Where To Place Your Wedding Veil

Which comes first?  Choosing your wedding veil or choosing your wedding day hair style?   There is perhaps as much thought put into choosing your wedding day veil and hairstyle as there is into choosing your dress and your venue.  Today we’re talking about how to wear your veil with different hair styles and veil styles.

Topping the charts in popularity is the “Drop Wedding Veil” secured with an illusion comb at the crown of the head or just below this style of veil appears to be almost weightless as it gently floats over your hair and face. 

Traditional veil styles such as the elbow length, fingertip, chapel and cathedral styles are typically attached at the back of the head with a comb, bobby pins can be added for a little extra security depending on your hair type, style, and length.

Perhaps the most versatile when it comes to choices of placement for your veil is the Chignon and updos (high or low).  Depending on how much you want to accent your wedding day hairstyle from the back you have options to go over or under with your veil placement.  To really add a 360 degree highlight to your hair style opt for placement to the underside of your bun, twist or knot. 

Femme fatale curls pair perfectly with your veil for a stunning and romantic look.  The trick to giving this look stay put power is adding a few extensions or a head band to your style for the day.  This gives the veil something to grab onto eliminating the need for extra bobby pins to  keep it from slip sliding away.   Bonus factor, the added extensions will give your locks that little bit of extra va va voom in volume.

We leave you today with the classic birdcage veil, typically it easily clips into the hair making it a fantastic option for shorter styles with pure hollywood glam.

Bonus tip!  Whatever hairstyle or veil style you choose or are considering bring your veil with you to your trial, your Makeup In The 702 Stylist will work with you to achieve the perfect placement of your veil and other accessories to create your picture perfect bridal look.

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