Tag Archive | half-up

For those with Short Hair

I’ve received a lot of requests for styles for short hair. While I’m willing to help you all out, I specifically started this site as a blog for long hair tutorials because all the styles I could find online were for shorter hair that didn’t work for me.

I’ve tried to do some short-hair tutorials, but my shorter-hair friends and family aren’t available for tutorials pictures that often.  And I’m just better with long hair because that’s what I have and can play with whenever I want.  ; )

In answer to some of your questions, I have never donated my hair, and it’s always been long. Well, as far back as I can remember. For proof, here’s a picture of me when I was nine years old. (Because I’m the only redhead in my family, and neither of my parents have red hair either, they didn’t want to cut it. My blond sister, on the other hand, grew up with Shirley Temple ringlets.) Continue reading


The Cecily Half-up

Psalm 37:23-25

23The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and he delighteth in His way.
24Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand.
25I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken,
nor his seed begging for bread.

Today’s style from “The Importance of Being Earnest” is one I’ve wanted to do for a really long time. I love this film!  There’s lots of witty one-liners, pretty costumes, and quirky characters.  Just a note, I’ve only seen the movie on my family’s ClearPlay dvd player. Based on some reviews I’ve read, there are some brief moments that are not family-friendly.

The number and arrangement of the curls change between scenes. My tutorial is based on this image. This style also works for short hair. If you have much shorter hair, you might even be able to use all your hair to make it into an updo.

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Mini Rope Braids

Two mini rope braids clipped together are quick way to do your hair if you run out of time in the morning since it can be done in the car. I keep a non-descript barrette in my purse for just such a situation. For the fairy-tale look, I like to braid/twist below where I want to clip it and let the ends untwist as they will.

One hairstyle I have yet to master is the cascading crown. I’ve tried Dreamweaver’s instructions, but my hair won’t cooperate and ends up in tangles. The style on the right is what I do instead. Here’s how to make your own rope braid faux crown. Continue reading