Our Wedding Plan: My Hair!

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Since the theme of our wedding is "Old Hollywood", I'm trying to maintain an old-school feeling in many of the elements that I've planned.  The decor that I've chosen so far has been retro-style, and my centerpieces will be simple red roses with black ostrich feathers.

And maybe a shiny (fake) rhinestone thrown in for good measure, because I cannot deny myself of anything shiny.

As soon as I decided to make the theme of the wedding "Old Hollywood", I immediately knew that I wanted a finger wave hairstyle.  And, if you've been following along, it's going to go smashingly with my dress, our chapel, and the decor.

I love Audrey Hepburn.  I love classic movies (before color film was even on the radar).  I love the culture and the romance and the disgusting indulgence of it all.  I love the bright red lipstick and the outlandish black eyeliner.  And I love the finger wave.  Old fashioned or modern, it just doesn't matter.  I simply love the finger wave.

When I think of the modern finger wave, I think of Gwen Stefani.  I don't know why.  Maybe it's because I'm 30-something, and she was the first mainstream chick to rock a finger wave in my era.   It doesn't really matter why--the fact is that Gwen Stefani ROCKED the finger wave.

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Christina Aguilera is also a modern pioneer of the finger wave.

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And several other celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon.  Here are some of my favorites:

This is an interesting twist...but I'm not sure that I like how it is poofy at the ends.  You know that I hate poofy.  Poofy has the tendency of throwing me over the edge.

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Simple and understated on Charlize.  I like the hair doo-dad used in this style.

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Oh, Hi Greta!  I love you.

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Did I mention that I love Greta too?  And I love her hair.

Nicole even gave the finger wave a shot.  With not much success, in my opinion...but she tried.

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My head is way to big to pull this one off, but congrats to you, Kate Bosworth.

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This is my favorite in the non-celebrity realm of finger waves.  I think that it's gorgeous, although I would have to tame that poof on the side.  Just say no to poof.

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So, what do you think?

To finger wave or not to finger wave?

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