Febru-Hairy Day 1 – Sock Bun

Aaaaaaaaaaand we’re off! Opening this year’s Jo Hoffberg’s favorite/interesting/useful hair tutorials is brought to you by Eisy Morgan. It’s an interesting idea and I’m wondering if this idea/technique could apply elsewhere. What I love about this is how enormous you get make your hair. Well, let’s get started 😀


Grab a sock, cut off the toes, roll it down as if you were cuffing a shirt, and that’s the scrunchie that you’re going to use. Now, fast forward to 2:12 and get started!!

What I like about this video is how few hair-things she used. I love watching videos where people MacGyver things.

I also found this video, which I quite like. Miss Peace n Love‘s voice is….memorable, but I like how she broke this down. Get your hair in a pony tail and start watching at 1:37.

What fun is that instead of using a sock, she used a leg warmer. I think this is the one I’m going to try right now!!

Hair Inspiration in November

Earlier this year in February I did a 28 Day Marathon of vintage-inspired hair videos that I found on youtube. Ever since then, I’ve laid off the hair tutorial videos, but now, my interest has piqued again!

Ask Sash88 shows us how to do three simple hair styles: half up do, diagonal french twist, and at braided bun.

My guess is these would work better for medium-length hair. I really like how at the beginning of the video, she gave a quick preview, filmed everything and laid down vocals and music later, and kept is simple. If that seems silly of me to point out, then you’ve clearly never watched some of the long-winded hair tutorials that are online. I just saved a few minutes of your life; you’re welcome. 🙂

I don’t know about you, but I really like the look of braids and I’ve been interested in how to do a 5 strand braid for a bit.

I am not sure I am going to be able to do this on myself, but I now know how to do it. Lindsay, I think I’ll need to practice on you!

Enjoy, Kittens!

Going to Vegas Hair

I’m off to Vegas with some buddies and I’ve know for quite some time how I wanted to do my hair (thank you Febru-hairy! tutorials!)!

Check this tutorial. Mostly I just wanted to find a reason to post this video because the girl is a crack up!!! Check her facial expressions and how she’s diggin’ on her music and ice coffee!! Love it!

Looks like I gotta get me one of them drawstring …. things. Hahah….I tried. 🙂 Perhaps I’ll end up at a wig store this weekend….who knows?!!

More to come!

Hair by Lindsay K.

Ladies, thank you for all the comments and photos that you’ve sent me. Here is one of the great emails I got from a few of you that I thought I should pass on to everyone! Lindsay, thanks for photographing your hard work and for letting me post this on my blog!! xoxo

1. Side-swept bumper bangs. I didn’t realize I’d been doing bumper bangs until I saw the tutorials! I just got tired of rolling my pin-curl one way and wanted to switch it up. I’m still working on the proper bumper-bang, but this is pretty and easy for now.

2. This is the bumper-bang/pin-curl hybrid I mentioned in the comments. Another thing where I was inspired by the bumper bang tutorials and tired of doing my usual pin-curl (I have bangs that are growing out, it’s how I keep them up and out of my face) in the same direction every day. I had never played around with pulling it to the other side of my face, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it’s a great way to get a simple betty page bangs silhouette without much effort!

3. And finally, I thought it would be fun to make a real style out of how my hair usually ends up at the end of a long, fun night. My hair rejects bobby pins like no other (even though the type I have seems like it would hold them with NO problem, provided there are enough), so towards the end of the night I tend to just give up and have fun with it. All I had to do to make it look a bit nicer was put in one pin to keep it close to the side of my face. We’ll see if it stays…

Anyway, thanks again for your awesome month of hair inspiration! I can’t wait to continue trying all the styles (and for my hair to get just a bit longer – I miss it soooo much it’s ridiculous. I had it to about the same length as yours).

Quick List – Febru-hairy

Ladies, thanks so much for all the great comments and for trying these things with me!! Here’s a quick

Day 1 – Double Bun
Day 2 – Bandana
Day 3 – French Twist/Faux Hawk
Day 4 – Pinup Hairdo
Day 5 – Bangs

Day 6 – How to Curl your Hair & Pinup Curls
Day 7 – Hair Rat
Day 8 – Faux Bob
Day 9 – Victory Rolls
Day 10 – Hair and Makeup

Day 11 – French Braid Friday! Intro to French Braids
Day 12 – Inspired by Bernie
Day 13 – Snood
Day 14 – Pin Curls
Day 15 – Big Bun

Day 16 – Bob Revisited
Day 17 – Hot Rollers
Day 18 – Inside out French Braid
Day 19 – Faux Hawk
Day 20 – Victory Rolls

Day 21 – Side Roll
Day 22 – Retro hairstyle
Day 23 – French Twist
Day 24 – Twist n’ Braid
Day 25 – French Braid Friday – ridiculous and amazing

Day 26 – Snoody Victory
Day 27 – Long Hair and Quick Fixes
Day 28 – Make a Bow with your hair

Which were your favorites?

