Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Hairstyle...

So far I have only done one post on hair, I think. So I decided it was high time I did a tutorial of one of my favorite styles. I love this one because it is so simple and easy and I can actually do it on myself without assistance! YAY!

I've never done a tutorial before, so bare with me. Well see how this goes....

Start with curling your hair (unless you have been blessed with natural curls - in that case, ignore this step and enjoy it). I did mine using a straightener (I know - it sounds weird to curl with a straightener, but seriously, it works!)

Next, take the top layer at the back of your head and pull it into a little poof at the top. If you like bigger poofs you can tease it up, but I prefer just a little bit, so the teasing isn't necessary). Secure with 2 or 3 bobby pins. 

By about 1" pieces, scoop layers of hair back to the base section (above) and secure each piece with a bobby pin.

It should look something like this.

Make sure to leave the front curls out to the very end. That way you can get a slight twist on the side of your head and have more control of how the front looks.

Once you have the hair pinned back, start taking the front pieces and adding them as well. They will need more pins by the side of your head if your hair is the same length or shorter than mine.


Here is how I do the twist using bobby pins. I pull the hair back and secure it as far back as I can. Then I pull it until is lays nicely in the front, and isn't slicked against my head. I take a few bobby pins and insert them on the sides as shown above (open side of bobby pin up with hair inside, pull up, and turn until the open side is down, and then push in until semi-hidden).

It should look like this now, or at least a little bit like this. :) You can just leave it like that, but I like to do something with the bottom layers that were not pinned up.

Take a small clip and pull the hair back, up, and under until the clip is hidden. It doesn't have to have a lot of hair in it, just enough so that it isn't hitting your ear.

Repeat on the other side

And there you have it! 

Now, please tell me if you were able to follow that at all. And if you want more hair tutorials. Or if I should stick with my sewing projects. :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Quote of the Day

"It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively, without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind;—but when a beginning is made—when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt—it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more."
-Chapter XI of Jane Austen's Emma

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