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Wedding Hair and Makeup Forecast for 2017

Model with long brunette hair with smokey makeup featuring heavy winged eyeliner, holding a flower in front of a floral-themed wall.

Professional makeup artists; fresh graduates of a cosmetology school in Austin, TX and similar learning institutions; and other workers in the beauty industry look at the fashion runways for clues on upcoming trends. If you’re a makeup artist who works with brides and women attending special events, you simply have to catch these shows or browse through the websites of the fashion houses.

Each fashion show usually has a bridal gown as a finale, while other lines like Monique Lhuillier or Vera Wang has an entire show dedicated to wedding dresses. Although it’s the dresses which serve as the highlight of these runway shows, the way that the hair and makeup of the models is done is also highlighted. Based from the looks of the models for next year’s bridal fashion shows, a trend can be forecasted for how the real brides of 2017 will look like.

A Glimpse at the Hottest Bridal Hair and Makeup Trends for 2017

Let’s say that you are a student of a cosmetology school near Austin, TX and you would like to focus on brides as your clients. Of course, you should have a foundational knowledge of the basics. Which hair and makeup will make for a bride with a classical look? How about the time of day when the wedding will be held – what’s ideal for day or night makeup? Or maybe you would like the season of the year when the wedding will be held to suit the hair and makeup of the bride. For this, you should consider if the overall look is suited for a winter, spring, summer or autumn wedding.

For the trend-conscious or the fashion-forward bride, here is a list of the upcoming trends from the 2017 bridal lines of the hottest designers in the industry:

  • Boxer braids with ‘frozen’ eyelashes

Yes, think of the boxer braids worn by Kim Kardashian – only matched with white top-coat mascara so you’ll have that stark contrast on your natural makeup. This is how the model brides looked like at the Houghton bridal fashion show.

  • Knotted chignon with an elaborate headpiece

At the Naeem Khan bridal fashion show, stunning bridal gowns were worn by models styled with knotted chignons. Match this with a bejewelled, elaborate headpiece and you have fashion forward bride who still looks ultra-feminine.

  • Loose updo with a super-pink blush

For the delicate bride, try a loose updo with a super-pink blush. This was the look of the bride-models at the Delphine Malvet bridal fashion show.

  • Romantic side braids with shimmery lips

At the Galia Lahav bridal event for 2017, you’ll sigh with envy at the sight of oh-so-romantic looking brides. They modelled delicate gowns with loose braids worn to one side, matched with lips that had a natural pale pink shimmer.

  • Braided bun with silver eye makeup

Elegant, polished yet fashion forward is the best way to describe the model brides at the Lela Rose fashion show. They had traditional braided buns and light makeup, but there’s a hint of whimsy with the touch of silver winged eye makeup.

  • Sideswept waves and blinged-out eye makeup

Project Runway alum Christian Siriano went vintage with a side swept hairstyle for his bridal line. This is matched with blinged out eye makeup, where there is almost no hint of eyeshadow but a touch of a glittery accessory at the bottom of the eyelid.

  • Braided chignon with apricot lips

The Marchesa fashion house showcased braided chignons which would look lovely on any bride. Mix this up with apricot lips, shown on the bridal models of designer Tony Ward.

  • A bride from the future

Finally, for the really edgy, fashion-forward bride, take cue from fashion house Theia. The 2017 bridal collection featured body-baring gowns, futuristic headpieces, and silver makeup – from eyes to lips. This is perfect for the bold winter bride.

If you’re a student of cosmetology in Austin, Texas, take your pick from any of these style inspirations when doing the hair and makeup of a modern, fashion-conscious bride.