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25 Graceful Bridesmaids Hairstyles For Long Hair You Can Wear To Your Friend’s Wedding

Being asked to be a bridesmaid is one of the best feelings ever – it is a moment of great joy and happiness for any woman. However, it comes with a plethora of duties both towards the bride and yourself, because after the bride and groom, you will be the center of attention. Because of this, choosing the right hairstyle, makeup, dress, and other accessories becomes very difficult.

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If you are one of those ladies who have been blessed with long, flowing tresses, then there is good news for you. There are several bridesmaid hairstyles for long hair that you can wear on the wedding day, so that you command the right amount of attention. Not only are these hairstyles gorgeous-looking, but they are also very easy to execute, so that you can get maximum effect with minimum effort.

Suggested read: 20 chic bridesmaid hairstyles for medium length hair

Here are 25 bridesmaid hairstyles for long hair that you can check out for the bid day!

1. Victorian-era inspired messy braid

Victorian-era inspired messy braid

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One of the best things about long hair is that you can do so much with it. For example, this vintage inspired messy braid is super simple and super elegant at the same time. All you have to do is tease out your braid so that it look like it has been twisted into shape, rather than braided. Flowers and tiaras are perfect accompaniments to this hairstyle.

2. The half-up half-down hairstyle

half-up half-down hairstyle

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This is one of the most well loved bridesmaid hairstyles for long hair, simply because it is so elegant looking and goes well with practically all kinds of dresses. All you have to do is take a section of the hair and twist it into a gentle knot at the back, and lightly curl the rest of your tresses until they fall in soft curls.

3. The rose-pinned half updo

rose-pinned half up-do

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A bridesmaid is supposed to be elegant, feminine, and her hair is supposed to look absolutely fab. One of the coolest things that you can do to your tresses is take sections of it and braid it at the back of your head. After that you just have to tease it, roll it up into a circle and pin it, while you leave the rest of your hair open!

4. The fun ponytail

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Some weddings are not as formal as others, and in such cases, you can afford to have some fun with your long hair. For a casual look that is still more elegant than a standard ponytail, you can tease sections of your hair to add volume and gather it up in a high ponytail. Add mystery by covering up the elastic band with separate sections of your hair or even a braid!

5. The loose braided bun

loose braided bun

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One of the coolest hairstyles that you can try out is the braided buns hairstyle, which is one of the perfect up-do hairstyles for long hair and also suitable for the occasion. All you have to do is gather your hair into one or two loose braids and then roll it together into a bun!

6. The uninterrupted braid

uninterrupted braid

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As a rule, bridesmaids should not look more attractive than the bride, but hairstyles like these allow them to look their gorgeous best in their position next to the couple getting hitched. This is one of the easiest hairstyles, all you have to do is braid one entire section of hair on the side and then collect the entire thing into a ponytail so that you have an uninterrupted braid!

7. The romantic curls for long hair

romantic curls for long hair

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As a bridesmaid, there is no better occasion to let those luscious locks loose in cascading waves. Simple curls that have been elegantly pinned up are all you need to look absolutely stunning.

Suggested read: 15 elegant bridesmaid hairstyles for short hair

8. The textured topknot

textured topknot

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Nothing beats a topknot when you are attending a wedding as a bridesmaid, and it’s even easier when you have long hair. The textured top knot takes place in two stages- one where you gather a section of your hair into a bun at the top of your head, and second when you tie the remaining section around it to create a deeper effect.

9. The elegant side-sweep

elegant side-sweep

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When you have long locks, you should show it off at every opportunity that you get. The classic side-sweep is the perfect way to do so when you are a bridesmaid. All you need is some hair spray and some bobby pins and you are good to go.

10. The fancy bun

fancy bun

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Buns can be of various types, but this is one is particularly well suited for bridesmaids with long hair. There are special hairbands that you can get for hairstyles like these, but you can also do this with the help of some bobby pins and a lot of hair spray!

11. The accessorized braid hair band

accessorized braid hair band

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Braided hair bands are a must when you have long hair that you can play around with. It gets better when you add subtle, elegant accessories to it to match your bridesmaid dress for the wedding ceremony.

12. Braid buns with flowers

Braid buns with flowers

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Now that we have entered the domain of braids, there are endless styles to play around with while at the same time enhancing the elegance of your wedding attire. This braided bun with flowers and ribbons as the only accessory is what you need to make you look the part of the perfect bridesmaid.

