Wedding Hairstyles for a Tiara & Veil

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Wedding Hairstyles for a Tiara & Veil
Many brides wear both a tiara and a veil on their wedding day. (Bride image by Mat Hayward from

Selecting a hairstyle for a wedding day is one of the most important decisions a bride makes. The wedding hairstyle must match the style of the dress, the atmosphere of the celebration and the personality of the bride. Many brides also choose to wear a tiara and a veil on their special day. Fortunately, you can incorporate tiaras and veils into a wide variety of wedding hairstyles.

Elegant Updos

An elegant updo is a traditional, yet beautiful, wedding hairstyle that works brilliantly with a tiara and veil. Updo options are endless; they can feature tight curls, loose curls, braids, twists, loose waves, chic buns and loose tendrils. The only rule regarding an updo is that all the hair must be pulled off the shoulder and secured against the back of the head. The tiara will sit gracefully on top of the head, with the veil secured directly behind it. For best results, secure the veil into place directly in front of the updo, as seen at As an alternative, place the veil underneath the updo on the backside of the head. In this case, the tiara will simply sit in front of the updo.

Down & Romantic

For brides who prefer a more casual and romantic look, leave the hair down around the face and shoulders. To add an element of romance, add soft waves or curls to the hair. Although it will be slightly more difficult to secure a tiara and veil into place with this hairstyle, it is possible. For best results, visit a professional hairstylist with extensive wedding hairstyling experience. If the style will be done at home, recommends creating two flat pin curls just above the crown of the head. The comb of the veil should be slipped beneath the curls and pinned into place. Place the tiara in front of the comb and pin it into place. Cover the exposed ends of the tiara band with strands of hair.

Sideswept Style

For brides who like the idea of leaving their hair down, yet dislike the idea of their hair getting in the way during the wedding, the side ponytail is a popular alternative. Although this style works best with long hair, brides with short hair can simply add hair extensions at the back of the head. Add loose curls to just over half the length of the hair. Tease some hair at the crown to create volume; this is necessary to hold the veil and tiara in place. Gather the curls to one side and pinned into place at the nape of the neck. Insert the veil into the volumized hair at the crown and secure with pins, if necessary. Insert the tiara just in front of the veil, and rearrange the hair to cover the bands.

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