Gorgeous goddess tresses

Simple classic beauty Image by Frank BarbosaI have always found the Greek myths romantic. It’s not surprising they are an endless source of inspiration for fashion and beauty makers. According to Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of Gods and Goddesses in Love, Hera represents the union between husbands and wives. Throughout ancient Greece and especially in June and the summer months, wedding ceremonies became the generous offering to the goddess. Participating in a wedding ceremony during this time meant having the perfect climate for a celebration of unity and abundance. For more information on Hera, see the attachment or visit

What woman wouldn’t want to look like a goddess on her wedding day or for any
other special day? Frank Barbosa, celebrity stylist and go-to wedding hair guru at Frank Antonio Hair and Make-Up in Newport, Rhode Island recommends you go beyond scoping out the looks you see magazines and connect with your own individual style.
Whether you go for an up-do, chignon, or wear your hair long and loose, the trend now is moving away from formal styles to more relaxed, romantic looks that show the real you. “The modern bride does not want to be overdone; her style should look effortless. I’m seeing hair worn down with playful but polished waves. Even hair that’s pulled back or worn up has a softer, care-free feeling.”
I couldn’t agree more. Choose a style that suits you. What you like on your favourite actress or singer might not be right or you. Pictures are wonderful for inspiration, but try on a style to be sure that suits your and your dress.
Frank suggests:
Elegant updo  Image by Frank BarbosaDo your homework. The person who cuts your hair may be handy with scissors, but may not be as skilled at styling the bridal look you want. Find a hair pro who specializes in creating wedding-worthy styles.
Put together a look book with pages torn out of magazines and print-outs from wedding web sites. This works as a handy reference tool for you and your stylist.
A few weeks before the “big day”, schedule a trial date with your stylist. Trying out your bridal look ahead of time eliminates stress. It lets your stylist fine-tune your style until it’s perfect so that all goes smoothly on your wedding day.
One week before the wedding, have your hair trimmed. If you highlight or color your hair, book your color appointment at the same time.
Invest in the best styling products to take to your wedding hair appointment. You want your hair to look healthy and shiny so that it will look fabulous in all your wedding photos. Two mainstays in Barbosa’s own in-salon and travel wedding hair kits: for touchable hair with a healthy sheen, and René Furterer Fioravanti Shine Enhancing No Rinse Detangling Spray Styling Finishing Spray Instant Hold. It helps hair stay in place all day, from your walk down the aisle to the last dance at your reception.
René Furterer Fioravanti Shine Enhancing No Rinse Detangling Spray has 14 different botanicals and cherry vinegar that makes dull, lifeless hair sparkle. It also has a cationic agent to detangle hair. I like it because it adds shine with no oiliness. It doesn’t weight down my hair. René Furterer Finishing Spray Instant Hold is a brushable spray that adds hold and shine. It has B5 to help hair retain moisture, and a special anti-humidity complex as well as thermal protection. It is perfect when you want hold and movement as well as really shiny hair. Shiny hair looks very healthy and sexy, buy many women with coarse hair have trouble getting their hair to glow. Both of these products boost shine without a greasy look or feel.