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What are the most fashionable bridesmaid hairstyles in 2016?

All the girls want to look stunning, especially at such an event like a wedding. Of course, a bride-to-be is always in the center of attention. However, a bridesmaid should look awesome as well. Here are the most interesting and trendy hairstyles for bridesmaids in 2016.


Bridesmaid hairstyles for long hair.

If you have an amazing long hair, you can make bounced big curls and look like a wedding goddess. Part your hair in the center and create extra volume curls. Use a hairspray to make your hair stay well fixed the entire event. This hairstyle is especially suitable for you if you have a layered haircut. In this case, your hair will look very volume and angelic. And don’t worry about the shape of your face. The hairstyle for long hair with center-parted waves is perfect for any face and makes any bridesmaid look like a runway model of Victoria’s Secret Show. Use a little trick to look even more stunning: curl your tresses that are close to your face outwards to make them look like two open angel’s wings.


Side-swept bridesmaid hairstyles for long and medium hair.

If you want to become an eye-catcher of any event, make a look with side-swept curls. This hairstyle is very feminine and opens your beautiful neck. Create elegant old Hollywood like barrel curls and finish your look with big earrings. Side parted hairstyles with waves are very romantic and suits to every woman. If you want to look younger, wear a natural makeup, and if you wish to look more dramatic, use a deep red lipstick, false eyelashes and don’t forget about a deep decollete.


Braid the top of your hair and curl all the other hair. You can add big stones necklace or chandelier earrings to make your look even more feminine.


You can experiment with different braided hairstyles. If you have a shoulder lengths hair, create a braid around your head. Bridesmaid hairstyle with braids is even more eye-catching when you decorate it with flowers, stones, beads, and jewels. And your braid can be messy for example like you are just from bed. Nude shadows and a pink lipstick will help you to look young and natural. Don’t be afraid to experiment! A wedding is a perfect occasion to use your fantasy and create a fairytale look.

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Braided bun, long curly braids with bangs or braids mixed with curls create a real wedding look and are ideal bridesmaid hairstyles 2016. Don’ forget about your lipstick: bold lip color and playful curls make you look fresh and fantastic.


Pulled back hairstyle.

This classic wedding hairstyle is eternal and always in vogue, and it is actual in 2016.


You can pull back straight or weave hair to create this traditional updo for a bridesmaid. You can add big jewels and hair accessories to finish the whole style.


Bridesmaid hairstyles in Nigeria: tales.

Tale is a hairstyle, which is easy to make even at home, so if you are low on money, you can create this updo and still look beautiful. Slick ponytail or a wavy tail make you look feminine and elegant. Another variation: if your hair is styled in many little braids, just create a low ponytail. Natural bridesmaid looks are in trend in 2016, so you will be very fashionable.


Big bans are a wedding hairstyle 2016.

A bun can help in a situation when you have to create a hairstyle for a very special occasion.


Retro is always in style.

Get a retro look with retro curls. Create well-shaped curls by using strong hairspray and enjoy a lot of male attention. Finish your elegant and chick look with a necklace and a retro makeup: dark lipsticks and false lashes will help you to look unforgettable.

It can look romantic or dramatic and fresh and chick. A lot depends on accessories you use and how much slick it is. Combine your wedding ban with soft curls or a bang and you will look breathtaking.


High hairdos are still in trend.

You can make a high hairdo and it will look really solemnly, how it should be at a wedding. Don’t forget to decorate your hair with barrettes, flowers or chains. You can use even pearls or some other stones to make it look even more festively.

Now you know latest bridesmaid hairstyles in Nigeria. There are many hear styles for every girl. Choose the one you like and shine like a star at any wedding.

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Nigeria fashion: What are wedding dress styles for 2016?

Do you plan to get married this fall and you have no idea what style of a wedding dress you should choose to impress your loved one and all the guest? Then take a look at the latest trends for Nigerian wedding dresses in 2016. Learn the list of our tips and tricks to find out what for a dress you have to wear to be unforgettable.


There are different styles actual now starting from huge 3D flowers or on dresses and ending with completely transparent silhouettes. There are not so many new wedding clothes designs and fabrics in this year, more so most of fashion designers featured old and well known silhouettes. So let’s start with the most trendy outfits.


Lace forever.

Do you love lace? Every girl does. It is the most favorite wedding fabric loved by all the women worldwide. And this holds true for Naija as well. Latest trends show us that lace is actual for a marriage dress style in 2016. Choose the eternal lace style and you can be sure you will always look elegant and mysteriously. Lace look very feminine and emphasize girl’s tenderness. This tissue is so attractive that you can meet in every wedding party. However, its biggest advantage is it looks always chick and perfect on different women, doesn’t matter if it was for a bride-to-be or a bridesmaid. Lace can be embroidered with floral or geometric ornaments, and made in various colors. So you will surely find some fabulous lace dress for yourself.


