Four Hollywood glamour bridal looks: what to ask for

23 Apr 2018

Embrace Hollywood starlet glamour with these four luxurious bridal looks and discover exactly what to ask your wedding hairdresser and make-up artist for

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Anna Sorbie, bridal hair and beauty specialist, advises how to achieve Hollywood glamour in four different ways. 

The style: Hollywood Waves 


What to ask your hairdresser for: Hollywood waves with side partings are huge this season, and this elegant style is ideal for black tie weddings or for brides who really want a truly glamorous look. Ask your hairdresser for classic vintage curls that you can finish off with a statement hair slide in the side parting. My handmade ‘Laurene’ design with Freshwater Pearls and Swarovski Crystal is perfect for this.

What to ask your make-up artist for: Ask for old Hollywood glamour with a smoky eye, contoured blush, signature winged eyeliner and red lips. 

The style: Contemporary Chignon


What to ask your hairdresser for: A contemporary take on a classic style, this look is a soft, slightly looser version of the traditional Chignon. Ask your hairdresser for an elegant and polished up-do with the chignon offset slightly to one side of the head.

What to ask your make-up artist for: On your wedding day, you want to look like the most beautiful version of yourself – not an overdone bridal version of yourself. Ask your make-up artist for a flawless base with a muted colour palette of soft pink and coral. Tried and tested, doe-eyed and nude-lipped is a winning combination.

The style: Dishevelled Up-do


What to ask your hairdresser for: This is all about taking the traditional up-do and making it fresher, more modern and less ‘done’. A very modern way to wear bridal hair, this look is effortless, yet still elegant. Ask your hairdresser for a low-set traditional chignon twist with softly curled strands left loose to frame the face.

What to ask your make-up artist for: Ask your make-up artist for a bronzed base with strobe effect, strong eyebrows, metallic hues and a well-defined lip.

The style: Unkempt side braid


What to ask your hairdresser for: The braid trend is going nowhere in a hurry and with good reason: it’s a flattering, wearable look that can be made to look edgy, romantic or sexy. Plaits are the perfect bridal hairstyle for women who don’t want a traditional up-do, but who would like to wear their hair away from their face. Ask your hairdresser for a stylish side fishtail braid that’s full of body and has that on-trend tousled finish.

What to ask your make-up artist for: Dark and dramatic make-up against the femininity of a wedding dress and a softer hairstyle can look incredible. Ask your make-up artist for sharp lines, smudged eyes, and a shock of lip colour.