If you'd prefer to ditch the traditional bridal hair and makeup beauty looks for something a little more fashion forward, you only need to look backstage at the most recent New York fashion week to find your inspiration. From white nails to fishtail braids, shiny skin and metallic eyes — click through to see our favourite bridal-ready moments.
Are you ready for this beauty spectacular? Ghd sponsored the 2013 Victoria's Secret fashion show and the hair was, as you'd expect, larger than life. Centre-parts and curls turned-out so perfectly it's criminal, alongside a lot of body bronzer, smoky eyes and glossy, nude lips. After seeing all the backstage prep before the big show, we're now bringing you the beauty highlights from the runway. Prepare to be dazzled, and then go home and ghd your hair.
Just when you thought it was time to take a breather post-Fashion Month, Fall 2014 New York International Bridal Week comes marching in right around the corner. Whether you're walking down the aisle this season or just beginning to plan your nuptials for next year, you can find high-fashion inspiration from these runways. And there are options here for every personality, from the avant-garde to the more traditional bride. Click through (and bookmark) these hair and makeup looks to save in your big board of bridal imaginings.
With 2014 Spring Fashion Month having wrapped up last week, we're inundated with gorgeous new beauty trends to try — but none are making quite as much noise as this one. Spotted on runway courtesy of the likes of John Galliano and DSquared2, the vibrant colour made this trend impossible to ignore. Why? The benefits are two-fold: slick on a few layers and it's bold and statement-making; swipe over the lips once and you have yourself a sheer peach tint that can take you through from day to night. A couple of weeks ago we explored orange's more feminine party pal, fuchsia, but this week it's all about tangerines, mandarins and that sunkissed Summer vibe. Click through to see our top 10 picks!
Playful beauty is the standard at Miu Miu, and the look at Miuccia Prada's Spring 2014 show was no different. Like we've seen in her past shows, Prada threw the focus onto the eyes. Pretty pastel hues were dusted gently across models' eyelids, while the rest of the eye was kept bare. Gloss on the lips and barely-there brows were the only other standouts on the makeup side, which complemented the gamine collection. As for the hair, models looked as if they stepped out of the '70s. Long, slightly bent strands glided across their shoulders (and got caught in their lip gloss) as they walked, creating an effortless look that will be easy to replicate come Spring.
The models on the Hermès runway were on safari with bold prints and comfortable silhouettes, but the beauty look was far from wild. We would go as far to say that the hair and makeup veered toward the tame. Hair was pulled back into a half-up look devoid of curls. And the highlight of the makeup was a touch of taupe eye shadow with a darker brown applied in the crease (very similar to zebra stripes, no?).
Last season, the Alexander McQueen runway pulled inspiration from royalty, and this year, it was all about the strong warrior women (think Xena). The models marched onto the runway with silver and gold helmets covering their hair. However, there was evidence of black spray paint around the hairline peeking out of the rim. As far as makeup goes, any real-life warrior knows there is no time for extravagant beauty looks. So, the McQueen troupe wore bleached brows and spare cosmetics. From head to toe, these ladies were ready for war.
You know how the saying goes, "birds of a feather flock together," and at Louis Vuitton's Spring 2014 presentation the fleet was a fashionable one. Coming down the catwalk, the models were a cross between a pride of peacocks and a gaggle of Vegas showgirls on review. Each ensemble was accompanied by a towering feathered headpiece dyed in a sleek black. And while the hair accessories were over the top, the makeup was minimal except for brows, which were emphasised with dark ebony makeup. The clothing was just as dramatic sticking to a strict all-black-everything dress code, and the manicure was a blue half-moon design using Marc Jacobs Midnight in Paris polish (available Spring 2014).