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How to Use a Bridal Comb

April 18, 2014 2 min read

There are many types of bridal combs and a number of ways to use them. Whether you’re securing your veil or adding some sparkle to an updo, you can’t go wrong with a bridal comb.


What is a Bridal Hair Comb?

Bridal hair combs consist of some sort of adornment and a row of “teeth” that help hold the comb in your hair. These can be used if your hair is up or down, long or short, for the big day. Not to mention you can use them later for an evening out on the town with your significant other. They are often very practical, as they help keep your hair in place for the entirety of your wedding and reception. Bridal combs consist of an assortment of rhinestones, pearls, feathers, crystal, gems, Cubic Zirconia, flowers made of fabric, and even porcelain. Silver shades have been long reining in recent years but gold tones are also an option.





Types of Combs

Beyond the straightforward comb, they can also be used to attach your veil, under a larger hair accessory like a flower, as a head chain or headband, or as a tiara. Head chains and headbands usually have two or more combs to ensure the main section sits securely.





Securing the Comb

There are a number to ways to secure a bridal comb. Some will stay fairly well on their own but you do not want to risk it falling out when you’re in the middle of dancing to “Baby Got Back.” If you’re wearing your hair up for the big day, it should be pretty simple to secure the bridal comb (or combs). Here is a tutorial for some updos using a comb. If it’s lose, you can tease your hair a little, add some well hidden bobby pins or snap clips to secure it. Make sure whatever you secure it with is the same color as your hair.


If you’re wearing your hair down, the easiest way to secure a bridal hair comb is to use elastic hair bands that are the same color as your hair. Choose where you would like your comb to be positioned and then take small sections of hair (about ¼ of an inch) and add elastics to them in a row. Make sure they are even and then slide your comb in behind them. The comb should cover the elastics and hide them nicely. If you’re using a headpiece, you’ll want to add elastics wherever the combs would rest in your hair. That might mean two or three different sections around your head. The number of elastics will depend on how large the comb or combs are.


If you have any ideas you’d like to share for securing a bridal comb, please share in the comments section. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email at cassandra@cassandralynne.com.


Thanks for reading and don’t forget to check out my fabulous selection of bridal hair combs!