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Ask Dr. LJ: Help with wedding hair

Okay, I realize I'm not getting hitched for another 7 months. But I'm all of a sudden thinking about hairstyles, because I went to get my hair cut this weekend and asked my stylist in passing whether the salon does wedding hair. She said yes, all the stylists there do, and started to play with my hair to give me some ideas for what to do with mine. Her favorite idea involved teasing my hair at the crown so it poufs up a bit, leaving my bangs to fall forward and the rest of my hair down. I recoiled in horror at this idea, because it made me look EXACTLY like the governor of a certain northern state. I've already gotten Sarah Palin a few times -- I suppose it makes sense, my face shape is similar to hers, so I chose a haircut and glasses a lot like hers, well before McCain had to go and make that haircut and those glasses famous by picking her as his running mate. I do not want to get Sarah Palin on my wedding day!

So, I'm looking for hairstyle ideas that fit the following criteria, in order of importance:
  1. Do NOT get me mistaken for a moose-hunting hockey mom Jesus freak failed vice-presidential candidate
  2. Look good with my face shape
  3. Are appropriate for my medium-length, almost-straight, fairly thick hair
  4. Leave my neck exposed (this was testitest's only request)
  5. Do not remind me of my senior prom (ie, no piled-on-top-of-the-head updos)


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 11th, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
I haven't been married so I have no first hand experience. But the one thing my mother said is that she wishes she looked more like HER at her wedding. I've always remembered that advice for some reason and it seems sound. On "the best day of your life" you'll be taking a bunch of pictures and it makes sense that you might want to look like, well, you, not some glamoured up version of you.

Edited at 2008-11-11 04:19 am (UTC)
Nov. 11th, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
FWIW, I seriously doubt anyone will give a shit about Sarah Palin in seven months.

As for hair, my only experience with wedding styles is my mom's braids.
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
I think you should have a fancy version of your standard hairstyle. That way, it's YOU, but in a fancy way....rather than a hairdo that is not you just for one day.

make sense?
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