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The new classic wedding updo is simple and stunning. It’s fair to say wedding hairstyles have come a long way from the days of overly sculptured and curled hairdos from the 1990s/2000s.  We’ve moved away from the tight curls and glossy gel finish to more relaxed and tousled hairstyles with a dreamy, timeless appeal.  Think Meghan Markle chic and effortlessly elegant.

We’ve gathered 27 of our favourite simple and stunning wedding hairstyles we know you’ll love. Hair goals right here:

Stunning loose updos

These gorgeous wedding hairstyles are unbounded by form. They feel raw and naturally undone – perfect for a relaxed and romantic wedding day. Think relaxed artful textures, low and tousled twists for a romantic look.

Loose updos are the perfect way to accentuate balayage and highlighted hair showcasing depth and texture. For brides with overall colour, these styles still feel textured and perfectly imperfect.

Regardless of the length of your hair, these stunning looks are easy to pull off with the help of teasing, bobby pins and possibly a few extensions.

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Simple and easy updos

A wedding day doesn’t need to mean polished locks and perfect curls. These simple yet stunning wedding hairstyles are worthy of a celebration just in themselves.

If your dress is heavily embellished or textured, contrast it with softly smooth hair that’s been gently swept up into an ethereal and romantic updo.  From sheer simplicity to sleek and modern twists, there’s an updo for every bride if that’s what you’re hoping to achieve.

The easy updos below can be achieved with natural waves or constructed by heat and hand. Regardless of how you construct them, we adore the textured and airiness of these beautiful bridal looks.

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Accessorising loose and easy wedding hairstyles

The world is your oyster when it comes to accessorising these stunning wedding updos. Finish your look with some simple hair pins, a statement backwards facing comb or a delicate crown to frame your face.

Here are our favourite picks:

Your bridal look should capture who you are, your style and sensibilities, and showcase a more polished version of you. Similarly, your bridesmaids should also look and feel their best on your wedding day. Bridal party trends have shifted a lot over the years from clones of each other to individualised looks that capture their unique personalities. Think mix and match bridesmaids dresses, colours and bridesmaids hairstyles.

From a practical perspective, what might look beautiful on one bridesmaids may not suit the personality or body shape of another bridesmaid.

We’ve pulled together our favourite bridesmaids hairstyles which we know they’ll love. Scroll below for our favourite loose wavy hairstyles, ponytails, half up hairstyles and romantic updos. Mix and match or pick a favourite!

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1. Loose wavy hairstyles for bridesmaids

From boho chic to polished and formal, loose wavy hairstyles feel effortless and romantic. Long loose waves suits all bridesmaid dress necklines and frames all face shapes beautifully. Your bridesmaids don’t need to have long hair to pull off this look either. All out hair that’s been softly curled works beautifully in short, medium and long hair lengths.

We love this look for beach weddings, garden nuptials and formal affairs.

2. Ponytails for bridesmaids

For modern maidens, a ponytail is the perfect hairstyle for fashion forward bridal parties. Not blessed with luscious long hair? No worries – consider hair extensions for some instant length.

If you’re looking to give your bridesmaids a gift to show them how much you adore them, perhaps some statement dangly earrings might be the perfect finishing touch to their bridesmaids looks.

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3. Half up hairstyles for bridesmaids

Half up hairstyles are functional, beautiful and versatile. They suit a range of face shapes, hair lengths and have the added benefit of keeping strands of hair off their faces.

A half up half down hairstyle provides the perfect foundation to tuck in fresh flowers or a delicate hair comb or hair pin. If you’d love to capture a more organic vibe, think baby’s breath or a beautiful spray of green foliage for a look that’s natural and bohemian inspired.

4. Romantic bridesmaids updos

You can’t go wrong with a romantic updo for your bridesmaids. Whether it’s simple and chic or loosely tousled, bridal updos suit a range of necklines on bridesmaids dresses.

It’s a perfect choice for formal affairs or hot summer weddings outdoors. Practical, effortless and oh-so-chic.

There’s countless updos to draw inspiration from – French twists, romantic braids, ballerina buns, textured updos – you name it. Mix and match updos for a look that your girls will adore.

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Half up half down hairstyles will never go out of style.  They’re one of the most popular hairstyles amongst brides, and also the most practical. They offer the best of both worlds – soft and romantic curls and a polished glamour that comes with an updo.

