(Closed) Need help! Wedding updos with long, thick hair

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
279 posts
Helper bee

Following! I also have long (past my shoulder blades, just barely mid back) and very thick hair… as grateful as I am for it 98% of the time, I’m also struggling with wedding updos. I’m almost ready to just do a nice pony tail and call it a day 😔

Post # 3
1567 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

So my dress had a detailed back, and I opted to do a half up/half down and sweep things to the side for photos. HOWEVER, I think the style my sister ended up with as my bridesmaid may work for you – it kind of reminds me of something Belle would wear.


She’d kill me if I shared a photo of her here, but it was like a hybrid of these 2 (without the big flower):




Google side swept wedding hair – there are alot of beautiful inspiration photos, and ways to incorporate some hair accessories :).

Post # 4
1979 posts
Buzzing bee

I tried to do an updo and I couldn’t. It was too heavy. So I did it half up half down and my detailed back still stood out. 

This was my inspiration pic  

Post # 5
206 posts
Helper bee


 I too have long, thick hair and could not afford a trial so I just communicated that to my stylist ahead of time and trusted her. She said she would put me in curlers first for a few hours and then with about 100 Bobby pins she said she could do something gorgeous. Well, after two hours, half a can of hair spray and more like 200 pins she gave me this amazing Jane Austen inspired look! It lasted my entire wedding without falling out and was so dramatic it even stood out under my mantilla veil!

Post # 6
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My hair wasn’t crazy long when I got married but it is thick as anything. I wanted it out of the way for my wedding so I went with this. 

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