I'm going to a wedding this weekend and I need to do something with my hair. I'm sort of in the bridal party -long story, but I was supposed to be maid of honor, but now I'll be sitting with the parents, in all the pics, etc.
I have the most insane hair. It always, always looks messy, no matter what I do to it. I haven't figured out a way to make it look presentable, besides putting on a headband and pulling it back. Its curly but really fine, really frizzy. And the texture isn't consistent at all- the back of my hair is like Botticelli ringlets, but the layer on top and by my face are barely wavy. Here are some examples of my hair type (only the first one is much more polished than mine):
My hair is more like this, without the horrible roots:
Uhg. I hate my hair. At any rate, I need to figure out how to do something with it ASAP. I'd like a nice, clean half-updo. I'm open to straightening my hair, or curling it.
My question: how do people get their hair (without going to a hairstylist) to look like this:
Is it possible to get it that smooth, sleek curled look on my own? If so, how? What products / tools do I need to use?