13. The side braid

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If you are not comfortable with the side-sweep (which has been mentioned before) because you think your long tresses will get out of control, you can wear an elegant side braid, which is just as beautiful if not more so.

14. The waterfall braid

waterfall braid

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This is one of the most underrated hairstyles for people with long hair. It is very easy to execute – you just have to start French braiding your hair from one side. Instead of gathering the lower halves into the braid, you let it slip through the knots in your braid, so that it looks like a waterfall!

15. Accessorized bun

Accessorized bun

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Hair accessories can be extremely beautiful, but unfortunately, you don’t get too many occasions to wear them. Fortunately, a wedding is the perfect occasion to wear the most gorgeous hair accessories with your bun, and you can even match yours with the bride’s!

16. The twisted French roll bun

twisted French roll bun

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In case you get tired of braids and buns, you can choose to make the French roll starting along the side of your head, and then gather the rest of your hair up into a messy bun. It is both classy and fun, making for ones of the most perfect hairstyles for long hair.

17. The minimalistic French roll

minimalistic French roll

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Again, when you have long hair, there is no reason why you shouldn’t show it off. If you don’t want to work too hard to look elegant, you can try out the minimalistic French roll, which is tucked behind your ear, and covered with the rest of your hair.

18. The crisscross bun

crisscross bun

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When you use the crisscross method to tie your hair up, you can either put the rest of your hair up into a bun, or you can leave it half down. It adds texture and depth to your hair, which makes your simple bun look more elegant.

Suggested read: 15 fun wedding hairstyles for brides with short hair

19. The crown braids

crown braids

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One of the best hairstyles for long hair is the crown braid. All you have to do is take two sections of your hair from both sides and bring them from the back of your head to the opposite side and pin it behind your ear so that it looks like an uninterrupted crown.

20. Upside down braid topknot

Upside down braid top knot

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There are several ways to make your bun look more interesting and appealing. One of the coolest ways to do this is by making an upside down braid by putting the entire volume of your hair in front and then braiding it from the back. You can then put the rest of your hair into a teased and textured topknot.

21. The flower power

flower power

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A wedding is all about flowers. When you are out of hairstyle ides for long hair, you can check out the flowers in your bouquet. Either wear the same flowers, or wear complementary colors and flowers in your pinned up hair in any manner you please to achieve the ethereal bridesmaid look.

22. Face framing waves

Face framing waves

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One of the most underrated hairstyles for long hair is the face-framing waves that are delicate and also easy to create. All you have to do is bring out those loose locks around the crown of your head and make them extra wavy so that they frame your face while the rest of it is pinned up in a bun or a chignon.

23. Front bangs and bun

Front bangs and bun

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One of the most ridiculous hair myths is that bangs make you look like a kid. It has been proved wrong by several celebrities who have sported the front bangs and still looked like complete divas. You can use this for your bridesmaid look, and put the rest of your hair up into a romantic bun.

24. The faux bob

The faux bob

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If you are not in the mood to showcase the fact that you have long hair, you can use this opportunity to rock the faux bob. All you have to do is roll sections of your hair and pin it up on the inside, so that it appears shorter but infinitely more textured.

Suggested read: 15 stunning long-sleeved wedding dresses that make a statement

25. The simple tiara look

simple tiara look

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There is nothing cuter and more elegant than a tiara when you are thinking of how to wear your hair for a wedding where you are a bridesmaid. Get a tiara that suits the style of dress you are wearing and style your hair around it! This way you, along with the bride and other bridesmaids, can look like a league of princesses.

There are a million hairstyles for long hair that you can wear when you are chosen to be a bridesmaid, but these are some of the best bridesmaid hairstyles for long hair that we list above, that are bound to make the process of choosing a hairstyle for the big day infinitely easier.

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25 Graceful Bridesmaid Hairstyles For Long Hair
You're a bridesmaid at your friend's wedding, but don't know which hairstyle to go with? Get inspired by these gorgeous bridesmaid hairstyles for long hair!
Rayne Carruth

Rayne Carruth

"All I can be is me - whoever that is." 20-something writer, still trying to figure it out, forever in love with cheesy rom-coms, and 19th century poetry.