(Closed) Bridesmaid this weekend – need DIY hair ideas!!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’d definitely ask the other girls for their help.  If you don’t have the tools (or the hands!) to do your own hair, then I think it’s a little late to start now.  You should definitely check out you tube and other sites for tutorials though, as some hairstyles are way easier than you might think.  I hope it works out!!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m thinking like a fancy ponytail.  Maybe a curly low side ponytail?  Any serious updo would be hard to do with hair as long as yours.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Your hair is so long (my mom has hair that long!) it’s a challenge to get it up unless you knot your hair up–my SIL had to do that with my mom and it DEFINITELY takes a professional. It’s tricky.

I’m going to suggest a very large low necked bun. Maybe braid it first, then just wrap, wrap, wrap, then pin the crap out of it. It looks great with her side part and it’ll look full with your long hair.

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Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Chicat – I just meant that if you don’t have anything to practice beforehand, it can be hard (even for those that are alright with doing hair) to create an updo offhand!  Personally I find it especially hard when you have a lot of hair.  I think some of the ideas above seem good.  Do you know the other bridesmaids very well?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Here are some partial updos that look pretty easy.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

For those pics I just posted, it would help if your hair had a little wave to it. Maybe you could wash it the night before and then braid it while wet and let it dry for a day. Not tiny braids, that would cause kinky waves. Just two big but tight braids would work.

If not, maybe you could use hot rollers.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I agree with everyone else. Just do a ponytail, you can go buy a fancy clip or something to make it more special. My hair is baby fine and straight, it won’t even hold a curl. Since you don’t know how your hair will react with stuff, you might not want to bother with it. You could just wind up wasting time and energy on something that won’t even make it through the ceremony. Another option would be to get a haircut the day of the wedding, It’s risky, but your stylist would be able to fix your hair up and style it for you. (Don’t tell her to pin it up or anything, she might charge you extra for an updo) Hope all goes well, you should post a picture!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You could do a reverse ponytail, its an upgrade to a regular ponytail to make it more sophisticated and interesting. here’s a link from youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJW1aKcgFX4

I would suggest what danadelphia suggested and have waves in your hair by braiding it the night before after you shower. Also, you should probably use a hair tie that is the same color as you hair so it doesn’t stand out so much, or find a decorative one to mask the hair tie that you use to hold you hair together. Good Luck!! I also want to see what you choose to do, please post some pics when you can!!

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