Finding the Best Maid Of Honor Hairstyles For Long Hair

Looking for great maid of honor hairstyles for long hair? Apart from the dresses and chic gowns, your hair as the maid of honor also needs dressing up. Of course, being the maid of honor is one major responsibility at weddings and you also have to look good for that big day for the bride and groom.

If you have long hair and you’re looking for the best maid of honor hairstyles or maybe some bridal and wedding hairstyles that will fit the shape of your face and show off your assets, here are a some easy-to-do hairstyles for long hair that you should try…

A simple maid-of-honor hair bun. Photo credit: Breezedoor (Flickr)


Hair updos

Having your hair up is one of the many wedding hairstyles for long hair but if you are the maid of honor, you may want to reconsider an updo, especially if your bride is wearing her hair down or is just having a half-updo. Being the maid of honor, it is important not to outshine the bride’s hairdo and steal the attention from her on her big day. If you want to keep your hair in a bun then minimize hair accessories.

Some updo variations that you may want to explore: (1) French twist; (2) Updos with bangs, (3) Curly updos.


Braided Hairstyle for the Maid of Honor (photo by Garrett Charles)


Braided hairstyles

 Long hair in particular looks great with braids. If you think braided hair looks a little old-fashioned, be creative about it. You can choose to have only an inch-thick of hair braided on both sides of your face to clear those wavy strands away, or you can have half-inch thick braided hair worn like a headband in a half-updo, half-down hairstyle. The braids are created by dividing a portion of your hair into three parts and twisting them into each other alternately to make a braid. This can be a great way to make yourself stylish but it a natural way.

Dramatic and straight - Yes, you can go with dramatic straight hair as maid of honor. Wear a very straight hair-down hairstyle by making your hair super straight with the tips trimmed into layers. Accessorize with flowers as well for a more appealing look. Who says you can’t wear your straight hair down at weddings?

Long and crimped - If you can wear your hair straight down, you can also add soft crimps for added style – making your hairstyle not too plain for special occasions like weddings.

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“When thinking about your wedding hair, why not go for something that complements the bride’s hairstyle?”

Long Loose Curls - For girls who have great messy curls, you can go with that, especially for more causal settings – such as a beach wedding. You can even pin one side back if you want to clear your face and you can add some accessories to enhance your style. Simple, messy-looking hairstyles like this can also be perfect bridesmaid hairstyles for destination weddings as well. If you want to accessorize, foam flowers for weddings are great for your hair.

Half-up hairstyle (photo by: Lee J Haywood)

Half-up Hairstyle

Another good hairstyle that you can explore and try yourself is a half-up hairstyle which is named so because you let half of your hair down. This in fact is a casual and sexy hairstyle for long hair and it can be great if you are attending a beach wedding.

Chignon or French knot - This hairstyle is an updo that is done by making a knot from your long hair at the nape of your neck or the back of your head – depending on the variation that best fits the shape of your face. You can make a messy chignon, or a variation where the front is swept on the sides.

Side ponytail - Side Pony hairstyles for weddings are one of the simplest hairstyles you can go for as a maid of honor or bridesmaid, especially if you have good hair locks or you have naturally wavy hair.

Corn rows - Whether you have short or long hair, you can sport a cornrow hairstyle to be unique without out-doing the bride’s hairdo.

maid of honor hairstyle

maid of honor hairstyle (photo by Rachel Lee)

long loose curls for the maid of honor

Long Curls, maid of honor hairstyle (photo by Mark Lee (Flickr))


Want more? Read about matron of honor vs maid of honor differences and responsibilities.

When choosing maid of honor or bridesmaid hairstyles for long hair, there are considerations that you have to make, you are the maid of honor and not the bride – one of the most important things that you have to keep in mind is to choose a hairstyle that won’t outshine the bride. Compare pictures of wedding hairstyles before deciding yours. This will save you a lot of time and you can get the hairstyle you want.

Going to be maid of honor? What kind of hairstyle will you choose? Comment, tweet and let us know…

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5 Responses to Finding the Best Maid Of Honor Hairstyles For Long Hair

  1. leegee says:

    Wedding hairstyles – maid of honor? the bride’s hair will be put into an updo and I’m wondering how can my hair be styled that is not too similar to the bride. i want something that blends with her hair though. i have thick medium length hair and would love to know some sophisticated and formal hairstyles.

  2. verna says:

    half up and half down is great for medium length hair and won’t compete with the bride if she chooses to have an updo.

  3. lindsay says:

    I agree. I was the maid of honor at my friend’s wedding just recently and I went for a half updo and it went well. i have wavy medium length hair by the way. If you don’t want to outshine the bride, don’t use too many accessories either. good luck

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