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Oscars 2015 – Inspire Your Bridal Up-Do!

There were some spectacular up-dos on the red carpet of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Just look and then let us know which leading lady you think was the fairest of them all and may possibly inspire your bridal up-do. For the most prestigious moment of their careers, just like brides, it’s no wonder that romantic up-dos lead the way toward timeless hairstyles. They proved why classics are, well, classics.

 

Anna Kendrick's soft updo was beautiful!

Anna Kendrick’s soft up-do was beautiful!

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Felicity Jones looked amazing!

Felicity Jones looked amazing!

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Marion Cotillard's side-do was so flattering!

Marion Cotillard’s side-do was so flattering!

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About Bridal Makeovers by Aradia

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Bridal Hair and Makeup Inspiration from the 2015 SAG Awards

Red carpets are full of bridal hair and makeup beauty inspiration. Here is a look at my favorite celebrity looks that can be easily interpreted for your big day!

 

Reese Witherspoon's matte lipstick and simple pony is a perfect choice for 2015 brides.

Reese Witherspoon’s matte lipstick and simple pony is a perfect choice for 2015 brides.

 

Stars are used to having all eyes on them, so why not study their style for your big day? These red-carpet beauty looks will have you saying, “I do.” One of the biggest fashion trends seen on this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards was undoubtedly wearing winter white; from long lace gowns to frosty fierce frocks. Which celebrities wore white best for the 21st Annual S.A.G. Awards and inspired this year’s brides with their red carpet hair and makeup looks? Continue Reading…

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Golden Globes 2014 Red Carpet Bridal Looks

The 2014 Golden Globes Awards bash held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 12th) in Beverly Hills, recognizes excellence in television and film from 2013, and the leading ladies looked phenomenal on the red carpet. There were several amazing hair and makeup looks on the 2014 Golden Globes red carpet, but there were a few that really stood out.

 

Miss Golden Globe: The stars seemed to be on the same beauty wavelength, enhancing their natural allure with au natural makeup and gorgeous tresses!

Miss Golden Globe: The stars seemed to be on the same beauty wavelength, enhancing their natural allure with au natural makeup and gorgeous tresses!

 

Some stars got adventurous, while others simply stuck to what works. So, how do these looks inspire our 2014 brides? Continue Reading…

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100 Years of Bridal Hair & Makeup Looks – A Vintage Bridal Study

Down The Aisle Style: 100 Years of Bridal Hair & Makeup Looks

Today’s blog attempts to beautifully and chronologically demonstrate with the bridal beauty fashion history from the past 100 years. This year is all about vintage inspired weddings and bridal hair is no exception. As a professional makeup artist dedicated to brides I feel it’s crucial that I share knowledge of wedding trends and styling, so in an attempt to grow my own understanding of what vintage weddings through the past 100 years were all about, I offer you this blog. Since a lot of my brides want a wedding look that expresses their personal style while also reflecting a rich tradition, it’s important being specific about the era a certain wedding is based upon and not simply generalizing all styles to this vague, blurred term that ‘vintage’ is. Nothing achieves that goal as gracefully as vintage hair and makeup. Here is a luscious look at wedding beauty fashions from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Let’s take a look back at the best of the last century.

 

1913-2013 - A dazzling tour of the past hundred years of bridal fashion.

1913-2013 – A dazzling tour of the past hundred years of bridal fashion.

 

Bridal vintage style is associated with classy sexiness, youthful wholesomeness, and flawless beauty. Vintage styles have never been more popular, with style icons like Scarlett Johansson to Dita Von Teese indulging in retro glamour. In fact the trend of retro pinup-style clothing, hair, and makeup is emerging in contemporary art, movies, ads, and on the fashion runways. Taking inspiration from burlesque divas and celebrities, so many of our brides seek to enhance their image with the effortless glamour and mysterious charisma of classic pinup beauty. BRIDAL MAKEOVERS Innovative & creative styling to bring you stellar makeup and hair artistry. Specializing in hair and make-up from the 1920’s – 1980’s we can transform you into a jazz era flapper girl, a starlet from Hollywood’s golden age, a rock n roll pin-up or a 60’s sex kitten! We at BRIDAL MAKEOVERS have a passion for beauty from a bygone era yet, love the idea of a vintage style wedding gown and hair with more modern makeup done in fresh ways. TIP: First create an inspiration board that features rouge lip colors that are pulled from a vanity table drawer from long ago, mixed with futuristic glittery eye accents, timeless natural tones and indelible smoky shadows and liners. The idea is you want to mix of old and new makeup techniques for a contemporary yet vintage look. The overall message: pair vintage with modern to make a statement that’s unique and all your own for your bridal makeup.

 

In 1913 a high coiffure, long elegant gowns and tightly corseted hourglass figure defined the style.

In 1913 a high coiffure, long elegant gowns and tightly corseted hourglass figure defined the style.

