Is it charm, is it poise? No, it’s Hairspray.
A more apt title for this post could have been “Hairspiration,” but this song just kept popping in my head so I decided to try and be clever.
I am always on the lookout for hair and makeup inspiration pictures (to pin to my “Wedding—EEE!” board on Pinterest, ahem). At this point, I haven’t nailed down exactly what I want my makeup to be like, but I know—and honestly, have always known—what I want my hair to be like.
Mr. Palm Tree and I both share a WTF sentiment at this new craze that has had girls wearing their hair down and straight, like in everyday life, for special events. I have absolutely no clue where this came from, but it makes no sense to me. We both much prefer Princess Giselle’s look in everyday life than the ridiculousness that was her “elegant” look for the ball. (I must have my hubby James Marsden on the brain; after looking at those pictures I YouTube’d “True Love’s Kiss.” Not ashamed, folks, not ashamed.)
True confessions (I do this a lot, huh?): I will never be the person who gets out of bed early enough to perfect hair and makeup and arrive at work impeccable. Quite the contrary, I am the person who barely wakes up with enough time to do enough with her hair and put on enough makeup to arrive at work acceptable. This, of course, is something I feel should carry over to my wedding-day look – although I will undeniably spend much more time and effort on how I look, I still want to look like myself.
I’ve always known that a half-up, half-down style would suit me perfectly. It will keep the hair out of my face, and I’ll still be able to get curls (something I can almost NEVER sport, ever) and huge volume. My favorite hair has always been giant, country star hair (…foreshadowing… ahem), but pictures like this still look my breath away:
Friends, I stumbled across the following picture(s) years ago. I have had it saved in my Gmail as “wedding hair” since at least 2009. I can Google wedding hairstyles until my own hair falls out, but it is safe to say that, come our big day, my hair will look as close to this as possible:
Image via Zimbio / Folks, you can find this picture every and anywhere—on every freaking hair website imaginable. No joke.
I cannot think of anything better and more suiting. Believe it or not, I’ve never showed this to Mr. Palm Tree, so assuming I make it another year, he’ll be truly surprised.
Every time I look at these pictures, I cannot help but sigh and smile. I just envision my long hair (that I am working on growing so desperately) sitting all country-star-tastic as I say “I do.” Well, until the reception anyway…then anything is fair game and it’s quite possible it’ll all end up in a messy pony by night’s end.
What is/was your “hairspiration”? I know that a lot of girls are anti-hairspray and/or product—if you’re one of them, did this influence your decision? (Side note: I cannot be anti-hairspray and/or product or my hair would never do anything. I have long ago learned to accept and embrace the stiffness and general icky/slimy texture.)