Celebrity Hairstyles for Special Occasions


When you're planning a special day, such as a wedding, prom, or even a school dance, one thing you really want to get right is your hairstyle. Celebrity hairstyles can provide great inspiration, giving you a multitude of ideas for how to have your hair done on that special day.

Because it is so important to look your best, you'll want to start looking for celebrity hairstyles early. You can find pictures in fashion magazines or check their websites. Another great way to find a good style is to search Google Images for "celebrity hairstyles." When you find the style you want, print out the picture and take it to your favorite hairstylist.

You don't want to spring a special hairstyle request on your stylist at the last minute, though. Take the photo in when you schedule your appointment, and make sure the stylist you make your appointment with is confident in his or her ability to carry out the style.

Even if you really love a certain style, be willing to be flexible if your stylist tells you that it won't work in your hair. If you insist on having the stylist try anyhow, it could result in extreme disappointment for you. Not every style works for everyone.


Some of the reasons your hair might not be compatible with a certain style are if your hair is too short or if your features aren't complemented by the style. In other words, if you don't have a face like Jennifer Lopez, you might not be able to pull of her hairstyle. You have your own unique features, and you need to choose a style that complements those features in order to look your best.

There are some styles that don't work for curly hair or are just too much trouble to make it worth the effort. If you have natural curls, why not find a way to accentuate them? Choose a style that makes the best of your hair, whether your hair is straight or curly, fine or thick.

If your style change is going to be permanent rather than a one-night hairdo, you'll also need to make sure the change suits your personality and occupation. If you're a professional, you might not want to show up at work looking like a punk rocker. Don't choose a permanent style change based on a one-time event. You might look spectacular on your special night, but if you got your hair permed and colored to pull it off, you're going to have to live with that look for a few months. Do you like it that much?

For a one-time style change, such as having your hair braided a certain way and intertwined with flowers or other adornments, you don't need to worry about what it will look like when your special day is over. However, you do need to worry about how long it will stay looking great in order to schedule your appointment for the appropriate time. You want your hair to look as fresh as possible, so schedule your appointment at the hair salon as close as possible to the event, while still allowing yourself time to get ready.

Whether you want to look like Carrie Underwood or Halle Berry, you can find a lot of great hair salons in Grand Rapids that can give you just the style you're looking for. Phillip Michael Salon & Spa is one of the best hair salons in Wyoming, MI, with highly-trained stylists who can make you look so good you'll feel like a celebrity on your special night.

2012 Wedding Dress and Hairstyle Trends

2012 is going to be a year of ultra-romance and vintage charm when it comes the design trends in every aspect of weddings, including the wedding dress, accessories, hairstyles, wedding cake and more.

In this competitive market, wedding gown designers are becoming more creative in their designs, making a unique gown for just about every bride. We all have our own vision of what the perfect wedding dress looks like, and chances are, with all of the new designs coming into production, you'll be able to find it!

Here are some of my personal favorite new wedding trends for 2012:

    Gold accessories are going to be more popular, especially for a fall or winter wedding. Things like gold hair brooches, gold shoes, gold jewelry, and even golden hued wedding gowns. The key to choosing gold accessories with a timeless look, is to choose only one or two that you love. This will keep your look from being too over-the-top.


    Big layered sheer skirts with lots of interesting details in materials such as chiffon, organza, lace, batiste, crepe, and tulle. Instead of the dress designs you've seen in the past using just one material, dress designers are now incorporating many different materials into one dress, making each one unique.

    I just love the new corset style bodices with lacing down the back. This is a very sexy yet sophisticated style that goes well with a large ball gown skirt. You'll see a lot of these with intricate detailing using things like beadwork and lace.

    Vintage inspired wedding gowns with a modern touch. Just choose your favorite era, whether it's the roaring 1920's or a dress inspired from the 1950's, perhaps the dress Marilyn Monroe made famous. I've found a vintage inspired wedding to be a lot of fun! This is your one special day, why not make it your own?

    Detachable bridal belts can add a unique look to any wedding gown, making it easy to customize the wedding dress you've chosen. Instead of just the colored sash that we've seen on the runways in the past, you now have options in belts that look more like jewelry. They're stunning!

    Loose and simple hairstyles. Instead of the up-do that looks like it took many grueling hours, styling tools and hairspray to accomplish, think of a more natural look, with loose waves pinned back low on the head or even off to the side.

    Large hair accessories, such as a gardenia, sparkling brooch with feathers, or a birdcage veil are becoming more popular, but keep your other accessories to a minimum, and let the hair accessory that you have chosen be the focal point.

    When you think of a pony tail you might think of a more casual affair, but not if you do it right! Low side pony tails look stunning with a one-shoulder wedding dress. This look works best for brides with long hair. Part your hair off to one side and put lots of loose curls in the pony tail. Choose an accessory to go around the band for that finishing touch.

