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AmaryllisRed
April 26th, 2018, 12:11 PM
I'm starting an alphabet-inspired hairstyle challenge, because I'm bored, and when I get bored I start looking at short hair pictures!
The basic idea: I made a list of 26 hairstyles, one for each letter of the alphabet, and I will be working my way from A to Z, one style per day.
Sometimes I might skip a day because LIFE and whatnot.
My list is subject to change but of course the alphabet will not.
Wanna join me? Make your own A to Z list (I got most of mine from the Hairstyle of the Month thread) and jump in!
I'm starting tomorrow but you can start whenever. :)

Eastbound&Down
April 26th, 2018, 12:57 PM
Neat idea! Unfortunately I can't do it because I have to wear my hair style a certain way for work, but I'll keep an eye on this thread for sure!

AmaryllisRed
April 26th, 2018, 01:26 PM
Neat idea! Unfortunately I can't do it because I have to wear my hair style a certain way for work, but I'll keep an eye on this thread for sure!

Thank you!

MusicalSpoons
April 26th, 2018, 02:31 PM
Ooh, this is a very cool idea! I'd have to modify it a lot to be fatigue/weakness-friendly, to the point of basically being a different challenge so I won't be participating in this right now, but it's certainly a great idea to stave off boredom and frustration. I will enjoy seeing what people come up with :popcorn: LOVE the alphabet-list concept!

Sarahlabyrinth
April 26th, 2018, 03:12 PM
Show us the list!

AmaryllisRed
April 26th, 2018, 05:01 PM
This is my list for right now. Some of these I have done, some I haven't, some I don't even know what they are! (Yet.)
It's going to change depending on time, mood, hair condition, etc.
Of course anyone doing the challenge can use this list or make up their own. :)

Artemis Bun
Bweeta's buns
Cameo bun
Dutch braid
Elling woman bun
French braid
Gibraltar bun
Half up
Infinity bun
Just down
Knot bun
Lace braid
Mall bangs
Nautilus
Orchid bun
Ponytail
eQuilibrium bun
Rope braid
Sock curls
Topsy tail
Upside down something
Vortex bun
Waterfall braid
boX braid
hYpno-swirl bun
Zig zag part

(I had to be a little creative with a few of the letters.)

neko_kawaii
April 26th, 2018, 05:11 PM
This sounds like fun!

browneyedsusan
April 27th, 2018, 07:39 AM
That sounds like fun! I won't switch daily, but should be able to get through the alphabet in a few months. :)

AmaryllisRed
April 27th, 2018, 12:55 PM
Yay!

Day 1. A is for Artemis Bun!
Giant and fluffy and eating my head. :)

https://i.imgur.com/Q3hegOz.jpg

AmaryllisRed
April 28th, 2018, 09:50 AM
Day 2. B is for Braided Bun! I had originally put Bweeta's buns for B, but Idk what I was thinking. Today is wash day and my hair is icky and I don't want to deal with it.
And after washing, I definitely wouldn't want to do Bweeta's buns. I want my hair to look nice for church tomorrow and if I put all those braids and buns in, it would look... special... tomorrow. Haha
So here is my greasy messy braided bun.
https://i.imgur.com/oUjtjvS.jpg

Juicetine
April 29th, 2018, 05:55 AM
This seems so fun! I have MBL hair so I might not be able to pull all of these off. Nevertheless, Iíll try!

AmaryllisRed
April 29th, 2018, 03:10 PM
You don't have to stick to my list... I'M not even going to stick to my list! Haha!
You might have to be creative with style names but that's part of the fun, right?

neko_kawaii
April 29th, 2018, 04:39 PM
I made my list based on styles I haven’t done or do infrequently unless there were no such options.

Amish braids
Beehive
Chain bun
Disc bun
Eternal roll
Fauxhawk
Goddsesbun
Hypno Bun
Infinity bun
Japanese Bun (a top knot of some sort. . .)
Knot bun
Log roll
Madora
Neoma knot bun
Orchid bun
Palmier Bun
Quick bun (probably the lazy wrap)
Rosesem Bun
Spirit bun
Three strand disc bun
Upside down French braid
Vortex bun
Waterfall braid
Xtreme sports braids (interlaced braids, my favorite)
Y braids (two Dutch braids merged at nape)
Zigzag part

AmaryllisRed
April 29th, 2018, 05:12 PM
Nice list! Definitely some fun choices. :)

Day 3. C is for Cameo bun half up! I've been wanting to try a cameo as a half up since I learned it. Very princess-y.
https://i.imgur.com/sdu1BAh.jpg

AmaryllisRed
April 30th, 2018, 11:04 AM
D is for diagonal Dutch braid!

https://i.imgur.com/BW5LNFZ.jpg

ravenskey
April 30th, 2018, 01:28 PM
Wow AmaryllisRed you have amazing skills and hair!

I won't be participating in this - I don't have the ability at the moment and my hair doesn't like (unbraided) buns either - but you have inspired me to make my own braid focused version to expand my hairstyle list, like you I had to be creative naming them all.

It will take me a loooooong time to learn them all + my hair needs to be longer to do some of them but I'll get there one day and thanks for the inspiration!

AmaryllisRed
April 30th, 2018, 02:28 PM
Wow AmaryllisRed you have amazing skills and hair!

I won't be participating in this - I don't have the ability at the moment and my hair doesn't like (unbraided) buns either - but you have inspired me to make my own braid focused version to expand my hairstyle list, like you I had to be creative naming them all.

It will take me a loooooong time to learn them all + my hair needs to be longer to do some of them but I'll get there one day and thanks for the inspiration!

Awesome!
I love hairstyle challenges. One of my favorite things about having long hair!

browneyedsusan
May 1st, 2018, 06:54 AM
A is for: very messy Amish Bun!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/949/41823919111_7111aee833_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26HQw2D)2018-05-01_08-12-01 (https://flic.kr/p/26HQw2D) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

AmaryllisRed
May 1st, 2018, 07:59 AM
It looks so intricate, browneyedsusan!

browneyedsusan
May 1st, 2018, 09:00 AM
It slid down my neck. I think it did that last time, too.
No wonder I don't wear it often: it takes a minute to put up, looks okay at best, and loosens in an hour.
Isn't this style supposed to last for days? No. Not for slippy hair, it doesn't!:rolleyes:

ETA: Note to self: Self, ponytail anchor(s) is NOT optional for ANY hairstyle!;)

AmaryllisRed
May 1st, 2018, 09:04 AM
I don't think I've tried that one but my hair is pretty slippy too. :(

Day 5. E is for Elling Woman bun, forever and always.
https://i.imgur.com/qNj0FTg.jpg

prairie lark
May 1st, 2018, 04:24 PM
Elling Woman bun, forever and always.

:applause:
absolutely fabulous

AngelAki
May 1st, 2018, 06:15 PM
I don't think I will be able to do this right now but i can try. My hair is too silky and thin. Won't hold anything until it's alittle dirty and frizzy so going to have to wait as I just washed and oiled it up like crazy lol

neko_kawaii
May 1st, 2018, 08:24 PM
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/952/41838842821_b9e1d6f5d2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26Ka1jZ)
Amish Braids. Held fine all day, the only pins were two each in the pincurls to deal with the braid tassels.

