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Uber Dami

Posts: 5551

New Haven, Connecticut, US

Got to be in a wedding much to my dismay as a bridesmaid, the bride wants everyone to have updo's, i have a medium length mohawk and cant figure out how to make it look all fancy or whatever in an updo.  It's not a faux hawk which are all i can find in updo's on a google search.  please help so i don't get more aggravated.

Sep 20 13 04:44 pm Link

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Linsey Simpson

Posts: 195

Yacolt, Washington, US

I would cut it and diy it blond like this : http://www.beautyfrizz.com/wp-content/u … Mohawk.jpg

The way you have it just cant be girly in my opinion.

Sep 20 13 04:47 pm Link

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Uber Dami

Posts: 5551

New Haven, Connecticut, US

thanks but i dont want to pay to get it cut just for some idiots wedding lol

Sep 20 13 04:48 pm Link

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Laura UnBound

Posts: 27372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Curl it with a small barrel iron or rollers, throw some fancy pins or something into it if you want to get super fancy. I curl my hair into a Fauxhawk when it gets long enough, but its the same idea. Your hair is just longer so yours will be fuller and you might have to do some teasing and pinning to keep it all in place, instead of just relying on the hairspray like I do.
Linking because its a huge picture.

http://likesilike.tumblr.com/post/61819559837

Sep 20 13 09:01 pm Link

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Zzy

Posts: 130

Chicago, Illinois, US

Curls, and lots of them. Since your hair is long and you're probably not looking to cut it, after getting enough volume in the front push them back but still keep it centered to show off the sides if the bride doesn't mind that the shaved parts show. You can also pin up any longer bottom parts near the nape of your neck if she doesn't want it to look like it's down/wants it to be girlier.

Sep 20 13 09:17 pm Link

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Uber Dami

Posts: 5551

New Haven, Connecticut, US

thanks, some interesting ideas

Sep 21 13 07:34 am Link

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Uber Dami

Posts: 5551

New Haven, Connecticut, US

im more seeking something thats less frizzed up faux hawk looking.  the main problem is, i want a nice classic updo like the other bridesmaids will have but since i have less hair is it possible? i dont want to look like one of those pop singers with the bad pompadour style mohawks, those suck

Sep 21 13 01:54 pm Link

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Charlie-CNP

Posts: 2644

New York, New York, US

OP: not sure if you have considered this, but perhaps extensions or some form of alternate hair might work (aka a wig). Either that, or just go to the wedding as yourself. I am sure that whomever you are going for as a bridesmaid already knows and accepts you for who you are or they would not have asked you to be in the wedding. just a thought. good luck

Sep 21 13 02:10 pm Link

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Laura Bello

Posts: 1622

Rochester, New York, US

Über Dami wrote:
im more seeking something thats less frizzed up faux hawk looking.  the main problem is, i want a nice classic updo like the other bridesmaids will have but since i have less hair is it possible? i dont want to look like one of those pop singers with the bad pompadour style mohawks, those suck

I've know a few girls with mohawks and honestly if you're looking for what the other girls are getting I think you might be outta luck.  Mohawks are meant to look punk and edgy, not so much pretty and girly.  Maybe if only one of the sides of your head was shaved it would work but with that little hair you have very limited options, which were already suggested above.  I would just try not to stress about it and just do what looks best and let it go, it's not gonna be perfect.

Sep 21 13 02:12 pm Link

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Uber Dami

Posts: 5551

New Haven, Connecticut, US

im not willing to drop cash to look good for the wedding, it's my brothers wedding and i barely get along with him as it is.  his fiance is the one all up in arms about my hair, i would go with how i usually look but i dont need the drama afterwards.

Charlie-CNP wrote:
OP: not sure if you have considered this, but perhaps extensions or some form of alternate hair might work (aka a wig). Either that, or just go to the wedding as yourself. I am sure that whomever you are going for as a bridesmaid already knows and accepts you for who you are or they would not have asked you to be in the wedding. just a thought. good luck

Sep 21 13 02:29 pm Link

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April Ross Makeup

Posts: 46

Los Angeles, California, US

a) Perhaps seek a professional stylist in your area and do some trials until you arrive at something you're satisfied with. But yeah, you're probably not going to end up with something very frou-frou girlie.

b) Second the suggestion above that one would assume the bride is aware of your hair and style and wouldn't have asked for your participation if it were an issue.

ETA: Uh, we posted at the same time. I obviously didn't know the backstory. Sounds like drama; I'd almost considering bowing out altogether!

Sep 21 13 02:31 pm Link

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Uber Dami

Posts: 5551

New Haven, Connecticut, US

again, the bride is aware of my style however would like me to make the best out of what little hair i have left and make it look nice.  and also, i am just looking for some photos or something so i can do my hair myself im not willing to drop cash on this wedding, i dont even want to be in it but im obligated to be.

