Wedding hair help!!! (poll!)

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: wedding hair
    do it myself : (2 votes)
    4 %
    get it done professionally : (49 votes)
    96 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    24 posts
    Newbee

    I’d get it done professionally as its ur wedding day and ur going 2 b very busy with other things,u dont want 2 stress on ur big day bout hair plus its ur wedding day do spoil urself,gd luck

    Post # 3
    Member
    2704 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    amelliafay:  Get a stylist to do your hair. It’s your big day and you don’t want to hate your pictures if your hair doesn’t turn out. Not sure where you live, but hair around here is def not $150, more like $50-$65. I would look around, maybe you can find a more reasonable stylist.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1305 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I did my own hair, but I had short curly hair that needed no work so it would have been a waste of money for me. I just put a flower wreath on top of my head and was good to go.

    In your shoes I would do a few test runs and then make the decision. Pinterest has some great ideas and tutorials.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1437 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Hire a stylist and save the $150 somewhere else (favours, flowers, table linens, etc.). It will make the day so much easier and less stressful. I would rather skimp on decor than on my day-of pampering.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1055 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

    amelliafay:  Do you have a craiglist or kijiji? There are a lot of students and new graduates who will work on contract basis to built their portfolio. I would recommend looking into schools or freelance artists. Working on a Sunday is preffered for them. Good luck!

    Post # 7
    Member
    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’ve only ever got my hair done a couple of times in my whole life but one of those times was on my wedding day. We didn’t splash out on much, though.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2428 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My vote will always be for the professional. It’s your wedding day!

    Post # 9
    Member
    560 posts
    Busy bee

    amelliafay:  I’ve had it done shortish so it’s more a question of poufing it up which I think I can manage as there are layers.

    What about using those clip in extensions by Jessica Simson? She does wavy ones too (which always look wedding-y), in an array of colors – if you could clip some of them in you’d get more bulk which takes away some of the work of styling and adds instant glamor.

    You can even get clip-in extensions cut at a salon so when you clip them in they are not too long, but if you’re creating an up-do I don’t think that matters. It would just help bulk out the hair and that looks good for pinning it up you wouldn’t need to do all that damaging backcombing.

    I’d watch a few Youtube videos about up-do’s. I’d also invest in 2 mirrors that can stand up and put one in front and one behind yourself so you can see what you’re doing. I’d also get a curling wand for some face-framing bangs at the sides of your face.

    Also consider a partial up-do where you just sweep the sides up and make the rest wavy with a wand. 

    But I would get your girlfriends round and let them experiment with your hairstyles and take pics and see what suits. Take it from there. You can base your decision to go with a stylist or not on how time-consuming you find it. Remember that on your big day, things might take longer so you would have to factor in another 15 minutes to the time it takes you on average to achieve.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    2920 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    definitely get it done. I have found that this is something you can’t teach yourself, in my opinion!

    Post # 11
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    1197 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    definitely get it done professionally!  try asking the hairdressers working at that salon if they do bridal hair on the side.  I am getting mine done by my regular hairdresser ($100 for both day of hair and the trial, ugh!), but it would probably be much more expensive had I gone into the salon to get it done. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I totally feel your hesitation, but my bridesmaids all talked me into getting a stylist to do it. Their rationale was that I’ll have so much going on that morning that trying to do my own hair will be too stressful. If I have my stylist do it I won’t have to worry about making or taking too long.

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