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neko_kawaii
July 2nd, 2018, 07:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6vq6paUaF0

Basically, this is a French braid used as an anchor for a vertical hair stick with the length of the braid wrapped behind the stick to form bun. A second stick or pins can be used to secure the ends.



This month pushed us over the character limit for the listing of all Style of the Month threads and I had to split them up into two parts! I count 99 months. We have been doing a Style of the Month since 2010, with very little accidental duplication of styles.

-Fern
July 2nd, 2018, 07:21 PM
This has always been one of my favorite hairstyles and inspiration for growing longer, but even at waist length I wasn't close to being able to do it.


Looking forward to seeing others do it, though!! :blossom:

AmaryllisRed
July 2nd, 2018, 09:36 PM
Yay!
I love Torrin. I'm excited to try this one!

Ligeia Noire
July 2nd, 2018, 10:37 PM
Oh I have never seen that style. And me thinking I knew about all Torrins styles ah ah. I will try to give it a shot. Even though it is a torture to French braid with my tangly hair.

Shorty89
July 2nd, 2018, 10:48 PM
One of my favourites! I often do a dutch braid instead of a french braid because I like the look a bit better. I'm just barely long enough to do this style though. XD

littlestarface
July 3rd, 2018, 08:39 PM
https://i.imgur.com/tv4amoS.jpg

lithostoic
July 3rd, 2018, 09:50 PM
littlestarface wow! The stick is beautiful with your hair

littlestarface
July 3rd, 2018, 09:59 PM
littlestarface wow! The stick is beautiful with your hair

Oh thank you so much litho I just got it yesterday :inlove:

AmaryllisRed
July 3rd, 2018, 11:00 PM
Lovely! So shiny!

Ligeia Noire
July 4th, 2018, 12:23 AM
Gorgeous! Love the stick with your hair colour.

littlestarface
July 4th, 2018, 12:13 PM
Thank you soooo much beautiful ladies!:cloud9:

Ligeia Noire
July 4th, 2018, 12:20 PM
Ok first thing I tried this morning, it looks pretty but I do not know if it is because I suck at French braiding or because the bun covers it but I do not see the sections or much of my arduous French braiding, it is just all a bun :confused: but hey I liked it a lot, going to leave it all day and I fancy the sticks like this quite a lot, looks more harmonious.


https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36585504_1725493027504194_2478682998694739968_n.jp g?_nc_cat=0&oh=5c8beb333b13d2ec2d344f75590b5059&oe=5BA73EFA

littlestarface
July 4th, 2018, 01:21 PM
You have the best hair for braided style Ligeia Noire, so so beautiful.

Ligeia Noire
July 4th, 2018, 02:06 PM
Thank you <3

AmaryllisRed
July 4th, 2018, 03:56 PM
Beautiful, Ligeia!

Ligeia Noire
July 4th, 2018, 05:22 PM
Amaryllis :)

AmaryllisRed
July 5th, 2018, 09:51 AM
I like it.
Didn't really need the second stick. Might put a bobby pin in there on my ends.
https://i.imgur.com/8T9d8S9.jpg

eresh
July 5th, 2018, 11:05 AM
I've never seen this one before!
I'll try it in the next few days, probably sunday, more time then.
But I suck at french braiding, my ends always get tangled while braiding like this.


Beautifully done Ligeia and Amarylis and littlestarface

Edit: Littlestarface, is your icon also form the Last unicorn? Mine too :D

littlestarface
July 5th, 2018, 01:52 PM
I've never seen this one before!
I'll try it in the next few days, probably sunday, more time then.
But I suck at french braiding, my ends always get tangled while braiding like this.


Beautifully done Ligeia and Amarylis and littlestarface

Edit: Littlestarface, is your icon also form the Last unicorn? Mine too :D

Yes it is! Its my favorite movie in the world, I watch it everyday literally! She looks so beautiful when shes sleeping.

Agnes Hannah
July 5th, 2018, 03:17 PM
Its in my avatar. I love the Jamie Leigh, but very rarely wear it this way.

