|This is me, with an "updo". |
It rocked for about 4 hours, when all the curls fell out. :(
FYI, I'm back in Los Angeles for the next 6 weeks to teach two summer classes at UCLA. I'm psyched to be teaching again (the most rewarding part of my job), and generally pleased to be in L.A., which still feels like home. That said, being away from San Francisco for the final 2 months before the wedding is stressful! Michael and I still have A LOT of work to do before October 1st.
For now, I'm please to have crossed off one more thing from my "Bridal Beauty: Countdown to Gorgeous" list: booking a hairstylist for my wedding day. The specific instructions fell under two separate items in the "3-4 Months Before" category:
If you don't plan on using your regular hairdresser, make consultation appointments with potential candidates Bring along pictures of hairstyles you like, even a picture of your veil and headpiece. If you want to wear your hair in an updo, discuss with the hairdresser how long it will take to grow out your hair so it's the right length for your desired look.
Decide on a hairdresser and book him/her for your wedding date. Set up a day-of-wedding schedule.
Anyway, I met Heidi in person last Friday afternoon, and - after awkwardly figuring out where both of us should sit so I couldn't look into any mirrors - we chatted about my wedding hair aspirations. I knew one thing: I definitely want an updo. In addition to looking a bit more formal than hair-down styles, I plan on doing A LOT of dancing (and, therefore, sweating) at my wedding, so keeping my hair off my neck should help prevent overheating/meltdown. I brought along pictures of several styles I like. Here they are:
|Option 1: Asymmetrical Reverse French Twist|
|Option 2: Something The Knot calls an "Oversized Chignon"|
|Option 3: Dramatic Top Knot (FYI, I'm loving |
the drama, but NOT the two-tone hair effect.)
What do you think about these styles?
(P.S. - One more option is to re-make an updo I wore at a friends' wedding last March. One photo is at the top of this post, and the back view is below. I think it looked great, but the curls fell out by the end of the evening. More hairspray??)
|Looks great now, but didn't last....|