How to style long hair for the wedding season

Posted July 4, 2014 in Afro hairstyles, Black hair, Braids, hair extensions - Leave a comment

The versatility in how many styles you can create with long hair is a big bonus and anyone with long hair will tell how instantly feminine they feel. With wedding season fast approaching, whether you are a bride, bridesmaid or just a guest, here are some great ideas for styling long hair.

Cascading curls

Also referred to as the ‘up and down’ do, this style consists of pinning up sections of hair and leaving the remainder cascading in curls. A very popular way of wearing this style is to drape the curls over one shoulder, and with the Grecian style dress still being very much in vogue, the curls over the opposite side to the shoulder strap looks very on-trend. This is a quite a dreamy, romantic style that you will see in many a period piece, think Twilight and Game of Thrones, making it perfectly ethereal for an elegant wedding. Accessorize the subtle style with real flowers, a studded headband or a bold headpiece depending on your preference and outfit. Best of all, it doesn’t really matter whether you’re donning natural hair or a weave with this look as long as the hair length is medium to long.

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Whoever said braids have to be a boring and dated wedding hairstyle, think again. Instead of letting them down or putting it into a tight ponytail, experiment with your options and create something artistic and interesting with those carefully looked after long braids. If you can find yourself a talented hair stylist specializing in braid formations for occasions, you can create almost any hair-do with a set of long braids that is possible in other hair types. Be it a structured top knot bun, an elegant low bun with a side fringe like formation or a textured Mohawk inspired runway-like up-do, sky is the limit – especially if your braids come in different sizes to create a textured look. Pair it with delicate and flat surfaced hair accessories such as a chain hair crown and feather head pieces for a princess like look.

braids for weddings

Beach Waves

This is a style that long hair beauties can easily do themselves and a few experiments in front of the mirror will help get it right on the big day with the minimum of fuss. There are no rules as far as this style goes, making it perhaps the perfect no-nonsense style for summer weddings. If you have a long straight hair weave to play around with or natural long tresses, the beachy summer waves like Lisa Kudrow’s from Friends is modern, playful and toned down wedding style for longer locks. With unlimited selection of floral hair crowns and headbands to accessorize this bohemian chic look with, it allows you to experiment with bold make-up and outfit options as the hair is low key. The hair style works best with a few pieces of colored hair strands thrown in here and there to create depth and dimension. Opt for ombre or highlights in flattering shades of copper, caramel, honey or platinum if you’re feeling brave!

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