Choosing the Perfect Wedding Makeup and Hair
While some people opt to tie the knot in the fall or winter, hoping that the changing leaves or falling snow will somehow, magically be just right to create a picturesque wedding, there’s no denying it: spring and summer are wedding seasons, and for good reason. It’s when everything’s just right. What more could you possibly want than a beautiful summer ceremony? How about perfect wedding makeup and hair? Whether you’ve got long hair or short, there’s a perfect style for everyone.
When visiting a hair salon, Ottawa brides expect only the best service for their big day, and that means being up-to-date and some of the freshest styles for women with long hair. But when it comes to selecting just the right style, long hair is both a blessing and curse. While it gives you a wealth of different options, sometimes picking the right one can be hard. If you want a look that is light and care-free, consider some simple curls or the classic half-up look, both of them as simple as they are elegant when done right. For something more sophisticated, consider a new twist on braids. A side fishtail braid offers a gorgeous and unforgettable look, while complex patterns of wraparound braids are definitely in. Many brides have tried adding small flowers into their hair on their special day, creating a breathtaking and otherworldly look.
The great thing about shorter hair is it lends itself perfectly to a lot of glamorous, retro styles. When visiting a hair salon in Ottawa before the big day, why not evoke the classic looks of the 1920s or 1960s? You can spice up a simple bob with finger waves that scream silver screen starlet, for example. And short hair doesn’t necessarily take braids out of the equation; a side-parted French braid is a look that exudes an effortless cool. If your hair doesn’t quite reach that far, a blown-out pixie cut is simple but incredibly stylish. If you want to include a hair accessory, talk to the stylist at your local Ottawa hair salon to find a look that incorporates it flawlessly.
Now that you’ve got the hair sorted out, you need the perfect bridal makeup. If you’re getting married outdoors, a minimal look – a little foundation, a little blush and eyeshadow – is a great way to go. However, just because the style is minimalist doesn’t mean it’s boring. And a great way to add a serious “wow” factor to a minimal look is to accent it with a darker, more vibrant lipstick. If you’re looking for a more vibrant wedding makeup look, the classic smoky eyeshadow is a stunning choice – but it doesn’t have to be in dark, colourless shades. Try making it more colourful with a touch of deep violet for eyes that smoulder.