Bridal season is here, both in churches and reception halls across Canada, as well as the runways. Staying on top of what the current trends are is incredibly important when trying to lure in bridal customers.
This year, soft romantic hair seems to be all the rage. Here are the top trends in bridal hair for the 2012/2013 season.
Search “weddings” on sites like Pinterest, and almost every board features some form of braided hair. Intricate braided updos are most popular, but there are also many brides looking for simple braids on either side, pinned at the back, with the rest of the hair down and slightly curled. Sidebraids are also quite popular, since many a starlet has been sporting them on the red carpet these days.
Vintage inspired hair
Marek Hartwig, of MAREK Bridal in Chicago, has been getting a lot of requests for vintage-inspired hair. But this is vintage hair with a twist – waves are softer and more polished, and the texture is more natural. Vintage ‘dos were also big on the spring 2013 bridal runways, seen at both the Mark Zunino and Kenneth Pool shows.
Crimped, ironed, or natural, Hartwig has also seen texture playing a big role in bridal hair. The trend can be seen on Pinterest as well, with many brides pinning pictures of beachy, slightly messy looking hair. Texture played a big role in the hair at Vera Wang’s latest show, with either short, cropped pixie cuts or long, messy, bobbed pigtails.
Headbands, flowers, pillbox hats with or without short veils, and butterfly, dragonfly or flower clips are a huge trend. Paired with softer, natural looking hair, headbands in particular are very popular. “A statement headband takes a bride from looking familiar to sensational,” says Hartwig. The hairstylists at the Alfred Angelo, Christo, Oscar de la Renta and Reem Acra shows seem to agree – all four shows featured headbands in their spring 2013 bridal collections. Badgley Mishka jumped on the flower trend, with the models’ updos adorned with large white fabric flowers.
Simple hair with embellished veils
Veils embellished with crystals, beads and embroidery have been a big trend of late, and are often paired with very simple, pulled back hair, as seen at Oscar de la Renta.
The classic chignon never goes out of style, and it was seen all over the bridal runways. At Monique Lhullier and Theia they were soft and romantic, while at Amsale they were a little more sleek and gathered off to one side.
Photos Courtesy of Style.com