Whether you’re a wedding guest, bridesmaid or belle of the ball herself, there’s something for everyone when it comes to the varied bridal looks of 2011′s top newsmakers. Anita Cserep, senior stylist at Michael’s Hair Body Mind in Mississauga, shows us how to get the looks.
Classic: Kate Middleton
No doubt the Royal Wedding was the most buzzed-about event of 2011. We love how Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, brought an unstuffy glam to such a formal occasion. Hairstylists James Pryce and Richard Ward fashioned this demi-chignon to complement her diamond Cartier tiara. To achieve this half-up style, Cserep recommends starting off with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner, to leave those cascading waves polished. “Blowdry, then curl with a large barrel curling iron or set in hot rollers. Next, brush the hair with a natural bristle brush and pull the sides back.”
Modern: Kate Moss
Another Kate also made wedding headlines with her boho glam look. Stylist Sam McKnight combined touches of vintage with romance for her country wedding. Kate Moss’ blonde tousled waves and Juliet cap-style veil made of woven lace and sequins finished the simple yet elegant look. To style, Cserep recommends starting with a texturizing spray. Then twist your flatiron away from the face to create soft waves.
Romantic: Kim Kardashian
Her marriage didn’t last long, but these are two looks that stand the test of time. Kim Kardashian’s wedding pictures showed off both a simple updo, and glamorous side part with cascading waves. Channelling Sophia Loren and Ava Gardner during her wedding reception, Kardashian’s ’40s look perfectly complemented her Old Hollywood-style dress. ”To create this look, you need to prep the hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner,” advises Cserep. “Blow-dry the hair, and smooth with a shine product. Create waves using a 1-inch curling iron, then finger-comb hair and pull off to the side.” Use a jewelled clip or comb to finish the look.
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