When preparing for your wedding, once you have your dress picked out, it’s time to start thinking about hair and makeup. Remember, your hair and makeup should complement your dress, not compete with it. Let’s take a look at the latest trends for wedding hair and makeup for 2016.

Hair

Here are the most stunning hair trends we at Salon 755 have been hearing about for 2016 weddings:

The Bend

This is a look which combines both straight and wavy strands. It starts with a clean part in the center, then adds extra volume and texture at the roots with product. Next, a flat iron is used to straighten everything, then bend three points at ear level. This is a great style if you are looking to create some texture and body.

Double Chignon

First you’ll want to give your hair grip and texture with a volumizing mousse, then curl sections of the hair for relaxed movement. Then, create two ponytails and make side-by-side knots with varying volume and looseness. Then tuck the ends of the knots into the ponytail base and pin them.

Playful Plaits

No blow-drying or curling irons are needed for this one ladies; just brush the hair back and create two small braids at the top of the head. Bring the rest into a low ponytail, then crisscross the braids around the ponytail. Add some texture spray and, voila!

Floating Florals

Use a thickening tonic to give body and texture without dulling the hair. Then curl all of your hair around a big barrel curling iron. Break the curls up with your fingers, then tie bits of the hair together with elastics to create a criss-cross pattern. Then, place sprigs of your favorite flower in the elastics!

Bohemian Braids

Add texture to the hair, then braid random sections using different techniques; French, fishtail, classic, etc. Loosen the braids and tease them, then pin the braids into a loose half-up/half-down style and add hairspray.

Makeup

Now, on to our favorite makeup trends we’ve been hearing about for 2016 weddings:

No Makeup-Makeup

Let your natural beauty shine through on your wedding day with glowing skin, lightly flushed cheeks and fresh-bitten lips. Make sure your skin is clean, exfoliated and well moisturized. A light foundation will hide trouble spots, and a dusting of blush on the cheeks will give you a rosy flush. Finish it with a nude lipstick with just a dash of color.

Glossy Lips

Moving the other direction, if done right, glossy lips can be luminously beautiful, and can go well with natural makeup. Prep your lips with a sugar scrub to remove any dead skin, then apply your favorite lipstick followed by a thin layer of gloss in a similar shade to add dimension. Avoid sparkly or metallic glosses.

Brown Eye Makeup

Consider matte brown for your eye shadow and liner. It enhances your eyes without being too in-your-face. Finish with a black mascara to add contrast.

Pearly Shimmer

Often brides will want a dewy look, so to achieve a glow, not a shine, use a pearly highlighter stick, or start with a luminous primer before you put on foundation.

The experts at Salon 755 can help you with all of your wedding hair and makeup needs, book an appointment with us today at 651-501-7465, or anytime online!