(Closed) Engagement Pictures Hair Situation…What did you do?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I usually wear my hair down and I wanted to look like myself in my e-pics, so I wore it the way I normally do. I did get it colored and trimmed a few days before, which helped. Personally, I didn’t think it was worth it to get it styled professionally–I’m glad I didn’t, either, because it ended up being super humid and my hair got kind of frizzy anyway! Plus,  kind of wanted to save spending on professional hair and makeup for the actual wedding.

Maybe you could do it down yourself with some good product and put it up later if it starts to droop a little later. I definitely recommend bringing a comb or brush with you, though, especially if you’ll be outside.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sorry–double post!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I wore mine down, and brought a brush!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i curled mine myself (with FH helping in the back!). my hair falls flat super quickly, but taking my time and using tons of hairspray definitely helped and it looked great the whole day. i also got a highlight and trim about 4 days prior.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I wore my hair down and a hat lol. I didn’t have to worry too much about my hair and I’ve gotten tons of compliments on that hat! The reason I wore the hat is because it was a winter engagement shoot, so it fit.

I think it’s up to you… if you’re really worried about it, perhaps start trying to style it on your own now? Do a few trials, and if you really don’t like anything you’re doing on your own, perhaps consider hiring someone to do your hair for you.

Do you have a flat iron? Have you considered straightening your hair? 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have terrible hair, so I wore it up (as usual).  I dont think u need to go to a salon.  I wanted to look how I normally look b//c I will be more done up for the wedding.  If you bring a brush and a mirror you could change styles and go from all down to half-up, etc.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I actually just scheduled my hair appointment for my e-pics.  I’m going to a school so it’s only costing me $6.  If you have one in your area it might be worth it just to avoid the stress of doing it yourself.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I wouldnt do it much different than you would everyday.. Like I normally wear mine down straight or curled.. I will prolly have it curled in the e pics.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wore mine down and straight and also brought a brush. Which was a good thing because it was really windy during our pictures!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wore my hair regular…I have dreadlocks lol…I did curl the ends somewhat but mostly i looked like my normal self 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I wore mine down for half the photos, then put it half up for the rest of the photos – just to have some different options.  I’m really happy I did 2 different styles!  To echo everyone else, bring a brush for sure!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Petunia123: I wore mine down, however, I have one warning, I have long hair, and at the time, side swoop bangs.  It was windy out, and that def caused problems with some of the shots.  As, I had my head at odd angles now and again, tryign to fight the wind from blowing my hair around.  Idk if I would have done it any differently, all I am saying is it could result in less ‘usable’ images.  I know it did for me.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Haha mine are today, and I opened this thread, immediately realized I needed to shower so it would dry in time, and just came back to read and respond.

I have super curly hair, and usually the curls are nice but disorganized.  If I put in effort to spend 15 minutes twirling all the curls around my finger, then end up more organized in ringlets.  So that’s what I did today – basically my regular style, but a little neater.  We’re also going to be outside, but I can’t exactly brush my curly hair, so I’m hoping it’s not horribly windy.  Luckily it’s a beautiful cloudless day, there’s fresh snow everywhere, and it’s about 45 degrees.  So even though we’ll be chilly in our light sweaters, I think we’re going to get gorgeous pics!

 

ETA – I think I’ll bring bobby pins, so if it’s windy I can put my hair back a little.  Frankly, it might be nice to have the different style regardless, so we’ll see.

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