As I mentioned, I had my bridal hair and makeup trial this past weekend. And despite the fact that I showed up in rather rough shape (ehm, drinking and dancing till 4:00 AM will do that to a girl), Britni made me look and feel beautiful and totally set me at ease. Sorry, no before shot—that would have been cruel and unusual. Trust that she had her work cut out for her.
I shared with Britni the same inspirations I had shared with the hive, with one addition. I had found this sweepy style, and adored it for the front of my hairdo.
So, ready to see what I wound up with? Britni did my makeup first, a combination of traditional foundation and airbrush makeup. Please excuse my static-y baby hairs.
Once my makeup was done, we moved onto the taming of the mop. After 40-ish minutes of iron curling, extension clipping, and teasing…voila!
Oh, the ugly-excited face!
Gotta love the cell phone/mirror picture!
I was a huge fan of Britni’s relaxed demeanor, and I loved the way I looked. However, we will be making a few edits the day of. I loved the lip color, but not its staying power, so I’ll need something more long lasting…any suggestions? My (freshly trimmed…oops!) bangs were too short to achieve the sweeping style so, though we made it work, it appeared more severe from the front than I really wanted. I also want a little more height at the crown—though I told her I didn’t want poufy pageant hair, my mom and I agreed that it looked a little flat from the front. And as far as fake eyelashes, I’d like to go with a little more volume, less length.
Now that I was all done up, whatever was a girl to do? I followed in Miss Aardvark’s footsteps, but that’s a whole ’nother post…
Did you test-run your wedding-day hair and makeup? Were you pleased with the results, or will you be making changes on the big day?