The bridal fashion shows for 2013 were sprinkled with one dominant theme: the unstructured ‘do. “While most women opt for styles that have little to no movement because of pictures, a new class of daring and whimsical styles have many future brides thinking twice about tradition,” says Ashley. “A great styling team will be able to craft the look you want and make sure it works for your wedding album, regardless of the style.” What does Ashley think pairs well with this aesthetic? “The new “no-makeup” look is a perfect match for this undone hair trend. The idea is to bring out your own natural features and to create a flawless, minimal face,” says Ashley. Let your natural beauty shine by highlighting your best assets using warm tones in the nude family.
While many brides opt for the ever-popular chignon, this year it seems to have taken a new direction. Ashley explains, “Side chignons are all the rage right now. Because the style is so structured, it allows brides to feel confident that they will not need to adjust their hair throughout the night, and it also provides an essence of glamour that is unmatched. Pair this look with a deep side part so that the style is more exaggerated and elegant.” With hair that screams vintage glam, don’t lose steam when it comes to your makeup look. “The bridal runways this year showcased makeup highlighting one particular feature. Whether you focus on a strong, smoky eye or a sultry bold red lip, you’ll dazzle your guests with your flawless style.” Keep other makeup choices muted so that the focus remains on the feature that you want to shine.
If you’re always the first of your friends to sport the latest trends from the runways, look no further than this bridal combination. “It should come as no surprise to beauty mavens that volume will continue its appeal into the fall,” says Ashley. “Volumized looks have always been somewhat popular, but with high ponies and teased crowns dominating the red carpet, the trend has garnered added attention.” From modernized beehives to the addition of headband accessories for a flirty, fun look, volume has solidified its place in bridal. “Pairing a bold makeup look with an unconventional hair choice is the hallmark of a fashionista. Go for the wow factor with a different take on the traditional smoky eye by using color.” Try purples, greens and blues for a delicate yet hip look.
“Ultimately, your wedding is your day to express your personality and taste. Test out different hair and makeup combinations to see what works best, and leave time for you to change your mind. Don’t be afraid to mix and match and create your own winning look for your day! With the right team behind you, anything you dream can come true,” says Ashley.