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Kate's letting the hair down...literally

Kate Middleton, the royal bride-to-be will break free of conventional bridal hair-do and leave her hair loose on her big day. So in a clear departure from the stiff bridal hairstyle Kate will not be seen in chignons, fancy updos and humongous buns that brides usually sport.

entertainment Updated: Apr 23, 2011 16:30 IST
Roma Arora

The princess-to-be of Britain, Kate Middleton, who is all set to tie the knot with Prince William on April 29, is in her own way breaking the style conventions of the royal house. Reportedly, the hair stylist for Kate has said that the new fashion icon has decided to walk the aisle with her hair let loose on her big day. So in a clear departure from the stiff bridal hairstyle Kate will not be seen in chignons (roll of hair worn at the nape of the neck), fancy updos and humongous buns that brides usually sport. According to most style experts British royal women are known for their prim and proper updos and a neat look especially on the weddings. Kate’s decision to go for a look that she is most comfortable in is clearly a sign of a woman who’s confident of her style.

Closer home too it seems that young girls are increasingly opting for a hairstyle that is easy and hassle-free. Bhavna Misra, a city based hair stylist says, “Most bridal updos are stiff and very uncomfortable what with tight buns pulled back with dozens of pins. Kate Middleton wearing her hair loose on her wedding day is a big thing. These days I’m getting clients who want to keep their hair loose on their sagan as well as wedding day.” Beauty expert Pooja Goel says, “Kate is creating an inimitable style statement for the upcoming bridals. I’d suggest she goes with a little puff from the front going backward and further followed by tong curls, and a head band decorated with diamonds and white flowers. It will go well with her gown, which will of course be as royal.” Misra feels that it’s important for a bride to be comfortable else it reflects in the pictures.

Hair stylist and make-up expert Manju Rawat feels that non-traditional hairstyles are catching up big time these days. “They really do not want that traditional hairdo with artificial buns, puffs or gajras. Instead, girls want to keep their hair loose and accessories it with imported flowers, swarovski, studs and zircon hair accessories. It’s not just restricted to hair alone. From jewellery to lehenga and even bridal blouses, everything is getting experimental,” says Rawat. Twenty-four-year-old Trisha Saxena, who’s getting married next month, is all inspired by Kate’s look. “I’m also going to keep my hair loose with soft curls at the bottom for my wedding. I’ll complete the look with artificial flowers and bejeweled hair pins,” says Saxena.