From braids, up-dos, and curls, 2012 is all about loose, romantic styles. An easy relaxed up-do, such as some sort of a low bun, is a simple, but timeless hairstyle. A variation of the low, loose bun, is the side braided bun. A thick chunky French braid is started at a side part, and swept around the head to end at the loose bun. A few pieces of loose hair can be left out around the face for a more romantic look and feel.
The braided style can be done a number of different ways; whether it be a loose and chunky or smaller and thinner for a completely different look. Another huge trend this season is a simple vintage down hairstyle. Brides with short or long hair can create this style, and can be achieved by simply curling or wanding the hair and lightly combing through it to create the vintage waves. Women with long hair can have all of the hair on one side for a more dramatic look.
A huge trend right now that can be a beautiful style for any wedding is the high sock bun, similarly called the Audrey Top Bun. Sock buns can very easily be made at home with an old sock, or purchased at H&M for a few dollars. The sock bun is a style that requires medium to long hair and looks very clean due to the slicked top of the hair. The sock bun is a great hairstyle for a strapless or one-shoulder wedding gown, to better show off the details of the dress. Another beautiful romantic style of the season is the loose side fishtail braid. The loose, shorter hair around the face can be pinned with bobby pins.