Hot Weather Bridal Hair & Makeup Tips

Hot Weather Bridal Hair & Makeup Tips

Summer is the most favorite season to get married outdoors in Asheville, NC. However, with the sun shining through the Blue Ridge Mountains, some gorgeous brides are concerned about the hot temperatures wreaking havoc on their hair and makeup look. 

When it comes to warm weather here, it tends to be humid, which makes your hair frizzy and causes your makeup to run, smear, or melt. 


If you're having your hair and makeup done by a professional on your special day, talk to your stylist during your trials to ensure they are aware of the circumstances and will be prepared. 

For brides planning on doing their makeup, the key is to research and discover what works best for their skin types. 

In this blog, we would love to share some advice for achieving fresh, long-lasting makeup on your wedding day. 

Hot Weather Bridal Hair & Makeup Tips

Here are four key bridal hair and makeup tips. 

1. Your Skin

Start with an oil-free moisturizer in the morning, and then apply a good long-lasting primer. The prime goes on after moisturizer but before face makeup. Then use a light layer of waterproof, oil-free, or silicone-based foundation or a tinted moisturizer to even the skin tone. Oil-free products and silicone-based foundation are great to use because they won't clog up your skin and look natural on your skin. The concealer has a thicker texture that lasts longer and for maximum coverage. Use this instead of foundation just on any problem areas. Finish your foundation with a translucent powder to help set everything flawlessly. 

2. Contour and Cheeks

Contouring is a trick for enhancing the bone structure and ensuring your look flawless from all angles. Choose one or two skin shades darker on the hollows of your cheeks and underneath your jawline. Blend out the shades, so it meets the highlighted areas, and there should be no harsh lines visible. 

Highlighters and bronzers are good for warm weather because they give your skin that golden, radiant glow that looks stunning on camera. However, use contour and highlighting sparingly to avoid too much contrast and shine. 

You want to look natural, only applying bronzer just to the high points of your face where the sunlight naturally hits your skin. These focal areas include the forehead, cheekbones, chin, and nose. You can also apply a little bronzer onto your neck and earlobes to blend everything through. 

Next, apply a blush to your cheeks. If the powder blush feels cakey, try a gel or blush stain and then blend it with a touch of cream blush on top of it. For hot temperatures, creme blushes applied underneath your base will come through very faintly. This is a very good technique to use in warm weather because the blush will not smear or wear off. 

3. Lips

Start with a lip balm to nourish, then outline and color in with a lip pencil of your choice. Then apply the matching lip color over the lip pencil. Don't use heavy matte lipsticks, as they do not last long in hot weather. You can opt for a light lip stain instead. 

Try pink or peach shades for a traditional summery look, or go bolder with tangerine and grape colors for a more dramatic bridal look. To make the lipstick last longer, you can apply a fixing spray or Lipcot, which will help prevent any transfer onto your teeth. 

4. Final Touches

Setting powder or fixing sprays will make sure your makeup will last as long as possible no matter the weather forecast. You can also use a blot powder just down the t-zone for touch-ups throughout the day to keep your makeup looking fresh and lovely. 

When It Comes to Hair

  • Use serums and deep conditioning treatments so your hair is as strong and heat resistant as possible.
  • It's best to wash your hair the night before your wedding so you can leave it to dry naturally. 
  • Avoid using a blow dryer because it will dehydrate your hair and make it extra frizzy.
  • Use heat-resistant balm or serum on your hair to protect it from the sun. 
  • If you're worried about sweating, a voluminous ponytail or any updos are a great way to keep your hair off your face and in place. 
  • If you are naturally frizzy, try an updo that is looser around the hairline and the nape of your neck to conceal the frizz.
  • Once your hairstyle has been completed, make sure you seal it off with a light coating of strong hold hairspray. 

Jeanne's Hair and Makeup Studio

Are you planning your summer wedding in the beautiful city of Asheville, NC? Jeanne's Hair and Makeup Studio specializes in bridal hair and makeup.

For more information about our services and pricing for bridal hair and makeup, visit our website or contact us.

Our professional stylists know how to handle all sorts of weather conditions and can give you long-lasting, stunning results