Once you have planned your dream wedding day to the final detail, it can be difficult to know how to style your hair and makeup. There is so much choice with different bridal styles. Bridal hair magazines have a wide range of different, gorgeous styles. Let’s be honest, the choice can be overwhelming. Do you go for a classic up do? Or do you choose something a little simpler? When you start considering how to wear your makeup on the day, suddenly it all becomes something of a minefield. Most brides are ready to throw the towel in at this point! It can be very difficult to decide how to style your look for the most important day in your life.
Many brides are keen to look like a better version of themselves. Makeup and hair can be a trial for many women. Some prefer the DIY route, whereas others want a professional makeup artist to assist them with the quest of looking the best.
Whatever route you choose to take, there are some utterly divine hair and makeup styling tips that you can use on your dream day. Let’s take a look at them.
Look Like You: That’s Who He Fell in Love With
While it may be tempting to pile on a heap of makeup and look like someone else for the day, this is not the route to take. But, if you don’t use contouring makeup and tricks of the trade in reality, you certainly don’t want to do that on your wedding day. Think about Kim Kardashian. She wore a lot of makeup on her wedding day, but she is a big fan of makeup in the first instance.
Think about your own personal style in the main. If you wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis, toning it down on your wedding day may cause people to be somewhat surprised. Likewise, if you are more of a natural beauty which only wears a slick of mascara, caking on the foundation will surprise your guests too. You want to look like you, but better. Wear the makeup that you always wear, but opt for top quality brands and implement a skin care regimen so that you look fantastic.
DIY or Professional Route: Which is Better?
It all depends on your own skills and expertise. If you are not au fait with putting on makeup, doing your own may be somewhat problematic. After all, you want to look fabulous. So, if you are a little slapdash with makeup, it may be ideal to get in a professional makeup artist. This will ensure that you look picture perfect for the main event. You don’t have to do this with your bridesmaids. You can look the bell of the ball and leave them to do their own makeup. Consider how you want to look on your big day and communicate clearly with your makeup artist. There are a wealth of wedding planning tips and articles online, so make sure that you use them. Go for trials and see how they complete your look. You need to make sure that you are comfortable with the makeup that they put you in. If not, it may be advisable to do it yourself.
Don’t Forget to Prime!
If you haven’t heard of primer, you must have been living under a rock. Primer is the key to making your face look flawless. Primer is the ultimate beauty to have at your disposal. On your wedding, this is going to be vital. Ensure that you have a good quality primer that assists you with your makeup and skin tone. You should prime your face for a perfect finish. What is more, primer will ensure that any blemishes within your skin are reduced. It is critical that you have this with you. Pores and fine lines will be filled in, giving a matte like smooth appearance. This will make your wedding photos look nothing short of amazing.
Hair Styles: What Are the Top Trends for 2015?
Many brides will forgo fashion when it comes to their dress. But, having the perfect hairstyle will very much depend on trends. You want to look nothing short of fabulous, but your hairstyle should compliment your wedding dress.
There are some incredible ways to wear your hair on your wedding day. Here are our top picks.
Up-Do’s: Simple and Elegant
Many brides-to-be choose to have a simple, yet elegant up do. This is, usually, done with brides who are keen to include a veil or tiara as part of their accessories. There is a wealth of up do options that you can consider. Some people have curls that are pinned to the lower portion of their head with bobby pins. Others incorporate braids and curls into a side bun. There is a wealth of up do choice. It all depends on what accessories you have chosen. For many women with tiaras, headbands and slides they want to keep their hair the focal point. The accessories are used to compliment the hair style and add a touch of glamour to their hair.
If you have something of a bohemian style wedding dress that is adorned with lace, pure waves can look enchanting. Think Kate Moss and add a simple flower to your hair. This can look very elegant, but also not ‘overdone’. The key to keeping it bohemian is to accessorize less for maximum impact.
Some ladies choose to have a full set of curls on their wedding day. This is perfect for brides that have chosen a strapless dress and want to cover their bare shoulders in some way. Having a beautiful extended set of curls can look stunning. But, this style tends to compliment those that have a veil placed in their hair. This is so that the form looks more like a wedding do. After all, many of us curl our hair for a night out anyway. You want your hair to look truly unique on your big day.
There are so many options to consider when you are getting married. But, having the perfect makeup, and hairstyle can really enhance the look of your dress.
