Post # 1
I suck at hair. Its a fact. So I’ve been watching tutorials on youtube and practicing almost everyday. And it STILL looks like shit. I just cant do it. The simplist things just dont work.
But the prices hair stylists charge around here is absolutely ridiculous! Most of them charge around $60 for a bridal updo (while an unbridal updo is usually around $30-40) and thats not even including a trial!
My hair is relatively short, its right at my shoulders, but I have a super short neck, so on most people it would be a lot shorter. Its also super thin and limp. It wont hold a curl for more than about 3 hours, it wont stay in bobby pins, it falls out of braids. I’m planning on wearing a veil for the ceremony and a comb clip for the reception, and they wont even stay in my hair because my hair is so thin, so I need a bun or something in the back just to keep them in.
I just spent about 3 hours trying to make it do SOMETHING, and the only thing I’ve created is super frizzy hair that I just want to rip out. It doesnt help that I just started my period this morning, so I just want to cry and scream and throw something. I’m just so frustrated.
I just needed to rant.
Post # 3
I get you, I’m horrible with my hair to. Mines long, really long, so I stick to buns or it would just be a frizzy mess all the time. A few years ago I bought all this stuff and really gave it a good shot to do my own. I ended up looking like an aged disco queen on a bad acid trip. Dh still has a picture of it to remind me why I don’t want to try it again.
Post # 4
I’m sorry! I know how frustrating hair can be! If you want something to “anchor” the veil comb, you could try pinning your hair half up, like the bottom down and the top pinned back, and you can still leave the long pieces down in the front, just start gathering hair to pin back halfway through, and use grippy bobby pins. Then you should hopefully be able to stick the comb in above the pins, and it will all hold together. Do you want to show us some pics of what you’re going for?
Post # 5
Ugh I totally feel your pain! I was looking up tons of “simple” and “easy” updos on Pinterest for a military ball and I couldn’t manage ANY of them. Half of them would start out with saying to use volumizer (as if I own that!) and to tease your hair, which I’m fully incapable of doing. The ball was in California so updos were $80+. I ended up saying screw it and just straightened my hair like I do every day.
Post # 6
@allyfally: Aww, don’t beat yourself up! Your hair always looks so pretty in your pictures 🙂
My hair is super fine also, and I found this neat picture on Pinterest. Basically, the stylist recommended doing a row of small pigtail thingies (haha, not sure what to call them) slightly behind where you want the comb to grab your hair. Then you can cover the pigtails up with a layer of smooth, normal hair (closer to the face). Maybe this will help!
For my wedding, I ended up using foam curlers — you know, from the 1980s? I practiced a lot and was able to get the organic-looking, slightly touseled large curls that I wanted! And it stayed all day. I’m not sure exactly what you’re hair style goal is, but hopefully it helps!
Post # 7
@tksjewelry: O.O What kind of stuff?
@Kwhoa: I want braids like this in the front (though not as tight and sleek.)
And a gibson tuck in the back.
And I’d hook the veil and clip combs right above the “pocket.” But my hair is so thin and limp, I cant even get it to to do the pocket thing. You can see right through it and I have to use bobby pins to get it to stay, and then they just show through.
It freaking sucks, because a gibson tuck should be the simplist kind of updo ever.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@allyfally: Those prices are actually very reasonable. I haven’t heard much cheaper anywhere. My mother runs several salons in a few different cities. The prices around here are 90 for bridal and 50 for non-bridal, good thing my mom is bringing one of her hairdressers with her! I suck at doing my own hair, I think most people wouldn’t be comfortable doing their own for their wedding.
Post # 9
@wideeyes: I never would have thought of those little pony tails. I’ll have to try that. I dont own any foam curlers, but since my hair is so short, I think they’d make the curls too tight and short. I’ve never used them before though, so I have no idea.
Post # 10
@Pixienickie: Well I think its pretty insane. Its not even like with makeup where you have to use a lot of products or something.
Post # 11
This is my hair curly. It wont stay curly for very long, but I could at least get the pictures done with it look okay (maybe… hopefully.) Does it look okay?
Post # 12
Wow – that is super reasonable for bridal hair. Around here it is about $200. Have you thought about clip in extensions?
Post # 13
I can’t do shit with my hair. I can put it in a boring old pony tail or put a headband on, that is me doing my hair. I’ve tried youtube tutorials of “easy 5 minute up do” “everyday hairstyle” etc and all I end up with is a rat’s nest on my head and a lot of frustration.
I would seriously pay anything to have someone else do my hair for me for the wedding. That is one expense I have no problem doing. $60 is pretty cheap from what I have been looking at.
Post # 14
@allyfally: I’m horrible at hair too. I can do makeup, but not bridal makeup that will stand up all day and look wonderful in pictures. For me, it really is worth the money to avoid the stress and look good in the pictures I am spending so much on. I’m paying $150 for my bridal hair!! It’s insane. I wish I could find somewhere for $60. You’re actually getting a pretty good deal 🙂
Post # 15
What kind of products are you using? Your hair seems a bit short for that type of updo so maybe that’s why it’s not looking quite right?
$60 is really quite reasonable though. :/ Hair stylist do have to use quite a bit of product, especially with an updo.
Post # 16
@rdevaney: Wow, thats freaking nuts. I’m not willing to pay money for something that most people can do easily in 5 minutes.
I’ve thought about them, but I’ve never used them, so I’m not sure what all you can do with them. Idk if they can be put in updos or what. I’m also going to have several different colors in my hair, so I’d be worried about it matching.
Maybe its just the kind of styles I’m looking at that make it seem insane to pay for it.
These are what I’ve been looking at. Theres no way I’m paying for that. To me, thats not money well spent.