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    Default LHC Hairstyle Thesaurus

    Index:
    Definitions of terms and tools
    Hairstyles in alphabetical order: A-B | C-D | E-F | G-K | L-O | P-R | S-T | U-Z
    Accents
    Braids: Part 1, Part 2
    Buns: A-C, D-K, L-P, R-Z
    Curls (Heatless)
    Other styles
    Ponytails



    How to use the LHC Hairstyle Thesaurus:

    This is a locked thread to be used for reference, not comment. If you have a correction or addition to make, please report the post in this thread with the error/addition so that moderators will see it. . To comment, post to Making a Hairstyle Thesaurus.

    The Thesaurus uses links between posts for navigation. Each posts contain links back to this index at top and bottom of the post.

    Use the find function of your browser to search for specific terms.

    Style names in red lack information and will not appear in other lists until tutorials can be found or created for them. Alternate names are listed in the main list and redirect to the more common name.



    You can help!
    While most styles have a link to at least one tutorial or thread/post on the style, many could use more tutorials. Some people learn visually, others from text. If you are inspired to create a video tutorial or find an existing one, add a link to Making a Hairstyle Thesaurus and report your post to notify the mods who can make the edit to this thread. If you are inspired to add a text tutorial or come across an existing one, please post it to the Text-Based Hair Tutorials thread and report your post to notify the mods who can make the edit to this thread. If you are adding an existing text tutorial that is not your own, include a link to the original post with the text.

    There may be other omissions to the fields: Description , Tools, Structure, Notes, and See Also

    This was a large undertaking, and undoubtedly there are errors. If you see a mistake, report it with the correction!

    If you are interested in undertaking the addition of length advice for each style (or some other useful detail), the original spreadsheet is available to assist the work and will be available on Google Drive shortly.





    Note from neko_kawaii on editorial decisions:
    For styles that have multiple names I went with what I thought was currently in most common usage or was most descriptive. I tried not to include styles that were minor variations unless their named versions were widely used or usefully descriptive such as the Ammonite Bun (Cinnamon Bunned Fishtail Braid) and Rose Bun (Cinnamon Bunned Rope Braid) which are visually quite distinct from other braided Cinnamon Buns. I did not include Triple Buns (three buns) or Triple French Braids, because, really, you can figure out on your own that you can do any number of something you wish! I included links to major threads where I could.

    The generic term "tool" is used instead of the more common "hair toy."

    Hopefully I've build in enough space to accommodate links and the built-in post character limit. *fingers crossed*

    Because members (and mods) come and go over time, it makes the most sense to place this resource on LHC even though a relational database would be a better format. Maintaining a resource off of LHC in the long-term is likely to fail. By placing the information in thread / post format within LHC, this ensures that future mods will always be able to edit and add new content.
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    Definitions of Tools and Terms

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    This section of the LHC Thesaurus explains the different tools that can be used in creating and securing hairstyles, as well as accessories associated with hair, and the terms used throughout the thesaurus. Where threads exist dedicated to a specific topic links are included.



    Tools

    Barrettes - also known as a hair clip, hair-slide or clasp. Made in a variety of materials and closures.
    Barrettes - thread
    Slides - usually two separate pieces: a straight stick and a larger piece that partially or completely covers the updo and through which the stick is inserted
    Slide - thread
    Flexi-8 - brand name for a figure-8 shaped slide with attached stick thread
    Bun cages - generally a wire frame large enough to fit over a bun, secured with one or two hair sticks

    Bows - bows can be as simple as a ribbon tied to the end of a braid, or a bow affixed to a barrette. Usually made of fabric.

    Clips - distinct from barrettes in having a spring hinge
    Ficcares - brand name of a long beak-shaped clip, off-brand are called fakkare - thread, Style of the Month
    Claw clips - thread

    Combs & Brushes - used to remove tangles and/or smooth hair. These may be made from many materials. Poplular comb materials on LHC are wood, horn, and seamless acrylic.
    Wide tooth comb
    Fine tooth comb
    Boar bristle brush

    Hair forks and combs - anything with two or more prongs used for securing or decorating a hairstyle
    Interlocking combs/Double combs - two combs joined by decorative bead-work on elastic, common brand name African Butterfly Comb- thread
    Fork
    Decorative comb
    French twist comb

    Hair sticks - anything that is a single continuous piece without prongs.
    Claw - a stick shaped like a single curved claw. (Not be be confused with a spring hinged claw clip.)
    Hair stick
    Straight, spiral, or with head curve
    Moons - moons have a learning curve associated with them and may not be directly substituted for straight sticks in all hair styles.

