Monday, December 31, 2012

Another personal favorite~ Pig-Tails for Long Hair

2013 is less than an hour away!

Happy New Year, everybody!

While I'm sitting here waiting for the clock to strike, I thought I would post another of my personal favorite hairstyles~ pig-tails for really long hair!  I have so many pictures and a hard time deciding which ones to leave out~ maybe I'll just post them all...

(Not quite all...believe it or not I did leave a couple out :-)
Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you have a wonderful start to the new year! I guess this will be my last post for 2012...

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Easy Lace Rope Braided Updo

Hello everybody,

Happy New Year in advance!  Only a few days left in 2012...

I was in a rush this morning and wanted to fix my hair in a pretty yet easy style.  So I did two rope lace braids and braided them together in an English braid, then put that into a braided bun.  Here are some pictures of my finished look:

I first learned how to do this lace braid from a braid book that someone sent me years ago. It had black-and-white pictures of a girl doing different French braids and buns, and other simple hairstyles. When I make these lace rope braids, I take a small section of hair from one side above my eye, and divide it into two equal sections.  Then I take the outer-most section and bring it up and over the inner-most section. The inner-most section is now on the outside, so I add a little hair to that and bring it up and over, etc....

The trick is to keep the first lace braid from unraveling while I'm making the second braid. To do this, I keep braiding the rope braid even after I've stopped adding more hair, until it's long enough for me to hold the end of the braid in my...mouth, actually!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Circle French Braid

The girls in Russia certainly know how to braid hair! I discovered this video on YouTube today and would so love to try it out. I'll have to see what I can do...

In the past I've tried a similar look~

Now to figure out how to do the double version...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Length picture~ animated with Lunapic


2013 is just a few days away~ I hope you're having a fun week-between-Christmas-and-New-Year's.

A friend told me about, an on-line picture editing website, so I took a look for myself. It is mesmerizing! You'll have to visit when you get time~ I was amazed at all the different picture effects and animations they have available. Not only that, but it's free and easy to use!

I tried the rolling animation effect on this collage hair length picture (taken this summer):

There are so many other effects to try out~ this is one of the more basic choices. Just in case you're getting dizzy, I'll upload the original picture with no animation. I don't want to make anyone sea-sick!

Thank you for dropping by to look at my pictures. I hope you have a good night and a fun New Year's!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Waterfall Braided Updo~ my Christmas Day hairstyle


Merry Christmas!

We had such a great Christmas Day, celebrating with friends and family. I hope your day was as special and memorable as mine was~ and full of good food, too!

I had a new Christmas dress (picture below) and wanted to fix my hair in a style that would match. So I tried a waterfall braid with a braided bun. Following the steps that I learned from Lilith Moon's video, I made a waterfall braid but zig-zagged it from one side of my head to the other, and then back again. In a waterfall braid you leave one of the main pieces out of your braid. I would add these left-over sections of hair into the lower levels of the braid. I hope this makes sense! Doing this created a basket-weave effect~ here are some pictures so you can hopefully see what I mean:






How did I keep all the sections straight, you ask? I used the double-mirror trick~ our bathroom has a mirror over the sink and a mirror on the front of the door, so I can stand in front of one and see the back of my head in the other. Very handy, no pun intended. :-)

Thanks so much for looking! I hope the rest of your Christmas week is filled with fun times and new, good memories for years to come.

2013 is almost here!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Braid Waves

Hey everybody,

Merry Christmas Eve-Eve! I hope you are having a lovely holiday season with family and friends. Thanks for dropping by to view more posts on my hair website. I thought since I say "super long hair" I should upload a few length pictures.

So, here are some pictures of braid waves taken on vacation in Hawaii a few months ago:


Later this morning, I put my hair up in this style, which is actually another go-to hairstyle for me:

Merry Christmas! God bless us, every one!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Dutch Lace Braid~ my look for today

Thanks to Lilith Moon's new video shown here:

I had the idea to try out a Dutch lace braid today.  This is no where near as lovely as Lilith's look, but maybe I can try to do this exact same hairstyle later.

I do like a Dutch lace braid~ it's a smooth and easy way to dress up your hair!  Especially when you want to put it up in a bun, like I did today.  Here are some pictures~ Wimsey wanted his picture taken, too. He got a Christmas bath this morning so he's all nice and camera-ready!

Thanks for looking! Remember to check back often for new looks and hairstyles. I hope you're having a very Merry Christmas Eve-Eve-Eve!
"Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy
would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy
would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your Baby Boy
has come to make you new?
This Child that you delivered,
will soon deliver you...
Mary, did you know?"

Friday, December 21, 2012

Braided Scarf Bun

I love Lilith Moon's videos! She is such a sweet person and a wonderful communicator~ and she has such great ideas for styling hair.

Here is one of the looks I learned from her~ a braided scarf bun:

Here is the link to Lilith Moon's tutorial video on YouTube:

Only four days till Christmas!  (On my side of the world, that is.) 

Merry Christmas, everyone :-)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Back-and-Forth Braided Updo

Hello friends,

On Sunday I started out making a simple braided headband, but ended up carrying the braid back and forth until I ran out of hair to add to the braid.  (I was braiding with the lace-braid technique, like a French braid but I only added hair to one side.)  I braided the length of my hair and put it in a horizontal bun.  I wanted to keep the over-all back-and-forth look going even in the bun.  Here are some pictures~ I hope you can see what I'm talking about~ my explanations can get muddled sometimes!

On another note, I'm so glad to live in a place that has year-round summer weather!  The tree I'm standing in front of is called "pwanang" in the local language, although I've heard that other places call it "King of Perfume."  And that is exactly what it is!  I'll have to post pictures of the flowers later.  They are little green star-like flowers with the most beautiful smell...
Thanks for coming by and checking out my new post!  Feel free to share with your friends who would like to follow me, too.
Merry Christmas from Wimsey and me :-)

"Think Snow"