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#Frotober Day 07: Updo

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I love how this cinnabun turned out.
http://instagram.com/p/PkgKPXs1TX/

This is my staple/go-to, big banana clip bun … And #diy #flowerhairclip!
http://instagr.am/p/Qf8OCCM1Xg/

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Pom-Pom Buns

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9/24/12 UPDATED WITH PHOTO SOURCE & VIDEO TUTORIAL!!

Here’s an idea!! A slight different take on multi-buns! Me likey!! And, I think I could pull it off with a banana clip!! Need a pretty broach though! Mmmmmm … or maybe an ear cuff with an attached hair comb ;)?!?!?

 

9/24/12 ETA: Earlier today on IG, my girl Seanna-Kaye of NaturalHairDoesCare gave me the source of the lovely lady and style above! So, I wanted to share the name of our “mystery” blogger and her video tutorial here! Seems that this is really a single high bun though!! Who woulda thunk?!

via CassandraBeccai.com

Hmmm, I wonder if that hair comb trick would work for me?!? I’ll have to try it!

Likey or No Likey?

“Fake It Til You Make It”

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Yesterday, you may have noticed this lovely little updo in the pictures that I shared from the One World, Many Naturals Natural Hair Expo. Well, of course when I saw it, I had to ask how it was done! The beautiful “model,” Brittany of Herbalocity, graciously obliged by providing me with the name of the YouTuber and video that inspired her style.

via ImmaDstarra

You’ll note that the inspiration style included a swoop. But Brittany advised me that she was in a rush that day, so she just did the twist, bun and kept it moving! And, it still turned out beautifully. Just goes to show that you can give you own twist out of creativity, serendipity urgency or necessity and still come away with beautiful results!!

Have you faked it until you made it or would you?

My Cinnabun

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Yeah, my WnG was getting poofier and frizzier, which leads to bad tangles and SSKs. I don’t like bad tangles and SSKs. So, on Thursday morning, I banana clip bunned it for work. And the bun was big. And it was good. *lol*

But, after I got home, I decided to switch it up a little and attempt a “go to” style from my relaxed days … the pin-curled bun, which I’ve come to learn is referred to as a cinnabun. I shared a tutorial that someone else did on twists and a similar style that I did on my Afro puffy twists here.


For more pics of the cinnabun on twists, click here

I love this style because it adds some interest to a traditional bun, but is still so easy to do. It does take a lot of bobby pins, so thank goodness for Metagrip ;). Anywho, here are more pics of the look from different angles. You can click on any of them to enlarge.

I’m sure I’ll have a headache by the end of the day because of all the bobby pins and the banana clip. So, doubt that the style will make it through the evening intact. But, it’s so easy to do, if I want to wear it again Saturday, I’ll just reset it.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

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What other styles from your relaxed days do you find that you can still wear on your natural hair?

Janelle Monae Test Drive

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Remember this Janelle Monae Updo Style Inspiration post from last week? Well, I decided to take it out for a test drive today.

I think I captured the style pretty well, though I had more length to tuck and finer strands. But, not sure how I feel about it on me. Maybe with some filled in eyebrows, fierce make-up and an edgy outfit though??

Whaddaya think? Should I drop a down payment on it or leave it at the dealership ;)?

And for those of you who prefer the speed (and anonymity ;)) of a poll rather than commenting:

Janelle Monae Inspired Updo

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Just came across this hot little updo on Pinterest, which took me to Instagram, which lead me to the YouTube tutorial, which had me searching Facebook for the above still image. See the lengths that I go through for you guys;)?!?! LOL!! Seriously, there are a lot of Janelle Monae inspired updos out there, but this is my favorite take on it so far! It looks a lot softer, more organic and very feminine in comparison to the original. Bonus? It looks so simple to do!! Enjoy!!

via LoveIslandBeauty

(p.s. What a beautiful young lady!)

Pre-Summer Updo by Luv♥My♥Kynxx

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Amber of Luv My Kynxx

Okay, THIS … right here … is HAWT! LOL! Alright, so I love Amber!! She is an absolute sweetheart, a talented natural stylist and rocks the most GAWJUS head of curls. She also does the CUTEST braided and twisted protective styles! I’m always mad that she lives in Texas and tell her that she needs to move to the East Coast all of the time … for obvious reasons ;). (I bet you she could do my hair in that Blow-Out and Flat Twist style I posted last week in a minute!! ;))

Anywho, she posted this style a little while ago on her Facebook page and I fell in love with it! Check out her tutorial for this lovely protective style here!!

p.s. Check out Amber’s later post to see how she flipped this style and added another layer of flyness by releasing the hanging portions of the twists.

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Do you like to rock cornrow and twisted styles? What is your favorite way to wear them?