Like 99% of brides, I grew out my hair for our wedding. From engagement day on (December 10, 2010), I only had tiny trims of my long blonde locks so that my hair could be the right length for the hairstyle I wanted on my big day. I must say, it turned out beautifully!
Can’t tell how long it really was? Check out this picture from the last day of our honeymoon, as we waited for the resort staff to come pick us up and take us to the airport:
Freaky, right? So something had to be done. I am loyal to Samantha, my hairstylist here in Little Rock, and because she was on vacation at the end of August, the earliest I could get in was yesterday. You saw the two pictures I was debating between, and the unanimous choice was the Jessica Alba look (thanks to everyone who weighed in!)
Before I show you the new ‘do, let me advocate this – if your hair is long enough (read: if you have 10 inches or more to spare), please consider donating it to Locks of Love or a similar charity. As happy as I was to cut my hair (finally), I was exponentially happier knowing a person with cancer would benefit from a wig made from my hair.
Here is the last picture of my looooooooooong hair, about to be cut for donation!
And here is the final product! Thanks so much to everyone who has left such kind comments on my Facebook page – it has really made my day!
I really love it :) And best of all, my husband REALLY loves it! The joy and excitement on his face was indescribable – definitely the best part of the whole experience!!!
Y’all. It’s no secret that I let my hair grow out for the wedding – most women do. And yes, it was lovely – my “bangs” were long enough to be tucked into my updo and my hair was long enough to be curled and pinned precisely the way I wanted it to on my big day.
Unfortunately, that meant growing my hair out all the way past my bra strap. As you know, it’s consistently 100+ degrees in the south during summer, and this length of hair is simply not practical. Additionally, it’s TOO LONG to style – it just doesn’t look good, no matter what I do to it. Not to mention the ends are icky from heat styling. I digress.
I have a haircut appointment for Tuesday, September 6. That day cannot come soon enough. My stylist, Samantha, and I have been anxiously awaiting this day for a long time. Me, because it means the end of my 3-foot hair, and her because I told her she can do whatever she wants to my hair (within reason). She knows that I have Lindsay’s wedding coming up, so nothing cray-cray that won’t look amazing in her pictures can be done – but I also cannot have 12 feet of hair on LL’s big day.
Anyway – what do you guys think I should do with my hair? I have a few ideas (pictures below), but I want to know what you think. It has to be cut to at least my shoulders, and a little shorter would be fine – I am going to donate my hair to Locks of Love. I’m not afraid to do something new, but I also don’t want to spend 30 minutes styling my hair every morning. These are my guidelines – work with them.
So, here are my thoughts:
I’d go a little shorter than the one on the right, if that’s the one I choose. Just FYI.
As most of you know, I’m obsessed with TheKnot.com’s checklist of things I’m supposed to do for/before the wedding. Well, checklists in general, really. And this week one of the items was to get your final haircut before the wedding – so, I did.
I’ve been growing out my hair since engagement day, knowing that I would need long, luxurious blonde locks to achieve my wedding hairstyle of choice. Now that my hair is mid-back (seriously, it’s out of control), I am beyond ready for a change. In fact, one of the things I am looking forward to the most post-wedding is a serious haircut. No joke.
With that said – I need some help deciding on a super sassy post-wedding haircut. I’m terrible at choosing hairstyles, so I really do want your opinions and suggestions. Just keep in mind that I’m in Lindsay’s wedding in October and that I work out, so it needs to be restrained by a hair tie, clip, bobby pins, etc.