Post # 1
Hey Bees! I was wondering if any of you are going to attempt to do your own hair? Currently my hair is natural, but I’m considering straightening it for my wedding and putting it into a high bun myself. I’m not very confident that the stylist in my area won’t give me the hard gel hair bun look. Also, I’m not sure I want to pay to have my hair in an updo for just one day (I know, I’ll take it down the next day).
Post # 2
I’m going to try! Most hairdressers don’t know how to handle my curly 3b hair, and I really don’t want to put my trust in one on my wedding day, of all days. I also don’t want to be out $$ after a trial-gone-wrong. I style my own hair every day, give myself regular trims, and I haven’t seen a hairdresser in almost 3 years. I feel like my chances of getting exactly what I want are much higher if I just do it myself. It sounds like you’re feeling the same way, so I say practice on getting it exactly how you want it and go for it!
Post # 3
I did my own hair for my wedding and I don’t regret it. I didn’t do a full updo like what you are thinking to do but from my experience, I would highly recomend practicing what you want to do a few times, see how long it takes you to do it, see how it lasts through the day, etc. I had my sister help me and we practiced together a few times to make sure we could get everything in place for the day. It saved me about $300 so I have no regrets at all!
Post # 4
My sister will be helping me with my hair. I figured it would be more fun to hang out at my parents house for the wedding and just have bonding time with her.
Post # 5
I’m not AA but I have an insane amount of very curly, coarse hair. I spent my entire hair budget on trials before I gave up and styled my own hair. Just make sure to practice a LOT, and take pictures/notes of how you did it.
Post # 6
Thanks ladies! I think I’m going to practice practice practice! Wish me luck!
Post # 7
My stylist spazzed the day before my wedding when I showed up for my appointment, so I wound up doing my my own hair-it came out fine. Do trials and leave time. I have locs and because it was unxpected, I had to sit under the dryer the day of for it to dry….