Your Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Wedding- December 2020/Janaury 2021 (Issue 24)

81 EXPERT ADVICE Q&A Beauty Our experts answer your Christmas beauty questions Meet the expert: Juliet Draper is a hair and make-up artist based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, covering weddings throughout Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and the Cotswolds. Juliet says: With Christmas around the corner, now’s the time to consider your seasonal hairstyle. For something a bit different, consider wearing small red, green and gold tree baubles entwined with sprigs of pine and fresh holly berries added to a comb, slide or even a flower crown. For a more minimalistic look, have small gold, red or green baubles individually wired to hairpins and scatter them throughout your locks. Alternatively, a hair vine with sparkly gold or silver stars will look festive and current. These ideas will suit an up-do, half-up style, long locks worn down and even shorter styles. CONTACT OUR EXPERTS Gemma Hull , 07834 422 821, Juliet Luck/Draper | 07773 291 487,, ht tps:// Natasha Louise | 07528 038 703,, ww Please can you give me some fun ideas for my Xmas-themed wedding hair and make-up? Meet the expert: Gemma Hull is a hair and make-up artist based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Gemma says: An Xmas-themed wedding is an opportunity for any hair and make-up artist to work with a varied colour palette. Moving on from autumnal weddings featuring burnt orange, cream and rusty tones, we get the chance to use berry red, warm burgundy and chocolate brown - the inspiration is endless! As a hair and make-up artist for more than 25 years, I have to admit that Christmas-themed weddings are my favourites. Brides can opt for a glamorous look using liquid eyeliner to emphasis the shape of their eyes and either a statement red lipstick or a beautiful berry shade. Depending on whether you decide to wear your hair up or choose a style that leaves your locks mostly down, the options for a Christmas wedding are endless. Ask your florist to create a flower crown using different types of foliage and berries, or another fun idea is a chunky braid with berries entwined in it. A top tip is to try and get something similar for the hair trial to ensure that you feel comfortable wearing it. Bridesmaids could opt for a traditional Christmas bow finishing a ponytail. It could be accessorised with red and green ribbons, or even have a candy cane looped through it! Meet the expert: Make-up by Natasha Louise is an award-winning freelance make-up service based in the heart of the Cotswolds covering weddings throughout the area. Natasha says: After almost a year of lockdown, now’s your chance to wow your groom with your winter bridal look. When it comes to beauty, this season is all about romance, offering the perfect opportunity to experiment with bold colours including red, orange and copper. Winter brides should also consider pink, bronze and plum tones to complement these and make a bold statement. A timeless look that suits most wedding dress styles is a classic red lip for a touch of glamour, and the natural look is ideal for a more traditional or rustic-style ceremony combined with gold and beige tones. Those wanting full-on glamour should consider a sparkly gold, silver or bronze eyeshadow with a hint of glitter finished off with some dramatic eyelash extensions.