Wedding hairstyles with a veil

Wedding hairstyles with a veil: stylish looks and recommendations for selection

On the day of the wed­ding, the bride should be the most beau­ti­ful. It is not only the dress and make­up that plays a role here, but also the hair­style. A spe­cial attribute is a veil, it is a sym­bol of inno­cence. There­fore, think­ing over the wed­ding image, it is nec­es­sary to pay great atten­tion to the com­bi­na­tion of hair­styles and veils.

Veil and its types

When choos­ing a hair­style for a wed­ding look, it is nec­es­sary to take into account the pres­ence of a veil. Depend­ing on the length and type of this wed­ding acces­so­ry, a hair­style is select­ed. It should be under­stood that if you have a long mul­ti-lay­ered veil, then it does not make sense to make com­plex weaves, since they will not be vis­i­ble. Con­sid­er the main types of veils and their com­bi­na­tion with hair­styles.

The cathedral

The longest of all avail­able types. It is this option that is shown in roman­tic for­eign films. Remem­ber how a beau­ti­ful bride walks down the aisle in the church, and behind her is a weight­less train, the length of which can reach up to four meters. It looks very nice in the pic­ture, but in life it caus­es a lot of incon­ve­nience. There­fore, many beau­ties, who have dreamed of just such an option since child­hood, put on a sim­i­lar mod­el only for an offi­cial cer­e­mo­ny, and then either remove it or replace it with a more con­ve­nient and short­er option.

It can­not be said that a veil great­ly lim­its the bride in choos­ing a hair­style. The clas­sic option is hair gath­ered at the back of the head or a high bump.

But with dif­fer­ent mount­ing options, curls can also be made. If the veil does not have embroi­dery and oth­er dec­o­ra­tions, then fresh flow­ers can be used. This will cre­ate a very roman­tic and orig­i­nal look.

Don’t for­get the dress too. With such a clas­sic ver­sion of the veil, long fit­ted dress­es to the floor will look best.

Then the veil will gen­tly flow along it and fall to the floor. Puffy skirts will pre­vent the “free fall” of a del­i­cate veil, it will lie on the dress below the waist, which will ruin the impres­sion.


Also quite a long veil, but it has a very short train. It is most prac­ti­cal if it lies neat­ly on the train of the dress. You can be sure that it will not get dirty at least until the offi­cial cer­e­mo­ny. If a pho­to shoot is planned in nature, then the bride will have to take care not to stain the veil.

As for the dress, the options with a small train look the most advan­ta­geous.

This, of course, is not very con­ve­nient. But it’s worth it if you’ve always dreamed of appear­ing at your own wed­ding as a Dis­ney princess. Since most often the veil-chapel is attached to the top of the head, the appro­pri­ate hair­styles are cho­sen. It can be cones, and high tails, and bunch­es.


The best option for those who want a long veil, but do not want to endure incon­ve­nience. Its length cor­re­sponds to the height of the bride and bare­ly touch­es the floor.

There will be no need to be afraid that with inac­cu­rate move­ment or in the dance you will acci­den­tal­ly step on the train.

It can be either sin­gle lay­er or mul­ti­lay­er.

You can also pro­vide a veil that will hide the face of the bride before the cer­e­mo­ny. You can choose your hair­style accord­ing to your choice. Both com­plex hair­styles with weav­ing and loose curls look beau­ti­ful.

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Ensure that the veil is secure­ly fas­tened to the head, as its length also affects the weight.


An inter­est­ing option for those who want to bring zest to their image. If you have been read­ing Shake­speare since child­hood, then you will be pleased to know that this par­tic­u­lar mod­el is called “Juli­et’s hat” in Europe. It is a cap (or ban­dan­na) made of a veil that gath­ers at the back of the head and falls down in a “water­fall”.

For this option, dress­es in retro style are select­ed. The image is com­plete and orig­i­nal. The hat itself is dec­o­rat­ed with lace, stones or flow­ers (both liv­ing and dec­o­ra­tive). At the same time, you should choose a dress so that it sup­ports the theme and match­es the pat­tern (dec­o­ra­tion) of the veil. As for hair­styles, the “hat” impos­es its own lim­i­ta­tions.

You can’t make lush hair. But smooth licked hair will sup­port the image.


This is an exact trans­la­tion of the Eng­lish name blush­er. The point is that part of the veil cov­ers the entire face of the bride dur­ing the cer­e­mo­ny. This gives the impres­sion that the girl shy­ly hides the blush on her cheeks. After the veil leans back.

There­fore, when choos­ing a hair­style, it will be nec­es­sary to ensure that it looks great both under the veil and with­out it.

This ver­sion of the veil is one of the most roman­tic and del­i­cate. It gives the impres­sion of a girl — a rid­dle. As for the bride’s attire, it can be both puffy dress­es with a frame and fit­ted mod­els.


Anoth­er name for this mod­el is Span­ish. This is a tra­di­tion­al ele­ment of the image of the bride from sun­ny Spain and the Mediter­ranean coun­tries. Very del­i­cate fab­ric with beau­ti­ful lace along the entire length. It can be com­plete­ly woven from beau­ti­ful pat­terns and motifs. A fea­ture is the unusu­al way of its fas­ten­ing. She seems to be thrown over her head, like a scarf.

Every­one under­stands that with­out addi­tion­al invis­i­ble ele­ments (invis­i­ble, hair­pins, etc.), it sim­ply will not hold. Too lush hair­style will not work, as the part that cov­ers the head will press it.

But loose beau­ti­ful curls are quite appro­pri­ate. A high pony­tail or bump will also stand out strong­ly and give the image an absur­di­ty.


But this ver­sion of the veil seems to be cre­at­ed for high beams. On a beau­ti­ful hair­pin (it can be made of pearls, with nat­ur­al flow­ers or cov­ered with rhine­stones), a veil with many folds is attached. Thus, vol­ume is cre­at­ed, and the veil falls apart along the hair­style and shoul­ders. There are no spe­cial restric­tions on the out­fit.

Here you can try on clas­sic options, and neck­line, and even short mod­els.


If you do not want to use a long veil, but hon­or the tra­di­tions, then the veil option is per­fect for you. This is a short veil that does not even reach the shoul­ders. Made from mesh or tulle. The fab­ric should keep its shape well, oth­er­wise it will lie on the head like a rag. The short form gives free­dom when choos­ing a hair­style. Retro out­fits look ele­gant, but you can find a mod­el that will go well with a puffy dress with many lay­ers.

How to choose a dress for the type of face and figure?

Depend­ing on the type of face and fig­ure, you can stop at the fol­low­ing types of hair­styles and veils.

  • Square face. The sharp line of the cheek­bones can be smoothed out with a volu­mi­nous hair­style and a cas­cad­ing veil that will gen­tly envel­op the oval of the face.
  • Round face. Choose mod­els of veils and hair­styles that hide cheeks. That is, two ver­ti­cal lines should form along the face. Whether it will be a veil or hair, you decide.
  • Long face. You should not con­sid­er mod­els that lie in straight lines along the entire length. It is bet­ter to pay atten­tion to the lush options that envel­op the face. It will seem that it is just thin, and not elon­gat­ed.
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  • Oval face. There are no hard lim­its here. We can say that this face shape is uni­ver­sal, and any options are suit­able for it.
  • Chub­by. It is nec­es­sary to visu­al­ly stretch the fig­ure due to the veil and dress. Heels come to the res­cue, not very puffy floor-length dress­es and a veil flow­ing along the body.
  • With wide hips. To visu­al­ly hide this flaw, choose the length of the veil to the fin­ger­tips. So that there is no obvi­ous empha­sis on the hips. And bal­anced pro­por­tions will cre­ate the illu­sion of an ide­al fig­ure.
  • Low stature. Choos­ing huge heels and a floor-length dress will be a mis­take. This will make the sit­u­a­tion even worse. It is bet­ter to give pref­er­ence to out­fits of medi­um length or com­plete­ly short (if the fig­ure allows).
  • High. And here, a long, flow­ing floor-length dress is what you need. Who can be more ele­gant than such a frag­ile and ten­der bride? A veil is also cho­sen to the floor or even with a train.
  • Skin­ny. There are no spe­cial restric­tions. A veil to the waist or hips looks very advan­ta­geous.

Hair Styling

Each girl her­self choos­es whether to pre­fer fash­ion trends or choose clas­sic wed­ding hair­styles with a veil. In any case, spe­cial atten­tion should be paid to lay­ing. On the one hand, it should be beau­ti­ful and ele­gant, on the oth­er hand, it should be com­fort­able and not dete­ri­o­rate by the evening. But fix­ing var­nish­es do an excel­lent job with the lat­ter task.

With a bang

Straight bangs cre­ate a clear geom­e­try. It looks very styl­ish. But this option is not suit­able for every­one.

