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tomm
April 22nd, 2008, 09:03 AM
It's been about three weeks since I was first able to put my hair up (in a sort-of-french-twist) with a hair stick for the first time. I've been practicing every day, and yesterday I decided to see if I could manage a real bun - as opposed to twist hair, fold in a loop, insert stick, and pray.

It worked! :cheer: And it held! :joy: All afternoon! :happydance:

http://tomandeva.googlepages.com/HPIM2094.JPG

The stick, by the way, is a Quattro FlexStix Basic.

heidihug
April 22nd, 2008, 09:06 AM
Awesome! It looks great, and I love that little stick!

lora410
April 22nd, 2008, 09:10 AM
Yaaaay congrats!!!!!

KajiKodomo
April 22nd, 2008, 09:53 AM
Congrats!

(I must say that I'm rather jealous of your ringlets...they're amazing!)

eadwine
April 22nd, 2008, 10:07 AM
Oh YAY!!!

Congrats :)

ole gray mare
April 22nd, 2008, 10:36 AM
Congrats!!! Much dancing cheese to you! :)

Islandgrrl
April 22nd, 2008, 10:39 AM
Nice bun, Tomm! (snort)

WritingPrincess
April 22nd, 2008, 10:42 AM
Congratulations! And that's a cute little stick.

Gumball
April 22nd, 2008, 10:43 AM
Good going Tomm! It looks great! It's only going to get easier and more fun from here. :)

Lamb
April 22nd, 2008, 10:45 AM
That's great, Tomm! Now watch that bun as it's getting bigger and bigger...! :cheese:

tomm
April 22nd, 2008, 03:09 PM
Thank you, everyone! :flower:

heidihug and WritingPrincess, I do love the Quattro Basics sticks (I have a set of the StarLites Basics too, in aluminum). They come in a little tube that fits very nicely in my pocket - I am never without a stick!

Thank you for the comment about my ringlets, KajiKodomo! I love they way they look and how playful they are. I prefer having them down, but it's nice to know that I can get them off my neck if I need to. Summers here are a brutal mix of heat and humidity. Thinking about having to walk around with a "blanket" on my neck makes me shudder!

Izzie, I am so glad to know that I could bring a (snort) to your day :silly:

Lamb, until now, any kind of real bun was but a dream. I feel like I have crossed over a threshhold!

rosieposie
April 22nd, 2008, 03:30 PM
Tomm, Im so pleased for you! :)
I cut my hair last year and I hated it so much that I could have cried. I can just about manage a bun similar to yours at the moment (still cant get the photos to work though) and Im really excited about it too. Ive also ordered some quattro sticks and I can only hope they look as good in my hair as they do in yours.
YEAAAA TOMM !!! :) :)

loves2spin
April 22nd, 2008, 03:36 PM
So pretty! That's a good feeling - the first real bun that stays! Good for you! :cheer:

Shanarana
April 22nd, 2008, 03:37 PM
:cheese::cheese::cheese::cheese::cheese: oh, and one more thing. :cheese:

Shirlpunzel
April 22nd, 2008, 03:46 PM
Awesome Tomm :D

harpgal
April 22nd, 2008, 04:07 PM
Yay tomm! It looks very cool!

SchnauzerMom
April 22nd, 2008, 04:11 PM
Congratulations! I'm looking forward to when I can do that. Your's looks great!

tomm
April 22nd, 2008, 06:14 PM
Thank you, rosieposie! I look forward to seeing a picture of your efforts.

I know that you will love the Quattro hair sticks.

tomm
April 22nd, 2008, 06:18 PM
Thank you, loves2spin, Shanarana (six cheeses; I'm stunned!), Shirlpunzel, and Tasarwen! I can't wait to see what my hair will let me do next!

tomm
April 22nd, 2008, 06:19 PM
Thank you, SchnauzerMom! I am looking forward to seeing a first-bun picture from you!

TammySue
April 22nd, 2008, 07:18 PM
tomm, your bun looks awesome! Woo Hoo! :cheese::cheese::cheese:

DecafJane
April 22nd, 2008, 08:42 PM
Hooray, tomm! Your bun looks great!! :D :D :D

artemisjade
April 22nd, 2008, 08:55 PM
Wooo! That bun looks great. :D

tomm
April 23rd, 2008, 07:57 AM
Thank you, TammySue, DecafJane, and artemisjade! I didn't think that this would feel like such a big milestone, but it has turned out to be.

Moezland
April 23rd, 2008, 02:47 PM
Congrats!!! It looks great:agree:!!

Chamomile betty
April 23rd, 2008, 02:48 PM
Yeah!
Thats a great milestone to reach.
Congrats :)

tomm
April 23rd, 2008, 05:29 PM
Thank you, Moezland and ChamomileBetty! I was so amazed when it worked!

Shorty89
April 23rd, 2008, 05:56 PM
Awesome! Congrats. It looks good.

seabear
April 23rd, 2008, 06:01 PM
Very nice, tomm, I'm impressed!

Paniscus
April 23rd, 2008, 06:02 PM
Oh wow, Tomm, that does look great! I too love the stick, very cool!

tomm
April 24th, 2008, 08:55 AM
Thank you so much, Shorty89, seabear, and Paniscus!

I do love the Quattro Basics sticks - I'm so glad that I found a stick that so completely suits me.

Patrycja
April 24th, 2008, 11:28 AM
huhray Tomm!!!! :cheer:

tomm
April 24th, 2008, 08:00 PM
Thank you, ilovemycop!

Druid of Alba
April 25th, 2008, 08:06 PM
It looks really nice, and your hair looks like it is in good condition! I love your hair texture! Thanks for sharing!

tomm
April 25th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Thank you so much, Druid of Alba. I do love my curls and try to take good care of them!