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neko_kawaii
July 1st, 2020, 11:10 AM
This is an obscure one from an old list of styles and most of the pictures and tutorials have evaporated into the digital ether. Fortunately, it is easy to reconstruct from the description.

Two french rope braids forming one Rose Bun at nape.

For the bun, you can combine the two rope braids to form a single Hawser (in which case make sure the twists on the two initial rope braids are in the same direction so you can twist them together without untwisting one of them) and bun that, or you can bun the two braids in the manner of a Vortex Bun, alternately wrapping the braids alongside each other as the bun expands.


Alternatively, you can make two Rose Buns at nape with the two rope braids. That might fit better under your wide brimmed summer hat.

HaMalka
July 1st, 2020, 11:36 AM
Instructions with photographs for one variant can be found here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20150323224756/http://www.dreamweaverbraiding.com/braids/rosestem.htm

Shorty89
July 1st, 2020, 07:51 PM
I wish Dreamweaver braiding was still an active site! I used it a lot when I first joined LHC.

AmaryllisRed
July 3rd, 2020, 09:47 AM
Here is mine today. It's a very pretty, feminine style, I think. Perfect for all those summer gatherings none of us are going to. :/ Anyway, nothing wrong with looking pretty at home.
I bunned it like a vortex and secured it with spin pins.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41871&d=1593791050

Shorty89
July 3rd, 2020, 09:57 AM
Here is mine today. It's a very pretty, feminine style, I think. Perfect for all those summer gatherings none of us are going to. :/ Anyway, nothing wrong with looking pretty at home.
I bunned it like a vortex and secured it with spin pins.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41871&d=1593791050

I can't see the picture. :(

shelomit
July 3rd, 2020, 11:43 AM
It's such a pretty hairstyle, Amaryllis. . . but on top of that, those corkscrew curls at your nape are just adorable!

AmaryllisRed
July 3rd, 2020, 12:39 PM
It's such a pretty hairstyle, Amaryllis. . . but on top of that, those corkscrew curls at your nape are just adorable!

Thank you!
I've always had them. They don't seem to grow long, which is fine with me because then they probably wouldn't curl up like that!

emilyogini
July 4th, 2020, 07:38 AM
Here is mine today. It's a very pretty, feminine style, I think. Perfect for all those summer gatherings none of us are going to. :/ Anyway, nothing wrong with looking pretty at home.
I bunned it like a vortex and secured it with spin pins.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41871&d=1593791050

How do we see the photo? Sorry, I am new

Suortuva
July 4th, 2020, 10:09 AM
Instructions with photographs for one variant can be found here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20150323224756/http://www.dreamweaverbraiding.com/braids/rosestem.htm

I had a dream that I managed to do this style, so I had to test. And it went well indeed, thanks to this link! It's the first time ever I have done rope braids. As far I have understood the theory, but practice on the other side... This was really idiot proof, thanks!

No pictures, because there's really nothing to see, I have so little hair and it compacts so much... But I'm really happy I'm finally able to do the rope braids, and they are sturdy too.

(I asked my DH what he liked about my new special braids, and he said: looks nice, so you have new hair ties. I was just what, they are my old brown boring hair ties, can't you really see a difference... Apparently not, I had to explain... But just now I like these more than ordinary braids.

Hellebore
July 4th, 2020, 10:51 AM
AmaryllisRed stunning! And I agree that the corkscrew curls at your nape are lovely!

CuteCrow
July 4th, 2020, 01:03 PM
Well... I tried this today and it didn't come out exactly as I expected :lol: It's my first time trying a Hairstyle of the Month because I thought maybe I could pull this off with my SL hair. I guess not. It doesn't look like the original style at all and my tiny bun is almost non-existent but at least it isn't a bad look either :shrug:

https://i.imgur.com/CwulI5Qh.jpg

AmaryllisRed
July 4th, 2020, 01:47 PM
CuteCrow, I think it looks beautiful!

Thank you, Hellebore. :)

bparnell75
July 4th, 2020, 03:05 PM
Cute crow, I think it is a lovely hair do no matter it does not have a tail.

Hellebore
July 4th, 2020, 04:05 PM
CuteCrow I think it's a lovely style on you!

CuteCrow
July 4th, 2020, 06:53 PM
Thank you AmaryllisRed! But nothing compares to your stunning bun :o

Thank you so much for your encouraging words bparnell and Hellebore!

shelomit
July 5th, 2020, 08:53 AM
I think it looks very dressy and nice with the shoulder-length hair!

