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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Hair & Makeup Trials

I had my hair and makeup trials today. So fun! It was really exciting to finalize what I'll actually look like on the wedding day. I think I have everything figured out now. Five weeks to go!

Here is my hair from the back--My stylist kind of curled it quickly and threw it up... it will be neater and the curls will be a little tighter on the wedding day:

Here is the view from the side (with veil). Again, kind of messy, but you can get the idea. It will also be a bit tighter/flatter on the top and sides. He threw it up kind of loosely and we all decided (my mom was there, too) that we'd like it pulled back a little more tightly:

After the hair, we went over to my makeup trial. She went a little heavier on the eye makeup so that the eyes will pop. The rest, we kept pretty neutral. I don't wear a ton of makeup normally and I didn't want to look UNlike myself. Sure, a better version of myself, but still myself.

Once I got home, I took some pics with my jewelry on so I'd get the full effect. Front view:

The obligatory eyes closed shot:

Sort of a side shot so you can see more of the hair:

My hair started falling out before my makeup trial was even over. I'm assuming it's because he didn't do it "all of the way" because it was just a trial. It makes me a little bit nervous that my hair wasn't EXACTLY what I wanted (a little too messy), but I'm going to trust that he knows what he's doing and it will be perfect on the wedding day.

When I was at the my makeup trial, I was at the salon one of my close friends works at. She's a hair dresser and wanted to see my hair. I showed her, with the disclaimer, "it's already falling out!" And she said, "oh, I know, but it's just a trial... you can totally tell what it's going to look like. It's beautiful!"

I guess professionals have a vision. They can see what I can't. The potential, I suppose. :)

Overall, I'm really happy with everything.

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

I think your hair and make up are both gorgeous! I love how your eyes pop! It's making me re-think my original plan of doing my own make up. And the fact that your friend is a stylist and commented that it's "just a trial" leads me to believe that the people who do this on a regular basis don't take the trials nearly as seriously as we do. They want to get a feel for how our hair "works," and maybe for us to get an idea of how it will look, with as little effort on their part as possible. But they are still in business as a professional for a reason. So, I wouldn't worry too much.

ami @ elizabeth anne designs said...

i think it looks great! especially the makeup.

Lyndsay said...


Anonymous said...

All of the photos are gorgeous, and I really like the eye makeup!

Linda said...

I love your makeup. I think it looks fantastic.

Dana said...

I like your hair. It kinda formal casual with the free flowing curls. Your make up is nice. It just adds the right hint of color to your complextion.

The Hortons said...

I am a hairstylist and I know what he was saying when it was just a trial. He was just trying to get the basic idea down so when you come in the day of your wedding he knows exactly what needs to be done. The trial run is really to figure ou the "foundation" of the style which you picked out. It looks great!