Wondering what to expect from a professional bridal hair and makeup session? Curious about what bridal hairstyles and makeup looks are on-trend for 2019 and 2020 brides? Want to know where you can go to get flawless airbrush makeup application, gorgeous lashes and a fabulous half-up-half-down ‘do for you…and beachy waves for your bridesmaids?? We’ve got answers to these questions and more, in our exclusive bridal hair and makeup Q&A with Truc Pham, owner of the The Bridal Suite—Houston’s go-to salon for complete bridal beauty (and YES, they’ll come to you, too!).
Effortlessly beautiful bridal hairstyles are not as easy to create as it might seem. You want to look like yourself on your wedding day…just your best, most gorgeous self. For Houston brides, that means a softly tousled bun, long flowing waves, or a dramatic updo that will stand the test of Texas weather. With a little professional help, your wedding hairstylist can help you look effortlessly beautiful, from the first look to the last dance.
Got curls? We got you, gurrll. Up, down, short, long, tight, tousled or teased–these bridal ‘dos will inspire you to embrace your natural texture as you walk down the aisle, and party the night away. Pick your favorite, save it, find a talented bridal stylist, and make it your own!
Got your heart set on a lush, sophisticated bridal updo…but got a head full of short or medium-length locks? Well, darling, you’re in luck, because we just happen to have Azur Salon at West Ave–one of the very best in the business–on the blog today, demonstrating how their expert stylists can transform your short ‘do into a full, fabulous, upswept bridal hairstyle, using ultra-luxe Balmain Hair Dress extensions. Love what you see? Want to know MORE? Schedule your appointment with Azur Salon (they’re also AH-mazing with cuts, color and professional makeup, and will treat you and your b’maid squad like straight-up royalty) and watch the magic happen. On you!!
Photos: Tom Carson
When I started dress shopping for my wedding, one question that came up again and again as I tried on dresses was, “What kind of veil do you want?” To be honest, the question always caught me off guard because I knew there was only one answer: “It depends on the dress!” Your entire wedding look, including your jewelry, veil and wedding hairstyle, should absolutely match with the wedding dress you pick! So how can you match your hairstyle to your wedding dress? Don’t fret, we’ve got some great tips on coordinating your hairstyle to your wedding dress with ease.
Backless wedding dresses are very on trend. And whether it’s completely open in the back, partially so or just the illusion of an open back with lace detailing, you’ll likely want to show off that sexy back! Consider an up-do for your wedding day hairstyle to give your back the spotlight. If you aren’t feeling an up-do but still want something that’s flattering, you can also try a longer hairstyle where your hair is pulled and styled to the front and side. Think: An ultra-glamorous low side pony with curls.
A one-shoulder gown is great for showing off fabulous arms and a little skin; so don’t have your hair covering that up! A half-up half-down wedding hairstyle is a great way to balance off this asymmetrical look. If your wedding is a bit on the formal side, an up-do works really well with this look, too. And since the focus on the gown is showing off the shoulder, you can also rest assured that just about any veil length works.
Strapless and sweetheart-neck dresses are still some of the most popular wedding dress styles. The good news is, they not only flatter just about every figure, they work with just about any hairstyle, too! If you are having a church ceremony or concerned about showing too much skin, consider a long hairstyle instead of a half-up or formal up-do.
If you are having a beach wedding or a more casual affair, embrace the afternoon vibe with a non-fussy look. Long hair styled in beach waves or even loose braids and half-up half-down looks are perfect for beach weddings. This is one look where you’ll want to avoid the formal up-do and have fun with your wedding day hairstyle.
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