Hair Change-Up?

I absolutely LOVE styling hair. If I wake up one day and decide I hate my job (unlikely) and need a career change…hellllo salon! I change up my hairstyles all the time…curly, tight, loose, barrel waves, natural, straight, waterfall braid, fishtail braid, French. You name it, I’ve probably tried it (Bumpits = fail).

Needless to say, I am overwhelmed at the thought of choosing ONE hairstyle for one of the most important days in my life.

In general, my go-to style is hair down with loose curls:


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Personal photo

I came across this picture, and it was the first time I thought something like this still feels like me, but looks more formal, or wedding-tastic, as I like to think in my head:


 Image via Hair and Make-up by Steph / Photo by Ciara Richardson


Image via Hair and Make-up by Steph / Image via The Shoot Shoppe

I know a lot of brides have a “costume change” for the reception, but how do you guys feel about a hair change? My aunt is a hairstylist and I bet she could throw together a quick updo for me while my dress is getting bustled. Hmm…

I am not so into the really tight updos. They look very polished, but I must have an oddly shaped head or something because loose styles seem to be so better for me. I love the loose tendrils hanging down in the picture below. Honestly, it is so feminine and romantic.

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Image via Hair and Make-up by Steph / Photo by Ciara Richardson

Or this…so adorable. I have been very intrigued by the faux bob trend that has been happening lately.


 Image via Bella Sugar

Let’s be honest, I could always rock a top knot like the best of them.


 Image Via Hair and Make-up by Steph / Photo by Ciara Richardson

Is anyone else considering a mid-reception hair change? Is it worth the hassle to have two looks?

Mrs. Squirrel

Tampa, FL
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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    bluebelle23 854 posts, Busy bee @ 8:44 pm

    I want a hair change too! But I don’t have any stylus friends or family. 🙁 down with veil and loosely up with a flower would be my choice.

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    bluebelle23 854 posts, Busy bee @ 8:45 pm

    ** stylist ** weddingbee hates iPad 🙁

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    ccyamada 133 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:08 pm

    I am lucky enough to have a friend that’s a hairstylist (and that loves me :)) I actually had her change my hair twice hehe. I had my hair up for my tea ceremony, down for my wedding ceremony, and back up again for our reception. I know it’s a bit excessive but I couldn’t make up my mind on one hairstyle. So I say if you want to change it up go for it. Especially if you have someone in your family that can do it :).

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    Nurse_Bee 940 posts, Busy bee @ 8:14 am

    I love the idea of a hair change between ceremony and reception. I think if you started with an updo and moved to a downdo (?) it would be faster and would be like hey I’m here to party! I totally get the sweat factor, though. Maybe if you had your hair down for the ceremony you could do like a sideswept ponytail? Just see if your aunt could do a quick trial and time her lol. Just kidding. Mostly.

    BTW it’s great to see a fellow Tampa bride on the Bee! Yay!

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