Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Up or Down?

I am trying to finalize where, when and how I will get ready for the Wedding Ceremony and Fiesta Reception 2 days later. I don't have many skills when it comes to hair and make-up so planing a splurge and seeking out the professionals. I think I have the where and when in order but am asking for some advice on the how.

Hair up or down? I created this inspiration board using Bridal Canvas (like my favorite Polyvore - only just wedding related photos).

I am trying to grow out my hair and right now it is just below my shoulders. When I cut it this summer I thought I would have plenty of time to grow it out long but now am a little worried. I also currently have bangs but am making the commitment not to trim them in case I need/want longer bangs for the wedding do.

I have previously talked about some sort of flower or feather hair accessory, this is still in the works but should I incorporate it with a loose and natural looking up-do? or long flowy loose locks with just the sides pulled up? I think this kind of accessory would work with either hair style but knowing how I want the hair will help me decide on how large or small of an accessory to get.
Any suggestions?


Krista said...

Well - do you ever wear your hair up? Do you like the way it looks? If you don't, could you get someone to style your hair up (for free, or a friend for free, or a cheap trial)?

When you (or a stylist) does your hair, can your hair maintain waves / curves? The pictures listed are wavy / flowy. Can your hair hold those waves/curls?

I'm going to do an updo or a half-updo because I don't think my hair would maintain the waves all day without going flat / lifeless. But I like updos, and I like the way I look in updos.

I hope those questions help you focus on what you want.

Blablover5 said...

I'd say that it depends on what it is that makes you look like you.

So many people like to push an updo just because it's more traditional or to them looks more polished but I hate having my hair up, and even though I had a veil I did part up and part down.

Maybe you could ask a friend who's talented in the hair department to help you try out a few different styles and see which you like more.

Once A Bride said...

I really like the middle top 'do. I can't really tell a lot from your pic, but it looks like you'd look good with your hair up. :)

melissa said...

Thanks for the great ideas! I have always wanted naturally wavy hair like the photos. But in reality it would take alot of hairspray to make this type of look happen. Hmm... this might look okay in photos but make me feel sort of like a robot walking around stiff all day.

I do think I want an updo. My dress has a structured color that might be best shown off with my hair up. Once I get it I will have to try out some ideas.

Krista said...

Definitely try it out - I agree - solid hairspray to keep the waves does not sound very comfortable.

Rachel said...

I know this is a little late, but I vote for wearing your hair up. For me, I liked the change as I always wear my hair down. Plus, I liked having it out of the way, out of my face, etc.
My hairstylist teased my hair, sprayed it, then curled it with a big curling iron, and then pinned up the curls (almost individually). On top of that - more hairspray. It was a little annoying at first, but then I just forgot about it and all was good. It held in place for the night, although it did get a little softer as the night wore on. But I think if you were to go and have a hair trial (and be sure to specify that you want to walk out of there with an updo, sprayed in place), you would be able to judge for yourself.

Hannah Noel said...

ooh- I like the top middle one!