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Wedding Hairstyles and Makeup

Wedding Hairstyles and Makeup

Wedding hairstyles and makeup are one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning. You might make favors and place cards yourself, but most couples choose a professional artist to create a glamorous look on their wedding day. Your hair and makeup should highlight your natural features and compliment your wedding fashion. These tips for wedding hairstyles and makeup will help you plan your look.

Planning Wedding Hairstyles and Makeup

Wedding hairstyles and makeup take a little longer than your normal salon visit. You can expect to spend about an hour to an hour and a half preparing in your bridal suite on your wedding day. You will probably decide all of the details months before your wedding day, and have a practice run to master the look. Meeting with your stylist to finalize all the details of your look will help you estimate the length of time it will take to prepare on your big day. The wedding party usually styles their own hair and makeup, but it can be part of the wedding plan for the wedding hairstyles to match. If the wedding party requires a session, factor in the time, and if necessary, hire an extra artist. The bride is always the first in the chair, followed by the maid of honor and bridesmaids.

Wedding Hairstyles and Makeup

Salon Appointments

Salon appointments should take place about a month prior to the wedding. If you are considering a color treatment, allow time for errors and corrections. You will also want a trial run before the big day. Booking with a hair and makeup artist usually includes a trial and a day-of appointment. Start preparing hair and skin with a hair treatment and facial a couple weeks prior to the event. Avoid chemical skin treatments just before the wedding. A week before the wedding, you might consider waxing, teeth whitening and tanning. Always use a professional for these services to avoid embarrassing mistakes with tanning and waxing.

Wedding Hairstyles and Makeup

Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair

Longer hair gives your more styles to choose from. Your wedding hairstyle should match your bridal fashion. The neckline of your gown and your jewelry might help you make the decision to wear your hair up or down. If you are seeking volume, blow out long curls. If you are wearing a strapless dress and want to highlight your face, neckline and shoulders, an updo or a braid are the perfect options. Consider an elegant bun or a chignon. A chignon is a classy variation of the standard bun that is worn low. You can wear your bun neat, messy, curled or braided to achieve the look you want. Braids can also be neat, messy, stringed with ribbons or layered with flowers.

Wedding Hairstyles and Makeup

Wedding Hairstyles for Short Hair

There is no shortage of wedding hairstyles for short hair. You might consider a romantic updo with a crown of flowers or a jeweled headband. If your hair is too short to gather, consider blown out curls or side swept bangs. Coordinate your hair pieces with your wedding dress and accessories. Depending on your theme, you might choose a clip, flowers or a halo veil. If length is limiting you from achieving a certain look, consider adding extensions to your wedding hairstyle to create the illusion of volume and length.

Wedding Hairstyles and Makeup

Traditional Makeup

Traditional makeup is compounded into a unique blend to match skin tone and coverage needs. A professional makeup artist can customize your coverage and obtain your perfect look with traditional liquid, cream or pressed powder makeup in a variety of shades. Traditional makeup is combined with properties for a specific match to skin type. Your artist will be able to blend a unique mixture to obtain a true match. Makeup can also be blended to cover scars, discoloration and tattoos.

Wedding Hairstyles and Makeup

Airbrush Makeup

Airbrush makeup is becoming increasingly popular. It creates a flawless and light-weight finish that traditional makeup cannot achieve. When you want a light appearance that allows your true beauty to shine through, airbrush makeup can provide the perfect base. Makeup is mixed to match skin tone and customized for a flawless look. Airbrush makeup provides a waterproof 24 hour wear.

Wedding Hairstyles and Makeup

Crystal Ballroom at Veranda

Plan your beautiful style and look with the extraordinary Crystal Ballroom at Veranda and meet the talented hair and makeup artists available to help you achieve the glamorous look of your dreams. Choose this luxurious wedding venue with in-house designers, planners, furnishings, décor and staff services to create the fairy tale wedding you imagine. Bring your vision for your magical day to the professional designers at Crystal Ballroom and walk the red carpet to the fairy tale awaiting you.


We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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