(Closed) Formal Straight Hair?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
11422 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have curly hair but prefer wearing it sleek and straight. I decided to wear my hair up, and sleek, on my wedding day. (DH loves it curly but, thankfully, he didn’t ask to have a say in my wedding day hair, and he also likes when I wear it up.)

This is what I did:

Post # 5
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I vote going for a combo of both of what you want. Vintage straight to waved hair… a la Veronica Lake (swoon).


Post # 6
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My Fiance said the same thing! I showed him a picture of heidi montag’s hair at her wedding, though, and he said that would be a good compromise 😉 

Post # 7
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I did a trial with half up/down and ended up hating it.  So I just went with how I look every day; down with a little bit of wave.  The stylist did a slight bump at my crown with pins for my veil to hold to, but other than that it was all me, and I loved it. 

Post # 9
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@nkatsa:  Thank you!!!  I must confess that I used long extensions to add volume as my hair is very fine, but it’s the same exact color and length as the extensions so very unnoticeable.  As to the stringy question, I have that too. Ha.. well there was a bit of progression.  I’ll show you.


Right after it was done, 330pm:


Then the pictures above, 5pm:

Post ceremony, 7pm (notice its starting already):


Then finally 7:30-330am:



That’s really the trick, at least for me.  Hair down as long as you can, then switch to side pony before it gets too late.  Good luck 🙂

Post # 11
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@nkatsa:  Sure!

Super blurry but you get the gist:


And thanks for the compliment (again!)!  The trick to extensions is to get the most natural looking, color-matched, real hair ones you can get your hands on.  I went with $150 real hair Remy extensions from Sally Beauty.  They provide you with 8 pieces of different widths that your stylist should know how to place properly, and they curl and style just like your real hair.  I’ve done them myself and they’re super easy to put in/out. You just make a part where ever you want them, attach them to the hair already there and clip them in.  They stay put too!  Heres a pic when I put them in for the first time and I have 2 of the 8 in.

Post # 12
1024 posts
Bumble bee

My hair was fairly straight for our wedding – just with a slight wave. Though it’s not the best quality (taken by a friend), here’s a picture that shows my hair style pretty well (and there are a few more in my “WE’RE MARRIED!!” post):

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