Trends come and go in the world of beauty – from the complete and utter bizarre (glittery eyebrows we’re looking at you!) to the timeless classics (hello smoky eyes!). But when it comes to bridal hair and make-up, it’s a little bit different.

That’s because every bride wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day. Who wouldn’t? That means that your wedding day is no time to test out a brand-new never-seen-before look. That’s not to say you can’t go all out for the biggest, most important day of your life. After all, it’s your big day – you make the rules!

At Absolutely Flawless we see many brides every day – and each one wants a slightly different look. There’s one thing they all have in common though – nobody wants to be the outdated, old fashioned bride!

Here are our favourite bridal hair and make-up trends of 2017 – and a few predictions for what next year will hold for those of you getting married in 2018!

Bright Berry Lips

You’re going to do an awful lot of smiling on your wedding day – as well as a lot of kissing! So that means your lip game has to be pukker! This year we’ve seen a surge in the number of brides requesting a bright berry lip – from raspberry pink to strawberry red. And we love every single one of them. It’s the perfect choice for brides looking for vintage glam and works well with natural make-up to draw attention to the lips – or sultry smoky eyes for full-on vintage.


Bronzed-to-perfection Base

Brides-to-be if there’s one single piece of advice we could give you, please please please step away from the fake tan in the weeks leading up to your wedding day. After all, no bride wants her beautiful white dress stained with tell-tale fake tan marks! Instead why not opt for a bronzed base for a flawless look that’ll have all your guests wondering if you’ve been on holiday – your skin will look that radiant.


Classic Cat Eye

Feline flicks are a classic choice for bridal make-up. They work for pretty much every bride, no matter what your style or wedding theme – or what season you’re getting married in! They’re a great way to define your eyes. Make your peepers pop with a complementary light shade of eyeshadow and lashings of mascara.


Naturally Does It

Unlike previous years we’ve seen a bigger interest in naturally textured tresses, with many brides embracing their natural waves for a soft, romantic look.


Sleek and Straight

While many brides still request classic curled dos, we’ve seen many of our loves brides opt for sleek, straight styles for flawless-looking fuss-free hair.


Crown Braids

The ultimate romantic bridal hairstyle – the crown braid has proven to be one of the most popular styles of the year for brides of all ages. The perfect choice for a spring/summer wedding, you can enhance it with soft florals for extra-romance.


And for 2018…

We’re sure that bridal hair and make-up won’t change too drastically next year. Looking at the catwalks for inspiration, we’re predicting that brides will want to step away from the straighteners and curling tongs in favour of natural, romantic waves – with floral crowns featuring everywhere come mid-year! As for bridal make-up, it’s looking like natural and flawless is the way forward. We’re thinking dewy, glowing base teamed with a soft smoky eye and nude lip.

What’s your favourite bridal trend of 2017?