Hair Tutorial – Day 28

It’s the last day for hair tutorial month and I’ve learned so much. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep myself from being so dull with my hair (even though I think hiding under a beret is nice….and a basic ponytail is rather can be rather pretty)!

A few things I’ve learned about hair tutorials:

1) They don’t look very difficult to film. Perhaps I should do one?!
2) People have some UGLY backdrops!
3) There is lots of talky-talky and some of us just want an expedited version. Sigh….just like in dance classes….there are the talkers and there are the make-the-students-dance-ers.
4) People can make funny faces while using hairspray. This makes me slightly insecure about what silly facial expressions I must have that I don’t know about and that my friends are too kind to tell me about. 🙂
5) The definition of long, medium, and short hair is very flexible. Apparently, what I consider medium length hair is what some people consider to be short.
6) I’ll never have hair the right length. It’s either too short or too long for everything! Hahha, perhaps you feel the same way.
7) I keep finding bobby pins in the oddest places!

Alright. Time for our last video. This kinda (eeek….sorta *squint) relates to fashion in the lindy hop scene. We wear bows in our hair, but what if we were to make our hair into a bow!!! I know you’ve always been wondering how to do this, so here’s the tutorial for you!!

In case you don’t have that much hair, fret not, here’s a video with “little hair”. OMGoodness, the Japanese are so cute!!

Here’s two more for good measures. This chick has shorter hair (as opposed to “little hair”) and can still make this happen. No excuses! Fast forward to 3:50 start 🙂

Different technique. I’ll probably use the second one (starts at 4:10) on my hair.

Ladies, I want to see some Gaga Bows at the next few events. I’ll be Stateside in starting tomorrow and will see some of you at Heartland Swing Festival, then at Southwest Lindyfest, and then at Guys & Girls Gone Wild!! I want to see something from this past month at one of those three events. Come show me so we can take pictures together….it’d be very Japanese for us to do that. Peace-su!!

Oh yeah, and if you don’t know about those events, scroll to the top of the page, click on my calendar, scroll down to the appropriate month, and click on the links! Cheers!!

It’s be a Febru-hairy of a month!!!!

Hair Tutorial – Day 25 – Fabulous Friday

Ok, this one blows my mind. I’ve never thought to twist my hair while braiding it. I think I’ll need to try this on someone first so I can have some sense about the dexterity it takes, but I dig it! It’s edgier than how the girls would have worn their hair in the 1940s, but I still think it’s worthy of being up her for Febru-hairy!

Yeah for no words, a quick run down, and good camera angles! That is a great tutorial according to me!!

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Hahah, here is how to do a 5 Braid. What’s so great about this is that it’s not done with hair, it’s done with dough! Now learn it!

And last, but not least, here is one that will also test your french braiding skills. I still can’t do this consistently, but I’m working on it! I often do the same thing she does with the end of her hair. Once you finish your braid (variation), then roll it up and pin the crap out of it to your head so it won’t go anywhere while you’re dancing!

What other variations have you come up with? Do you prefer to braid in pig tails or all of your hair? Over the top, or around the back?

Keep sending and posting pictures!!

Hair Tutorial – Day 24 – Twist n Braid

Two tutorials on twisting the hair! Based on my own experience (and common sense), this gets easier with practice. The first time I did this I nailed it, and most other times I’ve tried twisting my hair I get to the end and then hairs magically loosen themselves. Arg.

I really, really like how quick a precise this hair tutorial is.

Here’s a similar tutorial that requires 3 hands. Heheh, not really, but it’d be helpful, that’s for sure. Just look how quickly the older girl whips through this style.

I don’t typically style my hair when it’s wet, but I can see why it’d be worth doing so when trying this hairstyle.

Here’s a picture of me trying this out. Took me 2 minutes to get up the first time and 10 the second time. Blimey!

Click on photo for a larger view.