Modern Wedding Hair and Makeup Trends

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Every bride deserves to be the star of the show on her big day. One of the biggest parts of feeling and looking like a princess is wedding hair and makeup. Although trends change from year to year, it’s easy to look like a modern bride without having to follow every single trend. Of course, if all the trends are your style, then go for it, girl!

Here’s some of the top modern wedding hair and makeup trends to make you feel and look like a timeless beautiful bride.

Trend No 1: No Extreme Contouring

Natural makeup is the way to go. Most weddings are daytime affairs, and extreme contouring is often considered a nighttime look. While you will likely want to use blush and highlighter, perhaps even some light contouring, the extreme look of heavy contouring may look awkward in the live event as well as in the photos in your album for the rest of your life.

Trend No. 2: Natural Colors and Tones

Makeup now is all about looking as naturally beautiful as possible. One trend is to look like you’re not even wearing makeup, if possible. Peaches, pinks, and neutral tones are a modern look not just for lips and cheeks, but for eyes too.

Some brides love the look of a dramatic lip, and dark lipstick colors are still incredibly popular for brides of all types. Consider coordinating your lipstick with your bridesmaid’s dresses, your flowers, or the other colors of your wedding decorations. You can either make your lips pop, or play up the other colors in your scheme. Talk to your makeup artist and try a few looks to find just the right one for you.

Braids, waves, and up-dos all remain popular wedding hair and makeup styles.
Braids, waves, and up-dos all remain popular wedding hair styles.

Trend No. 3: High gloss and clean shine

No, we don’t mean that your face should shine in every picture, but you might want your hair to! For the past few years, there have been many trends about hair, but now it’s all about natural shine and a high-gloss finish Whether you’re going for an up-do or loose and long hairstyle, hair should be as eye-catching as ever.

While your face shouldn’t shine (check your makeup as often as you need to!) one of the hottest items for any wedding day (or even your pre-wedding celebrations) is body and facial shimmer. In addition to highlighters and some light contouring, properly placed shimmer can add an element of magic to your look.

Trend No. 4: Fancy Accessories

It might not sound like it has much to do with wedding hair and makeup trends, but fancy accessories are all the rage and something to consider when planning your look. Tiaras, crystals, fascinators, elaborate flower headdresses – these are all now things you can and should consider if they’re right for your wedding’s style. Some ladies are even using arm bands, fancy ribbon designs, and elaborate coordinating jewelry. Don’t miss out on anything that can up your wedding hair and makeup game.

Trend No. 5: Slicked-back Short Hair

If you have short hair and want a chic hairstyle, don’t worry! The trend for short hair is a slicked-back look that is both classy and classic. Sleek short hair can make a bride look sophisticated and eye-catching, and it brings attention to the bride’s makeup and gorgeous dress.

Modern wedding hair and makeup style

Trend No 6: Blue Nail Polish

Okay, so this is a little out of the box, and you can do it more subtly if it strikes you as strange, for sure. You’ve heard that you’re supposed to get “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” to have with you on your wedding day to ensure a happy marriage? Well, many ladies are deciding to make the “something blue” a striking nail polish!

There are several light-blue – nearly lavender – shades that subtly add this color into your day’s attire, or you can go bold with a darker navy, if you’re that brave. Some brides are painting only one finger – such as the ring finger – with blue polish. And others are having a French manicure done with blue tips instead of white. It’s just a cool way to include some wedding hair and makeup traditions in a modern way.