AmaryllisRed
May 1st, 2018, 09:39 PM
Thanks prairie!
AngelAki, join us when you can!
Looks great, neko!

browneyedsusan
May 2nd, 2018, 06:44 AM
B is for: battlebraid

I was going to skip today. Bweeta's buns, Bunny bun, bee butt bun; was all I could think of and none suited. Had something in my brain: a ponytail with the tail made into 3 braids. I french braided the sides on a whim, and it morphed into this! https://farm1.staticflickr.com/981/40948758055_a8d5749ae4.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25ov68V)2018-05-02_08-34-13 (https://flic.kr/p/25ov68V) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

I totally made a battlebraid on accident! :D (I know it isn't intricate and super battlebraidey, but it feels "tough girl", so I'm going with it! Also, has a ponytail base, so this thing will hold!)

AmaryllisRed
May 2nd, 2018, 11:28 AM
That. Is. AWESOME browneyedsusan.
Definitely a "tough girl" kinda look.

F is for French braid. This was an easy one for me. Here's a picture from three hours ago before The Great Shred began.
https://i.imgur.com/FXAV823.jpg

bparnell75
May 2nd, 2018, 11:34 AM
That is a beautiful French braid. Never could get the sides to be smooth.

AmaryllisRed
May 2nd, 2018, 11:47 AM
That is a beautiful French braid. Never could get the sides to be smooth.

Thank you!

browneyedsusan
May 2nd, 2018, 03:52 PM
@AmaryllisRed: Thanks!
Your french braid is sooo pretty! (Those don't hold for me either! The sides sag before I even get the thing done! :D It's all good though. Plenty of styles work out just fine. )

@Neko_ kawaii: The pin curled tails are brilliant, and look fantastic! I jammed my ends in, and think that disrupted the bun stability powers.

neko_kawaii
May 2nd, 2018, 06:03 PM
Beehive - using a small French Braid to produce a pocket and two braided sections tucked and pinned within in.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/953/27988580958_3e35e8db61.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JDfN1E)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/865/26988917427_5f7746cfd7.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H7VfSx)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/981/26988917167_172c3e350a.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H7VfN4)

Looks like it was a braid day for each of us! Pretty!

AmaryllisRed
May 3rd, 2018, 10:05 AM
Thank you, browneyedsusan!

Very fancy, neko_kawaii!

G is for Gibson tuck. I never tried this one before and I've been wanting to so I called an audible. (That's when football players change the play at the last minute, right? I'm not a sports person.)

Totally looks like wedding hair. Quick, someone get married!
https://i.imgur.com/dr10Ihq.jpg

AmaryllisRed
May 4th, 2018, 09:20 AM
H is for Half up.
This is my mom's favorite hairstyle. When I was younger and would ask her how I should wear my hair, it was always this.

https://i.imgur.com/Xv9ZD33.jpg

AmaryllisRed
May 5th, 2018, 08:42 AM
:disco: :hollie: Dancin' with myse-elf, dancin' with myse-elf, oh oh :hollie: :disco:

I is for Infinity bun!
I struggle with getting this one the right level of tightness. If it's not tight enough it just falls apart, but if it's too tight, I can't shove a fork or a stick in there.
Also my ends are starting to poke out since my last infinity bun, so yay for growth! I did it lower to eat up more length.

https://i.imgur.com/r3xUQ8E.jpg

neko_kawaii
May 5th, 2018, 08:43 AM
Chain Bun
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/957/41190073914_284e44905b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25KPTWb)

Disc Bun
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/867/41190074314_1ea03545c8.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25KPU45)

Eternal Roll
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/870/40099710710_f6626cfac9.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/246tuWA)



AmaryllisRed, I love the Gibson Tuck!

AmaryllisRed
May 5th, 2018, 08:47 AM
Thanks!

I love that eternal roll! So elegant! I didn't know there was a name for it.

neko_kawaii
May 6th, 2018, 08:52 AM
Fauxhawk (formed from Bantu Knots)
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/980/41885431022_b2414abd3e.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26PgMnQ)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/865/27059686397_77b450e476.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HeaY2c)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/943/27059684407_4c3f3d4a7e.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HeaXqT)

AmaryllisRed
May 6th, 2018, 12:29 PM
J is for Just Down. I couldn't think of any hairstyles that started with J and I like to wear it down on Sundays anyway so it worked out.
Seriously never knew it was so frizzy back there until I started taking all these hair selfies.

https://i.imgur.com/YFd3Lrv.jpg

AngelAki
May 6th, 2018, 05:10 PM
Okay so I did what I could with my layered hair. While my hair is thick I don't have a lot of it and since its layered... okay so here is my (baby) Amish Bun.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g274/Princesskatsumi/20180506_180423_zpst2dylbvz.jpg~original

AmaryllisRed
May 6th, 2018, 05:52 PM
Very pretty AngelAki!

AmaryllisRed
May 7th, 2018, 10:53 AM
K is for Knotted ponytail half up.
https://i.imgur.com/7wgyAf3.jpg

AngelAki
May 7th, 2018, 11:14 AM
Thanks Amaryllis.

Okay guys here is (baby) Bweeta's Buns
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g274/Princesskatsumi/20180507_101159_zps7hwanq7f.jpg~original (http://s58.photobucket.com/user/Princesskatsumi/media/20180507_101159_zps7hwanq7f.jpg.html)

neko_kawaii
May 8th, 2018, 08:15 AM
Cute Bweetas, AngelAki!

Goddess Bun
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/978/41256382554_c8be43e01d.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25RFKbA)

Hypno Bun
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/909/41930485992_057f76c002.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26TfGDE)

AmaryllisRed
May 8th, 2018, 08:29 AM
That goddess bun is very pretty! I am learning about lots of new styles through this challenge which is really cool.


L is for Lace braid.

https://i.imgur.com/7ryuf0r.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/3M9TPK5.jpg
Not sure about the flower.

AngelAki
May 8th, 2018, 06:28 PM
I'm skipping c because I cant find any instructions on a cameo bun or the other c hair style I think Neko posted? Anyway I tried a few ways of what it looked like and I just cant do it.

neko_kawaii
May 8th, 2018, 06:33 PM
Here is a useful resource for style tutorials. http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=145554

If any are missing tutorials, give me a shout.

AngelAki
May 8th, 2018, 07:42 PM
Thanks Nemo, but I just dont think my hair can do it or maybe I'm just doing it wrong. But I picked another C one a Carousel Braid. Still is off but here it is.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g274/Princesskatsumi/20180508_203419_zpsq40fvskk.jpg~original (http://s58.photobucket.com/user/Princesskatsumi/media/20180508_203419_zpsq40fvskk.jpg.html)

neko_kawaii
May 8th, 2018, 07:49 PM
That looks great!

