Wedding Hairstyles with a Veil

If you’re a bride-to-be, then you know there are many factors to consider in regards to your big day. One such factor is your hairstyle. There are many different options when it comes to your wedding day hairstyle. Here are some great ideas for wedding hairstyles that incorporate a bridal veil:

Wedding Hairstyles with a Veil
A Braided Updo Holds a Veil Beautifully


One popular choice for brides who are looking for wedding hairstyles with a veil is upswept hairstyles. Try a simple French twist, chignon or topknot for a classic updo that can hold up under heavy tulle. For a lighter veil, you can go with a loosely piled updo that features a few cascading curls around your face for soft drama. Hold your updo in place and attach your veil with a combination of bobby pins that match your haircolor and clear plastic combs.

Curly Updo with Golden Accessories

Bridal Hairstyle - Classic Updo with Curls
Curly Updo with Golden Accessories Updo with Tiara and White Pins Classic Updo with Curls

Loopy Bun Wedding Hairstyle with Veil

Low Bun Wedding Hairstyle with Veil

Loopy Bun Wedding Hairstyle with Veil Low Bun Wedding Hairstyle with Veil  

Half Up, Half Down

Another great option for your wedding hairstyle is half up, half down. Pull the hair at the crown as well as your bangs back from your face and secure with a clip, but allow the rest to fall freely down your back. This is an excellent style because it allows the sophistication of an updo, shows off your face, neck and earrings, lets you have long hair as well and also holds your veil beautifully.

Half Up Half Down Wedding hairstyle with Veil and Tiara
Sleek, Straight, Half Up-Half Down Wedding hairstyle with a Veil and a Tiara

Sleek and Straight

For medium length to long hair, try wearing your hair down in a straight style. After using a smoothing shampoo and conditioner, work a straightening balm through hair. Then using a round brush, blowdry your hair straight until it’s dry. For extra smoothness that lasts, use a straight iron after blowdrying. Mist with a shine serum spray, part either in the middle or to the side, then put your veil on.

Wavy and Romantic

For soft waves, apply a volumizing mousse to damp hair, then blow dry straight as directed above. But instead of using a straight iron, set hair on medium sized hot rollers. Remove rollers after they’ve cooled off and separate curls with fingers. With this style you can part on the middle or side, or you can tease at the roots and sweep hair back from your face for a sultry look like the one sported by Angelina Jolie.

Wavy Wedding Hairstyle with Veil and Tiara
Wavy Wedding Hairstyle with Veil and Tiara

Cute Curls

For spiral curls, apply a curl enhancing mousse, gel or spray to damp hair, then set on skinny spiral rollers or the smallest hot rollers you can find. The key to this style is not to brush curls. Simply fluff a bit with fingers then mist with a light hold hairspray. Secure the tiara at the low angle.

Curly Wedding Hairstyle with Veil
Curly Wedding Hairstyle with Veil

Short and Sassy

For short-haired brides, try a shoulder-length veil and a short pixie cut. Short hair is the perfect thing to show off exquisite earrings. If your hair is short but longer than a pixie cut, try setting it on large hot rollers and sweeping it off your face for an elegant, voluminous look.

Bridal Hairstyle - Side Parting with Flowers
Side Parted Short Wedding Hair with Flowers

A Few Tips:

When trying out hairstyles for your wedding day, always try the veil on before deciding on a style. ¬†Keep our Checklist for a Perfect Wedding Hairstyle with you at all times and start working on your hair upto six months before your wedding if possible. Some styles simply go better with certain veils than others. Also, try not to wash your hair on the same day as you style it. Hair that’s a little dirty has more grip and takes styling better. Try a scented powder like Cake Beauty Satin Sugar Hair and Body Powder to absorb oil and a delectable fragrance.