(Closed) Anyone doing their Hair on their OWN?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I wouldn’t consider doing my own hair because I’m not very patient with it, and the last thing I’d want is to rely on myself on such a big occasion (esp. when I’ll be the center of attention).

If you’re getting bad vibes from the hairdresser I would look elsewhere. Does your town only have a handful of hair salons? Are all the stylists at each salon booked that day? Are there any neighboring cities or towns that could offer up more resources?

As a last port of call, I’d talk to the stylist again and let her know that you really liked the second hairstyle she came up with. Maybe she was having a bad day and a little flattery will help change her tune.

Post # 4
144 posts
Blushing bee

I’m doing my own hair because I can style it better than any hairstylist I’ve ever met.

But I’m just the moh.  When I’m the bride, I’ll start trying out stylists early to find a really great one. 

If I don’t find one better than me, fine.  One less appointment on the wedding day.

Post # 5
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I’m having one of my bridesmaids do my hair to save some money but it’s also just going to be down and dried curly with a diffuser, and only a few front pieces pinned back…If you’re hoping for a more complicated updo, I probably wouldn’t do it myself…It SUCKS the lady was so mean to you tho…Maybe ask to be put on a waitlist for another salon in case something opens up? you still have more than a month until your wedding…good luck!

Post # 6
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Are any of your bridesmaids talented enough? I used to do my friends’ updos in college and it was pretty easy–hot rollers, a curling iron, and pin and place everything together. Is there anyone you can bring from out of town?

If she was rude to me, I’d probably call the manager of the salon and see if there is something that can be done. Maybe there is another stylist there doing, say, a highlight that morning that didn’t hand-pick that other stylist so it wouldn’t be a big deal to swap stylists. You may have to do a little driving to find a salon, tho. Is your town really so small that there are NO salons that can accomodate you?

Post # 7
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I do my own hair for everything and plan to do it for my own wedding. I’ve also done updos for friends. I think it is totally realistic for you to do your own hair on the morning of. There are a few things to consider before you decide to do your own hair.

Have you ever done your hair before? If not, will you stress yourself out more than necessary? How complicated is your look and how much detail is required in the back? I would stay away from anything with complicated weaving or braiding in the back because you wouldn’t want o make it crooked. Try it out. Give yourself a couple of hours to preform your own hair trial. Make sure to plan at least two self trials before making a decision so you can learn from the first one and determine if improvements are possible to get to where you want to be. While doing these trial runs, you will be able to determine if you should do your hair wet or dry, dirty or clean, what kind of products keep it in place and if you cna keep the do in all night. I think you’ll know from your trials if this is something you can handle day of and if the answer is no, think about having a friend or relative do this for you or think about a less complicated do you could manage. Good luck!


Post # 8
1490 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think Mrs. SeaBreeze did her own hair for her destination wedding and it looked great!

Post # 9
1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I was leaning on doing my own.  Anyone have any hot roller/curler suggestions for ones that actually get hot enough to work?

Post # 10
4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it depends if you are comfortable doing your hair/if you’ve done it before.  Personally, I have very thick long hair, and I can’t even get to the back of it with the straightening iron.  So I probably would not feel comfortable doing it.  But I’ve done my sister’s/cousin’s hair for dances/balls/etc. and it looked great.  Maybe you have a friend who can help…?

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