June 19, 2012

Wedding Hair: Up vs. Down

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I’ve been researching wedding hair for a while now.  I want an effortless and elegant look, but I am stuck between wearing my hair up or down.  I love the look of long flowing hair and the youthfulness it gives, but wearing  my hair up makes me feel more sophisticated and timeless. I still have some time to decide, but in the end I want to choose whichever hairstyle I feel most comfortable and “me” in.

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Karen June 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I had mine down with big curls for the ceremony and had them do a side pony tail with messy curls & a vintage flower with rhinestones for the reception. I just couldn't decide on those two hair styles so i had to have them both.

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Alicia Segerson June 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I like the idea of having it down for ceremony and up for the reception.

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DNA (designers+artists) June 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Great styles, all wedding appropo!

http://www.designers-artists.com

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Ella June 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm

i love them both! i think down is very pretty, the old hollywood glamour style waves are gorgeous!

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mollyluc June 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Emma Watson's hairstyle in the botton left corner would look stunning on you! It looks like an effortless up-do, yet sophisticated and pulled together!

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Rachel June 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm

It really depends on what your dress looks like. If the top is fairly simple or strapless, wear your hair down. Otherwise, up looks really elegant.

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girlavantgarde June 19, 2012 at 11:52 pm

They're all gorgeous. And I totally agree, I love leaving my hair down, but I feel more dressed-up with an undo. What does your dress neckline look like? What jewelry will you wear? AHH so exciting!

xo,
Courtney
http://girlavantgarde.wordpress.com/

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2 Girls, 2 Cities June 20, 2012 at 3:32 am

As everyone said, it depends what your dress looks like and if you're showing off your back or not. But, I can see half up, half down with lots of waves! – J

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The Waspy Redhead June 20, 2012 at 4:09 am

You can't go wrong. You have lovely locks, so down works and updos are timeless. I would let the line of your dress guide your decision.

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Kimberly Chrisya June 20, 2012 at 5:00 am
Pao June 20, 2012 at 5:42 am

In my own experience, I have to say Up! I felt prettier and better on my wedding day! With my hair down I felt that I would just be touching it and be uncomfortable. So basically try to go for the up-do!

http://hippiechicpao.blogspot.com

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Cara June 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm

so much inspiration…can't wait to see what you do!
xo Cara
http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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Anna June 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I love when hair is up for weddings!:)

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Niki June 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Choose whatever looks best with your dress!! If it has a gorgeous back detail you would probably want to wear it up! That's how I made my decision!

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Chelsea June 21, 2012 at 1:24 am

Sounds like a familiar issue I had just a few short years ago. Ultimately hair up won mostly because my hair is unruly and I was getting married outside…in June…in the South. I'm sure whatever your decision, it'll be gorgeous. Your taste is impeccable!

Chelsea
http://www.hautechildinthecity.com

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e444d334-bb49-11e1-839d-000bcdcb5194 June 21, 2012 at 2:36 am

i follow you on instagram and im a big fan i think ur gorgeous! i think you should wear it down for the ceremony and then pull it up for the reception. i really like how hilary duff had her hair for her wedding. just a thought. ur beautiful Xo

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chic Saturday by Kelly August 6, 2012 at 4:06 am

Julia…
Can't wait to see which style you chose! I'm sure it was beautiful….congrats to you and your new husband!

XO,
Kelly { chicsaturday.com }

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Lize November 2, 2012 at 7:59 am

Why choose?! I had both styles…up for the ceremony and down for the reception!

Love your blog!!! ♥

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