AmaryllisRed
May 8th, 2018, 08:04 PM
I agree, Angel, that carousel braid looks great!

Neko_kawaii that hairstyle index is pretty extensive! I don't think I've ever checked it out before. I will be using it more in the future for sure.

AmaryllisRed
May 10th, 2018, 07:57 AM
M is for milkmaid braids!
Pay no attention to the glaring bobby pin that I'm sure isn't visible from a normal angle.
https://i.imgur.com/kRiXxds.jpg

Groovy Granny
May 10th, 2018, 11:29 AM
What creativity ~ I love this thread :popcorn:

browneyedsusan
May 10th, 2018, 04:43 PM
@AngelAki: :agree: It looks awesome!

@AmaryllisRed: your hair skills :bow:

@neko_kawaii: I love that faux-hawk! So clever!
___________

C is for Cable Braid:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/980/42004042631_f2e08b2ccf.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26ZKGtz)2018-05-09_05-17-58 (https://flic.kr/p/26ZKGtz) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr
Very messy, because I wore it all day at work. Hopefully, you can see past the rogue nape hair! It could be a "combination cable braid!" because I did english braid the last few inches of it. :)

D is for Double Disc buns! :
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/978/41971298742_62a20ef2f5_m.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26WRSRL)2018-05-10_08-07-50 (https://flic.kr/p/26WRSRL) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr
I ended up moving the bottom bun up a bit because it was on my neck, and have a little accent knot on each side for fun.

browneyedsusan
May 10th, 2018, 04:51 PM
Here is a useful resource for style tutorials. http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=145554

If any are missing tutorials, give me a shout.

Can you please add a cable braid tutorial? (It's just 2 hawsers wrapped together.) Possible tute link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN6vViQJBWQ&t=505s) The cable braid shows up around 8:10. :)

AmaryllisRed
May 10th, 2018, 09:12 PM
Awesome, browneyedsusan!
And thanks for sharing the cable braid!

neko_kawaii
May 10th, 2018, 09:40 PM
Can you please add a cable braid tutorial? (It's just 2 hawsers wrapped together.) Possible tute link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN6vViQJBWQ&t=505s) The cable braid shows up around 8:10. :)

Added to my to do list. Thanks!

I should be able to post my pics tomorrow.

AngelAki
May 10th, 2018, 09:53 PM
D is for Dutch braid. I didn't realize I didn't catch all the hair x so excuse the small section in the back lol.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g274/Princesskatsumi/20180509_143816_zps3e2ihkcs.jpg~original

E for elling bun which I did today.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g274/Princesskatsumi/20180510_173704_zps3lb9xyo0.jpg~original

AmaryllisRed
May 11th, 2018, 10:29 AM
Very pretty, AngelAki! I love the colors in your hair and how they show in different styles.

N is for nautilus. I tried to do it "the right way" instead of the way I usually do it. But I didn't like it so I changed it back after the picture.
https://i.imgur.com/B4kUA3r.jpg

neko_kawaii
May 12th, 2018, 09:10 AM
Infinity Bun
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/912/42060058121_f310d3f40c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/275GMVT)

Japanese Bun (top knot)
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/908/42060057771_181bb3bf43.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/275GMPR)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/948/28186759208_b12087a01e.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JWLvv3)

Knot Bun
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/970/27189934697_a0e30fb492.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HqFwix)

Log Roll
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/973/28186759688_2d02cac001.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JWLvDj)

AmaryllisRed
May 12th, 2018, 09:54 AM
Very pretty, neko_kawaii!

O is for Orchid bun.
Feels okay but I don't love how it looks. I like my buns fluffier and softer.
https://i.imgur.com/UhF1kAu.jpg

HaMalka
May 14th, 2018, 11:24 AM
I'm staring this challenge.
My list:
Amish braids
Brioche bun
Carousel braid
Disc bun
Elling woman
Figure eight bun
Gibralter bun
Hypno bun
Interlaced brids
Joseon bun
Knotknot bun
Linklinklink bun
Masara
Neoma knot bun
Orchid bun
Palmier bun
Q crown
Ribbon
Spock bun
Treble Clef bun
Unusual updo
Vortex bun
Woven bun
Xo braids
Y-braids
Zigzag

Amish Braids:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=31689&d=1526318476
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=31688&d=1526318454

AmaryllisRed
May 14th, 2018, 03:16 PM
Welcome to the thread, HaMalka! Your Amish braids are stunning!

I've been slacking.
Yesterday was P for ponytail. No pics. It was a ponytail and I only kept it in for a little while because traaaaction.
Today I'm taking the day off because it's wash day and my hair is gross haha

browneyedsusan
May 14th, 2018, 03:20 PM
E is for elling woman inspired braid:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/982/28230446628_70dfeba6f4.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/K1Cqfq)2018-05-14_08-12-11 (https://flic.kr/p/K1Cqfq) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

I think this one turned out great! It was super comfortable all day, too. Definately going into the regular rotation! (Thanks, OP, for starting this fun thread! I haven't tried this hairstyle since BSL, and it tanked then. Who knew that TBL would produce a sweet spot? Lucky me!)

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@HaMalka: That looks so awesome! Nice work!

@Neko_kawaii: You have mad hair skills. Those updos look so pollished! :)

AmaryllisRed
May 14th, 2018, 04:13 PM
Browneyedsusan, I'm glad you're liking the challenge!
That braid looks great! I can see where it would be super comfy. I love the Elling Woman bun. Probably my favorite bun. The weight distribution seems just perfect.

AmaryllisRed
May 15th, 2018, 09:42 AM
Q is for Equilibrium bun.
I'm not even gonna post a picture. No matter what I do, I've got hair poking out everywhere.

AngelAki
May 15th, 2018, 06:14 PM
Okay I did them but I just haven't uploaded the pictures!

Fishtail Braid -- I love doing this one and can't wait until my hair gets longer
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g274/Princesskatsumi/20180511_182954_zpsmg7ssyzq.jpg~original

Goddess Bun -- This one I did during a car ride so please lol excuse the scalp peep show haha
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g274/Princesskatsumi/20180512_105036_zpstd7chsdj.jpg~original
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g274/Princesskatsumi/20180512_104837_zpsaq6tjmmg.jpg~original

Half Up Half Down (Bun version) -- just a quickie!
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g274/Princesskatsumi/20180514_100305_zpsvvnixsdy.jpg~original

Infinity Bun -- I liked doing this one
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g274/Princesskatsumi/20180514_102021_zps7sbmdlnj.jpg~original

Annnnd my hair cannot do any of the J styles in the Hair Thesaurus so... here is a Just Down -- I just washed my hair so here is a previous no style pic I took recently
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g274/Princesskatsumi/image_35935900_19700118_094031_zpsdhflzncd.jpg~ori ginal

AmaryllisRed
May 15th, 2018, 11:28 PM
Beautiful, AngelAki! My favorite is the fishtail. Your hair is so shiny.

