My First Video Tutorial

Hi ladies! Here is my first attempt at a video tutorial, a video version of the flower bun. This is more of a test run than anything; I really wanted to play with my new camera.

I know it’s not perfect, but hey, neither am I. πŸ™‚ It was really hard to do this style totally blind like that!!

What do you think? Should I stick with pictures and text? And this is totally random, but do I sound like you thought I would?

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53 thoughts on “My First Video Tutorial

  1. Hey! I really like the video tutorial! I think you should keep doing them.

    As far as your voice goes, I guess I hadn’t spent too much time thinking about how you sounded, but it didn’t surprise me when I heard your voice. It fits you πŸ˜‰

    Thanks!

  2. That was wonderful and you’re so cute! πŸ™‚ It’s so great to see someone doing the hairstyles in a video so you get a better idea of how to do things – I always struggled with pincurls(?) and could never get them right and now I know that I was doing it wrong all the time! lol. Would love to see more videos. πŸ™‚

  3. You have a sweet, gentle voice. I really like the video for this style because I find pin rolls confusing and I don’t think I would have understood it just from pictures. Maybe you can do some videos and some pictures and text depending on how complex the style is. The advantage of pictures and text is that I can go through it at my own pace (and I can look at it at work where I don’t have any volume to listen to videos!)

  4. Wow, video tuturials make the hairstyle look way easier! Seeing actually how it’s done is easier, than trying to use pictures and words. πŸ™‚

    Keep on making videos!

    And by the way, your voice, I thought it would be deeper, but now that I know what you really sound like, I think it suits you greatly! You have a quiet, sweet voice. If you become a mother, you’ll sure be able to put a child to sleep with that voice! So sweet! πŸ™‚

    -Alexxus

  5. Hi Elizabeth,

    I just love the video version of the tutorials, please do them for all the other hairstyles you have put on your site. They are much more informative simply because one can see EXACTLY what you’re doing. I can’t tell you how much this has helped me. A picture is worth a thousand words.

    You are a natural beauty and your kind demeanor is very inspiring. Thank you so much for these tutorials.

    I am much older then you and will be teaching a group of young girls homemaking skills and character building lessons from the bible. Your tutorials will help the girls learn how to do their long hair and inspire them as well. Thank you again.

    Blessings, Janet W. in (Or)

  6. Aw, thanks everybody! You all are so nice. πŸ˜€ I’m glad the video helps.

    The reason I asked about how I sound is because I’ve had several people say my voice doesn’t match my writing. I record my music lessons so I know how I sound, but Alexxus, I giggled at your comment. My piano teacher describes me as the The Irresistible Force, and when I was in “Sound of Music,” I was the kids’ stage manager after I got done playing the mean nun.

    • You? A mean nun? Impossible!!! Your too pretty (from some of the hairstyles where your face shows) and your voice is too sweet to be like, an angry nun! I could imagine now…your amazingly sweet voice yelling “THAT IS NOT PROPER, MARIA!!!!!!!!” πŸ˜€

      Oh man…I better stop before I start laughing too loud and have mom get on to me because I’ll wake up my 2 year old sister….hee hee hee. LOL

      -Alexxus

      • Believe or not, it’s true. I got really good at yelling “She’s a HEADACHE!!!” The director and I even came up with this site gag where I tripped Maria as she goes in to see Mother Abbess that first time. I also played Sally in “Charlie Brown” and a Mrs. Bennet type character with fainting and carrying on and such.

  7. I love your video tutorial! It makes pin rolls look so much easier, just to see you smoothing the hair and all that, I don’t know quite how to explain it but it makes everything look easier. πŸ™‚

    Oh, and I love your voice, I think it fits you perfectly!

    ~Miss Virginia

  8. I love the video, Elizabeth! I had been doing my pin rolls totally backwards, I think … πŸ˜€ I would love to see more video tutorials like that, because it really helps with the directions and so forth.

