The bridal hairstyles turned out to be little challenging for me this time. Realizing the fact that I could not add extensions to my hair caused me to feel a little anxiety. I am a natural hair newbie all over again and choosing a wedding style was a lot for me.
I have learned that it is normal for women with short hair to feel abandoned in a world where long tresses rule. Some may be thinking, “What on earth can I do with my hair and still look beautiful?”
There are so many decisions and thoughts that need to be analyzed before you walk down the aisle. Your hair is definitely the crown and glory that should add a spark to this special moment. Since everyone will be staring at you, it is critical to give them something worth admiring that enhances your beauty.
The 2013 spring bridal collections featured simple hair designs, make-up, and accessories to complement a 21st century bride. I like trends and cater them to my personal style when needed. Therefore I have chosen an untraditional bun, pop-up curls, and some accessories for my wedding day hair challenge. I have also included a bridesmaid look as well.
Bride: Untraditional Bun – I have cornrows and small tight curls pushed down to create a bun shape.
Bride: Pop-Up Curls – The hair is pulled up and out to create a curly afro. I rolled my hair with mini rods for both looks. Adding accessories is a nice touch to create a beautiful ensemble.
Bridesmaid– Instead of mini rods I used cornrows and my natural coil pattern to create these looks.
Overall this challenge made me appreciate my natural hair even more. I love playing with my hair and recognizing its potential. I look forward to developing more styles and representing for the short natural hair woman.