­ti­cal­ly indis­tin­guish­able from nat­ur­al ones. This is due to the fact that such dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments will not with­er even dur­ing the most intense heat or severe frost. They will last in their orig­i­nal form through­out the fes­tive day until the deep­est night.

In addi­tion, dur­ing the peri­od of late spring, sum­mer or ear­ly autumn, the scent of fresh flow­ers can attract unwant­ed atten­tion of var­i­ous insects, which will lead to unpleas­ant con­se­quences.

Flow­ers are a less whim­si­cal acces­so­ry than a veil or dia­dem., so it is much eas­i­er to match with the dress and style of the cer­e­mo­ny. How­ev­er, you should keep a bal­ance and not use too many large col­ors in the hair­style. It is enough to lim­it your­self to one or two ele­ments. The wreath should also only com­ple­ment the image, and not draw the atten­tion of the guests, which should belong to the hap­py eyes and smile of the new­ly made wife.

Styling Tips

There are many dif­fer­ent tips from var­i­ous pro­fes­sion­al styl­ists and hair­dressers. How­ev­er, there are such axioms for the selec­tion of wed­ding hair­styles that most experts in the field of wed­ding fash­ion agree with, such as:

  • for those who have minia­ture facial fea­tures (thin lips, a small and neat nose, nar­row eyes), lush styling with large curls is most suit­able; and you can also bal­ance a small face with a volu­mi­nous beam with a large decor in the form of a flower, dia­dem or long veil;
  • on the con­trary, own­ers of large and bright fea­tures should choose smooth hair­styles, dec­o­rat­ed in such a way that the dec­o­ra­tions are not vis­i­ble from the front;
  • in the pres­ence of a long, elon­gat­ed face and a mas­sive chin, it is worth aban­don­ing high hair­styles and bouf­fants, which fur­ther length­en the pro­por­tions;
  • if a girl has com­plex­es about a low fore­head, a high bang will be a real sal­va­tion, and the rest of the hair can be gath­ered at the crown or laid in soft curls;
  • a few loose strands near the face will visu­al­ly short­en a long and large nose, while the main thing is that such a hair­style does not look old-fash­ioned, which is espe­cial­ly impor­tant when cre­at­ing a retro style.

Beautiful examples

A lush low bun, assem­bled from large curls, will add sophis­ti­ca­tion and chic to even the sim­plest look.

The buds in the hair, match­ing in col­or and shape with the bride’s bou­quet, will tie the whole set togeth­er and look great in wed­ding pho­tos.

A dia­dem of large and small pearls will turn an ordi­nary smooth bun, which you can eas­i­ly do with your own hands, into an ele­gant salon hair­style.

A small pill­box hat in retro style with feath­ers and a veil can replace a clas­sic veil. Unlike her, she is prac­ti­cal­ly weight­less and is con­ve­nient­ly fas­tened with ordi­nary invis­i­ble ones so that even with the most active dances every­thing will remain in place.

How to make a wed­ding hair­style for long hair, see the fol­low­ing video.