There is no better hairstyle or makeup look than the one that makes you feel beautiful, confident, and authentically you…
That said, we love a bit of inspiration, especially with so many wedding hair and makeup options to choose from. Allow some of our in-demand wedding beauty professionals to walk you through the top 2022 wedding hair and makeup trends we can’t get enough of.
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Seamlessly blending high-quality extensions in with your natural hair is the perfect way to instantly add enviable volume to your locks. More and more brides are choosing to wear their hair loose and flowing, with the option to enhance using extensions and hair pieces. The best part? With a professional hair stylist, no one will ever suspect your glossy locks might not be entirely yours. “For brides who want to wear their hair down, we are doing a lot of long natural-looking extensions,” says Kylie Cruickshank from Sydney’s Judena Hair. “These are best shown off with healthy, bouncy locks, styled in a long-lasting classic wave or blow-dry.”
Natural, Warm Tones
A romantic, natural colour palette is a look that’s never far from the rotation wedding day beauty trends. Many brides are requesting a look that reflects a more polished, elevated version of their natural beauty. “My 2022 and 2023 brides are requesting soft contouring, highlighting, and gorgeous, dewy cheeks,” explains revered Sydney makeup artist Kerry Howell. “The perfect addition to this look is a long-lasting, natural pink or nude tone lip. With a hint of gloss to the pout to make the lips pop, of course!” We love combining this with our next trend for a natural look with a hint of glamour.
Speaking of up-dos, it’s not all flowing waves and bouncy blow-outs. Sleek, no-fuss up-dos are in, with many brides favouring flattering, low hairstyles after the high ponytails of 2020 and 2021 wedding fashion. A low bun is a choice that says understated elegance. “We’re seeing a return to classic effortless up-dos like the low, sleek bun,” says Kylie from Judena Hair. “The key to making sure these styles look incredible all day is prepping and setting your hair with professional, salon-grade products.” Ask your hairstylist to use products that have a soft look and feel when set, so you can let your hair down when it comes time for the reception. We also recommend asking for a product with a mild, pleasant scent for all the greeting hugs you’ll be giving!
Shimmer, shimmer! A champagne toast is in order. Metallic hues are on-trend, and they are here to stay. This trend can be as understated or as extra as you desire, with everything from a dewy shimmer eyelid to a crisp glitter-winged eyeliner in play. Your make-up artist will help you select a metallic to complement your skin tone and ties in with the rest of your wedding day look. Looking to take it a step further? Metallic hair accessories are the perfect way to complement an up-do or add definition to a veil. Our tip? Combine clean, minimalist design with textured hair to add contrast to your look.
This trend is all about giving you big, expressive eyes that would put Bambi to shame. How to achieve this look? Hello Gorgeous Makeup Artistry uses high-quality false lashes for maximum flutter effect, paired with soft, sultry shadow, and a subtle highlight below the brow for lift. Definition of the bottom lashes will enhance the look further, and keeping the other elements of the face neutral allows the eyes to truly be the star of the show. This trend is perfectly paired with a delicate, floral veil or statement hair accessory.
Moving away from the old-Hollywood glamour favoured in the early 2020s, loose and unstructured waves are making a comeback. Effortlessly romantic and relatively easy to achieve, this look is best paired with more structured elements like a clean, sleek brow and refined accessories to avoid looking too haphazard. Prive Hair, a wedding beauty favourite in Brisbane, are masters of this look, creating the perfect harmony of texture and gloss for a glamorous, slightly undone look. With an inherent romanticism to this look, we know we will be seeing this hair trend on aisles in 2022 and far beyond.
Dewy, Natural Skin
Not a powder finish in sight. This year brides are wanting skin that looks like skin… luminous, flawless skin that is. This might seem like a trend that favours younger brides, however, anyone can achieve this look with the appropriate preparation and assistance. Instilling a skincare routine focusing on hydration prior to your wedding, plus making sure you’re drinking plenty of water, will give you the plumped, soft complexion required. “To achieve this look, I recommend using a hydrating serum rich in hyaluronic acid to prepare the skin in the lead-up to your wedding. We will prepare your skin on the day, then airbrush your foundation on for a seamless finish,” explains Kerry Howell. Our tip for this trend? Don’t be afraid to let freckles shine through; this trend is about enhancing your natural beauty, not covering it up.