Maybe it’s just me being true to my hair color, but when I got my glorious birdcage veil in the mail I was a little befuddled as to how to wear it. Where should the comb go? Why is it sticking out so much!? Gahh!!!
After a little bit of experimenting, I think I’ve figured it out, and naturally I’d like to share the fruits of my labor with you all! Now, there are a million ways to wear a birdcage veil, which is one of the things I love about it, but this is my particular interpretation.
Here is Miss Powder Puff’s Official Guide to the Birdcage Veil:
1. Open the package and take out your veil. Most birdcage veils have a comb sewn in with the netting gathered around it. It will look like this:
2. There are several different ways to put the veil in your hair. You can place it directly back in your hair, which looks like this:
3. Unless you like a poofy look, you’ll want to bobby pin the veil strategically to get the look you want. I bobby pinned on the sides in the back to reduce the poof.
4. Get creative! This type of veil can be adapted to many different styles, etc. For example, you could also place the comb on the side of your head, to get this look:
Now I’ve reached another crossroad, dear reader, and I need your help to make a decision. I love the look of the veil on the side of my head. BUT, I also really like placing the veil straight back. Check out this evidence of awesomeness: