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How to wear a wedding veil with your hair down

Choosing the perfect hairstyle for your wedding can be a tricky decision. From romantic updos intertwined with flowers to the classic low chignon, there are a range of beautiful styles to choose. As well as the overall look and comfort of a hairstyle, there are other factors to take into account too. These include the cut and neckline of your dress, whether you have sleeves or wear a cover up, or whether you have a veil or not.

If you envision yourself as a hair down kind of bride, you may be wondering how you go about securing a wedding veil in place. If so, look no further. We’ve drawn upon all of our expertise to bring you the best tips for wearing a veil with your hair down for the big day.

Our Tips For Wearing Your Hair Down With A Veil

Here at Lace & Favour, a large majority of our veils come with a comb attached. These combs are curved and feature loops which follow the shape of the head and allow them to grip your hair more easily. A top concern for a lot of brides looking to achieve the perfect ‘down do’ with a veil is securing it, as there isn’t as much opportunity to nestle the comb when your hair isn’t tied up. But it is achievable, and to stunning effect, too! Here are our tips to help you….

Backcomb Your Hair

Our first tip is to backcomb the section of hair underneath where the veil will sit. Doing so will make your hair thicker, giving the comb for the veil more to grip on to. To do this, simply lift the section of hair where you would like the veil to sit and backcomb the section underneath. You can do this with a brush or fine-tooth comb, starting halfway between your roots and your hand, firmly brushing downwards towards the scalp. When you’re done backcombing, just smooth out the top section with a brush, using light pressure to hide the backcombed sections. You should then be able to nestle the comb into the backcombed section of hair and secure it with one or two hair grips.

Half Up, Half Down

If you’d like a bit of extra security, you can try a half up, half down style. This kind of hairstyle is fantastic for boho brides and woodland weddings, as it looks very romantic and ethereal. To do this, simply take two sections of hair on either side and bring them together to create a small ponytail. Once secured with a hair band, you can insert the comb of the veil into the gathered ponytail for better grip. You could even shake up this style by plaiting each section of hair before bringing them together into a ponytail, which will create two delicate braids!

If you’d like to hide the ponytails for a sleeker down do, try lifting the top layer of hair and creating the ponytails underneath. In doing this you can thicken the hair up but smooth over the top section and nestle the comb down into the ponytails beneath.

Use Plenty Of Hair Pins

A lot of brides think that, with a down do, they should use as little hair accessories as possible. But that’s really not the case. When your hair is loose, it gives less grip for a comb. Therefore, in some cases, it’s really helpful to use hair pins to secure the comb and hair in place, especially if you’re planning on wearing your veil all day!

Other hair accessories can also be used to secure your veil, including hair vines. These beautiful, delicate additions not only look stunning but can work wonders to give you that little bit of added security. Or, if you’re not keen on using plain hair pins, why not consider a few well-placed embellished hair pins with floral details and embellishments for a little extra sparkle?

Hair Accessories & Veils From Lace & Favour

If you’re planning on wearing your hair down for your wedding day, check out our vast selection of wedding veils and hair accessories. From cap veils which look stunning atop gentle curls to dramatic cathedral length veils, whatever your style we’ve got a veil to match. As well as this, our selection of beautiful hair accessories can be effortlessly used to complement your chosen veils, including hair pins, combs, vines, browbands and more!

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