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19 'dos you'll want to wear every day (not just at your wedding)

Wedding Hairstyle Bride Hair Long Hair
Sure, it’s fun to flick your long locks over your shoulder and pretend you're in a Beyonce video every time you walk past a fan.
You probably don’t want to do that with your hair on your wedding day though (but if you do, make sure you invite us). For your nuptials, you need a look that doesn't look out of place with your dress and theme, and, perhaps most importantly, will hold all day – the last thing you want is for rogue strands of hair wildly flapping in the breeze or falling over your eyes just as you say 'I do'. 

The good news is that brides with long, luscious locks have so, so many options when it comes to deciding what to do with your mane. Having a beach affair? You might want something relaxed and nautical-inspired like a fishtail braid or loose updo. If it's a vintage soiree, think a quiff or tumbling barrel rolls. You can choose between embellished headbands, birdcage veils, antique haircombs and statement flower crowns. 

So, with that in mind, we've collected a shortlist of styles for long hair that can easily be worn at engagement parties, fetching a loaf of bread from the supermarket, kitchen teas, a family barbecue and the big day. Fetch your bobby pins and curling wands brides, you'll want to nail these styles stat.
Wedding Hairstyle Bride Hair Long Hair
Ah, the flower crown. It's a favourite with both long and short-haired brides, and when it's this pretty, it's easy to understand why. The size of your crown will depend on what your dress looks like and what you're planning to do with your makeup: a simple, fuss-free wreath looks amazing with a statement lip (smudge-proof, of course) and relaxed waves. If you want a crown with more impact, pull your hair back and go with a nude makeup palette. 
Wedding Hairstyle Bride Hair Long Hair
Braids are't just for milkmaids and the gym: a long French or fishtail braid makes a cute (and super easy) hairstyle for your wedding. For a boho look, drape your braid over one shoulder and gently pull the sections of hair apart to loosen it. And if it's hot, sweep it up and wrap to create an intricate looking bun. 
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This half-up half-down style looks amazing, doesn't take an army to do and is a clever way to keep any fly-aways off your face. How you style the pulled-back strands is up to you: simply twist or braid the front sections of your hair, then join them together with a small hair-tie just below the crown of your head; hide the tie with fresh flowers or a clip. 
Wedding Hairstyle Bride Hair Long Hair
Yes, this twisted do may take a bit longer to pull off but the end result is definitely worth it, and it's a gorgeous alternative to a traditional low bun. If you don't have a small headband, you can use a dainty clip or embellished hair pins. 
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This style tops our list as one of our favourites – for both a walk down the aisle or a humdrum Wednesday morning. We love this worn just as it is, no veil or hairpiece, and with only a single-strand necklace or stud earrings. Keeping your accessories paired-back will show off your décolletage and keep the focus on you – and the dress. 
Wedding Hairstyle Bride Hair Long Hair
Another version of the half-up half-down that looks textbook from the front, but is all about being different in the back. We don't recommend trying to do this one yourself, unless you've got nimble fingers and a knack for knots: it's best to leave this one to your bridesmaids or bestie. If you are going to have a crack, give yourself a few practice runs and make sure each section is smooth and defined before you start twisting. If your hair is too fuzzy or knotty, it hurts. Trust us. 
Wedding Hairstyle Bride Hair Long Hair
We know what you're thinking. 'A ponytail?!' But this isn't your ordinary ponytail. The chunky braid makes it worthy of a relaxed country or beach wedding. An amped-up ponytail is the perfect option for brides who aren't keen on an intricate bun or updo.
Wedding Hairstyle Bride Hair Long Hair
If you're thinking that we love this style based simply on how it looks, you'd be right, but we also love how deceptive it is. At a glance, this do looks super complicated, like it would take hours to achieve. The truth? It only takes a few minutes. Place a plain headband over the crown of your head, then tuck and roll sections of your hair over and under the band, making sure the band isn't visible. And... that's it. We told you it was a cinch.
Wedding Hairstyle Bride Hair Long Hair
It's simple, it's fuss-free and it's stunning. That's all. 
Wedding Hairstyle Bride Hair Long Hair
If ever there was a shot to give us tumbling hair envy, this would be it. To replicate this look, you'll need a set of hot rollers or some skill with a curling wand. After blow-drying your hair, section your hair into manageable parts, then roll or curl each sections and secure with a bobby pin. When you've worked through all of your hair, unfasten the pins, run your hands through the curls and give a generous spritz with hairspray. 
Wedding Hairstyle Bride Hair Long Hair
Sleek, chic and modern: the low knot is a dream do for brides coveting an uncomplicated style that has serious staying power. If you've got your eye on chandelier earrings or an attention-stealing necklace, this is the hairstyle you need to wear. Don't be surprised if this becomes your go-to for a drinks with the girls or a meeting where you need to bring your best boss-lady game. 
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A messy low bun that is as pretty as it is easy to do will always be a winner. Always. 
Wedding Hairstyle Bride Hair Long Hair
You'll need a few things to make this look work: a handful of bobby pins, a curling wand and a pin-in veil, clip or flowers. Sweep the top layers of your hair back, leaving the front loose and secure with a few carefully place pins. Take random sections of hair and curl tightly (don't worry, the curls will drop so you won't look like Shirley Temple) and spray with hairspray. You can place your clip over the pins at the back of your hair, or just off to the side. 
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There isn't much this do doesn't have. Braids? Check. Fresh blooms? Tick. Soft curls? Those too. Don this style for a summer garden wedding, a vintage-inspired do or even a bash in a marquee. For your makeup, think dewy foundation, a pink lip and rosy cheeks. 
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Ever dreamed of rocking a look fitting a 1940s pin-up? This is how you do it: softly curled hair, with your top layers swept back into mini quiffs. Pair with a slick of inky black eyeliner, a matte red lip and you're golden. 
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There are more options with this style than you could count on one hand. You can opt for smaller braids or one thick braid; position the bun just below your earlobe, at the nape of your neck or at the crown of your head. If you have small flower buds, work those into the braid or bun, or you could try jewelled hairpins. 
Wedding Hairstyle Bride Hair Long Hair
To nail the perfect finger wave, start with damp hair and work a strong-hold gel into your roots, then down to the ends. Create a deep side part with a fine-toothed comb and, on the bigger side of the part, press your fingers down parallel and comb the hair next to your finger back (we know, it sounds tricky but just keep practicing) until you have a small section of raised hair sandwiched between your ring and index fingers. Secure with a metal wave clamp and continue with the rest of your hair. When your hair is completely dry, take out the clamps and get ready for your ta-daa moment. 
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We like to think of this style as half vintage (and at the top of her game) Madonna and half Hollywood screen siren. This look definitely makes a statement about your style, so if you are a lover of all things vintage, get out those hot rollers and start to practice twisting, curling and securing. As you might have guessed, you'll need a lot of hairspray, mousse and patience.  
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The waterfall braid: sweet, straightforward and stunning. 
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