Naked truth.

Sheer silhouettes are still in trends. It is no wonder why. The transparent dress gives you this chick of being both dressed and naked. It looks enigmatic and appealing. The girl in a sheer dress will get a lot of attention because she looks like a secret a man has to guess. Designers like this illusion of making visible and at the same time invisible dresses. Brides in such wedding outfits look very sensual and gentle.


Layered beauty.

Layers are still trendy now. You can choose a column silhouette or a big fluffy skirt. Layers will make your look more feminine by adding a needed volume wherever it is needed. You can see this trend by such famous fashion designers as Oscar de la Renta or Jean Paul Gaultier.


Do you want anything unusual?

Then asymmetrical dresses and skirts are just right for you. Asymmetric is in vogue now. With this trick, designers create optical illusions and emphasize certain parts of a body. For example, asymmetric can help you to show your beautiful legs. This style is good for textured space dresses and classic weddings outfits.


Don’t hide your shoulders.

Off-the-shoulders silhouettes will always be popular by brides of Nigeria. These amazing dresses show beautiful shoulders and make a neck visually longer. In a couple with a thin belt on your waist, you will look like a doll in this type of a wedding dress. Choose a fluffy dress or a tight outfit to pay attention to your posture.

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Pay attention to the texture.

There were a lot of feminine little and huge 3D flowers on the best runways of the world. Some were decorated with crystals and beads.


Pure and clear.

Minimalism is also in trend. One monochrome dresses, simple silhouettes are a hit now. It is a pattern from 90’s. However, 30’s are still modern as well with their super thin shapes, spaghetti straps and draped outfits.


Naked back.

It looks very elegant and so feminine when your dress is long and discreet, but it has no back.


Make it longer!

Long fishtails are more than actual for a real wedding dress. Nigeria wedding fashion futures many amazing super long dresses and skirts of bridesmaid that make the occasion even more special.

Don’t forget about your hair. You can use imitation jewelry to decorate it. There are also common African bijoutries for decorating of your legs, arms, and a forehead. Your hairstyle, your bouquet of flowers, your shoes and of course, a bridal veil – all have to be in a harmony with your dress. And a bride has to look like the second half of her future husband. All the little details are important and have to be well balanced to look perfectly.


Love Africa.

You can use traditional Africans patterns on your wedding closes. It looks just perfect when a couple wears wedding clothing made from the same fabric. The idea of wearing similar color shows other people you are a real couple, just two halves of the one big love.


It is very romantic and will surely impress all the guests. If you have little kids, you can dress them the same. And don’t afraid to choose big bright patterns. They look beautiful.

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12 Places You Must Travel To Around India If You Love Photography

The land of many paradoxes, India holds numerous different spots. Some are barren and fruitless and some spots are favoured with lavish greenery and shocking woodland. Unquestionably, our country is personified with its individuality of landscape, and is a photographer’s paradise. From its natural beauty to the rich culture and diverse emotions across the nation, there is a lot your lens can capture if it is at the right place at the right time.

So here’s a list of places you must travel if you love photography! Flinging open doors to a new world to explore behind the camera.

1. Himachal Pradesh


Considered among the most well-known visitor destinations on the planet, Himachal Pradesh is a standout among the lovely Himalayan states, with widespread magnificence. The panoramic view of Himachal Pradesh is stunning, particularly the part that resembles Switzerland’s geology. Khajjar, located 2000 meters above ocean level, at the foot of Dhauladhar is a photographer’s dream. The crystal clear waterway of Chandertal Lake, the “Sar Pass”, and the Rohtang Pass are viewed as other spots for landscape photography in India.

2. Rajasthan


An undeniable photography haven, steeped in royal history, Rajasthan showcases colourful locals, grand palaces, havelis, festivals and a landscape as barren and harsh as it is beautiful.

Jaisalmer’s canvas of sand is dotted with camels, and is a favourite with photographers. The floating Lake Palace of Udaipur, forts in Jodhpur and Jaipur with sentries standing guard in traditional attire, and the Pushkar fair also offer rich pickings for your camera. The hazy morning and twilight lends itself to surreal images, but then this holds true for most of Rajasthan. Unquestionably, throughout the year, the state possesses its hypnotising landscape photography temperament.

