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Maid Of Honor Hair

Dear Sugar
I am the Maid of Honor in a wedding at the end of the summer. I just went for my hair trial and ran over to show the bride, but she vetoed the style that I was so excited about. She said "it will look too similar to her's".

Help! I just wanted it to be up off of my face and neck since it's summer and will most likely be very hot. Now I don't know what to do! Can you send me some pictures for ideas? Melting Maid Of Honor

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Dear Melting Maid Of Honor
Here are some great hair ideas for you. I am sorry that you can't wear your hair up in the summer...Just remember that it's her day and try your best to suffer through the summertime heat with a smile. One thing's for sure...with hair like this, you are going to look hotter than the temperature outside!

JoJo's has a pretty one side half up style going. I really like the soft waves touch too. This would be great for you because by not keeping your hair stick straight, you can help combat frizz.

Lee Ann Womack looks pretty with her hair half-half down and side swept bangs. This probably looks the most natural out of any of these styles. The key to this look is to tease your hair at the crown to give the top a little bit of lift. Fasten it with a pretty rhinestone barette likeJessica Simpson's Wedding Hair did, or even a pretty flower from your bouquet.

I just had to throw in Tori Spelling's hair as a what NOT to do. Don't ever wear your hair all pulled to one side like this. It's so out and severe looking. What is she thinking sometimes?

Scarlett Johansson has done it right once again. She looks coiffed, polished and beautiful. It's off of her face - and although it's still on her neck, you should be fine wearing your hair like this for the event. I love the height at the crown and bang area and the slight flip/wave at the bottom. This looks A-list classy.

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aras8218 aras8218 10 years
I love how Scarlett looks in the last pic, so classy and movie star-ish.
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 10 years
bow to bridezilla. tell her to pick a style. it's annoying to go through styles only to have them vetoed. she's wasting your time and money. i love my friends enough to elope and just have a small garden party afterwards
FaeMuse FaeMuse 10 years
If you want to really make sure things turn out well, definitely follow Addy's advice and ask the bride what specifically didn't work about your updo hairstyle. Was it your choice of adornments, the overall appearance? If she's going for a smooth and polished look, then you could try a more complicated arrangement, especially if your hair is longer. If hers is an elaborate bun, look at a more classic look like a chignon.
addy addy 10 years
i agree with crazylady - ask exactly what she didnt like about the updo you chose. was it really because it was up - or because of the exact style? i understand it is the bride's day, but it would be unfortunate if you had to be miserable in the heat because you simply assumed you had to have your hair down. for example, if you wore a simple bun or a messy knot, it would be very different then the bride who is wearing a frech twist or has tight curls pinned up. just ask to make sure.
crazylady crazylady 10 years
You said she vetoed the style - did you ask what part about it she didn't like must? Was it the fact it was up or something else that made it feel too similar to hers? Ask her what her suggestions are to have an updo without taking away from her?I really like sweet caroline's idea of a chic pony tail. It's classic and unassuming!
sweet-caroline sweet-caroline 10 years
my friend who had very long hair did a really chic pony tail with a swide sweep and it look very sharp
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