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 10 – Pin Curl Updo

Some friends of mine are getting married tomorrow and I’m really excited to get to play “Dress Up.” I have a fun dress to wear, but in Jo fashion, I need to do something exciting with my hair. After stumbling upon this hair tutorial, I decided this was the one for me πŸ˜€

I’ll be honest, I don’t know if I can do it, but luckily I have a full day to figure out how to make this work. Pictures coming soon!

Congratulations Dave & Julie!!!

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?

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)

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. πŸ™‚
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 πŸ™‚

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.