Post # 1
My mom really wants me to use her hairdresser to do my hair for my wedding (we’re travelling back home to get married) but with a late morning wedding on the opposite side of the metro area from the salon that only opens at 8:00AM I’m a bit worried about logistics and timing. I’m also not sure I would be able to swing a hair trial.
I was bored tonight so I decided to play around and see what I could accomplish myself. What do you think of the result?
**Disclaimer I am allergic to most hair styling products and none have been used on my hair here. I also do not own any form of straightening device so I’m not able to get the wave out of my hair by myself either. My mom does own a flat iron that I would be able to borrow for the wedding if I end up doing my own hair.
Here’s my inspiration pic
and here’s what I came up with
Post # 3
I don’t think that looks bad at all!! the braids are a little looser in the inspiration but you did a great job!
Post # 4
Good job! It’s not exact but I’m a fanatic about stuff like that. But wow you did a good job!
Post # 5
@Eckle: Pretty! Turned out a lot better than my attempt at it.
Post # 6
@mrsmeyers84: They aren’t actually braids, but rather twists. This is attempt 3 or 4, there was definitely a learning curve in getting them to hold correctly. My hair is a good 6-8 inches shorter than my inspiration pic and super layered because it’s so thick. If I had made the twists as loose as the pic I would have random ends poking out all over the place :/
Post # 7
@Eckle: I love it! I am biased though because it looks JUST like my wedding hair 🙂
though your hair looks more like a twist and not a braid
ETA: It is a twist! Looks perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing! I added some clips to my hair to help the knots in the braid stand out more but your hair is a lot lighter and probably wouldn’t need anything like that to stand out 🙂
Post # 9
@Eckle: It looks great! Also, you’re super talented. I’m pretty sure I would never be able to do that myself.
Post # 10
Wow you did that yourself ? A great job
Post # 11
Great attempt! not sure what I am impressed with more, your hairdressing skills or your epic duckface! 🙂
Post # 12
@bsquared: It’s actually way easier than it looks. You just keep pulling the section from below over the top one while adding hair to make the twists (kinda like a french braid) and the back is just a gibson tuck. I’ve got one hair tie and 3 bobby pins in there and it’s been holding for almost two hours now. More bobby pins would make it more stable and it would really help to have an extra pair of hands to stick them in there. It takes about 5 minutes to do, I bet you could do it yourself.
Post # 13
@wifey2be: Hey I wasn’t making a duckface, I was biting the inside of my cheek for concentration purposes 😛
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I think it looks great! The only thing I might consider is trying it parted to the side, so the twist sweeps over your head, instead of parting it in the middle and being symmetrical.
Post # 15
Looks really nice! I actually wouldn’t straighten it before styling, though. It’s likely that the wave in your hair gives it some “grip” to be able to hold the style. If you straighten it, you might have a hard time getting it to braid and twist without looking awkward. Just a hairdresser’s two cents!
Post # 16
@MeiFrancis: I’ll have to try that, I agree the symmetrical doesn’t look super fantastic when seen straight on. I just went with my natural part here. My hair is so thick that I can’t see if I don’t center part it, but that wouldn’t be an issue if it’s up.