I'm so pissed off! (Hair)

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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 # 8
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975 posts
Busy bee
  • 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 # 12
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Wow – that is super reasonable for bridal hair.  Around here it is about $200.  Have you thought about clip in extensions? 

Post # 13
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2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@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
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7098 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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.

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