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24 THEWEDDINGPLANNERMAG.COM By Amy Haley-Brox of Mystique Salon & Skin Spa How do the elements affect your look on your wedding day? How do I want to look on my wedding day? That is a question all brides and grooms ask themselves. When you consider your wedding day look you'll want to think about how the elements of water, fire, earth and wind might impact your decision and your overall look. How could weather conditions like rain and snow, heat and humidity and blustery wind come into play? When it comes to the elements on your wedding day you'll want to have a plan B and work with your hairstyl- ist and make-up artist to be prepared. The elements of water, wind and heat can really challenge your wedding look. Brides, if you decide on a style with your hair down and these elements show up on your wedding day, it is best to go with your plan B: an up-style! An up-style pinned to perfection will prevent your hair from falling during the wedding. Make sure your hairstylist uses humidity resistant hairsprays so your hair does not get frizzy. Unfor- tunately, these types of weather conditions are not great for make-up either. If you are getting married in the heat of the summer or in a lo- cation that has humid conditions you want to think about getting air- brush make-up. The airbrush is perfect for these circumstances. The result is makeup that is humidity resistant and decreases the appear- ance of moisture so that "never let them see you sweat" stays true on your special day! Ask your makeup artist to use waterproof mascara and to finish your look with a setting spray. A setting spray gives your make- up an insurance policy so you'll stay flawless. Let's talk about earth: this element is trending right now for beauty, with natural tones giving warmth to a bride's glowing face. You can further play with this element by adding some flowers into your up style or some stone accents, pearls, or even gemstones. Consult with your hairstylist and make-up artist on how to translate earthly accents and tones into your bridal look this season. Glammed Up & Groomed Down Here are my picks for the 2017 wedding beauty trends: Glammed up 1. Bridal up-styles are more popular than ever for 2017, and they mostly take the form of a bun. A bun can be worn in a tidy fashion fixed low and in the back of your head or it can be "controlled messy" and worn on top. 2. Braids, braids, and more braids - they can be used so many different ways! Add a braid in front of your bangs to play with a trendy style or have a braid wrapped around an intricate bun. There are so many variations, but all are about adding a unique touch to your special look. Be creative! 3. Bangs are back. Embrace your bangs! Let them be a focal point for your formal look in a romantic down-style. Bangs are meant to frame the face and add a little drama. 4. Flower accents and stones are trending for 2017. As discussed above, adding a few flowers or a hair accessory with stones into your up-style is an on-point look that can look romantic and elegant or funky and playful, depending on what you choose. 5. For makeup, consider a slightly bolder col- or. Add an earth tone color to the eyelid like grey, taupe, or chocolate to give a little more drama and a warmer feel to the face. A deeper color allows the eye to pop and not get lost. Your face should have a hydrated foundation look and blush that accents your check bones. Finish your look with a tinted gloss to add col- or to the lip without looking overdone. Groomed Down 1. The 2017 groom is embracing a barbered cut. Barbered hairstyles for men are varied from high and tight fades to textured looks with graduated faded sides. More and more men are using hair styling products to achieve these effects and assist with longer wear. 2. Beards are still here to stay, but a more barbered look is being embraced. The beard should be tailored to the face for a clean and structured look with tight, cohesive edges. 3. In 2017 the long-haired groom is changing it up a bit. If you love your long hair and like to wear it in a bun then consider getting an undercut! Undercuts are a stylish way to keep the underside of the hair looking tailored and faded into the bun. It gives a more on-trend style to the popular man-bun. It is all about evolution. Ross Costanza Photography Leigh Skaggs Photography Will Hawkins Photography Column

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