If there was one thing that was clear from the runways at the Spring and Fall 2022 New York Bridal Fashion Week shows, it’s that 2022 is the year of anything goes. It’s all about honouring your individual style and personality in what you wear down the aisle, and that counts for your bridal beauty too. After all, you should feel like the best version of YOU! With that said, there are of course some trends to emerge. Many are playful and TikTok inspired or reworkings of nostalgic Y2K looks. Others are an extension of the more minimal beauty routines we all adopted during lockdown. So, whether you’re looking for something trendy or timeless, it’s good to know what 2022 bridal hair and makeup trends this year’s brides will be rocking. Scroll on for some gorgeous inspiration from the Make Me Bridal pros!
This year is set to be all about statement nude lips. Think rich, creamy formulas in nudes with just a touch of pink that are super flattering and perfect for brides. For an on-trend ‘90s twist, add visible liner. Or you could combine your nude lip with shimmery eyes – glitter is another huge trend for 2022 makeup in general.
While statement eyes aren’t new to bridal, ‘fox eyes’ are definitely a TikTok-inspired trend that has now made its way into bridal. To get this look, your makeup artist will wing out the upper liner, blending it outwards with an angled brush, and then finish it off with long lashes at the outer edge to create an elongated shape. The rest of the makeup is kept soft and minimal to put all the focus on the eyes.
Fresh, Dewy Skin
Ditch the matte finish on your wedding day for a look that’s fresh, radiant, and glowy. But, while it should look effortless, achieving this style is partly about putting effort into your skincare routine (start now!) and partly about hiring an experienced makeup artist who can work with your skin type as well as the climate/weather on your wedding day. After all, you want to look luminous, not shiny!
Natural, Hair-down Hairstyles
This year, more brides than ever will be opting to wear their hair in its natural style, whether that’s long and loose, curly and textured, or cut short. This is one of the best ways to feel confident, carefree, and like yourself – if a little more wow. For example, if you’re used to wearing your hair down already, opt for a swishy blowout, Kate Middleton style, with a neat centre parting. Or, if you’re opting for glossy natural curls, adding a sweet accessory like a hairband is a cute way to glam it up a little.
Here’s another TikTok-inspired trend that’s made its way into bridal. Bubble braids are the logical next step from bridal braids and ponytails that we’ve been loving for the past few seasons. They’re playful but polished and elegant, and they’re easy for anyone to pull off, whatever your hair type or colour.
Sleek, Low Buns
If Lily Collins is your style muse, then look no further than her wedding day look from late last year for the perfect 2022 bridal hairstyle inspiration. Kylie Jenner is another celeb who has perfected the look. It’s all about a sleek, low bun with a middle parting that can be worn with or without a veil. The simplicity of the look allows all the focus to fall on the dress, so if you’ve chosen a gown that deserves all the spotlight, this is the perfect style for you.
Will you be opting for any of these 2022 bridal hair and makeup trends?