AmaryllisRed
May 16th, 2018, 12:20 PM
R is for Rope twists.
https://i.imgur.com/6lEA064.jpg

Cybercat
May 16th, 2018, 02:20 PM
This is a great reference post for hair styles.

neko_kawaii
May 16th, 2018, 04:34 PM
HaMalka, your Amish Braids turned out fantastic!

AngelAki, I love the ways the colors turned out in the Infinity.



Madora
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/962/27286985637_aa057b9a81.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HzfWaB)

Neoma Knot Bun
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/962/42111678802_2b85b05a71.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27agmXC)

Orchid Bun (heavily modified using the doubled twist to reduce length)
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/956/27286983947_b5ecd5819b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HzfVEt)

Palmier Bun
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/909/42158370641_7fc2cfce5e.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27eoEPk)
This fell out almost immediately, and I didn't have time to make a modification for it. Need to come back to this one some day.

AngelAki
May 16th, 2018, 07:47 PM
Thanks guys! You all have such lovely hair, I'm just trying to keep up lol

AmaryllisRed
May 17th, 2018, 08:50 AM
Nice, neko_kawaii! I struggle with getting the Palmier to stay, too.

S is for space buns! My oldest is ten and he doesn't like them. I'm not sure how much I care. :)

https://i.imgur.com/B88j7iQ.jpg

AmaryllisRed
May 19th, 2018, 09:56 AM
T is for Topsy tail!

https://i.imgur.com/Myx1rFE.jpg

neko_kawaii
May 20th, 2018, 09:28 AM
Quick Bun - my favorite super quick bun: Spidermom's
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/965/41332344825_4766ff6175.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25Yp57V)

Rosestem Bun
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/944/28360256158_2c042972cf.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Kd6J6L)

Spirit Bun
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/828/28360256008_ddd8bf12c4.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Kd6J4b)

Three-strand Disc Bun
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/980/28360256698_68bc1cd27c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Kd6Jg5)

AmaryllisRed
May 20th, 2018, 07:08 PM
:waits to see what neko_kawaii does for U:

I was thinking some kind of flipped bun (Upside down bun), like a flipped infinity bun, but I tried it this morning and it looked weird. So I'll have to try again tomorrow.

I love those buns, neko_kawaii!


Edited to add: I also wish I could do one of those upside down French braids that ends with a bun on the top of the head, but I can never get the braid to look like a braid. Idk if I have a weirdly shaped head or what. So if anyone has any tips on that, they are welcome!

neko_kawaii
May 20th, 2018, 09:07 PM
I plan to attempt an upside down French braid. Eep! I tried once, years ago, and I remember it ending badly. So, tomorrow’s picture might be of a spectacular fail.

neko_kawaii
May 21st, 2018, 08:26 AM
Well, the upside down French braid was actually moderately successful, but doing something with the length was a fail. I’m doing “Unusual” instead. I’ll post pics of both later.

AmaryllisRed
May 21st, 2018, 09:52 AM
U is for upside down (flipped) cinnabun.
I like how you can see lots of different colors in the "upswept" part.

https://i.imgur.com/7HACsaH.jpg

browneyedsusan
May 21st, 2018, 04:02 PM
F is for faux-hawk:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/963/42265181701_01548ed0a0_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27oQ72k)2018-05-21_05-58-18 (https://flic.kr/p/27oQ72k) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/826/42218448932_672166e1ee_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27jGzZW)2018-05-21_05-55-10 (https://flic.kr/p/27jGzZW) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

What to do for "g"? *rummages through thread for ideas*

Sarahlabyrinth
May 21st, 2018, 04:28 PM
F is for faux-hawk:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/963/42265181701_01548ed0a0_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27oQ72k)2018-05-21_05-58-18 (https://flic.kr/p/27oQ72k) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/826/42218448932_672166e1ee_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27jGzZW)2018-05-21_05-55-10 (https://flic.kr/p/27jGzZW) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

What to do for "g"? *rummages through thread for ideas*

Gibraltar bun?

browneyedsusan
May 21st, 2018, 06:49 PM
Gibraltar bun?

A great suggestion, but I've never been able to make it work. Cinnabuns do not play nice! The coils slide everywhere, and there aren't enough pins in the world to make them stay. :)
I'll certainly give it a try though! I've got all sorts of "try hard"!

neko_kawaii
May 21st, 2018, 08:30 PM
Upside-down French Braid
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/982/41366837565_c3950651bf.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/262rRBk)
Despite my predictions otherwise, the braid was a success. Figuring out what to do with the braid hanging down my nose was a different thing. I attempted to tuck the braid length inside the pocket created by the French Braid (the Tucked French Braid is the style of the month, after all) but that just loosened the "front" of the braid and made it really obvious my hair needed a wash. I wasn't sure if I was successful with this braid that I would be able to wear it for very long, my hairline readily objects to being pulled in a contrary direction and this is about as contrary as it gets.

So, I converted "U" into Unusual, and wore my hair down. The ride to work was fine. Work was fine, but there was a strong breeze when I got off work, and that was not going to happen. Fortunately, it stays in a Nautilus without any tools.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/979/42268734271_6e43f72298.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27p9j5x)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/898/41366837875_ff6a1a7c64.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/262rRGF)

AmaryllisRed
May 21st, 2018, 10:07 PM
Um...
:thudpile:

AmaryllisRed
May 23rd, 2018, 01:00 PM
V is for vortex bun.
Took this picture right after I did it and it looks like I slept in it. Oh frizzy fuzzy hair. I need to do this when it's still wet.

https://i.imgur.com/Bcm6t1M.jpg

HaMalka
May 23rd, 2018, 01:55 PM
Thanks, browneyedsusan, neko_kawaii, AmaryllisRed.

Braided Brioche Bun:
This hairstyle toke several tries to stay up and hurt my head so I took it down fairly quickly. I couldn't get it to stay at all without braiding it.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=31821&d=1527104771

Cameo Bun:
Stayed up all day.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=31822&d=1527104838

Disc Bun:
Stayed up all day. Fairly comfy. Sorry for the bad lighting.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=31823&d=1527104919

neko_kawaii
May 23rd, 2018, 04:37 PM
Vortex Bun
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/966/27440631487_9965795859.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HNQpHZ)

Waterfall Braid (accent)
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/965/42309341051_4e04886c17.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27sJr4r)

AmaryllisRed
May 24th, 2018, 09:30 AM
W is for Woven bun that fell out in seconds because I didn't feel like putting in the 4 billion bobby pins my hair requires.
https://i.imgur.com/CC2Kavx.jpg

browneyedsusan
May 24th, 2018, 07:21 PM
G is for Gibson Tuck:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/824/41375762525_100ae8933d_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/263eAFX)Gibson tuck (https://flic.kr/p/263eAFX) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr
I situated it higher, because I can't stand styles laying on my neck and wore it about half the day. Went to town, rode with a scarf around my head, but it got messy. (I have the top and doors off my Jeep for summer. It's super fun, but hard on the hairstyles! :rolling: ) Take down was a bear! I couldn't figure out how to get it down! :doh:

H is for Hawser Braids:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1730/27463774607_624492e45c_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HQT2ni)2018-05-24_08-40-43 (https://flic.kr/p/HQT2ni) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/968/41431602355_be34f601ea_q.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/268aMVD)2018-05-24_08-42-45 (https://flic.kr/p/268aMVD) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

AmaryllisRed
May 25th, 2018, 02:53 PM
X is for Box braid.
I struggled with this one this morning and didn't have time to really focus and get it right and my hair was super fluffy so that didn't help matters. I'm going to try again on damp hair or at least when I have more time.

