For reference, here is a picture of my hair, today:
It's the longest it's probably ever been, and I've done this intentionally for the wedding. As you can see here, my hair can be pretty frizzy, and my style is pretty simple (I like to call it 'air dry on the subway when you're running late to work').
For the wedding, I'd like to have some sort of side-chignon that is fairly natural looking. I don't want my hair slicked to my head, as the frizzies don't like that, and I've found in my life it's better to embrace the frizz than to try and deny it.
Here are some of the styles I plan on bringing with me to the salon. I can't wait to share how the trial goes!
This first one I pinned on Pinterest for the hairstyle at the top. I love the structured, yet totally natural and organic feel to this up-do
|Source / Photo by Ana Santos|
|Source / (clockwise from upper left corner): 1 Twigs & Honey, 2 and 4-10 via Pinterest, 3 The Knot|
This is the look in the top that I'm interested in. My love of SMG may be slightly involved here. Buffy, anyone?
This next up-do I'm looking at for the structure of the bun, but I'd want mine pulled to the side more:
I love the body in Taylor Swift's hair here, but I'm probably going to want to have my hair straight - but if a wave in my hair achieves more of the natural look I want, then this wouldn't be half bad either:
Finally, Jessica Alba's structure in the front is almost exactly what I hope to have, I'm just going to have to hope it works with a veil and flower in my hair:
These lucky ladies! They get so many chances to have an up-do done for different events, it's easy to experiment with different styles. I can't think of many more events in my life where I'll have an up-do, so this is going to be a big decision!
Any other thoughts or advice before I hit the salon on Saturday?