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neko_kawaii
April 11th, 2015, 03:28 PM
What can you do with a twist?

Here is a video demonstrating the Edwardian Twist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnybNq4YqJE), but you can also just twist adding sections along the hairline without doing two discrete sections. I find it adds a little volume in front as well as relieving strain on the hairline. Additional videos always welcome!

neko_kawaii
April 13th, 2015, 10:46 AM
I did an Edwardian Twist into a bun and it turned out great! I even managed to snap some pictures. Hopefully they turned out well. I probably won't get a chance to do anything with them until the weekend, but I'll get them posted eventually!

Arrow
April 14th, 2015, 05:08 PM
I'm having trouble working it out from the video; is this a very loose rope accent braid?

neko_kawaii
April 14th, 2015, 08:19 PM
It is probably most similar to a lace rope braid. There are only two sections and you only add hair to one section as it is closest to your hairline and then cross it over the other section away from your hairline, repeating this process without any twisting of the individual sections. Done loosely it adds volume at the hairline as well as a little bit of texture from the crossed sections. I'm trying to think of a way I can video this without my face in it. . .

There are other styles of twists, I know Gossamer uses twists but I can't remember if she made a video showing how she does hers.

Seventy7
April 15th, 2015, 12:42 PM
It sure looks like a lace rope braid. I wore this to the christmas-do of my work last year.

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/Seventy7_lhc/Mobile%20Uploads/th_image_zpsifvt6fvr.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/Seventy7_lhc/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsifvt6fvr.jpg.html)

It went all the way around..
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/Seventy7_lhc/Mobile%20Uploads/th_image_zpsjkwixrcq.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/Seventy7_lhc/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsjkwixrcq.jpg.html)

And ended in a side braid.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/Seventy7_lhc/Mobile%20Uploads/th_image_zpseivztx9q.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/Seventy7_lhc/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpseivztx9q.jpg.html)

As you can see, I even got my paranda in there. I tried to keep the third strand in the middle of the rope braid, which didn't succeed completely at the beginning, but it got easier.
I got quite a few nice comments at the party.

Images are clickable, btw.

Sharysa
April 15th, 2015, 01:22 PM
Holy crap, it's the accent twist for Elsa's coronation bun! They also call these hair rolls! http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Hair-Roll

Instead of doing two sections like in a lace rope braid, you literally just twist the hair into a tube/roll and then add an inch of hair along your hairline.

Five of Five
April 16th, 2015, 06:15 AM
That is gorgeous, Seventy7! I will have to copy your style sometime ;)

This is something I posted in the forums a while back. The twists really helped the buns hold, and added a little interest.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15856&d=1423628102

Seventy7
April 17th, 2015, 12:41 PM
Thank you, Five of Five, I found this on YT somewhere and only added the paranda to make it look a bit longer and more colorfull.

I ended up leaving it in for another full day, as it stayed really well.

ETA: those twists are lovely. I like how they keep on twisting in the buns, nearly endless!

Duchess Fuzzy Buns
April 17th, 2015, 06:54 PM
Ooh, I do the hair rolls (the kind that is just rolled up, not two sections) into a bun all the time! I think it's much more flattering for my face than just having my hair pulled straight back. I'll have to try it like she does in the video. The second version she showed definitely looked like a lace rope braid. :)

Wusel
April 19th, 2015, 12:04 PM
I don't know what I do wrong... It falls apart before I manage to put the section I take over the section I hold... I'm too untalented for this I'm afraid...

Yarrow
April 19th, 2015, 01:39 PM
I'm sure you are not untalented Wusel. You probably just need a bit more practice. Have you tried not making it loosely but more tense? My hair will loosen by itself and if I do it too loosely from the start, it will unravel itself.

Nadine <3
April 19th, 2015, 01:53 PM
Ohhhh, I do these all the time! Even before joining I used to do it with my bangs to get them out of the way! :)

Wusel
April 19th, 2015, 02:10 PM
I'm sure you are not untalented Wusel. You probably just need a bit more practice. Have you tried not making it loosely but more tense? My hair will loosen by itself and if I do it too loosely from the start, it will unravel itself.

Thank you. That's a good idea. I think I don't pull enough and it's too loose and then slides out. I'll try to make it more tense tomorrow :)

Quahatundightu
April 20th, 2015, 12:10 AM
I found this great blog with some Edwardian twist variations
Everyday Edwardian (http://www.humblebeeandme.com/everyday-edwardian-three-basic-hairstyles/)
Wrap and Roll (http://www.humblebeeandme.com/everyday-edwardian-wrap-roll-hairstyle/)
Braid Wrapped Bun (http://www.humblebeeandme.com/everyday-edwardian-braid-wrapped-bun/)

neko_kawaii
April 20th, 2015, 08:56 PM
I remembered another person I know who does twists regularly - my mom! No wonder I like them so much. Yay, paranda!

