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jojo
March 26th, 2008, 06:13 PM
Ive been reading Tomm's thread about his recent success with hair sticks with great interest, and thought it would be good for the guys on the forum to share photos of their updos.

We get lots of ladies posting pictures, now its your turn to show us ladies how its done.

Don't be shy, I know we have some very long hairs on the LHC!

jojo
March 26th, 2008, 07:29 PM
no replies? you must all be shy!

DavidN
March 26th, 2008, 07:32 PM
My apologies, Jojo, and I admit that I have not tried any updos yet! One of these days....

EdG
March 26th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Unfortunately, I've never tried to do an updo. I'll have to figure out how to do one some day. :ponder:
Ed

biggeorge
March 26th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Two styles for me so far. Tail and no tail.

I'll have to work on it also.

Gylfi
March 26th, 2008, 08:56 PM
Unfortunately I do not have anyone to help me out with updos, and my own coordination prevents me from doing anything spectacular. But, I've still got a few attempts!

Here is some simple bee-butt bun
http://i25.tinypic.com/20u8m80.jpg

Here is a French braid
http://i29.tinypic.com/sdmids.jpg

And finally, a very thin and jagged pair of braids :D
http://i29.tinypic.com/2j5fhwz.jpg

But when it comes down to it, nothing seems quite as nice to me as when it is down and flowing :)
http://i29.tinypic.com/2pozime.jpg

jojo
March 26th, 2008, 09:00 PM
yay! and its Gylfi in the lead so far! i love the bee butt bun and braids, oh and when its down its lovely in them all

I will let you others off.....for now! keep practicing the winner gets a nice cold beer!

iris
March 26th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Gylfi, I like them all, but that bee-butt bun is particularly cool-looking. Interesting placement, looks great on you!

Iris

redcelticcurls
March 26th, 2008, 09:14 PM
This is cool. I never see guys in updos IRL beyond ponytails. it is interesting to see how updos look on guys.

heidihug
March 26th, 2008, 09:37 PM
Gylfi, I love the braids on you. Very ruggedly handsome. Thanks for sharing! I look forward to seeing more guys's pics.

sweetkandi
March 26th, 2008, 09:40 PM
Thanks for posting Gylfi, loved the pics. Your hair is so long!

tomm
March 26th, 2008, 10:19 PM
for those who haven't seen this yet, my second updo (to prove to myself that the first time wasn't a fluke:

http://tomandeva.googlepages.com/HPIM2039.JPG

redcelticcurls
March 26th, 2008, 11:20 PM
When reading this thread title, I thought the OP wanted to see everyone's updos.

Where I live, "guys" is a gender neutral term that can be directed towards a group of women. :lol::shrug:

Gumball
March 27th, 2008, 12:26 AM
I've got some in my album. Let me see if I can scrounge up one to post here.

My Gumbun:

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc11/mrgumball/LHC/GumballBraidStyle11-14-07.jpg

:cool:

I'm wearing a figure eight right now.

CurlyNinja
March 27th, 2008, 12:34 AM
Where I live, "guys" is a gender neutral term that can be directed towards a group of women. :lol::shrug:


[hijack again] me too!!! I say "guys" all the time when I really mean "people" [/hijack again]

Everyone's updos look very good! ...but where are the glittery sparkley butterflies?!?!?! :p

tiny_teesha
March 27th, 2008, 04:33 AM
I too thought it was for everyone, but i really like the idea of this thread. All the updos are really great! where is littlebird when you need him!

seabear
March 27th, 2008, 04:47 AM
Well done, gentlemen! Gylfi, I love the twin braids on you... but seeing your hair down and flowing is fantastic! Tomm, your twist is terrific. Gumball, the Gumbun has me green with envy, that's really, really nice.

I think I've figured out why updos still look manly on a man... it's that nape hair y'all have that gals do not, it shows the wearer to be unmistakably male. The combination of the hair up and those little hairs curling at the neck that is really appealing and masculine.... IMO.

AprilElf
March 27th, 2008, 05:22 AM
Great pictures, guys!
Here's to more manly updos - :beerchug:

Les
March 27th, 2008, 05:39 AM
The most common updo I wear is a modified infinity bun, but I don't have a pic of it. But I do have these....

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=492&pictureid=5212


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=492&pictureid=4996

Gylfi
March 27th, 2008, 08:36 AM
Thanks for the comments! I guess I'll have to practice the double-braids some more so I can wear them out when the day calls for an updo.

