Thursday, January 31, 2013

Double Dutch braids with hidden center part~ one of my favorites

This is one of my favorite looks, but it takes a little bit more effort than usual so I don't do it very often.

To make these braids, I first part my hair evenly down the middle. When I make the Dutch braid on the left side of my head, I gather hair from the right side of the part when I'm adding hair to the inside section. I gather hair closest to my face for the outer section, as usual.  The hair that I would normally add to the inner-most section, I flip up and over to save it for making my right braid. Then when I make the Dutch braid on the right side of my head, I add the left-over sections of hair from the left side of my part.  These criss-crossed sections are what hide the center part. I hope this makes sense!

Maybe the pictures will help:

I love my butterfly hairclips! I wish the store would go ahead and order more~ maybe soon.
Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chain Braids Updo

I learned how to do this technique from the internet~ I believe some people call it a "snake" braid but I prefer "chain" braid. Personal preference, I guess...

To make a chain braid, you first make an English braid. Make sure it's not too loose, but not too tight either. Then when you reach the end, hold the center piece firmly with two fingers, and with your other hand push the two outer sections back up the braid all the way to the top. Then you slowly pull them back down the center strand until the links in your chain are arranged the way you like. In these pictures, I first made a French braid headband. Then I put my hair into two ponytails, one on top of the other. I made several chain braids with the hair from each ponytail. I folded the braids up and under, and wrapped the ends into a bun that covered the top ponytail. I clipped in in place with a hairclip and was ready to go!

This is one of my favorite pictures of Wimsey~ he is sooo cute :-)
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Monday, January 28, 2013

About my hairclips...


Several friends from the LHC and also here on my blog have asked me where I get my hairclips, especially the butterflies. I get them at a store here on my island. Unfortunately, it's been a while since the store ordered new ones, but I'm hoping they will get some more one day!

Sometimes a friend sends me hairclips~ like the ones I'm wearing in my hearts-and-flowers hairstyle.  Another friend from the LHC sent me these beautiful pearl-and-diamond star clips from Germany:


My sister uses hair sticks, but I have personally never been comfortable with those. I'll have to get her to put her hair up with hair sticks so I can post pictures :-)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dutch Braid - Flower Updo~ my look for today

Hello everyone,

First of all, thank you so much for all the views and comments on my length pictures~ I've had so much fun sharing these with you all. <3

A friend posted a picture on my Facebook timeline of a hairstyle I've seen but haven't yet tried myself. She inspired me to give it a try, so here is my look for today:

The original picture posted on Facebook:

(As you've probably noticed by now, I have a lot more than just one picture to post...)

Some other views of my look for today:

Oh, and in case you're wondering what it looked like from the front:

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Beehive Updo~ my look after length pictures

Hello everybody!

I've been wanting to take some new length pictures, and finally had time this morning!  Thanks for all the views.

For obvious reasons I couldn't wear my hair down the rest of the day, so I piled it up on top of my head in this quick and easy beehive hairstyle:

The long section of hair is actually part of my fringe that I've been growing out, but I really like the interest it adds. Maybe I'll keep this accent as my signature style :-)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Length Pictures~ January 2013

Some length shots taken this morning~ a couple of stills and then some hair-action pictures on the new tree swing :-)  I hope you have a fun-filled week-end!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

French-braided Fishtail

The braid behind my Braid Waves post

A friend on the Long Hair Community asked me how I had braided my hair to make the braid waves in these pictures.

The day before, I had braided my hair in this French-braided fishtail style with a side bun. I learned how to do this look from Lilith Moon's video.

I really like a fishtail has such an interesting look to it. To get my braid waves, I just slept in the French fishtail braid that night and when I let my hair down the next morning...ta-da!! Braid waves :-)
Thanks for looking~ come back again soon!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Taekwondo Hairstyle~ double buns

Hey everybody,

Today was very action-packed!  My friend from Korea and I trained together, then our team went to teach Taekwondo class at a local high school. My hairstyle lasted the whole day without coming down or even getting a little loose. In fact, it's still up in the same style right now!

I made two English braids at the top of my head. Then I made two lower pig-tails with my braids and remaining hair. I wrapped each pig-tail up into a cinnamon bun and held them in place with claw clips. Here are a few pictures from training class plus a hair picture taken afterwards~

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Zig-Zag French Braid

I fixed my hair in this style a few days ago, but rushed out of the house without stopping to take pictures. I had these pictures from a previous time, though, and I actually really like how the braid turned out then. I first saw pictures of this style on an internet search~ so here is my version of the zig-zag French braid with a side bun:

Thank you for looking!