Ask the experts: picking a hairstyle to suit your headpiece or accessory

We asked hairstylists what look they’d pair with circlets, hair combs, veils and floral crowns


From left: Lisa suggests this look if you opt for a comb; Annabel wedding hair comb, £150, Rosie Willett Designs

Lisa Ivone, Lisa Ivone Hair
“This beautiful, voluminous style is a modernised version of a classic. The length is texturised, backcombed and then loosely curled to create body and definition. Each waved piece is then brought to the back of the head and pinned in place like a jigsaw. This style has a classy quality which complements most hair types, so it’s pretty popular with brides. A hair comb can easily be slotted in to the back (in this case a delicate but effective spray of tiny pearls). It is a striking addition and adds just enough detail without being over the top or too blingy.”


From left: Laura created a style that blended the old with the new for this bride (photo: Karl Double Photos); Flora rose gold headband, £49, About Eve

Laura Courtie, Laura Courtie Hair
“A circlet creates a contemporary twist on traditional bridal hair. This bride wanted to achieve a vintage feel, so we opted for a half-up, half-down style with face-framing sections and lots of volume. I put my own spin on the look by adding a braid – bringing another dimension to the style. I placed the circlet across her forehead before pinning the sides underneath. This style shows off the accessory well while allowing the hair to be largely worn down, which I know feels more comfortable for some brides.”

Floral crown

From left: Shona’s hair was woven around her crown (photo: Fraser Stewart Photography; Floral crown made with home-grown blooms, £POA, Cloudberry Flowers

Lesley McCormick, Pamper & Polish
“Bride Shona opted for a soft and tousled updo for her wedding. I left out lots of tendrils around her face to add a relaxed and effortless feel, before intertwining and weaving some sections of her hair along areas of the floral crown to connect the front of the style with the back. The floral crown, created by the girls at Glasgow’s Little Botanica, was secured to her head using kirbies. To ensure it stayed put throughout the day, it was also tied at the back of the bride’s head with a matching ribbon.”


From left: Louise’s bride chose a Golden age glamour look for her big day; Style BV1705, £POA, Blossom Veils

Louise Hughes, Louise Hughes Hair
“My first thought when a bride comes to me saying she’s chosen to wear a veil as her wedding hair accessory is to style the hair down. My favourite options for this include Hollywood waves or soft, boho tresses. It’s really flattering to see hair down both sides at the front of the face when wearing a veil – the fullness of the hair is shown off to its best advantage. In particular, a veil with lace edge detailing works really well when the hair is down and worn in a centre parting. It really frames the face and allows the soft fabric detailing to shine.”