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Your Wedding Hair and Your Veil

After you have found the perfect wedding dress, and the perfect veil to go with it, the challenge is to create a bridal hairstyle to compliment the overall picture. Be sure to arrange one or two appointments with your hairdresser, well in advance of the wedding day, for practice runs. Once you and your hairdresser are confident about how your hair should be styled, you can relax and know that your wedding day look will be picture perfect.

This veil is attached to a beautiful crown of lace and pearls. The hair is styled to complete the effect. First, all the hair is back-combed, brushed smoothly and pinned high on the head. The bangs are styled into place and any hair that is too short to stay up comfortably is curled into tendrils. The crown is then placed on the head with the remaining hair pulled through the opening. After making sure that the headpiece is secure, small pieces of hair are curled and placed. Some curls may be pinned into place while others are secured with hairspray. Curls are moved and replaced until the overall effect is achieved. The hairstyle and veil become one lovely frame for the bride’s face.

This mantilla type veil is perfect for a simple, serene effect. If the bride’s hair is long, it may be formed into secure rolls.If shorter or layered it may be combed into soft curls at the back of her head. Back-combing and hairspray may be needed to support the weight of the veil. Without adequate support, the veil may pull down and collapse the hairstyle during the ceremony. Make sure to have a trial run to make sure the style and veil will stay in place.
Wedding bobThe bride may not want to wear her hair in an updo style. In this case her hair is styled in the face-framing style of her choice. However, firm back-combing is placed in the crown to hold the veil in place. After the ceremony, the veil may be removed easily and the hairstyle repaired by smoothing the area where the veil was attached.

Naturally curly hair may need only a small amount of back-combing to support the veil.

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