A half up hairstyle isn’t just for long haired brides. Pinned back hair suits short, medium or long hair. Keep in mind, a lot of the looks you see below can be recreated with the help of hair extensions so don’t feel discouraged if your hair isn’t as thick and luscious as the inspiration shots.  While hairstylists can’t perform miracles, they can certainly work their magic with their industry tricks, tools and techniques.

The thing we love the most about a half updo is it creates the perfect foundation to secure a veil or hair adornment. And, of course, it keeps the hair off your face which is always a good thing if you’re planning an outdoor wedding. We’re all for beautiful hairstyles, but you shouldn’t have to sacrifice practicality when choosing your wedding day hair!

If you love a practical and pretty look as much as the next girl, another notable consideration is the versatility of a half up hairstyle. Many brides choose a romantic updo for the ceremony and then remove some of the pins at the nape of the neck to reveal loosely curled hair that’s been held in place for the first half of the day.  Just be sure to let your hairstylist know your intentions to change your hairstyle after the ceremony. This way they can design your updo so that it can easily transform into a half up hairstyle with the removal of a few hair pins.

Let’s wait no longer! We’ve pulled together 37 of the most beautiful half up half down hairstyles for the modern bride. They’re soft, feminine and chic and we just know you’ll love them.

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Braided Half Up Half Down Hairstyles

A braided half up hairstyle is all about texture and detail. You don’t need to be bohemian inspired to pull off this romantic look. Soft braids suit modern to vintage brides, and even traditional bridal looks.

As this hairstyle is often textured at the sides or back, we recommend a delicate hair vine to scroll along the contours of the braid. Alternatively, a delicate crown to frame your face will offer that perfect finishing touch without taking attention away from your hairstyle or wedding dress.

Twisted Half Up Hairstyles

Not quite a braid and definitely not boring. A twisted half up hairstyle feels relaxed, glamorous, and arguably, more effortless than braids. It’s the perfect look if you wish to adorn your hair with a detailed bridal headpiece or wedding crown. It exudes sophistication without the formality and it’s easily one of our all time favourite bridal looks.

Half Up Hairstyles With Volume

Sometimes you don’t want too many fussy details on your wedding day. This is often the case if your wedding gown is quite elaborate or detailed. For a cleaner and modern look, we love a bit of volume at the crown. It’s a simple detail yet impactful, elongating the face and your overall silhouette.

Half Up Pony Tails

There’s a certain playfulness that comes with a half up ponytail. You know the look – fresh and relaxed, it almost just needs a pretty bow to complete the look.  But a half up hairstyle doesn’t have to feel overly girly. Mess it up or add a few small plaits or braids into the mix for a dreamy look perfect for the modern bride.

How To Accessorise Half Up Half Down Wedding Hair

Half up wedding hairstyles feels feminine and romantic so we recommend accessories that capture the dreamy yet sophisticated spirit of your bridal look.

Choose from backwards facing headpieces, a delicate wedding crown, statement earrings or a wedding veil positioned at the crown to complement this look perfectly.

Our collections feature some beautiful wedding accessories that pair perfectly with half up hairstyles. And of course, all of our designs are handcrafted in-house and fully customisable so we can accommodate custom requests.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your bridal look, send us an email. We’d love to work with you to create something beautiful for your wedding day.

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There’s the ponytail we wear to the gym, and then there’s that classic wedding ponytail that oozes modern chic appeal. Most of us will admit, we have hair envy when we spot that perfect ponytail. Some of us might even think that the perfect pony doesn’t actually exist but scroll below and you will see some serious #hairgoals.

Wedding ponytails

We love that the classic ponytail will grace the aisles of many weddings this season.  Whether it’s relaxed and chic, or sleek and modern, the wedding ponytail doesn’t lack formal elegance.

We’ve paid tribute to this chic hairstyle with our new Into the Night collection which includes some exquisite styles dedicated to the ponytail.

We believe just because you’re walking down the aisle in a ponytail, this doesn’t mean you should go without a wedding veil or hair accessories. In fact, you can still style your look with a birdcage veil, fingertip veil or a full length chapel length veil, you’ll just need to factor in the comb style on the veil to ensure the look is proportional and flattering.

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How to style the classic wedding ponytail

1. A birdcage veil for the ponytail

The STAR GAZER birdcage veil was designed for the ponytail in mind. We’ve paired it with the exquisite DREAMER comb for a look that’s sophisticated with modern appeal.

2. A fingertip veil for a classic ponytail

The BORDEAUX veil is the veil reimagined, this time for the classic ponytail. There’s no reason why a ponytail wearing bride should go without a veil, just because of her hair choice. This veil was designed to curve around the base of a ponytail and features exquisite crystal elements for a touch of sparkle.

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3. A chapel length veil for ponytails

We love the look of a long ponytail with a long wedding veil. Styling is often about proportions and looking for balance, and the clean lines of the AUDREY veil complements so many wedding dresses and hairstyles – including the beloved ponytail.

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4. Statement earrings

If a wedding veil doesn’t feel quite right for you, statement earrings are the perfect styling option for the ponytail obsessed bride. Whether it’s a drop earring or simpler crystal stud, wearing a ponytail on your wedding day is the perfect opportunity to showcase your style with some statement jewellery.

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5. Finish your ponytail with wedding hair pins

Last, and certainly not least, we love to pair a perfect ponytail with simple wedding hair pins. Our STELLAR hair pin set and the GEMINI hair piece were designed specifically for this hairstyle.

Custom wedding accessories

We love to work with our brides to design their perfect wedding accessories. If you aren’t sure which accessories will best suit your wedding dress and hairstyle, feel free to send us photos of your bridal look and we can get back to you with ideas and recommendations from our collections.

It’s no wonder messy wedding updos are so popular. Polished hairstyles can sometimes feel too ‘bridal’ or formal but messier hairstyles feel contemporary, sophisticated and infinitely stylish.

Messy wedding hairstyles are, by their very nature, relaxed in form but this doesn’t mean they lack formal elegance. These relaxed hairstyles embody bohemian luxe appeal with romantic and whimsical undertones. Looser buns, tousled curls and soft waves around the face can beautifully frame cheek bones, jaw lines and draw attention to the eyes in the most effortless way.

The inherent uniqueness is also part of the appeal. It’s impossible to replicate a messy updo exactly. So much depends on your hair texture, length, colour, and of course, the experience and expertise of your hairstylist.

To ensure you get the look that’s right for you, we recommend organising a hair trial (or two) before your wedding day to ensure your hairstylist is able to capture the style you love. It can sometimes take a few goes to find the perfect messy hairstyle (or even the perfect hairstylist) for you that captures your vision.

You can never have too much hair inspiration and we’ve pulled together below our favourite 24 messy wedding updos that you’ll love.

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How To Style A Messy Wedding Updo

Our recommendations for styling a messy updo? We love to style messy hairstyles with hairpieces that feature delicate details that accentuate the curves of an updo.  Organic details blend effortlessly with the soft waves and twists of a messy hairstyle and the end result is harmonious, beautiful and elegant.

Wedding crowns, backwards facing headpieces and scattered hair pins style perfectly with messy hairstyles. The key is to think proportions and to choose a piece which picks up the colours and textures in your hair.

Smaller Hair Pins

If you love the look of braids, we recommend smaller hair pins such as the BRIAR-ROSE, LAURETTE or WHISPER hair pins scattered across your hair.

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Wedding Crowns

For a more regal look, a delicate crown such as the FLORES, BLANCHETT, FLEUR or REINA are the perfect pieces to frame the front section of your hairstyle and face.

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Backwards Facing Headpieces

If your messy hair is on the simpler side and its main feature is soft wispy waves, we love to style this with a backwards facing headpiece to mimic and frame the gentle curves. Our favourite combinations include the HARLOW, CHERRY BLOSSOM, LYRIC, SOMERSET, BOTANICA, MARION, VERSAILLES or HONEYSUCKLE headpieces.

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Big messy hair often requires something smaller or more structured to frame it. We’re always happy to offer styling advice to our brides so feel free to send us photos of your wedding hair and dress and we’d be happy to offer advice and recommendations to suit.

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Whether you’ve fallen in love with the look of long flowy trusses, Hollywood waves, side swept or a sweetly braided bohemian hairdo, there’s a wedding hairstyle for every bride.

Having long hair certainly has its advantages and the options increase exponentially with a few extra inches of hair. You can be a little more creative and adventurous with your hair but remember, your wedding day isn’t the day for experimentation.  Opt for something that you just know suits you.  You will feel so much more comfortable and you will feel more relaxed on the day.

When it comes to choosing the right hairstyle for you, there’s a few factors to think about. Location/venue, face shape, whether you’ll be wearing a veil, your dress and the neckline on your gown. And most importantly, what feels the most comfortable for you.

