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Planning Wedding Hairstyles and Makeup

Wedding Hairstyle and Makeup

One of the most exciting parts of wedding planning is planning the wedding hairstyles and makeup. While you might choose to DIY some parts of the wedding, most couples choose a professional artist to help them create the perfect look. Your hairstyle and makeup should compliment your natural features and your wedding fashion. Here are some tips and ideas for planning the wedding hairstyle and makeup for you and your wedding party.

The Wedding Hairstyle and Makeup Session

Your wedding hairstyle and makeup session will be a little different than your usual visit at a salon. All the details will be decided a few months before your big day, but it usually takes about an hour to an hour and a half to prepare in your bridal suite on the day of your wedding. You will probably have a practice run to experiment and master the look you want to create. The practice run also helps you estimate the length of time it will take to achieve the desired look. Make sure you have a photographer present to document the experience.

Wedding Hairstyle and Makeup

Wedding Hairstyles for the Wedding Party

It is common for the bridesmaids and maid of honor to style their hair on their own, but sometimes it is part of the wedding plan for the hairstyles to match. If the wedding party will require a hair and makeup session, factor in the time, and if necessary, hire an extra artist. The bride should always be the first in the chair, followed by the maid of honor and the bridesmaids. If you have a large wedding party and complex styles, hair and makeup should be complete prior to arriving at the venue. Touch-ups can be performed at the venue. Always step into the gown after the hair and makeup session to avoid any mishaps.

Wedding Hairstyle and Makeup

Choosing Your Wedding Hairstyle

Your wedding hairstyle should match your bridal fashion. Curls are among the most popular. Curls add volume and dimension to your hair. You can wear your curls up or down and never go wrong. If you want to highlight your face, neckline and shoulders, an updo is the perfect way to go. If you are considering a strapless dress, you might choose to wear your hair up in a bun or a chignon. A Chignon is a classy variation of the standard bun that is worn low. Buns can be neat, messy, curled or braided to create a unique look. Braids can be neat, messy, stringed with ribbons or layered with flowers. Like the updo, braided wedding hairstyles complement a strapless dress. Extensions can be added to all wedding hairstyles to create the illusion of volume and length. Regardless of whether you wear your hair up, down or in a braid, adding extensions will create a more dramatic look.

Crystal Ballroom on Lake Melva

Crystal Ballroom on Lake Melva

Plan your beautiful style with Crystal Ballroom on Lake Melva and meet the extraordinary hair and makeup artists to 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 magical moments that await you.



Discover the Crystal Ballroom experience. Imagine your unique moments during a guided tour behind the scenes, and receive a consultation with our planning professionals. 

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