Post # 16
Adding my vote to team “please find another stylist”. There are a couple sample pictures above of models who have thick hair, but still have very polished looking curls. No tendrils, more volume, and get those curls looking silky and frizz-free, and I think the half up/half down style will work well for you.
Post # 17
You have absolutely gorgeous hair. I am Not a fan of the trial though. The curls look frizzy to me. They should look bouncy and shiney. Also, it looks like she used too much product on the front /tendrils which makes it look flat and greasy. With your pretty hair length, texture, and color, I think You can find someone who can do a much better job. I love The idea of the hair style, but I think The execution of your vision was flawed.
Post # 18
You have beautiful hair but it looks frizzy/a lot of dead ends. Is there a salon near you that carries Olaplex? A stand-alone treatment would do wonders on your hair, and the weekly at home no3 treatment will keep the dry frizzies away. Def check it out; your hair would look amazing.
Post # 19
Thank you all so much for your feedback. I don’t think I really went in with a true vision of what I wanted, as this was more of a backup plan trial. We ended up changing up a lot of what I originally asked her to do when I saw it and changed my mind. Your comments and points are all valid and I appreciate them very much. We’re it not for the big changes I had made during the hair trial, I would be much less forgiving of my stylist.
The next trial will be what I actually would ideally like to have for my wedding day look. And you have given me a lot to address at my next trial. I am really lucky, in that I do have very long, thick and non-processed hair.
Here are a few pics of the look we’ll be going for at my next trial, which is what I am hoping will be my wedding day look.
Post # 20
I’m really bad at doing hair. Like, I schedule a blow out with my hairdresser pretty much every time I need my hair to look really good. And I’m sad to say, I could have done your hair in that first picture. The curls are messy and don’t even follow the same pattern. Was she holding the curling iron in different directions each time?
Post # 21
bewitched : Your reply just made me laugh out loud! And your point noted!
Post # 22
ctbxbee : I am in the same boat as bewitched : I can barely brush my own hair (thank gosh it is straight as a board lol)
I would continue with the 2nd trial if you are so inclined, but I’d also find another person, just in case
Post # 23
I agree with a lot of the posters so far: curls aren’t defined enough, need more volume on top, etc. One thing I noticed though that I’m not sure has been addressed is that it’s odd that there’s a small amount of hair underneath that looks almost entirely straight, when the main section of hair is so curly. If you’re going for a half-up/half-down look, the section that’s down still needs to look a lot more similar to the hair that’s up. At the very least, the hair that’s down needs to be wavy curly. In the picture, it looks a bit like she started curling & then stopped halfway through.
I do think that whatever style you decide to do, you’re going to need to put a lot more moisture into your hair for it to hold, especially if there’s any humidity in the air. I have curly hair as well, and it’s always said that curly hair is more fragile & needs more moisture than other hair types. I use an extremely hydrating shampoo & conditioner, and sometimes comb through a little bit of argon oil if it still seems dry. Whether you decide to go for a curly half-up style or sleek waves, your hair will look much better if it’s generally hydrated.