Bridal Hairstyles With Veil Ideas

Wedding Hairstyles That Work Well With Veils

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Updated on August 30, 2017
Combine the classic look of a veil with a hairstyle that stuns.
Photo by Phillip Van Nostrand

A veil serves as the classic finishing touch to your bridal hairstyle, second to putting on your gorgeous gown. But, one important question comes into play before you walk down the aisle: What the heck am I going to do with my hair? Brides need not worry, as nearly every wedding hairstyle can be worn with a veil, but placement is key. If you’re rocking a low bun for the big day, secure your veil underneath the updo for a more unexpected take. Or, if you want your waves flowing in the wind, a cathedral-length veil placed over the head can be very romantic (also very traditional). Simply put, there are no rules!

Whether you’re contemplating an updo with your veil, or looking to show off your long tresses, we have all the inspiration you need. Continue scrolling for styles that will make you swoon.

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This bride let her romantic curls take center stage by cinching her veil a few inches below her crown.

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This bride let her romantic curls take center stage by cinching her veil a few inches below her crown.

We can't decide what we love more: this bride's trendy blunt cut or her sweeping veil.

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We can’t decide what we love more: this bride’s trendy blunt cut or her sweeping veil.

You can still rock a veil with a laid-back hairstyle. It's all about placement.

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You can still rock a veil with a laid-back hairstyle. It’s all about placement.

Add a bit of flair to your beach waves by parting hair in the middle, and creating two fun twists at the sides.

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Add a bit of flair to your beach waves by parting hair in the middle, and creating two fun twists at the sides.

A high bun and dramatic veil are a match made in heaven.

Photo by Phillip Van Nostrand

A high bun and dramatic veil are a match made in heaven.

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A slick high bun is both totally chic and modern.

Photo by Erich McVey

A slick high bun is both totally chic and modern.

This bride accented her veil and beautifully tousled waves with pale pink roses.

Photo by Karen Kristian

This bride accented her veil and beautifully tousled waves with pale pink roses.

Liven up your updo by adding twists (like this stunning bride) or braids at the sides.

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Liven up your updo by adding twists (like this stunning bride) or braids at the sides.

Fashion designer Carly Cushnie added a veil to the back of her head, allowing her curls to take focus.

Photo by Ashley Sears

Fashion designer Carly Cushnie added a veil to the back of her head, allowing her curls to take focus.

If you're looking to achieve a half-up, half-down style, add two or three short strands of hair to frame the face.

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If you’re looking to achieve a half-up, half-down style, add two or three short strands of hair to frame the face.

Voluminous waves and a veil cinched at the back of the head are perfect for minimal brides.

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Voluminous waves and a veil cinched at the back of the head are perfect for minimal brides.

Actress Carlson Young rocked a soft fishtail braid underneath her veil.

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Actress Carlson Young rocked a soft fishtail braid underneath her veil.

Short hair, don't care. A veil can still be worn perfectly with pixi cuts.

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Short hair, don’t care. A veil can still be worn perfectly with pixi cuts.

Although this bride is rocking a modern bob, the veil is traditionally placed at the top of her head.

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Although this bride is rocking a modern bob, the veil is traditionally placed at the top of her head.

For bohemian brides, a relaxed updo with loose strands can still work perfectly well with a veil.

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For bohemian brides, a relaxed updo with loose strands can still work perfectly well with a veil.

A wavy bob and sweeping veil prove to be a stylish combination.

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A wavy bob and sweeping veil prove to be a stylish combination.

Don't be afraid to pump up the volume. As opposed to a slick back ponytail, opt for loose, romantic strands.

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Don’t be afraid to pump up the volume. As opposed to a slick back ponytail, opt for loose, romantic strands.

Two hair accessories are better than one. In addition to her veil, this bride enhanced her updo with a jeweled headpiece.

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Two hair accessories are better than one. In addition to her veil, this bride enhanced her updo with a jeweled headpiece.

A simple updo is instantly brought to life with a french braid from the nape of the neck towards the crown.

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A simple updo is instantly brought to life with a french braid from the nape of the neck towards the crown.

Sleek and simple, a low bun can get you from ceremony to reception without fail.

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Sleek and simple, a low bun can get you from ceremony to reception without fail.

Beach waves are a classic. It's no wonder we love them so much.

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Beach waves are a classic. It’s no wonder we love them so much.

Undoubtedly romantic, this bride added a gorgeous flower crown to accentuate her dutch braid.

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Undoubtedly romantic, this bride added a gorgeous flower crown to accentuate her dutch braid.

Bride in Elan Wedding Dress

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A glossy low bun is stunningly sophisticated, and the love the pop of gold detail along this bride’s veil is a great touch.