Help! Clueless about veils and hair combs

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

For practicality, I may be easier to put the comb on the veil. However. If you want to wear the comb by itself, no veil at the reception, you’ll have to do seperate combs. Have you conspidered a hair clamp/clip? It may stay in your fine hair a little better. best of luck

Post # 6
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@copperbird90:  Your stylist will prob tease the area and create a little bit of volume or a small bump in the hair in the area where the veil will be. Most stylist will use exta bobby pics to make sure it is secure! I wore my hair up on he side and my stylist created volume in the crown and secured the veil right below it. I wore a comb on the side.

If you are wearing you hair up, you could wear the comb in the back or on the side….either placement would be pretty for your comb!

Post # 7
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@copperbird90:  I was thinking more like the second picture. But its completely up to you. And as weddingbound said, your hair person should be able to help out too:)

Post # 8
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have super fine hair as well, and I actually found that plastic combs stay better in my hair than metal ones (contrary to what is usually the case). They metal ones are heavier, so their weight makes them side right out, while the plastic ones stay in. 

Post # 9
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My veil is on a metal comb which is supposed to be best if you want to remove the veil for the reception. I’m planning on wearing a separate pretty comb under the veil as I want the veil placed higher up then the comb for the reception and would rather not fiddle

with the comb myself

Post # 10
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ll pipe in an overwhelm you! 🙂  You basically pick the look you want, and your hairstylist will work magic and make it happen. 

There are veils you can get that would be pinned on (not with a comb, usually) like a juliet cap, drop veil or a birdcage or similar.  It sounds like you want a fingertip length, so You might want to look at the juliet cap styles (still probably not difficult to make), as these will rest around the back/top of your head and are usually clipped or pinned on the sides.  A drop veil rests over your head.

There’s also a mantilla style veil that is edged in lace and rests on the top of your head, typically, secured by a comb. 

A headpiece will be set in your hair where you want it, based on your style, usually, this will sit under the veil during the ceremony.  If you go with a tiara, typically, your veil will go behind it.

Since you have thin hair, I would recommend a single layer with some gathering by the comb, to give it a bit of lift.  If you want the face piece (known as a blusher, you can create a smaller tulle veil on a smaller comb, so it can be easily moved/removed.

Probably a lot more than you wanted, but I hope it helps somewhat.  🙂

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