Post # 1
My FI’s super sweet sister is doing all of our hair for my wedding. I decided to be relatively uncomplicated when it comes to my ‘maids. Think chignons and structured buns, nothing that requies a heavy hand with a curling iron, whereas my hair will be more elaborate. My mom is half korean and has the most beautiful long dark hair. It’s highlighted, also. It goes down to her BUTT! I’m telling ya, it’s long and fine. She wants it up because her dress is a one shoulder with chiffon and it just demands an updo. Anybody have any advice on a hairstyle idea? I know the FI’s sister will have tricks up her sleeve, but I was hoping maybe some people had pictures so I could show my mom and see what she likes. Any ideas? I really want to give mom some jazz in her hair with a flower, too! Thanks!
Post # 3
How about a side bun? Or would that be too much stuff to one side?
Post # 4
Mmm yeah I think so. But maybe not if her bun is on one side and her flower is on the other, then it might balance out. I’m just really into the "stuff in your hair" look, and my mom has such a hard time getting her hair to do things in general (it’s so long, no wonder, right?) and I really want her to look incredible!
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2007 - a beautiful church and hotel reception
I once did a MOB’s hair for a wedding and she had long hair down to her ankles!! Basically at that point the mom pretty much told me what to do— which was to beehive it into a high bun. The thing is to make the mom feel comfortable, so I suggest doing a few trials until she finds the style she likes best. Maybe a low, with volume on top and with a flower on the side?
Post # 6
I ran the flower idea by Mom and she loved it! She has real thin hair, though, so i’m hoping it can be knotted into a larger updo, then perhaps curled to cut down on some length and pinned up. It may be a larger updo, and maybe a bun IS the only option. Hopefully my FI’s sister has some tricks up her sleeve to magically shorten her hair.
I like the volumous look in general, very glam. Maybe she will agree. Thanks!
Post # 7
could you do a cool braid thing? if you did a braid pinned to the head you could distribute the weight and stuff!
Post # 8
I’m half Korean and have hair to my mid back, had it cut in Feb took off about 8′ so it used to be to my butt. My hair isn’t really thick but it’s not thin either. I wear my hair up in a high bun a lot because I’m lazy and it’s quick. I’m thinking, for my wedding, of having it done up with a small loose braid across the front like the top middle and top right in this picture: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_q3VawqKcjpI/SSYGNl5P3OI/AAAAAAAAAdE/l54_47WigmQ/braids_01.jpg The braiding controls the crazy baby hairs that make me look like I’m balding at my temples by holding the hairs down and parting to one side. The rest of it will be pulled back loosely like the top middle picture. I say loosely because I think it looks more romantic loose than slick straight against the head. So what’s not braided is pulled back in a side ponytail and then the braid is pulled back and secured under the ponytail, the rest of the lenght of the braided hair is then part of the ponytail. The ponytale is then separated into portions and loosely knotted and the knots secured to the head with bobby pins, this creates some body and texture and gives a curled look, as well as hiding the elastic. The tightness off the ‘knots’ and how you hold the hair when you knot it matters here too. If you twist the sections you’ll get a different texture than if you comb it out flat like ribbons and knot it. I like the ribbon finger curl look better. But, the bigger or looser the knot the less body you will have. I found I could tie several knots in one length of hair and pin them next to each other. Not directly next to each other but off setting gave it more texture. The ends will be curled and pined to the inside of the knots or poke out a little for more texture. I like this hair do because I’m not a big fan of products in my hair and you don’t need much with this do, maybe a little moose to make the ‘knots’ shiny and to hold down the baby hairs finished with a touch of hair spray. Most of the ‘knotting and curls will be on the right and I’ll wear a flower and feathers tucked into the left side of it for balance. I’ve worn my hair sort of like this before but the knotting was balanced at the back of my head. I know when my hair was down to my butt with that much hair I don’t like it super tight in an updo as it gave me head aches. But, if you put it up, the majority has to be secured first to hold it’s shape and weight, then you can pin the rest where ever you want and it’s not so bad. I think the more drag I felt the more it pulled on my scalp. And, the less product I use the less time I’ll end up trying to get it out of my hair. And the last thing I want to do is spend 30 minutes washing my hair after a long emotional day. I have a pic somewhere on my other harddrive, but I’ll have to find it. That seemed horribly difficult to understand no? If I were more savy with the computer I’d get a web cam and Bee TV it for you after my face recovered from the scrubbing I gave it. I’ll try and find a pic though for now.