Lauren Conrad Saved Her Dreamy Wedding Updo For the Night Before
Lauren Conrad always manages to surprise us with her quietly chic beauty choices. It made sense that she chose relaxed, California-cool waves for her big day given all the little wedding details of her event — vintage hankies, homemade apple pie, and a lace gown that all conveyed simple sophistication. But we have to admit that we were a little bummed out that we had no romantic updo to add to our secret "hypothetical wedding ideas" Pinterest board. Until now! Her stylist Kristin Ess shared this totally stunning chignon to her Instagram account, captioned with "Guys. Remember when our favorite doll got married?? The night before was pretty spectacular, too. #tbt #loveandhappiness." While very glamorous, the bun still incorporated Lauren's penchant for effortless elegance, with tousled strands, random untucked pieces, and that jaw-dropping gorgeous pearl hair accessory.
As for the big day, Lauren traded in her surfer-girl take on classic beauty for bohemian chic. Even better, the look is supereasy to re-create at home — perfect for those brides who don't have the luxury of a glam squad. Lauren requested a hairstyle that "wouldn't look dated in 20 years," so Ess created waves in her extension-boosted locks using a 1-1/4-inch curling iron, topping it all off with that gorgeous embellished leaf hairpiece.
Makeup artist Amy Nadine Clement used easy-to-find products, including peachy-pink Make Up For Ever blush ($26) to get that bridal glow and Dior Addict lip gloss ($33) for a kissable pout. And that signature cat eye is superaffordable — Clement created it with Mark liquid liner ($10) and added a fluttery fringe with Maybelline Full N' Soft mascara ($8). We predict this natural, wearable wedding-day style will inspire a whole crop of laid-back, normcore brides. Keep reading for more wedding-themed shots of the stunning Mrs. Conrad-Tell from Instagram.
Source: Instagram user kristin_ess; Front Page