Rosecliff: The Hair

14 April 2009

So you know I’m going to a fancy ball, and you know I found a fancy gown to wear. Since hair and jewelry came out in a dead heat when I asked what you wanted to hear about next, I’ve made the executive decision to discuss my hair-spiration this week.

What am I looking for? My gown is a deep royal blue. It’s all Hollywood glamorous, with ruching, a v-neck and deep v-back, and a pretty dramatic trumpet silhouette. Hips I have not, but you wouldn’t know it when I have this number on.

I’d like to continue the red carpet look with my hair. Hollywood glamour is the look I want to channel, but a little more undone, a little bit looser. For all my mane’s negative attributes (curly/frizzy/dry/what?) it certainly holds curl well. It’s also currently about six inches below my shoulders (wowza), so I have lots of flexibility in the style I choose.

And what, exactly, am I choosing between? Well let me show you!

I know I want an updo, I know I want side-swept bangs, and I know I want a little volume at the crown. With that in mind, here’s what I found.


Oh yes, you all remember my love affair with Miss Coconut. I feel the same way about her wedding day hair.


Well this is fabulous. I love her low, full bun.


A very similar look to the one above, and equally well carried off. If I choose this style, will I need some sort of sparkly brooch as an accent?


More undone on the left, more done on the right – I still can’t beside which style I prefer!


And you all know this lovely lady, of course. She’s got everything I’m looking for: side-swept bangs? Check. Volume at the crown? Check. Updo? Check.

Since I’m not having any sort of a trial before the big day, I’m also looking for a style that I know a stylist will be able to pull off, especially because I’ll be going to a stylist that is not familiar with my hair and all of its many eccentricities. I think these seem basic enough, but what about you? Overly complicated or completely doable? And which is your favorite look here?

Sources:
1) Photo by Jason Angelini from Weddingbee
2) Photos by Ann Hamilton via The Bride’s Cafe
3) Photo by Jessica Claire
4) Photos via Weddingbee
5) Photos via Weddingbee

Previously:
The Location
The Dress

4 Responses to “Rosecliff: The Hair”

  1. Kate

    If you go for a little less-done, it won’t matter as much if your hair’s (hairs’?) eccentricities cause it to curl or fall out a bit.

  2. Jackie

    I agree with Kate, but I think Misha Barton’s hair is a little too undone so I wouldn’t go that far. I love the last photos and think they would be best to bring to a stylist because they show several angles and are very cute!!

  3. Kim

    I agree with Jackie. I think the last style is the best for what you’re going for and it looks gorgeous on Carrie so I’m sure it’ll look amazing on you too!

  4. brenda

    I love the last one…and I think it would look gorgeous with long earrings like you are planning to wear.