Sunday, February 3, 2013
Fishtail Bun Fairytale ( + Tutorial)
Once upon a time there was a girl who made hair tutorials that she shared with other fair maidens in a magical place called the interweb. But after one dark and stormy night, the girl awoke with a strange premonition. In a flash, she grabbed her magic wand, peed on it, and a pink plus sign appeared. The girl fell into a deep slumber, traveling for nine months through a mystical place where butt creams, breast pumps and baby poop ruled the land. But like any good heroine, she fought and won each hard-earned diaper battle, trekked through six months of new mommyhood, got the flu, lost five pounds and woke up one morning feeling, dare I say....normal.
I'm back, suckahs! Here's my first (long overdue) hair tutorial to help you shake of the winter blues.
THE FISHTAIL BUN! Challah!
A few tips:
- The fishtail effect is more pronounced if, when joining the small piece with the large piece, you "thread" the small piece behind the big piece. Think Figure 8.
- Dirty hair works great for this (and yes, I totally rock dirty hair all the time. Exhibit A.)
- For a messier look, like the last photo, once your ponytail is done, pull the braid apart some as though you are stretching out a sweater you accidentally put in the dryer.
What do you think?