Finding Your Bridal Beauty Look
With more options than ever before, it can be difficult to choose your personal bridal style. Use our top tips to help you uncover your perfect big day beauty look
The first step to finding your dream beauty style is to do your research. You can get a clear picture of what you like and don’t like by looking through magazines and on websites, and you’ll probably discover some new ideas that you have never considered before as well.
Your dress will no doubt be a big decider in the style of hair and make-up you’ll pick too, be it classic, retro, natural, vintage or boho-inspired. Try to visualise the whole look of your wedding to see how the styles fit in with what you’re imagining.
Sites like Pinterest are great at this point for throwing together plenty of ideas, which can then be edited down to the ones you love the most.
The next step is to find the right hair and make-up artist to help fulfill your dream look.
It’s always good to ask for personal recommendations – follow them up and ask to see images of their work or take a look at their website to determine whether they can create the look you want to achieve. Expect your chosen make-up artist/hairdresser to also ask you lots of questions about your colour scheme, wedding theme, dress and how you usually wear your make-up.
Once you have found someone you like and trust to help turn your wedding day dreams into reality, the next move is to book a trial to practise ideas/your chosen look.
If you feel happy and confident to do your make-up yourself, for a little expert advice why not book a make-over/consultation at your local beauty counter and ask the make-up artist to talk you through how to achieve your style and use the products to their maximum potential? If you’re clever, you can time this with when they have a promotion on too, and walk away with a discounted goody bag – every little helps with that wedding budget!
As for hair, it’s wise to leave it to the professionals – and it’s one less thing for you to stress about on the morning of the big day itself.
Usually a stylist will come to your house/venue to do your hair and that of the bridal party too, but it might be fun to all head to the salon together if you have enough time on the day of the wedding.
Depending on the length of your hair, there’s so much choice for bridal styling. Consider the neckline of your dress and the overall effect of its silhouette – would long flowing hair distract from its beauty or would an up-do better accentuate the drama?
Maybe you want to incorporate a focal accessory like a floral crown, a delicate gem pin, an ornate headband, family heirloom or a flowing veil. Your stylist will be able to help you choose the look that will work best with your personal style and be practical for the day.
All in all, make sure you are happy and confident with your style. If it doesn’t feel quite right, let your make-up artist or stylist know as soon as possible, as they will work with you to make the necessary tweaks or try something different to achieve your dream bridal look.