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Elainehali
December 13th, 2009, 08:16 PM
My friend Kitty had a mascarade ball to go to and she trusted me with the updo.

Her hair is about hip length and pretty darn thick.

She's also the first person I converted to henna.:cheese:

Here's the style!!
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d112/elainehali/kit1.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d112/elainehali/kit2.jpg

I didn't get pics of each step this time unfortunately. :(
It's just a twist crown braid with some of the hair, and the hair that was left out of the braid was turned into curls. I only had to curl the last 4 inches of her hair, and then I pinned the rest to give the appearance of being curled.
I'm willing to attempt some instructions with pics on myself another night.

I'm doing a oil treatment right now, though. :eyebrows:

mommy101405
December 13th, 2009, 08:18 PM
Wow its gorgeous. Her hair and your work!

RoseRedDead
December 13th, 2009, 08:18 PM
That is so beautiful! Your friend is lucky to have you! :cheese:

mimi1153
December 13th, 2009, 08:21 PM
That looks awsome!! Will you come do mine?.... huh, huh!?? :D Or maybe just teach me - I, for some reason, cannot do a rope braid - any other kind - okay, rope braid, my brain says, 'huh'!!?? I like the height you left in the front also, I can never get my hair to do that.

Very nice.

BonnyJ
December 13th, 2009, 08:23 PM
That is a lovely updo! Can't wait to read the steps.

Nyghtingale
December 13th, 2009, 08:24 PM
That is SO beautiful.

patience
December 13th, 2009, 08:27 PM
I love it! It's absolutely beautiful :crush:

Quixii
December 13th, 2009, 08:29 PM
That is so pretty! Wow! I'm really impressed.

ericthegreat
December 13th, 2009, 08:32 PM
Elaine, if you're ever in NYC, you have to do my hair! That updo you did on your friend is
:thudpile:

pepperminttea
December 13th, 2009, 08:33 PM
That's amazing! :bigeyes:

Yozhik
December 13th, 2009, 08:35 PM
That is gorgeous! Your friend's hair is so pretty, and your updo is amazing!

melrose1985
December 13th, 2009, 08:35 PM
that's so pretty!

darkwaves
December 13th, 2009, 09:00 PM
Just beautiful!!!

Luckysock
December 13th, 2009, 09:10 PM
wow! you did an amazing job! She must have been thrilled!

karenpetal
December 13th, 2009, 09:13 PM
wow !! this is very very pretty - your updos skills are great - lucky friend :)

eyesofsummer
December 13th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Oh my goodness! How beautiful! The hair color, the updo, everything...what a lucky friend!

WelshLocks
December 13th, 2009, 09:20 PM
My hair is almost waist length, and I am going to a masquerade ball on New Year's Eve. I would LOVE to do this style with my hair. can you please post instructions?Oh, and can it be done with layers? This is amazing looking!

Akiko
December 13th, 2009, 09:22 PM
That is an amazingly gorgeous updo.

little_acorn
December 13th, 2009, 09:27 PM
Add me to the thud pile :thud: that is one gorgeous updo :D

----if you are ever in NZ pretty please do mine :D

Gumball
December 13th, 2009, 09:47 PM
That style is really pretty. You've got some great skills and I bet your friend loved it!

Das Siechtum
December 13th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Stunning Hairdo! And I love the colour. :-)

Ruvie
December 13th, 2009, 09:52 PM
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d112/elainehali/kit1.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d112/elainehali/kit2.jpg

WOW!! do you mind if i save these, its an amazing wedding hair idea for the future :O wow so pretty <3

francismary
December 13th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Wow! That's incredible!
I can't wait for my hair to grow out long enough to fix up like that.

I just LOVE your haircolor in the avatar photo--do you use henna?

raspberrytea
December 13th, 2009, 10:02 PM
Wow that is freaking amazing! I can't figure out a rope crown braid no matter how much I try, but this is definitely motivation to keep trying. Your friend also has beautiful hair.

Leabhar
December 13th, 2009, 10:04 PM
It is beautiful! I can't wait for the instructions.

