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What's old is new again. Look to the past for your bridal hair and makeup inspirations. Add a little modern red carpet appeal to this vintage Marylin Monroe.

There is something chic and hip about sporting a vintage bridal hairstyle on your wedding day. Many brides are opting for a little vintage edge to their bridal hairstyles.  These hairstyles are for the bride that likes a classic look with some wow glam factor.  Makeup for this retro 50′s look was all about making the eye’s and lips pop. Black liner on tip of the lid’s is very popular with this look. Red lips are signature for many vintage makeup looks.



This look is a classic 20′s 30′s. A bird cage veil is the perfect accessories to add to this look. Keep your dress in mind when choosing a vintage bridal hairstyle. You will want to make sure the the era you choose will look best for your face shape, your overall wedding theme and dress.  The smoky eye was used here and adds some real drama along with a cooler red lipstick. Almost anyone can wear red lipstick. There are a few rules to follow while selecting the correct red colour for you. Generally if you have cooler undertones in your skin, you will want to stay with cooler lip colours. The same if you have warmer undertones, your makeup should stay warmer.


This classic forties looks is one of my favourites. It’s sleek and sexy all at the same time. A lot of my brides like this retro bridal hairstyle, because it’s away from their face but still down. A great option to a half up hairstyle. False lashes were added here to give that flirty look at the corner of the eye’s. The eye shadow was kept neutral, with a classic cat eye using black liner. The brow’s are well defined which really brings this entire look together. Plus, red lips to top it off.



This is a pretty up-do with a vintage feel to it. I really like the hair accessories pinned and worked into this shape. The eye’s are smoky and lips are subtle. I have a lot of brides that ask me if a smoky eye is appropriate for their wedding day. The answer is yes. However, there is a big difference between a night club smoky eye and a bridal smoky eye. The bridal version is less dramatic and still has a lightness to the look. Very important to keep the eye’s looking light and bright.




This look is a little longer. Some brides may worry that the curl will fall out from this styles. This style is best suited for hair that is medium to medium thick. Fine hair won’t hold this styles very well, unless hair extensions are used.  Be sure that your hair extensions are 100% human hair. Synthetic hair will not curl and will ultimately burn. If you are in need of some extension, it is best to invest in a good set. Cheap extensions can look fake and won’t last very long.  Most brides opt for this makeup look. It is well rounded and has a very natural feel to it. There is balance between the eye’s and lips. A beautiful bridal hair and makeup look.


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By Tania Dee

Brides Etc.


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