Spring/Summer 2016: Bridal Hair and Make-Up Trends

When it comes to your wedding day, as the bride, you’ll be the complete focus of attention. This is your day to shine; hence, the focus of your attention tends to rest on your “look” for your big day. What dress will you wear? How will you wear your hair? What make-up look will you go for?

In order to look great on your wedding day, as is the case on just a regular day, you need to feel great and this comes down to choosing a dress, hairstyle and make-up look that you feel really comfortable with. If you’re not happy with how you look on your wedding day, having the best York wedding band there entertaining your guests, the most beautiful flowers on display or the most divine food on offer won’t matter to you.

To provide some inspiration for your wedding day look, discover the top bridal hair and makeup trends for Spring/Summer 2016.

Old School Glamour

Think luscious curls or high buns, big lashes and bold lipstick. Old school, timeless, Hollywood glamour is a big wedding look for Spring/Summer 2016. Think Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, all of who are classic beauties. Old school glamour is a real statement look without going too over the top.

White Powdered Eyes

Swap out a veil for white powdered eyes – how dramatic you go with this look is up to you. White powder across the eyes with some glitter can make for a really different refreshing look. For the more dramatic and daring, dust white powder across your eyes and forehead, and allow your hair to simply sit pulled back from the face, scraped into a delicate bun or ponytail.

Au Natural

In 2016, expect to see several brides really paring back on makeup and elaborate hairstyles as the “Au natural” look begins to take hold. Allow your true beauty to shine on your wedding day by keeping things really simple. Tinted moisturiser, a hint of blush or powder, a nude or light pink lipstick and a hint of mascara is all it takes. Allow your natural kink or waves to shine through or pull your hair back into a really simple messy bun.

Princess Braids

Be like a Disney princess and adopt a long, whimsical braid. Interweave flowers, beads or pearls or add a shimmer of glitter for that real princess effect. Part your hair down the middle and allow your hair to flow into a princess style braid that trickles down your back or sweep it to one side, whatever you prefer.

Volume, Volume and More Volume

While a lot of the key trends for Spring/Summer 2016 are natural looks, voluminous hairstyles also feature in quite a lot of the wedding fashion show runways. Big hair and highlighted cheeks and eyes make for an eye-catching combination. If your dress and choice of accessories is simple, you can really afford to go big with your hair so don’t be afraid to take that risk.

There lies plenty of food for thought in this article when it comes to your choice of make-up and hairstyle for your big day. Considering it’s 2016 and these are the looks that are projected to be big for this spring/summer season, what kind of look would you go for?

You may also like to read about The Top Wedding Dress Trends from Spring Summer 2016 Bridal Fashion Week!

[Photo credit: Olenka Kotyk]

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  1. Siffat Haider
    February 2, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I personally love toned down eyes and a bold lip for bridal makeup, I think the overall effect is so pretty!

    • February 2, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      I absolutely agree! x

    • February 3, 2016 / 12:45 pm

      I know, they are so beautiful 🙂

    • February 3, 2016 / 12:56 pm

      Thank you so much, have a good day too x

  2. Filipa Jackson
    February 3, 2016 / 2:42 am

    I am so excited for this posting seeing as I am getting married this June… I think I am leaning towards a very neutral ‘no makeup’ makeup look, as I am probably going to cry it all off anyway

    Filipa xxx
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    • February 3, 2016 / 1:01 pm

      OMG I do understand you! I will definitely need a waterproof make-up on my wedding as well x
      wish you good luck with you wedding and can’t wait to see some photographs 🙂

    • February 3, 2016 / 1:02 pm

      Hi Elle, they are gorgeous, aren’t they x

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