Post # 1
Our engagement pictures are coming up in less than a month and I’m struggling to figure out how I want my hair look. I’ve been working on growing my hair out for the wedding, so unfortunately it’s at that weird stage where it does random flippies that are uncontrollable when I leave it down.
So I’m considering other options for what to do with my hair. Do I pull it half up? Should I just go for the normal every day pony tail that I normally wear? Or should I fork up the money and go to a salon for them to do some kind of magic to make it actually look good for more than 30 minutes when its all down?
I know I’m over analyzing this, but I really dont want to look back at these pictures and have lame hair. Any tips on this?
How did you decide what to do with your hair on your engagement pics day? Did you do your hair yourself or go to a salon?
Post # 3
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 # 5
I wore mine down, and brought a brush!
Post # 6
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
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 # 8
Thanks for the advice. You all have beautiful hair in the pictues posted. I will definately be bringing a brush (although honestly I didn’t even think of that before you guys mentioned it..hehe).
And saving some money buy NOT getting it styled the day of is always a plus. I’ll do some trials on my own and see how it ends up looking. My hair is ridiculously straight…stringy straight. So maybe with some strategic teasing and spraying I can get it to look like it has some volume. I’m so envious of anyone with curls or even waves.
Post # 9
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
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
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
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
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
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
@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
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.