Recently two of my friends, Amanda and Jenna, got invited to a black-tie wedding. I don’t know about you, but most people see those words and panic takes over. Immediately they start thinking, ‘what does that even mean, and what do I wear?!’ Well, what most guests (female) often overlook is their hair!
Not only can you look your best in a beautiful gown, but your hair can be the final piece to make your whole look come together. Black-tie doesn’t have to mean straight-laced, especially if you’re younger.
So for Amanda’s hair, she wanted something to be out of her face and off of her neck. Her dress has a high neckline and had an open back, so I knew right away we’d be doing something completely secured and all up for her. Amanda’s hair is fine and doesn’t have much dimension since she doesn’t get her hair colored or highlighted, so I wanted to add some texture in the bun area with a braid to avoid it looking flat.
Jenna’s look was completely the opposite. Her dress was a simple, solid color without embellishment at the neck. So we had some room to do a little more with her hair. Jenna has long, balayaged hair, which is perfect for formal hair. Jenna showed me a picture from Pinterest and we went to town! We did a twisted pony faux-braded style, however, the style ended up being a bit too funky and boho for the occasion. She definitely like that it was half-up, so we revamped it into a simpler waterfall braided style that was more suited to the formal affair.
These pictures are before finishing products.
Thank you, ladies, for letting me play!