Wednesday night I went to have my hair trial! Too bad I wasn't going out afterward. It was funny walking home in my tee shirt and updo.
Anyway, I really liked the stylist and knew we'd get along. She had a nice vintage vibe going on with her clothes and hair, and she was very warm and friendly. She told me she'd gotten married last year; they rented Frank Sinatra's house in Palm Springs and had a small wedding there. She wore a short flowered Betsey Johnson dress. Cute!
Anyway, I asked for a french twist with some extra wrapping detail, reminiscent of these photos:
I wanted more height at the crown and less at the base of my neck. She had some trouble with my hair b/c apparently it's long enough that the wrapping proved challenging--what to do with the ends? After back-combing, wrangling, wrapping, pinning (with a small mountain of pins) and shellacking my head, this is what we ended up with:
The wrapping is not as tidy as the inspiration images, but that doesn't bug me. I am not a super neat or tidy person, so I think this suits me better! Also, it will be slightly neater on the day anyway--this was just a trial. I love how the top goes into the wrapped sides from the back view.
My one concern is, does it look like I have a beehive? Both the MOH and Mr. T told me that I was being silly, it wasn't too big at all. And perhaps once I'm in a red corset dress instead of a brown tee, it will be less incongruous. But I'm not sure.
What do you think? The higher the hair, the closer to God?
Note my fascinator...I had the presence of mind to bring it, although I'm not sure it's going to work with my new dress fabric. But that's another story...