9 Bridal Hair Ideas to Steal from NYFW
New York Fashion Week is full of ideas to steal, and we don’t just mean the clothes. No, the beauty game this season is strong — in particular, the hair. And if you’re getting ready to walk down the
runway aisle? Well, it’s basically a Pinterest-board dream. Scroll on for nine gorgeous hair ideas that are sure to make any bride-to-be say, “I do.”
1. Not-So-Secret Garden: It’s your red-carpet moment, so don’t be afraid to make a statement. Try a low, undone chignon with a floral headpiece for maximum impact, like this one sported at Marchesa crafted by Moroccanoil global ambassador Antonio Corral Calero. (Photo via Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
2. Sleek and Chic: A minimalist, no-fuss ponytail like the one seen on the Oscar de la Renta runway is great for letting your dress — and that wedding-day glow — shine. Plus, you don’t have to worry about hair in your face when you’re getting down on the dance floor. (Photo via Edward James/WireImage)
3. Twisted Romance: If you’re all about your long locks, try this side-swept style created by TRESemmé Global Stylist Odile Gilbert that dominated Jenny Packham’s show. A little twist and pin keeps everything in place up top while the rest falls in romantic waves. (Photo via Mike Coppola/Getty)
4. On the Low: Leave it to JW Anderson to show a hot deep side part and slick, low pony that strikes just the right mix of sweet and siren. Get yourself a major ear cuff to balance things out and make a statement. (Photo via Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
5. Pin It On: Long, loose locks get a little extra something with a small row of embellished hair pins inspired by La Perla. Think woodland fairy gone glam. (Photo via Peter White/WireImage)
6. Retro Remix: You can’t go wrong with a little Old Hollywood via the Sharon Wauchob show. Try side-parted finger waves secured with a simple bobby pin for total Veronica Lake vibes. Topped off with a red lip, natch. (Photo via Ian Gavan/Getty)
7. Wild and Free: It’s your big day, so go big. Turning the volume up on those curls like they did at Temperley will get everyone’s attention. (Photo via Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
8. Wistful and Wavy: Can’t decide which way to go? Keep it slick up top with a middle part and let a soft, low ponytail add a little movement, like TRESemmé Global Stylist Justine Marjan directed at Jonathan Simkhai. The best of both worlds! (Photo via Mike Coppola/Getty)
9. Bow Babe: If you like your hair swept back but don’t want to look too minimal, try an oversized bow as seen at Tory Burch. In a rich, textured solid, it adds just enough interest without looking over the top — plus it’s the perfect backdrop for a sparkly earring. (Photo via Slaven Vlasic/Getty)
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Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com