Nice buns, Gumball and Les. You've both inspired me to try something I haven't done before..
http://i32.tinypic.com/dhdbwx.jpg
http://i27.tinypic.com/ev56xx.jpg

Kind of a variation on the bee-butt, but with a braid and a stick... which, of course, is a knitting needle because I have no hairsticks, hahaha! I need to work on the "stick" placement, too :o

TheHippieChick
March 27th, 2008, 10:09 AM
You guys look so great! I used to style my dads hair. When I need to take action shots of hair goodies, I still use my dad. He loves it. Most times he only wears a pony, but when I get him he wears a french twist...I get it along the whole length of his head...mowhawk twist I call it. :D Thanx for posting!

jojo
March 27th, 2008, 10:58 AM
wow some good up dos, of course everybody welcome with pictures, but beers for men only!! us ladies can have a nice cocktail or 6!

Gumball
March 27th, 2008, 11:25 AM
I wear this one sometimes, but I just forget about it more often than not. I really should add it to my list of things to wear again soon.

Victorian/Gibson Tuck/Some other monicker :shrug::

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc11/mrgumball/LHC/Gumball3TuckG.jpg

eresh
March 27th, 2008, 11:31 AM
I have some updo pictures in my photoalbum :-)

suicides_eve
March 27th, 2008, 11:38 AM
Such fantastic pictures ya'll!

david
March 27th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Great thread, just thought I would add my contribution.

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/myhair/updo1.jpg
This is done from instructions from a magazine and its referred to as a 'nape knot'. I quite like this style and would probably wear this to a formal occasion. Took me a while to get this style.

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/myhair/updo2.jpg
Not really an updo but different from typical 'guy's' long hair style. I have worn this out several times. Its just a simple half up and a barrette.

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/myhair/updo5.jpg
This is a photograph I took today when I had just arrived home, before I started doing all the updos. A simple plait/braid, I only recently got the hang of these, wore this out today as today was quite windy so it stops tangles.

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/myhair/updo3.jpg
A simple bun held with a hairstick.

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/myhair/updo4.jpg
The above bun, nut this time held with a scrunchie.

I tried to have a go at a french twist etc but I couldnt get it to work and all the instruction videos I found are all with shorter hair.

Anyway, hope you ike.

kimki
March 27th, 2008, 03:06 PM
Great pictures, what a great idea for a thread! Yay to Gylfi for trying new things! :)

movie zombie
March 27th, 2008, 03:06 PM
i hate to sound sexist......but i do so love looking at men with long hair! it was the first thing that attracted to me to my hubby.....saw a man with long hair with his back to me and had to go over and find out who he was....the rest is history. please keep the posts coming guys!

movie zombie

Lavender Scent
March 27th, 2008, 03:35 PM
Well done, gentlemen! Gylfi, I love the twin braids on you... but seeing your hair down and flowing is fantastic! Tomm, your twist is terrific. Gumball, the Gumbun has me green with envy, that's really, really nice.

I think I've figured out why updos still look manly on a man... it's that nape hair y'all have that gals do not, it shows the wearer to be unmistakably male. The combination of the hair up and those little hairs curling at the neck that is really appealing and masculine.... IMO.

Whea? You don't have nape hair? How do you survive the cold winter months? :eek:
No but seriously, doesn't the nape hair get any longer than tangly-irritating-lenght? I hoped that it was my zodiac chain that messed it up and cut it short all the time, but it doesn't seem to get longer, and I havn't wore that chain for over half a year.

On the threads main purpose, I have to say that it's a good initiative. I for one really ought to learn french braiding. I liked the feeling of not having any hair in my face for a day when a friend braided it for me all the way from the forehead back. Got some odd looks from the people at the store though.
And a japanese bun, or what'sitsname. That'd be cool.

MyFireElf
March 27th, 2008, 05:10 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=492&pictureid=4996

Les, are you using nails as hairsticks in that picture? That is beyond awesome!

Les
March 27th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Les, are you using nails as hairsticks in that picture? That is beyond awesome!

Actually lag-bolts that I ground the threading off of. I hope that is just as awesome :)

lora410
March 27th, 2008, 05:18 PM
I really have to give a HUGE:grouphug: to all the men secure enough to do some what society sees as a feminine thing to wear hair up. I personally think all up dos look great on both sexes.

saracuda
March 27th, 2008, 05:44 PM
I like the lag bolts and sticks and other manly ways of securing the updos! I'd love to see you men try other creative things like that, such as little swords, rods out of an engine block (they might be a little long), drink swizzers, screwdrivers... I have tons of ideas for this! :)

saracuda
March 27th, 2008, 05:51 PM
tiny baseball bats and hockey sticks! The spear off a test light! A piece of car antenna!

