this is a post about Éowyn’s hair
Been working hard trying to figure out a 1940s style. And mostly failing =/ you can’t really replicate the soft, shoulder length curls on hair that is down to your butt…
Seriously wondering if it’s time I cut my hair back again but I know I’d regret it within a fortnight.
You can often fudge shorter looking hair using braids but the 1940s don’t really seem to be all that fond of braids. I’m still working on it. The best I’ve come up with so far is a sort of folded under and pinned hairstyle.
I’m sure I could get some curls and pin them up in such a way that it looks shorter, but I also have to get myself a curling iron or something because at the moment I’m using my improvised curlers which are really cotton reels =P And I have to go straight from uni to the “ball” so no time to create overnight-set curls.
I’ve seen a modern take that involved rope braids, which I think could work…. it’s the victorian updo (on my blog somewhere) with rope braids instead of english braids… but…. I dunno, it just doesn’t feel overly true to the decade.
Seriously, if anyone has any suggestions I’d LOVE to hear! How would you do a 1940s (or 1940s inspired) style on butt length hair =P ?
Erm… this time next year when I have longer hair can I hire you to practise GoT hairstyles on me please? I would love to be able to carry them off right now :D Enjoy the holidays!
Hahaha, assuming I manage to re-construct them =P But that would be so COOL! =D =D How long is your hair atm? If you search youtube etc I’m sure you’ll find tutorials for hair that isn’t Sansa-length =P
And if you do I fully expect photos! =P hehe, good luck with it! =)
It’s the holidays and I have Game of Thrones so I can finally watch it and then go crazy re-creating all the hairstyles nyhahahaha! =D
(slight manic excitment…)
Also I have a 1940s themed party to go to and as a result I’m trying to do victory rolls in my wrist length hair. I can’t reeeeeaaally manage it… Would probably help if I had a curling iron…. Also if my hairline didn’t have weird bald patches…
ANYWAY, from that, any advice or links on how to do victory rolls (or another 1940s hairstyle) for super long hair?
It’s pretty freaking awesome right?! I’m amazed by the variety and range of styles they’ve come up with! I want to meet their stylist/s and then steal them =P
I also love that they seem to be achievable on most normal hair types! Like, no strange inserts or obscure tools needed. (though they look much more pro on the characters than I can do on myself , so skill and fancy tools probably help =P )
Wait, are you meaning theirs or mine? If you mean theirs, I totally agree, if you mean my attempt at Cersie’s style, =O =D THANK YOU KIND STRANGER!!! =D
The other day I went a bit insane doing uni work and decided to try my hand at changing my hair colour. Not drastically mind you (or, that was the plan anyway…) but maybe bring my ashy blond tones up a shade or two and make them a touch more golden-yellow.
So I mixed a concoction of honey, conditioner, aloe, water and tumeric. Yup, I decided to coat my hair in tumeric. It was actually quite fun. However if anyone else trys this, make sure you’re wearing clothes you don’t mind turning yellow and don’t have any towels nearby.
Tumeric doesn’t take to water very well. so it’s actually kind of hard to make a paste out of just tumeric and water. Hence the addition of conditioner. The honey was added as a mild bleach and the aloe… just because… =P
Anyhow, I covered my hair in this goop and was only going to leave it on for 30 minutes but it proved a good method for keeping me hidden in my room working rather than going downstairs and eating, so I left it on. For a very long time. Perhaps too long.
When I washed it out I thought that the whole thing had been pointless as I couldn’t see any change in colour.
Until it started to dry.
At which point I realised my hair was canary yellow.
And sort of green… which was weird. Hair shouldn’t be green
And I had work the next day….
Luckily it didn’t show up in all lighting conditions - brightest in sunlight, kinda weird looking in house lights, so nobody said anything at work =P
But walking around campus with carary yellow hair is…. really awkward at first and then sort of confidence boosting. You can’t hide tailbone length hair so you may as well flaunt it =P
More from Lilithmoon.
I quite like this style but I’m not sure how well it would work on “Classic” length hair. (Talking LHC classic - basically wrist length). Having said that, I’d say it’s rather adaptable and just depends on how long you make the lace section and how far down the braid you continue with it.
Going into Tumblr hybernation for a week. Which means getting OFF the computer, waking up and going to the beach every day with friends =D
I know it’s not good for your hair but I’m hoping a week of sun and seawater will make my hair a bit lighter =P
Anyhow, I won’t be posting for a while as I’ll be enjoying good company, good food and Australian summer beaches for a week =D Hurrah!!
Mostly normal braids? Really now.
I discovered another beautiful hair pic from this tumblr-er! Yay!
(Tumblr-er? Tumblite? What is the term for a tumblr user?)
update: Wet hair is not easier to braid.
This coming Saturday is Australia Day. And in my usual fashion, I plan to dress in ‘costume’. Which this time means wither a lot of green and gold or lots of blue-flag-y-ness.
And I’m trying to work out how to do my hair.
So I have green ribbon and I have gold (/really yellow) ribbon. And I have no idea what to do. I have two situations which could have the same or a different style each.
1. Working in a butcher’s all day wearing a neon pink ‘I <3 Australia’ top (yes my boss bought it, yes he is awesome =P ). I’ll probably be wearing a cap with the flag on it so I was thinking of a simple braid with the ribbons woven in. Who needs colour co-ordination when you have patriotism?! =P
2. Going to a friend’s for a BBQ in the evening. Going crazy with the green and gold theme. Well, I will be, the other guests can deal with it =P
I’m thinking maybe one of the GoT hairstyles below for the BBQ. Have a couple of friends who are fans so it would be fun to watch them squee.
EDIT: Or maybe I should do a victorian updo with ribbons braided in…. that could look cool!
Any ideas or suggestions?