Day 8 – Rihanna Inspired

The ever-so-fabulous Sarah Breck sent this to me and I thought it was worthy of a share. Thanks Sarah!!

 

I’ve been know to wear my hair in a similar style to this, and I think how I do it is much more simple; however, I think this looks more professionally done. Regardless, I think this looks smashing.

Send me a picture if you try this. Would love to see how it looks!

Day 7 – Victory Bun

Yup, another bun!! They are so versatile; they are messy, classy, clean, chic, or grungy depending on how you personalize it. What can I say, I appreciate a nice bun, hun!

This gal has amazing eyes…

….and a solid hair tutorial. What I like is that she’s basically uses a victory roll technique to roll her hair up and then has turned those rolls into a bun. Just saying, it’s a great idea and I can’t believe I never thought of it. On the other hand, this does mean you need to spend more than 60 seconds on your hair (heheh, often when I’m putting my hair in a bun, it takes less than a minutes. Keeping in place is another story).

Day 3 – Marilyn Curls

Ladies, if you have short hair, then this is the tutorial for you!

Why this video? For one, Marilyn Monroe is an icon and Lisa Freemont Street knows how to make a tutorial. What more can a gal ask for?

Lisa does a great job explaining how to put in pin curls and about some of the finer details about directionality of your curl. If you actually watch the entire clip, instead of jump through, you’ll learn about the difference between curls from the 1930s vs the 1950s.

Day 2 – Front Swirl

I chose this video for two reasons:

  1. her hair is redder than mine
  2. her front swirl is larger than I’ve ever had mine

I think it’s safe to say I’m red with envy!

Yes, it’s a long video and I’d say you could safely fast forward through it about 30 seconds at a time until you found what you were looking for. You also can stop watching at the 9 minute mark, and/or jump back in around 12:40 to watch her put an enormous bow in her hair.

Quick run down: section hair off by making a square on the top of your head (for your enormous swirl), put hair in pony tail, and then curl everything. Jump to 3:15.

In general, her motto is: curl it, hairspray it, tease it, hairspray it, pin it, and hair spray it again!

It’s sooooo beeg! (yes, I purposely spelled it that way)

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!

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?