AmaryllisRed
May 25th, 2018, 07:31 PM
Tried the box braid and it went a little better. Still tricky getting my fingers to move that way.
https://i.imgur.com/wkeWn5p.jpg

neko_kawaii
May 26th, 2018, 08:54 AM
X-treme Sports Braids (Interlaced Braids)
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/42317190962_cd3be96890.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27tqEyJ)

Y-Braid
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/901/41463134245_0492537566.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26aXpfV)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1732/41642492514_50218ea107.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26rNEdS)

Zig-zag Part
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/873/41463133105_9e58581977.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26aXoVg)

yamsha23
May 26th, 2018, 11:30 AM
F is for faux-hawk:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/963/42265181701_01548ed0a0_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27oQ72k)2018-05-21_05-58-18 (https://flic.kr/p/27oQ72k) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/826/42218448932_672166e1ee_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27jGzZW)2018-05-21_05-55-10 (https://flic.kr/p/27jGzZW) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

What to do for "g"? *rummages through thread for ideas*

Wow lovely hairstyle!!! I love your hair color by the way (with the bright orange strand).

AmaryllisRed
May 26th, 2018, 08:04 PM
Neko_kawaii congrats on finishing!
I need to know how to do those interlaced braids! They look amazing. I'm guessing I could do it with my shorter length?

neko_kawaii
May 26th, 2018, 11:08 PM
Thanks! I'm surprised I got through them all without missing a day!

I'm pretty sure there is a link to a video tutorial for interlaced braids in the Thesaurus.

AmaryllisRed
May 28th, 2018, 09:14 AM
Thanks! Found it and I'm going to try it soon!
Y is for Y braids. Lopsided and elastics everywhere and I don't care because it's 11 am and 82įF and I've already bunned the length. :)

https://i.imgur.com/bMCR3hk.jpg

browneyedsusan
May 29th, 2018, 06:51 AM
Wow lovely hairstyle!!! I love your hair color by the way (with the bright orange strand).

My temples/sides are gray, and the henna stains it different. ;)
It doesn't always show up, depends on the light. (Again, it's the henna. Indoors, it looks almost brown, but in the sunshine, it's bright!)

ETA: There is also some super-faded Manic Panic Vampire Red still hanging on in there. I thought it was surely gone by now, but it's peeking out in the Gibson Tuck picture where it's folded over.

AmaryllisRed
May 29th, 2018, 09:18 AM
Z is for zig-zag part.
I am not good at parting. And this picture makes it look like I have some weird blotchy rash or something. Anyway, hurray for the finish line! I'd like to thank the Academy...
https://i.imgur.com/X6oWqQJ.jpg

neko_kawaii
May 29th, 2018, 09:25 AM
The academy applauds your success!

browneyedsusan
May 29th, 2018, 01:15 PM
Congratulations, neko_kawaii and AmaryllisRed!

:applause

I love that you also shared your "fails". Mine always looks way better in my head, then I try to take a picture, and reality hits! ;)

I is for Infinity bun:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1742/27567555967_c420d70439.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J13VX6)2018-05-29_03-07-48 (https://flic.kr/p/J13VX6) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr
A tiny, twisted up one! :)

browneyedsusan
May 31st, 2018, 05:21 PM
J is for Joseon (inspired) Bun:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1759/41580754305_b2526c2b89.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26mmeAZ)2018-05-31_06-56-38 (https://flic.kr/p/26mmeAZ) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr
Another one I never would have tried, because it sits low on my neck, and my braid is thin. (Ya, I know paranda(i) are totally acceptable for this style, but in my mind the added weight would make it even more uncomfortable.)

I made it work by wrapping the braid twice around the tied/scarf base. Miraculously, it didn't bother my neck; but the loops loosened during the day, and the stick slipped out. I ended up using a rubberband with the stick to make a faux-flexi 8 at work. That helped, but I should have secured it better before leaving the house.
Note to self: use pins to secure the loops, and an elastic to secure the stick. :)
Will probably try it again. I like how unusual it is: a scarf and a stick, yet still simple. :)

neko_kawaii
May 31st, 2018, 06:34 PM
Wrapping the braid twice is a great modification. I did that one a few years ago, and I remember too much length being an issue.

browneyedsusan
June 2nd, 2018, 12:50 PM
Wrapping the braid twice is a great modification. I did that one a few years ago, and I remember too much length being an issue.

Yes, too much length, and not enough thickness. :)

-----

K is for Knots:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1726/27643784067_77eeed3e86.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J7MBUF)2018-06-02_09-30-47 (https://flic.kr/p/J7MBUF) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1726/27643778407_606a9368c1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J7MAe6)2018-06-02_09-30-33 (https://flic.kr/p/J7MAe6) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

3 accent, single-strand knots on one side, and 2 on the other. Placement is random. Slippy hair = sliding knots, so they go where they please! :)

browneyedsusan
June 6th, 2018, 06:24 AM
L is for Luana (inspired) braid:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/27748550447_3291edafd1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Jh3ziz)2018-06-06_08-17-27 (https://flic.kr/p/Jh3ziz) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

I just did one, instead of the two usually associated with this style. :)

browneyedsusan
June 7th, 2018, 03:51 PM
M is for the Madora (deconstructed):

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/41936879024_1b18021bcd.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26TPt5m)2018-06-07_05-46-29 (https://flic.kr/p/26TPt5m) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

Sorry about the poor picture quality. There must have been a smudge on the phone. A big, greasy one!

browneyedsusan
June 12th, 2018, 07:32 AM
N is for Nautlius:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/883/42035882764_da1f17c5ea.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/273yTro)2018-06-12_09-12-39 (https://flic.kr/p/273yTro) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr
my workhorse bun. (Usually with a ponytail base for stability.) :)

O was a challenge. Coiled buns fight like a badger! I can't make them behave. (I try them periodically, thinking a few more inches of length will help with the slip. It hasn't yet! :p )
Dug around and found the "obara" Link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9U0GMQVZUI&t=373s)
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/41853240935_a837ff74c6.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26LqNok)2018-06-12_09-11-16 (https://flic.kr/p/26LqNok) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr
I skipped the fluffing, and braided the last section, because I wanted to. :) I hope you like my interpretation for letter "O". ;)

AmaryllisRed
June 12th, 2018, 07:48 AM
Very cool, browneyedsusan!

