Just in time for the summer wedding season – and in celebration of the recent Royal Wedding – Yves Durif was asked to speak about Bridal Beauty on a Panel at The Bridal Council’s #WeddingWeekend at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street. Also joining him on the Panel was our resident Sisley Makeup Artist, Julio Albelo.

For the event, Yves and his team of updo experts, Luis Mora and Aurora Kucuku, crafted five looks for the models who were donning gorgeous gowns by bridal designers Angel Sanchez, Ines di Santo, Amsale, Justin Alexander and Anne Barge.

Yves created a sleek hairstyle that pulled the model’s hair off the face and modestly covered the ears. He achieved this with a tiny ponytail at the nape of the neck. The ponytail was hidden by pin-straight hair that was left loose from the top of the crown, so that the overall effect looked like the hair naturally pulled away from the face.

The look paired perfectly with the modern, strapless Justin Alexander gown that the model sported during the event.

Master Stylist Luis Mora created two looks: one, a feminine, wavy, knotted bun and the second, a glorious, towering, couture-like braided bouffant with jeweled beads strategically placed throughout.

Our updo styling expert, Aurora Kucuku also created two looks for the event. One a beautiful classic bun, that kept the focus on the bride’s face. And the second a lovely chignon that coiled the hair closer to the nape of the neck.

Yves with Angel Sanchez and model


But of all the examples and tips relayed to the audience, Yves’ advice for Brides-To-Be will truly help a bride calm pre-wedding jitters: “Even before heading to a Salon for your bridal Hair Trial, see your Stylist for a Consultation. It will help you narrow down what you really want on your big day.”