Wedding hair and makeup ideas – there’s plenty of them lurking around the internet. But it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what works for both your hair and skin type. As a guest, you don’t want to upstage the bride, but you don’t want to blend into the crowd. And as the bride, your wedding hair and makeup are the 2 things you do not want to be worrying about. With this helpful guide, you’ll be wedding-ready in no time!
You Can’t Go Wrong With A Loose, Low Bun
No need to explain – the title says it all. As both a wedding guest and the bride, a loose, low bun can never be faulted. Section your hair into a sleek, centre parting. Tie your hair into a loose, low bun (that ideally sits at the nape of the neck). For a flirty and romantic look, pull the 2 front strands of your hair (on either side) out of the bun and lightly curl them.
This hairstyle works the best on those who have medium-length hair and is of a normal texture. Hair that is too silky may slip out of the bun – fix this by adding texturising spray and a whole lot of hairspray to hold that wedding hair in place.
Natural And Fresh Makeup Always Wins
As well as wedding hair, wedding makeup is also incredibly important. You want to look effortlessly beautiful, and flashback from makeup is one problem no bride (or wedding guest) deserves. Avoid foundations containing SPF during special events, as they can cause photography issues. The best route to take for wedding makeup is lightweight and natural-looking makeup.
Think light foundation, highlighter and a glowing, dewy finish. Finish off your wedding makeup look with a nude matte lip or a nude glossy lip – whatever you prefer!
Don’t Be Afraid To Leave Your Hair Down
During a big event like a wedding, many of us choose to pull our hair into an updo or similar hairstyle, as it’s then out of our way and we don’t have to worry about it. However, don’t be afraid to leave your hair down during such an event – wedding hair is not as stressful as you may think. This hairstyle works on every hair type so there’s no excuse – grab your bobby pins and get practicing!
Try sectioning your hair into a deep side parting, and loosely curling your hair. Lightly brush through your hair, to get your hair to seamlessly blend and to leave your hair looking princess-like and effortlessly gorgeous!
Try Adding Subtle Highlights To Your Hair
For a subtle yet beautiful finish, try getting highlights before a special event to make your wedding hair really shine and attract attention. Highlights make the hair look thicker and they trick the eye into thinking there’s more volume. That sounds like a promise too good to be true – but it’s true! Highlights can be especially helpful for those of us who may have fine or poker-straight hair.
Don’t Neglect Accessories
Wedding hair is all fine and good, but a good accessory (or two) can elevate your wedding hair and overall look to a whole new level. The latest trendy hair accessory is the humble hair clip, inspired by the 90’s, hair slides and clips are back and they’re better than ever! Add them to a simple wedding hairstyle to attract attention and steal the show.
Simple wedding hair means that you can go a little bit more out with your makeup – think blushed cheeks, a bronzed complexion and glowing skin!