Sep 21 13 02:33 pm Link

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Uber Dami

Posts: 5551

New Haven, Connecticut, US

id bow out but theres only 2 weeks left and im not in the mood for a family uproar of me pulling out of being in the wedding

Sep 21 13 02:33 pm Link

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Andialu

Posts: 14029

San Pedro, California, US

http://www.patriciafield.com/images/products/detail/afro_wig.jpg

Sep 21 13 02:53 pm Link

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Charlie-CNP

Posts: 2644

New York, New York, US

Über Dami wrote:
im not willing to drop cash to look good for the wedding, it's my brothers wedding and i barely get along with him as it is.  his fiance is the one all up in arms about my hair, i would go with how i usually look but i dont need the drama afterwards.

hmm... well, if she is the one that wants a certain look, she should be the one who pays for it. big_smile  I would simply explain that there are limitations as to what you can do with your hair in its current state. Does it have to be an up do? If not, maybe just slick it all straight back as an option?

Sep 21 13 03:05 pm Link

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Lauren Reynolds Makeup

Posts: 282

London, England, United Kingdom

You can get fake buns super duper cheap at ethnic hair shops - like, a fiver. And if your hair is black you don't have to worry about a good colour match. Put your hair in a pony (high, low, on top of your head, over to one side - whatever works with your cut. Pulling it down and gathering it into a pony behind one ear might work, if it will stay there). Pin the pony around itself and pop the bun over the top. Add hair accessories to distract/cover more scalp. Wear big earrings. Done smile

Alternatively embrace & cover the scalp at the same time - shave it fresh and paint flowers on it or use transfers big_smile

Sep 21 13 03:22 pm Link

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Andialu

Posts: 14029

San Pedro, California, US

Charlie-CNP wrote:

hmm... well, if she is the one that wants a certain look, she should be the one who pays for it. big_smile  I would simply explain that there are limitations as to what you can do with your hair in its current state. Does it have to be an up do? If not, maybe just slick it all straight back as an option?

That's a good point. And if she refuses she has a (relatively) drama free way out. She likes sporting a mohawk, deal with it.

Sep 21 13 03:23 pm Link

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Magic Forests

Posts: 530

New York, New York, US

I think it would be cute if you curled your hair and gathered it to the side with some flowers tucked in. smile

Sep 21 13 05:23 pm Link

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L A F

Posts: 8388

Davenport, Iowa, US

Magic Forests wrote:
I think it would be cute if you curled your hair and gathered it to the side with some flowers tucked in. smile

+1.  Curls would be nice and dressy, easy to do as well. Pin a few flowers that are the same color as your dress as you'll be golden.

Sep 21 13 06:03 pm Link

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Outtakes Photography

Posts: 18

Bemidji, Minnesota, US

First of all, mohawks can look girly and feminine.

Now, to address your issue:
Have you asked about maybe adding something into your hair like a headband?
That ways you could do some larger curls and pin it along the line of your mohawk and put a like a headband on top to match.

Good examples:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/10625749093814361/
I know yours isn't that wide, but since you have a longer hawk you could use the length to add volume on top.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/235805730462440053/ 
and this is the picture that made me think a heaband might work.  I know a bandana doesn't work for a formal wedding but there are plenty of simple headbands options and

Sep 21 13 06:18 pm Link

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Rock Victorian

Posts: 142

Norfolk, Virginia, US

Something like this, perhaps:


http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=moh … edIndex=56

You can always adorn it with "girly" items such as fancy hairpins,etc.

Sep 21 13 08:29 pm Link

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Designit - Edward Olson

Posts: 1637

Eureka, California, US

Über Dami wrote:
Got to be in a wedding much to my dismay as a bridesmaid, the bride wants everyone to have updo's, i have a medium length mohawk and cant figure out how to make it look all fancy or whatever in an updo.  It's not a faux hawk which are all i can find in updo's on a google search.  please help so i don't get more aggravated.

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/ … 091686.jpg

But without having to slick back the sides, since you don't have long hair on your sides.

Sep 21 13 08:45 pm Link

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reni rush

Posts: 289

Carbon Hill, Alabama, US

In my opinion, I would put it up in the style you have in your port in the photo of you wearing the black dress .......I like it !

Sep 21 13 08:53 pm Link

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Joseph William

Posts: 2025

Chicago, Illinois, US

I was in love with
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annabella_Lwin. In the 80s

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--vEcvzvIdDM/UKXJSJuuH8I/AAAAAAAAAeU/S3HRQwT9xZQ/s1600/bww.jpg


Or this again, but some curls hanging down on one side

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120626/09/4fe9e3b3b03e5_m.jpg

Sep 21 13 08:55 pm Link

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Uber Dami

Posts: 5551

New Haven, Connecticut, US

thank you everyone for the input.  i now have some ideas to toy with.  oh...and painting flowers on my scalp, you're joking right? lol i dont want to look like a 70's wallpaper clown man hahah

Sep 22 13 02:07 pm Link

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Lauren Reynolds Makeup

Posts: 282

London, England, United Kingdom

Über Dami wrote:
thank you everyone for the input.  i now have some ideas to toy with.  oh...and painting flowers on my scalp, you're joking right? lol i dont want to look like a 70's wallpaper clown man hahah

EVERYTHING can be rocked if you do it right.

