View Full Version : Help with an Anime Hairstyle

July 27th, 2011, 07:11 PM
I need the help of all you lovely ladies (and gents!) here on LHC to see how one would go about creating this hairstyle.

http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/106/153.jpg (http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/106/153.jpg)
http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/106/168.jpg (http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/106/168.jpg)
http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/106/051.jpg (http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/106/051.jpg)

I've cosplayed Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender before; in fact, one of the reasons I'm growing my hair out is to play her better! :D

But this particular hair style is a bit of a challenge. Last year, I simply used a hair fall that fit over my bun and trailed down in a braid. This year, I bought some new hair falls (http://www.amphigory.com/hair_kanekalon_wave_switch.html (http://www.amphigory.com/hair_kanekalon_wave_switch.html)) to use, but I was hoping to get some opinions on how to do that little roll of hair vs. a regular bun. I got her little hair loopies down, but I would appreciate if anyone could suggest ways to create the little roll and somehow integrate the braided hair fall into that as well.

Or am I just dreaming that this is even possible? Gotta love those crazy anime hairstyles! :)

July 27th, 2011, 07:24 PM
The first three links don't work. :(

July 27th, 2011, 07:32 PM
Um. I'm not sure if I understood right but you want the hairfall to be 100% for the bun thing?No idea if this would work but I would suggest trying to do a very tight almost pincurl type thing with it, maybe use a lot of those U shaped pins or spin pins to keep it in shape. then use the braid thing below it. I was thinking you could just do one of those little "pull a ponytail just a teeny bit through the second time so it makes a tiny loop" type things and then braid the rest of the hairfall if that doesn't work, but you have a braid separate.

July 27th, 2011, 07:37 PM
The links do not work for me either... it says it can't be viewed by the public.

allnight avenue
July 27th, 2011, 09:10 PM
What if you used one hair fall to create the bun and another/your own hair for the braid instead? That way you could create a really solid bun, pin it together, and then attach it to your head. Does that make sense?

July 28th, 2011, 01:10 PM
Stupid links! :mad:

Here are the screenshots:


The reason I switched to the loose hair falls is cause the one that fit over my bun last year is too small now, i.e., the bun is too big. I was thinking about somehow bunning my hair with the hair fall looped around the base then braided, or something like that.
I just didn't know if there was any way to accomplish the roll look. It almost looks like it's wound around something.

July 28th, 2011, 01:25 PM
Hate to say it Kaya, but the screenshots didn't work either. If you hotlinked them from the same server, they're probably still private?

July 28th, 2011, 01:44 PM
Ok, one more try and then I give up...:justy:


July 28th, 2011, 01:52 PM
I can see them now (before I couldn't).

I don't know how long your hair is, but I agree with allnight avenue, it looks easier to me doing the braid on your own hair (maybe with one of the falls to add length/volume) and use some of the fake hair for the bun. You could even make some kind of sock bun, maybe wrapping a soft ball with the hair and pinning it to your head.
You could do the spherical-sock bun (as in roll a sock into a ball, or use whatever other thing that can do the same function) with your own hair, but I'd think it'd be more difficult to do it directly on your own head. Maybe a regular, albeit small, sock bun with the fall pinned behind covering the "hole" and then going into the braid?

July 28th, 2011, 02:27 PM
What an interesting style. I think I'd separate the accent pieces first, and then do a low half-up chignon (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=182) for the 'bun' part, and then braid the rest. :)

July 28th, 2011, 02:40 PM
What an interesting style. I think I'd separate the accent pieces first, and then do a low half-up chignon (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=182) for the 'bun' part, and then braid the rest. :)

i somewhat agree with this. if your hair is thick enough that is. i personally love Katara and her hair do' and have wanted to try it myself one day :D but i'd do a low half up and some sort of bun that would look similar but i dont have any suggestions. maybe the sock roll someone mentioned earlier. then braid the bottom half and attach the loopies on either side with a pin. just stick the pin in the side of the bun. hope that helps and i;d love to see some pics :D