Make sure that dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion it does not fly apart, but lies in an even, smooth sheet.

With curls and loose curls, bangs will look very roman­tic. But it is bet­ter to refuse com­plex weav­ing and braids. So, in the pres­ence of a veil and oth­er acces­sories, the image can become over­loaded.

Slant­i­ng bangs are less demand­ing and cre­ate a more roman­tic vibe. With a braid or fleece, almost all options are accept­able here. Both the first and this type of bangs go well with a dia­dem. If you want to feel like a real princess, then no one will stop you from doing this. The dia­dem in most cas­es is locat­ed at the base of the bangs.

Long bangs are already hard­ly rem­i­nis­cent of the clas­sic ver­sion. It seems that this is already part of the bulk of the hair. The strands can lie freely along the face or be pulled back. In the lat­ter case, the hair­style is dec­o­rat­ed on top with a small dia­dem, head­band, comb.

Con­trary to pop­u­lar belief, an image with bangs is easy to match with a veil. It does­n’t mat­ter if your hair is blond, red or dark.

But just do not try to fit every­thing in one out­fit at once. With a crown and a veil at the same time, you will no longer look fash­ion­able and styl­ish.

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Loose hair

To date, there are two main trends in wed­ding hair­styles with loose hair. This is either a per­fect­ly smooth smooth sur­face of the hair, or curls (but not elas­tic, but as if slight­ly bloom­ing). The lat­est mod­el looks good with a wreath of flow­ers.

If the hair is long, then you can cre­ate the illu­sion that they seem to be acci­den­tal­ly inter­twined with each oth­er, but at the same time remain free of braids and tails. Both the first and sec­ond options will look inter­est­ing in the Malvin­ka styling. This is when strands from the tem­po­ral region (on one side and the oth­er) are pulled back and fas­tened togeth­er.


Whether the curls are col­lect­ed from below or tak­en into a high bump, such hair­styles always look very neat. Just do not fence on the head “Baby­lon”, as was cus­tom­ary in the near zero. That is, it seems that the hair is col­lect­ed, but on top there are a lot of small curls, braids and bou­ton­nieres, and this is all togeth­er.

Although this is an unusu­al and sig­nif­i­cant day of your life, you should give pref­er­ence to nat­u­ral­ness and sim­plic­i­ty.

This is much more dif­fi­cult to achieve. But an expe­ri­enced styl­ist can do every­thing.

With braids

It is sim­ply impos­si­ble to list all pos­si­ble vari­ants of braids and their com­bi­na­tions. It can be open­work, Greek or small braids, form­ing tricky weaves. Con­tact the mas­ter in advance and do a dress rehearsal of the hair­style. After all, you don’t build some­thing like this on your head every day, and there­fore you can’t be sure that the image will look good.


He can be very strict and slick. There are also loos­er options, such as Ital­ian (when the strands, as if by acci­dent, fell out of the bun­dle) or with weav­ing. With any of the options, the veil looks great. And even if dur­ing the main cel­e­bra­tion you want to take it off, the image will not lose its ele­gance and fes­tiv­i­ty.

For the wedding

Most often, they choose an image with a veil cov­er­ing the head. As for the hair­style itself, it can be arbi­trar­i­ly dif­fer­ent. Accord­ing to tra­di­tion, it is believed that hair should not be loose. If you lis­ten and fol­low all the exist­ing super­sti­tions, then it is still unknown what will come out of the image in the end.

Remem­ber that get­ting mar­ried and get­ting mar­ried are two dif­fer­ent events. (although they are relat­ed).

And if for a wed­ding you can freely choose a chic puffy dress embroi­dered with stones and rhine­stones, then for a wed­ding it is bet­ter to choose a more mod­est option.

This will empha­size the solem­ni­ty and impor­tance of the moment.

Successful examples and options

It is dif­fi­cult to say which hair­style and veil mod­el is ide­al. Every woman is dif­fer­ent and every woman has her own pref­er­ences. Of great impor­tance is also how she imag­ines the ide­al image of the bride: whether it will be a Greek-style hair­style or with a head­band, shell or tiara. We will only present a few suc­cess­ful exam­ples of wed­ding images.

  • A bunch of fresh flow­ers.
  • Wed­ding image with a veil — a bell tow­er.
  • Wed­ding hair­style with veil Spaniard.

For infor­ma­tion on how to prop­er­ly fas­ten a veil on long flow­ing hair, see the video.