Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hair-do How-to #1

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was relaxing, and consequently, I really don't have much to share! I'm back in Fishkill for another week in upstate New York. I'm posting this a little early because I've got a busy day of work tomorrow. I've received a lot of questions on how I do my various hairstyles so I decided to try doing a video post to show you all! So, here it is:
video
So, be gentle- it's my first try! Let me know if you have any suggestions for future videos!

28 comments:

Lesley said...

Fantastic tutorial! Wish I could try this look but I'm insanely hopeless as braiding. Just sensationally bad.
the only bad thing about this vid was the sound was really soft but that might just be my computer...not sure.
looking forward to more.

Orchid Grey said...

thanks! I know the sound is so bad! It's not your computer- it's just really soft. I need to speak louder next time!

Elaine said...

Thanks for the tutorial!!! I always wondered how you did your hair.... I dare you to do one for each of your hairstyles...hahaha!! I always love watching bloggers' videos to know what kind of person they are in "real life." You seemed very personable! and nice!


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LenovoKait said...

Thanks so much Julie! You've been my hair inspiration for a while, and I was so hoping you'd post a tutorial. You did great except for the soft voice ;-)

I hope you post more, and especially the crazy unruly ones! My hair is super soft and fine so teasing it does nothing :-( But I still love to see your 'Do's' :-D

Ash said...

Wonderful! I am most definitely going to be trying out this hair style this week! I am always looking for ways to do my hair when its dirty as I hate having flat, greasy, boring hair. Any suggestions for working bangs into the mix? I guess I could just pin them into the braid...

ebony.arwen said...

Hi there!
You had me at big hair, small wallet.
Loved this video although no way I'd have the hair (or face structure) to pull it off :)
Will be adding you to my blogroll & spending the rest of the day browsing your posts. This place is nice :)

xx

Linda said...

Thanks for this...I really envy you ahir!

LOL!

Love your big hair...maybe someday you will have a big wallet too!

adam ziskie said...

BANGARANG!

fruit skeletons said...

yeeees! love! keep them coming!

Lexie said...

awesome tutorial! arent video posts fun?

Marta Castellanos said...

Thank you very very much for this tutorial!!I have always loved that hairstyle yours!I will try to do it soon...I will tell you the results...xdd,
xoxo,

www.meencantamiropa.blogspot.com

Chelsea said...

Oh I love this tutorial! You've got me thinking how I can adapt your braid/bun look for my shoulder length hair... hmm...

btw I am new to your blog, and i friggin' love it! your style is just so fantastic... and I love your big hair! I can't wait to see more tutorials :)

Sarah Clarke Gaudet said...

Thanks!!! Can't wait to try it out. Have a great week in Fishkill- we were there this summer for a wedding.

HK said...

you are so adorable! thanks for sharing!

Second Skin said...

I worked at the "Braids for Maids" Braiding booth at the Renaissance Faire in Southern California for a few years when I was a teenager and learned to do braids like this with ribbons and flowers and whatnot, but no matter how advanced I got, I could NEVER do that to myself!! You made braiding your half Coronet look like child's play! Great great look though! You are absolutely adorable!

Carolynn Cecilia said...

Fabulous tutorial. Thank you so very much.

Fishkill you say? I spent the night there once after a Counting Crows concert. I wish I had been able to see more of the town. It's always nice to escape NYC and I need more secret hideaways.

calivintage said...

this is so great! it makes me wish i still had my long hair because i never even tried to do braids or interesting styles when i had it! oh well, i can admire yours from afar!

emilyanne said...

What a fun look to try. I'm in the process of growing out my hair, so as soon as it's long enough I will definetly try this out.

Megan said...

Just discovered your blog via JenLovesKev. :)
Love your style. I really had to try out this hairdo... even though my hair is pretty short (http://muchlovemeg.blogspot.com/2009/11/happy-friday.html)
Thanks for being so inspiring!
~Megan
http://muchlovemeg.blogspot.com/

Ashley Anna Brown said...

This is awesome Julie! It was so so nice to see you yesterday! Let's make that happen again, and for a longer visit, okay? I'm going to go try to do my hair like this now, though I washed it this morning! It would have been perfect yesterday at three days old - you should have told me! PS. I am super duper psyched about you doing my hair for my wedding, even though it's a ways away. Seriously. You are amazing.

chic said...

I just stumbled upon your site and I really love it! This tutorial is especially wonderful and now I know what I'll be doing tonight - practicing this in front of a mirror! Thanks for the video!

S. of academichic.com

Lizzy said...

This is so cute! I love it, you did a great job! Maybe a future vid could be about layering? It seems like your outfits come together seamlessly but when I stare at my closet none of those ideas come to mind! Thanks so much for your comments!
lizzpunch.blogspot.com

Alyson said...

You are definitely a rockstar with the hair braiding! I could not believe how you braided your hair with such amazing ease. Thank you for doing the tutorial, that's awesome!

Hat said...

I can't replicate this hairstyle because I still have lots of short layers in my hair (and a fringe!) but this was really useful and I did my own little version of it.

Thanks for posting :)

Hat
xxx

Becca said...

Thank you so much for this video! I've been curious about how people do the cool braid-around-the-head thing, and I love your hairstyles...it was simple, too! I did it while watching the video, and it looks pretty good so now I need somewhere to go!

Natasha said...

Thanks so much. I've always thought this was so pretty. I just wish my hair were long enough to actually do it!

Christina said...

Fishkill?! I grew up in Fishkill! I followed you from Cup of Jo and your Heidi braids... what a small world, huh?

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