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2011 Bridal Hair and Makeup Trends
Female: Whether you're going for traditional or trendy, sophisticated or sexy, you'll want your wedding day look to be complete from head to toe. That means you should consider hair and makeup options along with finding the perfect gown. Not sure where to start? How about with the latest trends and bridal beauty straight from the bridal fashion runway? Everywhere we went, models had fresh and fabulous skin natural with the key trend.
Joan Balda: It's natural makeup. It just accents the girl’s beauty.
Jason Araujo: It’s about the skin. Brides like to be pretty. The look was a very natural look. We wanted it really soft.
Female: How did the experts achieve the natural look? We went backstage at some of the hottest shows to get the inside scoop.
Kimberly Stone: Well, Bobby’s real approach is always making sure there's flawless beautiful skin, that beautiful flush in the cheek and this is where I wanted a fresh pinkish bright fresh lip. We've used a rose berry tone on the lip. The eyes, defined with that great gel liner, just clean fresh. Our gorgeous model here, has her eyes completely finish yet but we’re putting a few little false flashes on the end to make it extra special.
Female: And while the model that Carolina Herrera certainly looks special. At Melissa Sweet, the makeup was a barely there approach.
Daniel Martin: Well, she has on one eye shadow, no eye liner, the softest mascara possible and just really, really beautiful skin and a little bit of a tinted lip gloss and that’s it. It looks like she's absolutely wearing no makeup whatsoever whether you're six inches away or your in the audience, it's just polished but it's still like a no makeup look.
Female: Another way to keep your beauty look contemporary is with shimmer. We found modern luminous look at Christos, Kenneth Pool and Amsale.
Daniel Martin: The whole look is very dewy, a bit shimmering but also still the kind of keeping it really polished and tailored. On the eyes, we've added a little bit of a gold shimmer right on the inside and all the way all on the long the lash line. And then we've actually lined the top lash and then with two coats f mascara. So, it's just adds a nice refinement to it, just a nice shimmer and then we added a little bit of like a pinky shimmery cheek. It's almost like a bronzer. So, it’s on the highest part of the cheek. We pulled it back. We’re actually using this lip gloss that has a lot of pigment in it. So you're going to get the impact of the lip but with the modern touch of having it be more for gloss.
The skin is just very luminous. We’re actually using like a choral lipstick today, polished eyebrows, a little bit of liner on their lash line but it's sophisticated but not over worked or over done. They're just really pretty.
Female: Whether you go matte or opt for a more luminous look, keep in mind these great tips from experts in the field.
Chris Milone: If you balance it with just a simple eye with clean line, you could do a really bold lip. You keep everything else good and natural.
Charlie Montegomery: The way you can do a red lip without making look jaded is you soften the outside edge so you don’t—it's not a hard line between the skin and the lips. It's actually very soft and that’s how you keep it young even though it is very dramatic.
Female: When it comes to hair, we saw everything from clean and simple style to more complex interpretive hairdo but as with the skin, natural with the trend we thought time and again.
Navio Ragazzini: The more organic natural look and it wanted to flow and have pulled back look of a more natural texture to the hair.
Giovanni Giuntoli: We just basically wanted to keep it kind a sophisticated but in the same way natural. What we use is just basically hairspray to make the hair a little bit kind of—let say texture and that’s it basically.
The ensemble look today is down, fresh, not quite bitchy curls but definitely red carpet, glamorous kind a feel to it but kind of also a little deconstructed feel, a bounce to the hair, her line now being very flowy and very soft. This hair is perfect for something like this. It just adds a nice glamorous touch to it but not so contrite and not so fixed, very much more playful.
This is our jewel model. Younger girls don’t want time period here. They want their hair to look naturally as they're young because that was the idea of doing your hair very clean and simple and sleek.
Female: But simple and sleek wasn’t the only hairstyle we saw on the runaways. Clearly, hairstylists had fun interpreting everything from modern red carpet look to style from many different eras of the path. At Alfred Angelo, edgy braids with the do of the day.
Mika Rummo: We created a edgy braid. So, we got lots of what's going on here, lots of texture, some lose pieces hanging out so we’re not into a very crafted up do. Yet, all the aspects of an up do are there. It's all for face. It's elegant. It's all for her neck. We’re going to show off the necklines of the dress. But we—of all the edge up, cool hair.
Female: Well, Douglas Hannant’s models had a new interpretation for the floral bouquet.
Edward Tricomi: We decided to set up the bouquet in the girl’s hand. We put the bouquet in the hair. First thing that we did is we texturized the hair with a curling iron by making spin curls. The next thing I'm doing is I'm twisting. Then, we’re going to start by twisting this or doing this what we’re doing is creating a texture. You fix it where a little hairspray just to help it stay together. We’re going to spin in it to the hair. It brings it all to this romantic feeling. It's very spring.
Female: You might be thinking I can't pull that off, but wasn’t cool to see it being creative? If you prefer more traditional look, how about one of the vintage inspired from Carolina Herrera.
Jon Reyman: All of the looks are inspired by very empowered beautiful women from the past and so we’re taking eras from the 1700s, the 1800s and 1900s and current. And we’re really just sort of taking a couple little twist so making it modern, making it interesting but we have a couple of common themes that are going through like for example this is a very classic French twist but we’re going to keep it a little texture, a little more interesting. We don’t wanted to feel too static.
Female: The models that Anne Bowen Show also who were French twist but theirs were a bit softer.
Edward Tricomi: The inspiration comes from that and it's sort of very modern and feeling quick today. So that’s the lines of the hair would be split to side into an easy going French twist.
Female: Sure, a lot of these looks are clearly for the runway. But you can still create drama with your hairstyle just by adding some accessories. You can go edgy with a hat or traditional with a gorgeous veil.
Romona Keveza: We've created a blusher veil with delicate chantilly lace that compliment the lace on her wedding dress. For that price, who doesn’t want to have a veil? Then what we've done is we've created a lovely—we call a pointed triangular veil. It just floats very delicately at the back of her hair piece and it just creates a soft, very floaty look for bride.
Female: No matter what hair and makeup style you choose, your bridal look should reflect who you are.
Mark Ingram: A real bridal want to be, she really want to keep—it only enhance her natural beauty in some way and that look like she's ready for a costume party.
Joan Balda: They should look like themselves, just enhance their beauty. It shouldn’t be different. It should not be a completely different look on her special day that they’ve never worn before.