Thursday, June 26, 2008

'do inspiration

Now that I have my dress, I've started ruminating on other aspects of the big day; namely, shoes and hair dos! More on shoes to come; let's chat about hair today!

My first inclination was all up, curls in the back, hair sprayed to heck. Something elegant, and coiffed. But as I started searching through coiffed updo pictures, I realized that I don't really like that look for me. I wear my hair in a slicked-back pony tail so often these days, that it wouldn't be all that special really.

A gorgeous 'do, just not for me!

The finger wave along the side is fantastic, but a bit too coiffed for the look I want.

With this in mind, I started to contemplate a looser, more romantic updo. A definite possibility, however I'm hesitant to ask for a "loose" updo, lest it become a fallen out down-do before the night is through! Love the soft curls, and the half up do feel, even though all the hair is pulled up.

During my search for a romantic and loose updo, I came across romantic and curly HALF up dos. Surprisingly, I liked them. Even more surprisingly, I liked them A LOT. Just the soft romantic look I'm going for.

And last, but certainly not least, the full down do. I adore the vintage, 40's glamour feel of the do below! I'm just not sure that my hair could ever look that smooooooth. I guess that's to be expected when you live on the we(s)t coast, and you have somewhat curly hair to begin with.

I haven't booked a hair trial yet, but I will be getting my hair done for my brother's wedding in August. Maybe I'll try one of the hairstyles above, just to see how it pans out. Now which one to choose?


ROADIE said...

My fave for is the third one down of the "half-up romantic-dos", the brunette with the flower and there are two pics side-by-side. I think that 1) it will hold for the night (if you use Jing... IT WON'T MOVE. I had my hair done once, played in a vball tournament that -- and not a hair out of place!). 2) it's so pretty and not how you do your hair normally and 3) it would look SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Good with your dress.

echo said...

I defintely like that one, but I'm not sure if it will look good with my facial structure. I'm hoping I'll get to try a couple of styles before the big day ;)