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How should I wear my hair on my wedding day?

Your wedding day hairstyle should reflect who you are on a daily basis, and maybe add a little extra glam. One of the first questions I ask during consultation is, “How will you wear your hair?” Surprisingly, most Brides have an idea, but don’t really know for sure. That’s OK. You can wear a Veil with any hairstyle! I'm here to help you decide!

Warning: this post is a long one because I love everything about hair, and I aim to be inclusive and address all hair styles and types. You can find your hairstyle or type in bold and skip to it. If you're skimming, MAKE SURE you catch the PRO TIP.

Some things to consider when deciding on your hairstyle are:

How do you envision yourself walking down the aisle?

How does your hair texture hold the style you’re looking for?

What is your gown neckline?

Scheduling a hair and makeup trial is essential to knowing your look is exactly what you want. My beauty expert friends at Hello Lovely gave some great advice that I want to share with you:

“When thinking about scheduling hair and makeup trials it’s best to plan ahead. If you’re comfortable with the look of the portfolio and communication then go ahead and get on their schedule and book your trial 30-40 days before the wedding.

If you would rather have a trial before booking, then plan on having your trial a year prior to your wedding date.

Just like a salon stylist, you will want to bring in inspiration photos. Make sure they are realistic and mimic your skin tone and hair color. Bring accessories, wedding colors, and plan to be there for about an hour for each trial.”

-Ashley Backs, Owner, Hello Lovely

I want you to see how you can wear your Veil with any hair style or texture.

You might be wondering...How does my hairstyle effect my veil choice?

I’ve got great news for you, babe! You can wear your Veil with any hairstyle. Two tips for slaying your hair and Veil goals are:

1. Bring your Veil to your hair trial.

2. Secure your Veil in your hair so it doesn’t fall out.

Check out the featured hairstyles below and I’ll tell you how. But first, let me tell you a quick funny and almost tragic story. Yikes!

One Saturday morning I got an emergency call from my Wedding Planner friend, Weddings by Hannah. Her Bride’s Veil flew off her head during rooftop photos at one of my favorite venues, The Grand Hall KC. Needless to say, the veil was gone. I can only imagine the devastation! Her whole vision walking down the aisle was incomplete without a Veil. Hannah asked if she could borrow a Veil from my collection. Of course, I had to say yes. The Bride’s happily ever after started off right, and so should yours. Phew! Crisis averted.

Find your hairstyle below and I’ll tell you how to hang on to your treasured piece.

PRO TIP: ALWAYS secure your Veil on both sides with hair pins. Slide one through the tooth of the comb, and then secure that hair pin with another closed Bobby pin that attaches to your hair. I use metal combs, NOT plastic combs.

Here’s a guide on how to wear your Veil with different hair styles:

Hair down

A lot of Brides feel most gorgeous, and truth be told, their lucky Groom envisions them with their hair down. The key to keeping your veil secure is to tease or back-comb a section of hair where you want to place your veil. Be sure to leave a smooth layer of hair on top to cover up the teased section. Once you have your section prepped, simply slide your Veil in (remember, the curve of the comb goes with the curve of your head). Then secure with a hair pin or three on each side, making sure that at least one goes through the tooth of the comb. Hair extensions and sew-in styles provide the perfect anchor.