Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tutorial: Using Hair Sticks Pt. 2 : The French Twist
My daughter and I were playing with putting our hair up the other day. I took pictures of her using the hair sticks I make, putting her hair up in a french twist. Here's a peek at how she did it:
First, brush your hair back into a pony tail at the base of your head.
Michelle is right handed, so she pulled the hair off to the right and started twisting it counterclockwise.
Keep twisting and bring the ponytail up to the top of the back of your head. This should create that neat twist look.
Keep twisting the pony tail into a rope, and then fold it down .
Tuck the folded over ponytail into the pocket created under the twist.
That first part takes some practice. It should look like this.
To secure the twist with the hair sticks, grab a stick and poke it through a batch of the hair at the top edge of the twist, facing away from your holding hand.
Let it poke through an inch or so until the tip bumps your scalp.
Flip the hair stick around until it is facing the other direction, scraping the tip gently against your scalp while you so.
Push the hair stick through the twist.
This will hold more securely with two hair sticks. Insert the second one a bit further down, just like you did with the first one.
Again, flip the stick around, gently scraping it against your scalp. Push it through the twist.
And there you go! Elegant, decorative, and quite secure. To take it back out, do the trick you see in the movies: pull out the sticks and shake your head. The hair will come tumbling back down.