The Look of Love: 5 Fresh Wedding Day Hair & Makeup Ideas



Fall/Winter 2016

(above) Classically Natural

The Look: Unfussy hair and strong lip color.

The Dress: Alissa wears a dreamy lace applique gown by Atelier Pronovias, “Vintage,” $4,950, from Divine Designs.

The Artist: Olivia Hawthorne. “Both runway and bridal makeup trends for 2016 and 2017 feature a lot of bold lip colors with clean-looking dewy skin. A softer, more wearable version would be gorgeous on a bride. Alissa has some light freckles, which I think are beautiful, so I didn’t try to hide them.”


Braided Crown

The Look: Romantic braids with an equally romantic lace gown.

The Dress: Ivy and Aster’s “Secret Garden” gown with applique lace and illusion front, $1,980, from The English Dept. Amen 14K white gold band with 2.6 total carat weight pave diamonds, $10,335, from Kassab Jewelers.

The Artist: Paige Ashcroft. “I’m seeing braids being incorporated into an updo and brides being a little more playful with hair color especially muted and smoky colors that still fall in the realm of natural.”


Star of the Show

The Look: Platinum glam for a dramatic entrance.

The Dress: Claire wears Tulle New York’s “Erin” shantung trumpet skirt with a sweetheart neckline, $2,850, from Divine Designs. Silver wide band ring, $44, from Bayleen.

The Artist: Nicole Wagner of Powder Inc. “I love a very bronzy, glowing and glammed-up makeup with a big messy updo.”


Effortless Beauty

The Look: Flowing tresses and an unstructured gown with lush florals.

The Dress: Clara wears Leanne Marshall’s “McKenna” silk charmeuse gown with spaghetti straps, price upon request, from The English Dept. Rose gold tab necklace, $34, from Bayleen. Bouquet with hot pink peonies and white roses from Zest.

The Artist: Cassandra Kennedy of Cassandra Kennedy Beauty. “The hallmark words for this look are: delicate, simple, organic. Nothing can look like you tried too hard. Nothing coiffed or too polished. There is an element of imperfection, as if to say, ‘I just tied and pinned it up.’”


Buttoned Up

The Look: An updo that doesn’t hide the show-stopping lace back.

The Dress: Michelle wears an Alfred Angelo gown that features illusion lace and fabric-covered buttons down the back, price upon request, from Merrime Bride and Soiree in Albany. Tacori diamond engagement ring, $4,390, from Kassab Jewelers.

The Artist: Jennifer Walker of Face Body Beauty. “I was inspired by the romantic style of her dress and wanted the makeup and hair to reflect that soft feel. I chose an updo that’s classic but with a modern, unstructured look.”


Photography: Deyla Huss

Styling: Sarah Mansfield

Models: Clara Gulsvig, Alissa Holmes, Claire McCann, all for OPTION, Michelle Lummus for Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited.

Editorial Assistant: Nico Lim