Perfect for walking down the aisle, sleek hair is hot for 2012. Extensions are out and natural-looking, smooth, shiny hair is in. Whether it is a smooth pixie or extra shiny waves, anyone can rock the sleek trend this year. The chignon is hotter than ever and brides are also mixing it up a bit by smoothing the front and having large bouncy curls in the back. Have fun with this trend! 2012 is about taming down the hair just a little bit to softer, more touchable styles. The good news is that incorporating your headpiece into one of these styles is easier than ever with a beautiful headband or a sparkly side comb.
How to guarantee your hair looks perfect on your wedding day:
– Schedule an appointment with your hairdresser as soon as you have your headpiece.
– Make sure you take realistic examples, from magazines or the internet of how you want your hair to look to the appointment.
-Also take a trusted famiy member or friend with you to this appointment. They can take some digital pictures for you to see close-ups and how the hair looks from all sides.
– Purchase any products you may need (like anti-frizz potions) and experiment with them at home to be safe.
– Book the same (professional) hairdresser for your wedding day.
-Always have a back up plan in case of emergency on your wedding day.
-DO NOT (under any circumstances) experiment with a new color, highlights or major hairstyle change within 2 weeks of your wedding.
For 2012, say “YES” to beautiful bouncy hair and “NO” to stiff, rigid locks that require multiple cans of aqua net, hair that says “touch me”, hair that is reminiscent of another hot bridal trend – “Old Hollywood”!
-Penny Frulla for Bridal Expo Chicago