There’s nothing better than New York City. Its bright lights and hustle and bustle lend lyrics to songs and set the scene for classic films. This city is its own breed of unique with an eclectic mix of people, scenery and site sightseeing.
In true New York spirit, looking great is of top priority. Whether you’ve lived here for 10 years or are visiting for the weekend, you can now treat yourself to “New York’s finest” via your iPhone with GLAMSQUAD, the on-demand styling app that brings the blow out artist directly to you!
No more trekking across town to get to a blow dry bar! GLAMSQUAD can meet you at your home, office or gym to give you the perfect look. Simply choose from one of the brand’s 10 signature styles or create your own. While visiting the city, GLAMSQUAD can be at your hotel room in a “New York Minute” with the ability to service appointments 60 minutes in advance to give you a blowout SJP would be jealous of. Extremely affordable, all blowouts are available for $50 while braids can be arranged for $75 and updos range from $85-$125. A small price to pay for at-home luxury!
Downloading the GLAMSQUAD app is free on the Apple iTunes store, and after your first appointment, you’ll never book a blowout easier or more conveniently no matter where you are in New York City.
Catwalk by TIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin created a chic and polished chignon to complement the 1920s vibe of the Alon Livne A/W 2014 Collection
Inspiration: Alon Livne’s F/W 2014 collection is feminine and delicate with a 1920s theme throughout. For hair, he envisioned a clean, short look with a symmetrical line and high shine. With this in mind, TIGI® Global Creative Director Nick Irwin created this chic, polished look with a modern sophistication complementing the elegant feel of the collection.
Overall Look: Chic and polished tight chignon
It is really cold and I am sure you are walking around with a hat or a hood. The worst part of that is static hat hair! evo’s water killer, end doctor and love perpetua shine drops are some of our winter favorites to help manage winter’s dry and frizzy hair. Evo is a hair care brand from Australia. I am in love with their industrial packaging, quirky names and high performance products.
I have been using the eve Love Perpetua shine drops on the ends of my hair after blow drying to get that really sleek look. You can use this all over but for me, if you use too much – it can look greasy so remember less is more. The smell is really soft and pleasant. I have also used this prior to flat ironing my hair as a sealing protection. The bottle is small and you only need 2 drops max!
End Doctor is the product that my hair really needs. I am sure anyone and everyone who has ombre hair can use this product! It is a strand strengthening crème to enhance curls, protect from heat damage and bring into line the strays breaking away from the pack. Even though my hair is straight it actually works well. It is quickly absorbed by my hair and leaves no residue. The smell again fresh and this product is handy to throw in to a bag when you head out for the day!
Learn more about eve’s funky hair products for every hair type
As a beauty blogger, it is so difficult to pick favorites! When I finally tried Nexxus® Pro-Mend Split End Treatment Daily Conditioner, it has become a real staple in my bathroom. This conditioner is creamy, dreamy and moisturizing. It smells like cotton candy and my ends are smooth and friendly. I only learned recently how to put conditioner on perfectly… First you put it from the bottom up and then you should massage it into your hair, twisting and rubbing it into your hair. I am taking care of my hair properly and I am growing it long. Pick up this Nexxus conditioner when you see it at the drug store!
What do you use to take care of your hair?
This is a real breakthrough for at home hair dye lovers like me. I am a DIY-er and I also love changing up my hair. When I receive the Olia dye kit from my friends at Garnier, I loved the packaging and concept of this product! I am no stranger to dying my hair but coming up for spring… what color would you pick?
The oil powered technology propels colorants deep into the hair, without ammonia, giving you pure, vivid, long-lasting color. Olia visibly improves and restores hair as the oils help to reverse roughness and dullness for more brilliant, dimensional color and softer, shinier hair with more bounce. Unlike traditional haircolor, Garnier Olia uses an exclusive 60% oil blend with natural flower oils to achieve maximum color performance while visibly improving and restoring hair.
When Lex came to visit!
I spent most of my early 20’s at as a blonde or a red head!
Mom and I at the Fuze Trend Report
Jesse Jones from TEN81 Lifestyle Inc
I had a lot of fun in my 20’s at a redhead now with only 5 months left until I turn 30… I wonder, ahould I do it again?
Look for these boxes next time you are at the drugstore!