We all know that a veil completes a wedding look effortlessly. A wedding gown will look beautiful by itself, but a veil takes it to the next level. But figuring out what to do with your hair can be a bride’s worst nightmare.
You’re going to want to find the perfect hairstyle that suits your hair length, the type of veil, and your style of dress. Luckily for you, we have found the 15 most classic wedding hairstyles to wear with a veil!
Chignon and Low Bun Hairstyles
Chignons and low bun hairstyles are an effortlessly elegant hairstyle to pair with a veil.
Whether you want to have a tight or loose bun, it’s a lovely way to bring attention to your face. This way you can go all out with the makeup, and people will only be looking at your beautiful smile.
Chignons and low bun do’s are very versatile with veils because you can either wear the veil over the bun or tucked underneath the bun. Generally speaking, those with shorter veils prefer to put them underneath a chignon bun to add a few more inches to the veil.
Also, some people prefer to keep the veil underneath the bun to put the focus on the details in the hair - whether you’re sporting ringlet curls or flowers in your hair.
Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles
Half-up half-down hairstyles are the quickest way to look like a princess.
These do’s offer length and elegance, and often with some extra volume from the elevated half-up style. Topped with a veil and you’ve got the prettiest wedding hairstyle!
If you want to go down the traditional route of having the veil over your face as you walk down the aisle, we recommend opting for a long hairstyle with minimal adjustments.
Not only is this style effortlessly elegant, but long hair do’s (styled in a curled fashion especially) help to elongate the body and veil.
Also, these hairstyles mean you can wear the veil in any way without disrupting the hairstyle as there are no obstructions.
High Bun Hairstyles
High buns are as convenient as they are beautiful. They are great for summer weddings, as it means the bride can keep the hair from her face to provide some cool air.
They also help to elongate the body, and they work brilliantly with both long and short veils. Birdcage veils work really well with high buns, giving the classy and vintage look.
As with low bun hairstyles, the veils on high bun hairstyles can be placed either over or underneath the bun.
The attention will be more on the veil if it covers the bun, whereas the attention will be on the detail of the bun if the veil is tucked underneath it.
The beauty of veils is that they can go with virtually any hairstyle. People who wear hijabs can opt for a white hijab or one that matches the color of their dress, which looks so elegant with a matching veil trailing behind them.
Braids and hairstyles that are styled to the side are slightly more unique in the wedding hairstyle world. These do’s allow for more creativity from the hairstylist - plus braids look extra stunning with gems and flowers embedded into the plaited hair.
Brides-to-be with short hair should not fret, because a long veil will help to elongate the neck and can be used in whatever hairstyle you choose to have. Half-up half-down styles look lovely on short hair as it opens the attention to the bride’s beautiful face. We also like birdcage veils with short hair, as shorter veils create an illusion of longer hair.
So, there you have it! If you are looking for hairstyle inspiration to go with your veil, we hope you have found something along the lines of what you would like for your own wedding.
Fortunately, any hairstyle can go with any veil, because there isn’t a rulebook to abide by! Being a bride is about looking and feeling beautiful, so you have to go with what feels most comfortable to you.