Matching Your Hairstyle to the Veil
The big day is nearly upon you.
You think you’re finally ready, and that you are on top of everything that goes into planning and preparing a big wedding event.
One thing you may have overlooked, however, is how you could match your hairstyle with your bridal veil.
This is very important, as a mismatch here can ruin your whole look – and the wedding photos!
Do not fear, though, we’ve got all the pointers you need to create a beautiful look, whatever your particular hairstyle. Read on to find out more.
Swept Up Style
The formal up do is a tried-and-tested wedding day look. It’s classic elegance goes well with any number of different veils.
Remember, though, when choosing a veil, to take into account your facial shape. If you’ve got a round looking face, choose a longer veil and sleek style; for narrower facial shapes, opt for a flatter veil and fuller style.
For long veils, to avoid being weighed down by all the heaviness, choose a tighter hair-style with less volume at the top.
A good option here is a chignon in which the hair is rolled up at the nape of the neck, or a topknot where you twist your hair into a tight coil on top of the head.
Letting It All Hang Loose
If you decide instead to let your long locks hang down, note that this style can work with almost any kind and length of the veil.
However, generally speaking, you should choose a veil that is longer than your hair. And even if you let your hair out, be sure to use gel or hairspray to hold your chosen style in place and prevent flyaway strands.
Remember that even the longest of veils may be too heavy for a style that has a lot of body, so try to create a more sleek look if you have a long veil.
In Between Styles
If you can’t decide whether to go up or down, opt instead for a compromise between the romantic look of hair left to hang down, and the elegance and class of updos with an in-between style.
In this style, the hair on the crown is swept back or pulled into a bun whilst the remainder of your hair is left to hang down.
Note also that many brides are now going for an updo at the wedding ceremony, then taking down their hair at the reception afterward.
Short, Chic Cuts
If you have short hair, then this doesn’t necessarily mean you should match it with an equally short veil – although that does look very lovely, a long, cascading veil can look amazing as well.
As for your hair, add sparkle to your cropped locks by placing little crystal embedded hairpins throughout your hair.
Remember to top it off Whatever your hairstyle, and the veil you choose to wear over it, add a bit of flair to your overall look by making use of tiaras, clips, jewelry, hairpins – whatever you’ve got handy, essentially.
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