Why are you not a professional hairstylist?! We longhairs need more stylists who know how to make long hair 'dos shine. :D

SimplyViki
December 13th, 2009, 10:04 PM
That is gorgeous. Her color is wonderful, too, good job on the henna recommendation! :thumbsup:

camirra555
December 13th, 2009, 10:14 PM
That's amazing! You are so talented!

Sissy
December 13th, 2009, 10:15 PM
wow, it looks lovely! I'm sure she got a lot of attention at the ball... what a unique and lovely hairstyle. It's a good talent to have... I could never style anyone's hair like that... I can't even style my own properly!

hennaphile
December 13th, 2009, 10:19 PM
TUTORIAL PLEASE!!!

And if you need a hennahed to practice on ;)

Amazing!!

Kalyca
December 13th, 2009, 10:36 PM
that looks stunning! the color is amazing too

Misso
December 13th, 2009, 10:44 PM
That is very beautiful.

Michou
December 14th, 2009, 12:11 AM
Wow, stunning!

cindy58
December 14th, 2009, 12:30 AM
How pretty! Wonderful job!

Thegreenkiwi
December 14th, 2009, 12:38 AM
Very nice!

Yedda
December 14th, 2009, 12:54 AM
That is so beautiful! Your friend is lucky to have you! :cheese:

YES she is...be my friend, LOL.:)

Ryanne
December 14th, 2009, 01:21 AM
What a beautiful style! Amazingly done!

Loreley
December 14th, 2009, 01:25 AM
I really love it! I'm waiting for the instructions. ;)

K_Angel
December 14th, 2009, 02:08 AM
So intricate and stunningly exquisite!

You are amazingly talented! :blossom:

fluffybunny
December 14th, 2009, 02:14 AM
So gorgeous-- the color, style & contrast with her pale skin. Good job!

Gothic Lolita
December 14th, 2009, 02:16 AM
Very pretty! I'd say a stylist couldn't have done a better job and probably wouldn't have used someting as intricate-looking-but-hairfriendly as a crown braid. You're very creative!

Charlotte
December 14th, 2009, 02:37 AM
What a spectacularly gorgeous hair do - you could go into business with your skills! :D

Elainehali
December 14th, 2009, 02:44 AM
First a big warm THANKS to everyone's compliments.:D


My hair is almost waist length, and I am going to a masquerade ball on New Year's Eve. I would LOVE to do this style with my hair. can you please post instructions?Oh, and can it be done with layers? This is amazing looking!

My friend has layers, infact she has long bangs too, they get incorporated into the braid pretty easily.


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d112/elainehali/kit1.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d112/elainehali/kit2.jpg

WOW!! do you mind if i save these, its an amazing wedding hair idea for the future :O wow so pretty <3

I would love someone to use this style for their special day ^.^


Wow! That's incredible!
I can't wait for my hair to grow out long enough to fix up like that.

I just LOVE your haircolor in the avatar photo--do you use henna?

I am indeed a henna head! My natural color is light ash brown.


It is beautiful! I can't wait for the instructions.

Why are you not a professional hairstylist?! We longhairs need more stylists who know how to make long hair 'dos shine. :D
Funny you should mention that. My new roomate is a hairstylist. She's very good at cutting, and coloring. Though I think she's after my updo tips. :eyebrows:

Dientje
December 14th, 2009, 02:53 AM
Very pretty, I think I'm going to practise this style for my wedding! Thank you!

Samitra
December 14th, 2009, 03:13 AM
:thud:

If I ever get married in the future (when my hair is long enough to make an updo like that), can I hire you to do my hair? :D That updo is amazing!

Tangerine
December 14th, 2009, 03:19 AM
That is so pretty and creative! And what a gorgeous head of hair to work with in the first place. She must have been the belle of the ball :)

Aquamarine
December 14th, 2009, 03:21 AM
OMG! that's absolutely gorgeous!!

