Embrace & Enhance Your Beauty
From the runway to the aisle, high fashion often influences bridal fashion trends, and hair and makeup trends for you and your bridal party are no exception to this inspiration. This year is all about natural beauty, highlighting the best attributes of your and your bridesmaids to create a look that is uniquely beautiful.
This year’s runways showcased bold brow, pink or coral lip color that goes with your skin tone, flushed cheeks and fresh, glowing skin with makeup that does not appear heavy or cakey, but rather dewey and light. The key to healthy, radiant skin starts before the big day by keeping skin clean, exfoliated and moisturized.
In addition to glossy lips in pinks and corals, nude lips are a hot trend at the moment. Natural makeup is also a great way to balance out a formal dress, veil and shoes.
In hair, natural waves or braids are on trend right now. For an effortless look, hair can be worn down and free flowing, or in a less constructed updo. For a romantic updo, a braid can be woven in to add detail and intricacy to your bridal look or to that of your bridal party’s hair. However, if the loose, bohemian style isn’t for you, more polished styles were also featured in bridal styles on the runway this year, including sleek ballerina-esque buns and classic chignons.
When planning your hair and makeup for your wedding day, look at the big picture of how these elements will fit into the overall look and feel of your wedding. The bridesmaids’ hair should complement the theme of the wedding. They should let the you determine the style. Hairstylists and makeup artists who are experienced in the field will have a wealth of knowledge to share to help shape your vision. Artists who focus on working with brides and bridal parties will understand your needs better than an artist who primarily works in other areas. Artists who are good at collaboration will love you bringing in photos or other pieces of inspiration. Just keep in mind that some styles that are done for a photograph might not hold up well all day. Be open to suggestions from the professionals.
When it comes to makeup that will photograph beautifully, a good makeup artist knows all the tricks. Using airbrush makeup or HD makeup prevents a white face and tan body, which can be caused by a camera flash.
Ask to see a portfolio of any makeup artists and hairstylists you are considering, as it showcases what they are capable of in terms of style and ability. If you like the portfolio, meet with the artist to get a sense of whether or not your input will be executed the way you envisioned. Ensure that the people who do your trial looks will be there on your big day. Most salons guarantee this, but it shouldn’t be assumed. Speak up and ask for peace of mind. Also, find out what will happen if the artist isn’t able to make it to your wedding day. It’s always ideal to have a plan in place to keep things running smoothly.
And last, but certainly not least — embrace your natural beauty. That’s something that’s always on trend.