Post # 1
I have long hair that’s super straight but my hair stylist somehow managed to curl. I loved my hair at the trial but now when I’m looking at photos all I see is a crazy side ponytail instead of an elegant to-the-side look.
Please ignore my hideous face in this photo. I didn’t know it was being taken!
Originally I had the hairdresser move the entire thing down some because it looked too 1980s side-ponytail for me. Do you think it needs to be moved down even more?
Also, here’s the back:
I’m starting to feel like it’s too tight against the back of my head.
Basically, I’m panicking.
What do you think of the hair?
Do you have any down and to the side hair inspiration photos I could make use of? Thanks!
Post # 3
I think that looks really pretty. Plus, keep in mind that when you’re all dolled up, it will look elegant like you envisioned and not 80s side ponytail at all.
Here’s what I’m using as inspiration for mine:
Post # 4
It needs to be gathered at a lower point – below your earlobe instead of above your ear.
then you won’t get that “side ponytail” feel
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I‘ve seen this floating around Pinterest lately and love it!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
maybe if you added a clip like this :
or had her fasten it in a different way? right now i see what you mean about the ponytail because where it’s fastened is very narrow. maybe if that were wider it would be more what you were looking for.
Post # 7
I am going for a side-swept look myself. Here are the pics from my trial- I loved how she tucked the back around.
Post # 8
I think it needs to be a little less ‘gathered’ to get the effect you’re looking for. Your picture almost looks like it has an invisible ponytail holder in there, there’s one ‘point’ the hair is gathered around… and some of the other ideas here don’t have it gathered nearly so tight.
Especially the hair at the nape of your neck… it should go to the side, not up, if you don’t want it to look like a ponytail.
Post # 9
I think the side hair look is gorgeous is executed to not look like a side pony.
Post # 10
@Soon2bSykes: hikki? lol oh man!
Post # 11
@mchitt329: Love that style! 🙂 so pretty!!
OP, I think you’d look great with a swideswept style 🙂
Post # 12
Thanks for the replies, ladies. I’m totally agreeing that it’s too side ponytail but you’ve helped me narrow down what makes it look like that. I’ll send her the photos and hopefully it can be adjusted. I’d love some more inspiration photos!
Post # 13
If you go to my recaps, my sisters had some hair which was down and to the side.
Post # 14
I think it needs to just be gathered a bit lower and it will look great.
Post # 15
i think it would look great if you have it less gathered and lowered down too for the back view