Wicked Princess
December 14th, 2009, 04:07 AM
Wow!!! I would give anything to have friends with hair updo talents like yours! That style is SO gorgeous! *insert even more praise here*

Aditi
December 14th, 2009, 04:11 AM
Wow!!! :bigeyes: you have done a splendid job on the updo and her hair is very beautiful.

Elphie
December 14th, 2009, 04:12 AM
That truly is one of the most spectacular up do's I have ever seen. Stunning!

Ninika
December 14th, 2009, 04:18 AM
That looks simply stunning! Beautiful hair, beautiful updo!

ButterCup02
December 14th, 2009, 04:28 AM
Oh WOW! That is just GORGEOUS!!! Fantastic job!

rach
December 14th, 2009, 04:31 AM
wow and also wow on her hair colour !!!!!!!

3azza
December 14th, 2009, 04:59 AM
You're a professional, this is so beautiful, wow!!!

Chrissy
December 14th, 2009, 05:23 AM
I think you are now officially hired as the LHC hair stylist. That updo is amazing!!!! Lets see do you like to travel and meet interesting people? You could come to our meets and make us all beautiful! Ummm.....I guess we'd have to pay for your trips. Or you could just chalk it up to lots of fun with wonderful people???? You game??

GlassEyes
December 14th, 2009, 05:28 AM
I've said this before, I believe, but if I haven't, I'm saying it now--you need to make your user title 'Queen o' the Updo' when you get 1000 posts. xD:p

Savvyhorsez
December 14th, 2009, 06:30 AM
Wow what a neat updo! Thanks for sharing pictures!

Kristine
December 14th, 2009, 06:47 AM
That updo is so beautiful! Please do a tutorial!

Carolyn
December 14th, 2009, 07:06 AM
What a gorgeous updo! You are very talented. How fun to have an occasion that calls for a fancy hairstyle. I'll bet you treated her hair 100 times better than a so called "pro".

maskedrose
December 14th, 2009, 08:26 AM
I'm speechless! So, so, so beautiful! And you can't possibly show us something that beautiful without providing instructions, by the way :D

freckles
December 14th, 2009, 08:27 AM
oh WOW. I want to be as good at updos as you! :D

magpielaura
December 14th, 2009, 08:55 AM
Fantastic updo! I love the way the tail of the rope crown becomes a pretty accent. I need to grow extra arms and eyes on reversable stalks to try this on myself....

Spike
December 14th, 2009, 10:44 AM
Wow. Add me to the thudpile, and the list of people begging you to do their hair.

spidermom
December 14th, 2009, 11:00 AM
Awesome 'do!

lapushka
December 14th, 2009, 11:11 AM
OMG that's gorgeous. A step by step tutorial would be so great!

saskia_madding
December 14th, 2009, 11:26 AM
Wow. That is a gorgeous updo and your friend's hair is so pretty and thick! That's my dream thickness, right there. :)

Raponsje
December 14th, 2009, 01:09 PM
What an amazing updo. Your friend looks beautifull.

DarkChocolate
December 14th, 2009, 01:41 PM
That is such a wonderful and innovative updo:) I love the henna in her hair and your avatar:)

squiggyflop
December 14th, 2009, 02:34 PM
i am in awe of your mad skills

coscass
December 14th, 2009, 11:31 PM
Wow, that's amazing! How did you do that?!

Dachsdragon
December 15th, 2009, 04:23 AM
Thats stunning, you are very talented.

wackyredtangles
December 15th, 2009, 04:31 AM
The updo is beautiful (your friend too!)!!!!!!

I wish I had more long hair friends, especially ones that could do hair like you! Completely gorgeous.

Heavenly Locks
December 15th, 2009, 08:22 AM
Hopping onto the :thudpile:

I'd love to wear something like that someday! :)

klcqtee
December 15th, 2009, 09:03 AM
Wow, I can't wait until you post some instructions!

lambhair
December 15th, 2009, 11:27 AM
That is so pretty! Fantastic job, wow....such great hair and an amazing style...wow!

