Nathalie Davies
Nathalie Davies 28 Jan 2019

Hair - to cut or not to cut??

I currently have long hair and I really want to cut it into a bob! My wedding is in October 2020 so under 2 years away, however half of my friends are telling me to wait, and the other half are saying to go for it!! I just think, if I hate it, I have time to grow it, but I may even end up having my hair up which you won’t even notice if it’s cut or not?! ???? Photo on left is 3 years ago, photo on right is 6 months ago. I’ve lost weight since then! Help?!

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67 Comments
Michelle Goldsworthy
Michelle Goldsworthy 29 Jan 2019

Your day, your hair, only you can decide this one 😊 both look beautiful

Demi Wright
Demi Wright 29 Jan 2019

Go for it , if you hate it you can always get extensions

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Both look fab. Why don't you cut it for charity?

If you want it long on the day, extensions have come a long way.

Hannah Cairns
Hannah Cairns 29 Jan 2019

I have literally just done the same thing! I wanted something shorter to see if I could pull it off before our wedding June 2020 and thought it's a long enough time to grow back if I didn't like it

Emily Payne
Emily Payne 29 Jan 2019

Keep the long hair! I cut my hair and it cost me £500 in extensions

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Nat, just cut it it'll grow and 2 years is plenty time if you're gunna go for a similar length in the first pic.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

My hair stylist for wedding said shorter is better for an up do tbh! My was bob length but she did something to it that made my up do look like I had more hair than I actually did

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

You have to go with what you are comfortable with now, you can’t always think ahead, live in the moment! Two years is a long time, it’ll definitely grow if you change your mind!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

I cut my hair and then set a date and now I'm panicking it's not going to grow back in time 🤣

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Cutting it be better idea good for the hair. You have a couple of years till your wedding so should be fine but if you want/need it longer as everyone says add extensions. I did on the day for my style.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Go for it nd dont look back. Im getting wed in march and im not going to look back it will be the best day of your life x x

Leigh Burton
Leigh Burton 29 Jan 2019

I've gone the opposite way - so I'm trying to grow my hair out, but my h2b likes my hair short. I haven't cut it for about 4 months and is still quite short. But if I decide to go back to short I can just chop it.

There are always options and ways around things. It's your day not your friends :) x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

You said YOU WANT to cut it into a bob... so cut it into a bob and stop worrying about what others think. Asking people means you’re not 100% sure it’s the right thing to do... or you don’t feel confident choosing for yourself... life is too short and your husband to be will love you regardless of what your hair looks like on your big day! I promise that on the day you won’t care that you have a hair out of place... you will be so in the moment that you will enjoy the day for what it is really about.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Go for it! I’ve always had v long hair but my daughter was cutting & donating hers to The Princess Trust and asked me to join her, I couldn’t so no! I’m getting married this October but know my hair grows well & will probably be an up do anyway. Good luck, embrace the change!!

Victoria Beer
Victoria Beer 29 Jan 2019

Go with what you want now. You can always grow it and get extensions if need be.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Go for it, if you don't like it you have loads of time for it to grow again. There is always the option of extensions and they don't need to cost the earth.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

By that time your hair will be mid lengh and that hairs actually easier I got told my hair was so much hassle because it was soo long! And if you need it longer you can always get clip in extensions

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Go for it, if you want your hair shorter do it my hair was that length at my wedding and I still managed to get it put up also as you said you have the time to grow it back if you change your mind xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

If you want to cut your hair, to hell with what anyone says. But you do look stunning with short hair

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

I got my clip in extensions for 70 quid from the market just had to sit and sew the clips on, by the end of the day i had my short hair back because long hair was annoying me

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Hair is hair it can always be grown out or extensions put it. Ignore your friends and do what you want. Your hair your choice

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

I say cut it! It’s only hair it’ll grow back as someone with VERY long hair, it’s totally unmanageable long, you can always get extensions for the big day if it’s not the length you want!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

You have plenty of time to grow it back so i would cut it

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

cut it. You can always use clip in extentions if you wanted to

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Cut it it'll always grow back! U have 2 years until your wedding and as previously said you might have an up do it's easier with short hair!( I've been told by a stylist friend) just don't so a really short bob have a longer one maybe to get use to it if you love it get it shorter? X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Been trying to grow my hair for a year after cutting it short just before he proposed.. worse decision ever I'd keep it long! My short hairs grown in so much thinner... but everyone is different!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

I say go for it! This time last year I had my head shaved (number 8 all over) my hair is now shoulder length, it'll grow back in no time.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

I wanted to do the same. But I grew it for the wedding as I knew I wanted an updo with plaits so wanted as much hair as possible. I've now had it cut short and donated it to the princess trust

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Just go with what you want. I am personally letting mine grow after cutting it short last summer, it just takes ages to grow. I personally like longer hair for bridal hairstyles but there are also some really cute styles for shorter hair so just do what you want, not what others tell you too.

Amanda Richardson
Amanda Richardson 29 Jan 2019

Go for what you want to do if you want to get married then do don’t let others decide for you

Nathalie Davies
Nathalie Davies 29 Jan 2019

Oh thanks everyone 😍😍 this was my post! I really appreciate all your comments 😍

I know it sounds daft asking for advice for hair haha, just wondered if anyone else had long hair for their wedding which was hard to work with, or whether shorter hair was easier etc.

