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Yedda
January 23rd, 2009, 11:53 PM
Hey everyone,

My hair isn't long enough to do updo's and use hair forks and sticks yet, but I just bought my first one and would like to see how everyone likes to wear their forks or sticks.

Post pics please....

Sam-I-Am
January 24th, 2009, 09:55 AM
This is my only hair fork, and one of my favorite hair toys; I can only do figure-8 styles with the fork now.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/othergirl4christ/Hair/newfork.jpg

HotRag
January 24th, 2009, 09:58 AM
Oh, how nice angle you have on this figure-8!
I love the balance/harmony of your figure-8.

rymorg2
January 24th, 2009, 06:35 PM
This is my only hair fork, and one of my favorite hair toys; I can only do figure-8 styles with the fork now.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/othergirl4christ/Hair/newfork.jpg

LOVE the fork, who made it and what wood is it?

rymorg2
January 24th, 2009, 06:40 PM
I'm literally the Queen of the forks. HAHA.....I don't wear sticks as I'm stick stupid, and can't wear ficcare's because they're metal and bother my head (too heavy plus metal allergy)

My photo album is FULL of pics of forks and updos with them. I've only got around 19-20 inches of hair and can do lots of updos, even with this length.

Here's a messy peacock twist with a fork....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v415/BrunoandLillismama/Jan21085.jpg

A sock bun with a fork....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v415/BrunoandLillismama/Jan24099.jpg

DANG hit enter too soon LOL....

And a diagonal braided updo type thingy I do as well.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v415/BrunoandLillismama/Jan09046.jpg

This is just some of what I can do....feel free to glance through my albums for more if you'd like. HTH!!!

Xandergrammy
January 24th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Here are some of mine...

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/Xandergrammy/The%20Next%20One%20Thousand/And%20Another%20Thousand/DSCN0011-3.jpg


http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/Xandergrammy/The%20Next%20One%20Thousand/And%20Another%20Thousand/DSCN0035-3.jpg


http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/Xandergrammy/The%20Next%20One%20Thousand/And%20Another%20Thousand/DSCN0106.jpg


http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/Xandergrammy/The%20Next%20One%20Thousand/And%20Another%20Thousand/DSCN0052.jpg


http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/Xandergrammy/The%20Next%20One%20Thousand/And%20Another%20Thousand/DSCN0036-2-1.jpg

Michou
January 24th, 2009, 07:00 PM
I don't have any pictures to post (I really need to take some!) but I wanted to encourage you ... I thought I would have to wait forever to use forks/sticks, but just a bit past shoulder is fine, it turns out. I use a fork to secure a french twist all the time now, and I'm thrilled about it, it holds so much better than all the bobbie pin nonsense from my earlier years. :cheese:

I bet you'll be able to use the forks and sticks soon!

SweetPea88
January 24th, 2009, 07:09 PM
I have some older pics around here somewhere...

Orchid bun w/ stick:
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff265/raventresses88/july22.jpg

Cinnabun w/ fork:
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff265/raventresses88/july213.jpg

Chinese bun w/ stick:
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff265/raventresses88/july21002.jpg

intothemist1999
January 24th, 2009, 07:18 PM
Here are some of mine...




http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/Xandergrammy/The%20Next%20One%20Thousand/And%20Another%20Thousand/DSCN0035-3.jpg








http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/Xandergrammy/The%20Next%20One%20Thousand/And%20Another%20Thousand/DSCN0036-2-1.jpg




What kind of buns are those, XG? TIA! :flower:

Xandergrammy
January 24th, 2009, 07:21 PM
What kind of buns are those, XG? TIA! :flower:



Most of my buns are the same. I think it's a figure 8! :gabigrin:

Mary <><
January 24th, 2009, 07:22 PM
Here are some of mine. Enjoy!