Stagecoach
December 15th, 2009, 11:32 AM
It's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thudpile: Would you come do my hair sometimes?!

nisolu
December 15th, 2009, 02:14 PM
What gorgeous hair! I still need to learn to do a crown braid :(

kimannabella
December 15th, 2009, 06:15 PM
gosh that is very beautiful, your friend is so lucky to have you around!

InTheCity
December 15th, 2009, 06:36 PM
Holy wow, I just made DBF look too!
That style is amazingly beautiful and so glamorous.

Thud...

LaurenH
December 15th, 2009, 07:38 PM
That's gorgeous!!! :)

adiapalic
December 15th, 2009, 08:17 PM
:agape: wow! absolutely gorgeous!

Kirsty
December 15th, 2009, 08:44 PM
That is absoloutely stunning. :D

*Jealous of everyone's hair length* :(

DarkBotticelli
December 15th, 2009, 09:45 PM
I must agree with everyone else! This is the most beautiful thing ever. I am so bad at updos, but I look forward to the tutorial and hopefully I will be able to figure it out. Also, I noticed that you are from Colorado. I grew up there and lived there until about a year ago. Definitely one of my favorite places! Glad to see some long haired beauties in that area.

Blondschopf
December 16th, 2009, 03:53 AM
oh my god, that is so absolutely beautiful!!!! :thudpile:

If only you could do my wedding hairdo!!
But I doubt you would come to germany for that :D:D

MissFrenchTwist
December 16th, 2009, 08:30 AM
I'm in awe... That is definitely one of the most beautiful updos I have ever seen. Congratulations on a job well-done!

JamieLeigh
December 16th, 2009, 10:33 AM
WOW. That looks amazing! I can't decide which I love more, your work or her hair. Match made in heaven. :crush:

CestMadeleine
December 16th, 2009, 10:38 AM
Wow! That's gorgeous! Will you come do beautiful things to mine? :)

WelshLocks
December 16th, 2009, 10:56 AM
I'm still dying to know how you did it! I want instructions so bad.haha



beautiful work.

fleurdelis
December 16th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Wow...great job! I love it :)

Qamar
December 16th, 2009, 11:47 AM
Echoing everyone else :thud: . Now I *must* learn to do a rope crown braid. I would love to wear my hair in a style like this for Dicken's Ball or my hopefully someday wedding. You did a beautiful job. What a lucky friend!

ABeautifulEvil
December 16th, 2009, 02:00 PM
WOW! That is just gorgeous! You should make a tutorial for it! :p

enfys
December 16th, 2009, 02:13 PM
I do think rope braids look the most glamourous and imressive and confusing to the untrained eye.

As for that sculpture, very very very very pretty. I'm jealous.

Elainehali
December 16th, 2009, 09:41 PM
Alrighty we have directions.

I tried the same updo on myself as my friend and MAN that was tricky. I don't recomend trying it alone. lol

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=166

WelshLocks
December 16th, 2009, 11:01 PM
Yay for instructions! I'm still slightly confused to the front section of the hair. Are you basically doing a french braid but making it ropes instead?


Great updo! :)

Stephichan
December 16th, 2009, 11:32 PM
That is so pretty! I'm still practicing rope braids, but they're getting better, especially when I only do small ones. My hair is so layered that it fans out everywhere when I try to do just one big rope braid.

I always love looking at your updos ^_^

Qamar
December 16th, 2009, 11:41 PM
Oooooo. I am now off to go play with crown rope braids. :D Thank you!!!

Liluri
December 17th, 2009, 06:32 AM
That's one gorgeous hairdo :)

windinherhair
December 17th, 2009, 08:04 AM
You did such a great job! I would love to wear that updo. :)

maxzeen
December 17th, 2009, 09:09 AM
Wow! That is such a gorgeous updo. Very pretty!!

rchorr
December 17th, 2009, 10:33 AM
WOW! You want to come do my hair, too? You did a great job! And she has gorgeous hair!

RCHORR'

Qamar
December 17th, 2009, 11:13 AM
I figured out how to do the crown braid encircling my head, but only with a braid instead of a rope twist...I can't keep the twist directions straight in my head as I go around the back. Also, my braid ended up right next to the hairline instead of back by the part. How do you get it to lie over the part? I'm sure I could do this easily on someone else, but its very tricky on myself.