3. Rann of Kutch


If you are looking for lots of colour, generous doses of history, exquisite carvings, intricate art, flaming flamingos, flying cranes and different migratory birds, then Kutch is the ideal place for you. The pristine beauty of nature comes alive in the warmth of the people, the delicious food of the land, colourful handicrafts and the beautiful Kachchhi melodies. The Rann of Kutch looks divine on a full moon night, the infinite white land stretched out meeting the sky.

4. Andaman & Nicobar


If white sandy beaches and pristine blue waters have excited you, be prepared to be awe-struck as you witness what the waters of Andaman hold for you! The rich reefs will surprise you with their varied offerings.

Colourful fish, sunken ships, prismatic sea life and some steeply undulating hills of raven volcanic lava make for an unusual diving experience. Think of this experience as that of getting a view of heaven underwater while experiencing one of the most beautiful places in India. These islands offer plenty of photography opportunities.

5. Kerala Backwaters


The backwaters are a beautiful chain of lakes and lagoons along the Arabian sea coast and definitely shouldn’t be missed. Ferries here will take you anywhere and you can even hire a houseboat to stay in. In the Kuttanad region of Alappuzha, you’ll also be treated to boat races, where you will find snake boats that can hold up to a hundred oarsmen. Thousands of fans line the riverbanks and cheer on their favourite teams which make for a great atmosphere. There are dozens of villages and communities throughout this area which you can visit and get a real sense of everyday life and culture in this interesting place.

With backwaters, forts, beaches, palm trees, fishermen, hamlets and churches, Kerala is one of the most photogenic places God ever made. You should be there with your camera dangling from your neck and vouchers of tour packages clutched firmly in your hands.

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6. Living Root Bridges, Meghalaya


What seems to appear straight out of a fantasy movie, the Living Root Bridges have to be seen to be believed! Some of these roots are more than a hundred feet long and are strong enough to carry the weight of fifty people at one time. Located in Meghalaya, they are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and you won’t stop clicking. Do carry an extra memory card and some battery backup.

7. Ladakh


Otherworldly’ is probably the most appropriate term to define the highest inhabited region of India. The scale of the multi-hued mountains is only really experienced when you whip out your regular wide-angle lens, only to find that what stands before you cannot be captured in its giddy entirety in one frame. The landscape changes from steep lunar rocks to white sands in the Nubra Valley and to placid blue water in the Pangong Lake. Tibetan Buddhist monasteries hang on steep rock-faces, so make sure you carry a sturdy tripod.

Ladakh touches the clouds. It has a sensational landscape, the air has a nip to it, the windows are misty all the time, the birds sing across the Pangong Lake and the silence of the monks at Buddhist monasteries inspires. Let’s see if your lens can capture all that!

8. Spiti Valley


Ladakh’s lesser-known neighbour, the cold mountain desert of Spiti is for travellers who dare to drift from tourist trails. Spiti’s postcard villages remain remotely tucked away in the lap of the mighty, barren Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh. It is here that you can hike along snow leopard and Himalayan wolf habitats, visit monasteries dating back over a 1000 years, sample a culture and cuisine different from the rest of India, and meet the kindest of people who live the harshest of lives. This is the world within a world, as Rudyard Kipling once described it.

It’s a great place for photographers to practise and hone their skills while exploring the beauty of villages and pristine sights of this environment.

9. Bandhavgarh National Park


Located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, the Bandhavgarh National Park has for its inhabitants tigers, sambar, nilgai, chousingha, and chinkara. Wide open meadows, steep terrain, and lush forests make the Bandhavgarh National Park an exciting place to photograph wild animals. The park is also reputed to be one of the best for tiger spotting in India, providing ample opportunities for wildlife photography enthusiasts.

10. Tadoba National park


With about 65 tigers, you have a fair chance of getting to capture some wildly beautiful expressions in the Tadoba National Park. Located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra the Tadoba National park offers elephant rides and gypsy safaris to take you closer to the stripes in the wild. Focus, and be rewarded with some roaring images!

11. Varanasi


Certain places offer photographers a chance to click something unique, such as monuments, historically popular places of interest, festivals, culture or landscapes. Some places, however, are able to offer everything in a nutshell. One such place is Varanasi. This region is best known for its religious reverence along with its bright culture, vivid hues, elaborate traditional, cheery locals, and ghats.

Defined by colours, unity in diversity, death and birth, indulgence and spirituality, this place is unique for photography. A trip to Varanasi can easily bring out the photographer in a person. In fact, even people who believe that they don’t need a camera will take one and click images of sadhus, priests, and ladies dipping into the holy water of the Ganges. Such is the mesmerising capacity of this place! Varanasi with its spiritual and vintage charm gives you some unique scenes. Uttar Pradesh’s biggest draw gets our votes for its deluge of 80 river ghats along the River Ganga.

