Post # 1
My hair is a really dark brown with a bit of a mahogany tint (I dye it a dark color that has just a touch of a red shimmer) I want to do like a wavy, beachy, messy updo/low updo. Thing is I am afraid my hair might seem boring. I wonder if I should put red chunks in or some sort of little highlights??? Any ideas to spice the ole do up? lol
Post # 3
@strangewaysherewecome: I also have dark hair and I was wondering the same thing. I was thinking of getting some mid-level highlights just to give my hair dimension, but Im kind of afraid of committing to that, even for the day. I spoke with my hair stylist and she made a good suggestion: use clip in hair extensions! They come in all colors are made of real hair so you can curl them, etc, and I think that’s what I might do so I don’t have to get permanent highlights. Anyways, I thought I would throw that out there as a suggestion.
Post # 4
I think if you do something too bright or chunky you might end up looking at your pictures 20 years from now and wondering “what was I thinking?!”
I would avoid anything trendy, since trends fade so fast. I have dark hair that is ombre at the bottom, which is my all time favorite hair style, and is really hot right now, but I know that in ten years it will be so out, so I’m dying it all dark brown for the wedding. I wouldn’t try anything too extreme close to the wedding, but stick with what you know looks good.
This is a photo from my wedding planner’s facebook, this girl has dark hair with a little red, and she has a messy updo. I think it would be cute to add a little headband with some beading or something.
At the end of the day, whatever makes you feel the most beautiful is what’s important!
Post # 5
@leigh08: holy cow!!! I love that!!! thank you!
@SugerPlum: that is a good idea! I will def. look into it. Thanks!!!
Post # 6
I have dark brown/black hair and I think that as long as it’s shiny and healthy, it’s not going to look dull, boring or flat. There’s really no need to get highlights.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii
@zippeylef: oh my stars, you ( and your hair ) are BEAUTIFUL. 🙂
I’m a fellow dark locked bride and agree that glossy looking versus highlights make for some stunning photographs. 🙂
Post # 8
@zippylef: yea, you can def. pull it off… but when I see it on me… it just seems… lacking… I want whatever it is to be suttle though… just some dimensions…
Post # 9
try getting some highlights/lowlights about 3 weeks before the wedding. Then do a trial (if you were going to).
That way you can see if you like it and then fix it if you don’t.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Just for reference, I have very dark brown hair and my colorist added caramel hilights.
Post # 11
I have dark hair too… And I just went with my hair like normal for the wedding 🙂 Here are some pictures… Any highlights you see are just how God made my hair, they’re natural… It’s never been dyed 🙂
Post # 12
very pretty guys… I think the caramel highlights look great!