One of the most important days in a woman’s life is her wedding day. After getting all the usual things out of the way such as the venue, the caterer, the guest list and the registry, the bride must now focus all her attention on her personal appearance, including her hair, nails and makeup. What are some of the more popular hair, nails and makeup ideas for brides?
Choosing the correct hairstyle depends on several factors, especially the kind of veil (if any) that you will wear. These 5 hair styles are relatively simple and elegant and can complement any bride, regardless of her attire.
The Low Bun – simple and elegant. The low bun, with the classic middle part is perfect for almost anyone. This style is also versatile, as the hair can be slicked into a neat bun, or it can be worn with some loose hair dangling at the side.
The pony tail – sleek and modern and ideal for the “unconventional bride” especially those that may choose not to wear a veil.
The Top Knot – this is a nice style as it accentuates all the beautiful features of your face. It also keeps the hair off the face, thereby protecting it from any beads of sweat.
Modern Chignon – this is essentially a modern version of the classic twist. These Chignons are more fashionable than the older erosions and excellently complement a bride’s face.
Long Flowing Waves/Locks – this simple look is perfect for those brides who generally spend a lot of time with their hair up. The big day presents the perfect opportunity to leave your hair down and flowing, with its curly waves on show.
With so many nail trends and designs to choose from, it is no surprise that most brides are indecisive regarding their choice of nail art. These 5 styles should help narrow your choice.
Classic With a Twist – for the more conservative bride, this nail design is simple, but still elegant enough to be worn on your wedding day.
Lovely Lace – Another simple style, but the lace added is perfect for any bride on her big day, especially if the wedding dress is lacey. You can chose to have the lace design on one nail, several nails, or just on the tips. Also, you can be adventurous with the color, as it does not have to be white. Pink is a just as elegant and classy alternative.
White and Gold – white nails are very classy, especially for weddings, but you can request your manicurist to add a bit of glam to them by adding gold or even glitter gold on the tips.
The Fancy French Manicure – French tips are the favorite for many ladies, but some may want to avoid this “ordinary” design for their wedding. However, there is nothing wrong with a nice French manicure for the big day, especially if an extra glam is applied to them by the addition of stones.
The Classic Red Nails – a timeless tradition for wedding nails are the classic red nails. No matter if you choose the traditional white, or a colored dress as has become trendy over the past few years, red nails will fit in seamlessly with the rest of your attire.
Finally, choosing the ideal make up design is another important aspect of personal appearance for your wedding day. The make-up should be simple, yet prominent enough to add and accentuate your beauty, while not being too much that it gives you a fake-looking appearance.
The Natural Look – ideal for brides who don’t usually wear makeup. This involves neutral or earth tone colours everywhere except the lip, where you can add a nice bright coloured or nude lipstick or gloss.
The Dramatic Look – perfect for those who love makeup. Make sure you line the eyes top and bottom, and add some shadow onto the eyelids for a sexy, smoky look.
The Berry Look – Line the eyelids subtly (less so than the dramatic look), add a little blush to the cheeks and use a wine coloured lip stick or gloss and you have a cute yet sassy look for your big day.
The Smoky Eye look – use earth tones to build your smoky eye, then finish the look with an apricot blush for the checks and clear gloss on the lips.
The Glamorous Look – this has a broader spectrum than the other looks given here, as it can be a cross between the natural and the dramatic look (you can go natural with extra some glam and sparkle, or a choose a toned down dramatic look).
Using this style guide can give you a good base for compiling your ideal wedding day look. Remember, to use your own unique variations to the styles presented here so that you create perfect look that accentuates your natural beauty for your big day.
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