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Sylvestrix
June 25th, 2012, 07:44 PM
It appears I may have been slightly over optimistic about my styling options :o

Layers+BSL do not a pretty(or even remotely successful!) rose bun make!

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/Sylvestrix/Picto021.jpg

Edit!
Added some pictures of another attempt- have tamed the tufts and achieved a tighter twist, but am warming to my tufty version after all =3
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/Sylvestrix/Picto022.jpg
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/Sylvestrix/Picto023.jpg



So, wondrous people of the pages, what are your fail-proof up-do's for BSL layers?

I think my thickness could be my undoing in many of the styles I try, since I've managed to pull off a very nice rose bun on a friend who has slightly shorter but considerably thinner hair. Any advice for thickness issues would also be much appreciated!

battles
June 25th, 2012, 07:53 PM
It may be a little messy now, but I think it'll be absolutely gorgeous when you have the length for it! :) Your color is lovely.

Sama
June 25th, 2012, 07:58 PM
That is a gorgeous bun! I will have to try it on my own hair. :)

I don't really have much advice on other bun styles for your hair length and style because I didn't bun my hair when it was at BSL. I think, however, a "cinnabun" [is that what they call it? The simpler one...] is a pretty go-to bun for just about anyone.

Sylvestrix
June 25th, 2012, 08:05 PM
It may be a little messy now, but I think it'll be absolutely gorgeous when you have the length for it! Your color is lovely.
Thankyou! :) I know I really should stop colouring, but I've been a bottle-redhead since I was fourteen, and though I've dabbled in technicolour I've always gone back- my head just feels all wrong when I'm brown! Hopefully I pamper enough that my hair will forgive me =D
I think this bun'll be one of those things I look forward to being able to do, like the first time I could put in a ponytail, or put my hair up in a cinnabun post pixi!


That is a gorgeous bun! I will have to try it on my own hair. :)

I don't really have much advice on other bun styles for your hair length and style because I didn't bun my hair when it was at BSL. I think, however, a "cinnabun" [is that what they call it? The simpler one...] is a pretty go-to bun for just about anyone.

It really is, seeing photos of it done well makes my eyes very happy! If you do try it, please post pictures, I need more eye candy!
I usually put a cinnabun in when I'm lounging around and don't want to be itchy- sadly they're one of those styles that made me so excited when I first managed it, but have now become so routine I don't feel 'fancy' in them if that makes sense :o I may be slightly mad!

Madora
June 25th, 2012, 08:13 PM
I think my thickness could be my undoing in many of the styles I try, since I've managed to pull off a very nice rose bun on a friend who has slightly shorter but considerably thinner hair. Any advice for thickness issues would also be much appreciated!

Your technique is good. Perhaps you might try this:

Divide the hair in 3 sections --the sections on the left and right hand side should be thinner than the center section.

Make your rose bun with the center section.
Loosely braid the thin right hand section and band with elastic
Loosely braid the thin left hand section and band with elastic

Take the right hand braid and wind around rose bun in clockwise position

Take the left hand braid and wind around rose bun in counter-clockwise position. Pin with hairpins as you go.

Voila..one rose bun surrounded by thin braids.

Sylvestrix
June 26th, 2012, 05:18 AM
Your technique is good. Perhaps you might try this:

Divide the hair in 3 sections --the sections on the left and right hand side should be thinner than the center section.

Make your rose bun with the center section.
Loosely braid the thin right hand section and band with elastic
Loosely braid the thin left hand section and band with elastic

Take the right hand braid and wind around rose bun in clockwise position

Take the left hand braid and wind around rose bun in counter-clockwise position. Pin with hairpins as you go.

Voila..one rose bun surrounded by thin braids.

That sounds like it'd be very lovely if I can pull it off! Thanks for the advice! I'll try it tonight, and hopefully avoid braiding myself into a knot, heh.

Teazel
June 26th, 2012, 05:47 AM
I think it's cute! :)

Sylvestrix
June 26th, 2012, 07:37 AM
I think it's cute! :)

Aw, thanks Teazel! It has to be said, rogue tuft aside it did turn out better than I anticipated- I'm thinking maybe with a liberal application of pins, I could actually tack it into something fairly manageable =]
I wonder if doing it whilst my hair was still wet would help as well, I've seen that mentioned a few times!

