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Wedding Hair Tips for Veils



All hair types and hair styles will look fabulous with the addition of a veil, however certain hair styles will be better for wearing certain types. For example, updos or ponytails that are focused around the nape of the neck look amazing with birdcage veils. Juliet caps work best for brides without bangs that have foreheads a bit on the larger side. While your classically simple fingertip length style looks lovely worn on the crown, back of the head or nape of the neck – with the hair up or down. If you need help determining whats best, you can talk to both your hair stylist and your bridal stylist. Searching images of your specific veil or specific hair style will also help. The style of your hair and style of your veil is going to make a huge impact on your wedding day look. Most portraits are taken while wearing your it, but you’ll want to have a few snapped without it as well. When your stylist has secured one into your style, make sure that you’re 100% comfortable. If any part is uncomfortable it will only get worse as the day progresses.


In this scenario it isn’t what hair color looks best, it’s what type and color of veil will look best on your shade of hair color! Most fall within the white color family… but as I’m sure you know, there are many different shades of white. If you don’t end up purchasing your it where you bought your dress, the big task will be making sure the colors of white match or at least compliment each other. Sometimes bridal salons will give you a scrap piece of your dress fabric for accessory shopping, which is ideal. On the other side, some can be colored or even have a pattern or texture like polka dots, rhinestones or lace. The heavier the fabric of certain designs the less you’ll see your hair style through the veil itself. The finer the weave of the material used to create your veil means less frizzing it will cause. When you do choose to take it off, make sure to have a little hairspray and someone to carefully touch up your style where the veil was placed.

If getting married outside where wind could be an issue simply add a few of their pretty veil weights along the bottom edge of your veil and when the wind blows – your veil won’t!



Tip #1: Try it on with your dress. Maybe even schedule a fitting right after your trial hair style so that you can really get a feel for everything. Make sure you’re happy with the overall look. By trying them on together you’ll avoid realizing that the colors are off, or the veil is covering too much of the back of your dress, or it’s not quite long enough… etc. Having one custom made for you is also always an option and/or having it tailored to fit your look can work too and many bridal salons do it in house.

Tip #2: Bring it along with you to your wedding hair style trial. This will help not only you get a real sense of your wedding day look but it will help your hair dresser in creating your unique style. Who knows you might want to change your hair style or where you were planning to wear your veil after the experience, or you’ll be so happy and excited that you can cross that element off your to-do list.

Fun Idea: After your ceremony, think about swapping your veil for a beautiful hair piece! Brides don’t normally wear it after the ceremony, so your overall look can feel a bit deflated. Plan to have your stylist there to do the change or lean on a bridesmaid that’s good with that kind of thing.

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