Feb 21, 2017

Still deciding on your wedding day beauty look? Well luckily, we’re on hand with some hair and makeup inspiration.

Corina Barrett of the brilliant Bridal Hair and Makeup knows exactly what’s best for brides, and how to collaborate to create something magical.

Here’s 4 of her favourite wedding looks explained – take a look and then come discuss ideas for yours at our next BoShow Festival.

  1. The Boho Bride

This is Blaize, my beautiful bohemian bride. Blaize, like many brides-to-be, couldn’t decide on whether she wanted her hair up or down on the big day – and here you can see we created a style combining both.

I absolutely love what we achieved together: a soft, unusual, cascade of tumbling side curls, that still give the effect of an up do, to one side.

Teamed with subtle gold make up to bring out her pale green eye colour, and pastel shimmering lips to complement her flower crown, we ended up with a beautifully natural yet striking look.

2. The Daring Bride

Many brides struggle to decide whether to go hair up, hair down, soft or structured. And for those who dare to be a little different, here’s an easy option that includes a combination of all those elements!

Designed to deliver all one could wish for from a wedding day ‘do (wispy, soft, slightly messy, elegant yet natural) this style also provides the option to have hair up for the ceremony and hair down for celebration time, via some quick and easy unpinning.

When looking at the style you’ll see from the side a loose dutch plait combined with gentle twists and pinned curls; you can see that height has been achieved through creating a romantic rose from the crown hair, giving detail from behind. If a second look is desired, the hair can be unpinned from the bottom to release flowing curled locks. It couldn’t be easier to let your hair down!

3. The Dreamy Bride

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I enjoyed creating this style using a large barreled tong and one of the most useful items ever created: the donut!

Sometimes if a bride’s hair is a little thin, it is difficult to achieve certain looks, as in some cases, plaits take away from the look and the fullness of the style, rather than adding the drama and finishing touch the bride desires.

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I try to conceal any problem areas my brides may feel uncomfortable with, in this case using a donut, and creating large bouncy curls and soft, spiraled twists combined with a half French twist on the crown. The result is a voluminous, soft and dreamy up do, that’d be perfect for any countryside or outdoorsy wedding.

4. The Simply Chic Bride

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This look just proves that sometimes it’s best to keep things simple.

Using natural shades of brick and deeper browns on the eyes, teamed with subtle peachy lips, we have created a shimmering, understated, natural glow that’s long lasting and effective day or night.

My bride Amy has beautiful, thick hair, so we decided to show it off by leaving it mostly down. We gave texture by adding tousled curls and using salted products for definition. All together, Amy’s bridal look was stunning!

Corina Barrett can be found at our next BoShow Wedding Festival – come meet her for ideas on crafting your bridal beauty look!

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