    And I agree with everyone else that you do have a lovely voice. πŸ™‚ I wish my voice were sweet and mild like that — and I’m sure a lot of other people do, too! :-O

    Thanks for taking the time to put this together!

    Love in Christ,
    Vicki

  9. That’s really nice! I like the video especially the clarity of your explanations and the fact that you can see exactly what your doing. On the other hand your pictures were great too!
    Your voice is just about what I expected. (It sounds too nice to be that nun!)
    In Christ,
    Hannah
    P.S. This style is great for doing in the car when you run out of time. πŸ™‚

  10. :(. Cant see the video on my iPad. I’ll have to try later on our family computer. Reading the comments made me giggle. Knowing Elizabeth in real life, I can see her as a mean nun πŸ˜‰ she does have a naturally sweet voice…but when she needs to (ie she’s corralling unruly children) she can be firm!

    Jordan

  11. Loved the video tutorial~ it made it look so much easier than the pictures! Thanks for all the wonderful hairstyles. You have inspired me to grow my hair much longer than shoulder length!

  12. Great job on the video tutorial! I find that much easier to understand and see. While your pictures and step-by-step instructions were always good, this made it much easier to understand – especially the step to give a smooth look. Keep up the good work! God bless.

  13. I was so excited to see that there was a video tutorial! haha I think you should do more of them! πŸ™‚ I like the text versions too, but I find video tutorials are a little more clear and easier to follow. Keep up the great work!

  14. Yay! I finally watched the video on our family computer! Well, most of it… It’s kind of funny, because you don’t sound exactly like you do in real life. I mean, its hard to talk essentially to yourself and be natural! I’m really going to have to work on learning to do the pin curls. They always get messy when I start rolling, plus I’m clumsy with Bobby pins.

    Jordan Elizabeth

  15. I am a big Rapunzel’s Resource fan and eagerly await any new posts. But unfortunately my family still has dial-up connection and therefore can’t load the videos 😦 I’m sure the videos would be amazing because they’d be so much clearer than the photos and text, but it takes about 2 hours (or more) to load a video of maybe 2 minutes or a little over. I support the photo/text version. But good luck with your videos–thank you so much for creating such a wonderful, wonderful website! I love the hairstyles!

    • Hannah, readers like you are exactly why I’ve hesitated to switch to video-only tutorials. My computer isn’t the fastest either, and it took me 2 hours to get the video uploaded. I think what I’m going to do, if I make any more videos, is take screencaps from the video and use those for a photo/text version. Does that sound good to you?

      • That sounds good to me. Even though our family computer can load the video no problem, mine can’t, so I prefer photos.

        Jordan

        Ps did you get my email?

      • Actually, as of a few months ago, my family got high-speed Internet (!!!!) but I know it would be unfair to the other readers with slow connections to do all videos. Anyway, I really liked this and thank you for making the pin roll instructions so clear! Before I couldn’t get how to do them and was doing them with a curling iron.

  16. Nice and easy…I like that! And so elegant too! By the way you have gorgeous hair!!! I love your hair, and it’s so nice to work with. Wish I had thinner hair (not thin but thinner) because I have REALLY thick hair (which I am thankful for:), but it’s really hard to work with.

    Thanks for the tutorials! I really appreciate how easy, beautiful, and simple they are! (I love the video tutorials:)
    Love in Christ,
    Grace

  17. Hello!

    I loved the movie! I have a lot of hair–about the same as you–so it was very helpful to see exactly step by step out it was done! We subscribed to your page on Vimeo. I hope you will do more!

    Blessings,

    ~Shiloh

  18. Ahhhh! Please keep doing video!

    I love videos so much more, it’s easier to see what needs to be done πŸ™‚

    Also, I’ve been looking for something like this site for a loooong time and am very happy to have found you! Keep up the awesome work!

