Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I am inordinately fond of my hair. This is probably because, as my sister would say, my "hair is [my] one good feature."  I would say that it's also the only feature I feel confident about as it's something I get complimented on at least a few times a week. This has been going on since I was in middle school-- people used to just randomly come up to me and start petting my hair.  Having grown up feeling fat, ugly, and just generally harassed about my appearance since I was in 7th grade, I always knew that at least I had good hair. (And my otherwise gorgeous & skinny sister didn't. Bonus!)

So, all that to say that my hair is as important to me as my dress. I've been obsessing over hairstyles and I have yet to find anything I'm in love with! So frustrating.  I had originally wanted my hair up, but I've been told that it should be down for a variety of reasons. I'm compromising I think with a half-up do... but, it's surprisingly hard to find a half-up-do that doesn't look like "prom" hair or super trashy with stringy tendrils that are supposed to be romantic yet look like someone just as an awkward case of bed head. I really want something that's more structured than not.

Here are the contenders so far: (And if you have any suggestions, please feel free to send them my way!)









(Now, it is very hard to judge without taking the attractiveness of the models into account... ;-p... so, just picture me, who has a very round (slightly chubby) face, wide forehead, and reddish hair.)

Which do y'all like best?


Anonymous said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOVE #2, mainly because it's that sort of 40s/50s look that I can't pull off. And since I've seen your pictures on facebook, I know you totally can.

But maybe it's a little too "theme"? Maybe the hair won't go with your dress/Jedi's outfit/etc.?

I also love #8 because the top (of the head) is so dramatic, but I don't know how that would work with your headpiece.

You're going to look great no matter what you choose. You guys are gorgeous together. :)

Hypatia said...

I'm thinking I might try to do a cross between 2 & 3... the volume in the front and the curls coming to the front, but more intricate in the back. What do you think?