Ligeia Noire
July 5th, 2018, 03:30 PM
So beautiful Amaryllis!
I have to confess I love this bun more than my usual braided bun. My ends are secure. The bun is high up so you can see the braid from the front like a crown. You pretty much just need one stick if you want. The sticks do not bother me and look better like this and the French braiding gives it way more gripe therefore it does not move. I am wearing it today again. The only catch compared to a simple braided bun is that French braiding takes more time as my hair is difficult to separate but I am learning how to make it faster. I've tried some buns but this is the second one i can really wear to work and it holds throughout the day. Win.

hobbitlocks
July 5th, 2018, 05:04 PM
I love both the single and double stick versions posted so far -- littlestarface, Ligeia, and Amaryllis. I think this bun is such a great way to show off a pretty stick... something about it being vertical really appeals to me.

This is one of my favourite buns and I wear it a lot. I especially like it because I can french braid my hair at home, then ride my bike to my office (I generally bike commute), then put it up when I get to my office without a mirror. This picture is of a more intricate version I did a while ago. When the last season GoT promos came out I thought Denarys was wearing her hair in a bun like this, which I thought was very cool, but then it turned out to be something much less practical of course! I'm sure I'll wear it again before the month is out though...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/41411913610_f6ce6d07b7_m_d.jpg

AmaryllisRed
July 6th, 2018, 11:23 AM
Thanks, everyone. <3

That's so pretty, hobbitlocks!

Anybody have any tips for me? I didn't wear it very long yesterday because I had wrapped the braid so tightly around the stick that it hurt.
If I wrap it looser... it won't stay, will it?
I could wrap it looser and then use pins, but part of the appeal to me is just one stick and no need to mess with pins.

GrowlingCupcake
July 7th, 2018, 07:36 AM
This bun is so pretty! I just tried it with only one stick, and I quite like it. No pictures because it was my first time French braiding, and it's just awful xD Hopefully I'll get better at it soon.

lithostoic
July 7th, 2018, 08:46 AM
Very nice! I don't have a whole lot to wrap around but I'm definitely giving it a try next time I french braid.

Arciela
July 7th, 2018, 04:12 PM
Oh I have never seen that style. And me thinking I knew about all Torrins styles ah ah. I will try to give it a shot. Even though it is a torture to French braid with my tangly hair.

lol I was thinking the same thing when I checked this thread..I want to try it so bad..but its like a torture session trying to french braid my hair..tangles galore!!!

Ligeia Noire
July 7th, 2018, 04:41 PM
Thanks, everyone. <3

That's so pretty, hobbitlocks!

Anybody have any tips for me? I didn't wear it very long yesterday because I had wrapped the braid so tightly around the stick that it hurt.
If I wrap it looser... it won't stay, will it?
I could wrap it looser and then use pins, but part of the appeal to me is just one stick and no need to mess with pins.

Yeah I do not need the second stick, I just add it for decoration but my hair is kind of coarse so it holds very well, I also start it pretty high so you can see the braid from the front kind of like a crown so I guess being high helps secure it better, I like it tight but not that tight that it pulls on your hairline.... I have to say I have been wearing it every single day since I have tried and it holds even better than my braided bun, it is amazing. I believe it is due to the knots of the french braid give it some kind of anchor and traction. I will have to try with a dutch braid next.


lol I was thinking the same thing when I checked this thread..I want to try it so bad..but its like a torture session trying to french braid my hair..tangles galore!!!

Oh yes I feel you, but I take my time doing it and it is not perfect but it is for a bun so it hides it ;)

eresh
July 8th, 2018, 09:00 AM
Here is mine:

It was a hassle to frenchbraid my hair, the ends got really tangled.
So I doubt I will do this updo again.

https://i.imgur.com/bLlDCSCl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/PKf8c6jl.jpg

Ligeia Noire
July 8th, 2018, 10:55 AM
Looks beautiful!

eresh
July 8th, 2018, 11:20 AM
Thank you :flower:

pathetic
July 8th, 2018, 01:49 PM
Definitely not long enough for this, but it is gorgeous. :agape:

Amazing buns, everyone! Oh, and I was wondering, does the end/tassel start to fall out or become untucked throughout the day? Or does it depend on blunt/tapered ends?

littlestarface
July 8th, 2018, 01:56 PM
Definitely not long enough for this, but it is gorgeous. :agape:

Amazing buns, everyone! Oh, and I was wondering, does the end/tassel start to fall out or become untucked throughout the day? Or does it depend on blunt/tapered ends?

