2022 Wedding Makeup & Hair Trends: Will Sleep Wedding Hair and Classic Natural Makeup Make Its Comeback in 2022

By Anny Chow & Andy Tseng

Emily in Paris’ star Lily Collins’s magical wedding on September 2021 at Colorado’s Dunton Hot Springs has caught our eyes. All the details in her wedding hair have elevated the wedding hairstyle to the next level. We believe her impeccable look has set new trends for wedding makeup and hairstyle in 2022. 

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Gregory Russell, Collins’s long-time hairstylist, created a sleek and shiny wedding hair look. At the first glance, what seems to be a middle-parted low chignon, actually has a few intricate details added to it. A thin mini-braid running ear-to-ear like a headband over Collins’s sleek and shiny hair. 

As for the chignon itself, the braid continued into the chignon and was twisted to incorporate additional details, including two beautiful hairpins and a touch of gold accent, to visually bring the whole look together. 

In 2021, we had a lot of requests on boho natural wavy texture, messy or undone chignon. A clean and polished hairstyle was not a common request style. In 2012, peek-a-boo highlights and feathers were in trend. Could a more polished look with intricate details make a comeback for the 2022 wedding season? Could mini-braid also make comeback? The mini-braid is not just limited to the headband look. It can be incorporated in many different styles. With a basic understanding of the trend, it can be incorporated into a half-up and half-down look or even in the wavy style. 

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As for Collins’s wedding makeup look, celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles created a classic and natural look for her. Soft matte skin, bold and sculpted brows, neutral eyes, and understated lips. This is such a refreshing take on wedding makeup especially after seeing many over-the-top highlight trends and bold glamorous looks on social media.

We believe the elegant sleek or smooth texture and natural makeup look will be popular in the 2022 wedding season among brides who want a classic look with some intricate elements, whether is with the mini-braids, or more intricate hair accessories. 

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