Fairy Tale Weddings: Soft Texture

By Lauren Salapatek | 06/08/2012 10:44:00 AM


Texture takes center stage this bridal season. According to Marek Hartwig, owner and bridal stylist at Marek Bridal in Chicago, and Artistic Director at Frank Gironda Salon & Day Spa in Wheaton, Illinois, this bridal season can be broken down into three categories:


click image to zoom Modern Classic: The days of the severe, slicked bun are gone, and soft, moldable textures are here to stay. Hair should be constructed well, but be airy and have movement.
click image to zoom Vintage-Inspired: Fingerwaves are a fitting homage to the Golden Era of Hollywood and very romantic. In order to evoke this in 2012, let the waves transcend into a more relaxed texture, keeping it fresh and not too costume. Using a heavier, stoned headband balances the look to portray a true vintage bride.
click image to zoom High-Fashion: It’s all about shape. This season, a strong geometric shape is softened with rough textures; micro crimping is a great avenue to marry editorial with bridal. While high-fashion, this stylish bride stills seeks elegance.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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