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    Default How Would You Construct This Roman Hairstyle?

    I'm trying to re-create some of the ancient hairstyles, and was wondering if anyone had any ideas about how to make this one? Any thoughts would be brill!



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    Default Re: How Would You Construct This Roman Hairstyle?

    Quote Originally Posted by BritishBraider View Post
    I'm trying to re-create some of the ancient hairstyles, and was wondering if anyone had any ideas about how to make this one? Any thoughts would be brill!


    Ooh, that's pretty. I like the horizontal banding effect on the bun. No idea how to do it though!

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    Default Re: How Would You Construct This Roman Hairstyle?

    The twisted bands are made by making a kind of roll on the side of the head and twisting it along to the other side, pinning it down. Same on the other side, but manouver the twist a tad higher.

    As for the bun itself, I think you could go with a ton of different ways to mage your bun as big and full as possible?

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    Default Re: How Would You Construct This Roman Hairstyle?

    I couldnt resist a go but reckon my hair is far too short for that kind of volume Please excuse the awful photo, being lazy and using camera phone




    I left a couple of sections loose from the biggest bun I could manage, made the bun, secured with 2 sticks. Then I wrapped the section round the bun, then twisted and ran it over the bun before tucking the end in, same with the other.

    Also I didnt have a scarf but I like the twists acrosss the bun, I'll try that in my regular do's. Thanks for the idea

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    I'm not of any help, but this is a gorgeous hairstyle that I'd love to attempt! I'll be keeping an eye on this thread!

    MonsterKitti, I like what you did! Very cute!

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    OOoohh... I love that style... I'm into Celtic and Pre-Celtic tho (so shouldnt like Ancient Romans lol), I wonder if there are any historically correct (or almost) Celtic styles about... hmmm...

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    Wow, that is the coolest thing I've ever seen!!

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    So cool, I hope someone can teach us to do this. I would LOVE to wear this style!

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    looooooove it! but dont know how to do it.

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    Default Re: How Would You Construct This Roman Hairstyle?

    Quote Originally Posted by StormVixen View Post
    OOoohh... I love that style... I'm into Celtic and Pre-Celtic tho (so shouldnt like Ancient Romans lol), I wonder if there are any historically correct (or almost) Celtic styles about... hmmm...
    This thread might be of interest to you

    If I had mad hair skills, I'd look at trying to section my hair into 4 parts one at the base being bigger 2 at the sides being smallest. I'd do one small infinity, a large figure eight over it. I'd not be too neat with the ends, no tucking under but leaving them on top so you couldn't necessarily see that the bulk of the buns were a figure eight and infinity. Then just twist the 2 side pieces and lay over the bun in a large winding shape across the buns pinning them in. I don't know how good that description is, but I know if I tried to illustrate it, things would not work out for me. I still might try it later though.
    Last edited by Liluri; April 14th, 2010 at 08:54 PM. Reason: adding to answer OP
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