I do have just under 2 years, yes! ☺️ I’m so torn 😂 but I definitely will take on all of your advice and have a good think!! ☺️ xxx

Rachael Watkinson
Rachael Watkinson 29 Jan 2019

If you want to cut it cut it. I am growing mine for my wedding but after that i intend to get the whole chopped off.

Kathy Deane
Kathy Deane 29 Jan 2019

Go with what you want.. I had my hair cut and then had to have it cropped not long before the wedding. I got extensions so it didn't matter. Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Plenty of time to grow it x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

You will struggle to have you hair up if you have a bob! I would honestly wait, you've got plenty of time to enjoy your bob, but it is your body and your choice.

Karolina Kozak
Karolina Kozak 29 Jan 2019

Do it. Who says you have to have long hair on your wedding day anyway? There’s so many nice hair styles you could have with shorter lengths and if you really want it long for the wedding you can always have extensions put in for that occasion x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

I had mine cut into a bob after my wedding, only because i needed long hair for the hairstyle i wanted. X

Id wait until you're set on a hairstyle personally x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Do what you want. You can always get extensions if you want it long for the day. Why wait another year being unhappy with your hair?

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Go for it girl change is good and it will grow back by then.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

Do what you want, if you don't like it, it'll grow and if it doesn't grow as much as you want, wear extensions. Ignore others opinions otherwise you'll end up getting mixed opinions and getting yourself confused

Heidi Phillips X
Heidi Phillips X 29 Jan 2019

Go short 💇🏻‍♀️✂️

Jennifer Moore
Jennifer Moore 29 Jan 2019

Keep your hair long, I regret my hair cut so much

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

My wedding is May 2020 and I’ve just chopped mine. It’ll grow back life’s to short
xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jan 2019

I get married this October and had super long hair and wanted the Bob. Got it all chopped off such a mistake. I would never ever do it again. Now I’m going to be paying a bomb for extensions on the day

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Jan 2019

I recommend doing it sooner rather than later. I decided only a few months before my wedding to go from peroxide blonde back to my natural brunette colour with a few highlights and trim off the dead hair. I lost 7 inches, went ginger twice (I like ginger but wanted to be my natural colour) and ended up having hair extensions in for the big day just to thicken and lengthen my hair slightly. Doing it sooner gives you more time to play with if things don't go the way you want. Either way you will look beautiful on the day so choose what YOU want and feel comfortable with

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Jan 2019

This is an issue i have i want to cut my hair short but its taken me a really long to grow it. But i also want to keep it long so i can style it for our wedding xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Jan 2019

Shorter hair really suits you! Worse comes to the worse you could always have extensions but there's SO many pretty styles you could have with shorter hair too x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Jan 2019

Just make sure you think about ho2 you want the style to sit around your face on the day. Apply the rough rule of 1/2inch growth per month and then deduct a bit off that x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Jan 2019

It's your hair. Do want you want to it. You'll look beautiful on your big day no matter how long your hair is. If need be, you can use extensions for the day. I shave my head last year and now I'm growing mine to get to to as least shoulder length, if need be I will add extra hair for volume

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Jan 2019

Do it!

Rebecca Bailey
Rebecca Bailey 30 Jan 2019

My wedding is June 2020, so I'm keeping it long so I have lots of options with hair styles. After the wedding tho I will probably lop it off!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Jan 2019

Do it! It’s only hair, it’ll grow back :)

Matilda Harding
Matilda Harding 30 Jan 2019

Go for it! ❤

Shauna Leigh
Shauna Leigh 30 Jan 2019

I did mine yesterday! Although mines a bit shorter than a bob ;) mine will grow back beautifully by my wedding in June 2020

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Jan 2019

Personally I think that the shorter style suits you best. Frames your face very nicely. Plus you can always wear your hair up for the wedding or extention.

Jennifer McEvoy
Jennifer McEvoy 30 Jan 2019

So what u like with it. I'm the same with my hair it's below my shoulders and I get very bored easily and could just have it cut short but I know how I want my hair so I'm gonna stick to growing mine so I can get the effect I want.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Jan 2019

Go for it! It looks lovely, frames your face nice :) and if you change youind, grow it again or get extensions! Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Jan 2019

Go for it, you have time to grow it back and there’s always extensions too xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Jan 2019

Have your hair long for the wedding and have a lovely day
Then after cut your hair into a bob and that way you have a great time wedding day and you get the bob you want
That what I did when I got married
I had it long for the day and after i got back from my honeymoon I got my hair cut
Hope it helps you

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Jan 2019

Cut it!!! ‍️

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Jan 2019

Bob! Looks great, makes you look more like a lady, not a girl.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 31 Jan 2019

Do what you want, you’ll be sickening pretty whatever you do

Jessica Pearce
Jessica Pearce 31 Jan 2019

Do what you want to do! It is not about other people. Your hair grows roughly 4-6 inches a year so you should be okay to cut it now and if you do not like it grow some back. Just remember, it is what you want!

sharon finestone
sharon finestone 31 Jan 2019

Cut it. You can always get hair extensions for your wedding

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 31 Jan 2019

Do it. You have to feel happy in yourself all the time. It will grow back or have high quality yair extensions put in as a one off for the big day

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2019

Nows the time to experiment in preparation of your big day

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Feb 2019

If you are unsure, try finding a wig that looks similar to the cut you want and test it out that way. Try it w/ the hairstyle you want for your wedding and see if you like it first. That way if you decide you want to change it you still could. Or you can do both, wear a wig w/ the cut and however you want to style your hair for either the wedding or reception and then change it up for the other. I've seen people do that before

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