Monday, June 18, 2012

Uh-Oh, My "Girl" is Showing!

Friday was graduation for my students and I'm kind of getting sick of the whole ponytail for everything look, so I decided I was going to try to do something with my hair for the ceremony.  Only, I own no product and my hair never holds a curl, and I've been doing ponytails and an ocassional french braid as my hair "style" for years.  If I needed to get girled up, I just had Ashinator do it for me.

I went to YouTube and searched "easy hairstyles for long hair" and found some really cool and easy hairstyles, but doubted my ability to pull them off.  And then I ran across the waterfall's essentially a horizontal french braid where you drop one of the strands.  I took a deep breath and dove in.

The hardest part was dropping the strand I needed to and picking up a new one without incorporating it into one of the existing strands, but I managed.
Bad overhead self-pic,
but you can see the dropped strand

Not too bad for first time out.
I was pretty pleased with it, and it only took me about ten minutes once I got my fingers sorted out.  I hate the top of the back of my head, but next time, I'll probably part my hair so I don't end up grabbing from the wrong side.  I'll also probably attempt to throw some curls in the "falling" portion of the braid.

The downfall to this braid is that it's not hug-proof.  I get hugged a lot during graduations and someone went home with one of my bobby pins in their gown.  At least the other three pins held 'til after the ceremony.

If I can continue to find really easy - and I do mean really easy - hairstyles, I might continue to give them a try, because I'm fairly sick to death of my ponytail.  Since I love my long hair, though, and have to have it pulled back while in the lab, the ponytail seems to be the easiest way to go.  *shrugs*  Guess we'll see.


Candance said...

I really wonder how my perverts this blog post will bring to your place?

But I am proud. Very, very proud of you. I got misty eyed.

Allenspark Lodge said...

It's somewhat surprising you would ever even consider a ponytail after living as a child with your idiot stepfather-

"Ya know what's under a pony's tail?"
***giggles like a moron***

Da Moron.

Angie N said...

Keep them coming since my hairdo is the "bun"......not too far off from the looks beautiful....still seems like alot to do with a 3 month old and 2 yr old.....but I like "thinking" about doing with my hair!!!