Post # 1
So, I had my hair trial yesterday, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. In discussing it with some of my closest girlfriends, ther consensus is love the back, but no tendrils in front.
This is primarily my hair plan for if it rains. If it is sunny I’m thinking just a blow out, or a blow out with big curls. I’m doing a trial with that for the day of my bachelorette.
So what do you guys think?
Post # 2
ctbxbee : My hair texture is so different from yours, so please take this advice with a grain of salt. Your hair looks very frizzy in the back and kinda flat at the top, imo. It doesn’t look very neat. Honestly, if you weren’t in the salon chair in your pictures, I wouldn’t believe it was professionally done. And you clearly have very beautiful long hair! You hairdresser didn’t do any justice by you – I would find another stylist and try again, honestly. Sorry bee.
If you’re looking for the half up-half down wedding look, here’s an inspiration pic that I think would look lovely on you. And depending on your wedding style, you can add in some romantic braids or looser curls.
Post # 3
I think it looks gorgeous and am on the pro-tendrils side.
Post # 4
ctbxbee : wow your hair is TO DIE FOR but I agree with PP that it is frizzy looking. The curled need to be sleeker and neater. Also, I can’t tell exactly what is happening where the hair is pulled back. Is it a bun? I like the tendrils though.
Post # 5
bluecutie00 : Thanks for the feedback. I am going to go through with the second trial with the same stylist and then decide. My hair is naturally very wavy so does tend to frizz easily, the area that looks the most frizzy is the area she was forced to manipulate several times during the trial to see different looks. A hair half up look is my rainy day option, my preference would be to wear my hair down.
duchessofpaon : Thank You! I thought the tendrils made it look less severe, but I think I need to consider more volume around my face anyway.
somathemagical : My stylist used a ponytail holder to hold the half up part of my hair, and pinned the curls around it to hide the ponytail holder.
I went in with wavy hair, I wonder if going in with blown out hair would make a difference.
Post # 6
Sorry bee, you have beautiful hair but this style does not look professional at all. You need way more volume on top and the curls just look flat. I agree with your friends about the front as well. If you want some loose pieces in the front, you’d need to have them trimmed to about chin length.
I would try again with a different stylist.
Post # 7
ctbxbee : did she curl before putting it in the hair tie? I think this photo with a bit of plaiting will give you a similar/cleaner look:
FWIW my trial was satisfactory but the bee feedback helped me go from I like it to I LOVE IT on the day of.
Post # 8
somathemagical : My hair was already curled when she put the hair tie in. I had originally thought I just wanted the top pulled back. So she had done that with pins. When I changed my mind after I saw it and wanted the sides back also, she had to use the hair tie because my hair is so thick.
I really like that pic you shared. It pulls the hair back, but leaves hair framing the face also.
Post # 9
ctbxbee : ahhh that makes sense as to why the curls might not be as sleek if she put them in a tie later. I’ve heard of stylists using an “anchor point” like creating a small pony or bun or even web of pins to allow other hair pins to really stick into and hold tight. You truly have the hair of dreams. It will look so beautiful on the day of. Be vocal. Ask for multiple views. Make suggestions.
Post # 10
Yes im very surprised a stylist did that you cant even tell its been curled with an iron the curls are supposed to be uniform and they just look like a mess i can understand the frizzy part because my natural hair looks like an afro but they do have products for that and the fact that you didnt even go outside is surprising
I dont really like the tendrils but if you like them i would keep them but i would definately look for a different stylist just the fact that she pulled your curled hair through a pony tail sounds unprofessional
Post # 11
I get the look you’re going for, but the execution is a little more “my college roommate did this” than “I paid a professional”. I’d keep looking for a new stylist, this one’s skills aren’t quite up to par.
Post # 12
Bee! Your hair is beautiful and it’s going to look so lovely on the day! I also loved my trial, but then after sharing it with the bees, I asked for some MINOR adjustments (similar to the ones they are suggesting for you) and my hair was so much more than I could have dreamed.
Can’t wait to see the fairytale wedding!
Post # 13
ctbxbee : I agree with PP, your hair is gorgeous but this stylist doesn’t look professionally done. You have dream hair, it should be so easy!
If your hair gets frizzy on the day, try a little shine balm and an ionic curling or flat iron to smooth out the top layer quickly.
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise
ctbxbee : I’m also in the “find another stylist” camp.
My hair is very frizzy/curly/wavy and I’ve had much sleeker results from a pro using a keratin treatment before they used any heat on my hair. However, the texture I’m seeing isn’t my primary concern, here.
You have loads of gorgeous cascading hair, but the view of the front framing your face looks like she put zero effort in. It looks like a ponytail with some tendrils out, and doesn’t frame your face to its best advantage. Having it pulled so harshly and straight back, makes it look unnecessarily severe.
She also left a gap in your hairline that makes it look either like you have a small bald patch, or a badly placed part. I’m also not sure what kind of product she used, but it almost looks wet, in that photo.
I think a better effect would have been created if she took a small section of hair and pin it forward to create a little height in the front. I’m not talking about a huge bump if you aren’t into that, but even just a bit more volume would frame your face to greater effect, even out your hairline so any part or gap wasn’t so apparent and soften the look better than the tendrils do. Something as simple as this:
Personally I don’t think I’d want to use someone who made some of the choices she did. Either with technique, products, or outcome. If you don’t want to find someone else, I’d bring her some photos of what you want both the front and back to look like. Hopefully, it was just a miscommunication and you can end up with a result you love.
Post # 15
I think you should find another stylist instead of wasting money on another trial with her. It doesn’t look professionally done and the curls are lost in each other. The styling looks a bit dated.