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The key to being the most beautiful version of yourself on the big day? Consider a more formal take on the hair and makeup that makes you feel most like you. We saw gorgeous updates on classic styles at the recent bridal shows.
The New Tiara
Put your own spin on a ballerina bun or chignon by adding an unexpected accessory that upends the traditional tiara, like the Keren Wolf hairpiece worn at Inbal Dror (price upon request).
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The New Ponytail
"If your dress is intricate, opt for a pulled-back style," says hairstylist Mark Townsend. Try a sleek, polished pony with glamour-girl waves, like this one at the Berta show.
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The New Braid
There's a reason you rocked a French braid for every dance recital and dress-up party; it's soft, pretty, and keeps your hair off your face. Sophisticated options hit the runway at Lela Rose (pictured) and Marchesa.
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The New Natural
Brides have a glow about them. Playing up your skin tone with just darker-than-bare lips, bronze cheeks, and brown shadows, like the makeup at Marchesa, "only enhances that," says Stern, who favors Nars Bronzer in Irresistiblement ($39).
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The New Modern Minimalist
As seen at Amsale, red lips, groomed brows, mascara (or, even better, falsies) and "little else is a classically feminine, extremely kissable look," says Stern. Try Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color in Red Brick ($28).
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