All the time, as I walk the streets of New York, Westchester and the Island of Long, I see girls who look absolutely stunning in their everyday lives. Many sport low ponies, others rock side-swept bangs. They look great; their chosen styles suit them. And, as a people watcher, I love good style. It’s a treat for me.
But, come the wedding day, something changes for some brides. It happens to so many of these normally stylishly coiffed contessas, something that I can describe only as a tragic disconnect between their naturally on point senses of style, and what they believe looks even better in the context of their wedding day. Curls when they normally rock it straight, or a tight updo when they typically let if flow free. Too often, my internal dialogue sounds something like this: “Shoot, you looked so good yesterday in your go-to high pony, why did you think pin curls were the right style for your big day?” I just don’t get it! This phenomenon I can’t fully explain. It baffles me – though I do have some ideas.
I understand the desire for change, for something fresh, different, new… and, thus, presumptively more beautiful. But it’s not every time that the latter follows the former. And when I see it happen, a few signals go off in my head that lead me to some probable assumptions about what precipitated the mess up top.
I don’t want this to happen to any more brides. I can’t in good conscience allow it. I’ve spoken to too many brides who have expressed regret over their ‘day-of-do’ to let it go on any longer.
… So, I’ve created a quick reference list of the best advice I can offer when it comes to your wedding day locks. SERIOUSLY, pay attention, I do this out of love…
5 Top Tips for Great Wedding Day Hair:
~ Consider how you wear your hair normally. Is this somewhat chic, and would you consider it appropriate for a formal event? Then maybe it’s the perfect look and you shouldn’t mess with a good thing.
~ Ask trusted friends and family. Some- no, many people will lie to you because they don’t want to hurt your feelings. Which can lead to hair fails. And this is not the time for a hair fail.
~ Don’t be led by your stylist. It doesn’t matter if the person doing your hair likes it; it matters if YOU like it. Ok? So be true to yourself.
~ It’s easier to be true to yourself when you plan ahead, as in arrange for a consultation/trial so you can actually take a mental (and actual) picture of what you can expect to look like. This will also let you know if you and your chosen stylist are on the same page when it comes to the definition of looking good.
~ Always keep this in mind: he’s already proposed to you, which means he wants to spend the rest of his life with you, and you’ve looked the way you look now, all along. You must look at least half-way decent already.
For inspiration, I have included within this post a veritable Smörgåsbord of hair styles I consider to be wedding-appropriate. (Save for that very first one; that’s just for laughs… OF COURSE.) Please hover over the images for their details and credits, which have been assigned where available. Images without detailed information are courtesy of Polyvore.