TatsuOni
June 12th, 2018, 10:38 AM
I'll join this challenge! It won't be a hairstyle a day, but I'll go through the alphabet as quick as time, inspiration och energy allows! :)

AmaryllisRed
June 12th, 2018, 03:48 PM
Yay! Welcome to the thread!

browneyedsusan
June 12th, 2018, 04:14 PM
@TatsuOni: Welcome! Now, I won't be the only part-timer! ;)

TatsuOni
June 13th, 2018, 04:39 AM
Yay! Welcome to the thread!


@TatsuOni: Welcome! Now, I won't be the only part-timer! ;)

Thank you! :blossom: This feels like a great way to get some variation in my updos :)

browneyedsusan
June 14th, 2018, 06:33 AM
P is for Paranda:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/888/42794018231_33bb1e088a.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28cywGx)2018-06-14_08-31-30 (https://flic.kr/p/28cywGx) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr
a skinny one of orange eyelash. :)

HaMalka
June 14th, 2018, 09:25 AM
Elling Woman Bun:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32282&d=1528989222

My Figure-8 bun did not stay long enough to be photographed.

Gibralter Bun:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32280&d=1528989196
This was not very comfortable so I took it out almost immediately.

Hypno Bun:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32281&d=1528989209

Interlaced braids:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32283&d=1528989239
I had enough braid left over after lacing that I just wrapped it around the outside. Also I am never dutch braiding my hair again.

Joseon bun inspired:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32284&d=1528989249
I couldn't get the actual Joseon bun to work so instead of having loops around my scarf I have loops hanging from my scarf..

Knot Knot bun:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32285&d=1528989276
Instead of just flipping the knotted hair up and pinning it I flipped it up and then wrapped it around so it would be a bun instead of a faux-hawk.

Link Link Link Bun:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32286&d=1528989288

Masara:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32287&d=1528989296
Following TorrinPaige's tutorial but without the starting french braid and wrapping some of my ends in a crown. This is not as comfortable now as it was at Classic Length.

Neoma Knot Bun:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32288&d=1528989307

browneyedsusan
June 15th, 2018, 09:23 AM
@HalMalka:
Nice! I love that link link link bun!
I will wear dutch braids in your place, if you'll wear some nice, coiled buns for me? I can't imagine even English braiding with your length! Separating strands must be challenging. :)

neko_kawaii
June 15th, 2018, 10:49 AM
I love that you did both the Knot Knot and the Link Link.

ravenskey
June 15th, 2018, 11:51 AM
I think I will start this however it will not be a hairstyle a day but I will do as best I can.

The pictures will be very poor quality and some of them shall likely depict epic fails!

Here is the list of hairdos I will attempt.

Ammonite Bun
Box Braid
Cameo Bun
Dutch Braid
Elling's Woman Braided Bun
Fan
Gibson Braids
Hawser Braid
Interlaced Braids
Joseon Bun (more inspired because I will just pin not use a hair stick)
KnotKnot Bun
Lace Braids
Milkmaid Braids
Nynaeve al'Meara braid (An English braid just named after a book character who wears one to get an N)
Outlander Hairstyle (Will choose which one later)
Pull Through Braid
Qarth braid from Game of Thrones (Will choose one later)
Rope Crown
Snake Braided Bun
Tauriel Hairstyle
Upside Down Braid
Vortex Bun (braided)
Waterfall Braid
X-Braid
Yavin Braids
Zig-zag part with braid (If anyone knows a hairdo with a braid that begins in Z that would be great)

Tulipa
June 16th, 2018, 12:54 AM
Wow Hamalka, your buns are glorious. With so much hair it must be a challenge to create these master pieces! I wonder how your hair looks like braided or loose...

ravenskey
June 16th, 2018, 08:21 AM
A for Ammonite Bun!

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32306&d=1529158768

AmaryllisRed
June 16th, 2018, 09:15 PM
Welcome to the thread, Ravenskey!
Awesome pics, everyone! So fun to see all the variation.

HaMalka
June 17th, 2018, 10:31 AM
Thanks, Browneyedsusan, Tulipa, AmaryllisRed.

@Browneyedsusan, My Orchid Bun attempt did not work so here is an Off Coiled Bun. I do my hair in an English braid almost every day so I am very used to the sectioning, I just have trouble separating the strands for any sort of French or Dutch braid.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32311&d=1529252703

ravenskey
June 17th, 2018, 12:33 PM
B for Box Braid - I had to do this twice to get right.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32313&d=1529260550

ravenskey
June 18th, 2018, 09:11 AM
C for Cameo Bun.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32329&d=1529334606

ravenskey
June 19th, 2018, 01:31 PM
D for Dutch braid.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32361&d=1529436609

ravenskey
June 20th, 2018, 07:53 AM
E for Elling Woman Braided Bun

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32380&d=1529502739

TatsuOni
June 20th, 2018, 10:50 AM
A - Amish bun.

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/8_5b2a849c9606ee594a3dadac.jpg

AutobotsAttack
June 21st, 2018, 02:26 AM
I havenít tried this style yet. Id have to practice this for some months, but if anyone wanted to try it, hereís an idea for the letter C.

https://i.imgflip.com/2cm8m9.jpg (https://imgflip.com/i/2cm8m9)via Imgflip Meme Generator (https://imgflip.com/memegenerator)

These are Criss-Cross Cornrows. (Look at that Alliteration lol)

ravenskey
June 21st, 2018, 09:08 AM
F for Failed Fan :(

I just don't get how to pin the braids in place.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32401&d=1529593628

ravenskey
June 22nd, 2018, 07:45 AM
G for Gibson Braids.

I really need to work on topsyed hairdos.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32420&d=1529675028

browneyedsusan
June 23rd, 2018, 08:11 AM
Well-done, everyone!

Q is for quilted (inspired) bun:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1828/42248375624_2203d8c9f4_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27nkYao)2018-06-23_10-00-00 (https://flic.kr/p/27nkYao) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr


I got the idea from ladollyvita333 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXjmBytafxg&t=5s). But I don't have the gumption for all those steps! Mine is 2 ponytails: over/under, braid the string into the ponytails, made a nautilus from the top one, wrapped the bottom one around. :)

browneyedsusan
June 23rd, 2018, 08:13 AM
Ugh. Sorry for the double post!


Well-done, everyone!

Q is for quilted (inspired) bun:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1828/42248375624_2203d8c9f4_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27nkYao)2018-06-23_10-00-00 (https://flic.kr/p/27nkYao) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr


I got the idea from ladollyvita333 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXjmBytafxg&t=5s). But I don't have the gumption for all those steps! I've been trying variations for a few weeks, and had a bunch of fails. This is close enough! Two ponytails: over/under, braid the string into the ponytails, made a nautilus from the top one, wrapped the bottom one around. :)

TatsuOni
July 4th, 2018, 08:05 AM
B - Bweeta's buns.

