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Like wedding attire, hairstyle and makeup, fashions for brides are constantly changing. Bridal styles are as unique and diverse as the women who will walk down the aisle, from Meghan Markle to your closest friend from college. 

How do you decide what’s suitable for you on your special day? How can you choose a style that exudes confidence and individuality when you say yes? To make sure you don’t cringe in your wedding photos ten years from now, we’ve rounded up some classic yet trendy looks for Brisbane brides that will have you looking your best on the runway this year. Your guests will admire your beauty, style and grace when you embrace these looks and make them extra special.

Here are some inspiring hair and makeup trends that you can wear on one of the most important days.

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More and more brides want to emulate the simplicity and elegance of a natural look for makeup and hair.

This can either mean sticking to earth tones or gently applying a light foundation and a few coloured cosmetics to accentuate your natural features.

Glossy lips

An inviting gloss will maintain your perfect pout, making your lips kiss-worthy in that “you get to kiss the bride” moment. Muted shades with a glossy bottom lip will make you shine in photos and be camera-ready throughout the evening.

Smoky Eyes

Nothing is as striking in photos or in real life as a pair of bright, smoky eyes. Your Brisbane makeup artist can give you a muted shade on the upper eyelid (if you want) and accentuate the contours around the edges. Combine it all with long, thick lashes that will be the envy of all the other ladies at your big celebration. Smile!!

Extra lashes

Nothing looks glamorous as a full lash line that makes your eyes pop. Professional makeup artists can give you gorgeous eyelash extensions or temporary false lashes for that extra wow factor. These large lashes are also great to pair with soft or natural colours.

Bold eyebrows

Believe it or not, bold eyebrows are making a comeback in the fashion scene, and it’s being emulated in wedding culture as well. Strongly shaped eyebrows frame your face better and accentuate your best features. Needless to say, you will make an impression with your bold and glorious look.

Wavy hair

Whether it’s in a ponytail, pinned together at the nape of your neck, or worn in a gorgeous cascade down your back, wavy hair is all the rage this wedding season. Whether tousled, textured or tight, wavy hair can create a soft and romantic look that will wow everyone you see on your big day.

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A low chignon or low bun

Nothing expresses style, class and sophistication like a soft chignon tied at the nape of the neck. It’s also the most suitable way to show off a dress with a revealing back and can be done with various hair lengths.

Combine this vintage hairstyle with vintage makeup, and you will become the epitome of striking beauty.

Statement hairpiece

Brides rejoice! There’s room for a statement hairpiece in your ensemble on your special day! Your hairstyle and makeup for the wedding should be all about your style and make you feel comfortable and relaxed. A floral hair accessory will add a touch of colour and uniqueness to your overall look and can complement a flowing dress very well. On the other hand, if you go for a luxurious crown or tiara, you can adorn yourself with a piece of jewellery that can be seen all the way down the aisle. These accessories can determine your hairstyle, so don’t forget to bring them to the trial hairstyle.

A romantic braid

Braids are also making a comeback. A circular braid or a French braid that falls down your back will keep your hair under control and add a soft and romantic flair to your look. They can also be decorated with a few sprigs of your favourite flower or baby’s breath.    

Your wedding is such a joyful event, and as a bride, you must look your best on your special day. So, choose your hairstyle and makeup according to the style of your dress, your wedding theme, and the time and place of the ceremony, and don’t be afraid to dress it up a bit. After all, it’s your big day!

Plus, there are trial hairstyles and trial makeovers for a reason. So make some appointments with your trusted hair and makeup stylists in Brisbane and let them give you professional styling and advice.

Enjoy the attention you will receive and look forward to a perfect wedding day with lots of great memories!


Here we show you how to choose the right makeup artist for your special day.


This is most likely one of the most intricate steps, but it doesn’t have to be if you break it down. Here are a few things to remember: 

First, consider what your wedding theme looks like. For example, are you planning a relaxed beach or garden wedding, a classic church wedding, or perhaps a glamorous affair? Usually, your dress will reflect the style of the wedding you are planning, and often brides want their makeup and hairstyle to complement that style.

Second, you should consider how much makeup you want to wear. Do you wear makeup regularly? Do you look forward to getting dressed more on your wedding day than on any other day, or does that idea put you off? Would you rather have a natural glow or opt for more classic makeup, perhaps in period style?

Do you have a particular feature on your face that you would like to emphasize? Would you like to highlight your eyes and softly make up your lips? Maybe bold lips and soft eye makeup are more for you? Or perhaps you prefer the whole Hollywood glam look, emphasize your eyes, and wear a bold lip.

How much day-to-day upkeep are you willing to do? 
Once you leave the venue to get ready on your wedding day, the day will fly by, and you may have little time for touch-ups during the day. Of course, your makeup artist will take into account things like tears and the heat of the day and will undoubtedly use smudge-proof mascara, eyeliner, etc., but things like lips and perhaps a touch-up of powder, especially on a humid day, may need to be applied at specific times.

Do you want your special look to carry through to the bridesmaids? Do you want the entire wedding party to have a similar makeup thickness and lipstick colour, or do you want them to show their individuality with their makeup? This question can often be solved by considering how your photos look when you are all together. Would you be okay with one bridesmaid wearing a bold lipstick and the next wearing a nude one, or do you want everyone to have a similar thickness and colour scheme to accentuate your overall theme?

Of course, these are just guidelines, and anything is possible for any wedding. These are just some considerations brides make when planning their makeup for the wedding day. There are no hard and fast rules – bridal makeup can be tailored to the bride’s personality as well as the wedding theme.  

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