Spring is the season for weddings, proms and graduations, all of which are good reasons for a new hairstyle.
I spend just about every weekend from April through November doing hair and makeup for weddings and special occasions. I have done it for so long I can almost do it with my eyes closed.
In fact, my favorite customers have crowned me Queen of Up-do’s. I find these styles, in their many versions, to be suitable for many ages, and suitable for our humid climate as well.
Loose up-do’s are still very popular, which makes me happy because I know once I put the hair up, it won’t go anywhere. It can still be loose, with braids and controlled messiness.
These up styles will be pretty much the same from the start of the event to the finish without getting stringy, wilted or frizzy.
Braids of all sizes and configurations are very popular. They are attainable if you have an adequate amount and length of hair. Hairpieces can be added to enhance the style.
The “beachy waves” are requested constantly. Many people don’t realize that our beachy climate is not totally conducive to that style with all the salt and moisture in the air. Gravity, perspiration, wind, movement, etc., work against any “hair down” styles.
For up-do’s, the low, side bun with the braid remains quite popular for both prom and weddings. It can be done more structured, on the side versus the middle back, with a side part or straight back, or higher on the head, among other possibilities.
Another popular look piles curls on top. It is a very pretty style for a more mature girl, i.e., mother of the bride or matron of honor. It is also extremely pretty if the girl has highlights because the back of the hair is woven, and the highlights make that part stand out, giving it a lot of interest.
This style can also have different variations, including a look without the curls on top, straight back or with more sculpted curls.
Finally, the half-up/half-down style is universally popular. Unfortunately, this style is the least likely to hold. The humidity, gravity, wind, people hugging and dancing are all factors that can make the “down” part get messy and stringy.
For brides getting married on the beach, humidity and salt air can wreak havoc on a style that is not somehow contained.
I can assure you the part that is up will stay the whole day. I can also assure you that the beautiful, flowing Rapunzel hair won’t last more than a half hour, unless you have naturally thick, straight hair that is somehow not affected by humidity. I would love to be you! Don’t let the film industry fool you. You can’t use enough product to make it hold without it getting sticky and gross.
Save yourself heartache and listen to your EXPERIENCED stylist when she suggests a style she thinks will hold and look beautiful and make you happy and less stressed.
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