Now I am not a hairstylist, but I do happen to be related to the best hairstylist in the world, my Holly Ann is the best out there! Side note: If you are located in the Atlanta area and are in need of a great cut/color/highlight let me know and I will hook you up with the salon number. Now, my brilliant sis-in-law has taught me quite a bit about color and products, so I wouldn’t say I am completely ignorant of the subject. Since very few of you will attempt to do your own hair, the best advice I can give is something my dear Holly taught me. Don’t fight what you got? Do you have curly hair? Don’t try to make it straight! Does your hair never hold curl? Hey genius! It’s not going to hold on your wedding day. Trust me, you may get away with a lot on your special day, but gravity will still prevail.
I have two major no-no’s for wedding hair, first, please don’t look through prom magazines for your hairstyle, don’t do tight barrel curls, don’t super curl two tendrils on either side of your face, no twisting of hair that is held with little clips, just avoid all things juvenile. Google image celebrity hairstyles, better yet, google this exact phrase “red carpet updos.” Only look at the celebrities or fashion photography and don’t even think about clicking a prom hair site. A few major celebs that are good to follow, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Abla/Biel, and Reese Witherspoon are among some of my favorite heads of hair. Secondly, please don’t super shellac your hair. Too tight hairstyles look unnatural and uncomfortable, seriously, it’s like asking for a headache. I hate hair without movement...it looks so...alien! It’s not impossible to have a sleek do that looks polished and sexy without looking like a prude librarian or a face-lifted alien. Penelope Cruz and Kate Beckinsale both rock the tight bun often, check out more of their styles.
My favorite updo’s are the messy ones. I just think they are sexy and fun, plus, they can work with every type of hair. These looks are just as timeless as a pulled back bun, but because they are supposed to be messy everyone is a little bit different...unique to you. I love that! Every single women in Hollywood has rocked this look, so there are tons to choose from.
I personally could never keep my hair down for an entire event. I just touch it too much and end up looking super greasy. Greasy = Hot Mess, but for those of you who can keep your mitts off, it’s really easy, determine the best state for your hair, straight, wavy, or curly and do that. You can add a little oomph by pulling an Angelina and wearing your hair half-up. She does it all the time and she is generally regarded as the sexiest woman in the world, maybe everyone should start wearing that style.
I want to cut all of my hair off sooooo bad, but that’s the one problem with having an amazing hairstylist in the family, they have final say on everything. So, since I can’t have amazing short hair I just wanted to let the ladies with short hair know that there are plenty of ways to style and wear short hair for an event! With short hair, you are always putting an emphasis on your face, which is the whole idea of a wedding hairstyle. You want your guests to see your beautiful face.
I hope this inspires you to choose a hairstyle that works with your hair texture and emphasizes you as a person! Yay, who doesn’t love personal expression through fashion and beauty!?!?
Until we meet again, stay bridal and steer clear of all things bouffant, crimped, and beehived.