About 10 months ago I had my hairstylist cut off 12-13 inches of hair, and I donated it to Locks of Love. I don't regret that decision, but once I realized that shorter hair = blowdrying it into some semblance of a style every day = my hair getting fried, I remembered why I grew my hair out in the first place.
I'm in the process of growing my hair out again. It's just below my shoulders now. It doesn't grow very fast, though, so I'm not sure how long it will be by 10/31/09. I would love an updo, though--so glamourous, and something I can never quite manage myself without arm fatigue, copious amounts of swearing, and 1 billion bobby pins...and then it only stays up for a bit before it falls again. So I'd like to have a pro give me an updo for my wedding.
I've been googling updo styles. The classic is of course the Breakfast at Tiffany's 'do, which I love:
I found one on the Knot that claims to be an "Audrey updo," but it looks simpler and not as beautiful:
This one is similar, but I like it more. I also like the tiara, but we'll get to that...
This one looks crazy big! It's hard to tell if it looks cool and dramatic or just ridiculous, since she's got her head bowed:
This style is sweet and soft yet still elegant. However, since it's me, I imagine it would start falling in about 15 minutes (unless I want to shellac my head).
This french twist is really sweet and I COVET her hair color. Really, why have I never dyed my hair pink? I've had purple, blue, red ("natural" red and manic panic red), brown, black, blond...I can't imagine why I skipped pink.
I don't think I'm going to wear a veil. I'd consider a half/mini net veil, though. This one is really cute:
More likely, though, I will have flowers in my hair. These are lovely (this is the bride and groom from that Day of the Dead wedding with the zebra Elvis cake):
Here's the back of that style, it is so intricate (and again, pink!):
I love feathers too, so some sort of feather/flower accessory could be cool, like this one:
I've also been pondering the tiara issue. Obviously the Breakfast at Tiffany's hairstyle cries out for a tiara. I think I'd want one with red stones, though, to match the dress. I found this one, but it's $180:
And then I found this one for $40, but of course I don't like it as much:
Every woman deserves to feel like a princess on her wedding day, don't you think?