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The Perfect DIY Birdcage Veil Hairstyle

Want to wear a glam birdcage veil for your wedding but still searching for the right hairstyle? Here's a quick and easy DIY way to wear to this fabulous look. This hairstyle is good for longer bobs and hair that skims the shoulders.

DIY Birdcage Veil Hairstyle

This DIY birdcage veil allows for wearing a no-fuss, sophisticated wedding hairstyle. I love the look with an easy, classic French twist. It's a great alternative for brides with medium length hair. Here's how to get this look.

DIY Birdcage Veil Hairstyle

1. Give your hair some texture. Use a medium-sized–barrel curling iron and curl hair away from your face. Follow up with hairspray to lock in curl and allow for hair to be more pliable during styling.

2. Part your hair into three sections consisting of left side, right side, and back.

DIY Birdcage Veil Hairstyle

3. Gather the back portion of your hair into a French twist by making a pony tail near the nape of the neck, lifting the pony tail and tucking it into the fold of the twist. Secure hold and volume by pinning with bobby pins.

4. Tease the remaining hair on each side to add volume, allowing for the hair to drape the sides of the head in a flattering way when pinned backward. Pin the hair on the right side under the twist.

DIY Birdcage Veil Hairstyle

5. Smooth the left third of the hair over the twist and secure with bobby pins.

6. Style face-framing fringe with a little extra curl using your medium-size–barrel curling iron.

DIY Birdcage Veil Hairstyle

7. Anchor the birdcage veil netting on one side; then drape the netting over the face (being watchful of the eyes and lashes) and secure the remaining portion of the net on the other side. Fasten an accent piece to secure the placement of the veil. With birdcage veils, you can either leave them unadorned, or dress them up with florals, feathers or accent pieces.

Here's a Pin-able version with all the steps and a finished shot. Isn't she lovely?

DIY Birdcage Veil Hairstyle

For more hairstyles by Maritza, go to Beauty for Bloggers. Photography by Lindsey Humes of White Oak Creative/The Garden Apt. Modeling by Monica Modzelewski of Caravan of Style. Birdcage Veil Accessory by Tigerlilly.

Maritza Buelvas

Maritza Buelvas is a sought-after master stylist weaving in a sense of whimsy and fashion into her work. Aside from styling, Maritza is focused on providing unique hair instruction, web design and written editorials on her website, www.beautyforbloggers.com. Maritza and her work have been featured in Style Me Pretty, The Chicago Tribune, NBC, Wedding Chicks, WGN, Brides.com and Lifetime Television. Aside from catering to brides and special events, Maritza launched the first — and only — fashion and beauty based breakfast editorial, TheCoquetteBaguette.com. She enjoys interviewing tastemakers, covering trends in romantic travel, and writing about savory finds. She also proudly served as an Editorial Assistant for Giuliana Rancic’s Fab Fit Fun. Maritza resides in Chicago with her husband and two young sons.

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