For a beach or seaside wedding, pinning sections of your hair back will be handy on windy days to keep the hair off your face. If you’re looking to wear a veil, consider a half up hairstyle so your veil has a firm foundation to rest in so it won’t fall out. If you feel most comfortable with your hair down and loosely curled, then go for it!

We’ve pulled together our favourite wedding hairstyles for long hair. Wispy Hollywood waves, loose curls, half up hairstyles and the chic ponytail. Anything goes on your wedding day and remember, there are no rules.

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1. Hollywood waves

Sarah was inspired by two very different headpieces from our collection: the clay flower and pearl details from our MARION headpiece and the lace elements from the MARIAH. Her wedding dress exudes classic appeal – a clean and modern silhouette, French lace details across the bodice and neckline, and a stunning plunging low back. With these details in mind, we started dreaming up her beautiful piece.

This headpiece was designed to be worn with or without a wedding veil. We wanted her headpiece to be a ‘veil cover’ and to frame the top section of the veil during the ceremony. Sarah will be styling her hair in a low set updo so this symmetrical piece will look beautiful even after she’s removed the veil for the reception.

Sarah will also be wearing a veil on her wedding day – our AUDREY minimalist veil – which will pair perfectly with this exquisite lace hair piece. We also love the  idea of this textured piece with an embellished veil also. Our LOREN chapel veil with pearls would also look incredible with this comb.

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2. Half up wedding hairstyles

A half up hairstyle is a popular choice for brides because it keeps the hair off your face (particularly handy if your wedding will be outside and potentially windy – think beach or seaside). It’s also a great way to secure your veil because it will have a firm bed to rest in. A half up hairstyle has the benefits of up hair and the romantic and glamorous feel of loose curls.

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3. Soft loose curls for long hair

We adore soft loose curls. Messy curls, neat curls, wispy curls. Whatever your preferred look, this look is endlessly romantic and chic. If you have shorter or thin hair, chat to your hairstylist about extensions to lengthen and/or thicken your hairstyle.

Loose curls can be styled with halos and wedding crowns for a look that exudes regality. You can also still wear a veil with an all out hairstyle but do ensure your hairstylist knows you want to wear a veil as they’ll have to use a few extra bobby pins to secure the veil into place.

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4. Ponytail wedding hairstyle

We adore soft loose curls. Messy curls, neat curls, wispy curls. Whatever your preferred look, this look is endlessly romantic and chic. If you have shorter or thin hair, chat to your hairstylist about extensions to lengthen and/or thicken your hairstyle.

Loose curls can be styled with halos and wedding crowns for a look that exudes regality. You can also still wear a veil with an all out hairstyle but do ensure your hairstylist knows you want to wear a veil as they’ll have to use a few extra bobby pins to secure the veil into place.

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How To Accessorise Long Wedding Hair

When it comes to choosing accessories for long wedding hairstyles, the world is your oyster. Traditional veils, wedding crowns, flower halos, delicate headbands, hair pins – there’s a lot of options out there for you.

The best accessories will depend on the style of your dress, your personality, your face shape and whether you’d like to wear a veil. Some hairstyles suit a veil or headpiece that is attached to the front of your head, but others look better with a veil that is attached further towards the back.

If you’re planning to wear your hair half up/half down, you will have the perfect foundation to secure a wedding headpiece secured into the back or side. However, if loose flowy curls are more your style, you will just need some bobby pins and a little teasing and your hair piece should stay in place all day long.

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When you think curtain bangs, Alexa Chung often comes to mind. This gorgeous look also graces the faces of Sienna Miller, Zooey Deschanel, Camila Cabello and Jennifer Lopez, and has been popping up all over Pinterest.

For some, curtain bangs are fast becoming a trend that’s much loved. For others, it’s a daily necessity.

We love a bride with a fringe.  There’s so much to love about an effortless centre part and soft wispy strands around the face. It’s a versatile hairstyle which combines bohemian luxe with girl-next-door, and with the right accessories, it makes a bold fashion-forward statement as you walk down the aisle.

The curtain fringe is the choice for those who want a less dramatic fringe without the bluntness. It suits a range of face shapes and frames the eyes in the most effortless way. The fringed look may be slightly parted and it is more feathered in appearance, perhaps even choppy. Generally it’s light and wispy and it’s also the style of choice for those brides who prefer a middle part or are perhaps trying to grow out their fringe.

