My hair is frickin' making me bananas, y'all. B - A - N - A - N - A - S. I get bored with my hair pretty easily. It used to be really short...
As a super cool freshman in 1998.
Then it was long and blonde, which is my default...
Pre-braces y'all, be kind.
Then I ran out of money and started box dyeing it brown. Having brown hair is super fun! I typically get bored every three or four years and dye it brown again for about six months.
It's amazing that Mini Magic and Magic Smizz look so young, and I look exactly the same as I look now!
But now...I am growing it out and have been growing it out since December 1, 2009...you know, when we got engaged. Oh sure, I get it trimmed every now and then, but it is frickin' long y'all, and all I want to do every day is pile it on top of my head and wrap the good kind of rubber band around it.
Anyways, I recently went in to get my four inch roots taken care of (no, my hair does not naturally grow out of my head blondey blonde blonde...I wish!), get a trim, and have a wedding hair trial. I had really low expectations of the hair trial. Even though I like my hair stylist, I have had too many bad experiences as a bridesmaid gettin' my hair did to have much confidence in this trial.
Oh wait, hang on....
There may or may not be pics of me with my hair did and in a dress and veil, so go away if you are my future husband or if you otherwise wish to be surprised about my wedding day look.
I very originally chose a side swept side pony tail...I have no original thoughts, as previously written about here and here. I know the side pony is really popular in wedding land right now, but I swear I invented it, back in 1986. I can't find any pics, but trust me, I rocked the side ponytail with a baggy t-shirt clipped to the side and my jeans tight rolled.
Image from Napoleon Dynamite via Mom's On the Roof Again!
I want a side swept bang, a curled and full side ponytail, a teased crown for some fullness (hey, I'm Southern, I can pull it off!), and I want the hair to cover my ears on both sides. While I am embracing my unique ears, I don't wanna showcase 'em, you know what I mean? So this is what I was going for...
Image via VisualFXSalon
Jessica Simpson from Eye Kande
And this is what I got!
From the back...I think it could be a bit more undone.
Does my nose for real look like this from the side? Or is this picture just...whack?
Since I had just had my hair colored and washed, it was not holding curls at all. But, I still think it looks pretty darn good! I couldn't believe that my hair is long enough to do this style with...and I still have like six more months to grow! Which is a good thing for the hairstyle, but I might be insane by then. I mean, I am already ready to chop it all off.
A couple of hours later I tried it on with the dress and veil. I'd asked her not to hairspray it, because I wanted to be able to brush it out and not bother washing it again. I haven't revealed my actual dress but you can see part of it in this photo. And a veil post is forthcoming, don't you even worry your pretty little head over it!
No curls, but cute. She teased it some on the crown and it looked awesome...but I think we can go bigger! By the day of my wedding, I think my hair is gonna look awesome...but I might be kinda insane by then, from the sheer amount of hair growing time I have had to endure.
Any pointers on my wedding day hair? And is your hair making you into a raving lunatic? Maybe we can form a support group....