Ok, here is mine as promised. Edwardian twist.
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC1679_zpsm8d4tdgg.jpg
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC1680_zpsmqfxox4t.jpg
I'd never thought of it as a rope braid before, but now that you mention it, it definitely is.


And I did a plain twist today, but the photos were all blurry.
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC1688_zpsdkwnq2rz.jpg

So, I went through some of my photos and pulled out some of the clear twist ones.
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC0680_zps95e0bfe3.jpg
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC9938_zpsf5d2989b.jpg

Roscata
April 20th, 2015, 09:54 PM
Edwardian twist with a Gibson tuck.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a207/ioana2adelina/LHC/6abb03eb-4fc7-4b39-a031-2604f49fbb6b.jpg

Larger image (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a207/ioana2adelina/LHC/gibtot.jpg)

Duchess Fuzzy Buns
April 20th, 2015, 11:07 PM
Very pretty neko and Roscata! :applause

Upside Down
April 22nd, 2015, 02:15 AM
Neko, Roscata, beautiful hairstyles! I love twists. Used to do them all the time when my hair was short, and now on occasion for work...they are timeless elegance!

neko_kawaii, I love the hairstick in the last picture, what is it, may I ask?

Here's my quick twist for today... I can not brush my hair because I dried it curly so it is messy...but colorful buns are fun neverless!
I dont twist each strand I add, but rather twist them together, if this makes sence. Easier and allows for more corrections after...
http://www.dodaj.rs/f/1v/E7/o3WspVj/afterfocus1429690189332.jpg

neko_kawaii
April 22nd, 2015, 06:37 AM
Fun colorful bun!

Here is a better picture of my kanzashi, I found it in an antique store!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1752&d=1358805843

Upside Down
April 22nd, 2015, 08:22 AM
What an amazing find! It is gorgeous and really compilents your hair :inlove: love it

Roscata
April 22nd, 2015, 09:18 PM
Thank you lauren_alia and Upside Down!
I really love your hair/hair stick and updo Upside Down. :)

Upside Down
April 23rd, 2015, 02:27 AM
Thank you, Roscata :) :blossom:

gossamer
April 23rd, 2015, 08:37 AM
Alright friends, I made a video of how I did my twists today: https://youtu.be/xm7YcsdZX40

Selfie at my Thursday morning volunteer job staffing an empty room. (sometimes people show up. not today apparently)
http://i.imgur.com/jOe3KQg.jpg?1

neko_kawaii
April 23rd, 2015, 08:58 AM
My hero! So I was imagining you had made a video before and you were just talking about adding twists to your routine? My brain is much too full, information is starting to dribble out my ears. Damn this semester.

Thank you!

gossamer
April 23rd, 2015, 09:05 AM
My hero! So I was imagining you had made a video before and you were just talking about adding twists to your routine? My brain is much too full, information is starting to dribble out my ears. Damn this semester.

Thank you!

I just listened to my other instructional videos and I never mentioned my twists. Maybe you read my blog and imagined me talking about them aloud? :p

neko_kawaii
April 23rd, 2015, 09:12 AM
Yep, I was probably thinking about your blog posts on the subject.

Robot Ninja
April 24th, 2015, 01:59 PM
I tried the thing in the first video, and made the two sections big enough to be two strands of a side braid. I like how it kinda looks like a lace rope braid but is so much easier.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16953&d=1429905263

Duchess Fuzzy Buns
April 24th, 2015, 08:19 PM
That's really cute Robot Ninja, and your color is amazing! :thumbsup:

ETA: Gossamer the video was great- you're so articulate, and of course your hair is fabulous! :bowtome:

cat11
April 25th, 2015, 07:26 AM
Robot Ninja, woah! Thats amazing hair. I'm gonna have to post something here before April ends..

