October 21, 2010

New take on Chinese bun

I can't do this style because my hair is too long and heavy, but this is perfect for mid length hair that is not too full. I applaud anyone who can make this look really good and I'm jealous.

September 10, 2010

Submissions, Please

With 21 credits on my plate this semester, I barely have time to brush my hair, let alone style it. If any readers have hairstyles they would like to display, please post them in the comments section of this post (with pictures if you can). Thanks and have a brilliant weekend!

April 7, 2010

Tornado of Twists!

This is a style my friend Sarah made by pinning up a lot of little twists. Her hair is very curly so this is easier for her to do than me, as my hair is only wavy. My twists failed a little bit when I tried this.

All she used to hold the twists were bobby pins (and a little hairspray, I think). This would make a beautiful wedding style whether you are the bride or just attending, and it wouldn't be amiss for a fancy evening out or ball.

February 25, 2010

Greek braid: "Gaia the Earth Goddess"

Here is a style my friend Kate made. I can't do it on myself, but it is really lovely and much like styles on Greek and Roman statues. It would also be great for a Renaissance Faire. I think Kate even looks like the pictures of Gaia in my elementary school history textbooks...

February 7, 2010

Regency French Twist

My version of a French Twist with curls is a bit sloppy, but you can get the general idea from the pictures.

I think the making of it had something to do with making a loose bun and then turning it on its end and rolling it into itself (leaving the curls out of course). Check out my second ever post ("Timeless Twist: "A La Parisienne"") for French-Twist-making instructions. These will give you at least a skeleton of an idea on how to make this, but I say: "trial and error, my friends!"

January 31, 2010

Cinnamon Roll Buns

The first style here was made by my friend Sarah and I have no idea how she did it.

The second is a pretty simple bun I wore at Christmas that got lots of comments (positive). You basically make it the opposite way you usually make a bun. Instead of spiraling from the inside to the outside, you twist the hair and make the big outside spiral first. Then you go in until the last bit of hair is in the very inside of the bun.

January 20, 2010

Goddess Braid

Here is my favorite new do. It does require a trip to Claire's or Icing, but is well worth the nominal amount of money. It gives you a mature earth-mother-like feel and a sweet sprightliness all at once. And so I call it the Goddess Braid, or perhaps plait would be more appropriate. Anywhoo, what you need from Claires are some small fabric flowers (you could use feather flowers I guess, or a different color of them) and some little spirally things that have a jewel in the center. these you can twist into your hair and I have never seen them anywhere but Claire's. If you know where else to get them please comment and tell me. I currently only have diamond and red ones and am looking for pearl ones (which were discontinued at Claire's boo hoo). If there is no Claire's near you try a Fuego; they have some pretty sweet hair stuff too. The flowers should cost no more than $5 total and the hair spirals are usually about $12.50 (though they are always on sale). Good luck with this simple style and enjoy!