Mine didnt fall out until I layed on it at night other than that mine stayed up the whole day and I didn't use any other pin in my hair than that stick.

hobbitlocks
July 8th, 2018, 01:58 PM
Thanks, everyone. <3

That's so pretty, hobbitlocks!

Anybody have any tips for me? I didn't wear it very long yesterday because I had wrapped the braid so tightly around the stick that it hurt.
If I wrap it looser... it won't stay, will it?
I could wrap it looser and then use pins, but part of the appeal to me is just one stick and no need to mess with pins.

Thank you! I have relatively slippery/fine hair, and I need to pin the tail if I do this with a single stick. I can usually just use one pin though if I place it right, so I don't mind it. Or if I use the second stick to catch the tail under the outer braid loop (I don't know if that made sense at all... it's so hard to describe these things!), then I don't need a pin. I have a bit of taper at my ends though, so that probably makes it easier than if I had blunt ends.

hobbitlocks
July 8th, 2018, 01:59 PM
And, wow, eresh!! That looks so beautiful!

eresh
July 8th, 2018, 03:04 PM
I used 2 amish pins on one side to keep the ends tucked in.
I have slippery hair too :)

littlestarface
July 8th, 2018, 03:07 PM
I tucked my ends in one of the bumps of my dutch braid like threading it but my ends are so thin so it was easy.

Platzhalter
July 9th, 2018, 07:02 AM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32656&d=1531137691

This one proved to be a great opportunity to use my otherwise rarely-used but still loved leather slide :)

samanthaa
July 9th, 2018, 12:34 PM
This was one of the very first "fancy" buns I tried as a longhair! Hopefully I remember to give it a shot this month and post a picture.

lunalocks
July 10th, 2018, 10:26 AM
Thank you all for the inspiration. I, finally, successfully did a french braid with the bumps showing and this style works for me! However, my hair is too slick/thin/whatever for a stick to hold it. I used spin pins and it's lovely.

lapushka
July 10th, 2018, 10:56 AM
Wow! You guys do such pretty buns! Puts my LWB to shame. LOL! :lol:

velvetpuddles
July 10th, 2018, 04:07 PM
I have never in my life French braided before, but I'm trying to wear my hair up more, so I thought I'd give these styles a chance.

Before wrapping, the braid was truly awful. The bun mostly hid it. It's not the prettiest thing, but it's secure and comfortable for doing housework this evening. Now I must practice braiding before I try this again.

https://i.imgur.com/SRfx3ZW.jpg

Ligeia Noire
July 10th, 2018, 04:15 PM
Looks lovely. Damn and I love those sticks so classy. Where did you get them?

AmaryllisRed
July 10th, 2018, 04:48 PM
I have never in my life French braided before, but I'm trying to wear my hair up more, so I thought I'd give these styles a chance.

Before wrapping, the braid was truly awful. The bun mostly hid it. It's not the prettiest thing, but it's secure and comfortable for doing housework this evening. Now I must practice braiding before I try this again.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/SRfx3ZW.jpg[IMG]

I think it's very pretty!

velvetpuddles
July 10th, 2018, 04:54 PM
Looks lovely. Damn and I love those sticks so classy. Where did you get them?


I think it's very pretty!

Thank you, thank you!
I have no idea where I got the sticks! I've had them since I was in high school I think, so probably Claire's or something, lol!! It's probably been 15 years or so.

HurrGurl
July 10th, 2018, 07:09 PM
I tried this today. I do not have hair long enough for it but, figured what the hey. It stayed in all day while cleaning the garage. Itís very, very, I repeat very secure.

Itís much more comfortable than tucking my French braid under. I completely forgot that I had my hair in anything impressive today.

Brand new to the forum so I have to figure out how to post a picture.

Frankenstein
July 10th, 2018, 10:45 PM
I like this style but it doesnít work for me. My hair is too slippery and vertically inserted sticks always just slide out.

iforgotmylogin
July 10th, 2018, 11:04 PM
https://i.imgur.com/tv4amoS.jpg

Holy shine Batman!

littlestarface
July 10th, 2018, 11:11 PM
Holy shine Batman!

