Top 8 wedding hairstyles for bridal veils
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.
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.
Photo credits: 1. Pinterest 2. The Future Mrs 3. CARMEN veil 4. Pinterest 5. Amy and Jordan 6. NOUVEAU birdcage veil 7. MXM Couture 8. Pinterest 9. Pinterest 10. CAMILLE veil 13. Raw Element Hair 14. AMORA chapel veil 15. GABRIEL wedding halo 16. TEMPEST wedding crown 17. Pinterest 18. Pinterest 19. Pinterest
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.
Photo credits: 1. ARTEMIS hair comb | 2. Style Me Pretty | 3. AZALIA wedding veil | 4. Pinterest | 5. Pinterest | 6. 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.
Photo credits: 1. MARION headpiece + ROSELLA veil | 2. WYNTER veil | 3. Kristin Ess | 3 . Pinterest | 4.Kristin Ess | 5. Style Me Pretty | 4. MARION headpiece + ROSELLA veil | 5. VERSAILLES headpiece | 6. VALENCIA veil | 7. Pinterest | 8. Pinterest | 9. Style Bistro | 10. Pinterest | 11. Pinterest | 12. JASMINE headpiece | 13. Pinterest
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.
Shop this look: BORDEAUX veil, CATALINA veil, AUDREY veil
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.
Photo credits: 1. LE POEME wedding headpiece | 2. Kristin Ess | 3. Pinterest | 4. Pinterest | 5. VERSE wedding comb | 6. Kristin Ess | 7. DELPHINE chapel length veil | 8. Pinterest
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.
Photo credits: 1. Chiali Meng Artistry | 2. Hair by Melissa P | 3. Pinterest | 4. Wedding Hair NYC | 5. Veronika Moreira | 6. Pinterest | 7. Pinterest | 8. Pinterest
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.
Photo credits: 1. Pinterest | 2. Style Me Pretty | 3. LEILA birdcage veil with lace combs | 4. MARILYN bridal birdcage veil
- Book a hair trial and chat to your hairstylist about what hairstyle is best for you.
- Hair extensions may be an effective way to add volume and bulk to your hair if your hair is fine.
- Take photos at your trial to share with your wedding accessories designer who can customise pieces to suit your look.
- 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.