Bridal and red carpet hair is something I look forward to. It's always dramatic and oh so glamorous. It even looks more stunning when the right gown and hairstyle is paired together.
Lately we have been seeing a lot of loose, natural, unstructured approach to the cheveux de femmes, and though I love it on certain people, I think some people just need a little more control. I personally have always loved the glam of yesteryear...I am talking Grace Kelly, Maria Montez, Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth and Lena Horne, when the hair really made the woman.
One hairstyle that I absolutely love...and it almost looks wonderful on anyone is the Chignon, pronounced "sheen-yon." It's a fancy word for a bun. According to Wikipedia, "The word “chignon” comes from the French phrase “chignon du cou,” which means nape of the neck. Chignons are generally achieved by pinning the hair into a knot at the nape of the neck, but there are many different variations of the style. They are frequently worn for special occasions, like weddings and formal dances, but the basic chignon is also worn for everyday casual wear." I love this look because it has classic detailing and with the right hair accessory it can make a dramatic, but classic statement.
The Chignon looks especially wonderful with column or Grecian style dress or wedding gowns that have a french bustle that reflects the style of the hair. It's so clean looking and really highlights the woman's face and its not distracting by any means. You won't have anyone saying..."what was she thinking!" when you walk down the aisle or the red carpet. Sleek hair with a twist...now that's modern take on a classic!
So whatever style you choose for walking down that aisle, make sure your hair not only reflects you...but does not take away from you as well.
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