This is a chinese rope braided bun w/ accent rope:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/MLeary/Ropechinesebunwaccent.jpg


This is a chinese bun w/ a hairfork:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/MLeary/KoreanFlower.jpg


This is a little tiny double stick bun I made with only about 16" of hair:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/MLeary/Stickbun.jpg


Here is an action shot of a hair stick I got from Angelthediva. I only had about 15" of hair here, so don't think yours is too short for one lenac :D:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/MLeary/Hairtoy1.jpg

McKanna91
January 24th, 2009, 07:34 PM
Wow, these are all great! Thanks for proving that you don't need super-long hair to make pretty updos, Mary. I'd like to start wearing my hair up too, but I need to get myself some sticks or forks first.

intothemist1999
January 24th, 2009, 09:17 PM
Most of my buns are the same. I think it's a figure 8! :gabigrin:


:o Oh, ok, thanks :)

manderly
January 24th, 2009, 09:47 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y50/astrauser/053548d3.jpg
Gibson Twist

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y50/astrauser/CIMG1162.jpg
Sock Bun w/fork

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y50/astrauser/CIMG1240.jpg
Sad Cinnabun w/sticks (shoulder length hair here)

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y50/astrauser/CIMG1081.jpg
Peacock Twist w/fork

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y50/astrauser/CIMG0981.jpg
French Twist w/2 forks

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y50/astrauser/CIMG0973.jpg
Sloppy Cinnabun w/2 forks (again, short hair)

Yedda
January 27th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Here are some of mine. Enjoy!

This is a chinese rope braided bun w/ accent rope:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/MLeary/Ropechinesebunwaccent.jpg


This is a chinese bun w/ a hairfork:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/MLeary/KoreanFlower.jpg


This is a little tiny double stick bun I made with only about 16" of hair:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/MLeary/Stickbun.jpg


Here is an action shot of a hair stick I got from Angelthediva. I only had about 15" of hair here, so don't think yours is too short for one lenac :D:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/MLeary/Hairtoy1.jpg


Thanks! If it's not too much trouble, how did you do this last one?

Yedda
January 27th, 2009, 10:39 PM
Thanks everyone! I really enjoyed the pics. I would love to see more picture threads and articles posted on the site. It helps a lot to get ideas and it's also nice to look at healthy hair for encouragement anyways:)

Yedda
January 27th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Manderly,
Do you remember where you bought the hair forks in your last pic (sloppy cinnabon)?

I love the color and texture of those from your pic.:)

intothemist1999
January 27th, 2009, 11:37 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y50/astrauser/053548d3.jpg
Gibson Twist


Cool! How do you do that one?

TIA :flower:

Melisande
January 28th, 2009, 12:10 AM
Lazy wrap bun with Etta Mae fork:

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/6628/lazywrapbunwk8.th.jpg (http://img161.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lazywrapbunwk8.jpg)

Flipped bun with Heavenly Harvest horn fork (the same forks that Manderly has in her sloppy cinnamon bun, but mine are black - it's a natural material so every pair turns out differently):

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7861/flippedbunkm9.th.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flippedbunkm9.jpg)

Orchid bun with Etta Mae fork:

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/1806/orchidbunfrizzyle8.th.jpg (http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=orchidbunfrizzyle8.jpg)

An old picture of something like a French twist with a lizard fork from wood:

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/3993/forke05jy3.th.jpg (http://img253.imageshack.us/my.php?image=forke05jy3.jpg)

manderly
January 28th, 2009, 06:03 AM
Manderly,
Do you remember where you bought the hair forks in your last pic (sloppy cinnabon)?

I love the color and texture of those from your pic.:)

They're from Heavenly Harvest :)


Cool! How do you do that one?

TIA :flower:

It's my Gibson Twist/Manderly Bun. The link to the article is in my signature. :)

MsBubbles
January 28th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Thanks for posting this thread, lenac! Took the questions right out of my mouth. I'm just now getting the hairstick bug...don't have any yet and don't even know if I have enough hair to warrant using any. I notice most ladies who have posted their pics have a ton more hair than I do.

I went to Sally Beauty Supply last night to see if they had any hair accessories (other than extensions!), and they had a few hair sticks for $2.99 a pair, but honestly I've been so spoiled after seeing all the pretty hair sticks on here, I thought those at the store looked ugly. :p

I am appreciating all these photos!!

rags
January 28th, 2009, 09:37 AM
Thanks for posting this thread, lenac! Took the questions right out of my mouth. I'm just now getting the hairstick bug...don't have any yet and don't even know if I have enough hair to warrant using any. I notice most ladies who have posted their pics have a ton more hair than I do.