 

Gibson Girls were the embodiment of the American beauty during the Edwardian and late-Victorian era. Continue Reading…

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Grammy Awards 2013: Best Red Carpet Bridal Makeup & Hair

Another Awards show has come and gone, and The Grammy’s did not disappoint! Though music’s biggest night usually brings out celebrities’ most wild styles, the 2013 Grammys produced more traditional fashion moments. I found myself loving so many hair and makeup red carpet looks.  Here are the favorites of the night that are perfect for bridal. . . Whether or not they walked home with a statue, they’re winners in our book for highlighting their best features and inspiring our brides with these gorgeous makeup looks and hairstyles.

 

Beyoncé - Grammy Awards 2013: Best Red Carpet Bridal Makeup & Hair

Beyoncé – Grammy Awards 2013: Red Carpet Makeup & Hair

 

Beyoncé rocked one of this spring’s most chic and simple hair trends: showing off a picture-perfect ponytail on stage at the Grammys. Minimal make-up of bright red lipstick, flirty liner let her natural beauty shine through… All very sleek, sophisticated and influential to brides seeking a more polished feel for their wedding day look.

 

Katy Perry - Grammy Awards 2013: Best Red Carpet Bridal Makeup & Hair

Katy Perry – Grammy Awards 2013: Red Carpet Makeup & Hair

 

Katy Perry offered one of the best beauty looks of the night!  She was truly a showstopper with her voluminous, bouffant blown-out hair, strong eyebrows, look-at-me lashes and nude lips. Very inspiring for brides searching for a vintage,  bridal bombshell look!

 

Taylor Swift - Grammy Awards 2013: Best Red Carpet Bridal Makeup & Hair

Taylor Swift – Grammy Awards 2013: Red Carpet Makeup & Hair

 

Taylor Swift showed just how thrilled she was to take home another Gramophone trophy on Sunday as she graced the stage in her ethereal braided bun. Love the soft wisps framing her face, so feminine and romantic. Add the high-shine bronzed cheeks and a perfect pink pout,  and brides too can look ethereal and goddess-like with this braided style. Continue Reading…

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Bridal Inspiration: The Enduring Influence of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is the epitome of glamour. The screen siren, who taught all of my brides-to-be that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, is getting my creative ideas flowing.

 

Bridal Inspiration: The Enduring Influence of Marilyn Monroe

Bridal Inspiration: The Enduring Influence of Marilyn Monroe

 

Today, a half-century later,  this 1950s bombshell is a source of inspiration for a new generation of brides.

 

Bridal Inspiration: Marilyn Monroe in Tulle Tutu Dress

Bridal Inspiration: Marilyn Monroe in Tulle Tutu Dress

 

2012 is the 50th anniversary of the late great blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe’s passing. I’ve been doing professional makeup for over 20 years and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked to do the  “Marilyn Monroe look”  since she  represents glamour, style, and elegance – qualities that most brides look to embody on their wedding day.

This blog is dedicated to the beautiful, wonderful, and talented Marilyn Monroe. This is the first in my Hollywood Icon series and it was inspired by Marilyn Monroe. After 50 years her legacy seems to be bigger than ever, and her memory will never die. She has left a huge impact on this world. From smoldering to demure, Marilyn Monroe channeled every facet of femininity, often using makeup to express herself.

 

Tender Photo Of Marilyn Monroe Looking Like A Glowing Bride

Tender Photo Of Marilyn Monroe Looking Like A Glowing Bride

 

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Beauty Trends for Brides: 84th Annual Academy Awards Hair & Makeup Inspiration for 2012

It could be argued that the Oscars are all about the fashion. Hollywood beauties strutted the red carpet with flawless skin and glossy lips during this year’s Oscars, the most glamorous event of the year and the beauty industry’s biggest source of inspiration.

Check out our Beauty Spotlight predictions based on the style highlights from this year’s most notable hair and makeup looks. From shiny waves and sleek buns to glam ponytails and undone chignons, the Oscars always inspire the hottest hair looks for brides and 2012 was no exception. While most of the stars opted for up-dos, a few went with half-up dos.

Here, the red carpet styles we love:

Celebrity Beauty Trends Inspired By The 84th Academy Awards

Celebrity Beauty Trends Inspired By The 84th Academy Awards

Just like our brides this year’s Oscars top bridal muses Milla Jovovich, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cameron Diaz were all in white. The winning recipe: glowing skin, effortless elegant hairstyles paired with subtle smoky eyes in shimmery nude shades are the timeless choices that displayed the level of sophistication that predict the requests from this year’s brides to be.

 

Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich’s subtly styled chic bob will inspire brides to add tousled waves to create texture and  volume to their bridal hairdos.

 

Berenice Bejo Hair - French braided Chignon

Berenice Bejo - French braided Chignon

Berenice Bejo’s lovely French braided Chignon… Braided hairstyles will make a serious impact on brides everywhere.

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