Post # 1
I had the hardest time figuring out my hair for the wedding. Having it down or half down won’t work with my hair – it’s long, straight, and superthin, and getting even a bit of volume is almost impossible. So my choices seem to be a low updo or a high updo.
I had a high updo at my high school graduation, so I have a good idea of what this would look like. My mom is really pushing for me to do something similar for the wedding. However, I really want a less formal, more relaxed style. The high updo reminds me of a Cinderella princess look, which I most definitely want to avoid. (see below photo – I’m on the left)
So for my hair trial, I requested a low-do. I thought it looked gorgeous in inspiration photos.
But I’m not sure about how it came out. I think it looks nice from the side / back.
But from the front, you can’t see the bun, so it almost looks like I have no hair! It looked fine in real life, but photos are a different story. I don’t want to look like a boy in every photo from the front! But I am so reluctant to go back to the high updo 🙁
I would really appreciate your thoughts and advice.
Post # 3
I think it looks fine. Keep in mind that you’ll be made up and dressed up on your wedding day too, so it’ll be the whole look coming together, not just your hair. And personally, I’m not a huge fan of high updos – they scream “prom” to me.
If you want to change it, maybe you could pull back the bang type pieces on the side so that there’s even more volume around your crown, like the way it is in your inspiration photo.
Post # 4
This is going to sound odd, but maybe a bit more “poofy” on the bottom? What I mean by that is, if you look at your inspiration photo her hair is more flared out (though the point may be moot since she’s at an angle), but if it were fuller bodied at the bottom it may solve the issue.
ETA: I do want to echi what was said above. On the day of, it won’t just be your hair!
Post # 5
With really straight hair, I think you are going to have a hard time achieving the look in your inspiration. I have wavy, slightly coarse hair, and that is how I can get that soft around the face look she has.
Post # 6
Just want to add that you look beautiful! I think you are 100% correct in going for a lower more relaxed look than an up-do! But I think you can find a do that gives you more OOMPH! Is there any chance that you’re interested in half up/half down—I think it would really flatter you!
Post # 7
I think you look gorgeous. I had a similar hairstyle in high school and know what you mean about not wanting it to look so ‘formal.’ How about an updo which sits higher but is a soft, romantic look? You could have a similar style to the magazine photo but ask them to pin the bun higher up, closer to the crown, so you get more ‘oomph.’ A softer part, further to the side, might also be a way to get the look you’re going for. Sure you’ll look beautiful whichever style you choose!
Post # 8
My daughter had the same issue with her first trial. Since most pictures will be taken of the front and not the back of your head, she needed more volume and height. If its exagerated early on,more than likely it will soften some throughout the day.
Have another trial if you can and have them take the bun area higher,having your veil go from under it instead of over. It may give you just what you want without being too much like prom hair. Good luck!
Post # 9
I would avoid the “high up do”. I like your trial and maybe the day of you can ask to have not be so tightly pulled back? You may run the risk that having it looser like that will cause it to more easily fall down.
Post # 10
maybe more body/teasing? it’s kind of … flat against your head.
very technical terms, I know, but I’m no stylist, haha. the girl in the picture’s hair looks kind of poofy – almost frizzy but in a good way – but yours is more smooth/flat.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
What if you bring the updo around to the side, like this, but not quite as extreme? It’s kind of the same, but you’ll be able to see it from the front.
Post # 12
I had a similar problem with my hair trial. I thought I really liked it at the time, but when I went home and looked at pictures, I was totally not feeling the front of it, and wasn’t in love with the side view either. It was too flat and not enough going on. I’m going back for a second trial.
I agree with the suggestion to do a side updo, which is what I am doing. It helps to be able to see some of the hair from the front view.
Post # 13
I like the look that danadelphia put up. I have the same type of hair- long, straight, thin. But if you put some curl in my hair and have it in an updo, the curl holds. You should try it too! That way you will see more hair. It will make it a softer, more romantic look.
Post # 14
I agree you look beautiful!! If you want to keep the low updo. I would say the same as danadelphia and bring it to the side or maybe it poof the bottom part a little more. or maybe both. I don’t know. But judging from the inspirational pic it actually looks like she has her hair a little more to one side, because she turned a little bit but you can really see the full body of teh hair.
Post # 15
If you have long hair, why not show it off? I had my hair down and curled and a few pieces pulled up on the sides….(pic below). You are so young and that hairstyle to me looks more mature….IMO. Just a suggestion!