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The Best Wedding Hair Accessories
2. Feathered Comb
Feathers are a huge trend in weddings right now -- we‘ve seen them as bouquet collars and even on cakes, so it‘s only natural that they‘re now alighting on hair accessories. Though a comb, like the one here, has grippy teeth attached to it, your stylist will need to make sure it‘s totally secure, this is typically done by teasing the lower layers of hair (don‘t worry; your strands will still look smooth on top). Otherwise, as the day goes on, your hair will get slicker and your comb could potentially drop out -- or fly away. 
Ostrich feather hair comb, $55, MegWeddingJewelry.com; gown by Alice Padrul
3. A Simple Veil
Where you place the veil is your prerogative -- it‘s most important that it works with your hairstyle and is comfortable for you. Wearing your hair in a chignon or other low-slung style? Sure, you can place your veil at the crown of your head, but you can also secure it just above your bun (like we did here), showing off more of your lovely locks.
Circular veil, $450, NelsonDLeon.com/frame; gown by Luci Di Bella
4. Fresh Flowers
Wearing fresh flowers in your hair has gone from trend to tradition. Before you set your heart on a certain bud, ask your florist which ones will last without water. Have your florist wire blooms to a hairpin so your stylist can easily arrange them. Another important prep step: Remove any parts of the flower that are coated in pollen (like lily stamens) to avoid dusting your dress.
Prehnite earrings, $295, SuzanneFelsen.com; gown by Luci Di Bella
5. Modern Tiara
A tiara doesn‘t have to mean a princess-inspired look. Think less fairy-tale and more My Fair Lady with a vintage-style asymmetric tiara and a retro-inspired hairstyle. It‘s every bit as regal, but definitely unexpected for a look that‘s done but not overdone.
Brooch headband, $300, HauteBride.com; crystal earrings, $135, StephanieBrowne.com.au; gown by Luci Di Bella
6. Hair Vine
A hair vine, which is held in place by small combs or pins at the end of each "branch," can be drop-dead gorgeous. Since they‘re usually flexible, your stylist can twist it to best accentuate your locks. It‘s a fairly simple procedure for an elaborate look.
Swarovski crystal vine by Debra Moreland for Paris, $510, ParisTiaras.com for stores; Swarovski earrings, $50, MegWeddingJewelry.com; gown by Luci Di Bella
7. A Bold Barrette
Sweep grown-out bangs or long layers off your face with a vintage barrette. But don‘t rely on your hair baubles to do all the work: It‘s important to have your stylist anchor your locks by cross-pinning them and then embellishing them with your accessory. Simply secure it with one bobby pin, and then cross another pin over that, from the opposite direction so that the hair won‘t slip out.
Mother of Pearl barrette, $88, DiannaCastner.com; gold and diamond tassel necklace, $8,500, MauriPioppo.com; gown by Ahhna B. Designs
8. Birdcage Pouf
This style is perfect for the bride who wants the drama of a veil without being totally swathed in tulle. We love it because this look can go from romantic and vintage to edgy and modern depending on how you do it. Another great idea: Wear the tulle pulled over your face for the ceremony, and then use a few bobby pins to tack it into a fabulous pouf for the reception.
Tulle veil by Melody Ginn, $65, BirdcageVeils.com; pearl necklace, $175, VivandIngrid.com; gown by Ahhna B. Designs
9. Hair Jewelry
You can find hair accessories everywhere -- we wrapped a coin pearl necklace around this updo to create an easy (and gorgeous!) embellishment. Use bobby pins to secure the style all around (and of course to hide the clasp). For an alternate look, pin a necklace that varies in width to create the look of a headband or small tiara.
Coin pearl necklace (as bun wrap) by Brooke Berryhill, $580, FleurJewelry.com; crystal earrings, $60, TigerlillyTiaras.com; gown by Luci Di Bella
10. Sunny Flower
Bring in your wedding palette with a fresh flower in an unexpected hue (or pick your favorite color even if it‘s nowhere to be found at the reception). A bold bloom like the red anemone here adds an unexpected pop of color to your ensemble. If you fear the flower becoming bruised after many well-wishing hugs, you may want to wear it only for the ceremony (or use a silk bloom). Or, have your florist create two, and wire each to a long hairpin so that a fresh bud can be easily popped in for the reception.
Pearl and topaz necklace by Brooke Berryhill, $286, FleurJewelry.com
11. Dressed-up ‘Do
Contrasts can make a bold impact. A dramatic, contemporary piece like this transforms a retro-inspired hairstyle. To make it easier for your stylist to work with your hair, and to help your ‘do make it through the day and night, wash your strands the night before the wedding. You don‘t want hair that‘s greasy or dirty, but you also don‘t want it to be too clean.

Sterling silver pony cuff, $420, ColetteMalouf.com
12. Subtle Style
Draw attention to an ornate hairstyle by adding embellished hairpins to draw the eye to different spots. Hairpins are usually sold in sets of two or three, so don‘t be afraid to mix and match -- for example, mix a couple of pearl hairpins in with a crystal set. We chose to mix some petite crystal clusters with larger dangling styles. And remember, it‘s all about asymmetry. Focus on where the pins will look best and draw the most attention, not having them exactly in a row.

Swarovski crystal and sterling silver, $35 each, MegWeddingJewelry.com; Triple Swarovski crystal hairpins, $54 for three, TigerlillyTiaras.com
13. Creative License
If you‘ve got your heart set on a certain hairstyle, finding an accessory to go with it can be tricky territory. Genius solution: Why not create your own? Here, a group of hairpins gives the illusion of a clip or a comb while perfectly following the lines of this elaborate updo. You want your accessories to work in harmony with your total style.

Large orchid hairpin, $195, and petite orchid hairpin, $81, ThomasKnoellDesigns.com
14. Perfectly Pinned
Planning to hide that heirloom brooch on your bouquet wrap? Let it be the center of attention by pinning it to a piece of ribbon. It‘s a fabulous way of combining something old with something new -- headbands are incredibly trendy right now, and ribbon makes this look ultra romantic. Our model‘s hair is down, but this style would be just as pretty with hair worn up.

Black grosgrain ribbon, about $2 per yard, MJTrim.com; Austrian crystal and faux turquoise bead pin by Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun, $125, (212) 944- 6480; quartz and pearl earrings by Brooke Berryhill, $158, FleurJewelry.com
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The Best Wedding Hair Accessories

Top off your wedding day look with the perfect hair accessory.
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1. Skinny Headbands
Double your pleasure with a pair of superskinny headbands. This style is more polished than preppy, and perfect for the bride who wants to look pulled together, but still be comfy. Headbands are easily paired with a veil, which can be placed just behind them for a cool combination.
 
Skinny satin bands, $42 each, ColetteMalouf.com; pearl earrings, $145, SonyaOoten.com; gown by Jessica Zamir
 
Photography by Gregory Manis
Hair by Cody Hepworth for Robert Kree Salon
Makeup by Renee Majour for R.J. Bennett Represents/Becca Cosmetics

 

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