From Hair to Eternity

Get swept up in these bridal hair trends

With everything from modern, polished glamour to soft, subtle romance, this year’s wedding hair trends have something to suit every taste. Here are just a few of the looks to look out for, and if you’re a bride, consider.

Tie the Knot (but not too tight!)
A loosely compiled top knot (once known as a bun), has made a huge comeback this year, complimenting the pale makeup palette seen all over the runways for a soft, romantic look. Hair should be pulled up gently and frayed, so as to frame the face. Note: this style is made for a floral crown or other similarly feminine adornment.

Embrace the Braid
For a similarly feminine, but more polished look, tightly pulled braided up-dos, ranging from French braids to nape-of-the-neck braided buns, are especially on point this season. An elevated update on the classic knot is a look that illustrates how much details can matter when it comes to upping your style game.

Soft Waves
If you’ve got long locks and want to accentuate them, there’s never been a better time to be a bride. Soft, mussed waves go particularly well with the romantic look du jour. A center part with a delicate crown is a subtle way to elevate beachy waves to ensure they’re not simply… too simple.
 
Statement Headpieces
Finally, if all of this light, ethereal stuff just isn’t for you or if you simply want to add to it, consider something more dramatic, but equally of the moment; a full headpiece of crystals. Seen all over the runways as a compliment to monochromatic makeup, statement headpieces elevate any bride to princess status instantly. They can be made even more dramatic with matching necklaces or earrings, so your entire face is framed in jewels. Clearly, not a daytime look, but an unforgettable evening a waits! 
Stephanie K. Smith is a freelance writer working across mediums. Her pieces have appeared on sites ranging from CNN.com to National Lampoon and she’s written television pilots for Fox, CBS, The CW and Legendary Television. She lives in Los Angeles with her son, Dash and their (girl) cat, Fred.  http://www.stephanieksmith.com/

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