Here are some of our favourite curtain bangs and fringes which we think would look oh-so-chic walking down the aisle.

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Curtain bangs with a wedding updo

A soft fringe that’s split in the middle is perfect for the bride who wants to explore having a fringe without going all the way.

Those sections of hair that gracefully fall to the sides of the brows and cheekbones compliments the face without feeling overpowering. In fact, not only is it oh-so-flattering but it’s a practical way for those brides who are trying to grow out their fringes.

We love this style because it’s easy to style and looks beautiful with all lengths of hair from a short layered cut to long flowing lengths.

Loose waves with curtain bangs

For some, the straight blunt bang might bring back memories from school… and maybe not in a good way.

We love the look of curtain bangs for formal looks because it still feels soft, relaxed and exudes boho chic vibes with long flowing gowns.

Gone are the days of a solid and straight fringe.  Today’s version features a slightly rounded edge and draws attention to the eyes and cheekbones in a way that’s romantic and feminine.

Ponytails and soft fringes

The ponytail is another bridal look we are love. Chic with a hint of the riviera, a bride in a ponytail is a look that screams confident bride who isn’t afraid to be herself.

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Styling tips

  • Frame curtain bangs with a delicate headband, crown or hair vine that runs along the base of the fringe to frame the face. Our favourite pick would be the FLEUR crown.
  • Draw attention to the back of your head with some delicate hair pins scattered to the side of your head near an updo or ponytail.
  • Skip the headpiece and go straight for a pair of statement bridal earrings – a match made in bridal heaven!

If you’re looking to accessorise a ponytail, you will love our BORDEAUX veil which is a mid-length veil designed specifically to showcase the beloved ponytail.

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This year is set to be a year of romantic, effortless luxe hair. A touch of elegance and sophistication paired with a hint of bohemian. Get ready to see some of the classics transformed ever so slightly into relaxed yet modern adaptations.

Love braids? Get excited because there’ll be a return of braids and twists in ways we have yet to see. Tousled, textured and perfectly imperfect messy hair is the perfect way to showcase balayage and ombre colouring techniques. We love the way the hairstyles below highlight and accentuate the colours and tones of modern hairstyles.

We’ve pulled together 54 stunning hairstyles we know you and your BFFs will love. And we’ve included some helpful styling tips for all your favourite accessories.

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1. Textured low updos

These modern updos are a fusion of braids and classic styles. Despite their intricacy, they don’t look overdone or overwhelming. They’re modern chic personified.

Bringing it all together

As these gorgeous updos are detailed-rich, opt for a delicate, yet equally detailed wedding comb or bridal hair pins to truly set your look off.

For a glamorous look, we love to pair textured updos with a backwards facing headpiece such as our MAYBELLE hair pin, JASMINE headpiece or MARQUISE comb.

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If you’re looking for a veil, we suggest positioning a sheer, simple fingertip or chapel-length veil from the crown or just above the updo. These hairstyles will work perfectly with or without a blusher, and a veil with or without embellishments.

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2. The relaxed wedding bun

The wedding bun is more chic than ever with wispy tendrils and a low set profile. The chignon in 2018 is luxurious yet relaxed, and will take brides from garden soirees to formal gatherings.

Whether you have long or short hair, there’s a wedding bun for you. Your hairstylist can always add extensions to your hair if you’d prefer a fuller look.

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Bringing it all together

This classic look is all about keeping things chic and sophisticated. We love to style this look with backwards facing headpieces such as our FONTAINE headpiece, JASMINE hair comb, VERSE comb and MARION headpiece.

For a simpler feel, pair this hairstyle with something small and delicate tucked into the side, such as the BRIAR-ROSE hair pin set.

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3. The chic ponytail

This year we will see many brides wearing chic ponytails down the aisle. We’ll be seeing glamorous high set wavy ones positioned at the crown to low set ponies tied at the nape of the neck.

For a more polished look, plump up your pony and wrap a strand of hair to cover the elastic. Finish with a pony tail wrap, cuff or velvet ribbon.

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4. The new half updo

Part half updo, part side-swept goddess, the new half updo is pure perfection. The braids and twists add that wow-factor, while the loose, wavy locks cascading down your back bring a softness and glamour.

For symmetry lovers, a romantic updo with fishtail detail is just as exquisite.

Bringing it all together

For those wanting to make a statement, you really can’t go past some scattered hair pins. We love an understated set like our BRIAR-ROSE hair pins.