12. Kashmir


Set like a jewelled crown on the map of India, Kashmir is a multi-faceted diamond, changing its hues with the seasons – always extravagantly beautiful. Cradled in the lap of majestic mountains of the Himalayas, this is a land where myriad holiday ideas are realised. In winter, when snow carpets the mountains, there is skiing, tobogganing, sledge-riding, etc. along the gentle slopes. In spring and summer, the honey-dewed orchards, rippling lakes, and blue skies beckon every soul to sample the many delights the mountains and valleys have to offer.

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8 places to escape to this weekend for under £200

Looking to spend the bank holiday weekend as far away from home as possible? Then you’re in luck; here are eight destinations you can escape to for under £200.

1. Edinburgh


The Scottish capital is just a 4.5-hour blast up the scenic East Coast Mainline, with return tickets from London starting at £135. Once you’re there, soak in the city’s medieval history, scale Arthur’s Seat, see an exhibition or two and rehydrate in the city’s excellent pubs.

2. Inverness


If Edinburgh isn’t quite far enough, you could head further north to the Highlands. It’s a bit of a schlep alright – the London to Inverness service (return tickets from £162) takes eight hours – but passengers are rewarded with exquisite scenery en route. When you eventually get there, in Inverness you’ll find a handsome Highland city with fine restaurants, cosy pubs and monster-spotting excursions to nearby Loch Ness.

3. Zurich


Head to Zurich this weekend to celebrate the centenary of Dadaism, a cultural movement that changed art forever and began in the city’s narrow, cobbled streets in 1916. There are plenty of events – from walking tours to art exhibitions – going on to mark the occasion. Vueling can get you there and back (from Luton Airport) from £198.

4. Paris


Return tickets to Paris on the Eurostar this weekend start from £199, though you’ll have to set the alarm pretty early. Admittedly the pound is down against the euro, but Paris has scarcely been so affordable, with hotels slashing prices in a bid to tempt tourists back after the recent terrorist attacks. Despite the headlines, the city is safe and very much open for business.

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5. Bruges


Arguably the best preserved medieval city in Europe, Bruges’s cobbled streets, quaint canals and timeworn bars are just a few hours away from London thanks to Eurostar, which has return tickets to any Belgian station for £199.

6. Jersey


Enjoy the dying embers of summer in Jersey, which boasts gorgeous beaches, fine restaurants, terrific coastal walks and some fascinating historical sites where the ghosts of Nazi occupation still lingers. British Airways will get you there and back from £173. Alternatively, take Condor’s fast ferry from Poole (return £130).

7. Hannover


The historic links between Hannover and Britain run deep: from 1714 until 1837 the king of Hannover was also the British monarch. Forge fresh links by visiting the German city this weekend, taking time to explore its pretty old town, baroque gardens and bountiful bars. British Airways has return flights from £172.

8. The Hague


Stena Line can ferry you and your bicycle between Harwich, Essex and The Hague this weekend for just £78 return. According to Telegraph Travel’s destination expert, Claire Wrathall, the city is staking a claim as Holland’s cultural capital. Upon arrival, visitors can sizzle on The Hague’s sandy beach, admire its stately architecture, kick back in leafy parks and flutter between world-class cultural attractions such as the Mauritshuis gallery.

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Small, beautiful Mediterranean islands – readers’ travel tips

These picks are hardly household names but with their solitude and scenery they are the antidote to the more familiar, crowded, Med hotspots..

Winning tip: Walking on Sifnos, Greece


Sifnos, in the Cyclades, provides a mix of beautiful beaches with a few cafes, restaurants and bars. There are great hiking trails that will lead you to remote, quiet beaches; and delightful hilltop villages with independent boutiques and tavernas. The hiking trails of over 100km are well signposted and maintained by the authorities with a website that provides details of each trail and detailed, downloadable GPS maps. We particularly liked trail 4, a loop that offers great panoramic views, solitude, and two beaches to ourselves at Fikyada. For a sundowner and dinner, head to Apollonia and don’t miss the bakeries that offer traditional Greek pastries and baked goods. Melopita , a cheese pie with honey, is a must. I stayed at Villa Antoniadis  at Platis Gialos: it’s a B&B five minutes’ walk inland from the beach. It has a large pool and friendly owners, who serve delicious and indulging breakfasts.