Hairkay
April 25th, 2015, 11:50 AM
Thanks this looks interesting. I usually do lots of large two strand flat twists. I'll have a go at this.

neko_kawaii
April 26th, 2015, 12:14 PM
I'd completely forgotten that I made a video a while back for the L-finity bun when I found that the original video tutorial had been taken down by its maker. The camera is always on the back of my head but it shows how I hold the twists with mini claw clips and then bun over them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mlyaRdVq40

schnibbles
May 4th, 2015, 11:20 AM
I'm late to the party but I realized that I do the front twist nearly everyday, to get that little "pouf" in the front when I bun. I just watched gossamer's video and my technique is very similar but I only do it on one side :o
I started this when my growing-out bangs were too short to deal with and I guess it kind of stuck. Now I think I look weird if I don't "pouf" the front. :suspect:
I use a snap clip (I think some people call it a cliq-claq?) Probably not the most attractive but it holds the best for me and doesn't slip out. (I switch up what side I twist and secure because I'm always afraid of stressing the hair in one spot for any length of time.) As you can see, I twist just enough to get the bump in the front. I'd like to get better at it so it looks more intricate like Robot Ninja's

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee165/Buttercup_9/Pouf%20Collage_zpsmvazcwmh.jpg

Mega Moose
March 31st, 2016, 10:17 AM
Ooooh, that's a beautiful bun, Schnibbles! So classy. :)

Hailwidis
April 1st, 2016, 10:21 AM
schnibbles, what a brilliant idea to do a simple twist to add wolume and interest to the front of a bun. I don't love the way my hair looks when pulled back so I'll be experimenting with this and reporting back with photos. :)

Kat
April 1st, 2016, 08:59 PM
I wish I could get this to work well! I can't make it stay without holding it with a couple clippy barrettes at the sides, and even then I have to re-do it throughout the day. No matter how tightly I twist, it comes untwisted. (Forget being able to do a nice eternal roll (http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/02/hairdos-7-eternal-roll.html); that's always a mess by the time I finish it.)

(Then again, it always looks messy, anyway, and not nice and tidy like you all get!)

spirals
April 1st, 2016, 09:07 PM
That eternal roll could be Edwardian or the 1940s. I like it.

spidermom
April 9th, 2016, 10:52 AM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/767c7005-25c6-4a57-a29b-aec3f80aa730_zps27ijd0eg.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/767c7005-25c6-4a57-a29b-aec3f80aa730_zps27ijd0eg.jpg.html)

Better late than never, right? I think this looks fairly fabulous, although I wish the hairs at the back-top were neater. Oh well, partially disheveled, that's me.

spirals
April 9th, 2016, 10:54 AM
spidermom, that's gorgeous! I should do that for church tomorrow.

gossamer
April 9th, 2016, 12:00 PM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/767c7005-25c6-4a57-a29b-aec3f80aa730_zps27ijd0eg.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/767c7005-25c6-4a57-a29b-aec3f80aa730_zps27ijd0eg.jpg.html)

Better late than never, right? I think this looks fairly fabulous, although I wish the hairs at the back-top were neater. Oh well, partially disheveled, that's me.

That's SO pretty! :inlove:

SteelRose
April 9th, 2016, 12:18 PM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/767c7005-25c6-4a57-a29b-aec3f80aa730_zps27ijd0eg.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/767c7005-25c6-4a57-a29b-aec3f80aa730_zps27ijd0eg.jpg.html)

Better late than never, right? I think this looks fairly fabulous, although I wish the hairs at the back-top were neater. Oh well, partially disheveled, that's me.

That's gorgeous!!! Is it just twists into a rose bun or what? I love it!

Robot Ninja
April 9th, 2016, 12:22 PM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/767c7005-25c6-4a57-a29b-aec3f80aa730_zps27ijd0eg.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/767c7005-25c6-4a57-a29b-aec3f80aa730_zps27ijd0eg.jpg.html)

Better late than never, right? I think this looks fairly fabulous, although I wish the hairs at the back-top were neater. Oh well, partially disheveled, that's me.

It looks great, and wow, your silver color is so pretty!
Yes, you must share how it's done.

spidermom
April 9th, 2016, 12:38 PM
I think I saw that someone earlier referred to what I did as lace rope braid; 2 strands starting at the top and continuing down one side then the other, adding hair as I go down, then rope braided until the ends, then crossed at the nape and pinned up in the back. I'm so happy with it! To add to that, I went to the jewelry store to get a new battery for my watch. I commented that I like the big face on this watch because it's so easy to see. He said "Wait until you hit 40; you won't be able to see even that."

Hit 40? I'm 62. lol

Estelwyn
April 30th, 2016, 01:14 PM
I love these! I was just googling "Edwardian Hair" on Pinterest, twists are an attractive way to keep hair up! So pretty...and I'm amazed at how long some of your hair is!! WOW

Angelica
May 7th, 2016, 05:29 AM
Wow such beautiful thick long hair. I can only ever dream of those hairstyles. They all look so gorgeous.