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2013 hair style

Grecian hair styles and accessories were huge on the A/W 2012 catwalks this summer, with designers such as Louis Vuitton, Rodarte and Emilio Pucci preferring delicate braids and bold brassy accessories over slicked backed city styles. And, with so many gorgeous floaty dresses in next year’s bridal collections, we think these ancient regal styles are sure to be a go-to for 2013 on-trend brides.

Love them or hate them, plaits/braids are a real fashion statement for Grecian style bridal hair. Wear yours in a wishbone style intertwined with a gorgeous hair vine, or add some detail to your crown with a soft French side plait under a foliage headband. Another way to add some Grecian style to your hair is to wear hair down and wavy and add in some random small plaits and hairpins throughout.

grecian hair styles
Updos in Grecian styles should be soft and slightly messy and simple double or triple strand hairbands (below) are a perfect way to set this style in an understated way so as to draw concentration to the face… and dress!

grecian hair styles
Accessories for a Grecian style vary from sparkly silver hair vines and diamante petal grips (see Stacey Hannan’s collection for inspiration) to gold leafy bands to full floral hair wreaths. The main thing is to make sure your headpiece complements your dress without taking away from it.

grecian hair styles

The top knot is the newest hair trend for the elegant, refined bride. Heights and degrees vary to suit each individual but generally the hair is pulled top the top of the crown, neatly and softly, showing off the neckline and making room for a stunning headpiece or veil.

A high bun is a timeless style, it looks less complicated and therefore less fussy than the popular bridal chignon. If you haven’t been blessed with a lustrous full mane (we hear ya sista), a donut is your best option to create a big, buoyant bun. Donuts provide shape and support to the bun and are very easy to use if you want to try doing your own hair.

Try not to pull the hair back too much –you don’t want to look like a startled ballerina for the day and be left with a pounding headache for the wedding night! But also remember that wear it too loose and you may be at risk of looking a tad ‘day-after-the-night-before‘. You need to get it just right so that it says complete elegance, but also seems natural and easy.


Only go for this look if you are happy to be very ‘out there’ for the day, there is nowhere to hide when you’ve pulled the hair back off your face unless you’ve opted for a birdcage veil, so make sure you are content with your side profile and your make-up. Don’t be afraid to go for statement earrings to make your whole look ‘pop’.



Boho braids, pretty ponies and some very old school styles got a new twist on the S/S 2012 catwalks this year, and, oddly enough, nearly every one of the looks was wedding-ready.

summer catwalk hair trends

Summer is all about an effortless, carefree yet sensual style, making the boho look a staple among designers. Loose braids were the crowning glory of the pretty and playful at Valentino (Redken), creating a soft, romantic feel, while Emilio Pucci went for a messy and loose, ribbon-tied ponytail to finish off a rockier style.

spring summer 2012 hair beauty

Classic ballet buns, short and slick 40s flicks and Bardot bouffants were executed with style and poise on several S/S catwalks and created a more elegant, refined finish to collections. Marios Schwab models strutted down the catwalks like an army of film noir femme fatales, fiercely confident in their soft, shiny and set crops. Hair was long and loose, but again revived a quintessential female protagonist from a past movie genre, this time the doe-eyed naif, at Versace. Whether you’re a vampish or sweet bride, these looks are all timeless and trendy, a perfect mix.

spring summer 2012 hair beauty

Up dos were given height with wave-like quiffs at D&G, loosely framing the face and providing the ideal setting for a clip in veil when thinking ‘bridal’. At Louis Vuitton a delicate and ornate traditional tiara sat atop a whispy and messy high bun, replacing the form-fitting top knot favoured last season.

Trend Alert! – Pearl Details at Chanel
Brides and pearls go together like Chanel and quilted flap bags, so we were truly inspired when we saw some of these pics from Chanel’s 2012 show. Slicked back buns were decorated with sprinkles of oversized pearls which, in some cases, dropped down the back alien like and delicately beautiful.

spring summer 2012 hair beauty
spring summer 2012 hair beauty
The pearl-like additions to the face, chest and back are for the more daring brides out there, but we definitely want to see a few ladies trying this hair trend soon!

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