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Check out these wedding hair and make-up trends for spring/summer 21

With lockdown restrictions easing and brides and grooms across the UK gearing up to celebrate their weddings, Suzanne Smith, Head of Content and Trends at Sally Beauty comments on the latest hair and beauty trends for brides tying the knot this summer.

Blond bride wearing hollywood waves


"If you're a bride who's longed for that touch of vintage glamour in her wedding then the Hollywood wave is one of the biggest trends you'll see this season. Flattering for all face shapes and hair lengths, the best part about this timeless style is its versatility. The key feature is the continuous line of polished waves, and you can have them either loose or defined.


"Proxelli, offers easy to use straighteners with curling functions and varied heat settings. You can find the perfect temperature for your hair type and give your curls a film star finish."

bride in a pale blue dress with a side braid.


"For DIY weddings this summer, boho braids are perfect for a laidback, chic look. Whether you're keeping your hair half-up or half-down, or sprucing up a ponytail, don't be afraid to allow slight imperfections to become part of the style. This is what makes the look feel effortless.


"Lomé Paris Volume Setting Spray is wonderfully lightweight but will still gives your wedding hair hold and body, while providing a soft finish. If any stray strands do start making a break for it, make sure your wedding party keep some hair grips at hand."

Bride wearing blush dress and hair swept to one side


"The hairstyle you choose for your big day should also reflect who you are, and for many people that is about looking relaxed and natural. Lived-in, textured styles are perfect for any bride who wants to express their real self through their hair."


"Whether it's beachy waves, defined coils or a chopped pixie, you can easily show off your personality. Try a spray like the Schwarzkopf Sea Blend Texture Spray. It's perfect for giving your wedding hair some light hold and also provides a dose of long-lasting moisture."

Bride wearing white flower crown and natural looking makeup


"We've all spent most of lockdown giving our skin a well-needed break from the usual make-up routine, and that's due to continue with the 'no make-up make-up' trend dominating the wedding season this year. We've embraced the natural look, but for a wedding we need a little extra help".


"Remember those old brushes that have been lying unused for months? Well it's time to treat yourself to a new set. Face Secrets are professional quality make-up brushes that are easy to use. Your look starts with your brushes, so make them good ones."

pastel coloured nails


"For this summer, bright and bold nails are set to be on-trend! Whether you go with a pastel rainbow design, or ombre, we have all the polish, gel and acrylic shades and accessories to make your nails ready for a summer of celebrations, from brands including OPI and Red Carpet Manicure.


"The secret to keeping your manicure long-lasting and chip-free comes before your pre and post-treatments. This means investing in a nail strengthener to add a healthy layer of protection and a cuticle oil to keep your nails moisturised. It's especially important to keep your nails healthy during the summer months as they can be vulnerable to dryness and dehydration."

five ladies showing off their tanned legs


"Give your skin that sun-kissed look with a glowing tan, whether it's with a spray, mousse or lotion. If you're concerned about the dreaded orange finish, we've got you covered!"


"To avoid any streaks or patches, the best way to give your skin a healthy glow is by using pre-care treatments. Brands we supply such as Sienna X andTan Truth offer a variety of primers, mousses and lotions suitable for all skin types and tones that add a barrier of protection."

Sally Beauty is the number one destination for some of the beauty world’s best professional brands, including the likes of Olaplex, Redken, Wella, OPI and Sienna X.

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Inspiration from our great team of Editors at County Wedding Magazines!

To help you find inspiration for your big day, take a look at what's caught the eye of our editors.

There are literally hundreds of ideas, products and services from wedding suppliers across the UK along with links to their web sites as pointed out by our ever resourceful team.

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