Thursday, February 05, 2009

Big Hair or Be Square?

I've just seen one of the best blog headlines ever: it was on Martha Stewart Weddings Bride's Guide blog and it read: "Girl, You Can Never Get My Hair High Enough."  A dear friend of mine always said, "The higher the hair, the closer to G-d."  So I started to think about big wedding hair.

I went to my hairdresser for the usual chop of my mop last week and she said to me, "I've got a great idea for your wedding hair!  Why don't you put it up in a messy bun and put a tiara on top?"

Messy bun?  An updo?  Wha?  I am not really an updo kind of person.  Not that I don't like them--I really wish I had the kind of hair that I could sweep into a casual chignon.  But my hair doesn't really grow that way.  At the moment I have kind of a Chrissie Hynde thing going on: 

(photo credit: Dark Party Review)

Chrissie is one of the coolest women of all time and the hairstyle almost always looks awesome.  So I am more than happy to have her as my style icon.  Stop Your Sobbing!  

However, the style doesn't really lend itself to updos.  It would need a lot of bobby pins and hairspray to make that happen.  But my stylist, who is responsible for my Chrissie-alike hairdo, says that it'll look great.  And it might, but it's not really how I ordinarily wear my hair.

That said, though, who doesn't love playing with their hair on special occasions?  This is my one chance in my life to wear an updo and a tiara.  I'm sure this is not how this woman wears her hair ordinarily, but it looks gorgeous.

(photo credit: Paige Brown Photography, via The Knot)

Should wedding hair look like your normal hairstyle?  Or should you experiment with something fun and different for the occasion? 


Blogger AmyJean {Relentless Bride®} said...

I think something dramatic but not too "not you"... so if you are a little wild and daring normally, i think fun wild big hair would be very cool and "so you"... whereas if you are normally tame, i'd go with something dramatic but not extremely crazy... But thats just me :-)

Thursday, February 05, 2009 8:39:00 PM  
Blogger Angel said...

I love the simplicity. I guess that comes out the real beauty. I do respect you too, Amy Jean.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger Latitude Zero said...

I agree with AmyJean. If it suits your personality.

Monday, February 09, 2009 1:39:00 AM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

I definitely agree with AmyJean, you don't want to feel like you're a totally different person just because of your hairstyle. I think an exaggerated version of what you normally have can look really pretty on a lot of brides.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 3:15:00 PM  

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