Hahaha!
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Zazzles
July 11th, 2018, 07:10 AM
Beautiful buns everyone! They all look stunning.

My hair isnít long enough for this style, but add a paranda and we are good to go! I first attempted this a few days ago but either the braid wasnít the right tension or the stick wasnít placed right and it kept pulling at my scalp. Because of this, I had pretty much decided I didnít like it and would stick with a plain braided bun. However, I decided to try it again yesterday and it was much better! It held with just the one hair stick and paranda all day at work. Itís not going to be my go to style because it takes a little longer than I like for my everyday, get it out of the way styles, but when I want something different, this definitely going to be an option.

https://s19.postimg.cc/u0x1ekz3z/4456_C5_F9-_FF48-439_B-_A7_C2-_C37_BF8_BFD876.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/u0x1ekz3z/)

eresh
July 11th, 2018, 09:37 AM
Looks lovely Velvetpuddles and Zazzles

Jas
July 12th, 2018, 09:09 AM
https://preview.ibb.co/eF4Tp8/37085162_10156342219925320_1093249844631306240_n.j pg (https://ibb.co/gof198)

My attempt! It's actually so easy and so secure, and it distributes the weight so nicely - definitely doing this again!

eresh
July 12th, 2018, 09:41 AM
Looks great Jas!!

Konfitura
July 13th, 2018, 04:22 AM
This hairstyle looks stunning on y'all!
Mine is not very spectacular, needed to oil my hair a bit to prevent tangling.
It stays nicely, looks cool - totally a work hairstyle for me :D Only if I could do french braid better... xD



https://imgur.com/a/wDnCAVX

Konfitura
July 13th, 2018, 04:31 AM
Oops, photo seems to not work...

https://i.imgur.com/gHrt4II.jpg

Ligeia Noire
July 14th, 2018, 02:24 PM
Jas and Konfitura, very pretty and nice hairsticks too, I am still wearing my hair like that ;p

eresh
July 15th, 2018, 08:15 AM
Very beautiful Konfitura!

samanthaa
July 20th, 2018, 09:26 PM
Wowow there are some beautiful buns in this thread. Here's my attempt in terrible artificial lighting:

https://i.imgur.com/L2QD00H.jpg

And then I stuck a second stick in it just for aesthetics (it really didn't need it to be secure):

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

eresh
July 21st, 2018, 07:56 AM
looking good samanthaa!
and pretty sticks!

Jas
July 21st, 2018, 10:08 AM
So pretty! Love the sticks too :D Konfitura yours looks lovely as well :D

and thank you guys :3

MusicalSpoons
July 29th, 2018, 06:48 PM
Oh wow, so many beautiful buns! I love how the same style can look so different on different heads :heartbeat

I did this bun back when I was first learning to use sticks, and liked how it hid the mess of the French plait. I shall have to give it a go again :grin:

neko_kawaii
July 30th, 2018, 07:05 PM
Finally getting around to posting this.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1779/43750585471_c1f5e2e110.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29E6bPa)

ravenskey
July 31st, 2018, 09:37 AM
This did not turn out great due to both my inexperience with hairsticks and the fact that my hair is way to short for this hairdo in comparison to thickness - one side looks perfect the other is mainly tassel.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32876&d=1533047599

Salzdrache
August 31st, 2018, 05:46 AM
One of my favourites too :cheer:

2015:
https://abload.de/img/025_frenchpinless_160riu3i.jpg (https://abload.de/image.php?img=025_frenchpinless_160riu3i.jpg)

2016:
https://abload.de/img/020_frpinless_060216w9rc0.jpg (https://abload.de/image.php?img=020_frpinless_060216w9rc0.jpg)

2017:
https://abload.de/img/mash17_03nxupw.jpg (https://abload.de/image.php?img=mash17_03nxupw.jpg)


and 2018 :p

https://abload.de/img/093_frenchp_0306186bou0.jpg (https://abload.de/image.php?img=093_frenchp_0306186bou0.jpg)

UP Lisa
September 11th, 2018, 01:17 PM
Beautiful!

RadioactiveLily
September 14th, 2018, 12:43 PM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33328&d=1536934632

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33329&d=1536934658
This has become one of my new favorites. As others have said, it distributes the weight well.