View Full Version : Post your formal hairdos (professional or DIY, wedding-level fanciness)!

October 19th, 2015, 10:55 AM
Please share photos of your most formal hairstyles. This could be from a wedding, a prom, or anything else that warranted stepping up your hair game. I would love to see photos of your best DIY styles, or anything created by a professional in a salon. Please post a picture, and a few details on how the style was created and how you felt about it.

I'm trying to figure out what to do for my wedding. (Read: stressing out about what to do for my wedding.)

Here's one of my favorite DIY styles that I've posted. I have been scouring my computer archive for the worst salon style ever (homecoming, age 15) but I can't find it. It may have been a print image (gasp) but I'll certainly update it if I find the atrocity, it's hilarious.


October 19th, 2015, 11:09 AM
That is a gorgeous style, OleanderTime! Why not go with that for your wedding?

October 19th, 2015, 02:06 PM
That is a gorgeous style, OleanderTime! Why not go with that for your wedding?

Thank you! Well, it looks soft and romantic from the back, but I don't think it looks that way from the front (of course not, I didn't take a picture!). I want something that is really soft around the face. I wear a bun every day in normal life, and I want to look different on my wedding day. I'll be wearing glasses, and need more face-framing volume. And I don't know how to create that on my own.

Also, I think doing my own hair the day of the wedding will be super stressful. Which is funny because going to a salon is also super stressful. And I've budgeted time to do my best friend's hair. :)

Groovy Granny
October 19th, 2015, 02:11 PM
Your profile/avatar pics are gorgeous!
I hope you find the perfect style....enjoy the day; it passes so quickly :)
We're celebrating 42 years married tomorrow; mine was WL/middle part/tucked behind the ears, and a slight curl to the hemline.
Not a formal do by any means; then again...that's what we did in 1973;simple!!! :laugh:

October 19th, 2015, 02:17 PM
My hair for my best friend's wedding:


Updo I've got a tutorial around her somewhere on that's dressy enough for most formal to semi-formal occasions:



Paranda and braided headband updo:


My hair for my wedding:



Robot Ninja
October 19th, 2015, 02:19 PM
That style is really gorgeous. If you want it softer in the front, you could do the front part in twists with a side part maybe? Twist loosely and let them pouf a little, then do a similar style to the one you posted. The back is important too, since that's what people will be looking at during the ceremony.

ETA: Nightshade, wow. I love love love the headband too.

October 19th, 2015, 02:42 PM
Double braided bun I wore to a wedding about a year ago where Snuggles was one of the groomsmen. It's twin dutch braids pinned down with U pins and decorated with the sparkly pins and a comb.

Paranda braided bun that I wore to my best friend's wedding in February. It's a french braid with a big fat paranda pinned down with lots of U pins and decorated with my starfish pins.

I don't have photos of the other wedding styles I've worn recently. I've gone to so many in the last couple years that it's pretty much the only time I see my friends these days. I've done a couple of half ups, but those aren't really feasible at this length. They get in the way a lot and are far too hot for pretty much the whole year.

October 19th, 2015, 03:22 PM
All of these are so pretty! Here's what I wore at my wedding:


Just a simple side bun with curled temple wispies, done by a professional because the shorter my hair the more clueless I am with styling (this was at early BSL I think). I wanted it up but still visible from the front. :)

October 19th, 2015, 03:33 PM
These are stunning ladies and thanks for sharing

October 19th, 2015, 04:56 PM
Wow, these are some amazing ideas, keep them coming please!

October 19th, 2015, 05:27 PM
For my wedding, I took inspiration from Taylor Swifts hair in her music video "Love Story". :) My hair was MBL curly then. I don't have a good picture of the back, but I basically pinned it all up a ringlet or section at a time, almost like messy pin curls. :) These are pictures of a picture. lol I don't have any digitals of my wedding.

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r740/mamabshire/769DFC49-C639-4631-8FAA-884111F5A842_zpsvcwpkh0w.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/mamabshire/media/769DFC49-C639-4631-8FAA-884111F5A842_zpsvcwpkh0w.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r740/mamabshire/F2436E49-B74B-4854-82A1-3C19432E232C_zpsvndcqmvf.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/mamabshire/media/F2436E49-B74B-4854-82A1-3C19432E232C_zpsvndcqmvf.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r740/mamabshire/taylor_zpsoj7mqlrw.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/mamabshire/media/taylor_zpsoj7mqlrw.jpg.html)