Astypalaia, Greece


This butterfly-shaped island in the Dodecanese is the true arthropod of the Mediterranean. Three minutes away from Livadi beach is Kalderimi “hotel” – actually a group of traditionally built houses (doubles from £50 a night B&B) with a clear view of 13th-century Guerini Castle’s Venetian splendour. While staying on this isolated island, we felt truly at peace with the world. Among the island’s attractions are its caves, with fantastic formations of stalactities and stalagmites. Caves have always been a part of Greek mythology and Astypalaia has some glorious examples.

On the trail of Leonard Cohen, Hydra, Greece


See if you can capture the spirit of Leonard Cohen on Hydra – with some ingenuity and just a little local help we managed to find the house he bought back in the 1960s. Later that day the mature lady sitting at the table next to ours at a taverna told us that she had known Cohen – but in what capacity we never quite found out! Hydra, which is just off the Peloponnese, is a one-hour trip from Piraeus by Hellenic Seaways Flying Dolphin . It has no motorised vehicles and a harbourside to die for. Boat trips will take you to idyllic beaches.

Bozcaada, Turkey


This island in the north-eastern Aegean is an intriguing meld of Greek and Turkish culture. The town centre boasts a mosque and Ottoman architecture as well as a church and whitewashed cottages. Beaches are crowd-free; eating out is amazing value and locals are welcoming. Cycle through a landscape of olive groves and vineyards, stopping to sample the excellent local wines. Or head for Bozcaada Castle with its wonderful view of the coast. In the evening, make your way to the Polente Feneri  with a picnic from the market: bread, thyme-scented honey, rose-petal and tomato jam, and drink in the sublime sunset.
The island is 30 minutes by boat from the mainland towns of Geyikli and Canakkale

Salina, Italy


Lipari is probably the most popular of the Aeolian islands, but Salina is the one for me – it seems to be the closest to how the islands were before commercialisation took hold. If going for the day and sailing from, say, Milazzo, alight from the ferry at Rinella and take the small bus across the island to Santa Marina Salina. The journey takes a while, with a long(ish) stop on the outskirts of Malfa, but it really gives you a flavour of the island – it’s the setting for many scenes in the 1994 film Il Postino.

Solitude and prehistoric art, Levanzo, Italy


The Egadi islands, off north-west Sicily, are less known than the Aeolian and are still home to the old fisherman lifestyle of the region. Levanzo, 10 minutes by hydrofoil from the larger Favignana, is ideal for those seeking peace and quiet and the opportunity to lose themselves amid wild and fragrant nature. It has only one village, the attractive Cala Dogana, and a scattering of stony beaches with crystal clear water. One of the island’s draws is La Grotta del Genovese, a cave – only discovered in 1949 – with graffiti and rock paintings up to 12,000 years old, which is accessible on foot, by boat and 4WD .

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Porquerolles, France

B9M771 France, Var, Ile de Porquerolles, view from Fort Sainte Agathe on village hilltop

A great island for cyclists and walkers is Porquerolles, off the coast of Provence. No cars are allowed on this, the largest and liveliest of the Iles d’Hyères, but it can be explored by a series of paths across its steep southern reaches, passing plenty of secluded bathing places. Ferries to the island run from Hyères  and Toulon.

A day out on Formentera, Spain


Take the morning ferry from Ibiza over to the small, flat island of Formentera. It takes up to an hour and there are several companies operating lots of ferries . Upon arrival, hire bicycles from the port, or take your driving licence to get mopeds. Whiz around the island between the salt flats, before stopping for lunch at Tiburon , which is right on the beach. Take a dip in the clear waters and get a natural fish-pedicure for free … have a snooze on the beach before cycling the mile or so back to get the evening ferry, admiring the sunset as you speed back over to Ibiza. A perfect day out.

Vis, Croatia


The furthest inhabited island from the Croatian mainland is easy to reach (ferry from Split), but feels a world away. The fishing town of Komiža seems to exist in a time warp. Fishermen still fish, and it’s got a nice, slightly-rough-around-the-edges feel. There are cute little houses, a string of sheltered pebbly beaches, fresh seafood and the best gelato this side of Italy. The best accommodation options are the fishermen’s houses right on the harbour, which are very reasonably priced . The best spot in the Med by a mile.

Korčula, Croatia


This island, served by ferries from several mainland towns, and the islands of Hvar and Mljet, is held by many to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. A museum in Korčula Town celebrates the adventurer’s travels in China by admitting Chinese visitors free of charge. A steep ascent to the top of what is said to be his family home’s tower repaid us with a bird’s eye view over the narrow streets and alleyways of the town. Taking a short bus journey to Lumbarda, a little village east of the town, we swam and sunbathed on the nearby quiet sandy beaches. The Greeks planted the first vineyards in this area over 2,000 years ago, so we ended the day with a glass or two of grk, the excellent local white wine.