Monday, September 21, 2009

trial run

There was another bride at the salon on Saturday, with her mom and bridesmaids. They were sipping mimosas and enjoying bagels with the stylists, taking turns having their hair done. The bride had a pretty veil and really cute short hair, super shiny and full of volume. There she is in the corner behind me - bride and bride-in-training.
I really liked how my hair turned out for the test run. But it didn't stay "up" very well, partly because I have a ton of unruly hair, partly because it had been messed with too much, and partly because it needed better pins. Those pins shaped like a U never work for me - do they for anyone? I need the grippy ones you have to pry open, and an entire can of hairspray.

7 comments:

Stephanie @ Just Shoe Me said...

Holy Lord, you look just like Debra Messing here! Gorgeous!

And no. Those pins are total, utter crap.

http://thelass.wordpress.com said...

Agree on the crap-ness of those u-pins. My wedding do required many, many tight pins and lots of shellac. Also, I laughed at your nail polish pic because my collection is much the same.

LPC said...

Gorgeous.

honey my heart said...

really love your hair!! love the flowy-ness and up-do look :)

Liz @ McFargan: A Midwestern Matrimony said...

Oh, no. Those pins don't work for me either. Day of, your stylist will have your hair locked tight like fort knox! :)

You look hot!!!!! EEEE!

Amy said...

You look fantastic! The U pins work for me, but then, I've been using them for over a decade and we have an agreement - they work, no scrap pile for them. My nail polish collection looks very similar.

Harriet M. Welsch said...

I've never understood the purpose of those pins. Of course, with hair like mine, the only thing that stays in is those flat barrettes that you bend to open. When I used to dance, it took a boatload of bobby pins and a bottle of spirit gum to keep my hair off my face. Spirit gum worked great, but the removal process was excruciating. I don't recommend it.