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What color will your hair be for your wedding? Advice needed

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#1 Lady_Di

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    Posted 03 September 2009 - 04:59 PM

    I wasn't sure where to put this but I figure i'd put this in beauty section.

    I am trying to decide if I should keep my highlighted hair for my wedding in May or go back to brunette. Everyone says "you look good either way" when I ask them for their opinion! I also am trying to figure out the costs...my FI is unemployed right now and I can't bear the thought of throwing out $$$ if I change my hair back to brunette. The highlights are not cheap! lol but then I would save money if i go back to brunette. AH HELP!

    It is due for me to update my highlights. My roots are showing already!

    Can you help since you're all ladies and good at giving advice??

    Me with my current color...


    Me with brunette color


    Do let me know what color will your hair be for your wedding too!

    #2 DRB

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      Posted 03 September 2009 - 06:48 PM

      Personally I love you as a brunette (but you do look great both ways)! I asked the same question in the wedding attire section a while ago and people told me to go darker (I'm naturally a dark brunette, right now I'm blonde) but to keep a couple of highlights so I've started lowlighting my hair. I am starting to think that closer to natural is better.

      #3 pineapplebride

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        Posted 03 September 2009 - 06:50 PM

        The highlights feels more beachy and summery to me...so that would be my choice! You're friends are right though, you look great with both.

        My hair is naturally a dark blonde...and I've always always always highlighted it with blonde streaks...so I will def stay blonde for my wedding... but i am considering making it more blonde and bright than my usual for the big day!

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        #4 LadyTrunck

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          Posted 03 September 2009 - 07:27 PM

          Tough one. You look great both ways, but I like the dark. It makes you look more exotic! I have very dark hair, and used to highlight it. I made the choice (for $$ reasons) a couple of years back to go back natural, and I love it! Not to mention the fact that I'm not in the salon every couple of months. I have toyed with the idea of doing something different for the wedding, but I think if I go that route, I will keep my color dark, and do some extensions.
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          #5 jstinemari

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            Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:09 PM

            this IS a tough one.. let me just say you really do look beautiful either way. but if i could choose for you i think i'd go with the brunette. It does make you look more exotic and it gives you a more romantic, classic look.. and i think it brings out the color of your eyes too.
            years from now if you go back to your natural color and look back at your wedding photos, would it bother you if your hair was highlighted?

            hmm.. honestly you cant go wrong either way. good luck with your decision :)

            #6 eec129

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              Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:20 PM

              I agree....you look great both ways! At least you have the option of doing either. I do think the dark looks exotic and is very flattering on you. I wish I could go dark like that, but I'm so pale I'd look like a ghost! Anyway, I would just go with what you think is best...but you definitely can't go wrong either way. :)
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              #7 Stamperamma

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                Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:40 PM

                I think you look fabulous both ways, however your natural colour gives you an exotic look. Does your hair lighten in the sun? Will you be there long enough for the sun to affect your colour? These things need to be considered as well. Does salt water have an effect on colored hair? I honestly don't know because I have never died my hair.


                #8 jk1101

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                  Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:52 PM

                  As someone who has flipped from brunette to blonde highlights over and over, and is also out of work and trying to save cash, I totally understand. I remember Mel's thread on this too.
                  How do you feel the most beautiful, and how does FI like it best?
                  I always think I like myself both ways, but I know I look better with the blonde and can't imagine getting married without my highlights.
                  If you can stretch it out between getting them - they say 6 -8 weeks, I just went 9 weeks....do what you can.

                  #9 amygirl1169

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                    Posted 03 September 2009 - 10:40 PM

                    I love the rich brunette colour.
                    But which one do you feel better and more special in?

                    I'm a natural dark blonde, but I've tried to go darker and I just don't feel like myself, so it's always back to light blonde!

                    I'm thinking of going super light blonde for my wedding

                    #10 Lady_Di

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                      Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:30 AM

                      thanks so much ladies for your opinion!

                      it is a tough one for me because i've been blonde more often than brunette (except growing up, of course).

                      those are good questions that i need to keep in mind...i like myself with both colors but just CAN'T decide if i should stick with my current color or return to my natural color but with some red tint.

                      i also posted this on my fb to see what other people that i don't see often would say...the consensus seems to be brunette. my FI prefers me as a brunette and he said he wanted me to grow my hair out. I just have thin hair and would not look good if i let it grow out! i do like the idea of having extensions for my wedding! it would be easier if i had one color instead of multi-colors. i just can't stomach the idea that i would throw out $$$ if i dye my hair to brunette and it's so pretty right now. however, if that helps me to save money then i think i should go back to my roots! i haven't been a brunette almost two years. maybe it's time for a change! :)

                      thank you all! you all will look beautiful on your wedding day, regardless!!

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