AprilElf
March 27th, 2008, 07:23 PM
LOL! saracuda, those ideas are fantastic ... :)

Les, that picture is brilliant! How heavy are the bolts?

david, your hair is amazing --looks really healthy. Out of those pictures, I think the half-up is my favourite.

jojo
March 27th, 2008, 08:21 PM
i am just loving all these up dos have to admit long hair on men is so knee trembling!

keep em coming!!:beerchug::beerchug::beerchug::beerchug::b eerchug::beerchug::beerchug::beerchug:

coppercurls
March 27th, 2008, 08:21 PM
:cheese: I love all the manly updo's!

Les
March 27th, 2008, 09:31 PM
Les, that picture is brilliant! How heavy are the bolts?


They aren't bad. They are heavier than any of my purpose-built hairtoys, but they don't pull or cause me any problems. I've worn 'em all day long and the weight never bothered me.

Anje
March 27th, 2008, 09:42 PM
Looks good, guys! I gotta show these to DH, see ifhe'll consider it when his hair gets to updo length...

But I have curly nape hairs, too... Hopefully the hips keep me from looking manly.

ale
March 28th, 2008, 10:05 AM
This is from my album, taken last week:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=490&pictureid=4982

(inspired by http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=12&pictureid=3419)

From my wedding:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/254/523210513_8563507a85.jpg?v=0

Unfortunately I don't have other pics now..!

k_hepburn
March 28th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Coming a little late to the party, but you've got a really cool samurai look going with that bee-but bun, Gylfi. I also like the two low braids very much.

Compliments to everybody else on their up-dos, too!

katharine

Shell
March 28th, 2008, 12:17 PM
Great updos--I think men look manly in updos, I mean they're men right?

I have two long haired men myself (husband and son) and I'd love to get them to wear updos. Both claim that they make their hair/head hurt. Now, I've been wearing updos since the beginning of time, so I don't remember, but how long before you get used to updos?

Gumball
March 28th, 2008, 12:21 PM
I think it depends on the updo and how it's done. Figure eights took some time before they really stopped pulling. Took a little refining and it still sometimes requires a redo. Braids, so long as they aren't tight but snug, feel great. Could it be that's their anti-updo excuse? Maybe. Maybe they just haven't experienced one that works great for them. A little experimenting shouldn't hurt too much, pun not intended. :) Of course I'm wearing a rope braid right now and that's not really an updo unless I pin it into a bun.

Shell
March 28th, 2008, 12:27 PM
I think it depends on the updo and how it's done. Figure eights took some time before they really stopped pulling. Took a little refining and it still sometimes requires a redo. Braids, so long as they aren't tight but snug, feel great. Could it be that's their anti-updo excuse? Maybe. Maybe they just haven't experienced one that works great for them. A little experimenting shouldn't hurt too much, pun not intended. :) Of course I'm wearing a rope braid right now and that's not really an updo unless I pin it into a bun.

I have considered the excuse angle, that's partly why I wanted manly input. My husband wears a ponytail, and it took him a week or so to get used to it. The biggest problem is my son. He has waist length 3a/3b hair and it gets crazy. Basketball was a nightmare. Tennis is easier, but we still need to train him to wear it up, to help with tangles and keep it out of his eyes. He did tell me this morning he's thinking he'll need to wear a pony for tennis--now, why didn't I think of that?!

Gumball
March 28th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Hehe. That'll work. I didn't start tying my hair back until it got to a certain length and since I've started I haven't wanted to go back. The sheer amount of tangles I've likely fought off with putting it up is wonderful.

EdG
March 28th, 2008, 07:31 PM
My husband wears a ponytail, and it took him a week or so to get used to it. The biggest problem is my son. He has waist length 3a/3b hair and it gets crazy. Your son has the coolest parents. All parents should be like that! :)
Ed

zift
March 28th, 2008, 09:14 PM
I know everyone's gonna jump on my post and scorn back at me but I don't like updos on guys. (Actually I don't like updos on myself as well arrrgh) And I have the right to find something unattractive right? I like ponytails and braids though,my Bf looks very hot when he wears braids:D
ETA:And I'm a horrible person to participate in the updo party here with an unapproving attitude eek sorry if my post is not welcome mods can always delete it...

theAnimeway
March 28th, 2008, 09:45 PM
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/flyingDagger999/randim%20stuff/001-5.jpg

I did this a few months back

Liluri
March 28th, 2008, 10:04 PM
Awesome thread with some very cool updos thanks to the guys for showing us :)

trolleypup
March 28th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Let's see if I can find some choice ones...