Wayuki
June 26th, 2012, 07:45 AM
It's adorable! The rogue tuft looks intentional, IMHO. :D

bunzfan
June 26th, 2012, 08:05 AM
I also think its very cute;) love your colour .

Sylvestrix
June 26th, 2012, 08:50 AM
It's adorable! The rogue tuft looks intentional, IMHO. :D

Now thats an interesting thought! I may have to embrace my tuftiness- this could be fun :)


I also think its very cute;) love your colour .

Thankyou! I'm starting to warm to my little tufty bun with all these lovely comments :o If I could just figure out a way to get my hair to grow out of my head this colour, I'd be having a wonderful time :eyebrows:

LaFlor
June 26th, 2012, 09:04 AM
I have the same issue with most of my buns... but I have to say you pull it off better than I do :blossom: your color is amazing!

Sylvestrix
June 26th, 2012, 09:48 AM
I have the same issue with most of my buns... but I have to say you pull it off better than I do :blossom: your color is amazing!

Thankyou! I do love my red. One day there'll be a way to get it this way without the chemicals, and then my head will be guilt free! :o

After having a bit of a play around, I think I may have found a temporary solution in pinning it to death. I obviously don't have the length to make the lovely spirals I've seen on other rose buns, but I have a sort of five 'petal' thing going on that I'm quite enjoying, and the tufts have been mostly restrained!

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/Sylvestrix/Picto022.jpg
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/Sylvestrix/Picto023.jpg

Scuse the glaringly obvious elastic :o I was so focused on reigning in my tufties, I sort of forgot to hide it! C'est la vie.

Inozz
June 26th, 2012, 12:00 PM
It's pretty. I love the color.

SoulOfTheSea
June 26th, 2012, 12:09 PM
How pretty! I love your color, too. :)

gillybeanxo3921
June 26th, 2012, 12:49 PM
My friend Hailee has hair that color! I've always thought that if she grew it out it'd look amazing. I love rose buns, but my hair isn't quite long enough to really pull it off either. I can make one, but it doesn't look as extravagant and pretty as I wish it would. Eventually we'll be able to make REAL rosebuns hahah.

jacqueline101
June 26th, 2012, 02:25 PM
I think it looks cute.

akilina
June 26th, 2012, 02:26 PM
Aww its even rosey colored ^__^ Cant wait to be able to do em. They just get better as the hair grows

Elanadi
June 26th, 2012, 02:46 PM
I love it and super love the color!

Sylvestrix
June 26th, 2012, 02:47 PM
It's pretty. I love the color.

How pretty! I love your color, too. :)

n.n Thankyou! D'you know, tuftybuns are starting to grow on me- I think all this positive reinforcement is going (literally :p) to my head!
SoulOfTheSea, love the bun in your sigpic. Slobberface!


My friend Hailee has hair that color! I've always thought that if she grew it out it'd look amazing. I love rose buns, but my hair isn't quite long enough to really pull it off either. I can make one, but it doesn't look as extravagant and pretty as I wish it would. Eventually we'll be able to make REAL rosebuns hahah.
Encourage her! We must add to the longhaired hoard =D Yes we shall! I'm ridiculously excited about being able to wrap it around more than once :o


I think it looks cute.

My hair now has a swollen ego, heh. Thanks jacqueline! Adoring your waves in your sigpic, and its such a beautiful colour!


Aww its even rosey colored ^__^ Cant wait to be able to do em. They just get better as the hair grows

Aw! I never even thought of it like that heh. Definitely! I'm looking forward to the days when I can just wrap my buns around...and around...and around!

FrannyG
June 26th, 2012, 02:50 PM
Well, I think it's just lovely. I mean it. It has a lot of personality too, unlike so-called "perfect" buns. Keep-a-goin'!

Tabihito
June 26th, 2012, 02:54 PM
I'm amazed you managed to do it at all with your thickness! I'm on the thinner side and I can still barely manage one at my current length. Yours looks fantastic though, and the rose bun is a lovely bun no matter what its state.

Sylvestrix
June 26th, 2012, 02:55 PM
I love it and super love the color!

