Your wedding day look is about so much more than your dress! Pull beauty inspiration from our favorite hair and makeup trends at Bridal Fashion Week.
As much fun as we have checking out all of the stunning wedding dresses at Bridal Fashion Week, spotting new bridal beauty trends might just be our favorite part. And of course, the Fall 2016 shows didn’t disappoint, with slicked back tresses, crystal adornments, romantic braids and bold eye looks. Check out our 10 favorite styles that are sure to make your wedding day hair and makeup completely unforgettable!
1.Fishtail Chignon at Galia Lahav
PHOTO BY KURT WILBERDING; GALIA LAHAV
Make a chignon feel more modern and romantic by adding a fishtail braid. For this look, part your hair down the center and use a curling wand to create loose waves. Then, divide the hair into three sections, one in the back and one on either side, clipping back the front sections. With the remaining hair, create a fishtail and roll it into a chignon. Finally, pull back the front sections and pin them into the chignon.
2. Monochromatic Makeup at Badgley Mischka
PHOTO BY MARIA VALENTINO / MCV PHOTO; BADGLEY MISCHKA
Monochromatic makeup may sound unexciting at first, but a gorgeous sheer raspberry pout with matching metallic eye shadow will make you rethink your stance. Use a lip stain or lip gloss, instead of a lipstick, for a barely there hint of color. It’s an easy way to create a healthy, youthful flush on your wedding day.
3. French Twist at Angel Sanchez
PHOTO BY KURT WILBERDING; ANGEL SANCHEZ
Soft and romantic are the exact words we’d use to describe our ideal bridal beauty look, and a French twist is the perfect way to achieve it. Start your French twist by parting your hair down the middle then, pin one side towards the back of your head. Gather the other side of hair and twist, smoothing sections as you roll it in towards the center. You’ll need a lot of pins and a little patience but the end result is too chic and simple to pass up.
4. Embellished Bun at Alon Livné
Leave it to edgy designer Alon Livné to make a simple bun look fresh and incredibly chic. The designer showcased models with minimal makeup and messy buns that were adorned with silver pearl and diamond incrusted “cages”. An accessory like this is a great way to make a classic bun feel fashion forward.
5. Chic Center Braid at Lela Rose
PHOTO BY MARIA VALENTINO / MCV PHOTO; LELA ROSE
Dewey, glowing skin is a bridal staple, but pair it with a metallic eye and a loose center braid updo and you have a dreamy and unconventional look. The slightly undone style with a few wispy strands framing your face adds to the whimsical quality.
6. Bold Metallic Eyes at Ines Di Santo
PHOTO BY KURT WILBERDING; INES DI SANTO
At Ines Di Santo, models sported a new twist on the traditional smokey eye look with bold metallic jewel-toned colors around their eyes. For a less intense look, keep the rest of the makeup minimal and concentrate the metallic eyeshadow on the center lid, blending outward to diffuse the intensity.
7. Double French Braid at Marchesa
If you’re looking for an updo that isn’t too formal, a double French braid will give you a playful and effortlessly cool vibe. Make two French braids down the length of your head and tuck the hanging braids into your sides, so the braid looks like it wraps around your head. For an added touch of elegance, place a bejeweled headband over the braids so it looks like it is woven into the hair.
8. Deep Side Part at Houghton
PHOTO BY MARIA VALENTINO / MCV PHOTO; HOUGHTON
An easy bridal hairstyle that is not only stylish but also flattering on everyone? Yes please! A deep side part highlights some of our best features, like your eyes and cheekbones. Part your hair deeply to one side and curl large sections in alternating directions for soft curls. Finish the look by applying volumizing spray and a light mist of hairspray to ensure keep it in place for the entire day.
9. Bejeweled Eyes at Rivini
PHOTO BY MARIA VALENTINO / MCV PHOTO; RIVINI
For the bride who isn’t afraid to push the envelope, Rivini just showcased a fun way to add some shine to your bridal makeup. Crystal embellished eyes are not only edgy but they also give your look an otherworldly vibe. If embellished eyes are a bit too daring, adding glitter or shimmering shadow for an understated substitute.
10. Sleek Finger Waves at Theia
PHOTO BY MARIA VALENTINO / MCV PHOTO; THEIA
If it’s one thing we want to steal from the ’20s, it’s the dramatic and glamorous finger wave hairstyle. Hairstylist Linh Nguyen brought a modern twist to this vintage style at the Theia show by making the waves super sleek.
To check out all the Bridal Fashion Week galleries, plus wedding dress advice and more, go to theknot.com/frontrow.