Down or half updo hairstyles for brides with dark hair?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@honeybeexo:  I have thick, dark hair & did a half up half down kind of thing but a little to the side.  Everyone thought I had extensions for some reason.  I think it’s just because I never do my hair 😉  I had a few inspiration pictures but went with something a little diferent after my hair trial.  I don’t have all of my pictures back yet but so I just tried to pick some where you can actually see it.  I had a hard time finding inspiration pictures with dark hair too.  I think it’s because it’s a little easier to see styles in pictures with lighter hair.  You may do something totally differen’t but hopefully it helps to see the color at least!  My hair girl recommended highlights but I did something really minimal so I don’t really think it comes across in the pictures.  I added a picture of me doing absolutely nothing with my hair (at my makeup trial) so you can see what my hair normally looks like and how it looked after being done.


Post # 4
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@honeybeexo:  i think it depends on the dress. 

I don’t wear my hair up. EVER. but i have decided to wear my hair up because I never do it. and I want to show off the back of my dress.

But if you are self conscious, that do a half up/down look! or maybe a fancy side pony tail?

Post # 5
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

Here’s my pinterest board for wedding hair, I have black hair and am planning it down but pulled back out of my face.

Post # 7
1174 posts
Bumble bee

Here is a pretty half up do on dark hair:

Post # 8
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

My hair is dark and I wore it down and pinned on the sides.

Here was a pic from my hair trial in which my hair was down a bit more …..I wound up doing it a bit different on the wedding day and had it pinned more on the sides and more volume

on the wedding day

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