Post # 1
Okay, so I had my hair trial last week and I HATED the way it came out. For some reason, the back and the curls looked fine, but the front just looked like a beehive on top of my head. I didn’t have the same piecey/wavy swept back look the picture does.
I would go somewhere else, but I’m getting married in a REALLY small town, e.g. “the land of no other choice,” so I have to find a way to tell this girl how to fix this for next time!
Keep in mind the first time she did it it was about an INCH TALLER on top my head and completely a frizzy pile of hair in front. After much management we got a little closer, but I’m still nowhere near satisfied. So long story short, I really need to know what they did to the front of this girls hair to get this look? Hairstylists opinions would be especially appreciated. Thanks!
This is the hair I asked for: http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?keywordText=amaya&keywordType=any&page=0&pageSize=12&style=R1033
This is the hair I got (see attachment).
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Post # 4
It doesn’t look as piecey. also in theother pic, it looks more like waves than curls.
Post # 5
She might have teased it too much so that way it wouldn’t move a lot and keep the shape and that’s where she lost the piecey-ness.
Post # 6
Agreed that some product to make it more piecey and maybe maybe giving it more of a part would help. Also, look how her hair is pulled back. It looks like it’s probably pinned right above and behind her ears and I would guess that yours is pulled into a half-ponytail. Hers looks like it’s probably all down in the back and just the front is pinned.
I’m guessing you really have your heart set on this look? It looks like a very high maintenance style that might not wear very well. I think the right product is very important. I’m not a hair person though so I don’t have any good recommendations but maybe check out Bedhead products?
Post # 7
I noticed it might be two pins as well. I think that’s part of the difference also… that’s how the part in the middle of the hairstlye I want was created. I also agree she WAY over teased it. Just a little teasing for some lift maybe? And some Gel? She didn’t use any Gel or mouse, just a little bedhead after the fact to try to fix the frizz she created. Hmmm.
Post # 8
The hair is too big on the top and there is not enough volume on the bottom. I think that you need to even things out by having the hair on the top be less pouffy. Have you tried hair extensions. I bought mine at Sally’s Beauty Supply and had my hairstylist use the clip-on hair extensions to give me more volume.
Post # 9
I think the biggest factor here is that the model is almost certainly wearing a big hair extension to get that fullness in the loose curls. It’s very easy to add a hair piece, you just clip it in and no one is the wiser. I would look into getting one, as I think a contributing factor here is that the top is out of proportion with the bottom. I got a quality real hair extension on my wedding day for about $40. Making the bottom fuller would help balance it out.
Post # 10
I agree with those who have noticed that your stylist did more of a curly look, whereas the other look is a little more piecey. Did she use hot rollers or a curling iron? I’ve actually seen stylists use two different curling irons to try to make a curly look less structured and more piecey.
I also think that where your hair is pinned back is different than the other photo. Did she pull it back on each side or use a ponytail or something? I think in the photo, each side is pinned back individually and it’s pinned around her ear, so the volume isn’t just at the top of the head.
I think extensions could work, but I also think you can get the volume you’re looking for without them, with the right styling.
Post # 11
Thanks for all the help everyone! I agree with everything except the hair extensions… im pretty sure I don’t need them. I should have taken a picture of the back so you could so how THICK my hair is. It’s usually to the point its hardly manageable … I just didn’t pull any pieces to the front for this picture. Thanks again … I really hope she figures it out!
Post # 12
I am not sure if you have any natural curl but if you do you know not to brush it at all to get that look. I have a little curl in my hair and I am wanting more curls so what I do is take small section and twist them up and bobby pin them in your hair when it is still damp. Sleep on it and then next morning you will have big full hair without teasing. If they tease your hair to get the look they have to do it underneath…never on TOP! It will have a producty look when finished instead of a flowy look. Hope it helps.
Post # 13
You might also try having the stylist curl your entire head of hair before styling, not just the back part. That would give the top the “piecey-ness” without needing so much teasing.
Good luck, I’m sure you’ll be gorgeous for your wedding!
Post # 14
I would say try and do a second trial if you can to make sure she can get it how you want it!
Post # 15
The picture of the one you want looks more parted in the middle and not pulled up and tight on the sides but flows very loosely into the back
Post # 16
I agree that it’s not balanced like the model photo – her hair is longer. I think just ask for less volume up top, otherwise it’s beautiful!!