(Closed) Hair for 23yr old bride- I want to look my age

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Your hair is sooo pretty! I think it looks great down… but you dont want to be gross for the wedding either. Is the half up option out of the question?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh I really like your hair in the last photo!  Can you do that but with some curls or maybe something to put in your hair?

I know what you mean about wanting your hair off your neck in the heat though.  Maybe instead of pulling your bangs back you could leave some hair to frame your face.

Post # 5
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2867 posts
Sugar bee

I think half up with lots of curls would make you look lovely!  Although, you have beautiful hair and skin so that’s not an issue 🙂

Post # 6
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2821 posts
Sugar bee

I went for a face framing up do.  I think you need a bit of hair down in front and not all pulled back.  Also the way they have it pulled back is a bit squarish, I like the back though.

Post # 7
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651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I know what you mean about the heat, so if you wanted to do the updo, maybe just pull some pieces that frame your face so it won’t be so harsh looking?  Or have it done a little looser.

Honestly though, I think down or half down would look the best. Your hair in the last picture looks great.  Maybe just add curls to that.

Post # 8
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2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

To be honest, most people are going to look a bit older when they have a formal updo. It’s not necessarily a bad thing! You’re just going to look more formal!

What if you kept it up but lower, like pulled back to the nape of your neck and a little less “done”? Does that make sense? I think having it so pulled back for your updo, when you wear it down everyday is a stark contrast.

Maybe something like this?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think you need to do more around your face!

Either have more height in the front – like your down do! Or have a few pieces hanging down or a side bang. That would probably make you look younger!

Post # 10
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2821 posts
Sugar bee

Love PinkStripes suggestion!

Post # 11
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1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I think you look beautiful with hair up and down, but I will tell you–I had my wedding here in Nashville over Memorial Day weekend, and it wasn’t even super hot yet, and I was SO GRATEFUL for my updo.  Everyone was disgusting by the end of the night because of the heat and humidity.  I don’t really think you’re going to be happy with your hair down in August.  Here’s a decent shot of my updo:

 

It was very informal, lots of waves and curls and then gathered at the nape of the neck.  Lots of body on top, though that was almost gone by the end of the night.  I added the flower for whimsy and fun.  Here’s a full length shot–I don’t think I look any older than 23…which is good…because I’m 23.

 Good luck, you’re going to be beautiful!

Post # 12
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5671 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am having the same problem. How about something like this, my hairdresser tried it last night and I loved it (hope to post pictures soon)

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Post # 13
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1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love your hair down… maybe something half up half down? I think that that would be nice!

Post # 14
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979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think you are on the right track with putting it up for hot weather.  My suggestion to make it look a bit younger is to use a side part and to make it look less perfect, i.e. a little messy. 

Post # 15
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652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Maybe a low, loose bun with a side part?  Something like this.  You can even do a

 

low ponytail too.  

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