Recent Wedding Hair & Makeup Posts
Clockwise from top left: Daniel and Steph Photography and Film, Paige + Blake Green, Liga Photography, Hair by Angalina, Christina Watkins Photography
Celebrate the breezy, revitalizing nature of the season with a fresh, fuss-free hairstyle. Here are our favorite picks for brides (and bridesmaids!) heading down the aisle this spring.
Braided Chignon - This style strikes a lovely balance of polished and playful as thick strands weave their way into strategically disheveled side knot. Stunning!
Fishtail Braid - This trend is perfect for spring brides with long locks. A refreshing take on the standard braid, the highly textured two-strand plait has a vivacious, carefree appeal.
Side Pony - Sweep hair into a low, wavy ponytail to keep it in place without sacrificing movement. Playful and oh so romantic!
Loose Curls - Soft, tumbling swirls are gorgeous for spring. Keep hair from falling in your face by twisting the front strands back behind one ear and securing them with pretty spring blooms.
Low Twisted Bun - A snugly wrapped side bun is the perfect way to give structure to unruly tresses while maintaining that soft, effortless effect.
How are you wearing your hair on your wedding day? Let us know in the comments!
Left to right: Gown by Reflections by Jordan; gown by Justin Alexander
Timeless tresses ruled the red carpet on Sunday with Hollywood’s elite rocking elegant updos and soft waves for the Academy Awards. Many of the stars’ hairstyles would translate beautifully from red carpet to aisle. We’ve rounded up bridal look-alikes of our favorite hairstyles for your hair inspiration. Click here for our Top 10, and tell us how you’re planning on wearing your hair in the comments.
Photo by MK Loeffler Photography
Even if your wedding is still many months away, it’s important to start a beauty and fitness regime right now so your hair, skin, and body will be in peak condition for your wedding day. Here are some ideas on how to get started.
Wash Your Face Sounds simple, but when you’re busy, tired, and stressed, your skin care regimen may be the first to go out the window. Be diligent about not only washing your face, but also moisturizing, wearing sunscreen (every day!), and even getting facials or using face masks.
Start Growing Out Your Hair Whether you want a full updo or long, loose, luxurious locks on your wedding day, it’s a good idea to start growing your hair out now. While you certainly can use extensions on your wedding day for a fuller look, it’s often easiest and less expensive if you go au naturel. While you’re growing out your hair, be sure to get trims every so often as well as deep conditioning treatments to keep your locks healthy and shiny.
Get a Workout Buddy Whether it’s a fellow newly engaged friend, your significant other, even your mom, it’s a good idea to have a friend to exercise with and motivate you when you’d rather lounge on the couch watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo than run laps. Even if you’re not trying to lose weight for your wedding day, it’s important to start an exercise routine to build stamina for the long night of dancing you have ahead of you.
Stay Healthy It’s important to take a multivitamin on a regular basis and stay hydrated by drinking at least eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day. By staying away from junk food, you’ll have more energy and your body will certainly thank you.
Maintain Your Hands and Feet Well-manicured hands will allow your gorgeous new ring to shine even more. Exfoliate and moisturize your hands (and feet!) regularly and indulge in manicures and pedicures when you can.
How are you getting your skin, hair, and body ready for your wedding day? Let us know in the comments.
Photos (from left to right): KT Merry Photography and Photography by Verdi
Throughout history, it has become a tradition for a bride to wear a veil on her wedding day, and its symbolic meaning has developed from modesty to chastity into what we now assume a fashion accessory. Whether you choose to wear a veil or a headpiece (or none at all), make sure it suits your personality and enhances your wedding day style. Tip: Choose your veil or headpiece last. Pick your wedding gown first and your hairstyle second. For more veil styles we adore, check out our photo gallery.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Lorraine Daley Wedding Photography, Danelle Bohane, A Good Affair Wedding and Event Production and Jessica May Photography
Ballerina buns are a stylish, classic updo option for any bride. Whether it’s a sleek donut or messy knot, they can be formed into any shape or size. You may think buns are perfect for spring and summer weddings only, but think again, winter weddings are full of gowns with illusion and keyhole backs and cover-ups. You’ll want to have your hair in an updo to show off the intricate detailing on the back of your own wedding gown. Even your bridesmaids can pull off this updo to showcase a statement piece of jewelry they may be wearing along with their dress. For more hairstyle inspiration, check out our updo photo gallery.