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Beach Wedding Hair & Makeup Guide

September 8, 2016

Brides having a beach wedding should take into consideration the natural, outdoor surroundings when they begin to think about their wedding day hair and makeup. You have already chosen a nature-filled location and your hair and makeup should flow seamlessly into that scene. Overdone hair and makeup will only look out of place in a beach setting. To ensure a naturally beautiful wedding day in the beauty department, here are a few basic hair and makeup tips.

Know What Works for Your Hair and Skin

When it comes to their wedding day hair, many brides want to look like themselves but turned up a little. Starting with your hair, know what works and what doesn’t work with your hair type. If your hair doesn’t tend to enjoy humid climates like those on the beach, it is probably best to go with an up-do for your wedding day look. If you do want to wear your hair down, wedding, you must take the proper steps so that it will hold up. Use products that will hold a curl along with anti-humidity spray to keep your look in place.

When it comes to your make-up, you should be true to your skin. If your skin tends to be on the oily side, you will want extra powder and blotting strips on hand for a beach event. If your skin tends to be on the dryer side, you will need to prepare with moisturizer to avoid flaky wedding day skin.

Keep Your Hair Natural and Relaxed 

 If you are getting married on the beach, you should consider if you want your hair up or down. If you do want it up, a low and loose bun or chignon tends to blend into the beach scene. Uptight up-dos tend to not look natural. Many beach brides go with a low and loose up-do to keep their hair out of their face if the winds kick up. If you want to wear your hair down, braiding can be great option to keep your hair down yet still somewhat out of your face. A half up half down hairstyle with braiding blends into the beach setting, while still giving you something special on your wedding day tresses.

Find a Good Foundation and Powder Match

The bright Florida sun on the beach can be like a magnifying glass on the skin. It is important to have the best match possible in terms of foundation and powder so that you don’t get a makeup line in your photographs. To make ensure you are wearing the right shade, it is a good idea to have a makeup trial prior to your beach wedding day. Most make-up artists include a trial in their fee.

Accessorize Hair with Pins, Barrettes or Flowers

You might not be able to have a super tight up-do for your beach wedding, but you can always accessorize your tresses to still make you hair feel special. Small hairpins and clips will add subtle touches of sparkle and interest. They can even keep the beach breezes from taking their toll on your look. A barrette can also help you hold your beach waves back so that your hair isn’t blowing in the wind. Flowers in the hair also work well for beach weddings as they reflect the organic and natural feel to your beach setting.

Stay Hydrated

It isn’t just important to stay hydrated for a beach wedding to avoid passing out in the sun. Hydration is also important for good hair and makeup for your beach event. The salt sea air can be very drying for the skin. In the weeks leading up to your beach wedding, you should be sure to drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated. On the day of your beach wedding, you will also need to use a moisturizer so that your skin will be hydrated the whole day. Your hair can also dry out in beach settings. While you should consult your hair stylist on what products to use to avoid dry and brittle locks, a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner is always recommended leading up to the wedding day.

Don’t Overdo It

While it is you wedding day, you should never overdo your hair and makeup for a beach wedding. Just as a very formal ball gown and long train doesn’t work for the beach, an overdone face and hair that doesn’t seem to move will clash with the beach setting. Your hair and makeup should enhance the setting, but not look out of place within it.

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