(Closed) Vietnamese brides: how are you wearing your hair?

posted 9 years ago in South East Asian
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Great subject.  I’m struggling with the same situation.  I like to wear my hairs down for the white gown but this style doesn’t look nice with the traditional hat.  I was thinking to go with 2 different styles.  updo for the tradional outfit for the tea ceremony and then wear them down loose the gown but it’s soooo exprensive to do it twice….  Don’t know what to do???

 

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I haven’t done my hair trial yet, but my stylist recommended a half-up half-down style to wear with the Khan Dong. I think that would work for you lockat if you plan on wearing your hair down. It would probably just require you to remove a few bobby pins and your hair would be loose. I would recommend bringing the khan dong with you at the hair trial and testing out different styles.  I’ve only seen it worn with an updo, but I think it might work with loose hair.

On the other hand, You might just have to bite the bullet and ask for your stylist to come back for a touch-up because even if you get a style that works with both your ao dai and your wedding gown, you might have a mild case of hat head. That’s what I’m planning on doing because I am completely hopeless when it comes to my hair.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i’m only having an american ceremony, but will be changing into an ao dai during the reception. i’ve seen girls wear the khan dong with their hair down… it looks OK, but a little off.

i’m planning on wearing my hair half up-half down for most of the day, then just putting it into a bun for the ao dai.  then i’ll let it back down afterwards. it won’t be perfect, but i’m not going to pay for my stylist to come back. plus, with all of my BMs, one of them will be armed with a curling iron to fix any major mistakes.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

i had the same problem but i only wore the ao dai and khan dong for pictures before the ceremony. since this was only a small portion of the day and most people would not see it, i wore my hair for the look i wanted with my american wedding gown. i wore it in a low chignon to the side, maybe not the best style with the kahn dong, but it didn’t look too bad. i was worried about hat hair, but i had it on for such a short period that my hair was fine. if you want to see pictures, just PM me.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Hi!  I know this thread is old but I need some ideas.  Does anyone have pictures of how they wore their hair??

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m wearing an ao dai, but only after supper during the reception. And with no hat.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m leaving my hair down and slightly waved for the Western ceremony but for the Tea ceremony (should we choose to have one), I’ll probably just twist my hair up and bobby pin in a few places–with the Khanh Dong on, you can’t really tell what the rest of your hair looks like since it’s going to be obscured by the LARGE BRIM of the Khanh Dong 😉

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Any recommended make-up artist, hair stylist, photographer in san jose, CA area?

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I had an up do which worked with my khanh dong and my white dress.  I had to wear the ao dai for the Buddhist ceremony and house blessing for my husband’s side of the family (they’re Vietnamese).  Then during my reception, I had my white dress but had I had to changed into my traditional cultural dress which required my whole head to be wrapped so it was just easier to have the same up do for the whole day. 

My hair held up from 7am until mid-night so props for my make up artist Katie B.  She’s a professional make up artist that have worked with a lot of asian clients. 

You can see here work here:

 

http://www.facebook.com/heartskbc?v=photos#!/photos.php?id=155968961080058

She’s pricey but well worth it.

 

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Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I realize this thread was posted 3 years ago, but I was googling for this same question, on how to wear hair for Vietnamese brides in the traditional tea ceremony outfit. I found this pic of a Vietnamese bride who actually wore her hair down:

 

If there are anymore Vietnamese brides out there with PICTURES of their hair with the Khan Dong, that would be great. I don’t want an updo either.

 

=T

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