For most brides, the wedding ensemble includes a veil of some sort. It doesn’t matter where you marry, in front of a waterfall or by the ocean, a flattering veil is always appropriate. From multi-layered short veils to the long, flowing cathedral style, veils are inserted into the hair using a comb. Depending on your wedding hairdo, the veil may be inserted at top, back or even the crown of your head. There are two things to remember about wearing a veil comb, you want it to look pretty but feel comfortable and you don’t want to lose it!
Inserting a Bridal Comb
- Style your hair like you intend to wear it at your wedding. Look at your head and decide where to insert the bridal comb. For the best fit, the curve of the comb should fit snugly against your head. Gather the fabric back and ease the comb into your hair at a 45-degree angle. Apply a little pressure to the comb, sliding it in at a 45-degree angle. The curved or concave part of the comb should rest flush against your head.
- Choose bobby pins that match the color of your hair; you don’t want your admirers to see the pins. Slide the pins at each side of the comb to keep it in place.
- With both hands, press the comb down on both ends. Give the veil a gentle tug to make sure it stays in place. You may need to add a few more pins for security. Use your clean hands to fluff up the veil. Look in the mirror to make sure your veil is even.
Keep in mind that if you plan to wear a tiara, you’ll need to space it away from the veil comb. These combs can overlap and pinch your scalp.
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