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5b3cce44ddf2b36cda7ea59a.jpg

TatsuOni
July 8th, 2018, 06:18 AM
C - Celtic knot bun.

https://cdn3.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5b4200e72a6b22ba4cabdade.jpg

browneyedsusan
July 10th, 2018, 08:33 AM
R is for Rope braids:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1810/42417737705_c4ba961045.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27CiZBg)2018-07-10_10-25-07 (https://flic.kr/p/27CiZBg) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

Sorry I dropped the ball a bit here. I saw this hairstyle on Silvousplaits' youtube channel (link, style at 4:30 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puzgpBoesss&t=430s)) , knew I wanted to do it for "r", and it took me some time to learn. The handholds and twisting motion were confusing, and then I lost track of what was going on when I passed the thing over my shoulder!

It's 2, 3-strand rope braids, arranged over:under. :)

Today is a trial run. If it holds together at all, and is comfortable, I'll try it again and put it into my hairstyle armory! :)

ETA: The last few inches of the braids are woven in a regular 3-strand english pattern, because rope braids tend to squirm out of their torsion for me. No hairties, hairspray on the tassels will hold them okay.

TatsuOni
July 10th, 2018, 09:21 AM
D - Dutch braids and double buns.

https://cdn3.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/2_5b44cd5d2a6b22b2daf8679b.jpg

https://cdn3.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/3_5b44cd682a6b22b2b2c28347.jpg

browneyedsusan
July 13th, 2018, 04:54 PM
S is for Suebian knot:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1827/42623706504_7907d1f915.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27WvCXs)2018-07-11_08-14-31 (https://flic.kr/p/27WvCXs) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

I used a cheater version: ponytail base with elastic band, knotted and held with spin pins. A knot with no cheats might hold if I don't move or breathe! I have very slippy hair. :)

ravenskey
July 14th, 2018, 10:57 AM
Lovely hairdos everyone.

H for Hawser Braid
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32717&d=1531586323

I for Interwoven Braid
This was originally Interlaced Braid but I couldn't do it so I changed to Interwoven and failed that as well.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32718&d=1531586336

J for Josen Bun inspired because 1. My hair needs to be about a foot longer and 2. I don't yet own a hair stick.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32719&d=1531586348

K for KnotKnot Bun
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32720&d=1531586363

L for Lace Braid(One on either side)
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32721&d=1531586387

M for Milkmaid Braids(This seriously looked like a wacky hat)
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32722&d=1531586400

N for Nynaeve al'Meara Braid(A case of very creative naming this is an English braid given the name of a character in a book who wears one so that I had an N)
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32723&d=1531586411

O for Outlander hairdo(This is Jenny's hair from the episode Lallybroch)
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32724&d=1531586432

P for Pull Through Braid
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32725&d=1531586451

Q for Qarth Braids(These are the ones Daenerys wears when her dragons are first taken)
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32726&d=1531586690

AmaryllisRed
July 14th, 2018, 12:36 PM
Wow, I've missed a lot!
Nice pics, everyone! I love the creativity.

ravenskey
July 19th, 2018, 09:33 AM
S for Snake braided bun

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32779&d=1532014086

T for Tauriel hairdo - slightly wonky but I was not going to redo it all.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32780&d=1532014111

If you really squint you can just make these out - sorry for the quality.

lithostoic
July 22nd, 2018, 08:13 AM
Officially joining!

Accent braids

https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/37647943_2196032633746810_431897577663758336_o.jpg ?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=36a18cab8b4a038322981e1216142435&oe=5BE4C8CA

lithostoic
July 23rd, 2018, 02:37 PM
Braided lwb

https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/37787987_2198267393523334_5416667742734385152_o.jp g?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=275edef7e682d1df974f3158db16c096&oe=5BC706C5

browneyedsusan
July 23rd, 2018, 03:20 PM
T is for twists:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/860/29727837088_cd13e2be4b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MhWWgj)2018-07-23_05-16-18 (https://flic.kr/p/MhWWgj) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

(I have a couple of accent braids behind one ear, left over from yesterday.)

ravenskey
July 25th, 2018, 10:20 AM
U for Upside down french braid - this was so bad :(

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32834&d=1532534929

V for Vikings hairdo - looked good but I am never backcombing again.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32835&d=1532534969

W for Waterfall braid - I had to really tamper with the lighting in this pic to show the braid and it makes it look like I'm going bald.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32836&d=1532534982

X for X-braids - very wonky.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32837&d=1532535000

Y for Yavin braids - the only hairdo in this post that didn't go wrong in some way, although between a black t shirt and more light tampering half the braid has vanished.
I am also not used to the braid hanging down my back being so thin.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32838&d=1532535009

ravenskey
July 27th, 2018, 07:56 AM
Z for Zelda: Breath of the Wild braids - a true example of how bad lighting turns your hair weird colours.
And now I am finally done.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32857&d=1532699514

browneyedsusan
July 27th, 2018, 08:16 AM
Nice job, Ravenskey. :)

Photographing dark hair must be super challenging. It's hard to take pictures of the back of your head! Arms aren't made to bend like that, and getting enough light on that dark hair is almost impossible! You did quite well with what you had to work with.

ravenskey
July 27th, 2018, 08:38 AM
Thank you browneyedsusan!

Considering my "camera" was the camera app on my laptop I think my pics were okay but sometime in the future I will redo this challenge with a better quality camera.

TatsuOni
July 29th, 2018, 08:37 AM
E - Eowyn inspired updo. My hair was too long for the instructions I found, so I made up my own version.

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/2_5b5dcf88ddf2b345e78c85aa.jpg

https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/3_5b5dcfbfe087c324275cff00.jpg

TatsuOni
August 12th, 2018, 04:02 AM
F - French twist.

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5b6ffe50ddf2b32dba5bddbd.jpg

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/2_5b6ffe54ddf2b32dc3e656db.jpg

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/3_5b6ffe599606ee4d3b495b93.jpg

lithostoic
August 12th, 2018, 03:42 PM
Yikes I forgot about this! Will have to get back into the swing of it.

KJones2017
August 13th, 2018, 06:49 AM
This thread is my very favorite; such lovely hair! I have no idea how you guys have the patience to do these gorgeous styles!

TatsuOni
August 28th, 2018, 07:56 AM
G - Game of Thrones updo. A Sansa hairstyle but her name doesn't start with a G, so I'm cheating :wink:

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5b8552e5e087c37bc2f51276.jpg

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/2_5b8552e8ddf2b323caababf0.jpg

https://cdn3.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/4_5b8552eb2a6b22bb04089ffe.jpg

Groovy Granny
August 28th, 2018, 03:10 PM
Gosh, I haven't been in this thread since MAY ....what great styles you ALL have done :love:


G - Game of Thrones updo. A Sansa hairstyle but her name doesn't start with a G, so I'm cheating :wink:


Your sleek, shiny, black, hair is amazing ....and gorgeous in any style you do....and I saw that you hit CLASSIC :crush: well done :applause:

TatsuOni
August 29th, 2018, 07:03 AM
Gosh, I haven't been in this thread since MAY ....what great styles you ALL have done :love:



Your sleek, shiny, black, hair is amazing ....and gorgeous in any style you do....and I saw that you hit CLASSIC :crush: well done :applause:

Thank you! :flower:

browneyedsusan
August 29th, 2018, 07:44 PM
dropped the ball!

