I recently learned how to do the world's easiest beehive. This is my second time doing it. It's great for when I didn't feel like curling my hair the night before so it still looks like I put some kind of effort in.
This way I just separate the front from ear to ear and make a high ponytail at the crown with the rest. I backcomb the hell out of the entire ponytail so it makes a huge poof ball, and use a couple pins just to gently contain it and make sure there are no hanging bits. Then I comb the hair from the front over the poof ball, backcombed just slightly to keep it from separating, pin and tuck the ends in. This way you use ALL your hair, so you build height much more easily. It takes me under 10 minutes. My hair is about 14 inches (to the bra band) but I'm sure you can do this with shoulder-length hair too. If there isn't enough for height then you could just add the rat. And on that note, instead of using the kind of tube-shaped or donut-shaped rat we're used to seeing, you just get a hair net from walmart and put some false hair in it, like the kenekalon jumbo braid from the ethnic hair isle. Total cost is about 3$
Edit: I'll also add that it holds very well, even without much hair spray. I feel like I have a hair cushion on my head . The first time I did it it lasted two days. This time what you're seeing is day 2 of the second time, and I just had to re-organize the front part a bit.
Last edited by Penny Dreadful; 07-27-2012 at 02:18 AM.
Also, just an interesting point, I was reading these instructions, for how to do Audrey's famous Breakfast updo, which involves similar techniques. I have no idea how well this would work but it seems straightforward. If anyone tries or has tried it I would love to see the result! (vicarious living, and all that )
Last edited by Frenchy56; 07-27-2012 at 02:51 PM.
I just brushed out my first wet set, and I must say that I was very surprised. I followed a pattern (the glamorous casual one, I think) and I was very nervous about curling the right side in elevated pin curls. I think that the extra volume actually looks decent (although it was SO poodle-esque when I first started brushing!).
By the way, I'm new. Hi everyone!
Last edited by Esthetique; 07-29-2012 at 03:33 PM.
I think the last black-to-red color was too much. I just can't get my hair to look smooth.
This is too front V rolls, then twisted up the back into 3 standing pincurls at the crown.
pictures of perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked- Jane Austen
Pink hair!! love it!
here are my recent do's
"here are my recent do's"
Antje - absolutely stunning!
Last edited by Carmen Del Rio; 08-08-2012 at 05:21 PM.
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