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Be Bold: New Hairdos to Try

The New Year is always time to reflect, re-evaluate and reinvent, and hairstyles are usually first on a Vixen's list. We figure that 2012 is as good a time as any to find the hairstyle that suits you to perfection. No? Well, let us try and persuade you. From the runway to reality television, there are several styles and small details that will up the ante on your hair value and have men stopping to stare.

Check out six hairstyles that you should be working with in 2012!


Braids
Fishtail, side-swipe or milkmaid, the braids are back to adorn wigs. Natural or relaxed, it's time to take a hold of the memories of our moms. Tap Draya Michele for inspiration and peep a few YouTube vids to get the fishtail down pat, as well as other woven locks.


Retro Updo's
With fashion taking a look back (always) at yesteryear, hair is keeping up in the on trend race. Grab your inner Bridgette bardot and try out some retro chignon or beehive hairdo. Bold? Yes! And completely acceptable


Center (Side part)
Ah, yes, it's back again. The defined part down the center of your scalp
os back again. Made popular again by the Kardashian sisters and seen on many a runway, this simple yet bold hairstyle can make any new 'do sophisticated and chic. If you're simply not feeling it, the side part is on trend as well.


Top Knots
We love, love, love this new hair trend. Simple yet chic, the bun or wraparound pony that sits atop the head can be perfect for any casual outing or high-class soiree. It can be a messy one or a neat, slicked back creation. Either way, this is the go-to for 2012 hairstyles. Everyone from Ashanti to Sanaa Lathan have taken the reigns on this one, so try it!

Short, Loose Bob
This may be an ongoing hairstyle trend and only bold for the long hair wearers, but we highly suggest a major chop to a dull 'do. If you haven't done the short 'do, take the leap of faith. All A-list Vixens have rocked their tresses in a short style sooner or later, so it's your turn to lose control. Loose bobs with bangs and tousled beach waves are in for the upcoming year, so try it out now and thank us later.


Low Ponytail
Classic but always in style. The low ponytail (now, mostly sitting up high on the crown) has been brought back to rock effortlessly. Remember, keep it untidy! Play with textures and adorn it with various hair accessories to dress it up and maintain on-trend. On the other hand, keep it sleek and simple and the effect is equally winning.

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