Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hair Trial!

I debated back and forth for weeks about whether or not to do a hair trial. I really wanted to, but since it wasn't included in the price of my 'up do' and the style I want is fairly simple, I decided I'd rather use that money for other things. BM M works at the salon that I'm using and after I made the appointment for the day of, she texted me and said she was going to pay for my hair trial as her shower gift. I couldn't believe her generous offer! She told me she decided to do that for both me and her sister who is getting married 2 weeks before me because we're both the type of people who won't do/buy something because of the cost and then regret it later. She knew it would calm my (and her sister's!) nerves on the big day, and I think she was totally right.

I went into the appointment with several pictures of the look I was going for. I'm pretty picky about my hair and there was a certain style that I really wanted. I made a collage of several of the inspiration pictures I'd saved and brought it in with me:

sources for top row: 1 and 2
sources for bottom row: 1 and 2 are unknown and 3

Overall, I think the stylist did a pretty good job of recreating the style I wanted:




My veil (which I'll be blogging about tomorrow!) will go under the curls that are half up for the ceremony. I really like the back and don't want to change anything about it. The two things I'm going to ask her to do differently are to part my hair back futher and to let my bangs fall more naturally - I had already messed with my bangs in the pictures because she had pinned them back. One of the things I like so much about all of my inspiration pictures is the way each bride's bangs are loosely side-swept. Other than that, I was really happy with it! The curls are still pretty tight in the pictures, but loosened up quite a bit as the day went on. I wish I would've been able to try it with my veil and my hair flower, but my mom and I hadn't made my veil yet and I forgot to bring my hair flower home. I'm not worried though, I think it will look great with both!

Did you do a hair trial? And were you grateful you did?

18 comments:

  1. Love your hair! She did an awesome job! Can't wait to see it with the veil too! I had an impromptu hair style from a friend when I was getting my hair cut a few months back

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  2. so pretty! she did a great job!

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  3. LOVE your hair! It is so very pretty!!!

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  4. So cute! I love it. Now you're making me want long flowy pretty hair.

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  5. I really, really, really like your hair trial. It's going to look fabulous. Are you having another hair trial? If you are, I suggest taking your veil and having them put it in your hair. That's one of the things i wish I did, because we underestimated how heavy the veil would be (who knew?!) and it kept falling out the morning of the wedding. It would only stay in my hair with safety pins!

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  6. I love the hair, but I love hair down and curly. I did something very similar. The only trial I did was my MOH (who did everyone's hair in under 2 hours - 8 heads) put my hair in sponge rollers the weekend before so we could see how long the curl would last the next day.

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  7. You look lovely--and you're going to look so gorgeous on your wedding day! Can't wait to see it with the veil and flower. :)

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  8. Oh my...soooo pur-ty! I love it! And I agree a further back part and more naturally falling bangs are great tweaks to it.

    I did a hair trial...actually two of them! :) And was so glad I did as I wasn't thrilled with the 2 different styles we tried in the first trial and was much happier after the 2nd trial. There's still a little bit of tweaking we're going to do but I am overall happy about it all.

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  9. This style looks really good on you! She did a great job.

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  10. You are beautiful and your hair looks stunning. Can't wait to hear more about the veil!

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  11. Love the hair! You are going to look amazing on your wedding day!

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  12. Thanks ladies!! You guys are too nice! :)

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  13. @ Em - Shut up! Your hair is so gorgeous!!

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  14. Loved the trial! It looks beautiful! Can't wait to see the veil and the final look!

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  15. Very pretty! I always feel better after having trial runs of things (especially hair!)!

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