For the longest time, I assumed that my wedding day hair would look something like this…

Traditional, simple, Audrey Hepburn. How can one go wrong? Yet, lately, I’m beginning to think I pigeonholed myself and forgot to do the proper research. I’ve started to consider other looks, specifically options that are more modern. I have even entertained the possibility of wearing my hair down (gasp!) But I’ll come back to that. For now here’s what I don’t want…

I’m not a big fan of tendrils and curly Qs. I’m Asian and my hair is naturally very straight (big surprise) so I tend to think that my hair looks better wavy rather than in tight, stiff curls. Also, on a related note, I’m not a fan of the two or three strands of hairsprayed tendrils look. Think about it – it’s kinda like prom hair, except I’m not seventeen, I’m twenty seven. Yikes! Here’s an example of a pretty updo…but hold the tendrils.

I also don’t want gems, glitter, beanie babies or anything similar stuck into my hair on the big day. Here’s an extreme case of this:

Yes, I’m Japanese American…but this is just pushing it:

So now that you know what I’m not looking for, here’s what I’m considering:
If I do wear my hair up, something simple and sweet. Here’s a popular look… And if I wear my hair down, this could be nice…
The next step in this process is finding a hairstylist. In the booming metropolis of L.A. there are about a zillion hair places. I considered this one place in Koreatown until Mr. G’s cousin said that every bride going in there comes out looking exactly the same: like a Korean Stepford wife. If he said that and he’s a guy (and let’s face it guys don’t usually notice that stuff), it must be pretty bad. I guess it’s back to the drawing board. I’m open to suggestions. What are you doing with your hair for the big day?
(Image sources 1, 2, 3, 4,5,6)

October 13, 2008



  1. Krista

    October 11, 2008

    I’m having the same internal debate. I also assumed I’d have an updo. Not quite your Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany’s … More like … hmm … I don’t know! But I’m also enjoy the virtues of flowing “down-dos”.

  2. Broke-ass Bride

    October 11, 2008

    Oh, I’m in the same boat! Finding a stylist is so difficult here. Although, someone recommended JAC which I think is Mrs. Caramel’s company from Weddingbee. If you find something – let me know pls 🙂 Good luck!

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