Post # 1
My Fiance has told me that he’s really not fond of curly hair and would prefer for my hair to just be “how it normally looks” for the wedding day, which is just straight and down (and I’ve got really fine Asian hair!). It’s sweet that he thinks I look pretty just the way I am when I roll out of bed, but there’s no way that’s happening on my wedding day! haha.
I don’t think he’ll understand if I try to explain to him that girls like to dress up for other girls and for ourselves and not just to please the groom, but I do want him to be happy with the look. I still would like to be a little bit fancy and was originally planning to go half-up/half down and curly/wavy. Has anyone seen or done hairstyles that might be able to strike a compromise between these two different visions?
It seems like traditionally “formal” hair is almost always curly, does anyone have good examples of formal straight hair, or maybe a simple half up/half down hairstyle?
Post # 3
Bump! Anyone have any ideas?
Post # 4
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
I vote going for a combo of both of what you want. Vintage straight to waved hair… a la Veronica Lake (swoon).
Post # 6
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
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 # 8
@Brielle: Very classy!
@ccantics: I love the vintage waves! So pretty.
@Miss Stella: that’s hilarious that he said the same thing! I was shocked that he had such a strong opinion on it. I was like “what does it matter? just worry about your own outfit.” haha.
@KristenGotMarried: You look gorgeous!! I guess I’ve just never seen myself with a glammed up version of my everyday hair, so I couldn’t visualize how it would work. But you look amazing! How did you keep it looking great all day? My hair tends to get flat and stringy as the day wears on, so that was my concern about being all down and striaght.
For girls that do the simple straight hair but still want a little bit of glamour, would it all be in the hair accessories then? I think this is simple but beautiful…
Post # 9
@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:
ENTER SIDE PONY WITH HOMEMADE FASCINATOR TO SAVE THE NIGHT
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 # 10
@KristenGotMarried: You’re a genius!! What a great idea to do a subtle switch before the stringy can take effect. Do you have a pic of what the side pony looks like from the front?
And you definitely cannot tell that there are any extensions, it looks completely natural and gorgeous. How does that work? They put them in under your hair at the scalp before styling? I’m trying to grow out my hair as long as possible before the wedding (right now it’s a few inches below the shoulders), but because it’s sooo fine, the longer it gets, the stringier it gets, which always bugs me. It might really help to look into extensions for the wedding day to fill it out.
Post # 11
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
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):