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.