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OMG I love your pictures.  I have been searching for hairstyles since I chose my dress and the first set of pictures sum up what I have been looking for.  My dress is a sweetheart neckline with a dropped waist and ruffles at the bottom so I wanted a simple updo with flowers in my hair.  Thanks so much for the pictures!!!  But the thing is I am natural so I will have to get a weave for the wedding but I really want to get in the water.  We are flying in the week before the wedding and are supposed to go to Dunns River Falls so I know my hair is going to get wet.  I am going to have my hairdresser put in the weave before I leave so I am trying to decide if I want to make an appointment with the salon at the resort so they can do my hair the day of the wedding or if I should just do it myself with the help or my MOH.  Any suggestions???  What are other natural brides doing?

 

Originally Posted by AfricanVenus View Post

I am wearing the one-shoulder Gaudi Pronovias dress. The recommended hairstyle for this silhouette is an up-do. I'm cool with that, but I'm also hesitant to let go of a long, flowing, and wavy hairstyle (m/b even half up/half down). On top of that, I'm wearing a birdcage blusher veil that ends at my nose and don't think long hairstyles really work with that type of veil. I also want a large flower fascinator towards the back side of my hair, as well as small star shaped rhinestone-esque hair pins (if it's up) I think I'm worried about looking sorta bald with the up do, lol. Plus, I have a Tyra Banks forehead to think about. I'm in need of some advice! Here are the options I'm considering:Hair, White, Pink, Gold, Updo, Style, Kelly, Loose, Zhang, Kelly zhang make up artists and hair stylists team, Clean, Culrs, Curls Hair, Pulled back Hair, Updo, Eva longoria Hair, Updo, Curlybeyonce-long-wavy-hair.jpg



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Whenever I go on vacay, I put in a human hair weave. It can be washed, styled, and ready to go like your own hair. I've been wearing weaves for years, so I'm much more comfortable with them. If I were you, I'd do a test run just to see how you feel with it and learn how to take care of it. With weave, it's always about the quality of the hair and the expertise of your hairdresser. Also, get a weave that'll really match your hair's color and texture. Nothing's worse than a Pochahontas straight weave in jet black with natual hair that's dusty brown and wavy. Think BLEND! I tend to leave the front out (in a U-shape) and the rest of my hair is cornrowed under a net and the weave is sewn on top.

 

For my wedding, I'm having the weave installed like a week ahead of time to give my head some time to relax under the tautness of the thread. I always look like I just had a face lift whenever I get a new weave, so I wouldn't do it the day before I leave, lol. Not a good look for my pictures. I'm also pretty comfy with styling my own hair, so I won't be utilizing any salon services from my hotel. I figure I'll curl it and pin it up myself so it has that messy, goddess look. The first look is also what I'm aiming for, but maybe sans the bump. I'm still trying to figure out a way to incorporate that blond twist style. I think it's so hot!

 

My hair must-haves are edge pomade (to keep your front lines in order), a flat iron, a curling iron, and a good flat bristle brush (like dudes have for their waves). The brush works wonders on blending your natural hair with the weave, should you decide to leave some out. I would utilize some hairspray and some oil spray for sheen. That's it really. Curls are pretty easy to do with practice. You put some hair in the iron and starting from the ends of your hair, wrap the strands in a spiral stack until you get to the root or the max amount of hair. Hold in place and loosen it to let the ends fall out so you can get the top of the strands a curl. Then pull straight down and you'll have the spiral/Farrah-Fawcett curls to play with.

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I've worn weaves before so I know what you mean girl about putting it in a week early. I think the best to go for a wedding is a weave if need be. I definitely plan on doing so bc it's easier to maintain if it's upkept the right way. Thankfully for my wedding three of my good friends do hair so they will be able to help out and stuff and touch me and my bridal party when necessary.

Originally Posted by AfricanVenus View Post

Whenever I go on vacay, I put in a human hair weave. It can be washed, styled, and ready to go like your own hair. I've been wearing weaves for years, so I'm much more comfortable with them. If I were you, I'd do a test run just to see how you feel with it and learn how to take care of it. With weave, it's always about the quality of the hair and the expertise of your hairdresser. Also, get a weave that'll really match your hair's color and texture. Nothing's worse than a Pochahontas straight weave in jet black with natual hair that's dusty brown and wavy. Think BLEND! I tend to leave the front out (in a U-shape) and the rest of my hair is cornrowed under a net and the weave is sewn on top.

 

For my wedding, I'm having the weave installed like a week ahead of time to give my head some time to relax under the tautness of the thread. I always look like I just had a face lift whenever I get a new weave, so I wouldn't do it the day before I leave, lol. Not a good look for my pictures. I'm also pretty comfy with styling my own hair, so I won't be utilizing any salon services from my hotel. I figure I'll curl it and pin it up myself so it has that messy, goddess look. The first look is also what I'm aiming for, but maybe sans the bump. I'm still trying to figure out a way to incorporate that blond twist style. I think it's so hot!

 

My hair must-haves are edge pomade (to keep your front lines in order), a flat iron, a curling iron, and a good flat bristle brush (like dudes have for their waves). The brush works wonders on blending your natural hair with the weave, should you decide to leave some out. I would utilize some hairspray and some oil spray for sheen. That's it really. Curls are pretty easy to do with practice. You put some hair in the iron and starting from the ends of your hair, wrap the strands in a spiral stack until you get to the root or the max amount of hair. Hold in place and loosen it to let the ends fall out so you can get the top of the strands a curl. Then pull straight down and you'll have the spiral/Farrah-Fawcett curls to play with.



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I have not decided what I'm going to do with my hair...I recently (this pass May) cut my hair really short (boys cut) to give it a break from the perm and to recover from a first time hair color that left my hair feeling brittle and lifeless... I still have time between now and August of next year to decide on something...as far as makeup I use to work for Mac and can do my own..but that's not always fun...I have started pulling some looks that I like as far as makeup goes...but for hair styles...I'm lost....FH doesn't like weaves but I'm tempted to do a trial run to see how one would look and then let him see it...Hell he can't tell when someone is wearing one anyway!

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Ooooooh! MAC Cosmetics! Nice :) One of my girlfriends is working for Sephora, so she will be doing the thing and hookin' us up on the big day. I'm soooo excited to see the products. I love Sephora. Like you said Monique, you have plenty of time to figure things out and see how your hair recovers (I've also done the boy look and I love and miss it!). A lot of it will depend on the style of dress, the temperature of your destination, and the location. Judging from your profile, you're getting married in August in Jamaica. I'm Jamaican myself, and it's a more tolerable heat than most places. I know some of the ladies on here cry "hot", but it all depends on what you're used to and what your skin can handle. With that said, you might be able to pull off some styles that others couldn't because of your comfort level with the environment. It'll all come together my dear.

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