View Full Version : Wedding hair ideas needed!

May 17th, 2019, 01:02 AM
Iím getting married this summer and am having a hard time finding long hair weddings styles. Pinterest is wonderful, but what Iíve tried leaves my hair a mess and me frustrated!:justy: I think my hair is too long for those styles.

The dress is open back and Iím open to all ideas. I also have a sparkly hair vine but at this point it and I are not really friends.

My hair is a bit longer than my avatar, to the bottom of my tailbone.

Looking forward to seeing your suggestions!

~ Aloha

May 17th, 2019, 02:26 AM
Congratulations! How exciting :blossom: :toast:

Would you be willing to heat style? Would you prefer to wear it loose or up, or maybe a half-up or braided? Some styles I looked up


May 17th, 2019, 03:33 AM
I was thinking a braided style e.g. a crown braid would be great. or a really fancy bun.

May 17th, 2019, 06:09 AM
What sorts of styles are you looking at that are frustrating you? Maybe we can help find a long haired version of some of them, or a similar style developed for longer hair that could work for you.

May 17th, 2019, 09:31 AM
Congratulations! Very happy for you.

What vibe do you want to project? What does your dress look like? Are we talking princess or bohemian, or what?I

And how much manipulation do you want to do?

May 17th, 2019, 02:33 PM
Maybe you could look for victorian magazine hair tutorials on pinterest and give them a modern twist? Victorians usually wore their hair quite long so there must be a couple tutorials suitable for those long tresses!

May 17th, 2019, 04:25 PM
Maybe you could go to a hairdresser that you trust, just to trial an updo? They do trials, I think, for weddings and other events. Maybe it's good for one time only to have it done?

May 18th, 2019, 05:40 AM
I would leave it down with a white hair flower. That's the best wedding style for me. Just do nothing and enjoy your hair loose :)

May 18th, 2019, 11:19 AM
Thank you all! I knew I could count on this community!

We are traveling so I wonít know any hairdressers or the language, so minimal manipulation.

I am open to heat styles on this occasion.

Vibe is classic romantic but I love bohemian updos. See how I am? :doh: Our venue is a 12th century castle in Italy (please donít judge, Iím still in disbelief myself because that just isnít my life as Iíve ever known it).

He really wants the open back dress. The dress is floor length and on the romantic side (no va va voom ) so Iím thinking Iíd like to do something more on the ďupĒ side, but I have been working very hard on long healthy hair and rarely wear it down. If this isnít the occasion then I donít know when is. My daily style is a loose bun w a hair stick or long braid so Iíd like something he doesnít see day in and day out.

Iíve tried Ulyana Aster styles and I can get the effect she creates, but where Iím having trouble is when I try an up do, my length doesnít cooperate and I donít know how/where to tuck the rest of it. Or, when I try the hair vine it gets so tangled it looks like a rats nest with items from a disco.

So, yeah.

May 18th, 2019, 11:22 AM
These are the look I’m shooting for.


May 18th, 2019, 11:25 AM
I’ve done a crown braid semi successfully, I hadn’t considered it before, but now that you bring it up I think I will practice!

May 18th, 2019, 12:34 PM
Would love to see pictures of the styles you will be practicing! :)

May 18th, 2019, 04:40 PM
Ahhhh! Congratulations! I love love, so hearing LHCers are getting married makes me so happy!

Have you considered a braid? It's kind of unique among brides but I find them super romantic and beautiful! Maybe something like one of these:
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ9AyjZdvpZQMmcevw2vUgrgnobGYxbw 2odETRfsDfTfi87pHhU

I had to get these pics from google. I have soooo many pretty ones pinned on pinterest but my internet is being horrible and I can't access them. :(

May 18th, 2019, 09:49 PM
I say get a cute headband or flexi and do a simple elegant bun

May 18th, 2019, 11:01 PM
All the pics that have been posted are the look Iím hoping for. Thank you, Ladies for posting them! Sleek and sophisticated is also beautiful, but Iím a little more boho/romantique!

I practiced w an unstructured, low bun updo today and had some success. Iím not a fan of bobby-pins...

Then tried a braid and argued with the hair vine. The hair vine and I no longer have a working relationship. It will go back to the Amazon. Trying to get the fluff factor with the braid. To be continued!

Thank you for the well wishes!


May 18th, 2019, 11:10 PM
I love the styles you posted! They mostly look like very loose braiding on wurly hair. I think in most of those cases you do actually want it to be a bit messy. Maybe try one or two of them again and have someone take a picture from across the room? That might give you a better idea of if you're getting the style than looking at it in the mirror a short distance away.

I'm not sure how to get the hair vine to behave, but if you have separate flower clips or pins, it should be possible to clip those in at intervals without everything looking like a mess. I wonder if anyone over at the paranda thread has used a hair vine? I don't remember at the moment. As far as just any types of flowers in the hair, I remember LHCer Zesty wears them a lot, and I recall LHCer Sarahlabyrinth with flowers in her updos. I wonder if their styles might inspire you with how to get things to work.

What about something like a comet bun where you have the hair gathered so it's effectively shorter and would show the back of the dress, but you do show off some of the length?
Another idea could be a relaxed lace braid or perimeter braid done to guide the hair over your shoulder and in front. That would show off your back while still having your length show, just from the front.

Edited because of crossposting - I'm glad the bun you tried seems to have behaved!

May 19th, 2019, 08:45 PM
Something I haven't seen suggested yet, but night look neat- I've seen pictures of people who have a pair of fancy combs or hairclips that are connected by a chain that are meant to go on either side of a bun with the chain draped over. Unfortunately the only place online I know of that sells anything along those lines is this etsy store (https://www.etsy.com/shop/MountainMusings/items?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=173136362&section_id=6847776), and none of them look particularly wedding-appropriate to me.

That said, you could probably DIY something similar with a necklace or bracelet and some kind of fastenings fairly easily? It looks like a simple matter of hooking one of the links of the chain onto part of whatever goes in the hair. The exacts would totally depend on what you've got access to, but I can see it working with about any kind of hairtoy if done right.

May 20th, 2019, 02:15 AM
Thank you all! I knew I could count on this community!

We are traveling so I won’t know any hairdressers or the language, so minimal manipulation.

Maybe one of your bridesmaids could help you do your hair and practice beforehand?

May 20th, 2019, 10:15 PM
Do you know anyone that can braid? I like a loose braid over the shoulder with some flowers woven into the braid. Classic and romantic for a wedding look.

May 20th, 2019, 11:01 PM
If you're not having luck with bobby pins maybe try amish pins or something larger but you can still hide. A half up of some kind is always a good compromise to show some length while keeping it neat in the front. Congrats on getting married btw!

May 21st, 2019, 01:24 AM
These ideas are very inspirational! And thank you for the support! I haven't been on this site for a very long time, so this is very welcoming.

I will need to look into Amish pins. I did get some rose-gold pearl and crystal bobby pins to place randomly in a braid or messy bun. I found a video where the stylist bends the prongs back and around so they really have staying power. A Velcro effect if you will.

I work 2 jobs so don't have a lot of down time (for girl time), but I was able to position a mirror in the cabinet across the sink mirror so I can have my hands free to work on styles.

I've seen the bun chain and like the look, but probably more for a Ren Faire. (I have hair a fun chain head piece from one). I'm a June baby plus living on an island, pearls are meaningful.

Once I get my act together I will post pics!