She was a free-spirit, timelessly elegant and fiercely chic. Tousled fly-aways were her signature, whilst gold earrings glittered in her lobes. Sprays of dried wild flowers lie in her hands, while sultry eyes look up. She is the the epitome of elegance.
Award-winning wedding hair and make-up artist, Becca Hunton is renown in the industry for her innate ability for curating beautifully bespoke bridal looks. Not only has this tong-tousling, mascara-wielding, bridal-highlighting machine been featured in the likes of Vogue, Tatler, Brides and Rock ’n’ Roll Bride, but she’s just gone and delivered another incredible editorial that will steal brides’ hearts all over the world…
This incredibly soft, enticing editorial, created to showcase Megan Brown’s new jewellery collection, whimsically highlights the natural, bohemian bride in her natural habitat: amongst fronds of dried, wild flowers, elegant, fallen drapes and a pared-back palette. Gold metallic accessories glitter at the heart of it amongst polka-dot veils and flowing skirts, while punchy orange petals hint at her wilder side.
I managed to grab a few minutes with Becca to discover everything from the inspiration behind the shoot to her top tips on how to achieve this bridal hair and make-up look…
#1 What was the aim and brief for the shoot in terms of style, theme and bride?
“The main theme was natural, earthy tones with a simple/minimal background. A bohemian and organic kind of feel… the bride effortlessly cool, boho, relaxed. Showcasing Megan Brown’s new jewellery collection.”
#2 What was the brief in terms of hair and make-up for this look. I love the soft, tousled approach to the model’s locks…
“Effortless, relaxed, boho – a cool looking bride. I used my favourite product – a texturising volume spray by label.m – keeping the hair looking natural, a bit like it hadn’t been done when it had really!”
#3 How did the look work with the off-the-shoulder dress and earrings/necklace?
“The look worked perfectly with the off-the-shoulder dress, as we wanted a soft romantic kind of look… so the hair down and over one shoulder worked really well.”
#4 I love the smoky-eye – whats a great tip for brides when it comes to not overdoing this look?
“Less is more…when creating a smoky eye. Make sure you blend, then blend again… you want the outer area looking soft. Use two brushes, one to put the product on and then a clean one to blend (a fluffy rounded brush will work beautifully for this).”
#5 What was the brief and aim for the up-do?
“Again effortless and cool, so I thought a statement bun would work well. It has a nice silhouette for the photographs (kind of like she did it herself). It showed off her jewellery too.”
#6 What’s your top tip for creating such a soft, natural, tousled look with bridal hair? Any product suggestions?
“A texturising volume spray and radiance oil (Becca’s favourites are available from label.m) work well. You want the hair to look clean and shiny but slightly worn in – add a wave using ghd’s large 32mm tong, then brush out. Only doing random bits (for instance the mid-lengths and ends) will create a very loose and soft look. Texturising spray at the roots also works well – this product is like dry shampoo and hairspray mixed together – and it smells amazing too!”
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