View Full Version : kim novak bun from vertigo

August 31st, 2009, 12:30 AM
How do you do this (http://10.media.tumblr.com/DBRnR67M4pzsovedDweEXcUeo1_400.jpg)? Is my hair too long (i can sit on my hair) for this kind of bun?
I normally do a double chopstick bun, but add a hair tie to keep it together
as the weight of the hair falls with pins alone as its gotten really thick.
I imagine its best for medium length thin hair with some kind of sculpting
lotion or gell. Is there a roller or something hidden in there?

If the photo is too large please let me know.

August 31st, 2009, 12:42 AM
Ummm, from her pictures on the web, it looks like she had (at the most) shoulder length hair. Her hairdo (displayed here) had been lacquered and shellacked with a ton of hair spray.

August 31st, 2009, 01:23 AM
Great movie! I've watched it many times.

There is a scene in the movie where she puts the hairdo up again after jumping into the river. It's only shoulder length and she twists it and puts in a couple of (bobby?) pins. I would imagine that if your hair is thick and long, perhaps a similar style would be better. French twist or Log Roll perhaps?

Lazy French Twist instructions:

Log Roll

I couldn't find any instructions for a regular French Twist in the article section, but there are plenty on Youtube.

If you figure out a good way to recreate this style, please post pictures!

August 31st, 2009, 01:32 AM
Yes, I think your hair is way too long for this exact style; I think it's basically just looped under itself once, pinned and sprayed into immortality. Kind of like this chignon (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=132), but without the elastic and with way more pins and hairspray.

What about one of Hypnotica's French twist variations (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=116)? The first one has a similar effect, you could arrange the top hair into more of a swirl , and use pins instead of the clips she uses.

August 31st, 2009, 01:43 AM
Yes, great movie. She has very short hair, and it looks to be a loose french twist which displays the roll of the hair.

August 31st, 2009, 06:01 AM
From that angle it looks like a French roll with another swirl *technical term* going in the other direction on top of the french roll. While longer hair would make that whirl bigger it looks doable.

August 31st, 2009, 06:14 AM
Great movie. I'll have to watch it again. I think it looks like a regular old french twist on the bottom and a twist going the opposite way on the top. Instead of tucking the ends under on the top part, they made it into a decorative curl/swirl. I don't see any way you could do it on tailbone length hair.

August 31st, 2009, 10:12 PM
Thanks everyone, I think I understand the countering up vs down french twist with the curl in the middle. Kinda like a shellaced black hole of hair. I think I'll just stick to the lazy french twists. It'd be nice to do something other than a chinese bun as I run out the door. Though I think I'd need some larger clips. I may do a search on other easy updo's for pencils and chopsticks. Things always fall out of my hair, so I hate buyig expensive hair pins or clips. I've tried engine valves and they looked really fun in a bun. Really appreciate everyone's response.

August 31st, 2009, 10:16 PM
appologies about the hotlinking of the image. i'll be sure to make a link to it rather than posting the image directly next time, especially for movies and stuff that isn't mine.