Post # 1
I am having such a dilemma! I have naturally curly hair, and have not found anyone in my city who can actually style curly hair! In fact, I do it better than ANYONE… and I have gone to some of the top salons in the area!
I’m sceptical to do my own hair on the day of my wedding because of stress, and knowing me I’ll catch myself on fire or something. I would also love to just sit in a chair and be pampered over instead of having to worry about how my hair looks.
Any of you in a similar situation? What are you doing about it?
Post # 3
Well from one kurly to another, I am planning an updo. This is my plan, I will straighten my hair out the night before. The following day, have an updo done by my stylist.As much as i would love to do some style with my hair down, the heat in Southern Cali would cause my hair to be completely crazy.since my ceremony is outside. Thus far, I am thinking these pics as an updo, but nothing is set in stone
Post # 4
I’m a curly-haired bride and am also going with an updo! The transformation from curly to sleek makes the style that much more suprising:)
Post # 5
I must say this thread got the ball rolling. I called today to book my hair appointment. I’m so excited!
Post # 6
I’m not a curly haired bride (I have just enough curl to frizz out completely with a little humidity, but not enough to make ringlets), but my sister has serious curls. Like Kerri Russel circa 1999 curls! She’s my Maid/Matron of Honor, so we’ve been stressing over how she’s going to wear her hair for a July wedding in Cincinnati. We’ve talked about doing something like kurlynut’s first photo. Letting it curl up, load with product, and pull it up gently for a super romantic look. She’ll probably show me up in the hair department!
Post # 7
I have super kinky frizzy curly hair that I don’t like and rarely ever wear curly outside of my house! Im worried about getting it styled because I straighten it better than anyone else ever can. they just dont get close enough to the roots to get them straight and sometimes they miss pieces so there are little waves here and there. So I’m thinking I’m going to straighten it myself the day before (with my t3 straightener…the greatest invention known to man or at least to me…it is my life saver) then I am going to them them curl it with a curling iron and tease it at the top and hair spray it. I want a down do.. kinda like in the picture. That I did myself, but i know on the wedding day I’ll be so stressed out I dont even want to have to think about doing my own hair. But i know if I leave it all to them (the straightening mainly) then It wont be good enough!
Usually if I put artificial curl in it it stays very well and stops the hair from making its own curls again!!
Post # 8
I have natural curly hair (I’m the redhead below) and here’s some inspiration pics I’m taking to my stylist.
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Post # 9
@Courtney: I completely relate. I just do my hair waaay better than anyone… Sometimes I wonder if its because they are all cheap on the product or something. When I straighten my hair, I really need to put a lot of hold in it, or little pieces curl up like a halo.
I really want to wear my hair curly. I have what are known as botticelli curls, and I seriously love them, I just wish I could find someone who could do it for me….sigh…. I hope you ladies have better luck than I!
Post # 10
SO Glad you posted this – I have hair like phishphan419’s – only dark brown. I don’t straighten my hair and since the humidity here is almost always 100%, I’m at a loss. Can’t wait to see more ideas!
Post # 11
I have really curly hair. I’ve had such bad experiences with salons that I now cut my own hair. They always leave me a FRIZZY disaster. I’ve given up on salons
I also DIYed my hair for my wedding. I wore it 1/2 up.
You can see pics that I uploaded to the gallery here:
Rosychicklet’s DIY Makeup
Lace, A-line dress
For my sister’s wedding I wore my hair up- again DIY. Here are some pictures:
Post # 12
a friend has a lot of hair and for her wedding her hairdresser kind of sewed it to hold it all up and she had some curls kind of escaping intentionally. it was very cool and she had to cut one string and the whole thing camre out! Way better than the bobby pin hunt! Sooo cool!
Post # 13
I am going to have mine down but pinned back so that it doesn’t get in my face. I found that when finding a stylist it is best to find someone who has curly hair. I actually found a husband and wife team and the wife has curly hair. But I know your pain because for the longest time I had people who would oh and awe at my hair but had no idea how to cut or style it.
Post # 14
anyone else have hairdressers make them look like a poodle? or tell you when you were little that you looked like Shirley temple? Or that people pay thousands for hair like yours? I used to have stylists dry my hair so it was like a sphere of curls. And then play with it.
Post # 15
I’m definitely a curly-haired girl that can’t get away from the frizz. Although I would have love a beautiful style with my hair down in loose curls — it wasn’t going to happen in Florida — EVEN IN JANUARY! (it was like 70-80 degrees!)
I slicked my hair back into an updo — but not too uptight looking — and loved it! it gives you a nice, different look. I added flowers and I got many comments on my hair. I loved it and it was out of my face so I could dance without worry! 🙂
Post # 16
Ugh…I totally have your problem fab! I’ve been in a ton of weddings, and for some reason, no one can do my hair like I do it. I finally asked a friend to do it who has the same type of hair that I do, and she knew exactly what to do. I find that those who don’t have the same hair type don’t always know what to do with curly hair. I’ve only had one stylist ever know how to do my hair.
For my wedding, I had my Maid/Matron of Honor straighten mine the night before, and then forced my hairdresser to curl each and every piece. I had a ton of product in it, but I feel as if they never use enough (like you said). So while my hair had a ton of stuff in it, she curled it the way I wanted it and pinned it for me. We practiced about 3 times before the wedding so I got exactly what I wanted. Don’t give up on finding someone…sometimes the cheapest stylist does the best work!