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.
For a vintage-meets-modern bridal hair and makeup look, direct your attention to Jenny Packham's Fall 2014 Bridal Fashion Week collection. Inspired by the Belle Époque (French for beautiful era) of the early 20th century, makeup artist Talia Shobrook for Laura Mercier created a romantic, dreamy palette. Models' cheeks were flushed with three shades to achieve the perfect glow: Second Skin Cheek Colour ($35 each) in Barely Pink and Rose Petal, followed by Peach Whisper on the apples of the cheeks. Lips were done in mauve and beige tones using Crème Smooth Lip Colour ($35 each) in Pink Blush and Peche.
For the hair, Tresemmé stylist Jeanie Syfu created a mystical, ethereal updo full of voluminous curls. After applying 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse (try Schwarzkopf Extra Care Volume Power Mousse, $3.49), models' strands were blown dry using a Mason Pearson brush. Hair was then spritzed with Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray ($11.99) and curled using a smaller iron near the neck, a medium barrel from the ears to the crown, and a one-inch barrel on top. Each curl was set with pincurl clips. When the hair was cool, Syfu removed the pins and teased models' strands into texturised faux bobs. A few spritzes of finishing spray, along with sparkly hair accessories (on some models) from Packham's line, completed the fanciful style.
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.
Whether you're planning a wedding or it's your bestie who's walking down the aisle, we've got the perfect wedding hair inspiration. If you liked Kate Middleton's look but it just wasn't your thing, don't fret, we've looked back at the red carpet for some style inspiration so you're sure to find something you like here! So whether you're the bride-to-be, bridesmaid, have a wedding to attend in the near future, or are just looking for a hairstyle with a little extra somethin' somethin', you've come to the right place . . .
Last week we featured 40 celebrities who have donned hair accessories good enough to wear on your wedding day, and now that you have some inspiration, it's time to shop! Deciding between an elaborate headpiece, a dainty veil or even just a simple barrette can be tricky, because you still want to look like you on the big day. We've plucked 10 of our favourite bridal hair accessories for your consideration, each catering to a different type of bride... Let's go fiancée.
If you're mid-way through planning your dream wedding, one of the smaller but still very important decisions you'll make is what headpiece, veil or hair accessory — if any — you'll wear on the day. We've covered everything from unlikely bridal nail polish to fragrance and even bridal beauty blunders, but now it's time to pick the crown jewels. Keeping reading to see the 40+ celebrities that are inspiring our wedding hair accessory options now.
In honour of Carey Mulligan's recent nuptials to rocker beau Marcus Mumford, we're doing a little bridal fantasising and thinking of all the possible ways she may have worn her signature pixie cut down the aisle. Given Carey's love of all things classic with a modern twist, we're predicting (or hoping?) that a beautiful head piece in the form of a band, birdcage veil or barrette may have been her accessory of choice. Take a walk down our imaginary aisle and see which hair jewels we hope Carey wore for her big day.
Mila Kunis hasn't finished doing the rounds to promote her new movie Friends With Benefits, popping up in Moscow last night for the film's Russian debut. Sporting a more feminine and softer look than we've seen in a while, the slightly dishevelled up 'do provided the perfect amount of romance without appearing too fluffy. Of course, the thin silver headband could have been guilty of lending too much of a bridal vibe, but Mila pulls the look off with ease thanks to her mischievous smile and sultry neckline. Copy her look with our pick of headgear below.
We spotted Kate Middleton wearing a twisty little up 'do yesterday as she was driving out of mum and dad's place in Bucklebury, England; and, as we know, Kate doesn't often wear her hair up — it's always long and bouncily blow-dried to perfection — so we started to wonder, is it perhaps a lil' test run for a certain big day around the corner? Think about it. Experts always recommend having a trial run before the wedding when it comes to hair and makeup, that way you can tweak anything that's not quite right and ensure you're 100 percent happy on the day, so it makes sense that Kate would be doing the same right about now, too. It was thought that Kate would stick with her signature style and wear her hair long and flowy, but whether she's just whipped up her hair to get it off her face or is road-testing a new potential wedding hairstyle, she looks great with her hair down. Roll on Friday where all will be revealed!
With all the excitement over Kate Middleton's royal wedding attire, it's unsurprising that speculation has reached a fever pitch. Now, four prominent stylists and one renowned colourist have come up with their ideas for Kate's perfect bridal look. They came up with some gorgeous concepts, complete with tips on how to get the styles if you happen to be planning your own big day. Which style do you think Kate should choose?