Inspira-chignon: A Hair and Makeup Love Affair

In wedding planning, one of my favorite things to think about is what my overall look as a bride will be. Will I choose to be a classic princess or a vintage vixen? Or will I decide to go a more casual route with a beautiful bohemian look? Many brides will keep in mind the theme for their wedding and consider other parts if their wedding such as their venue, their style, and what they want the overall feel of their wedding to be in choosing their wedding day digs. In the meantime, I've put together a collection of some of the more popular looks along with some of my personal favorites. Enjoy!


Most brides, I've found, on their wedding day prefer that classic bridal look. For the hair, a lovely chignon (bun), long and loose waves, half-up half-down, or even a soft side pony. For the makeup, many brides will like to keep it simple with a touch of eyeliner and a neutral lipstick. Another form of the popular traditional bridal look can have a jazzier feel with a smoldering smokey eye and a bold lip color. A great quality of the traditional look is that it will coordinate with pretty much any dress style you choose!

Vintage and Retro

Another popular look that happens to be all over Pinterest is that vintage and retro look. Some brides dream of looking like Veronica Lake, Marilyn Monroe, or another stunning pin-up model from years past. A vintage or retro look for your wedding day will make you feel like a star on the silver screen and add a touch of glam! Be dramatic with this look by adding sky high pin curls or creating long voluminous waves. Your makeup choice of course will depend on your own personal style, but the vintage/retro looks all have two things in common; edgy winged eyeliner and a bold lip color. Red is always a great choice!

Boho Chic

Another one of my favorite wedding looks is boho chic. A lot of times with a boho look, the makeup will be simpler with a neutral shadow, a touch of liner and a fair amount of mascara. There are so many things you can do with this look and it's all about the intricate and maybe girly details! Flowers, crowns, and ornate clips will all add unique touches to your boho chic wedding look. Style-wise, long loose curls are always a good choice or choose a messy, but planned messy bun!