Post # 1
Getting my hairdresser to perfect my wishes for a wedding day style has been an absolute PAIN!
At my first trial, back in February, I gave her this photo:
And ended up with this:
Okay, yes, it might pass for vintage. But I was aiming for 1930’s-1940’s vintage, not flippy-1960’s vintage.
So then we waited a few months for my hair to grow out. I went again last week. It was a TOTAL flop. I didn’t even bother taking pictures because she basically gave up halfway through the style. She tried fingerwaving the front of my hair but it didn’t turn out so they she curled one side of my head and used a waving curling iron on the other side just to “try thingts out.”
THEN, I went back today. It’s still not 100%. She knows what she has to do differently next weekend for the wedding – namely, using smaller rollers to get the wave at the front of my head(since she gave up on fingerwaving, she used rollers instead). It’s 100x better than my original trial.
I’ll be honest, it’s still not what I wanted in my style. After she failed SO badly at my first trial, I decided to scrap that hairstyle. In April, I had a boudoir shoot for photos for my Fiance and I went to a different city to get the photos done so I had some other salon do the hairstyle and they ROCKED it! It was PERFECT. But when I showed my wedding day hair stylist a couple of my boudoir photos for inspiration during my 2nd hair trial, she tried to do the fingerwaving like in my boudoir stlye but couldn’t get it right. I admire her honestly for telling me that she can’t fingerwave but I wish she could. It’s too late in the game to switch stylists now especially because I’m getting married in a small town and it’s slim pickings as it is. But overall, I’m much more pleased with my 3rd trial than any of the others. What do YOU think??
Here’s a crappy pic with my veil on
Post # 3
Yikes! Is it that bad? Lol!
Post # 4
Why don’t you try a stylist specializing in ethnic hair? Finger waves are done rather frequently.
Post # 5
Even though it isn’t anywhere close to your inspiration I still think you look gorgeous! Number 3 is soooo much better than #1. On a side note, I love your tattoo!
Post # 6
I like it! Even though it’s not what you wanted, I think it looks very pretty. And WAY better than the first time, that’s for sure 🙂
Post # 7
it can be done, I did this same hairstyle for a christmas party and it came out awesome. I have stick straight hair to my shoulders, its all about the hairdresser.
Post # 8
i love it! and I love your birdcage veil!
Post # 9
@ChantelleyLace: 3rd try was definitely on the right track 🙂 [The 1st, not so much.] The sides and back of the style look great, it’s the face framing finger waves that aren’t quite … framing … your … face, you know?
Great veil 🙂
Post # 10
@pink.sequins: Totally understand! She rcognized that issue too (thankfully) so I hope it’ll be fixed on the big day! 🙂
Post # 11
@ChantelleyLace: Hi there! Couldn’t help but notice a woman in hair trouble.
I have to say, I do this hairstyle practically every day and it is really quite easy. No hairdresser needed! Do yourself a favour and buy a set of hot rollers. Not the kind that come with clips, but the kind that come with U-shaped metal pins. It will take a few tries at first, but you will get the hang of it. Grab a piece of hair, spray it at the root and a bit throughout including the tip and roll it up fairly tightly. The smaller the roller, the tighter the curl so go for the bigger ones.
Just remember, those women in the 50s only had hot roller sets. I learned this from my grandma who sported this hairstyle too!
Post # 12
I did a hairstlye like that for my junior prom forever ago. I wound up having to switch hairdressers casue the first one wouldn’t even try. I have some pics I can post if you would like. I had hair longer than yours at the time and they made it into a bob easily but it took just over two hours and TONS of bobby pins! ha! Mine looked VERY similar to your inspriation photo.