There are endless options of hairstyles for your wedding day. While that’s far from a bad thing, it also makes it hard to know where to begin – and let’s face it, if you’re a bride, you probably don’t want to spend an eternity thinking about all that. From the engagement to the big day, your to-do list is as long as a Phish jam session. More than likely, you’ve got a million different details to think about, including but not limited to the invitations, seating arrangements, photographer, venue, entertainment, food and drink, decorations, vows – and that’s all before you even begin to start thinking about what you’re going to wear.
Whether you’ve thought about your wedding day look since before you even started dating or haven’t given it an iota of brain space until this very second, there’s no denying it’s an important choice. After all, no matter how big your wedding, there will likely be a few snapshots taken to remember the day. You may want to take the opportunity to try a brand-new hairstyle, or you might want to stick with a look that’s true to you, just slightly elevated.
“Everything is much more natural and looser these days for weddings,” says Alex Hartnett, lead stylist at Coz Salon in Brooklyn. “Everyone wants to still look like themselves. With longer hair, it’s easier to play around and be creative with different styles,” It’s all up to you; this is your day. And if your hair is long (or you’ll be wearing it long), you’ve got a lot of material to work with.
But no matter whether you’re looking to wear your hair down, zuzuh it into an edgy updo, or something in between, you can leave finding the perfect wedding hairstyle for your long hair to us. We’ve gathered up 39 of our favorites (from the perfectly traditional to the totally out-there) to try at your next trial with your hairstylists. And, just in case you’re going the DIY route, we’ve included the tips and products you’ll need to achieve them.
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