On this beautifully sunny November lunch time, I'm sharing a piece that I invited one of our sponsors, Amanda Moorhouse of Lipstick and Curls to write.
Amanda is an incredibly talented hair and make-up stylist. She is the lady behind the makeup in all the beautifully styled images in my book, Style Me Vintage: Weddings, and she has styled more than a few gorgeous Love My Dress brides in her time.
Today, Amanda is going to share some vintage wedding hair style inspiration with us all.
Photography by Nabeels Camera
It is, without a doubt, that vintage is more prominent than ever when it comes to bridal gowns and accessories, and with many trends spanning the decades it can be hard to choose a particular look that will work for you and enhance your features and your own personal style.
Hair and make up is a crucial part of your appearance on the day and brides are more and more aware of this element and how it can work with a vintage theme. Here at Lipstick and Curls we encounter a great deal of brides all with different requirements.
Perhaps a bride has purposefully chosen a soft more subtle vintage gown and is looking for a stronger image when it comes to hair and make up styling, or the opposite, perhaps the gown is vintage inspired and they are looking for only a vintage element and a more classic style.
Photography by Paul White Weddings
We are very experienced at finding the right style to suit a bride and have a vast amount of experience in every aspect of vintage styling. We are happy to help research a particular look or style as, of course, the decades have a lot of key styling elements within them. We can also mix decades. It can be fun to have a 40’s dress with a 60’s hair and make up style. There are no rules and we are here to confidently help you make the right choice.
The 20’s and 30’s are in demand this season and I am regularly creating soft waves around the face and a shapely bun at the back of the hair. I have also worked with a lot of wonderful antique jewellery that has been redesigned and fashioned into fantastic hair adornments, and works beautifully with these styles.
The make up was a little more daring with darker stronger eyes, the skin is still fresh, and either a deep red lipstick works well or a lighter glossier shade for a modern twist.
Photography by Lipstick and Curls
The 40’s and 50’s was such a classic period in history and it’s styling lends itself beautifully to modern brides. The hair was full and soft with big barrel curls and lots of shape around the face. You can really put personality into your bridal style if you choose a look from this period as you can experiment with height and fun rolls (Victory Rolls).
Make up was actually quite clean with lots of lashes, groomed brows and red lipstick of course which works well with the antique cream and soft whites of most bridal gowns.
Photography by Charlotte Steeples
60’s and 70’s are also very popular decades for bridal styling and I love doing a beehive for a bride! You can be very experimental with 60’s and 70’s, with strong height and shape. These styles also work very well with a modern twist. Only today I did a light beehive for a bride with a plait at the front of the hair. These decades also offer a few options for down and more loose styles, which some brides prefer. Make up can be softer and the lips more neutral throughout.
If you are interested in a vintage style for your wedding day or just want to see what we can offer in terms of a style for you, please get in touch. We are a very friendly team and will be happy to discuss your style further. We can also offer a trial, where we can try out various styles to see what you feel comfortable with and which style you prefer.
You can also purchase Annabel's Style Me Vintage Weddings book from Amazon, and in all good book stores, as it provides great examples of vintage hair and beauty for brides from the Edwardian era through to the 1970s.