Hair trial...

Since we're eloping and I really don't KNOW my NYC hair stylist (I have talked to him on the phone (once) + emailed him A LOT!!), I had my trial run here at home in Norway with my own hair stylist. She knows me and my style, she's seen my dress...and I really trust her!

So I brought some pics to her yesterday, talked to her, and she gave me her own opinion and ideas...the result can be seen in "my wedding photos" (I don't know how to publish theme here in the forum...)

Please let me know what you think.. I'm emailing some of the pics to my NYC hair stylist so he'll know what he has to do... :) I just LOVE my veil, and I'm really happy I decided to buy it... ($ 235!!)
Posted on December 6, 2007 at 5:33 am
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Your veil is so pretty! I would say trust your NY stylist. I know its hard since you haven't really worked with him before, but I'm sure he'll do a great job. Stylists in the city, from my experience, have really all been good. The bad ones are weeded out. The island is too small for bad hair. The only downside of this is that you can spend $500 easily on just a cut, no color... What stylist/salon are you going to, may I ask?

If you want my opinion, I really like the curls and the classic look that your stylist did in Norway. And btw, your hair is a gorgeous color! I think you could also talk to her about creating a little bit of a more soft hair-do. Something more ethereal to go with your veil? Like shake the curls out so they don't look fresh off the rollers? I don't have curly hair personally but when I worked in fashion I remember watching one model who did get her hair curled on irons to put them into order. Then the stylist loosened them a bit by giving it a once over with a blow dryer (with her head upside down) before putting them into an updo, but not before a little bit of shine, curl encouraging creme applied lightly to re-establish a little shape. The effect was a very soft, sweet, curly updo. I just was looking through your other pictures, the soft curls I'm talking about are a little more like the SJP photo you have. What do you think? Worth playing with at least?
Posted on December 6, 2007 at 1:08 pm
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Thanks :) I just love my veil :) I bought it unseen, but it fits my gown perfectly!

I'm going to a salon called Facestation, they will fix both my hair and makeup for $250! I don't think that's expensive - at least not in Norwegian terms... I see they have manicures there as well, but I already booked that at Jin Soon hand & foot...


My stylist here first used fast curls (heated rollers), then she separated the curls and pinned them up using a LOT of hairspray before she took out (most of) the pins.. But I see what you're saying, and I agree... That will be really nice! And I did search the web for pics of SJP to see what she did with her hair when she had it "short" like mine...and I do love her hair :) I will talk to my stylist in NYC and see what he says... I guess I have to try to calm down and trust him ;)

Thanks a lot for your help and opinion :)
Posted on December 7, 2007 at 3:24 am
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It'll be okay! Just bring a paper bag to breathe into if you start to feel anxious! I haven't been to Facestation but I know someone who has (its on Lex in the 60's right?). I hear good things!
Posted on December 7, 2007 at 4:48 am
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PS that's an awesome deal for makeup too!

I went to a Jin Soon downtown once. It was on 4th St when I used to live downtown. It was really clean and everyone was really nice. I also remember it being not the cheapest place. I'm not sure if you're talking about the same place? I started going to Pinky's uptown. They're not super friendly but they get the job done and it was a little less expensive I think... but if you're just going for a basic manicure, it works. There's always the little tiny hole in the wall places that do a great job and are like $20 for mani & pedi if you go before Wed. Otherwise its like $25.
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I'm still waiting to get my appointment confirmed at Jin Soon, I think it's at 23 Jones Street location, but they're really booked up for Xmas. So if they can't fix it I'll try Pinky's... I tried to book it here at home before we leave, but they're all busy... It's not easy to plan a wedding in just 2,5 months! You always come up with things that needs to be done...and since I've never done this before I'm really trying HARD to remember every little detail... I will remember to bring the paper bag ;) Facestation is at 855 Lexington right... I see they do mani and pedi as well, but I would like to have that done in advance... I guess I can try to book there at the 24th.. We're going to see the show at Radio City Music Hall at 4.30 pm that day, and afterwards we're dining at a nice restaurant connected to the author of Kitchen Confidential (I don't remember the name of the restaurant...) We have a dinner reservation at the River Cafe on the night of our wedding, and I think that will be a really romantic experience.... I really appreciate all your help in this... :)
Posted on December 7, 2007 at 10:54 am

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