Right after Mr. Buttons proposed, I wanted to be stubborn and keep my hair the way that I like it. Why should I have to change because of one singular day in my life?
However, the reality is that I have very very fine hair. And it is stick straight. It does not hold a curl without about 10 pounds of hairspray involved. Yummm, who likes crunchy hairstyles???
Can you imagine how much hairspray is involved in that?
I love this photo, as it is a beautiful example of looking natural for your wedding, but personally, I don’t want my hair to look pretty much the same as I wear it every single day. This, after all, is NOT a typical day!
After some more searching, I DID run across one set of inspiration photos that made me very hopeful. Mrs. Cheese‘s inverted bob transformed into bridal hair was so extremely successful! Seriously, how beautiful was she???
Well, call me insecure, but I just wasn’t ready to rock the short hair on my wedding day. And, as you know, I started to grow it out to a reasonable length.
The last time I visited my stylist, we talked wedding hair. Before she started chopping away a like I am used to, I asked her what I would be realistically able to achieve with the hair that I have, and how much length I could feasibly add in the time period I have to work with. I have to love her, because she immediately responded with, “I know EXACTLY what I want to do with your hair.”
Apparently, my hair will grow about ½ of an inch a month, which will put me at total growth of 4 extra inches by the time the wedding comes around. That will put me at a few inches below the shoulders, assuming that I don’t freak out and chop it off myself before then, a la Brit Brit!
She suggested a low chignon, with a lot of teasing/volume on the top of my head. I rushed home and started to look at some ideas. And breathed a sigh of relief, because these look like feasible styles!
I love this picture”¦I have long bangs like this photo, and I love how it is an “updo” without looking too formal. I think that with my projected hair growth, this is an achievable look.
But, my stylist also mentioned that we can add some “extension” without physically attaching hair. There is the option of adding some “extension” inside the chignon itself to make it look fuller. I’m digging this idea”¦ especially after Mr. Buttons and I turned on the movie What Happens In Vegas the other night. And I fell in love with this”¦
And yes, after searching high and low for photos online, I had to pause the movie at multiple times to take screen shots of the hair style at all angles (how in the world are there none online???).
(all images are personal photos)
Did you find hair inspiration somewhere you weren’t expecting? How did you find the perfect coif for the big day? Did your hairdresser give an opinion of his/her own?