U is for Uneven buns or over/Under buns:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/842/29741737428_72b12f9fec.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mjbbmm)2018-07-24_09-57-03 (https://flic.kr/p/Mjbbmm) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

I'm at a loss for V. I've tried Victory rolls a few times and haven't been able to make them work?! (I used to wear them all the time?)
Will probably default to a Viking style. I like those! :)

TatsuOni
September 7th, 2018, 09:32 AM
H - helix bun.

https://cdn3.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5b9298b0ddf2b35979421215.jpg

https://cdn3.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/2_5b9298b39606ee5b27c86883.jpg

TatsuOni
September 12th, 2018, 05:24 AM
I - Infinity braid.

https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5b98f5eae087c331fcbc1733.jpg
A bit messy and uneven since it was the first time I did this hairstyle.

TatsuOni
September 19th, 2018, 01:43 AM
Double post.

TatsuOni
September 19th, 2018, 01:44 AM
J - (The) Jamie Leigh.

https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5ba1fd8ce087c332303ce85e.jpg

TatsuOni
September 22nd, 2018, 06:16 AM
K - Knot, knot, knot bun...

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/3_5ba630deddf2b371c4ceccd4.jpg

HaMalka
September 23rd, 2018, 10:49 AM
I can't find my pictures for P or Q. But here are my pictures for R, S, and T.

Ribbons:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33420&d=1537720920
I stitched my hair up one braid loop at a time.

Spock Bun:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33421&d=1537720930

Treble Clef Bun:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33422&d=1537720942
I had to double my braid twice to get it to a usable length for this bun. It doesn't look much like a treble clef. From certain angles I'm told it looked like the Giant logo.

TatsuOni
September 28th, 2018, 12:14 PM
L - Log roll.

https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/3_5bae6ed79606ee6727af530f.jpg

TatsuOni
November 14th, 2018, 10:02 AM
Time to take this up again!

M - Milkmaid braid with rope braids.

https://cdn3.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5bec512b9606ee1af1716a6e.jpg

https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/2_5bec5158ddf2b37f67e59106.jpg

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/3_5bec51672a6b22326ea7d622.jpg

TatsuOni
April 5th, 2019, 02:24 AM
Better late than never. I'm taking this up again :p

N - Neoma knot bun.

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5ca70f382a6b22ac68a8caac.jpg

AmaryllisRed
April 5th, 2019, 07:58 AM
Nice!
Neoma knot bun is on my April challenge as well.

TatsuOni
April 5th, 2019, 09:58 AM
Nice!
Neoma knot bun is on my April challenge as well.

Thank you! :)

TatsuOni
April 11th, 2019, 08:24 AM
O - Orchid bun.

https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5caf49ee9606ee167202cd4a.jpg

AmaryllisRed
April 11th, 2019, 08:32 AM
Beautiful, Tatsu!

TatsuOni
April 11th, 2019, 08:39 AM
Beautiful, Tatsu!

Thank you! :flower:

CampFireTiger
April 11th, 2019, 01:24 PM
I think I'll start this challenge around the beginning of 2020. Maybe then my hair will be long enough to do half of these styles instead of just a few...

ynne
April 11th, 2019, 03:22 PM
I can't find my pictures for P or Q. But here are my pictures for R, S, and T.

Ribbons:
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33420&d=1537720920
I stitched my hair up one braid loop at a time.
I love the ribbon! I generally like ribbons in hair but this thin pink one works as such a lovely and subtle detail :o


O - Orchid bun.

https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5caf49ee9606ee167202cd4a.jpg

I can never get over how shiny and neat your hair is! I really like this one, Log roll and Neoma knot bun (well, all of them are nice, but those specifically!).
But the longer I write this reply, the more I feel like the hairsticks are watching me. :D

TatsuOni
April 12th, 2019, 06:53 AM
I love the ribbon! I generally like ribbons in hair but this thin pink one works as such a lovely and subtle detail :o



I can never get over how shiny and neat your hair is! I really like this one, Log roll and Neoma knot bun (well, all of them are nice, but those specifically!).
But the longer I write this reply, the more I feel like the hairsticks are watching me. :D

Thank you! :flower: It's because they are watching you :agree: ;)

P - Pretzel bun.

https://cdn3.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/2_5cb0874a2a6b2219eefc42d6.jpg

Kalamazoo
June 24th, 2019, 05:47 PM
Count me in! Milkmaid Braids :bull: are nice, but some variety would be good! YAY! :applause (for a GREAT idea for a thread!)

TatsuOni
August 2nd, 2019, 09:46 AM
Time to finish this challenge now! :knit:

For Q I threw together a quick bun this morning.

https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5d445a1fddf2b34b668bf31a.jpg

TatsuOni
August 15th, 2019, 10:52 AM
R - Rose bun.

https://cdn3.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5d558cca2a6b2243f83e28e4.jpg

BerrySara
August 15th, 2019, 10:58 AM
R - Rose bun.



Wow that is beautiful! That looks complicated and intimidating, well done! And your hair is so shiny and lovely as usual :)

TatsuOni
August 15th, 2019, 11:02 AM
Wow that is beautiful! That looks complicated and intimidating, well done! And your hair is so shiny and lovely as usual :)

Thank you! :flower:

Hailey Sims
August 16th, 2019, 12:31 AM
Ooh, how fun! I'll definitely need to try some of these out.

TatsuOni
August 19th, 2019, 08:36 AM
S - Spock bun.

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5d5ab2d92a6b223fdc28a240.jpg

enting
August 20th, 2019, 12:55 PM
My goodness, why have I not peeked in here before? This is wonderful, and now I want a hairstyle instruction book with photographs in the style of "A is for ____"

Groovy Granny
August 20th, 2019, 01:04 PM
My goodness, why have I not peeked in here before? This is wonderful, and now I want a hairstyle instruction book with photographs in the style of "A is for ____"

Here is AR's list.... her pics and others follow for ideas....see her post link (https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=146204&p=3540493&viewfull=1#post3540493) :eyebrows:

enting
August 20th, 2019, 01:43 PM
I saw her list! Everyone's lists and pictures are fantastic.
I was thinking of a printed book, like the Klutz company hairstyle book I had as a kid called Braids and Bows. That sort of thing :)

Groovy Granny
August 20th, 2019, 02:00 PM
I saw her list! Everyone's lists and pictures are fantastic.
I was thinking of a printed book, like the Klutz company hairstyle book I had as a kid called Braids and Bows. That sort of thing :)

I see :thumbsup: sorry...I misread your post :o

enting
August 20th, 2019, 02:16 PM
No worries!
I'm definitely going to hang out in this thread more.

BerrySara
August 20th, 2019, 03:47 PM
S - Spock bun.

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_5d5ab2d92a6b223fdc28a240.jpg

The shine, the bun and the hair toy :thudpile:

AmaryllisRed
August 20th, 2019, 04:04 PM
"A is for Artemis Bun: a Hairstyle Board Book for Little Longhairs" :)

I remember that Klutz book!