If you’d prefer to ditch the traditional bridal hair and makeup beauty looks for something a little more fashion forward, you only need to look backstage at the most recent New York fashion week to find your inspiration. From white nails to fishtail braids, shiny skin and metallic eyes — click through to see our favourite bridal-ready moments.
Whether you’re planning a wedding or it’s your bestie who’s walking down the aisle, we’ve got the perfect wedding hair inspiration. If you liked Kate Middleton’s look but it just wasn’t your thing, don’t fret, we’ve looked back at the red carpet for some style inspiration so you’re sure to find something you like here! So whether you’re the bride-to-be, bridesmaid, have a wedding to attend in the near future, or are just looking for a hairstyle with a little extra somethin’ somethin’, you’ve come to the right place . . .
There’s just something about a bride in a floral crown — so pretty and whimsical — and a beautiful alternative to traditional head pieces. The floral halo, or wreath has become more and more popular with the celebrities and is perfect for a Spring outdoor or boho wedding. While there is a variety of flowers blossoming this season, the key is to choose flowers that will complement your hair and makeup and appear as a delicate accessory to your gown. Step this way for 10 springtime flowers and tips for choosing your bridal floral crown.
Brides looking for fresh-faced, classic makeup can end their search at Oscar de la Renta. Working with Mikey Castillo, makeup director for Le Métier de Beauté, the iconic designer wanted to create a woman in the vein of Grace Kelly — someone in “the bloom of her beauty,” as Castillo put it. Satin eye shadows and barely there eyeliner created a graceful look that any bride can pull off on her own.
The look: Satin-finish eye shadows, rose champagne eyeliner, subtle pink hues.
The inspiration: A woman feeling most beautiful on her wedding day.
Key tips: Work your eyeliner tightly into the eyelash bed so you don’t see a black line over the eyelid. This will keep your liner in place all day.
At the Monique Lhuillier bridal show for Spring 2014, models were transformed into a modern version of Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly. The hair by Kérastase was an elegant up ‘do that could be converted into three different styles between the altar and reception. Makeup by Mac Cosmetics was simple yet the matte finish will stay put through the last dance.
The look: Matte makeup and a simple rolled chignon
The inspiration: A modern mix of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly
Overheard backstage: While most brides ask for a dewy finish, a matte complexion looks better in photographs.
It’s officially wedding season, and we’re happily knee-deep in tulle, gazing longingly at the 2013 Fall bridal collections which, may we add, are hitting stores now. Vera Wang and Marchesa brought their signature mermaid silhouettes and intricate beading detail to the inspiration table, and the beauty looks are equally romantic. Vera’s bride suits the modern woman, with a voluminous helmet-like up ‘do and minimal makeup. Marchesa went big on the hair accessories, with soft satin headbands and angelic, dewy skin. But there’s plenty more including Monique Lhuillier, so click through to see the best bridal beauty from the Fall 2013 bridal collections.
Pinterest is quickly becoming the web’s biggest mood board for all-things wedding, especially when it comes to amazing hair ideas for brides. But with the millions of pins added each day, it’s easy to lose stuff in the stream. Here, we got the low-down on 15 of Pinterest’s popular wedding styles, from the must-have accessories to beautiful braids. Take a closer look at them.