Hair, Skin and Nails

In January, I started taking Biotin (for hair, skin & nails). At first, I was doubling up on a 1000 mcg dose (hoping there were no lasting side-effects from that!)… and it was working, my hair was growing at an alarming rate. Then I found a 5000 mcg bottle, so I knew my previous 2000 mcg wasn’t too much. My hair is continuing to grow… and will hopefully be long enough for an elegant up-do by August.

I asked my bridesmaids their thoughts on hair for the wedding, and most agreed they would prefer simple do’s… some even offering to do their own. I am still at a loss for what to do with my own hair, but will have a trial later this month in hopes of figuring it out… and I purchased this awesomeness today to help me with my decision.IMG_5160

I also got a manicure today, which got me thinking about my wedding nails. Do I want a french manicure? Do I want gel nails? Do I want my BMs to have their fingers & toenails all matching? Right now, I don’t know. I’m kind of ambivalent about it – but open to suggestions/opinions. I do know this, I am loving this simple color that I chose today (“Creme Glaze” by Essie). IMG_5159
And now… I’m off to my last class before our mini-vacay in Florida. St. Augustine, here we come!

Hair’s the dilemma

Last Friday, I went for a dose of hairapy and was given quite the surprise, my stylist no longer works at the salon I have been going to for a year. I was not contacted with this information and I do not know her last name, so I cannot search for her. The salon acted as if she never existed… telling me that I had only seen one stylist there (year ago) which was the very first time I was there. That kind of irked my nerves, but more than anything, I started wondering… who is going to do my hair for my wedding now??

We had discussed back in November some potential wedding styles and I loved the fact that she was engaged as well! Now, I still have a good relationship with my stylist back home in Virginia but after thinking about asking her to come down for the wedding, I realized I would be paying more for her travel than I would for the hair-do.

This is really the first “set-back” that I’ve had in planning and I’m sure there are many capable stylists in the Charlotte/Fort Mill area, it’s just that whole process looming over me now of going to meet a new stylist, see if I like how they do my hair and of course, seeing what they can do with it for the wedding. Hopefully it doesn’t turn out like this:

I would love to hear stylist recommendations for the area… who did your wedding hair?!