Wedding Hair and Makeup Trends for 2024

Wedding season 2024 is already in full swing and we can’t help but notice a few of the key looks requested for this year. Our brides are embracing timeless elegance with a modern twist, from ethereal blush techniques to the romantic high buns, this year’s wedding hair and makeup trends are all about striking the perfect balance between classic beauty and contemporary sophistication. Let’s look a little closer at what’s making waves in bridal beauty this year.


The Blushing Bride

Blush really is making its mark in 2024. Whilst not entirely a new style, one of the standout trends is the “draped blush” technique, influenced by the dramatic looks of the ’80s. Instead of traditional placement on the apples of the cheeks, blush is swept from the temples to the cheeks, creating a soft, sculpted effect that beautifully frames the face. This technique adds a touch of drama while maintaining a fresh, romantic radiance and sculpt to really showcase facial features.

For those looking for a more ethereal glow, the “watercolour blush” technique offers a beautifully radiant alternative. Delicately blending cream or liquid blush creates a seamless wash of colour whilst adding a balm like finish to the cheek. The result is a soft, diffused flush that enhances natural beauty and is oh so lovely to wear.

Elevated Elegance

When it comes to bridal hairstyles, the high bun is not going anywhere in 2024. The style exudes sophistication and it is definitely one of our most requested going into this wedding season. This classic updo gets a modern twist with added softness and loose tendrils, making it both incredible romantic and so easy to wear over a long day. Texture is key with this style and there are so many variations to really personalise to each bride, whilst maintaining the styles undone elegance.

Pearls please!

In 2024, pearls are taking centre stage as one of the must-have hair accessories for brides. From dainty pearl-studded pins and individual pearl hair stickers, to elaborate pearl-encrusted headbands, these timeless gems add a touch of elegance and refinement to any bridal hairstyle.

Whether upgrading an updo or accentuating down loose waved style, pearl hair accessories effortlessly elevate the bridal look and can fit with so many dress styles. Pearls are a classic for a reason and 2024 brides are embracing them all the way.

Here are just a few of our favourite local accessory designers :

The Lucky Sixpence – Crediton, Devon

Blushing Flamingos – Newlyn Cornwall

Claire Austin England – Torquay, Devon

The main trend for both 2024, and any wedding season, is having fun and doing exactly what make you happy… it’s your big day and your time to look your absolute best (whatever style that is).


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