Hair and Makeup Tips for the Bride
Every bride wants to look stunning for her wedding celebration, and truly enjoys the pre-wedding preparations that include planning her wedding day beauty look. To design your perfect wedding day hair and makeup styles, it’s important to remember that wedding hair trends and wedding makeup trends are only guides to helping you choose the loveliest styles for your unique look. Your skin tone, hair personality and condition, and comfort with more dramatic wedding makeup and elaborate wedding up-do’s will greatly determine what your wedding look will be.
As the well-known wedding beauty adage goes, “You’ll look like you, only better.”
The first step in determining your wedding hair and makeup styles, you’ll first consider the style and location of your wedding. If you’ll have a formal outdoor wedding, your hair might be swept up in an elegant fashion or left loose and flowing in a romantic style. A daytime wedding calls for more natural makeup, while a nighttime wedding that’s more formal calls for dramatic makeup. According to top wedding makeup trends, bold, red lips can be worn in any wedding style, since it is a signature style of today’s weddings.
The best first step in wedding beauty is scheduling a trial wedding hair and makeup session with your chosen professional beauty stylists specializing in wedding hair and makeup. Not every beauty stylist specializes in wedding hairstyles, so put extra care into locating a talented stylist who does wedding hair. This initial trial session can take place a year before the wedding, according to top wedding planning timelines. This early start allows you to work with your stylist on a regimen for healthier hair, a smart plan for growing out your hair, getting hair color and highlights done so that you look pretty for pre-wedding parties, and so that you get a year of pre-wedding pampering as your hair and skin get prepped for your big day. Healthier hair is essential for today’s top wedding hairstyles, so your stylist can set you on a regimen of deep conditioning and timed trims.
When you’re ready to start planning your wedding hairstyle, share with your beauty stylist photos of your wedding gown and details about your wedding venue, wedding season and wedding style, as well as a collection of wedding hairstyles found on Pinterest or other photo source. The more information your beauty stylist has, the better he or she can fulfill your wedding hair wishes. And the same goes for your wedding makeup stylist. He or she, too, will need information on your wedding venue – including whether or not you’ll have an outdoor garden wedding or an indoor ballroom wedding. Your beauty specialists need to know which weather elements your look will face, so that the perfect style can be chosen and created so that you look perfect from start to finish on your big day.
Ask about wedding hair trends, such as adding extensions to give your hair more fullness and luxurious detail, and especially the top wedding trend of false eyelashes to make your eyes stand out. Ask for a pre-wedding trial of air-brushed makeup, to be sure that you don’t break out and that the look is natural on you. An experienced cosmetician will use an air-brush tool to create a movie star-worthy makeup look for you, one that looks great in person and flawless in HD wedding photos and HD wedding video.
Using the right professional styling products, your glamorous wedding hair will look gorgeous, and move naturally, not creating the dreaded ‘helmet hair’ of yesteryear. After all, people will touch and hug you on your wedding day, and you don’t want your hair to be a solid, hard mass on your head.
You also don’t want a hot day at an outdoor wedding to ruin your makeup, so the best wedding makeup artists in New Jersey recommend using cosmetics formulated especially for the weather conditions you’ll face, like waterproof mascara, shine-free foundation and long-lasting lipstick or lip stain. You’ll also get lessons on how to touch up your hair and makeup on your wedding day, and get important tips like blotting your lipstick and not applying lip gloss before your ceremony, when your veil will be lowered over your face. Lip gloss can be a wedding nightmare, causing your veil to stick to your face, and staining your veil. Wedding makeup artists advise applying lip gloss after your ceremony for a pretty look without the risk.
Wedding hair trends include upswept, loose styles and Downton Abbey-inspired waves for a 1920s/1930s look, a more natural hair style than the slicked-back, severe chignons of past years. The look is pure romance. Makeup, too, is Downton Abbey-inspired, with softer, more neutral shades, with either a pale lip or a Great Gatsby-inspired bold red lip. Eye makeup is chosen to enhance your natural eye color, and brow-shaping is one of the top wedding beauty trends to make eyes look their prettiest.
Our New Jersey brides and their bridal party members, Moms and flowergirls say that they plan to have expert beauty stylists create their wedding day hair and makeup looks, and they’ll either venture to their choice of top beauty salons in New Jersey, or have their wedding beauty experts come to their home or hotel room where they’ll get ready for the big day. They’re not DIYing wedding hair and makeup, since it’s too important to get professionally-styled, using long-lasting styling methods and beauty supplies. Plus the experience of being primped and styled by a professional beauty expert creates a celebrity wedding experience that starts off their wedding celebration with excitement, and creates fantastic wedding photography moments.
Overall, New Jersey brides count their wedding day beauty as among their top wedding budget priorities, so they consider it a smart investment to get expert beauty styling for themselves and very often also for their bridesmaids and moms. In fact, many of our New Jersey wedding couples will treat the moms to their wedding day hair and makeup styling as a gift, and the top beauty salons in New Jersey offer special wedding beauty packages that make it more affordable for bridesmaids and junior bridesmaids to get professionally styled, all while the group might enjoy complimentary champagne as a wedding freebie at the beauty salon!
Many of our brides say the wedding morning beauty styling made the day seem ‘real,’ and made them feel ‘like a princess,’ so enjoy the wedding day beauty process from Minute One to that moment when you first see your perfect wedding day look, and enjoy wowing everyone from your groom to your guests when you first appear before them, beautiful and radiant, on your wedding day.
Laura Madden (Senior Catering Sales Manager, Pleasantdale Chateau)