And for you wedding veil lovers, this hairstyle would look gorgeous with a simple, chapel length veil like our AUDREY positioned either at the crown to create height or where your braid/twist ends in the middle. But why not take it up a notch, and look at embellished veil number such as our crystal trimmed chapel veil, ETOILE or pearl-detailed LOREN.

5. The half updo knot

Looking for something a little different, modern, yet still chic? May we introduce you to the half updo knot. For boho lovers, mess it up. Or for a more glam look, style it with loose waves and a smooth finish.

Bringing it all together

Depending on the thickness and volume of your hair, you could either add details to the side of your knot or directly to the knot itself. We love the idea of some delicate hair pin positioned into the bun to really create a beautiful focal point like our TEAROSE or scattered hair pins.

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Is your heart set on wearing a veil? Opt for one on a smaller comb, like our AUDREYMARISA or KARELL. But if you’ve fallen in love with any of our veils, we can customise them with smaller combs, to suit you hairstyle.

Position your wedding comb directly above your updo, if the knot volume isn’t too grand; or just underneath to create a beautiful waterfall-like image. Or add some shimmer to your look with our ETOILE crystal veil.

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The iconic wedding half-up/half-down do is here to stay. And for good reason. It’s the perfect balance between polished and relaxed styling, and adapts beautifully to luxe, boho and minimalist bridal looks.

On a practical note, the half updo creates the perfect base for your headpiece and veil while keeping your hair off your face.

Are you looking for wedding accessories to style in your half up hairstyle? Look no further than this collection dedicated to the half up hairstyle.  These hair pins, headpieces, crowns and veils can all be styled to suit this look.

We’ve pulled together our favourite half updos we are coveting right now.

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1. The half updo knot

Looking for something a little different, modern, yet still chic?  The half updo knot might be perfect for you. For boho lovers, experiment and mess it up. For a more glamorous and polished look, style it with soft waves and a smooth finish.

Bring it all together

  • Depending on the size of the knot, you might be able to give hair accessories a miss and focus on statement earrings to balance your look.
  • A simple hair pin or a delicate vine can create a beautiful focal point for simpler hairstyles.
  • Planning to wear a veil? Choose one that has been attached to a smaller comb like our AUDREY, THEODORE or MORNING MIST styles. Position it directly above your updo if the knot volume isn’t too grand.  Or, just underneath to create a beautiful waterfall-like feel.

Shop this look: OYSTER hair pins, AUDREY wedding veil, GEMINI hair piece

2. The relaxed boho half upo

We love this style for its relaxed intricacy. Loosely inspired by the fishtail braid, this updated hairstyle feels unrestrained yet formal enough to wear on your wedding day.

Braids and plaits are perfect for brides with thin hair wanting to achieve some volume. Weave in some subtle extensions to help create a romantic updo, while providing that much sort after volume. We are a little obsessed with braids that overlap each other, yet sit flush against the crown.

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Bring it all together

  • For simple elegance, set dainty hair pins or a medium sized comb amongst your braids.
  • If you’re looking to add a touch of opulence and regality, pair this look with a wedding halo or crown.
  • Planning to wear a wedding veil? Position your veil’s comb just above or just below your braids.

Shop this look: WHISPER hair pins, HARLOW headpiece, SOMERSET headpiece, ODE TO DUSK hair comb, RAFAEL hair piece

Twisted perfection

Initially adored by bohemian and beachy brides, this sophisticated half updo works gloriously for those with natural (or stylist-set) curls. To create a look that showcases your cheekbones, start your twists above your ear level and create a little volume at your crown. For a more relaxed vibe, sit your twists a little lower – at or below ear height – and loosen your twists.

Bring it all together

  • Choose a wedding hair comb or vine that accentuates the twists and curves of your hairstyle.
  • A veil that’s attached to a comb (1.5-3.5 inches wide) will feel flattering and proportional.
  • A sheer drop veil will offer a beautiful transparency which will let your hairstyle shine through.

Shop this look:  VERSE bridal comb, WILDERMERE headpiece, WISTERIA headpiece

4. French twist inspired half up hairstyle or ponytail

This romantic updo is as effortless as it is chic.  This simple half updo hairstyle is brought to life with sculptural twists and folds, at times reminiscent of a French twist.

