7 Wedding Hair & Makeup Ideas from Bridal Fashion Week

by Meghan Carlson | 0 comments

Whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid, or a guest, we bet you’ve got your calendar marked with at least one wedding this year. Bridal Fashion Week 2014 hit New York City last weekend, and while we’re still swooning over all of the gorgeous gowns, we also noticed quite a few Pin-worthy hair and makeup looks on the runway.

Here are seven stunning bridal hair and makeup ideas to get you inspired for summer wedding season:

Amsale’s Shimmery Silver Eyes and Red Lips


Dramatic yet classic, this makeup look would be perfect for a formal evening wedding—especially paired with a sleek chignon and glowing skin.

Austin Scarlett’s Retro Pinned-Up Bob


This elegant, vintage-inspired hairstyle would be a show-stopper on any bride. The big, soft curls, and pinned-under up-do really creates a glamorous, Great Gatsby vibe when worn with rose- or peach-tone makeup and an intricately beaded gown.

Carolina Herrera’s Bejeweled Headpiece

Carolina-Herrera-Bridal-Spring-2015Lots of brides want long, voluminous waves on their wedding day, but a pulled-back style can be more comfortable and long-lasting, especially on a hot summer’s day. A jewel-encrusted headpiece is the perfect way to infuse even a simple up-do with that all-important “wow” factor. Delicate yet dazzling, this floral headpiece isn’t quite as “girly” as a tiara, but it would still have the power to make any modern woman feel like a princess.

Ines Di Santo’s Woodland Fairy Flower Crown


This look is perfect for the boho bride, especially if you’re planning a nature-themed or garden party-inspired wedding. Designer Ines Di Santo sent her models down the runway wearing voluminous arrangements of pastel petals—which we love, especially in blue (“something blue? check!”)—but you could also tone it down with smaller blossoms in white or cream. You’ll feel like a beautiful woodland fairy—and who doesn’t want to feel like that?

Jenny Packham’s Intricate Headpieces & Teased Ponytails


An exercise in opposites, we love the way that Jenny Packham gave her models glamorous, diamond-encrusted headpieces and teased out, low ponytails for an effortlessly cool and modern bridal look. We can totally picture this hairstyle with a simple, slinky slip dress—a big bridal gown trend for this year.

Marchesa’s Undone & Embellished French Twists


If you’re not the type of gal who likes to have every hair in place in her everyday life, why change up your style on the biggest day of your life? This look achieves wedding-worthy elegance without looking too fussy, and the addition of fluttering flower petals takes it from stunning to spectacular. Loose pieces only add to its romantic, ethereal feel—so you won’t need to make constant check-ups, even after a couple hours on the dance floor.

Theia’s Loose Curls & Glowing Makeup


Most brides tend to gravitate toward neutrals and pinks for their wedding day makeup, but Theia’s runway makeup look had us daydreaming about pearly creams, ivories, and whites. If nothing else, this photo is the inspiration you need to invest in a great highlighter before your big day—when the sun hits your cheekbones as you walk down that aisle, your guests will think they’re seeing an angel.