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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. 🙂 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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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

Pin Roll Bun 3

Psalm 34:1-7

“1 I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD; the humble shall hear thereof and be glad.
3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together.
4 I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked unto Him and were lightened, and their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them.”

I’m adding something new to Rapunzel’s Resource, a scripture passage of the week.  Verse 5 says “he looked to the Lord, and his face was lightened”; another translation uses the word radiant.  No matter situation, we can turn to God and know He is in control and have joy.  Or as the hymn writer said, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus/ Look full in His wonderful face, / And the things of earth will grow strangely dim/ In the light of His glory and grace. ”

On to today’s tutorial!

Waaaaay back in November, I did a tutorial with ribbons, and Jordan asked how I did the bun on the right so here it is! For those of you who have asked about a regency bun for short hair, this is the same style, with some slight changes. This is also my pin roll half-up. Tutorials coming later this week, hopefully!

If you’re newer to my blog, it would be helpful to read the Pin Roll Introduction, the Flower Bun, and Pin Roll Bun 2.

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Emma: Frank Engaged


Towards the end of the movie, *don’t read the following if you haven’t seen the movie* Mrs. Weston tells Emma that Frank is engaged to Jane Fairfax. Later that day, Emma’s heart is broken broken by some “tragic” news about her dear Mr. Knightly.

You will need to know how to rope braid for this style. The Pirates of the Caribbean tutorial would be helpful, too.

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Emma: Proposal Hairstyle

Marvelous Monday, Ladies!

Today is the first post of a special series about Miramax’s “Emma” with Gwyneth Paltrow. During this week I will doing tutorials for six different styles form the movie. Today we will be doing the proposal style. This basic style is repeated several times in “Emma,” including the painting scene below.

While not necessarily historically accurate, the lovely updos from this movie would be very nice for special occasions and Christmas events. You ladies who have been following my blog for the last couple months will already have all the skills you need to do the styles for Emma Week. If you are new, don’t worry! I’ll be including some links to previous tutorials each day to help you get up to speed. You will need to know how to do pin rolls and flip a ponytail for the proposal style.


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Authentic 18th Century Style, Part 2

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This is the hairstyle I wear for my colonial persona, Thomas Jefferson’s daughter Martha “Patsy” Jefferson.

When I was doing research for this style, it took me a while to figure out how it was done. My mom looked at some of the images and said “Honey, it’s a wig. Not even that, it’s a painting of a wig. It isn’t possible in real life.” After many failed attempts, I finally figured out how to replicate what I was seeing in those old paintings. The first time I wore this style, several people commented with “Nice wig!” I guess I did something right! 😉

If you want to use pin rolls to curl your hair, and you don’t mind how they look while drying, I would do the same basic technique as this style. I would, however, roll all the curls down and not bother clipping the front, just do another 2-ish rolls.
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