Elainehali
December 18th, 2009, 12:15 AM
I figured out how to do the crown braid encircling my head, but only with a braid instead of a rope twist...I can't keep the twist directions straight in my head as I go around the back. Also, my braid ended up right next to the hairline instead of back by the part. How do you get it to lie over the part? I'm sure I could do this easily on someone else, but its very tricky on myself.

You have to get the hair close to the part by holding it close to the part as you're making the braid. This way the braid is tighter and stays closer to the part. Mine didn't sit right over the part either, but it should be close. As long as it's reasonably close you can just use bobby pins to get the braid over the part. =P A three strand braid will be just as lovely a variation I'm sure.


Yay for instructions! I'm still slightly confused to the front section of the hair. Are you basically doing a french braid but making it ropes instead?


Great updo! :)

I don't really want to call it a french braid because a french braid adds hair to both sides.(They are very similar though.) It's important in this style to only add hair to one side of the braid. You make the twist, add a little hair to one strand, twist again, add a little hair to the other strand, twist again........

Gumball
December 18th, 2009, 01:05 AM
Yay for instructions! I'm still slightly confused to the front section of the hair. Are you basically doing a french braid but making it ropes instead?


Great updo! :)

It's basically a lace rope braid. Lace 3 strand braids are like a french braid that you only add hair to one side as you go.

Sammich
December 18th, 2009, 07:54 AM
I'm so gonna use this type of idea for the future as well. It's fabulous, thank you for the instructions. :)... <3

enfys
December 18th, 2009, 01:21 PM
I figured out how to do the crown braid encircling my head, but only with a braid instead of a rope twist...I can't keep the twist directions straight in my head as I go around the back. Also, my braid ended up right next to the hairline instead of back by the part. How do you get it to lie over the part? I'm sure I could do this easily on someone else, but its very tricky on myself.

Do you mean you forget what you're twisting clockwise and anticlockwise? I always try and pick a constant and focus on that. Eg "I'm twisting towards my ear, I'm crossing towards my shoulder". Maybe think "I'm twisting towards my crown, I'm crossing towards my hairline" or vice versa (without doing it I don't know what way it would do). Does that make sense?

Thank you so much for the tutorial Elainehali! I will remember that next time I've something fancy to go to!

Gilraen
December 18th, 2009, 01:36 PM
*swoon* I just love that color. I can't believe how thick her hair is!
Great job on the updo - it is simply majestic!

KaeleyAnne
December 18th, 2009, 04:55 PM
That's a great article. The instructions were really clear. Thank you very much!

joyful373
January 2nd, 2010, 03:55 PM
Thank you so much for posting the instructions and article. I can't wait to try it out. What a beautiful updo, and I agree, it is stunning! Great job!

...joyful

jaine
January 2nd, 2010, 04:13 PM
Jaw. Dropping. To. The. Floor!!!!!!!!
That is so beautiful! :-) It looks like the perfect excuse to use a pretty silk flower .. maybe right where the rope braid tucks behind the ear. I was looking at silk flowers (http://www.etsy.com/shop/PinsAndNeedlesToo) earlier today wishing my hair were long enough to use one. :)

Little_Bird
January 2nd, 2010, 04:19 PM
That updo looks so fantastic! Quite barroque if you ask me... I love it :D You are very talented and creative!

And your friend's hair is lovely too :flower:

Dreamernz
January 2nd, 2010, 04:22 PM
Stunningly beautiful :)

Sofoulee
January 2nd, 2010, 04:23 PM
This is so beautiful.

BlackfootHair
January 2nd, 2010, 04:31 PM
Very Beautiful!!

Tryst
January 2nd, 2010, 06:40 PM
Stunningly elegant!! Such talent you possess, Elainehali :agape: :)

Amara
January 2nd, 2010, 07:20 PM
HOLY CRAP!

