Getting my hurr did

Another thing I’m going to at least get a general idea of before October 10th is how I want to do my hair for the wedding.  Since I’m planning from far out of town, I have to kind of take a leap of faith as far as hairdressers go.  I’m getting married at my alma mater, but the hairstylist I used during college has moved on to bigger, better things.  Finally, I got tired of reading the same reviews on Yelp over and over again and just decided to go with the same salon and hope for the best.  I am having a quick 15 minute consultation with her while I’m in town in a few weeks and need a little guidance.

Starting reference point: this is my hair:

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Except add maybe an inch of length to the bottom since the picture was taken.  It is brownish-red (not that that matters, but whatever), slightly past shoulder length, and both thick and fine at the same time.  (The individual strands of hair are very fine, but I have a lot of them, creating kind of a fluffy duck fuzz effect at times.)  I’m going to keep growing it until the wedding if it kills me (and it might), so I’m expecting it will be long enough for pretty much any hairstyle I could possibly want.  I just want to be able to say to the hairstylist, “This is GENERALLY what I want,” and let her do her thing.

Here are my hairstyle requirements:

  • Up.  I don’t want my hair interfering with the awesome neckline of my dress.
  • No curls.  I find them very prom-ish and my hair doesn’t hold a curl anyway.
  • Nothing involving a tiara, for the love of God.
  • Something I can show off my pretty hair fascinator and veil in
  • Something that will not fall down and I won’t have to worry about touching up at all.
  • Simple, classic.

I’m thinking this leads me to a pretty basic chignon or bun-style hairdo.  I really love this photo of Anne Hathaway at the 2009 Tony Awards.  I think it’s because I like her hair, but it might also be because I just generally want to look like Anne Hathaway.  We’ll see.

I also love this picture of Katherine Heigl.  Again, maybe this is just because I think she’s gorgeous.  But whatever.

What do you think of these?  Yay or nay?  Do you think I’m on the right track?

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5 Responses

  1. Oooh I think both of those hairstyles would look beautiful on you!

  2. I think either hairstyle would be very flattering on you! I too have hair that doesn’t hold a curl so I understand the futility of trying. You have very pretty hair by the way. 🙂

  3. Love them both, but as a brunette, I prefer Anne : )

  4. I think you are on the right track! I’m in the same situation as you, my hair is maybe a tad shorter and I am not cutting it at all until the wedding so I can have it as long as possible to have some versatility. I have yet to decide on my “do”, mostly because I don’t have a dress yet or anything (such a slacker). I really like the vintage style hair-do’s like so:


    I want my hair up as well, and no tiara! I’m also loving the fascinator!
    I’m thinking something like this for me:

    Again, no decisions until I have THE dress!

  5. Ohmygosh, how did I miss the dress post? Ahh, your dress is gorgeous!! And you look gorgeous in it!! Wow, you could have a perm and still look fantastic 😛

    We have the exact opposite hair, so I have no advice for you! I do however love its current colour…

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