- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
My wedding is next week, and I had my hair trial a couple of weeks ago and didn’t really like it. The style was really nice, just too plain for me and not what I want on my wedding day for a few reasons. I have curly hair, and the first thing the stylist did was blow-out my hair and re-curl it!! I realize they do this because the curls look cleaner and it makes it easier for them to do the up-do, but I was just so surprised. She didn’t even ask me before she started brushing out my curls to re-wet and blow-dry my hair so I didn’t have a chance to protest, I was just blindsided and I had to go with it. I was especially surprised becasue this salon specializes in curly hair and does special dry haircuts for people with curly hair. My hair is not super curly, but when I brush it while wet and twist it a bit before letting it air dry, it turns into quite well-defined, nice loose curls which start from about 5 inches down from the roots, the top part stays naturally quite straight. Is this the only way people do curly hair updos? By straightening and re-curling? I really wanted my hair to look a bit more natural…
Also she did sort of a diagonal part at the side and my hair was just flat and pulled down / back and then was a big mass of curls at the back. The back was fine (other than I would have preferred my natural curls) but the front was kind of boring. It was nice, just, not what I had wanted. I did bring a few pictures to show her what I had in mind, but she didn’t really follow them. I think she was thinking that I wanted a looser updo, but that kind of style would not stand the test of the time and would fall out by the end of the night, so she just went with what she thought was best. The truth is, I would much rather have a loose, natural updo with minimal hairspray that might fall out by the end of the night, because I’d rather take it down for dancing anyway. I guess it is my fault for not communicating with her enough.
Overall I’m wondering if any curly haired girls (or girls who are stylists who know about curly hair) have any advice about updos: natural curls vs. created curls? Loose style vs. rigid? Lots of hairspray vs. not as much (and therefore being able to take my hair down later on)? Pictures would be great too! 🙂