Long hair is so beautifully versatile. Here’s how to wear it straightened or curled, in a sophisticated ‘up do’, Bohemian ‘down do’, or swept back off the face in a half up, half down style. With gorgeous hair accessories, added hair pieces or extensions and finished with a tiara, flowers or sparkling hair combs, be inspired by these beautiful wedding styles for long hair.
So you’re spending your wedding planning months growing your hair longer, and depending on your wedding theme and face shape, you are still on the lookout for a style that is special and just right for your big day. Here are the latest looks for 2016 and don’t miss the gorgeous accessories that are ideal on wedding styles for long hair.
A style that’s right for you
A retro 1950s themed wedding with a tea-length dress will look even more amazing with a classic ’50s up do, just as a vintage 1930s themed wedding with a slinky long gown will look stunningly authentic with long hair worn down over the shoulders in a soft wave.
If you are worried that your hair isn’t long or thick enough or that you don’t have the right face shape for an ‘up do’, you can style your hair to create a more flattering look on your big day. Ask your stylist to balance out a big nose with a high bun, or add a sponge ring and matching hair piece for very fine hair. A good stylist will be able to advise you on the best style for your hair and suggest a style trial so you can be absolutely happy with your hair styling on the day.
Hair up styles
The up do is a wedding classic. It’s elegant and sophisticated, and when put up by a professional hair stylist, will hold your hair in place all day and night. Not so long ago Camilla J Collins showed us the latest hair trends and the chignon was and is still as popular as ever.
The royal wedding made the bridal ‘down do’ a must-have wedding hair style for brides with long hair. Wear your hair down and flowing for a Boho bride look with flowers, a tiara and veil or hair comb or decorative headpiece. Sweep the sides up to slim the face or plait the front or back of the hair for added interest.
The finishing touch of colour or sparkle to your hair is made with flowers, a tiara or hair comb. A hair accessory will hold the hair just where you want it while adding an extra special shape and style to your bridal outfit. Here are just some of our favourites:
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.