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Certain beauty characteristics come to mind when achieving an authentic bohemian bridal look — glowing skin, flower crowns, windswept hair, and effortless makeup. We've taken these essential boho-bridal factors into account to help form this elite list of NYC's most boho-inspired hair and makeup experts.
Once Upon a Bride
Presenting a lookbook of styles from loosely braided updos to long windswept locks, this one-stop shop for both hair and beauty is perfect for any bride opting for a bohemian look. After winning an Emmy for "Outstanding Achievement for Hairstyling" — thanks to her work as Bethenny Frankel's hairstylist during her talk show stint — stylist and founder Stacey Weinstein started her full-service salon in NYC, where she continues to service brides from all over the world. Read real brides' reviews here!
Everyone knows a member of their squad that has achieved a flawless blowout from these unicorns of hair design, at what is now a bicoastal mecca for the blowout. Effortless, beachy waves are the epitome of boho-chic hair, a concept this salon chain has fully accomplished. From a "menu" of design options like "The Mai Tai," a relaxed version of natural curls, to the "Dirty Martini," a beachy take on your natural hair — there is no limit to the number of boho styles you can opt for on your big day. Read real brides' reviews here!
Sticking to a beauty philosophy of glowing skin (while looking as flawless in person as you do on camera), Sally Duvall uses light and luminous makeup to recreate the dewy, flawless complexion every boho bride craves. Less is more when it comes to creating an illuminating wedding day look straight from pages of laid-back style. Read real brides' reviews here!
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Gloss and Glam
Previous experience transforming models backstage at NYFW has proven this expert team of makeup artists capable of transforming any bride into their desired wedding-day look. The use of organic beauty products and airbrush application techniques provides every bride with the authenticity of true natural, boho-chic beauty. Read real brides' reviews here!
Face Time Beauty
Linsey Snyder Wachalter, founder and owner of this professional team of beauty gurus, focuses on bringing out a bride's natural beauty while complementing her most elegant features. She quotes her mantra on her site stating, "The perfect palette is inspired by the natural elements that surround us." This element — highlighting your most natural features — is the foundation of any boho beauty look.