Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding - February/March 2024 (Issue 105)

Local experts reveal all LUSCIOUS LOCKS Meet the experts: Maisie and Michael are the hair experts at Hairvibes, a salon located in High Wycombe. Please can you recommend some bridal hair trends for weddings this year? Maisie and Michael say: Bohemian braids for brides never date, with soft, romantic braids creating a bohemian twist expected to be popular this year. Think loose, undone braids adorned with flowers or delicate hair accessories. Statement hairpieces make bold, eye-catching choices that are projected to make a statement throughout 2024. Whether it’s a sparkling tiara, a dramatic headband, or an oversized floral arrangement, brides may opt for these distinctive hair accessories to enhance their look. Ethereal up-dos look dreamy and give a soft and romantic vibe. They are anticipated to be on-trend this year and may feature loose tendrils, intricate twists, and delicate flowers or pearls intertwined in the hair. Natural texture is key this season. Embracing and enhancing natural hair texture emphasizes natural curls, waves, or straight hair. Hair jewellery such as pins, clips, and combs are expected to gain popularity with brides this year. These accessories can add a touch of elegance and sparkle to any hairstyle. Remember, trends can vary and personal preferences play a significant role in choosing a wedding hairstyle. It’s always best to consult with a professional stylist who can help you find the perfect hairstyle that suits your personality and complements your wedding theme. Q&A Beauty BLUSHING BRIDE Meet the expert: Rosie Pickup is a professional make-up artist based in Witney, Oxfordshire. Please can you recommend some bridal hair trends for weddings this year? Rosie says: The 90s make-up style is making a big comeback for spring 2024. Think velvety matte textured skin, brown lip shades and monochromatic tones. Neutral shades are key when it comes to bridal make-up, so this trend is perfect for a classic sophisticated look. How to achieve a 90s-chic look: Skin - gone is the glossy highlighted skin of last summer because this season, it’s all about a natural matte finish on the skin. This is great for brides because a matte base will last much longer than a dewy base, meaning that you need to worry less about transfer and touch-ups! The new Real Flawless Weightless Perfecting Foundation from Laura Mercier ( is a great product to help you achieve this look. It offers a medium coverage that can be built up and a velvety skin-like formula that lasts up to 12 hours. Eyes - the most common eyeshadow for a bride is brown because there’s a shade of it to flatter every eye colour and it’s a versatile choice to work with. For this season’s trend, a matte brown should be used as a wash of colour over the eyes, before adding shadows and highlights to define them. Instead of using a shimmer or pearl highlighter, use a matte white or cream eyeshadow with it. The Eye Wand by Vieve is a great base for eyeshadow that blends into the skin seamlessly ( Fancy wearing a pop of colour on your big day? Coloured mascaras are making a comeback this season! Try Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Sky High Washable Mascara which comes in a range of colours, from a flattering burgundy to a popping cobalt blue ( 84