Beauty Trends from the Bridal Fashion Week Runway

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New York Bridal Fashion Week is the ultimate destination to discover what’s trending in the upcoming wedding season. 

Megan Garmers, founder and director of MG Hair and Makeup (and a member of The Knot Ambassador Program!) was behind the scenes at New York Bridal Fashion Week beautifying models for many of the runway shows–and she’s giving us the scoop on what to expect for the Spring/Summer 2016 wedding season below!

Hair was either slicked-back in ponytails and buns, or loose in long beachy waves and braids. We used the slicked-back bun look in 4 runway shows to show off everything from glittery, see-through and body conscious gowns to the more traditional gowns of Privato by Mon Cheri and Ersa Atelier. Makeup on the runways this season was very natural and monochromatic. There were a few collections that required a pop of color or a smokey eye (Allure Bridals and Privato by Mon Cheri among others), but even there the shades were light plums, khakis and grays with black eyeliner. We definitely stayed away from dark and heavy hues this season.

The challenge, however, for most hair stylists and makeup artists is translating these beauty trends into wearable wedding looks for brides everywhere–it can definitely be tricky. Be sure to consult with the bride about the hairstyles and makeup she feels most comfortable in before trying to create her wedding look. Is she conscious of her ears or her forehead? How does she feel about where her hair parts? Will she be adding a veil or headpiece which will help to soften a slicked-back look? Once you understand what makes her feel most confident, you can begin to craft the perfect look.The beautiful thing about bridal hair and makeup is that it’s unique to every bride. Gone are the days of “cookie cutter” bridal hair and beauty. Trends come and go, but making sure the bride really feels as beautiful as she looks will make for a timeless style.

For more runway hair and makeup trends, click here.

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