See what I did with that title? I’ve already expressed my general distaste for and inability to do all things DIY. One is not likely to find a bigger fail whale than the aftermath of my glue gun and me spending some QT together.
So why did I decide to do my own hair and makeup for our engagement pictures? Because I’m stubborn. And cheap.
I originally reached out to the artist (is that the technical term?) doing hair and makeup for my girls and me on our wedding day, and it simply cost too much to justify. Her work is gorgeous, without a doubt, and I’m super excited to have her…but I just couldn’t do it for our engagement pictures.
I had a vision of my hair in our engagement pictures. It was something kind of like this:
Sources, from top left: Faith Hill via moviespad.com, Carrie Underwood via Nash Vegas News, Julianne Hough via perfectlocks.com, Faith Hill via rootfun.net, Faith Hill via newhairstyles-haircuts.info, and Carrie Underwood via woohair.com / Sensing a pattern?
Yup, friends, you caught me: I love big-ass country singer hair. In fact, those were the words I said to BMs Y and Blackout recently. “I want to look like a country singer.” Unfortunately for me, my hair doesn’t really hear the words that come out of my mouth.
Forget about curl—it doesn’t really do much of anything except lie there. I had to get a “body wave” during high school just to have a reasonable prom ‘do; I have had every “volumizing” haircut in the world; I have tried every product and the best I can get with t-o-n-s of effort is a little bit of lift at my roots.
Personal photo / This picture of BM Y and me is ridiculous, but I wanted to show you the “height” my hair gets with the aid of a Bump-It. For real, so much hairspray and teasing went on JUST to get this.
Personal photo / BM Y, me, and BM Blackout. This is my normal hair. See what I mean? It’s just chillin’.
I’m not complaining, really, because I’ve long since accepted this—just explaining my dilemma. I was bound and f’ing determined, though, folks, to get big hair for my engagement pictures.
My hair for our wedding day is going to be a bit more refined, mostly because I don’t want to have to worry about it. I wanted to go big or go home (pun TOTALLY intended) for our engagement pictures. So, I invested in a crimper.
Image via Amazon / The Conair CD400R You Wave 3-Barrel Ceramic Styler
Yup. A crimper.
Because I was well aware of the likelihood of yet another epic fail whale, I decided to do a trial. It was going to be just one afternoon when I was at home and not busy, but again, I decided to go big or go home (nope, it’s not getting old…). I had a girls’ night planned with BM Y and BM Blackout, and I decided to do it for this night. Worst case scenario, I pulled it up in a big, hairsprayed pony. Best case scenario, I had giant country singer hair for a night out on the town (squee, for real).
Next up: The documented epic hair trial.
Anyone else put this much thought and effort into their hair for their engagement pictures? Anyone else buy a crimper in this decade?