Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wedding Style File: At The Salon

(photos taken by Adria)
Belt: American Apparel
Cat Pin: Thrifted ($1)
Shoes: Thrifted ($10)

Please excuse the picture-heavy post. And the bra-straps. It was my wedding day after all, and on your wedding day you can get away with these sort of things. As much as I will preach DIY and low-maintenance hair, I've always loved going to the salon, especially for big events. I've been going to the Cut Off Salon & Day Spa since high school, and even worked there from 2006 to 2007 as a receptionist. So there was no question where I would be going for my wedding-day hair and make-up. Per my practice appointment, I knew my hairstyle would be vintage-inspired, and decided to dress accordingly. I had a few last-minute errands to run afterwards, and didn't want to be running around town with fancy hair, and no fancy outfit to match! I chose this ModCloth dress by Dear Creatures because it's comfortable and conveniently buttons up the front, a key feature so as not to have to pull the dress over my perfectly coiffed hair when it came time to change. I kept the accessories simple by adding a brown belt and little kitty pin, something I had completely forgotten about until I found it buried in a bag full of thrifted wedding supplies!

Also, this was too cute not to share:


This little diagram is from my practice appointment with my stylist, Michelle T. After wrangling my hair into a beehive, she smartly decided to draw herself a diagram for my day-of hair. I have so much hair to wrangle, it requires scientific formulas!

30 comments:

Ashley said...

I also love going to the salon - so much so that I'll usually schedule my highlights and haircut on different days in the same week so I can go twice! So silly, but it's just so relaxing (plus, that way I get two amazing scalp-massage washes). I have a blouse in that same fabric that I bought from a boutique in my college town a year or so ago - it's so pretty and perfect for this time of year!

Congratulations on a beautiful wedding, and a best wishes for a beautiful future together.

Spinner's End said...

what a gorgeous 'do! definitely seems difficult though, i'm not surprised she needed a map. i'm really spastic with hair styling, so whenever i see a look this polished i'm very impressed.
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chantilly said...

this dress is so awesome julie!! and your hair... just wow. also, congratulations on getting hitched :)

Miss Autumn said...

it looks just awesome...

Leah said...

It absolutely beautiful and totally suits your style!

xo L.

Destrehan's Daughter said...

I used to have crazy long hair in middle school. That was also the time I did my first school dance and got my hair fixed. The stylist had the most difficult time French twisting my hair. Long hair and updos are fabulous but they are definitely technical.

Hanna said...

you look beautiful! and I love that little drawing, hehe

wildchild said...

i was wondering how you got all your hair up there! i love the diagram :)

and i wish i had a go-to salon. i never feel like they get it right when i leave, so i have to do some exploring before i make any plans for mine i think.

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Beautiful :)


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Genny said...

I am so happy you did this post! While looking at all your amazingly fabulous wedding pictures, I've been wondering about your hairdo. It was so lovely, too!

Kat said...

Wow, your hair is absolutely beautiful! And I love that dress on you, the colors are perfect.

-Kat
http://certainsomethingvtg.etsy.com

Rhiannon said...

gorgeous! your hair looks amazing!
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Senita said...

<3 your hair!!

Rae Veda said...

Ahh. Going to the salon is the best. You're hair looked beautiful for your wedding. I love how the stylist drew the diagram. I bet she had to because you have so much hair. It's so pretty though. XO, Rae

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Sidewalk Ready said...

amazing hair! i am seriously impressed by how great it turned out considering how much haur you have! i am a hairstylist and really doubt that i would have been able to execute that updo!

Hope said...

Your hair looked beautiful! I am still in love with everything about your wedding. :)

-Hope
www.aflatteringtale.com

A Stylized Hysteria said...

Every detail I see of your wedding makes me love it even more. I LOVE your vintage hairdo!

dear winsome said...

your hair looked so amazing! i can't believe she managed to get it all in there..you have the most hair i've ever seen haha

Krystle
http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

Roopa said...

I want to learn that updo .... that looks so polished on you .... :)

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

your hair looks gorgeous!

thanks for letting me know bout the Swap- wuold love to attend but have plans! :(

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

I love your wedding day hair! It's so perfectly you. And your modcloth dress is so cute. Good thinking picking a dress that buttons so you don't ruin your hair. :)

xo Ashley

PS. Loved meeting you at the mod swap! You are seriously too cute and sweet.

Adam Thomas said...

She looks gorgeous..

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shelby h.k. said...

you are too cute. your hair looked absolutely beautiful, congrats again on your wedding!! very cool!

xx

Emily Rose said...

love it! I want to wear a beehive for something one day, and I cant believe all your hair fit into that little up do.. well it aint little, but compared to all that hair you have.. well you know :) I'm really enjoying all your wedding coverage!

Jamie Rose said...

You look absolutely wonderful in that pretty dress! I love the full shape of its skirt. Your hair also looks awesome. And that cat pin is a super quirky, fun accessory.

Irene Wibowo said...

i like your dress! :)

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Sharon said...

LOVE your updo! so audrey hepburn :]

xx sharon/lemonontherocks

Kelley Kronic said...

the beehiveish look will always be my favorite

jenny said...

gorgeous hair style and nice shoes.
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Natalie Rose said...

so cute! reminds me of audrey hepburn in breakfast at tiffany! ~Goldinloxxx.blogspot.com

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