Your wedding day is one of the most memorable moments of your life, and every detail matters, including your hair. When you have both a headpiece and/or a veil to consider, it can seem daunting to find the perfect hairstyle that complements both accessories seamlessly. However, with careful planning and the right tips, you can achieve a stunning look that enhances your overall bridal ensemble.
1. Start with a Vision
Before diving into the specifics of your hairstyle, take some time to envision your overall bridal look. What style is your dress? Is your wedding theme classic, bohemian, or modern? Having a clear vision will help you narrow down your hairstyle options and ensure everything flows harmoniously. Browse our bridal collection.
2. Consider Your Accessories
The type of veil and headpiece you choose will significantly influence your hairstyle. Here are a few considerations:
Veil Length: Long veils (cathedral or chapel length) often look best with updos, while shorter veils (elbow length or shorter) can work well with various styles, including loose waves and half-up/half-down styles.
Headpiece Style: If your headpiece is intricate and ornate, you may want to keep your hairstyle more understated to avoid overwhelming the overall look. On the other hand, a simpler headpiece can be paired with a more elaborate hairstyle.
3. Coordination is key
Your headpiece and veil should work well together, this will help create a cohesive and balanced look. For example, if you opt for a headband or tiara, the veil should be set underneath so that it looks like one seamless piece.
4. Seek help from your hairstylist
When it comes to your wedding hair, it's worth consulting with a professional hairstylist who specialises in bridal hairstyles. They can provide expert advice, suggest styles that suit your face shape, and make sure your chosen hairstyle works well with your accessories.
5. Classic hairstyle options
Here are some classic wedding hairstyle options that work beautifully with both a veil and a headpiece:
Low chignon: A low, elegant chignon can hold the veil in place, allowing the headpiece to sit gracefully above it.
Vintage waves: Vintage-inspired waves can frame your face beautifully while the veil drapes over your shoulders.
Braided up-do: A braided up-do adds a touch of romance and can secure the veil and headpiece comfortably.
Half-up, half-down: This style allows you to showcase the headpiece in the front while keeping the veil flowing down your back.
6. Securing them into place
Hairpins and combs can be used strategically to secure both the veil and headpiece. Ensure they are well-hidden and provide stability throughout the day.
7. Hair trial
A rehearsal with your hairstylist before the big day is essential. This allows you to make any necessary adjustments to ensure your hairstyle works seamlessly with your veil and headpiece. We would also recommend you wear a couple of times in the run up to get used to how it feels.
Get in touch with us to book your bridal appointment to try on bridal accessories and discuss veil if you would like one made for you. We can also arrange a virtual consultation by Whatsapp or Facetime. Please email or phone the studio for further information.