Tutorial: Natural-Glam Bridal Hair and Makeup

written by Ashley Baker  | photos courtesy of Pritchétt Bridal

We already know that the latest trends in bridal makeup have made a shift toward a more natural look, but the pros at Pritchétt Bridal and I, collaborated to create this step-by-step guide to help you lovely brides achieve a natural, but oh-so glamorous style on your wedding day. 

Side note did you guys know that Pritchétt  Bridal is not only a great place to buy wedding gowns from, but it also has a full-service salon right in the shop? I know. I know.   

OK, Back to business…

In this tutorial, HMUA’s Morgan Richins and Chandi Featherstone of Salon Pritchétt offer these expert styling tips and tricks for gorgeous hair and beautiful, natural looking makeup that I just can’t get enough of. Scroll on!


But First, Hair

You’ll need:

    • A curling iron or straightener
    • Bobby pins
    • Elastic hair ties
    • Hairspray


1). Begin by parting your hair in the middle–this creates an illusion of longer hair.

2). Curl the hair in alternating directions using either the curling iron or straightener–this gives the appearance of thicker, fuller hair.

3). Braid a loose crown around your head to create an effortless boho look. Pin any loose hairs back and add a little hair spray. Voila!

“Brides should feel like the best version of theirselves on their wedding day. Creating a natural look that enhances your natural beauty is a great way to accomplish that,” says Richins. “Braids are fun to wear on your wedding day because not only are they elegant, they also create a secure place to pin a veil to. The natural glam look is all about enhancing what’s already there and feeling beautiful.”

Skin Deep

You’ll need:

  • Facial cleanser
  • Toner
  • Pore reducer
  • Primer

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To prepare your skin:  First cleanse, then add toner, let dry. Then apply primer evenly. 

“The most important step of wedding makeup is to prime and prep your face. Doing so will help your look last for hours through the wedding festivities. Also, I cannot stress how important blending is. Blending is key to making everything look softer and more natural,” Featherstone says.


The Eyes Have it

You’ll need:

  • Neutral eyeshadow palette
  • Makeup brushes

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1). After prepping the eyes, apply a lighter shade of shadow on the center of the eyelid. 

2). Gradually build darker layers slowly around the crease of the eye.

Remember: You want it to look natural so try not go overboard with the darker eyeshadow.

3). Apply a layer of shimmer shadow in the center of the eyelid and then blend until even. 


Let’s Face it

You’ll need:

  • Foundation
  • Highlighter
  • Concealer
  • Contour powder
  • Blush
  • Setting powder

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Base Layer + Highlights


1) Apply your foundation with a beauty blender.

2). Blend it evenly across the face and into your neck.

 Note: Use a smaller sponge for hard to reach areas, such as underneath and around the eyes. 

3).  Use concealer to highlight underneath the eyes, down the bridge of the nose, across the forehead, and a line down the middle of the chin.

4). Blend, blend, blend!


Contour + Blush


1). After the highlighter, concealer and foundation have been blended in evenly, it’s time to contour your cheek bones, forehead, and jawline. Here’s a quick contouring tutorial, ICYMI. Remember to blend. 

2). Highlight your face with shimmer and then add blush.

“For this look we went with a warmer tone because it enhances the model’s natural beauty,” Featherstone says.


Let’s Talk Smack

You’ll need:

  • Lip conditioner
  • Your favorite shade of neutral lipstick
  • Lip liner

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1). Set your look with powder. Keep your powder on hand during the wedding day in case you need to touch-up.

2).  Apply your lip conditioner

3). Line your lips with your favorite liner

4). Apply your lipstick

“Here, we decided to go with a light pink to complete the look,” Featherstone says.


Take a look inside the Pritchétt Salon: #yesplease 

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Richins  (IG: @madeoverbymorgan) and Featherstone (IG: @chandikatebeauty) work at Salon Pritchett (IG: @salonpritchett). To learn more about Pritchétt (formerly Avenía) Bridal, check out their website.

Melissa Langford contributed to this article.

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