Between seeing the latest wedding dresses from our favorite bridal designers and the hair and makeup inspiration from each runway show, there's no shortage of inspiration at Bridal Fashion Week. We loved checking out each designers' modern takes on traditional wedding dresses, their trendy new jumpsuits, and the elaborate ball gowns complete with intricately detailed bodices, but we know that no bridal look is ever complete without the perfect hair and makeup.
The Spring 2018 runway shows were filled with glamorous makeup and gorgeous hairstyles for brides-to-be. With so many wedding-worthy beauty looks, it was hard to pick our favorite—so we didn't! Here, eight of the makeup and hair ideas we especially loved this season.
Oscar de la Renta
When you're wearing wedding dresses as exquisite as those from Oscar de la Renta, going simple with your hairstyle is never a bad idea. And that's exactly what Kenra Professional's Michael Silva did when dreaming up the beauty looks for ODLR's newest collection. Inspired by an ethereal, fresh city look, Silva chose a low ponytail for this season, and executed the style by giving each model a little volume thanks to Kenra Whip Grip Mousse, and adding texture with a curling iron. Using Kenra Professional Silkening Gloss, Silva styled each model's hair into a low ponytail, giving the women a polished, put-together look.
If you want to try this low ponytail on your own big day (or for a pre-wedding party!), make sure to leave some loose strands to frame your face. The final look is totally chic but still relaxed, and the perfect complement to an ornate wedding dress!
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For Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2018 collection, it was all about giving the models a natural beauty look. Maybelline New York makeup artist Carolina Dali used just the right amount of makeup to give the models a dewey look using FITme! Concealer underneath the eyes, Dream Cushion Foundation all over the face, and highlighted cheekbones with Shine Shot Glassy Topcoasts.
The women were made runway-ready with simple up-dos from Redken Brand Ambassador Rodney Cutler. "I was inspired by a ballerina bun that a girl could do herself at home. I pulled the hair back into a low ballerina bun and raked my hands through it for a bit of a natural airy, texture, while finishing with Redken's Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Sprayand topping off some of the models' hair with a floral embellishment," he says.
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Marchesa's models rocked an elegant ponytail, created by Moroccanoil's Artistic Director Kevin Hughes. Hughes created a ponytail by applying Moroccanoil Treatment to the bottom half of the length of hair, plus some Moroccanoil Thickening Lotion. Then, he parted each woman's hair down the center and added some texture with Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray, and curled strands of hair in opposite directions. He finished the low ponytail with a velvet bow wrapped around the elastic band.
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For Marchesa NOTTE, Hughes chose a braided look. He began styling each model's hair by curling all but the front sections of hair in opposite directions. With the sections remaining, Hughes created two parallel Dutch braids, styling them towards the back, and combining all four braids into a low half-ponytail. He kept the entire look in place by spraying hair with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong.
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The models at Hayley Paige's show finished their looks with the perfect side-swept hairstyles, radiating a romantic look at Bridal Fashion Week. With strands along the side of the face angled down and away to create a half-up, half-down hairstyle, every model wore her hair so that it fell against the top of her back, with a chunk of loose curls resting over her right shoulder.
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Kenra Professional's Keith Carpenter chose an elegant low bun for Lela Rose's Spring 2018 runway show, channeled some serious equestrian girl vibes. Clean, simple, and stylish, it was the perfect way to show off every dress in the collection.
You can get the look by spraying Kenra Platinum Dry Texture Spray throughout your hair for texture, then comb your hair to create a center part. Use Kenra Whip Grip Mousse to help style your hair into a sleek ponytail, and then twist it into a low bun. Looking to play it up with an accessory? Try topping off this hairstyle with a thick white headband detailed with light mesh that covers just the top half of your face.
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Naeem Khan's latest wedding dresses were made even more special with exciting beauty looks. The models wore their hair down, showing off loose, voluminous curls (think beach waves), and accessorized each with either a veil or gorgeous headband. Their the makeup artist went simple, going with a natural look and and using rose-hued neutral shades to highlight the eyes, giving off a rejuvenated glow.
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Sachin & Babi
The hairstyles worn at Sachin & Babi's Spring 2018 collection were simple but chic. Each woman wore her hair split down the middle and sleeked away from her face, hugging tight to her scalp along the sides, showing off the exquisite earrings they wore down the runway.
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Smokey eyes and elegant curls were the go-to looks at Reem Acra's newest bridal collection reveal. Perfect for brides who want to stray from the all-natural feel, dark shades on top of the eyes and a side part with soft curls might just be the beauty look for you.
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