Keep It Classy

AL1_2050rAside from the gown, of course, a bride’s hair and makeup are two of the most important style considerations for the big day. But when it comes to style, trying to keep up with what’s trending may not be the best idea. We spoke with professional makeup artist Jill Stonier and Scott Redfield, owner of REDFIELDS salon in Five Points, to get some tips on preparing for the big day.

Hair: “Hair trends are moving in the direction of clean and classic,” says Redfield. “Everyone wants that clean and timeless look.” For a more edgy take on the classic style, Redfield suggests adding texture with a soft braid, bun, large curls or even a French twist.

Makeup: “You want to look back on your pictures and see your natural beauty,” says Stonier. “Contouring is very dramatic. It’s for editorial, not meant to be worn while walking down the aisle.” Stonier places emphasis on maintaining a natural look while adding small elements to enhance the face. “Use highlight to add a light shimmer but don’t use glitter. Save that for prom,” she laughs.

By Courtnee James • Photo by Agnes Lopez

(Dress details: Flamenco-style custom gown from Daniel Thompson Bridals)

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