Three days later, she emailed me to say someone else had asked for my date. HAH! Plan early, I always say!
So, I went in for my trial, with my trusty bridesmaids for consultation. Here are pictures.
Style 1, a low chignon:
Style 2, a high style I refer to as the Conehead:
My main conclusion from these pictures is, yes, I still hate my profile. Hate, hate, HATE it. I will have to make sure the photographer I choose knows to never, ever shoot me in profile. That's what the 3/4 view was invented for!
The second conclusion is that I like Style #2 better. I love the look of the chignon from the back, but from the front and side I think the Conehead looks better. Which is funny because I went in determined to have the low chignon, and then at the last minute I saw a picture of Marcia Cross in a high sleek updo and thought, "Hey, why not?"
Boy, was my hair shiny after all the product she put in it. And my sweetie said I looked beautiful! Of course, I must be careful never again to let him see me from the side....