Last month Abigail emailed me requesting suggestions for her wedding hairstyle for April this year.
“I am getting married on April 21st (ahhh), and I am having a very difficult time thinking of hairstyles to wear for the big day. I usually wear my hair in twists because having my ‘fro out just gets my hair into a tangled mess and the single strand knots killed alot of my length! Do you have any suggestions for styles I could wear that would be great for the day, in addition for my honeymoon in Hawaii! I REALLY dont want to have to touch it that much while I’m there. I think I can think of a million other things to do that week. P.S. my hair is past my shoulders when stretched. “
Ironically her hair sounds just like my hair was for my wedding! Here are a few suggestions for a seamless transition from ceremony to tropical honeymoon:
1. This twisted flattwist updo
I wore my hair like this for a friend’s wedding in Mexico last October and it held up for travel, ceremony, trip, and weeks afterward. It’s all twists, flattwists at the base and two-strand twists on the ends. The twists at the end are then pinned up into a secure bun. You can decorate the style with a clip or flowers for the ceremony, it will accomadate a veil well AND if you want, you can remove the bobby pins and/or twists and just wear a twisted ponytail during your honeymoon. I will warn you that the bobby pins will set off the airport metal detectors but I lived. LOL
2. What about this twistout hump into a bun?
This one is a tad more work than the first, but it’s more DIY (read cheaper). I wore my hair like this to my sister-in-law’s wedding in September. To do this style, you’d have to be ok with retwisting your hair ever night or every other night during your honeymoon. It’s only 8-12 big twists though, and I just did this while in Miami last month so it’s totally doable in a more humid climate if you want to make it work. Then you can wear the bun for the wedding, and a twistout and variations thereof while in Hawaii.
3. How about a mohawk?
Now I know you’re thinking “that doesn’t look like a mohawk”, and indeed it does not. It is, however, my favorite travel hairstyle on the planet, done on twists and cornrows, and it is indeed a mohawk. I would suggest wearing it in an upswept style or bun for the wedding ceremony then switching it up during your honeymoon. I have lots of ideas for styles for this one.