I went to Sally Beauty Supply last night to see if they had any hair accessories (other than extensions!), and they had a few hair sticks for $2.99 a pair, but honestly I've been so spoiled after seeing all the pretty hair sticks on here, I thought those at the store looked ugly. :p

I am appreciating all these photos!!


I only have 19" of hair and have been using sticks for a while now! Don't think you have to have long hair to use them - sometimes you just have to adapt things. (but I can't wait until I can do some of the wrapped styles). I am an official member of the Hair Idiots's club too, so if I can do it anyone can!

Sam-I-Am
January 28th, 2009, 01:26 PM
LOVE the fork, who made it and what wood is it?

Sorry rymorg, I haven't looked at this thread in a while! It is tulipwood, and I bought it at a Renaissance faire in the Dallas area. This (http://www.morganreed.net/) is the artist.

going gray
January 28th, 2009, 01:54 PM
I too am waiting for longer hair (I'm around 20.5"), so I can do those fabulous updos but been collecting hairsticks, it's been fun.

DotDotDot
January 28th, 2009, 01:55 PM
My absolute favorite stick/fork updo ever is a celtic knot. :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1202&pictureid=27766

intothemist1999
January 28th, 2009, 04:05 PM
Lazy wrap bun with Etta Mae fork:



Flipped bun with Heavenly Harvest horn fork (the same forks that Manderly has in her sloppy cinnamon bun, but mine are black - it's a natural material so every pair turns out differently):

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7861/flippedbunkm9.th.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flippedbunkm9.jpg)


You inspired me to try a flipped bun, and it *almost* works. I can't seem to get it hold it's form once I put the fork in. Can you tell me where to secure the fork - it also seems to hang from a few hairs and really hurts.

spidermom
January 28th, 2009, 04:12 PM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/hairpin.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/pretty2.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/newsig2.jpg

Take my word for it, there are sticks hiding somewhere in that last one.

Euphony
January 28th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Funny, I don't think I have many pics using forks or sticks. My siggy is a picture of a Gibraltar bun held by a Catstyle stick that I love.

rymorg2
January 28th, 2009, 05:46 PM
Sorry rymorg, I haven't looked at this thread in a while! It is tulipwood, and I bought it at a Renaissance faire in the Dallas area. This (http://www.morganreed.net/) is the artist.

That's alright neither have I!!!! :D

Mary <><
January 28th, 2009, 08:45 PM
Thanks! If it's not too much trouble, how did you do this last one?

Sorry it has taken me so long to respond! That last one is just a peacock twist held with a single stick. Here's instructions, I hope they make sense, LOL!

* Gather hair at the nape and twist in an upward motion creating a log, leaving the ends loose at the crown of the head.
* Secure with stick by inserting it into the hair 3/4 of the way over to one side of the "log" of hair and almost all the way to the top part of the log where the loose ends begin (I find the right side easier personally, but you might like the left better). I put the stick in directly pointing at the head until it reaches the scalp hairs, then swipe to the right then the left ensuring that the scalp hairs are trapped in. I find that a thicker stick works best for this style.

That's it! Post pics if you do it!

Melisande
January 28th, 2009, 11:34 PM
You inspired me to try a flipped bun, and it *almost* works. I can't seem to get it hold it's form once I put the fork in. Can you tell me where to secure the fork - it also seems to hang from a few hairs and really hurts.


It's a pair of forks, one on each side - and I added a scroo in the middle to secure it. I don't think it would work with one fork only, although I will try it. But these horn forks come as a pair (more similar to hairsticks, actually, as you can see also in Manderley's pic), and I push them in from both sides.

The tricky part with the flipped bun is the degree of looseness you reach by turning the exterior part "back". When it has the right degree of looseness, the bun can be flipped with ease. And then it looks really great. I wear the flipped bun a lot because it looks elegant and give a fine shape to the back of my head.