    Hair ties (and other ways of securing a braid or ponytail)
    elastic band, hair elastic, ponytail holder or whatever you call it
    folded elastic
    mini claw clips - those tiny claw clips are useful for holding the end of a braid or securing an accent
    mini paranda - tutorial
    pantyhoes ring
    polybands - tiny plastic bands
    scrunchies - thread

    Hats - some buns work better than others - Style of the Month

    Headbands - hard or soft, can be used to hold hair out of face, for decoration, and some will keep your ears warm.
    Calormetry - a warm yarn or cloth headband, often with a button closure or quite stretchy used to keep ears warm without disturbing a bun - thread
    Hard - plastic or metal
    Soft - elastic or stretchy cloth

    Paranda - a length of yarn or other mateiala that is braided into hair. Adds color, thickness, and/or length depending on user's desire. May contain ornamentation along length or at ends - thread

    Pins - small, often metal, with two prongs for securing hair styles, excepting finishing pins, these are usually meant to be functional and unnoticed.
    Amish pins
    Bobby pins
    DPN - double pointed knitting needles bent into a U shape
    Finishing pins
    Spin pins
    U pins

    Pony scrubs - a hair covering often used in the medical professions that includes a pocket for long hair.

    Rats - used to give the illusion of more hair or achieve a particular shape (See Gibson Pompadour)
    Doughnuts/socks - circular rats with a hole in the center that fit over a ponytail and are then covered with hair. Used in variations of the Sock Bun.

    Ribbons - can be incorporated into hairstyles in many ways. thread, Style of the Month

    Scarves - many ways to incorporate into a hairstyle - Style of the Month

    Scissors - Keep them sharp and use them only for hair for best results. thread

    Sleep caps - often made of silk or satin, a smooth cap to reduce rubbing during sleep.

    Snoods - a cloth or yarn bag for holding hair, usually loosely.




    General threads for tools

    Hair Toy Links - where to shop (needs to be updated, also see Pastina's blog)
    How to store
    Hair toy addicts
    Wear Everything Once (WEO)
    Wear Everything AT Once
    Self Made Hair Toys
    Self Made Figure-8 Slides
    Modified Ficcares
    Vintage and antique- Tools for securing and deorating hair styles have been around for a long time. Antique thread, Vintage thread


    NOTE: Not all tools are listed for each updo in the lists below. Many styles can be held with a claw clip or ficcare. If it can be held with a single stick, it can be held with a slide or figure-8 of the right size for your bun. It might say stick, but there is probably a way to make a fork work. Experiment and explore!



    Terms

    accent - a distinct detail that can be incorporated into many hairstyles
    braid - a complex structure or pattern formed by interlacing strands of hair
    bun - a hairstyle in which the hair is drawn back into a distinct mass at the back of the head
    center held - a structural term indicating that the updo is held through or behind its center and not the outer edge
    cinnamon - a twisted structure spiraling outward from a central gathering point
    doubled twist - a structural technique effectively doubling the volume of a twist
    flip - a structural technique in which a bun is flipped over after it is formed
    gap - a structural technique in which gaps are created during a braiding process or the gaps inherent in adding sections to a root braid are used to anchor the length
    hair stick anchor - a structural technique in which a hair stick is an essential anchor for a style
    heatless curls - curls created without applying heat, usually performed on damp hair that is left to dry in a specific position and then undone
    knot - a structural technique in which a knot is tied in the length
    partial flip - a structural technique in which part of a bun is flipped
    pocket - a structural technique in which a pocket is formed into which length is placed and secured
    ponytail - used to indicate that the initial gathering of hair is secured at the scalp to form a ponytail before additional steps are taken
    root braid - braids that incorporate sections of hair close to the scalp with each over/under.
    sectioned - a structural technique often valued for its distribution or accommodation of thickness
    topsy - aka braid flip - where a ponytail or braid is pulled through itself close to the scalp or behind a hair tie
    twist - the appearance of one continuous twisted section that is actually the gradual incorporation of hair, often along the hair line
    twisted - where hair is twisted in the same direction along the length
    updo - hair entirely contained above the collar
    wrapped - as opposed to twisted, where hair is wrapped without twisting the length




