Jan 17, 2013
06:57 AMThe Connecticut Bride Blog
Bridal Trends for 2013
Here are the trends to watch for in the upcoming year from Ashley Stone, owner of Beauty Entourage/Salon Alexander, 32 Fenn Road, Newington.
Bridal trends are no different than other must-haves and must-dos throughout the year that are inspired by fashion designers, celebs and the go-to hair stylists and make up artists in the industry. Every year the trends are a piece of something new and innovative mixed with a touch of something classic and sometimes vintage. The beauty of bridal trends, I find, is that most are timeless regardless of what’s hot and what’s not. Brides seem to always find the perfect look that suits their style. My best advice is be inspired by what you see. Anything can be tweaked to suit your needs, your hair, or your face.
Trends seem to come about from what your favorite celebs wear on the red carpet to the runway. The recent Golden Globes showcased beautiful vintage styles and soft textured looks.
Vintage brides grow in popularity each year and I expect this year to be no different. From side-swept down styles with a deep part work by Jennifer Lopez to the waves loosly pinned up worn by Amy Adams. Want a down style but off your neck? A faux bob can be created to give the illusion of a shorter style while your hair is pinned up off your neck with less to worry about. Here are some examples of the styles inspired by these looks:
If vintage styling is not your thing, maybe you will get inspired by the accessories inspired by an era. Birdcage veils are always a classic piece to give that vintage touch, but if you want to stray away from a veil, maybe flowers are a good option! Headbands and fascinators can either be used for the bride or the bridal party as well.
Waves are a great style for short or long hair. It gives you the most out of your length. A spiral curl however will make your hair appear shorter. Waves can drop over time but still remain to give you that effortless look that is also big trend this season.
Who doesn’t want effortless looking beauty?
Going into a more modern and very popular look are braids! We’ve all seen some beautiful ways braids can be worn thanks to Pinterest. Waterfall braids are one of the most popular I get requested and I don’t see that changing. This technique of braiding can also give that halo effect a flower halo can give that will be popular but also look amazing with the texture of the waves. Here are some photos of some of our own work that was requested most recently:
Low buns will be very popular with a clean finish. For a more simple look you can have your style more centered. For a more modern look and to create softness around the face, you can have a style more off to the side.
Make up this season is also another timeless trend that I love to see—softer nude looks with one focal point that gives a pop of color. This is a look I feel translates well on everyone, whether you wear a lot of make up or prefer something more simple. How you play up the eyes can really vary and can give a soft accented effect or a dramatic smokey effect. I was always told they are the window to your soul so what better day to play them up is on the day you marry your soulmate!
Lashes are the ultimate way to add some drama.
Keep in mind, If you play up the eyes I would recommend a softer lip or nude lip. The key is too look fresh and flawless.
Smokey eyes are always a popular request but smokey with color? Yes! Smokey eyes can be done with color. It adds a beautiful effect to the eye and really makes them stand out.
The nude lip really helps to not take away from that one focal point, the eyes!
If you don’t wear a lot of eye make up then you can play them more natural and wear a bolder lip, or just go with the “no make up” look.
No matter your choice or your taste, the make up trend is a clean flawless look. Light contouring to enhance your features and a soft glow. You can have one focal point or just a clean, soft pallete. Your choices should always be made with what you feel most comfortable with.
I think these trends can satisfy any bride’s style and thats what I love as an artist. I love to have options for my clients that can be suitable for every girl. 2013 trends do just that!
No matter your skin or hair texture, a timeless look is easily accessible and right on trend with what you see on TV and the magazines! Because who doesn’t want to look and feel like themselves and a celebrity on a day that all eyes are on you!
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