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5 Long Hair Bridesmaid Styles for Summer or Fall Wedding

Create bridesmaid's looks that are just as iconic as your wedding day!

Summer is now in full force, which means so is wedding season. If you are a bride or bridal hairstylist looking forward to a wedding this fall, you may be asking yourself one question as you put together the final touches of wedding plans. How are my bridesmaids going to wear their hair? If you’re stumbling over ideas on how to style bridesmaid hair, this guide is for you! Here are chic and stunning long hair bridesmaid styles you can implement into your upcoming summer wedding. 

Summer and fall weddings are the perfect opportunity to showcase long flowy hair; check out this style guide on long hair bridesmaid hairstyles below for inspiration when planning your bridesmaid hairstyles. 

1. Long Sleek Ponytail

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Stunt this classic bridesmaid look. Photo by Daniel Adesina

You can never go wrong with a long sleek ponytail. This hairstyle is often favored among brides and hairstylists when planning long hair bridesmaid styles. This hairstyle can be worn down with a middle part. Also, it can be worn in a high side-swept ponytail for an even more classic look. When creating this look, slicking down the front of the hair is the key to successfully mastering this look. A firm hold hair gel such as SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil + Flaxseed Strong Hold Styling Gel is bound to do the trick!

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2. Long Hair Bridesmaid Style With Curly Ends

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Create a gorgeous curly look with limited effort. Photo by Peter Kokhanets

Looking to dress up long and straight hair without spending an extended amount of time curling hair? Then you should try curling the ends of the hair while leaving the top straight. This adds gorgeous dimension and volume to the hair without all the extra effort. To avoid heat damage and split ends, use a heat protectant such as Dove Style+Care Smooth and Shine Heat Protection Spray before styling. 

3. Long Hair Bridesmaid Box Braids Protective Style With Curly Ends

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Who says protective styling has to take the back seat at formal events? Photo by Clout Africa

Who says protective styles aren’t suitable for weddings? If you have a bridesmaid wearing a protective style for natural hair, specifically box braids, you can amp up their look with curled ends as well. Curly ends of box braids can be achieved by leaving the ends of box braids unraveled, then wrapped around in rollers or flexi rods. 

Once your hair is wrapped in the curler of your choice, place it in boiling water for a few minutes. Then, unravel the hair from the curlers for your complete look. For more voluminous curls, use rollers. However, for more wave-like curls, use flexi rods.

If you want even looser waves, you can braid the hair instead of using a curler. The beauty of this look is that once the curls are set in place, you won’t have to touch them up for the rest of the day. The reason is that box braid curls tend to last for more extended periods due to the nature of standard braiding extension hair textures. 

4. Floral Accessory Placements for Natural & Curly Hair

Embrace coily and curly long hair bridesmaid styles with flower accessories. Photo by Megan Ruth

If you choose to have your bridesmaids wear their natural hair as opposed to a protective style, then consider using floral accessories to style the hair. This is a simple yet creative way to match bridesmaid hair to bridesmaid dresses. It is also a great way to coordinate hair accessories with flower arrangements or bouquets that are on a theme to the wedding.

The beauty of this hairstyle on natural hair is that the curlier and coily a bridesmaid’s hair is, the easier it will be to stick the flowers in for an all-day hold without extra pins tugging to the hair. This style looks best on defined curls or voluminous coils. Use SheaMoisture Papaya & Neroli All Day Frizz Control Styling Gel to help you achieve that!

5. Jumbo Waterfall Braid Hairstyle

Waterfall Braid Long Hair Bridesmaid Styles
Create an out-of-the-box long hair bridesmaid style. Photo by Lucas Mendes

Having a bridesmaid with long hair is the perfect time to experiment with fun styles such as this jumbo waterfall braid hairstyle. This style is so intricate and unique that instead of fully braiding the hair, a good portion of it is left out. This creates a look similar to the classic half-up, half-down style. 

Which long bridesmaid styles will you try for this summer’s wedding(s)? Show us your look by tagging us @AllThingsHairUS. Also, for more wedding and summer hair inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter below.

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