Post # 1
I had no idea it was possible to have “-1” comments on a thread on WeddingBee, but I just attempted to post one, and it appears to have swallowed everything I wrote …?!?!
Anyhow: I’m planning to do my own hair and makeup, and I would like to try to create a modified version of a style I saw Duchess Kate wear recently (pics on this link:
except that I would like to do kind of a half-up, half-down style rather than the chignon. I’ve just started experimenting, and I’ve got time to fool around with it, but I’d be really grateful for some pointers if anyone out there has any expertise in this type of style.
In particular, I know I will probably need to use some type of styling product, which I never use on a day-to-day basis. My hair is long and decently thick, but the texture is pretty fine and slippery. Recommendations? Thanks!
Post # 3
There’s a tutorial here: http://shine.yahoo.com/beauty/look-kate-middletons-braided-updo-220700360.html. Not sure how good it is though! They don’t mention mousse but I would absolutely have to use it to get this kind of volume in my hair. Do you know what you want to do with the part of your hair that you’re leaving down? Straight, curled, soft waves?
Post # 4
that’s really! hair that is freshly washed is more slippery and has more fly-aways, so to get the best results, let your hair get a little bit dirty before you do anything with it. hair always looks better and is more cooperative the day after it’s been washed.
Post # 5
@autumnvee: Awesome, thanks to both of you for the tips! I need to play around a bit to figure out what to do with the back. My hair is naturally very straight, but I do kind of like curls for special occasions. Fiance likes it best down and loose, but I will need to anchor the comb for my veil into something, so compromising with half-up half-down. I’ll practice it a couple of times over the next few months and see what works best.
Post # 6
Check out this youtube channel. There are a ton of great tutorials, alot like your inspiration.