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    Lady Kawaii-In-The-Garden the Terminally Curious of the Order of the Long Haired Knights
    Mod hat off. Mod hat on. Don't make me wear the mod hat, it messes up my hair. *grin*

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    All Styles: A-B

    Index
    Updo yes/no/possible Accent Braid Bun Curls Ponytail Other
    Accent Braids p x x
    Amish Braids y x
    Ammonite Bun y x x
    Arctic's Heatless Curls p x
    Artemis Bun y
    Ballet Bun
    Bantu Knots y x x
    Basketweave Braid p x x
    Basic Braid --> see English Braid
    Battle Braid n x
    Bee butt Bun y x
    Beehive y x
    Bow Bun y x
    Box Braids n x
    Braid - Official Braid Thread
    Braid Flip y x
    Braid Waves p x
    Braided Comet Knot n x x x
    Brioche Bun y x
    Bump p x
    Bun - Official Bun Thread
    Bunches --> see Pigtails
    Bweeta's Buns y y y


    Index
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    Lady Kawaii-In-The-Garden the Terminally Curious of the Order of the Long Haired Knights
    Mod hat off. Mod hat on. Don't make me wear the mod hat, it messes up my hair. *grin*

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    All Styles: C-D

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    Updo
    yes/no/possible
    Accents Braid Bun Curls Ponytail Other
    Cable Braid n x
    Cage Braids n x
    Cameo Bun y x x
    Canerows --> see Cornrows
    Carousel Braid n x
    Celtic Knot Bun y x
    Center Held Braided Bun y x x
    Chain Link Braid --> see Hawser Braid
    Chain Bun y x
    Chignon y x x
    Chinese bun y x
    Chinese bun, braided y x x
    Cinnabun --> see Cinnamon Bun
    Cinnamon Bun y x
    Cinnamon Bun (flipped) y x
    Cocoon Curls p x
    Combination Braids --> see Battle Braid
    Combo Knot y x
    Comet Knot n x
    Cornrow Braids n x
    Coronet Braid y x
    Coronet Bun y x
    Corset Braids n x
    Crochet Braid n x
    Crown Braid y x
    Dianyla Braid n x
    Disc Bun y x
    Dutch Braid n x
    Index
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    Lady Kawaii-In-The-Garden the Terminally Curious of the Order of the Long Haired Knights
    Mod hat off. Mod hat on. Don't make me wear the mod hat, it messes up my hair. *grin*

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    All Styles: E-F

    Index
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    yes/no/possible
    Accent Braid Bun Curls Ponytail Other
    Easy Hairstick Bun y x
    Edwardian Twist p x x
    Eleven Strand Braid n x
    Elling Woman Braided Bun p x x
    English Braid n x
    Equilibrium Bun -->see Treble-Clef Bun
    Eternal Roll y x
    Everyday Bun y x
    Falling Out Bun y x
    Fan y x s
    Faux Bob y x
    Faux Crown Braid -->see Coronet Braid
    Fauxhawk y x x
    Ficcare Braid x
    Figure Eight Bun y x
    Finger Waves p x
    Fishtail Braids n x
    Five Strand Braid n x
    Flat Braid n x
    Flower Bun y x
    Four Strand Braid with Ribbons n x
    Four Strand French Braid n x
    Four Strand Rope Braid n x
    French Braid n x
    French Fishtail n x
    French Pinless Braided Bun -->see Jamie Leigh Braided Bun
    French Roll y x
    French Twist y x
    French Twist Bun y x
    Frida Braids y x
    Index
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    Lady Kawaii-In-The-Garden the Terminally Curious of the Order of the Long Haired Knights
    Mod hat off. Mod hat on. Don't make me wear the mod hat, it messes up my hair. *grin*

