This bridal season, the Lakmé Salon Backstage Experts are showcasing 8 exclusive Hair & Makeup looks for the modern Indian bride by bringing alive the theme of “Eternal Luminance” in their Show Stopping Bridal Collection 2017. It is inspired by the Lakmé Salon Show Stopping Bride show by Nachiket Barve at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017, which celebrated the timeless beauty of goddesses.
The faces of this season’s collection look book are ‘real-brides’ who were a part of the Show Stopping Bride Contest, that gave brides-to-be, from all over the country, a chance to transform themselves for their special day. The three winning brides Mansha Divjyot Kaur (Delhi), Gazal Gupta (Mumbai) and Yashashree Thanekar (Mumbai) will get the chance to live every bride’s dream by getting featured on the cover of a renowned fashion magazine.
Heena Dalvi, National Creative Director, Hair, Lakmé Salon explains “Lakmé Salon is known for its attention to detail, with beauty services that are customised for every bride-to-be. This year, seeking inspiration from the intricate stitching and embroidery of Nachiket Barve’s collection, our hairstyles are a perfect marriage between a bride’s ethereal being and her glamorous quotient. A variety of styles like Sleek halo braids, flared Conroe braids, French-Fish braids and S-waves have been integrated into looks that a bride can effortlessly wear. Innovative techniques like Smocking and Sculpting have taken the form of elaborate hairstylesto ensure that the spotlight is on the bride.”
Sushma Khan, National Creative Director - Makeup, Lakmé Salon says, “Holographic highlights and prismatic hues are techniques we have used to not only accentuate the bride’s features and add ultra-shine, but also reflect her inner radiance. To define the eyes, technicolour and interrupted graphic liners have been used creating a bold look. Moreover, beautiful Sunset and Rose Gold eyes have also been incorporated adding a dash of lustre. Our Dimensional lips with a touch of metallic reflects or Ombre lips will create an alluring yet elegant look”.
Disha Meher, National Expert - Skin and Nails, Lakmé Salon adds, “We have ensured that the bride’s nails look nothing short of stunning and add finesse to her entire look. The collection features Nail art with deep and metallic hues, finished off with embellishments like foil, glitter and gems.”
The eight 'Eternal Luminance' Looks are:
The North Indian Bride: Reflecting Hindu culture, reds and gold dominate this look for the traditional bride. Holographic glitter eyes, kohl defined eyes and ombre lips.
The South India Bride: Warm shades that reflect the mood of sunset - gradients of hot orange, fiery red and gold glitter, with hints of earthy brown tones that perfectly contrast the Indian skin.
The Destination Bride: Channelling in glamour, techniques like smocking and sculpting for hassle-free updos with rose gold eyes, this look for new age brides is a sure shot choice for pastel hued bridal trousseaus.
The Reception Bride: Elegant and feminine, dimensional lips with metallic sheen, highlighted cheeks paired with wavy hair in voluminous bouffant.
The Engagement Bride: Vintage with a hint of sophistication, the look features holographic pink blusher, soft base, retro liner, high lined brows and delicate lips.
The Contemporary Bride: Fashion forward with sparkling silver and grey Smokey eyes, bright fuchsia lips, delicate bouffant, and webbed smocking on hair.
The Mehendi Bride: Luminous beauty with dewy skin and blue Smokey eyes, paired with trendy interrupted liner and a shiny edge to the eyes. Functional look, perfect for brides high on making fashion statements.
The Cocktail Bride: Dramatic and chic for the bridesmaids and friends who would love to experiment with latest trends. Bold burgundy graphic liners with neutral eye shadows. Flared corn-rows and S-shaped waves complete the look.