Thankyou! :D


Well, I think it's just lovely. I mean it. It has a lot of personality too, unlike so-called "perfect" buns. Keep-a-goin'!

Aw, shucks! ^^; I think maybe I need to be less 'blargh!' about my updo's, y'all have been so nice! I think this must be the most supportive forum I've ever been on- no one has a bad word to say, just kind words and helpful suggestions! It's such a lovely change from the hotbed of hostility that the internet can be sometimes! <3

Also? I adore the braids in your avatar picture. Drool. I must and shall try something similar soon, methinks!

Sylvestrix
June 26th, 2012, 02:58 PM
I'm amazed you managed to do it at all with your thickness! I'm on the thinner side and I can still barely manage one at my current length. Yours looks fantastic though, and the rose bun is a lovely bun no matter what its state.

I think I must have been living in a deluded world :o somehow I convinced myself that my thickness would actually make buns and the like easier- I have no idea why!

SoulOfTheSea
June 26th, 2012, 03:38 PM
SoulOfTheSea, love the bun in your sigpic. Slobberface!


Oh you are so sweet! :o Thank you!

ETA: It's just a lazy wrap bun. :D

HintOfMint
June 26th, 2012, 04:04 PM
Aw, it's not messy, it just has a stamen!:p

It's cute and just think of how lovely it will be when it gets longer.

Kristin
June 26th, 2012, 05:30 PM
It's cute! I like messy buns!

With regard to your thickness, you may want to do multiple buns until your hair is longer (and less layered, if that's what you're going for). For instance, I did three vertical rose buns in mine today. It manages the thickness and the layers.

Sylvestrix
June 26th, 2012, 05:51 PM
Oh you are so sweet! :o Thank you!

ETA: It's just a lazy wrap bun. :D

Its gorgeous! If that's a lazy bun, I'm very much looking forward to being able to do it, looks fancy as get out to me! :D


Aw, it's not messy, it just has a stamen!:p

It's cute and just think of how lovely it will be when it gets longer.

Okay, I'm totally digging this xD 'It's not a tuft, it's a stamen! Guh!' Totally using this for my justification for all tufts from this point on!


It's cute! I like messy buns!

With regard to your thickness, you may want to do multiple buns until your hair is longer (and less layered, if that's what you're going for). For instance, I did three vertical rose buns in mine today. It manages the thickness and the layers.

I never thought of that! Dang, but y'all are clever ones. I'll have to try one on top of the other, I think that could look fairly awesome- or go completely overboard and have a row of them all down my head! Oh I do love getting overexcited :D

Shorty89
June 26th, 2012, 06:41 PM
I htink it's gorgeous! I love your hair colour too.

Teazel
June 26th, 2012, 06:54 PM
I'll have to try one on top of the other, I think that could look fairly awesome- or go completely overboard and have a row of them all down my head! Oh I do love getting overexcited :D

Go for it! And take photos! The style below is basically three rosebuns overlapping each other. :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2415&pictureid=31162

Sylvestrix
June 26th, 2012, 07:25 PM
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I htink it's gorgeous! I love your hair colour too.
Thankyou! :D


Go for it! And take photos! The style below is basically three rosebuns overlapping each other. :)


Ooooooooh... I think I just swooned out loud. Not only does that look freakin' fantastic, I think you may have the most beautiful haircolour I've ever seen. :agape:Such eyecandy! -swoon-

Teazel
June 27th, 2012, 09:06 AM
Aw, thank you, sweetie! You're very kind. :flowers: I didn't think I made a very good job of that updo at the time, but people do seem to like the picture. :o

gillybeanxo3921
June 27th, 2012, 05:40 PM
Encourage her! We must add to the longhaired hoard =D Yes we shall! I'm ridiculously excited about being able to wrap it around more than once :o
!

Hahah I think I'll try. It has gotten a little longer, I've noticed. She trims it herself, and she does a really good job of it! I'll talk to her about it. Lol this will be interesting!

Alvrodul
June 27th, 2012, 05:51 PM
I love rose buns, and yours look very cute, Sylvestrix. And I love your color!

Teazel, your stacked-up rosebuns are amazing! :thud:

Teazel
June 27th, 2012, 08:36 PM
Thank you, Alvrodul! :D