Post # 17
I agree with PP sweetrose. It really is a waste of money, especially if it isn’t someone used to working with your hair. And lets be honest, I like it when I do my short hair better than when my hairstylist does my hair, and I have been seeing her for YEARS! Save some money and stress and DIY.
Post # 18
As another pixie cut bride, I say: DON’T GROW IT OUT!!! There is absolutely no need for that; you look beautiful with your pixie and you will on your wedding day, too. Break people’s expectations of what a bride “should” look like and wear the hair that is true to you — you said yourself that long hair isn’t “you”.
I’ve been getting the same reactions from people about growing my hair out. I even thought about it for about 5 minutes but then I realized — why would I? I love my hair the way it is, it suits me perfectly, so why would I change it for the wedding?
You can also totally DIY the styling. When I do mine for special occasions, what I do is take a narrow straightener (I think mine is 3/4″ but the thinner the better) and straighten bits on the top of my head so they get a bit more volume and shape to them. When I pull the straightener through I curve it slightly to the shape of my head so that the hairs are straightened, but laying correctly, if that makes sense?
My Maid/Matron of Honor has short hair and sometimes she does pincurl-type things. They come out like pin waves though because the hair isn’t long enough to make a full curl, and they just add some texture and body to her otherwise stick-straight hair. I may try this soon myself as an experiment, it always looks so great on her.
To get a veil to stay in, you can take a section of hair just below the crown of your head, tease it a bit, and then make maybe 6 or 7 tiny sections of that backcombed hair in a row and section each one off with a tiny rubber hair bands. Then comb a section of smooth hair overtop of that, and put your veil comb in through the whole thing — voilà! The veil will hide any slight messy-ness that might show, and when you want to take it off you can take out the rubber bands and comb through the teased bits and you’re back to normal hair.
Post # 19
DIY nobody knows your hair like you do 🙂
Post # 20
My Bridesmaid or Best Man has hair like yours and got hers styled. I figured it was a waste of money, but it looked gorgeous!
Post # 21
Oh my, don’t go to anyone, it’s NOT IMPOSSIBLE to do it yorself and to make it look amazing. You obviously have good taste to since you went with such a dramatic and statement making haircut that you obviously know your hair better than anyone else, and I would say it would be a waste of money for you to get it done somewhere. Just thought I’d add that in. :]
Post # 22
It looks like you already know how to style it well, so if you feel like you could do whatever you want done as well as a stylist could, do it yourself and save some $$.
I think it’s totally silly to expect that every girl’s hair should be long on her wedding day. I love your pixie cut!!