Just remember, the only opinion that matters is your own. Try to keep your stress levels low and just go with your instincts. Choose the things that you love, and you shouldn't go wrong.

Black Hairstyle Trends for 2012

If you want to spice up your look to keep up with this year's hottest styles then you will want to check out these Black hairstyle trends for 2012. There are so many different looks that you can try that are both fashionable and will make you look hot and hip, so try one or all of these tricks out.

    Sleek and Straight: As always, long and straight locks are among the favorite designs. This look is always at the top of the list because it looks fabulous and is easy to do now that there are straightening irons to help you out and weaves that are affordable and beautiful. This style is also very versatile and you can arrange your tresses anyway you like once they are straight. Look to Beyonce on this one because she looks go gorgeous with sleek locks.

    Braids:You may think that braids are dead and out, but you would be wrong because the micro-braids are among the trends for 2012. Go for long and straight micro-braids that you can then arrange however you like. This will make your locks easy to manage and makes everyday activities (like getting ready in the morning) a breeze. There are many celebrities brining back this look such as Jada Pinkett-Smith and Alicia Keys.

    Bangs: Bangs are in this year no matter what you hair texture is, and gets out number one vote for Black hairstyle trends for 2012. You can do whatever you want with your bangs and it will look fashionable and they work for every face shape. You can go with full bushy bangs for a sexy look, angular bangs for a modern look or side-swept bangs for the whimsical look. There are many celebrities sporting bangs this year with Tyra Banks leading the pack!


    Short and Sporty: Everyone seems to agree that short hair is among the best Black hairstyle trends for 2012 and is sure to change up your look. There are many things you can do with a short look. You can go ultra short with a Pixie cut like Halie Berry and play with the colors or you can go with a vintage look, like a bob cut, like Rihanna to bring out your true diva.

These cuts are the favorite style trends for 2012, and chances are that you will see it everywhere. If you are a person that doesn't like to look like everyone else then maybe you should stay away from these looks or try to switch them up with funky colors or asymmetrical angles.

2012 Hairstyles

Top stylists have spoken and are predicting certain trends in 2012 hairstyles. They have their eyes on the catwalks, where models hair is styled by leading hair stylists who have their fingers on the pulse of the latest hairstyle trends. Many hairstyles this year are evolved from last years trends, styles such as the pixie cut remain ever popular, but in 2012 longer top sections are incorporated, to make the pixie cut more versatile. With a bit of length at the top, the pixie cut can be worn various ways, from slicking it back, using wet look gel, to spiking for added texture.


The catwalks have been trodden by many models wearing an androgynous look. Androgynous hairstyles are quite simple and plain, a little boyish, but worn with ultra feminine clothes. They can be short, slicked back or ruffled, they can also be long, tied back and again slicked back with wet look gel. The ruffled hairstyle is another look that is very on trend for 2012. Also known as the bedhead look, understated, with a look of little effort, that moves away from the ultra chic and perfectly styled glam looks of last year. Bedhead looks are still chic, but they give the impression of having taken less effort.

Another big look for 2012 hairstyles, is the Glamazon look. A fierce, strong look, characterised by bold hairstyles. Hair can be scraped back from the face quite severely and held in a high ponytail or top knot, several female celebrity singers wear their hair this way and it is a powerful look. Teamed with very fancy hair accessories such as feathers and jewelled bands, glamazon hairstyles look best worn with fancy, intricate and glamorous clothing styles.

Classic retro hairstyles continue to be popular, with finger waves and pin curls making a big comeback. This type of hair styling is much quicker and easier than it used to be, with the use of heated tongs and better holding products, a 40s wave can be created in minutes. For long hair, birds nest buns, as worn by Hollywood legends in bygone days, are fashionable. Backcombed hair is piled and fastened at the top of the head and the remaining strands waved and held firmly with hairspray.

From the 1970s, but brought up to date with the use of shine products and hair accessories, Charlies Angel hairstyles are big. These 2012 hairstyles are characterised by curls through the end lengths of the hair, leaving the top part straight and smooth. Many leading celebrities wear their hair this way, all it requires is an excellent blow dry and for the hair to be in excellent condition, as a shiny, sleek gloss to the curls is essential.

A few more styling tips for 2012 hairstyles, include the incorporation of shattered layers and kicks. Shattered layers, with uneven edges, soften and add volume to otherwise dull hair. Kicks can be added anywhere in any hairstyle by flicking up the ends using a hot tong, to add a fun edge to a look. Finally the peekaboo fringe is popular, eye skimming, blunt cut, bangs, that can be swept aside when needed, are the look of 2012.