Wearing a veil is a very special part of being a bride. It can be difficult to figure out how to pair a veil with a short haircut, however, both in terms of style and stability. These are some great ideas on bridal veils for short hair.


The number one concern for brides with short hair when it comes to veils is, "how can I keep it from slipping out?" There is no question that the less hair you have, the more difficult it is to anchor your veil and give it some stability. However, don't let that discourage you from wearing a bridal veil if it is something you would like to do. With a bit of creativity in your hairstyle, and some help from your bridal hair jewelry, you will be able to wear a beautiful veil for your wedding.


The first step in selecting a veil for short hair is to speak with your hairstylist. It also depends just how short your hair really is, and whether you intend to grow it a little longer for the wedding. If you have a chin length bob, you will have more options than you may think. Hair of that length can actually be pulled back into a French twist, which will make securing a veil much easier. Simply place the metal comb of the veil into your hair above the twist. Tuck a few hairpins or a crystal jeweled comb into the side of the twist, and you will have an elegant look that is perfect with any length veil.

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nother option for chin length hair is to have your stylist pull back just a little at the crown. A good hairstylist can use that little section of hair to create an anchor for the comb of a veil, either by backcombing or even creating tiny braids underneath the top layer of hair; the little braids would be invisible, in other words, but make an excellent anchor for the veil. With the rest of your hair remaining chin length, a shorter veil tends to look more in proportion than a long one. A waist length veil with a ribbon edge would be darling; top it off with bridal hair jewelry such as a pearl beaded comb tucked right in front of the veil. One nice thing about a shortie veil is that it is so comfortable that you can wear it for the entire wedding, right through the end of the reception (a good thing, too, as it might be hard to pull the comb out of your backcombing or tiny braids without making a mess of your hairdo).


Even brides whose hair is too short to pull back at all can still wear a veil. The most surefire way to secure a bridal veil in very short hair is by stitching it to a wreath or circlet. The best wreaths are made on slightly flexible frames which can actually be gently bent to conform to the shape of your head for a perfect fit. Sometimes there will be a small metal comb in the front of the wreath which will go into the hair on the top of your head (helpful if your hairstyle has enough hairspray to hold the comb). The veil then flows down the back of the wreath in a very woodland fairy effect. A calf length veil with minimal fullness would be ideal (anything longer will add weight and increase the likelihood the wreath will slip backwards). The key to a bridal wreath is to keep the embellishments on it extremely dainty so that you do not look like a flower girl.


If a wreath is not your style, think about choosing a jaunty cap with a bit of netting instead of a traditional veil. It is a very chic and modern look which is ideally suited to short hair. A birdcage veil can be a great compromise between a traditional veil and going without a veil for a bride with a short haircut. It allows you to show off your modern hairstyle while still feeling like a romantic bride.

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