Sunday, May 4, 2008

Long and Curly, or Tucked and Pinned?

Now that I have a dress, it is time to figure out how I am going to do my hair for the Europe bridal shoot(s). My hair is very long (halfway down my back), something I have been waiting to say for a long time now, and so I actually have quite a few possibilities. It doesn't hold curl well, but that is mostly due to the fact that I hate using hairspray. I am thinking half-up is going to be the best option. I have spent a lot of time browsing through the fantastic photobucket hair/makeup inspiration album by be_byte6. Here are a few inspirational photos I have collected so far.


I am not sure what the humidity of Italy is like, but their is a chance that this will just fall flat as soon as we get outside. I also can't decide if I like the hairstyle or the model who is showing it off. Isn't she gorgeous?


Kind of the standard, curly pulled back half-up hairstyle. Might actually cost us more than it's worth since it kind of needs some type of accesory pinned in with it.


This actually might be my favorite. Not sure I would be able to hide, or blend in those messy ends as well as that stylist did. And I don't have a pretty comb to stick inside.
Definitely the safest option, as this is a hairstyle I do for myself quite regularly.


Anyone have any ideas? Anything particularly European or fashion forward that a little country girl like myself can accomplish in our tiny hotel room in Rome, with just a straightener and medium barreled curling iron?


All images found via the be_byte6 album.

9 comments:

A Bride in the Making said...

I love the second hair do the best and the first is tempting but I would find it hard just to let it be in my face...lol!

Kat said...

i love the first one - my only advice would be to go with the one you feel most confortable with and that's the most 'you'. if i could go back i reckon i would have just had my hair down, slightly wavy or loosly pinned back..i think mine was too fussy really (for me)

bridal fashion by MILLIE said...

I love the first one!! I think it might be the easiest as well....I can't wait to see you all done up!You're going to look gorgeous!

Guilty Secret said...

Thank you for sharing that excellent collection of photos! :-D

LadyT said...

lol...

often i can't decide whether I like something or just like the model showing it off.....

i'm a sucker for a pretty face it seems.....not sure how the guys deal with it, lol.

Jenna said...

guilty-enjoy! That's a weddingbee find that has proved extra extra helpful.

janaemadsen said...

I just think I should say that your hair should look fantastic in Italy- which might go well with a more curled style because it will have lots of body and I like the wavy look. Plus don't we all need an excuse to buy more things for a wedding?

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Jenna said...

brideinthemaking-I think that the hair in the face, especially in the humidity in Rome has probably elimiated #1. And the difficulty in creating such loose curls.

kat-It's so hard to fight the urge to do something up and dramatic (how often do you get to wear your hair that way?)

janemadsen-I don't know if I really need any more excuses to buy things. I do a pretty good job already :)