(Closed) Hair – problems with updo, they all look the same from the front?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3332 posts
Sugar bee

You can definitely change the front of your hair, depending on your style.  I’ve seen lots of different looks–smoother, more volume, with a part, no part, middle part, etc.  I don’t  have bangs, but even I tried a couple of things–using my part, brushing it all straight back, etc.  If I were you, I’d check around and look at some photos and try some different things out.  These are all pretty different looks–and all updos:





I’d suggest looking around to try to find more styles and then trying them out to see if you like them!  There are TONS of possibilities!

Post # 4
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I found these on the knot: I feel the same way as you – my hair looks better/more flattering down, but I like the idea of an updo.

Loosen Up  Reception Removing the pins from this curled and twisted style gives your hair a long, lush look for the party.  Champagne quartz drop earrings, sonyaooten.com; diamond, pearl, and green amethyst necklace, alexisbittar.com

Loosen Up  Ceremony An updo that starts off a little bit loose -- the kind that looks better when every lock isn’t perfectly in place -- can be dramatically and easily transformed.  Baroque pearl drop earrings, miriamhaskell.com; freshwater pearl hai...

Post # 5
1490 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

How about a side bun or something you could see from the front? I’m having my hairdresser make a centered bun, but one a low chignon one wide enough to be seen from the front. You could also add height, like Audrey Hepburn’s updo in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and that would definitely be visible from the front. My hairdresser is also doing side “twirls” for me, twisting the hair together horizontally back, which gives a bit of variation from the front.

Post # 6
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I was having the same problem so my girl suggested a slightly asymmetrical low loose bun off to the side. It’s much cuter from the front. I am going to do a middle part, but she put some rollers in them for a bit to give it some lift on top — v nice!

Post # 7
1044 posts
Bumble bee

Do you want the name of my stylist? She came to San Diego for the day of my wedding but she’s there in the LA area and really worked miracles on my hair. (And this is even with sweat and wind from the golf course).


Post # 8
13 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

I do agree, but I really don’t want to fuss with my hair being down on my wedding day. My hair is fine, it curls naturally, but I think as no body. I searched for many hair up-do and when you fine the one, you’ll know it. Attached is some of my inspiration and then my trial……. hope this helps a little 🙂

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Post # 9
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

it sounds like you want something framing your face but swept up in the back.  could you keep the front part of your hair as long-ish bangs by cutting some long layers into it and not including it in the upsweep? I can’t explain it and haven’t really seen photos. most updo’s seem much more controlled and structured but it’s what i get when i try to braid my hair since the front is not long enough to be braided yet.. it kinda falls around my face – but in chunky locks of hair and not tendrils.. ooh maybe that’s it.. having locks pulled down around your face rather than just tendrils? will a dishevelled (sp?) or deconstructed updo work for you?

Post # 10
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

For more inspiration try thinking about vintage styles – in the 30’s they did very sweet pin curls all around the front. In the 50’s they did the bouffant in front (similar to the current “bump-its” style).

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