Sep 23 13 07:20 am Link

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Fred Greissing

Posts: 6412

Los Angeles, California, US

First of all I dislike this whole "everyone is a girly virgin for a day wedding BS"

Women need to be women and girls need to be girls. The hell with cookie cutter
fit the politically correct wedding look.

That said you can respectfully dress up for the event and be yourself.

I'd suggest doing the mohawk, but give it a vintage style..... weddings after alll are retro affairs. Look around for a vintage wedding head piece to decorate the Clean shaved part of the hawk and let the hawk do its thing, maybe with a bit of a twist
to it.

Something like this

http://www.loveinthed.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/vintage_bridal-accessory.jpg

or this, but openned up to fly the hawk

http://www.weddingwebcorner.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/vintage-wedding-hair-accessories.jpg

Make the mohawk blown in the wind wavy and pop in a few small white flowers.

Sep 23 13 08:10 am Link

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Becky Ward

Posts: 262

Crawley, England, United Kingdom

how about french plaiting the hair along the center line of your mohawk and if she wants it to be more of an updo twist the plait bit at the bottom(the part that isnt plaited 'against the head') into a plaited bun and put flowers that match your dress/shoes/bag in the center of the bun or around the edges?

Like this:
http://penelopesoasis.com/2011/hair-tut … -updo.html

or you could plait it upwards and have a bun on the top of your head?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtmwZ2-6uO4

Hope this helps and looks girly enough for the bride!

Becky x

Sep 25 13 08:30 am Link

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Axioma

Posts: 6793

Gent, East Flanders, Belgium

Sep 25 13 09:46 am Link

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Uber Dami

Posts: 5551

New Haven, Connecticut, US

thanks for all the ideas....i got one week, im starting to try and mess around with some styles to figure something out.  too bad i suck at doing hair hahah hopefully this week of practice will help.  i knew i should have learned to do hair instead of learning how to weld when i was younger.  no wait...i take that back hahah

Sep 26 13 06:56 am Link

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Keila Sone

Posts: 127

Harrison, New Jersey, US

why dont you let the hairstylist that is styling her hair do it,yes I know then you have paid her,but stressing your self out and is more taxing,plus its a wedding…this could part of your present,have great looking hair for photos is always key

Sep 26 13 05:13 pm Link

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Uber Dami

Posts: 5551

New Haven, Connecticut, US

Keila Sone wrote:
why dont you let the hairstylist that is styling her hair do it,yes I know then you have paid her,but stressing your self out and is more taxing,plus its a wedding…this could part of your present,have great looking hair for photos is always key

no way am i paying a stylist.  plus i really dont care how i look in the pictures, im only in this wedding to try and play nice for my brother since its his wedding.  i just want my hair to be acceptable so i dont have to hear any grief from relatives.

Sep 26 13 08:56 pm Link

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Kirst

Posts: 550

Manchester, New Hampshire, US

as a mohawker myself i recommend wigs or extensions if you have them. at least with wigs/extensions you wouldnt just be buying them for the wedding, you could wear them for shoots too :]
or curl it into a sorta pompadour like i do occasionally. yeah my hair is much shorter, but you can do cooler curls with yours which will make for better updo!

Sep 26 13 09:02 pm Link

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Wilde Hunt Corsetry

Posts: 344

Columbus, Ohio, US

You might want to try 20's era fingerwaves. It looks like you have enough hair to work with and it you really plaster it down like the Pat McGrath Dior era stuff, it could actually look really fabulous.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79938962106902438/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/171207223303952255/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/551550285584749895/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/276830708316836241/

Oct 01 13 10:24 am Link

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I M N Photography

Posts: 2339

New York, New York, US

Über Dami wrote:
Got to be in a wedding much to my dismay as a bridesmaid, the bride wants everyone to have updo's, i have a medium length mohawk and cant figure out how to make it look all fancy or whatever in an updo.  It's not a faux hawk which are all i can find in updo's on a google search.  please help so i don't get more aggravated.

A Mohawk is about as "updo" as you can go.

Just tell her, "This is me, man!"

At least you won't be wearing red...

Oct 01 13 10:33 am Link

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TheMakeupMan

Posts: 3758

Los Angeles, California, US

slicked down on the side and finger waved would be really cool and relevant and work with your style
chic and still edgy

Oct 02 13 06:46 pm Link

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Vasara

Posts: 526

Alexandria, Virginia, US

Agree with the above. Also for your current length possible.

Lots of hair tutorial videos on youtube can show you techniques to try.

Oct 03 13 10:52 am Link

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Laura McDermott

Posts: 107

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I'd love to see a picture of what you decided to go with smile

Oct 04 13 10:21 pm Link

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Eugenya

Posts: 1103

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Maybe get a wig...it might be fun for just one day.  And you could give the wig a mohawk for fun after the wedding.  Or, you could convince the bride to let you wear a lovely hat or fascinator.

Oct 05 13 05:23 am Link