Top 5 Bridal Trends of 2022

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Bridal Trends - Neroli Salon & Spa

A new year is here, and with it comes exciting events and things to look forward to — including wedding season! 2021 was an unexpected year for all, and we understand that some wedding plans were postponed naturally, but now the time is right to stick to those bridal plans and make them come to life.  Whether you are focusing on a smaller gathering that includes only your closest friends and family, or a grand affair (think royal wedding), 2022 is going to be the year for you to look your absolute best while you are walking down the aisle and tying the knot. Here are some of this wedding season’s hottest trends to watch out for. Take note if you are looking for tips and pointers from professionals for your union.

We took a look at some of this upcoming wedding season’s latest bridal trends, and there is something for everybody, no matter the ceremony size, the budget, or personal style. This season we will see all sorts of wedding attire, including not-so-traditional wedding looks and some wedding favorites.

Bridal Dress Trends

As we focus on eco-friendly attire and a massive push toward sustainability, brides embrace sustainable fashion that they can reuse or incorporate in their everyday wear, second-hand buys, or vintage looks to give wedding dresses a second life at the alter. But just because you are embracing being Earth-friendly, it doesn’t mean you need to skimp on the glamour for your wedding day. This season, brides are planning second and even third wedding looks to impress throughout their special day. We are also seeing many brides embrace mini dresses, pantsuits, and tailored bridal suits to break the mold of tradition and let in style; we will also see different wedding dress color options, including soft colors, black, and even colorful floral patterns year-round.

As for traditional bridal dress elements, this year, we will be going high on necklines, mock necks, and leg slits to show off those legs making their way down the aisle. Prepare to see more ruffles, puff sleeves, and visible corsetry on wedding dresses. While ruffles and puff sleeves may not be everybody’s cup of tea, this year, we are seeing tasteful and super chic designs incorporating them to elevate bridal looks. We are excited to see these and more gorgeous brides this season (don’t forget to tag us on your social media posts with the hashtag #NeroliBride to be featured on our social media channels!). Now that we’ve covered wedding fashion, it’s time to discuss the hair and makeup trends that will keep you looking your very best on your special day.

Flawless Skin

After spending so much time indoors and so many of us really focusing on maintaining healthy skin with new and custom skincare routines for the last two years, we are seeing a resurgence in brides embracing a natural, no-makeup look on their special day to show off their beautiful skin. Caring for your skin and keeping a healthy complexion will give you that glow from the inside out that will turn heads and get everybody talking (and asking for tips) about your beautiful and healthy skin. Pair a natural, no-make-up look with a beautiful and tight bun or loose and shiny carefree hair to show off your best features and keep the focus on you at all times. High necklines and wedding dresses in daring colors, pastels, and vibrant hues are beautiful additions to any bride that is embracing the natural look’s wardrobe. If you are opting for no-make-up when you tie the knot, we recommend a series of 3 or more HydraFacial services in the weeks leading up to the big day to make your skin really glow. To heighten the experience, we recommend a dermaplane add-on or our premium skincare services like Ultra Facials or Ultra Peels featuring our in-house cosmeceutical brand, Ultraceuticals.

Low Fuss, High Style

Not ready to commit to a complicated hairstyle or an over-the-top makeup look for your wedding day? You do not have to. This is your special day, and you shouldn’t have to spend hours on hours to look or feel glamorous (or even worse, to feel uncomfortable). This wedding season, we are going to see more relaxed, laidback looks that are low on time but high on style. Hairstyles such as relaxed waves or simple updos are at the forefront of trends, while we are also seeing many brides embracing their natural hair texture or opting for a more lived-in approach to their wedding hair. Forget the plethora of hair products from yesteryear and focus on the essentials to get your best-looking hair yet. Think no-heat curls, updos, naturally tousled locks, or messy buns with a touch of glam that will leave a lasting impression on your guests long after you tie the knot. Paired with some of this wedding season’s favorite looks, the jumpsuit (or jumpsuit mini), or even super elegant (and tailored) everyday wear to further extend the laidback vibe, some brides are taking the stress away by opting for more free and easy looks to enjoy the luxury of comfort on their big day.  Our talented team of hair artists is here to make you look your best with our special bridal services.

Hair Accessories Galore

During the past years, we have seen many accessories make their way to our everyday life as we have adopted them for both style and function (we’re looking at you, face masks), and we would be remiss to not mention that hair accessories have also seen a resurgence, with scrunchies, headbands, and hair bows having a renaissance at this time. As we are adopting more messy buns, ponytails, and other simple hairstyles to look effortlessly cute while still chic, it makes sense that we are embracing the power of hair accessories to make wedding looks more stylish as well. Incorporate glamorous accessories like custom-made tiaras, bridal crowns, headbands, or other accents like natural flowers and greenery into your wedding look for a look that will keep all eyes on you from the moment you walk down the aisle until the very end of your wedding festivities. We are excited to see what other chic accessories beautiful brides everywhere will be adding to their special day this wedding season.

Hollywood Glam

Another major trend that we are seeing this wedding season is the throwback to classic Hollywood glam. Immediately we think of beautifully cascading finger waves, beautiful pink blushes to add life and youth to our cheeks, and a signature bold red lip to draw all of the attention directly to us. No matter what you are wearing on your special day, whether it is a more traditional wedding dress or any of this wedding’s season’s hottest bridal dress trends, the Hollywood glam look will bring it to the next level and keep you looking like the next breakout star in your photos. Glam up and bring the drama and luxury of Hollywood to your special day with this timeless classic that is super chic no matter how you decide to wear it. 

Bringing the Drama

With so few events to get dressed up for last year (especially for those of us that love an excuse to go all out), this year is THE year to really get creative and go for high fashion, editorial looks that look directly pulled from your favorite fashion magazine. If high drama and extravagant theatrics are your things, your wedding day is the perfect justification to give yourself the main character treatment with the grandest visuals to level up your look. Think gorgeous and shiny gems, crystals, and jewels on your face or all over your body, custom-made, quasi-sculptural jewelry, or couture dresses that you could find shot by the world’s most famous fashion photographers. This wedding season is the time to go all-out and stun all your guests by turning yourself into a work of art on your special day. Working with a talented team of cosmetologists, you can easily achieve an editorial look that is going to be as memorable and unique as your special ceremony will be.

 

No matter what kind of style you go as for your wedding day, there is definitely something for everyone this year. It is high time to celebrate this wedding season, and we are excited to see gorgeous bridal looks across the board. Regardless of whether you decide to go for a more laidback and relaxed style to allow yourself to enjoy your wedding festivities without a care in the world, or you want to dress up like the fairytale princess you always envisioned yourself to be, remember that this is your special day. Our team of beauty professionals is here for every #NeroliBride to consult throughout the planning process or even on your special day! Whether you need inspiration or just want to hand it over to the professionals to take care of, we count on a variety of services to help you plan your look (and more) to make your wedding day truly the best day of your life. Our bridal concierge service will help you with all of your bridal needs, touching everything from the planning to service trial runs the days leading up to your big day to make sure that everything is running smoothly.