Beauty & Hair
20 Elegant Art Deco Bridal Hair & Makeup Ideas
I might have mentioned it before (once or twice) that, when it comes to fashion, the Art Deco era is one of my absolute favourites, and it’s the hairstyles in particular that always get me swooning! Being both sexy and chic, glamorous and sleek, it is no wonder that almost 100 years later these looks are still so en vogue…..
A time of prosperity and opulence, the Art Deco era was full of elegance, glamour and great change – especially in fashion. During the 192os both hair length and hemlines got shorter, thanks to Monsieur Marcel and his revolutionary curling irons, fashionable hair styles became achievable for every woman, not just the rich and famous; and makeup became commonly used.
So what makes the perfect look for an Art Deco loving bride? Well, you could go roaring 20s glitz and Gatsby glamour with dark doe eyes, marcel waved hair and cupid bow lips; or channel your inner Lady Mary with a look that is a little more subtle and elegant by keeping makeup natural and opting for a chic updo with a splash of red on the lips. Whatever your style, if you love Art Deco, you are sure to find something you love amongst these 20 beauties…..
I don’t know about you but I love all the finger and Marcel waves! If like me however you have long hair, you are probably wondering what to do with the rest of it. Well, I found the most fabulous faux bob tutorial on vintage clothing fave Modcloth which could well be the answer to all of our prayers!!…..
Don’t you just love them all? They all make me wish I wasn’t so hopeless at styling my hair. I am always in awe of how ladies would have created these looks back in the day….amazing!
If you adore Art Deco do take a peek at this fabulous shoot set in the heart of Rome and this real wedding inspired by the era here for more jazz-age ideas. Oh and you will absolutely love this lavish Gatsby inspired shoot, so be sure to peruse all of the pretty before you go.
And if you have missed any of the last few weeks Art Deco themed Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons then you can catch up here. So far we’ve looked at the most perfect bridal hair accessories, decadent wedding invitations, delicious wedding cakes, fabulous bridesmaid dresses, beautiful bouquets and dapper grooms, so only a couple more to go after this week before we move on to the next era. Oh no, don’t worry, I am loving these roundups far too much to stop here, so after Art Deco we’ll be looking at Edwardian, 1940s, 1950s and the swinging 60s! Any preference to which one we look at yet? Do let me know in the comments below – at the moment it is looking likely it will be the 1950s.
Have a fabulous weekend!