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Timeless Bridal Hairstyles for Long Hair

Long hair provides many opportunities for a bride-to-be to express her personal style on her special day. From classic updos to modern twists, there’s no shortage of options. Whether you’re looking for something romantic and soft or a unique do’, here are some of the most timeless bridal hairstyles for long hair.

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bride with a classic chignon hairstyle

The Classic Chignon

This low-set bun is a classic and elegant look for a bride. The sleek updo will remain in place all night and can be arranged as tight or loose as you prefer. To add a modern twist, wrap some hair around the bun’s base and secure it with pins to give it more volume.

The chignon style complements dresses with detailed backs and high necklines. If you have bangs or layers, you can pin them up in the back for added texture.

Half-Up, Half-Down

This style is perfect for brides who want to show off their length but still keep their hair up. Start by gathering your hair into a half ponytail at the crown of your head, then curl the rest of your hair. Secure the half ponytail with an embellished clip or barrette for extra sparkle.

The half-up, half-down style looks great with various necklines, from off-the-shoulder to high neck. If you want to make it even more glamorous, add a few flower clips on the side or some accent pieces in the ponytail.

soft curls bridal hairstyle

Soft Curls

This look is great for brides who want a natural, romantic style. Start by curling your hair with an iron or curling wand, then use your fingers to separate the curls and crisscross sections of your hair. Finish with a light hairspray for added hold.

This style looks beautiful with strapless gowns, as well as dresses with illusion necklines and cap sleeves. If you want extra glamour, add some jewelled pins or a few sparkly hair combs in the back.

Fishtail Braid

A romantic fishtail braid is a great way to keep your hair out of your face on your wedding day. The intricate pattern will lend some subtle edge to any bridal look and can be dressed up with flowers or gems.

The fishtail braid is perfect for any dress style and looks especially elegant with a deep V-neck or strapless gown. To ensure the braid stays in place all night, use a strong-hold hairspray and spray the braid from root to tip.

bride from the back with curly updo

Curly Updo

For an updated take on the classic updo, try adding curls to the style for more volume and movement. After you have arranged your hair into the desired shape, start curling sections away from your face. Finish by securing loose pieces with bobby pins, and you’ll be ready to walk down the aisle!

Curled updos look stunning with off-the-shoulder necklines and fitted bodices. Add a sparkly barrette or two near the top of your style for an extra touch of glam.

Hair Accessories

Don’t forget to add some extra sparkle with hair accessories like tiaras, veils, or headbands. These can be the perfect finishing touches for any bridal look and are sure to turn heads. Go for something classic or try something unexpected.

Get Wedding-Ready with Strut Hair and Beauty

No matter what hairstyle you choose for your big day, make sure it reflects who you are and makes you feel beautiful.

At Strut Hair and Beauty, our experienced stylists offer bridal hair and makeup and can make sure you walk down the aisle looking and feeling your absolute best! We have everything you need, from hair extensions to airbrush makeup, to create your perfect wedding day look.

Book your appointment today and get ready to strut down the aisle!

hairstyling of bride with accessories