I originally wanted a cross between Hermione's Yule Ball hairstyle . . .
. . . and Lucy Steele's hairstyle in the 2008 Sense and Sensibility.
But (decisions, decisions) . . .
I switched to wanting a complete updo after a sister mentioned that she thought that would be better, and the above photo was my inspiration.
I had a bit more indecision but went with complete updo. However, I ended up with more structure than the above photo. I think looser, more romantic hairstyles are harder because unless you are very careful and gifted, they ended up looking sloppy. One day I want to master the romantic look.
I watched and rewatched Youtube tutorials before the wedding and during prep. Here are some of them: here
(I used a couple from the second channel).
The first one I really liked, but I really needed more techniques and help. So this ended up being more an inspiration. I used my silver floral bobby pins
, two in each side of my hair (with one leaf end up and the other down, so it looked more like one piece), like the hair piece in this video.
I put a little bit of my center back hair in a small bun former and then smoothed a couple locks over it for a form like the above Youtube hairstylist shows. I also needed to loop my curls into more than one barrel curl, and I tease and sprayed some curls a bit, so that the curls would not slip over. I tried to minimize the hairspray though since it makes my hair frizzy.
Overall (and in hindsight), I found this a fun learning experience. I would like to try it more often . . . under less pressure (although I was rather preternaturally "calm" for most of the wedding day).
Labels: Beauty, Fashion, Wedding