Hair Accessories: The Finishing Touch to Your Bridal Look

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LOLA KNIGHT - LILLIAN - DELICATE FLOWER WEDDING VEIL - IVORY
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Your wedding day isn’t called the big day for no reason – it’s one of the most important days in your life, so, naturally, you want to feel and look your best. As the bride, you care about your gown and shoes as much as you care about the additional touches in the form of accessories that make the whole outfit complete. As such, the hair details matter equally as much as the jewellery, makeup, and nail décor.

In addition to the beautiful hairstyle, most brides decide to introduce delicate bridal hair accessories that are equally functional as aesthetic. Besides keeping the hair in place to withstand all the dancing you’d put it through, these details are also crucial for tying the whole look together. They’re especially useful when your gown is stylish but isn’t that big on the embellishments, so you could do with adding some extra detail.

Popular Types of Hair Accessories for Brides

LOLA KNIGHT - PIPER BEADED TULLE BOW - IVORY
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When you’re shopping for the cherry on top of your bridal look, i.e. the hair pieces, you’re faced with a variety of choices. From the more traditional and ornate to the modern and simple, there’s something for every bride. 

Veil

LOLA KNIGHT - IRIS - PEARL AND FEATHER WEDDING VEIL - IVORY
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This particular style of wedding hairpiece has a long history, dating back to the Romans, and is still incredibly popular today due to the opulence it gives an outfit. It’s an accessory that’s very useful and fits numerous hairstyles, especially considering that it’s available in various styles, lengths, and designs. 

From the more ornate with extra bling (e.g. zirconia, pearl), to the simple and unembellished, it’s made from different materials ranging from elegant silk to delicate tulle. It can be used in combination with other accessories, like hairpins and clips, or even tiaras, depending on how much impact you want to create.

Tiara

HEATHER - ELEGANT FLORAL BRIDAL CROWN
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As traditional as the veil, the tiara is one of the classic options available nowadays for a bride looking for a more traditional look. Still, this type of bridal hair accessory can also be found in a range of designs, so there’s something for the brides towards a more modern take on the classic choice. Embellishments can vary, from rhinestones to Swarovski crystals, and even freshwater pearls, creating different effects. 

Whether you’re up for a more elaborate piece or could do with something simpler yet still sophisticated, the right bridal retailer can provide you with the ideal hair piece. Nowadays, it’s possible to find tiaras that can be worn like headbands, flat against the head, as opposed to vertical in shape. In case you’re after something even more traditional, however, you can always wear a crown and feel like a true princess. 

Headband

A'EL ESTE - AMADI - BRIDAL BEADED HEADBAND - WHITE
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As a more modern take on the tiara, the headband is great for the bride who wants to choose the perfect contemporary hairpiece for the perfect contemporary dress. From the more opulent padded design to the simpler metal design with metallic detailing, the options for wedding hair accessories are endless. The beauty of the headband is that it’s great for adding a delicate touch, no matter the length of your hair, or your style. They work great with shoulder-length hair as well as with shorts.

Hair Vine

CARMELLA - TWIN ROW MIXED BRIDAL HAIR VINE
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A bride who’s after more flexibility than tiaras or headbands should consider this type of accessory. Whichever way you choose to have your hair on the big day, loose or in a bun, or in a braid, the vine is easy to add into the mix. Available in a range of designs, the beauty of it is that it can be used in your looks even after the wedding. This is especially true for the more contemporary designs.

Comb

Want to get even more flexibility with the hair? Consider combs as your go-to bridal hair pieces that can be the perfect finishing touch to an already well-detailed look. Nothing too overwhelming, combs can be used on their own or in combination with veils and can be the ideal solution for a bride who wants to go from an elegant updo in the afternoon, to relaxed loose hair in the evening. 

Hairpin and Hair Clip

MARQUISE CRYSTAL BRIDAL HAIR PIN TRIO
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Want to add glam in a smaller dose? Consider the help of hairpins and hair clips. Ideal for short hair as well as fine and thick hair alike, they can assist you with getting that flawless bridal look with no loose strands of hair bothering you. Small and delicate yet highly elegant, they’re also affordable and easy to style, even when your wedding is far behind. Moreover, they’re perfect for casual as well as dressier occasions.

How to Pick a Bridal Hair Piece?

LOLA KNIGHT - NADINE - PEARL AND FLOWER LACE WEDDING VEIL - IVORY
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As already stated, this is a type of accessory that serves as the cherry on top of the rest of your look. As such, it’s essential to keep the rest of your bridal look essential when selecting the ideal hair piece. 

Think Your Hairstyle Through

Don’t choose something that differs from your style. Your style is what matters when you select the venue, the décor, your gown and your shoes, so it shouldn’t be any different with the hair and hair pieces either. If your hair is something classic, like an updo that’s ornate and stylish on its own, consider something classic too, like a tiara, or a veil/comb combination. If it’s something more modern, metallic pieces for a loose look and hairpins are ideal.

Choose Something that Complements the Dress

LOLA KNIGHT - DELANIE - DOUBLE TIER FLOWER LACE WEDDING VEIL - IVORY
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As the gown is the main element of your bridal look, it’s only natural to consider it the base. If your dress is already ornate on its own and has a lot of embellishments, it’s advisable to avoid the hairpiece altogether or choose something very simple. If you could do with some texture, however, consider the rest of the elements, like the jewellery and the shoe details, to create a cohesive look by combining the hair piece detailing.