Traditional vs. Trendy The Hair Conversation

Solange rocks an Afro during her chic wedding.
Solange rocks an Afro during her chic wedding.


Traditional vs. Trendy…. That is the million dollar question! When choosing the right hairstyle for your wedding day you want to make sure that it fits you and complement your dress very well. Different necklines can sometimes determine if you should wear your hair in a pin up or down. There are so many options, be open to explore and try them.

With traditional looks such as chignon can be transformed in multiples ways. Two strand twisted, voluminous with a pompadour, you can add a flower or jewelry, or soft bangs swept to the side for a dramatic over the eye effect. Then there is the classic bun. It can be worn up high or low messy or tight, blunt bangs or long wispy bangs. Curly hair is also great for an angelic look.


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Going with a more trendy look can be done with revamping the traditional “Half up Half down” adding braids or waves. Braids are so beautiful and look enchanting around the crown of the head, giving the perfect princess look.

For shorter hair try waves or a sculpted look that frames your face. And if that’s too much sleek and sophisticated is forever traditional and trendy.

Whatever your decision may be to a fierce ‘fro, long locks or a shaved head it’s your day! Have fun, be bold, be creative but most importantly be yourself. We don’t have to wear our mother’s hairstyles anymore. So will you be “traditional” or “trendy.” Either way, on that beautiful you will be what’s “TRENDING.”



Kheli French

Kheli French is a contributing beauty editor for World Bride Magazine. Kheli is a licensed cosmetologist, colorist, master hair cutter, certified instructor and CFO co-owner of AMF HAIR EXTENSIONS. Kheli’s mantra is “What makes hair different is the texture. Hair works on memory, it can be trained to do whatever you want it to.”

Kheli has worked with a plethora of women and men all over the world, which is displayed on the cover of Iman’s The Beauty of Color. During NYC MBFW, Kheli stunned the audience when model Karolina Korkova hit the runway for designer Atil Kutoglu. Kheli gave the femme fatale rapper Charli Baltimore her signature red hair (Cherri Charli), which inspired the look for Jennifer Garner’s character for ABC’s thriller drama series “Alias.” This Philadelphia native is the owner/stylist of Le’ PINK Champu located in the swanky Manayunk.

In 2010, Kheli French won “Best of Philly” from Philadelphia Magazine:

When a Vera Wang model needs an updo, a Victoria’s Secret catwalker requires blowing-out, or Lil’ Kim, Anita Baker, Selita Ebanks or Lauryn Hill needs natural-looking extensions, a splash of color or an amazing cut, they come to Kheli (or Kheli goes to them). No wonder: From her salon’s two-year-old Manayunk location, she modestly works magic on any kind of hair for clients that walk through the door. That is, when she’s back from Fashion Week. Read more at here.

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