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    All Styles: G-K

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    yes/no/possible
    Accent Braid Bun Curls Ponytail Other
    Gibralter Bun y x
    Gibson Braids y x
    Gibson Pompadour y x
    Gibson Roll --> see Twist
    Gibson Tuck y x
    Ginger Rogers' half up for long hair n x
    Goddess Bun y x
    Hair Taping y x x
    Half Up n x
    Hawser Braid n x
    Headband Curls p x
    Heidi Braids y x
    Helix Bun y x
    Herringbone Braid --> see Fishtail Braid
    Hypno Bun y x
    Hypno-swirl Bun y x
    Infinity Bun y x
    Interlaced Braids y x x
    Jamie Leigh Braided Bun y x x
    Japanese Bun y x
    Joseon Bun y x x
    KarenLynn Knot Bun y x
    KL Wrapped Bun -->see Pha Bun
    Knot Bun y x
    KnotKnot Bun y x x
    Index
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    All Styles: L-O

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    Accent Braid Bun Curls Ponytail Other
    L-finity Bun y x
    Lace Braids p x
    Lazy Bun y x
    Lazy Infinity Bun y x
    Lazy Wrap Bun y x
    Lazy Wrap Ponytail n x
    Link Bun y x
    Link Link Link Bun y x
    Log Roll y x
    Long Clamp x
    Madora y y
    Mall Bangs p x x
    Marine Bun y x
    Mexican Revolution Buns -->see Princess Leia Buns
    Milady's Bun y x
    Milkmaid Braids --> see Heidi Braids
    Moezland Bun --> see Seashell Bun
    Nautilus Bun y x
    Neoma Knot Bun y x
    Off Coiled Bun y x
    Orchid Bun y x
    Orchid Wrap Bun --> see Pha Bun
    Index
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    All Styles: P-R

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    Accent Braid Bun Curls Ponytail Other
    Palmier Bun y x
    Pansy Bun y x
    Paracord Wrap n x
    Paranda p x x
    Peacock Twist y x
    Pencil Bun y x
    Perimeter Braid n x
    Pha Bun y x
    Pigtails n x
    Pin Curls y x x
    Pinles Braided Bun --> see Center Held Braided Bun
    Pinwheel Bun y x
    Pony Wrapped Stick Bun x x
    Ponytail n x
    Posh Bun y x
    Pretzel Bun y x
    Princess Leia Buns y x
    Puffed Not-ilus y x
    Puffy Bun y x
    Pull Through Braid n x
    Rag Curls p x x
    Romantic French Twist y x
    Rope Braids n x
    Rope Crown y x
    Rose Bun y x
    Rosestem Braid x
    Rosette Bun (knotted bun) x
    Index
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    All Styles: S-T

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    Accent Braid Bun Curls Ponytail Other
    Scarf Bun y x x
    Seashell Bun y x
    Segmented Ponytail n x
    Serpentine Medusa Wiggle Bun y x
    Seubian Knot y x
    Seven Strand Braid n x
    Shell's Everyday Bun y x
    Six Strand Braid n x
    Sock Bun y x x
    Sock Curls p x
    Sock Disc Bun y x
    Spidermom's Bun y x
    Spirit Bun y x x
    Spock Bun y x
    Swirly Bun x
    Tessera Buns y x x
    Three-strand Disk Bun y x
    Topsy Bun x
    Topsy Tail p x x
    Treble-Clef Bun y x
    Tri-Coil Bun --> see Off Coil Bun
    Tucked French Braid y x x
    Twisted Cornrow Braids n x
    Twists p x x
    Twitch's Double-looped Knot
    Index
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    All Styles: U-Z

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    Accent Braid Bun Curls Ponytail Other
    Vortex Bun y x
    Waterfall Braids n x x
    Woven Bun y x
    Wrapped Bun y x
    Wrapped Hairstick Bun y x
    Zig-zag Parting p x x
    Index
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