Bring it all together

  • Scatter hair pins along the curves and twists of your half up hairstyle
  • Nestle a hair comb into the back of your hair to add a touch of drama
  • Consider a veil that’s attached to a small hair comb (1.5-2 inches) to not overwhelm your hairstyle. Our favourite styles include the AUDREY and THEODORE.
  • A birdcage veil will draw attention to the front and sides of your face, showcasing your hairstyle.

Shop this look: MEADOW hair pins, GILDED LILY hair piece, OYSTER pearl hair pins

There are so many ways to wear a veil. It can be tricky finding a hairstyle that will support your veil, and frame your face, whilst complementing the silhouette and style of your wedding dress. The hair challenge gets trickier when you think about all the beautiful options – updos, waves, straight, side swept, half-up half-down.

To get you on your way to finding that stunning hairstyle you’ve been dreaming of, here’s our top 8 wedding hairstyles for bridal veils.

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1. Tousled Curls And Big Waves

You should never underestimate the potential of perfectly formed curls and waves. Refined and understated, they are perfect for minimalist through to elaborate and decadent wedding gowns.

You might have heard that a veil doesn’t stay in place with all out hair? We’d like to debunk this myth right here. You can definitely wear a veil with loose hair BUT you will need to ensure the veil is well supported with additional bobby pins hidden under the hair (across the teeth of your veil comb) to hold it in place.

Our favourite veils to wear with this look is a classic tulle veil, a mantilla or juliet cap veil.

2. Side Swept Hairstyles

An asymmetrical hairstyle can be perfectly complimented by a range of veils. We love styling them with a classic tulle veil, from fingertip to chapel length and longer.

Position your veil at the crown, with or without a blusher. It will ensure it doesn’t weigh down your hairstyle, while creating the perfect frame for your hair and face.

Shop this look: ARTEMIS hair comb

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Shop this look: Bride Becky wearing custom veil

3. Low Set Wedding Updos

Low wedding updos, such as your chignons, and romantic messy buns are so fashionable right now. This style is so versatile, and you can choose from a range of veil lengths, with or without a blusher.

We usually suggest securing your veil into the top of your updo. But it also works if you prefer to style your veil from the crown or as a mantilla.

Try adding some bridal pins to the side of your veil, or a comb just above – so that it overlaps the veil. It’ll elevate your entire hairstyle and bridal look.

4. Bridal Ponytails With A Veil

We’ve heard a lot of brides say that they’re wearing a ponytail on their wedding day so can’t wear a veil. We heard this and took on the challenge to design some beautiful veils for a ponytail. Introducing the BORDEAUX, CATALINA and the AUDREY veils.

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5. Half-Up Half-Down

Half-up half-down is a faithful style that is complementary to many face shapes and lengths of hair. It is a look that works with or without a fringe. Try it with a soft curl, wave or add some subtle volume to your crown.

This style is fantastic for a veil because it gives you a foundation to secure it. The look works well with cascading, multiple tiered veils as well as fingertip veils. Soft, sweeping and elegant long veils will add a touch of whimsical romance. It is definitely one of the most versatile bridal hairstyles to choose.

Shop this look: LE POEME wedding headpiece

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Shop this look: DELPHINE chapel length veil

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6. High Wedding Updos

High wedding updos such as the ballet bun, are all about elevating your look. This style works well with cascading veils and classic tulle veils. Generally the veil is worn below the updo, but it all depends on the length of the veil and what looks and feels good to you.

A sheer drop veil pairs beautifully with a high wedding updo. Simply position the veil’s comb above the bun and the sheer fabric will gracefully drop over the bun for a look that’s ethereal and romantic.

If styling your veil with a hairpiece, nestle your veil comb between your updo and headpiece to create a beautiful image. Consider wearing a blusher for that touch of mystique. We suggest a delicate veil to contrast the slightly more dramatic hairstyle. It will add softness and grace as it creates an elegant long line.

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7. Vintage Inspired Wedding Hairstyles

If you have a hairstyle that is inspired by the Great Gatsby or Mad Men then a juliet cap, birdcage veil or traditional veil might appeal.

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Photo credit: via MARILYN bridal birdcage veil

Styling Tips
  1. Book a hair trial and chat to your hairstylist about what hairstyle is best for you.
  2. Hair extensions may be an effective way to add volume and bulk to your hair if your hair is fine.
  3. Take photos at your trial to share with your wedding accessories designer who can customise pieces to suit your look.
  4. Bobby pins are your friend when it comes to securing your veil into place. Two bobby pins crossed over to create a X shape across the teeth and under the hair will hold your veil in place.
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