My regular everyday bun (aka Lazy Bun, Lazy 8 Bun)
http://www.trolleypup.info/lhc/060910-AlamoSquarePark-bun-med.jpg

And the same bun in cold weather:
http://www.trolleypup.info/lhc/080112-145003-Jones-Beach-130-N-med.jpg

Hmm, oh wait, that's a two bun picture, better not post it here!

Obligatory sock bun picture:
http://www.trolleypup.info/lhc/060723-sock-bun-back-med.jpg

Shell
March 28th, 2008, 11:05 PM
Your son has the coolest parents. All parents should be like that! :)
Ed

Thanks. The agreement is that as long as he takes care of it, he can wear it long. I can't let him have a blue mohawk or anthing (I wouldn't care, but his school won't allow it--I'm surprised we get away with the waist length!), but I want him to make his own choices. Besides my hair is pretty long, as is his dad's, so we'd be a bit hypocritical if we make him keep his short!

Nynaeve
March 28th, 2008, 11:17 PM
All these up dos look soo good on you men!!!

kissedbyfyre
March 28th, 2008, 11:36 PM
Not the most flattering picture, but here's my most typical style. 2 braids. I can't seem to get buns to agree with the weight any more. I manage to secure the sticks right and I end up with a headache or the weight of the bun starts pulling the hair sticks down my head over the next hour or so. Not so comfy either. Figure 8's and infinity buns no longer work. :rant:

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/laughingsatyr/Me/Picture8.jpg

Smokie
March 29th, 2008, 12:31 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=492&pictureid=4996

Wow! Les, those are awesome. I want some! I have no powertools. /pout

sapphire-o
March 29th, 2008, 04:06 AM
I've got a tiny picture of DH and me both wearing braids from last summer. His was French braid and mine was vertical braids. His hair is much nicer for braiding, mine is slippery and difficult to handle. I sometimes do all sorts of buns on his hair but I don't have any pictures of them.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n39/sapphire-o/Avatars/braidsmay07.jpg

bte
March 29th, 2008, 05:49 AM
I know everyone's gonna jump on my post and scorn back at me but I don't like updos on guys. (Actually I don't like updos on myself as well arrrgh) And I have the right to find something unattractive right? I like ponytails and braids though,my Bf looks very hot when he wears braids:D
ETA:And I'm a horrible person to participate in the updo party here with an unapproving attitude eek sorry if my post is not welcome mods can always delete it...
I was wondering whether to participate in this thread, as I don't like updos - on men or women - and only ever wear a ponytail or braid myself. I do admire the skill of anybody who can do updos, however, and good luck to all the other guys who are updo fans.

ysmalan
March 29th, 2008, 06:04 AM
Ooooh... your buns are all great! I especially like the simple knots with hairsticks. It reminds me of Japan. :D Sometimes when I'm lucky I spot men here in the city wearing that style. More longhaired guys should be brave enough, I think it looks great... ^^

Shadow Walker
March 29th, 2008, 02:38 PM
And finally, a very thin and jagged pair of braids :D
http://i29.tinypic.com/2j5fhwz.jpg


Heh, cool. Got the Willie Nelson look going on. :rockerdud

Beatnik Guy
March 29th, 2008, 08:53 PM
I have no updo pictures, but just wanted to remind all y'all posting pictures that this is an entirely public board.

Juanita
March 29th, 2008, 09:20 PM
Wow the updos look great Definately now femmine at all.
Cheers
Juanita

dancingbarefoot
March 29th, 2008, 10:54 PM
Wow! Les, those are awesome. I want some! I have no powertools. /pout

You don't need powertools. I bought some enormous bolts at the hardware store (10 cents each - can't beat the price!) and used sandpaper to smooth the jagged bits down by hand. A cheap and fast way to get sturdy metal sticks.

[ETA: It was sandpaper meant for sanding metal. It's important to get the right kind.]

Les
March 30th, 2008, 09:54 AM
I added another pic.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=492&pictureid=7046

This is probably the most common way I wear my hair up. It is kind-of a simplified/cheap infinity that I call aleph-null.

long-hair-fan
November 23rd, 2009, 12:29 AM
Great idea for a thread!

olivelover
December 4th, 2013, 07:49 PM
Perhaps, this thread needs to be bumped? ;)