Many brides begin growing out their hair immediately after getting engaged. While manes of all lengths are beautiful, we can definitely understand the allure of longer hair. Those who dream of wedding hairstyles like cascading curls and intricate updos take extra special care of their strands, following stylists' advice to a tee.
Lengthy locks are incredibly versatile—and we’ve rounded up over 30 wedding looks to prove it! Once you achieve the hair of your dreams, select your favorite to don on the big day. Rapunzel’s got nothing on you!
From milkmaid braids to Old Hollywood inspired waves, these styles work perfectly for gorgeous, grown-out tresses.
Wrapped Bubble Pony
This unique spin on a classic ponytail boasts plenty of volume. If you opt for a more streamlined pony, we still recommend hiding your hair elastic like this bride did here. It’s an easy way to dress up the ‘do and couldn't be simpler: Just leave out a small section from the bottom of your ponytail before securing it. Then, use a bit of smoothing serum on the section before wrapping it around the hair elastic. Fasten the ends into the base with a bobby pin, and you’re good to go.
Old Hollywood Waves
This bride’s Old Hollywood-inspired waves are both glam and gorgeous. If you want to conquer this coif yourself, use a 1.5” curling iron on small sections of your hair, securing each curl to your head as it cools. Once cooled, release the curls and use a wide-toothed comb to gently loosen the locks. Finish with a flexible-hold hairspray.
Woven and Wrapped Updo
Formal and elegant, this intricate updo will have all eyes on you as you walk down the aisle. (Honestly, where else would they be?) Plus, it’s a striking way to show off the back of your wedding dress. Just imagine how tragic it would be if this bride’s floral lace back was hiding behind a curtain of hair!
Floral-Studded Rope Braid
The combination of floral hair accessories and long hair is giving us major Rapunzel vibes! If you’re after a similar style, we suggest incorporating the blooms that you plan to have in your bouquet to tie the whole ensemble together.
Give your florist a heads up so she can bring along the extra flowers on the big day.