Hairstyles for a birdcage veil

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Short, sassy and retro, birdcage veils are suited for sophisticated hairstyles. Also known also as blusher veils, cage veils and Madonna veils, they are chin-length and made of heavy netting. They are generally fastened to your hair with combs or hairpins, and give you a chic, vintage look that suits several hairstyles and types of dresses.

Bob and Wave

A bob, coupled with finger waves, provides a vintage look reminiscent of 1920s flappers and is further complemented by the birdcage veil's short, sophisticated netting. The bob and wave are suited for medium-length hair, as finger waving requires your hair to be of sufficient length for shaping and moulding into S-shaped curves with your fingers and comb. The bob and wave works well on curly or straight hair.


A birdcage veil situated atop an elegant and romantic up-do is a memorable bridal look. Updos are popular wedding hairstyles in which your hair is swept up into a classic look. Updos include French twists, loose chignons, French braids and clusters of curls. With these hairstyles, the focus is on your face, and the fastener or clip attached to your birdcage veil can be brilliantly adorned to further accentuate your look.


Birdcage veils are suited for short hair. Short, side-swept fringe that follow the line of the veil are simple and chic, while short, punk-like styles are in keeping with the spunky, rebellious look of the veil. Short and sassy pin curls are also a perfect complement to the retro look of the veil. Other short hairstyles accentuated by a birdcage veil include a pixie and straight bob, as well as blunt and boy cuts.

Long and Loose

Wearing your hair long and loose is a classic feminine style, which boldly contrasts with the short sassiness of a birdcage veil. Adding soft curls to your hair adds additional romance and flirtatiousness to your look, along with embellished veil fasteners situated slightly off-centre. Wearing your part to the side, scooping your hair over one shoulder or creating large, loose waves adds even more drama and intensity to your finished look.

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