2012 is a whole new game. There is a trend toward androgynous fashion leading to more casual hairstyles, but at the same time there is also a classic fashion “Revival” of 60’s and 70’s styles. Who knew? I had several killer outfits I should have saved!
The trick to achieving the look you want is to pick a hairstyle and makeup that suits your skin colour and personality and makes you feel good about yourself. When you look in the mirror, the face looking back should make you smile.
So many choices, only one head of hair! You’ll definitely be able to find something to suit your personal style whether you want a relaxed look or a perfectly coiffed hairdo. This year many styles reflect a cross between “stylishly done and carelessly undone”.
The Roaring 20’s Flappers were a “new breed” of woman. The bobbed hair and finger waves we are seeing comes from this era, but the 2012 version is softer, less pristine. One nice thing is that if you don’t have short hair the look can be cleverly faked. Adaptations of the Pixie Crop are showing up. The very short fringe/bangs hairstyles work well with darker hair and a smaller forehead
The 60’s women have inspired us, and so we have the “Brigitte Bardot” sexy half up/half out bouffant, French Twists and Double French Twists. Again these styles can be either sleek or more relaxed depending on your taste. Retro faux bobs such as you would see in The Stepford Wives is another 60’s option. Messy “Mod bobs” that resemble those of Twiggy are a great way to work with short hair. French braids work well when incorporated into the up-dos.
The 70’s brought us the “Afro” and 2012 has it’s own softer, romantic version if you happen to have a head of thick corkscrew curls.
The Wet” look is back and pairs well with the classic Chignon, as well as many other styles, giving them a more casual feel. This was a common look on the 2012 runways.
ore of a country gal? The nonchalant “Tomboy” ponytail, Tumbled Tail (faux fish braid) or the women’s Rockabilly might be what you are looking for. A new look is a female interpretation of the hairstyle sported by Danny Zuko in the movie Grease (a quiff) which fits in with the wet styles.
Good bye natural look. Hello colour! Lots of colour!
RED is the predominant colour for lips this year. Paint them with any of the gorgeous shades you see on the shelves for a fabulous retro look. Anything from Cherry Red to Red/Orange, it makes a wonderful pop of colour on a bride.
Eyes are all about definition, and this is created with eyeliners. You can combine two different colours, using the lighter shade close to your eyes. Modern Cat Eyes are a very dramatic trend, and are created by using bold colour and eyeliner extended beyond the edge of the eye.
Bold “power” eyebrows bring back the looks of 60’s icons such as Liz Taylor.
Sporty sun splashed cheeks using corals and bronzes give a healthy glow and works well if you prefer the more natural or country looks.