Duchess Fuzzy Buns
July 5th, 2020, 11:37 PM
I can't see the picture. :(


How do we see the photo? Sorry, I am new

I can't see AmaryllisRed's photo either, which is odd because based on the comments, it seems like some people do see a photo. :confused:

CuteCrow yours looks so soft and romantic- I love it! :crush:

I tried this one. The first version I did the "rose bun" is a bit of a mess and even with like 12 pins, it did not seem like it would stay for long. So I took that part down and just made two cinnabuns with the braids. :)
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41890&d=1594013192
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41889&d=1594013179

Shorty89
July 6th, 2020, 06:36 PM
I can't see AmaryllisRed's photo either, which is odd because based on the comments, it seems like some people do see a photo. :confused:

CuteCrow yours looks so soft and romantic- I love it! :crush:

I tried this one. The first version I did the "rose bun" is a bit of a mess and even with like 12 pins, it did not seem like it would stay for long. So I took that part down and just made two cinnabuns with the braids. :)
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41890&d=1594013192
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41889&d=1594013179

I can see her picture now. :shrug:

Your version looks pretty. I tried this style but it's not a good one for slippery, freshly hennaed hair. It fell out almost immediately!

Duchess Fuzzy Buns
July 7th, 2020, 08:23 AM
I can see her picture now. :shrug:

Your version looks pretty. I tried this style but it's not a good one for slippery, freshly hennaed hair. It fell out almost immediately!

Thank you! :o

CuteCrow
July 7th, 2020, 09:44 AM
I can't see AmaryllisRed's photo either, which is odd because based on the comments, it seems like some people do see a photo. :confused:

CuteCrow yours looks so soft and romantic- I love it! :crush:

I tried this one. The first version I did the "rose bun" is a bit of a mess and even with like 12 pins, it did not seem like it would stay for long. So I took that part down and just made two cinnabuns with the braids. :)

Thank you!
I think the double cinnabuns look really pretty! I kind of like that look a little more than the original rose bun :p
The first pic looks pretty too but 12 pins (!) and it still doesn't hold... wow

Duchess Fuzzy Buns
July 7th, 2020, 03:33 PM
Thank you!
I think the double cinnabuns look really pretty! I kind of like that look a little more than the original rose bun :p
The first pic looks pretty too but 12 pins (!) and it still doesn't hold... wow
Thank you!
And the first one not holding was due to my ineptitude I'm sure (not the style itself). Instead of doing a cinnabun I tried to do the bun more like a flower where you roll it up from the bottom of the braid (so the tail of the braid is in the center of the bun). It was just not working for me, lol. :doh:

shelomit
July 10th, 2020, 11:56 AM
Gave this a shot a few days ago:

https://i.postimg.cc/ZqJFNm7t/haira.jpg (https://postimg.cc/mP6HxvW8)

https://i.postimg.cc/Dz5QdNHW/hairb.jpg (https://postimg.cc/4K7hXWJZ)

At first I tried a vortex bun with the tails, but the necessity of bringing the braids up to the center of the head to start it made the bottom part of the bun look a little weird and lumpy. So instead, I pinned loops of braid inside the outlines made by the frenched sections. There was a little bit of the center of my head that the braids didn't cover, so on the flower pin went. Got a lot of compliments for this one.

AmaryllisRed
July 10th, 2020, 12:20 PM
Wow, shelomit! :thud:

Duchess Fuzzy Buns
July 10th, 2020, 05:41 PM
That looks amazing shelomit! Nice job!

shelomit
July 11th, 2020, 10:15 PM
Wow, shelomit! :thud:


That looks amazing shelomit! Nice job!

Thanks, guys : D I had never done "French" rope braids before, so I'm glad they turned out reasonably even.

CuteCrow
July 12th, 2020, 10:07 PM
really pretty shelomit! I think the flower pin really complements the style and your hair :D

Breeze
July 13th, 2020, 03:12 PM
Wow! These are gorgeous! I can't figure out the french rope braids for the life of me. :( Great job!

spirals
July 17th, 2020, 01:45 AM
Well... I tried this today and it didn't come out exactly as I expected :lol: It's my first time trying a Hairstyle of the Month because I thought maybe I could pull this off with my SL hair. I guess not. It doesn't look like the original style at all and my tiny bun is almost non-existent but at least it isn't a bad look either :shrug:

https://i.imgur.com/CwulI5Qh.jpg

It's gorgeous!

elise.autumn
July 17th, 2020, 05:16 AM
You guys look great!

Well this was a challenge... I've never done dutch rope braids before and I'm happy with the first try. The rope twists didn't end up being symmetrical on both sides, but I'm still going to wear this today. I also wrapped both braids into one braid before bunning, so I don't think it has the same rose bun effect. I did this for stability since I wanted to use one fork instead of pins. I used a 5" Quattro two prong fork, and for extra stability, two 3" copper pins along the top.


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

https://i.imgur.com/Tlmap38l.jpg

shelomit
July 17th, 2020, 09:47 AM
Beautiful, elise.autumn!

Hellebore
July 17th, 2020, 10:11 AM
The perks of this hairstyle of the month: I've gotten really, really good at rope braids

The bad part of this hairstyle of the month: I always fudge up the bun part and it ends up looking terrible :(

HaMalka
July 17th, 2020, 11:50 AM
I did this one on another member of the household as rope braiding my own hair makes my hair curl and tangle.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41989&d=1595008126