As we make our way slowly out of COVID-19 and weddings with masks, bridal hair and beauty trends are slowly surfacing all over the internet again. From dewy skin to glossy red pouts, from soft beach waves to crown braids, the quintessential big-fat-Indian-wedding cannot put a stop to the bride-to-be’s beauty preps for the big day.Whether she opts for a classic au natural look or wants to make a statement, the key is to choose a style for your bridal client that fits her personal style, as well as the overall theme of the day.

So, to make your client shine on her special moment. Here are some standout hair and beauty trends of the season.

Hair is as important a part of a stunning persona as an outfit. With a ton of ways to incorporate some romantic elements into a wedding hairdo, there’s a hairstyle out there for every personal style, wedding theme and gorgeous wedding dress. Take your client’s hair game a notch up with these trending bridal hairstyles.

The Classic Bun
Hair buns are undoubtedly the most coveted and traditional style of bridal hairdos, which will never go out of style. Whether your bridal client chooses to wear a saree, a lehenga or slip into a gorgeous gown, there’s a bridal bun for all kind of outfits and all kind of ceremonies. Right from simple floral buns to elegantly bedecked ones, the realm of bridal bun hairstyles is far too wide.

Tara Sutaria’s sleek bun adorned with flowers, which she styled for a Diwali party, is an example of this classic hairstyle. You may also opt for a high classic bun, as seen on Aimee Garcia, at the Pink Party hosted by Anne Hathaway.

Bridal Braids
This classic hairstyle has experienced a resurgence in the recent years. It is timeless and versatile. Depending on your client’s hair length and texture, this style can be incorporated in just about any hairdo; whether the bride wants her hair down, in a ponytail, updo or a bun. You can accentuate this look with a bejeweled barrette to make a statement, while fresh flowers will bring in a romantic touch.Sonam Kapoor Ahuja styled her hair into a beautiful crown braid that matched perfectly with her red kurta and palazzo set from Gulabo by Abu Sandeep.
Loose Strands with Soft Beach Waves
Want your client to look like a million bucks? Simply let her hair loose and throw in some waves/soft curls. This hairdo, with flattering accessories or a smattering of blooms is going to be a major bridal mood this season and the year to follow.Kiara Advani’s wavy, beachy locks and Alia Bhat’s voluminous, big-barrel waves are swoon-worthy styles for your bridal client.

While bridal make-up in the pre-pandemic era featured intense, heavy looks; the new normal has transitioned to a soft-hued palette and a natural looking approach. Choosing a make-up look can be tricky, as it not only sets the tone for your bride’s entire look, but also helps highlight her best features in wedding photographs.

Dewy Skin
With intimate weddings being the norm these days, heavy contouring has taken a back seat and soft dewy make-up has seen a definite rise. Liquid highlighters mixed with illuminating foundations are the best ways to achieve a subtle and natural glow.Nykaa Strobe & Glow Liquid Highlighter and the L’Oreal Paris Glow Mon Amour Highlighting Drops will make your client’s skin glow and give her a natural radiance.The Maybelline Fit Me Foundation and L.A Girl Pro Coverage Illuminating Foundation are great for the Indian skin.

Subtle Smokey Eyes with Bold Lips
Light smokey eye shadow, with a bright bold pout is a timeless look for all brides. This make-up duo is basic, yet fabulous in every way and this trend will never seize to reign supreme. Some of the popular trending lip colours are cherry red, wine-tint, fuschia or bright coral.

NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Smokey & Highlight and the Lancome Hypnose 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette are great options to enhance those bridal eyes.

M.A.C Powder Kiss Lipstick or the Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip Color are ideal for a bold lip colour.

Vintage Winged Eyeliner
One thing that never seems to go out of style for desi brides is the timeless Bollywood style vintage winged eyeliner. If you want to keep the eyes ins focus, a flicked liquid winged liner and voluminous lashes is what will give a rich, bold and dramatic finish to your client’s bridal look.

Make your client’s eyes pop with Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner or the smudge proof Revlon ColorStay Skinny Liquid Eyeliner with an ultra-fine tip.

Blush Tones
Blush tones in bridal make-up is the best way to give a naturally flushed look. Incorporating blush tones into any look is a make-up trend that will surely rule this season, because brides are gravitating towards a natural-look rather than having layers of make-up.Colorbar Luminous Coral Luminous Rouge Blush and YSL Crème Blush Shade 8 – Red Agate are options that will add a beautiful, natural glow to the cheeks.Today it’s all about looking effortlessly undone, avoiding overworked looks and letting the natural tresses and personal style do the talking. While trends are there to inspire you, the final decision should be based on your client’s desire. After all, nothing takes one’s breath away quite like a stunning bride beaming on her own special day, right?