Wedding season not only means spending quality time with your friends and loved ones; it also means attending a slew of events—many with different themes—and looking your best while doing so. All eyes may be on the bride, but a perfectly-crafted hairstyle and makeup look are essential when you’re going to a big social event—especially one that has a professional photographer involved.
If you’re lucky enough to be chosen to be a bridesmaid or a part of the larger wedding party, you’ll be expected to both support the bride through thick and thin and look extra gorgeous for the official wedding photos. These days, it’s not unusual for weddings to have any number of themes—from laid-back bohemian to retro vintage—and you’ll need the perfect bridesmaid hair and makeup look to match each one.
We asked some of our favorite hair and makeup experts to teach us how to get the best bridesmaid hairstyles and makeup looks for any wedding—whether you’ll be doing your makeup and hair yourself or you’re simply supplying the professionals with some great inspiration. Now, when you hear the phrase “Always a Bridesmaid,” you’ll be happy to know you’re the best one for the job.
Photographer: Ally Lindsay
Hairstylist: Gina Kleinschmidt, Ted Gibson
Makeup Artist: Luc Bouchard, MAC Cosmetics
Models: Aine Campbell and Tiri K for Q Management Inc.
Graphic Designer: Candace Napier
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