Post # 1
So I really wanted to wear my hair down, as I don’t like up-do’s. But my dress has an illusion neckline with flutter cap sleeves, and ultimately I decided wearing my hair down would do a bit of a diservice to the dress…not to mention I have super fine hair that would probably fall apart if it was down. Anywho, on my search for something soft and romantic, I came across this picture:
But Fiance thought it looked “messy”, so my hairstylist came up with this alternative:
What do you all think? My mom didn’t like my hair up, neither did one of my bridesmaids…I was happy with it, so a little thrown off by their comments!
Post # 3
It’s great!! And I agree with you, hair down with an illusion dress is hard to make work. Are you having a veil? Where will it stick in?
Post # 4
@NAvery: Thank you! Both my mom and Bridesmaid or Best Man have seen my dress, so I was perplexed as to why they were pushing for it down. I do have a single tier totally plain veil, and I was wondering myself wear to put it. I guess given the hair style, it should go lower on my head, just above the braids, but then you don’t really see it, so what’s the point? I’m also kind of afraid its going to weigh me down and mess up my hair.
Post # 5
very pretty 🙂
Just wondering how long your hair is?
Post # 6
It’s a great style! In terms of your trial, I love the hair on the sides, but she could perhaps add just a little more volume to the back. Also, could she make the back portion look a little less like big loops? I think that would improve it even further.
I’ll also wear an illusion dress and wear my hair up – it would be such a pity to cover up the neckline!
Post # 7
Love your hair in the pictures. What does it look like down? Just out of curiosity…
Post # 8
@whitums: I want to be completely honest because you deserve to look your most beautiful on your big day. I don’t like it either. I wish I did, and I was trying to find ways that I did, but I don’t. I think it looks too restrictive. I also have fine hair and opted for half up, half down because I find it looks so romantic. I think if you left some pieces framing your face, it would make all the difference in the world!
Post # 9
@eocenia: Yes I definitely think she can, and is planning on doing both of those things. My hair was originally down, and she just pinned the bottoms up to get an idea. Because I wasn’t sure of wearing it up or down, she put next to no product in my hair to keep it pliable…and I have major baby fine hair, hence the pancakeness in the back lol. Thank you for the suggestions!
@sera_archie: Here is my hair down for the length:
Post # 11
Gorgeous! I love it down, too, but the updo style is so pretty.
Post # 12
I have to say, I really like the messy look but I think most dont and it won’t age well. When your kids look at pics it will just look like your slept in your wedding hair.
Post # 13
@whitums: Well, I wouldn’t have described it using the word “pancakeness” – but it makes sense that it’s a little flat if there was no produce in it. 🙂 I think it will end up looking great with those changes. I have fine hear myself and feel much more comfortable wearing it up for my wedding day. That way I don’t have to worry about curls falling out or hair in my mouth if it’s windy!
Post # 14
I think it’s beautiful. Make sure you like it front the front, as that’s what all of the pictures will show 🙂
Post # 15
The second style is AMAZING. I’m not an updo girl either. It doens’t suit my free, happy spirited personality. Do what makes you feel comfortable and beautiful (:
Post # 16
I think the updo on you is much more sophisticated, while the 2nd pic looks like a more juvenile hairstyle, IMO. However it looks a bit too perfect to me. I get that the first one might be too messy, but I feel like you need some pieces hanging out around the front or something. Its just so tight looking.
I think it would be pretty if your hairstylist incorporated a little more of the fishtail braid onto the side the way it is in the picture too. That is probably my favorite part of that hairstyle.