That wasn't very ladylike, but that's what it made me say, outloud.

That's so pretty.

Peggy E.
January 2nd, 2010, 07:29 PM
There's absolutely nothing I can add to any of these compliments - the hairstyle for your friend is nothing short of phenomenal and I do hope the friend was properly appreciative. What a lucky, lucky lady to have such a talented friend to turn to!

Thanks for posting the pics and hope a great time was had at the ball!

DanielleRenae
January 2nd, 2010, 07:34 PM
That is super beautiful. I wish I had a talented friend like you :)

AprilElf
January 4th, 2010, 03:53 AM
I saw your article, and hadn't realised there was a thread.
This is an amazing updo! Really beautiful work! :thumbsup: Your friend must have been stoked (ie. really, really pleased).

SHELIAANN1969
January 4th, 2010, 07:25 AM
I saw this before, but forgot to comment, that updo is simply stunning! her color is fabulous and her hair is a work of art, wow, you're good! Come on over to my house and fix my hair! ;)

IttyBittyKitty
January 4th, 2010, 07:28 AM
Wow,that is sooo pretty!:love:

Francoise1606
January 4th, 2010, 03:34 PM
Oh my god that is incredible :agape: it's just... it's beautiful

Jammy
June 22nd, 2010, 05:01 AM
Wow I LOVE the height!

vanity_acefake
June 22nd, 2010, 05:11 AM
Oh that is absolutely gorgeous. Please can you do a step by step article.

countryhopper
June 22nd, 2010, 08:39 AM
vanity acefake, I remember seeing this in the hairstyling section of the articles at the top of the page.

It is a GORGEOUS style; I hope one day I'll have enough hair to pull this off! :thud:

Merewen
June 22nd, 2010, 12:46 PM
Both the style and the hair itself gets a :thud:from me.

BritishBraider
June 28th, 2010, 04:27 AM
wow, trully stunning!

ButterCream
June 28th, 2010, 07:08 AM
W.O.W!!! :thud:

You did an AWESOME job! I know it is a year ago, but I`ll bet you she was the queen of the ball!:D

KittyLost
June 28th, 2010, 07:15 AM
That is amazing! I wish I could do something like that haha

Fethenwen
June 28th, 2010, 07:22 AM
:thud: Wow. That style beats even the stuff professionals do. Thanks for posting instuctions to us!

dayonea
June 28th, 2010, 07:33 AM
I had a similar style when I made my Deb but with out the rope braid at the front, really really wishing I had the rope braid it looks so awesome:cheese: I am very impressed and am off to the bathroom to try that braiding!!

MandaMom2Three
June 28th, 2010, 07:41 AM
Ohhhhh that is pretty!!! Add me to the list of those wanting you to do their hair :D

fairytalegirl
June 28th, 2010, 08:15 AM
That is so beautiful! I would love to be able to wear this style. You are very talented.

tinti
June 28th, 2010, 08:25 AM
Wow, that's so pretty :D Nicely done! I like the hight you got on the front. That must be difficult with that long hair :)

sarah061
June 28th, 2010, 09:46 AM
Wow! That's incredible :thud: What a gorgeous updo!

zenobia
June 28th, 2010, 09:54 AM
Absolutely gorgeous!

missfortune9335
June 28th, 2010, 09:25 PM
wow, that is amazing!! great job, she looks like a princess

error
June 28th, 2010, 10:02 PM
Omg tutorial pretty please! I will make you cupcakes forever! That is so pretty!

Gumball
June 28th, 2010, 10:04 PM
Omg tutorial pretty please! I will make you cupcakes forever! That is so pretty!

She mentioned the tutorial earlier in this thread. You can find it right here (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=166). :)

error
June 28th, 2010, 10:06 PM
She mentioned the tutorial earlier in this thread. You can find it right here (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=166). :)

Whoo hoo! Thanks gumball! I saw it and i was in awe so much that i wrote right away ! Lol D'OH!

LaurenH
June 28th, 2010, 10:20 PM
WOW! That is an absolutely GORGEOUS looking up-do!!! :D