Post # 1
I have long (waist length), very straight hair. I’ve been thinking about wedding hairstyles, and I love the idea of having it half up with a complicated tight braid, and then letting the rest flow down.
Something like this (just without the knot part):
or maybe this without the side flower:
However, most of the hair salons I’ve found only show pictures of curled updos, loose simple braids, etc. Does anyone know if a general hair salon would know how to do something more complex like these? Or do I need to search out a more specialized braid place?
Post # 3
hairstylist here…i’m a pretty good braider, and i could do the bottom one, but the top one would be tough. it looks like about 6 strands, which takes a lot of practice and talent. (not to mention a few extra hands. :-D)
look up waterfall braids and basket weaves…once i did a stacked waterfall braid all over the head leading to a side bun. you could do braids all over the top and then have it cascade down to the side?
basically…i think you should try calling a few salons and see if they have a stylist that’s really good at braids…then go see that stylist and offer a few inspiration ideas and then tell them for the trial to do what they think will be cool based on what you’ve offered. then decide if you like it. 😀
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I wanted braids for my wedding, and since my wedding was out of town I just made an appointment with the hotel salon. The person my actual appointment was with couldn’t do it (I thought it was a relatively simple style), and had to hunt for someone who could. It didn’t turn out exactly as I’d hoped, but I looked great anyway ha. Definitely pre-plan this style out with a stylist and do a test run!
Post # 5
@cateyes: Thanks for the advice and ideas on what other styles to look at. I’ll check them out!
@whoa_its_ash: I actually have the same out of town wedding problem – I guess I’ll just schedule some practice runs when I’m back over vacation. Thanks for the tip!
Post # 6
@MountainView: with how you’re saying you want it, i think a headband braid would look really pretty! maybe even a double-layered one (like a hybrid waterfall/headban braid). it goes from ear to ear rather than all the way around, so i think it would fall better. if you wanted the crown look, they could finish the braid and wrap it around to the starting point, if that makes sense.
Post # 7
something like this:
headband waterfall braid
stacked waterfall braids
individual waterfall braids meeting in the middle. if you wanted a crown effect, you could take those two falling braids and wrap them.
this looks like they made to braids with the hair from underneath and then just pulled them over the head to act like a headband.
Post # 8
@cateyes: Hairstylist too and I agree!!! the first one literally makes me dizzy trying to figure out. You could always bring the pics to a salon and see if the receptionist knows anyone who would be able to do it. Or maybe look up braiding tutorials/how tos that you could provide your stylist if it’s a pretty complicated look. If someone came to see me with a picture like that I would start researching on pinterest/and other tutorial sites for more information on the technique before attempting.