  19. The flower bun video is great,
    although your pic. and text instructions are also very easy to understand; I would prefer videos.
    So I would like to see more Video Tutorials=)
    I love your website;
    I m a huge Jane Austen fan and I have been searching forever for hairstyles of that time which you can do with long hair.
    I tried a few of your Emma Tuturials and they really work so well.
    I just need to get hot rollers=)

  20. Hello Elizabeth! This is my first comment, but I just wanted to tell you that this video is brilliant, as is the whole website. It’s so nice to find someone who has practical and pretty solutions for people who get hair headaches when they just use a simple bun! I’m Muslim, so I have to put my hair up a lot, thus good weight distribution is extra relevant. And I always like knowing I look pretty underneath, even if nobody else does :-).

  21. Hello Elizabeth!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to make the video. I thought you did an excellent job! I am new to your website. I like both formats, the video, and the picture/text. Yesterday was my first day at Church after viewing your site. I received compliments on my hair and I gave you all the credit. I’ve also posted your site on my facebook. I have hair below my waist and have worn it down for years because I’ve never been able to figure out what to do with it. Thank you so much for posting your tutorials!
    ~Colleen

  22. Good job on the video! I like the video as well as the picture/text ones… can’t decide which is better – though I just might be able to figure out a pin curl if I can watch a video of you… I still have yet to succeed on that one. 😦

    Since I knew what your voice sounded like before… :p Though I agree with Jordan, you sound a little different on video. πŸ˜€

    To the KING be all the glory!
    Rebekah

    Blog: http://donotgrowweary.com/blog/

    “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

  23. Urg… I should NOT be signed in with the above… That is the OLD blog… It’s just connected to my Gravatar… Sorry!

    To the KING be all the glory!
    Rebekah

    Blog: http://donotgrowweary.com/blog/

    “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

  24. AWESOME! Finally! I love video tutorials because they are so much easier understand. It really is helpful to see the instructions in work instead of step-by-step pictures. Thank you so much and keep up the great videos!

    ~Vicki

  25. Hi! I know I’m kind of late posting about this, but I just found your blog. This is a great tutorial! I like how you set yourself in front of the mirror so that you can see 2 angles instead of just one. You did a great job of explaining things and showing how you make the style. Hope to see more from you! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  26. This was AWESOME! I can’t wait until my hair grows longer!

    Can you do the bandana curls in a video also? I like the step by step pictures, but watching the video of it actually happen is even better. I have tried for about two years now to get “rag rollers” to work, but just can’t for the life of me figure out how to do it.
    Thanks!

  27. Thank you! I’m so happy you started doing videos! It’s so helpful and much easier then just trying to follow directions!

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  29. I just discovered your site a few days ago during a Google search for braids, and have been captivated ever since! I was considering cutting my just waist length hair because I just didn’t know what to do with it anymore, but now I want to grow it even longer! Thank you so much for taking the time to post all these tutorials. It really does make a difference in people’s lives. πŸ™‚

    As for video vs photos, I like a mix of both. It’s much easier to understand exactly what you’re doing when we can see you in motion, but for some things it’s good to have a still shot so we can look at it and process it in our minds for a while. Especially things like how you pinned a roll, or just how the finished style should look. I like your comment earlier about taking stills from the video, although if it wouldn’t be too much trouble perhaps you might consider taking closer photos of some of the more challenging techniques. No matter, I’m still completely thrilled to have found such an amazing resource, and a really nice person, too! ❀

  30. Thank you for this video; I found it incredibly helpful for gaining a better understanding of pin rolls! I hav been struggling for some time with the beginning of the 18th Century Style hairdo, though. It sounds silly, but I don’t think I’m pinning my hair properly to begin the style. When I try to pin my hair the way you seemed to have pinned yours, it slips away. Sometimes I think it is pinned down firmly, but after a couple of pin rolls I find that it isn’t and my pin rolls become terribly mishappen. If you are so inclined, a video on that style would be most appreciated.

    I found your blog recently, and have been pouring over it. I’m quite inspired! For so long I have wanted to wear my hair in such lovely styles, but did not know how to. Thank you again!

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