I planned my wedding during my last semester of nursing school. Needless to say a few details went overlooked. I spent the month leading up to my wedding struggling to find a hairstylist. The wedding was on a Sunday, and a lot of hair and makeup artists don’t work on Sunday’s. As a alternative, we found a video of an updo that was stunning and pretty simple for my mom to do. Wedding updo
During a last minute trip to the mall the day before my wedding, I found a hairstylist. My name had been on a board at that salon for weeks, and no one volunteered until that day. She showed me a beautiful photo of a prom hairstyle she had just done. I was sold. It appeared to be the prefect light and airy hairstyle for my outdoor wedding.
I realize now that it was likely just a picture from Pinterest she felt her hairstyle was similar to. On my wedding day she came prepared with all her tools, and after an hour and a half she was done. She walked me to the mirror to get a good look at my hair.
It was similar to this but flatter on my head, and the curly ponytail was straight back. She pasted my hair down with so much hairspray, it was slicked down like a toupee. Not light and airy at all. Honestly I wanted to cry. Or maybe just send her home and finish my hair myself.
I tried not to have a panic attack and to help direct her to get it done like I wanted. I told her more hair down in the bottom portion, and more body on the top. I pulled up a picture I had pinned and said “More loose on the top like this picture”.
Everything she did continued to be so flat and stiff. It was now time to head to the venue to get dressed, and she came along to re-curl my hair. I cried in the car on the way there. She ended up working on my hair up until 30 minutes before I had to walk out for my wedding. I had to get into my wedding dress fast.
Here’s a final picture of the results.
The whole point of this story is to stress the importance of a wedding hair trial. I give myself the benefit of the doubt because I was focused on graduating from nursing school, and didn’t know any better. But a hair and makeup trial is essential! Cry happy tears on your wedding day, not tears of horror!
Has anyone else experienced a wedding or prom hair nightmare?