Februhairy 2012 Review

What a month of hair!! Thank you to all of the people the checked in daily and for the sweet note you sent me.

Here’s a recap of all the things you saw during this past month!

WEEK ONE

Day 1 – Sock Bun 
Day 2 – Front Swirl (a favorite!!)
Day 3 – Marilyn Curls 
Day 4 – Faux Pin Up Bangs
Day 5 – French Twist
Day 6 – Edgy French Braid 
Day 7 – Victory Bun 

WEEK TWO

Day 8 – Rihanna Inspired 
Day 9 – Alternative Braid 
Day 10 – Pin Curl Updo
Day 11 – Mermaid Tail Braid
Day 12 – Quick Twist 
Day 13 – 1940s Pin Up
Day 14 – Fun Bun

WEEK THREE

Day 15 – Pin Up Bandana – accessory
Day 16 – Victory Rolls (this is a favorite!)
Day 17 – Sponge Rollers  
Day 18 – Vintage Vixon
Day 19 – Twist and Pin
Day 20 – Color Bug hair color
Day 21 – Elegant Fauxhawk

WEEK FOUR

Day 22 – Scarf Wrap Tutorial – accessory
Day 23 – Fishtail Braid
Day 24 – Roll it Up!
Day 25 – 1940s Reverse Roll Hairstyle 
Day 26 – Not Your Average Ponytail 
Day 27 – Mohawk Monday!
Day 28 – Milkmaid Braids

Day 29 – Five Strand Braid

Day 23 – Fishtail Braid

Another great hair tip from The Beauty Department! You know what, this actually makes me feel like I could do this. For some reason, I’ve been under the impression that a fishtail braid was harder than the rest. Silly me!

The hardest thing about doing a fishtail braid on yourself is getting it started. In this video, I’m giving you one of my favorite secret tricks… start with a clear elastic then cut it out at the end. By starting with a clear elastic at the top, you never have to worry about holding 4 confusing pieces together to get your braid going. You can just go straight into it!

Tools: 2 clear elastics, scissors, patience.

Steps:

For a smoother braid, brush your hair out first. For a messier braid, leave the natural texture and separate the hair with your fingers.
Create a ponytail using a clear elastic.
Split the ponytail into two separate pieces.
Take a piece from the first side and pass it to the 2nd side.
Next take a piece from the 2nd side and pass it back to the 1st side.
Once you’ve finished your braid, go in with your scissors and CAREFULLY cut the clear elastic at the top.
Optional: gently pull on the pieces to loosen it up if you wish!
When you’re fishtail braiding, don’t think too hard! You’re simply making X’s. Also, remember that when you take the little piece from one side and pass it to the other side, you don’t need to keep track of it.

 

 

Day 11 – Mermaid Tail Braid

Yessssssss, I love quick-n-dirty hair tutorials!!! This chick is a video pro! After watching the last few videos I’ve posted, I really appreciate how Bebexo delivers her content.

I just tried this and I really like what my multicolored hair looks like when braided like this; however, I really ought to style the front of my hair. Without bangs, my do just looks flat. What works for you in the front?

Day 9 – Alternative Braid

Hahah, I’m pretty terrible at this one. I can’t quite get the proportions the way I want them (yet), but I think this idea is really neat. I’ve never even thought about twisting my hair like this to make a braid before. Guess you learn something new every day!

Any tricks you’ve found to make this work for you?

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!

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.

Hair Tutorial – Day 16 – Bob Revisited

I want short hair. I want long hair. I want short hair. I want long hair. It seems easier to do things with short hair, but you’re limited by your length. It’s easy to work with long hair because you have more options, but then you have to deal with the extra length. Gahhh!!! I need more wigs, or weaves and personal assistants.

Hahha….I laugh at myself after reading what I’ve just written. I’ll keep it up there anyways.

Bob Revisited. Luckily I found a lovely lady with long hair who bobbed herself out! I love it! Back to wanting longer hair!

Here was my attempt at a bob.

Wish I had better shots of my hair from this, but you can kinda see it. I think had I used product, it would have stayed in for the entire show. Oh well, you live and you learn!