(Closed) should I get my hair highlighted?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You could try it out now, and then have them redone a couple weeks before the wedding if you end up liking them, and if not it wouldn’t be so hard to just fix them so it looks like you never had them!

Post # 4
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee

First, I will say that you may not want such a drastic change in advance of a major, emotional life event.  Second, if your hair is that dark, I would advise against blonde blonde highlights as it may result in ashy or brassy tones.  Moreover, if you go too light, it could look stark and age you.  Go to your stylist and see how light you can go without damaging the hair too much (I’ve heard that all color causes some amount of damage).  Hope it turns out well!  Send us pics of the results!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

If you’ve done it before and loved it, get it done (that is…unless your Mom won’t take pics with you at the wedding lol).  Oh and if you have waistlength hair in an updo, it WILL make a statement. I can imagine all of those intricate things you could do.  Wow.  I definitely want to see trial pics!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

No! 🙂 If you love it, do it, but I wouldn’t do such a contrasting color right before a wedding!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

In my opinion I wouls say keep you jet black hair.

I think when hair color is all one color for such a ‘documented’ event, where you will have pictures of it the rest of your life, you would want a look, that was timeless. I think 1 hair color portrays that. I usually have highlights and low lights in my hair but am dying it all the one color and think I will be super happy down the road.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Take the low commitment way out, trust me, i’m a hairdresser, you do not wanna do a drastic change before your wedding. If you get the wrong stylist, or something goes wrong you don’t wanna ruin your hair. My suggestion is buy some blonde extensions or hair pieces. Have your wedding hairstylst put them in before the wedding, if you like them keep them in and have her style your up do to hide them, if you hate them, take them out. Extensions have come a long way, if your getting an up do for the ceremony, just buy the clip in extensions, same effect, no commitment, and they are so so fun to play with!

Let us know what you decide!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Sorry one last piece of info, black hair if it’s as black as you say, is very hard to correct, if something happens.

Also, it’s so so long that there is tons of years of wear and tear on your ends, even though i’m sure you take great care of your hair the age can result in different shades along your hair shaft, causing an uneven result.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask, that goes for any of you ladies!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Can you share pics of you with your current hair and then with the blonde highlights you had? That way we could give you better opinions.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

If you do just highlight the under hair, that way you don’t see the awful ends growling out for 6 months or however long along your part. 

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