Guest Blog: Bridal Hair and Makeup

  27 Jul 2018

By Kate Edwards – Kate Edwards Hair and Makeup

As bridal wear evolves with fashion, so does bridal hair and make up. Previously most of the styles were very curly and featured lots of plait work which is still featured in 2018 but less so. Current trends fit into three main areas:-


Featured more in the last 18 months has been intricate detail work such as this basket weaved updo I did for a bride getting ready in Ascot. Details can be done with hair or with accessories such as hair vines but some brides are looking at their hairstyle in a more intricate nature. Blonde or highlighted hair will show detail more so bear this in mind when looking at photos of looks you may like.

Bridal detailed hair updo - guest blog


On the other end of the spectrum comes the minimal yet soft and feminine look. High teased buns feature heavily in bridal styling for the last few years emphasised with pretty bridal hair accessories and the veil placed underneath rather than above. This bride went for an elegant but sophisticated look on her trial which she complimented her dress beautifully.

Minimal hair and makeup - guest blog

Low and Elegant

Also heavily styled in recent years are the lower bun styles, these lend themselves to working very well with bridal combs, veils and flexible hair pieces. With height it can create a formal and regal feel; without height it can create a vintage and classic look.

Hair style - low and elegant


Make Up

Bridal make up for a large percentage of brides remains as elegant and flawless in styling.

Generally speaking, most brides go for a fresh and clean look or a slightly heavier look with a winged liner and a pop of a metallic pigment to really make the eyes sparkle.

Lip colour remains primarily nude toned or with a pink or brown hue depending on the individual with the odd bride opting for a bolder lip, usually paired with a softer eye to create balance.

Bridal Makeup

Throughout all of your bridal preparation, it is vital to stay true to what look you’d like for yourself and not purely base your choices on what is on trend. Whilst fashions have a direct impact on the market, your own wedding should reflect you as an individual and collectively as a couple. A trial helps to fully establish what you’d like and work through your ideas to ensure your look is perfect for you individually.


To discuss your wedding hair and make up needs with Kate – you can contact her via or why not chat to her at our bridal fayre in October?

Bridal hair style

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