With each new year comes a collection of stunning new bridal trends, alongside the classic and traditional looks. 2019 is a fantastic year to be getting married, as bridal hair and beauty advance further than ever before. Here are the top bridal hair and makeup trends for 2019, to take note of and adapt to suit your own unique style…

Undone Updos

Following the royal wedding in 2018, where Megan Markle chose an undone bun as her bridal hair style, the undone updo is one of the most popular styles for the season ahead. Essentially a messy bun, the undone updo looks soft, pretty and feminine. To create this look, you can either tease a few hairs free from a low slung bun, or tease a few hairs free from the front to frame the face or both.

Team with: this look requires a soft and pretty approach to makeup too. Ideal for spring and summer, try going for lightly bronzed skin, lots of highlighter along the cheekbones, and a pretty pale pink lip.

The Updates Half-Up Style

For years half up half down styles have been a popular choice for brides, with lots of volume at the crown and the upper half of the hair being secured at the back. For 2019 this style gets a subtle update with a Grecian feel. Instead of putting half the hair up, just take small sections from either side at the front. These sections should then be laid flat and secured with a few grips, for a simple and chic style.

Team with: this style can be worn with straight hair or wavy locks. If you opt for straight hair, try a simple makeup look, with a thin line of black liquid liner along the lids and a sweep of blush pink lipstick. For wavy hair, try a coral lip, patted with balm and a natural eye.

Centre Parted Straight Locks

Increasingly so, brides are sidestepping the more fussy updo for cool and simple styles. The centre part was seen all over the Autumn 2019 Bridal Fast Week runways, with a focus on straight locks, as well as some more tousled styles. This might sound a bit ‘every day’ and perhaps not very special for your big day, but think about how you’ll feel most comfortable and beautiful, if that’s with your hair down, go for hair down.

Team with: soften the look of straight hair and straight centre parts with glowing dewy skin, pretty eye-makeup with a palette of nudes and whites with a soft shimmer, and a pale plum lip. When it comes to choosing your bridal look, the most important thing is consultations and test runs, to make sure you’re completely happy with your style before your big day.