(Closed) Hair Question: What length to get these up-dos?

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 

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Mrs.BigBear:  Shoulder length, or maybe a little shorter. Really, as long as you can pull your hair back into a pony tail to where it isn’t looking like a “stub” you should be able to create these looks.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The first picture has a lot of hair to get that fullness in the bun, well below the shoulder.. I would say below armpits. The second requires much less length.. shoulder length, but little or no layers to get the bump on the top 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If you need extra volume for the first one you can always use clip in hair extensions!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Mila Kunis’ hair is usually about this lenght, so I’d assume that’s good for her updo, but it can be done with less hair, you just might not get the same amount of volume.

 

For the other one, that’s Freckled Fox and I know that she has very long hair herself, which you can see in the picture below. Again, it will definitely be possible with shorter hair than hers, but you will have less volume. I think that having as long hair as Mila Kunis’ in the above pictures would give an ok amount of volume. If you have less, you could possibly have a hair donut underneath to give the illusion of a fuller bun.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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Mrs.BigBear:  Having thick hair will obviously give you more volume. I have very typically Scandinavian, blonde, fine hair, so if you and I had the same length, yours would then probably look much fuller.

But, in the first hairdo by Freckled Fox, she has taken her curls and wrapped them around to create that bun, and if your hair is then half as short as hers, it will make a big difference in the fullness of the bun even if it’s thick, because while she may have been able to wrap the same strand of hair around the bun three times, you may only have been able to take it from the top of the bun and pin it at the bottom, and so logically, would need three times as thick hair as her to get the same fullness. But this is just my guessing.. 

I think if you’re worried your hair will be too short, Mila’s hairdo is defnitely your best option, because that could be possible with hair that’s even shorter than shoulder lenght. 

Also, you could have a look at http://www.thebeautydepartment.com, they offer a lot of hair tutorials for both longer and shorter hair. I haven’t seen one for a bun like that, but I think I’ve seen one for short haired girls who want a french twist. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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Mrs.BigBear:  No problem, I’m no expert, but it would be my opinion/guess 🙂

I actually find that a French twist is a lot easier to do if you have shorter hair (shoulder length ish). My hair is now down to my waist and I would not be able to do one without it all falling out and looking bad.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Use a hair filler for thickness. If you cannot find one use a bun form and cut it in half.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

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tolkenbee:  I definitely agree with you on the French twist. I’ve never managed to make it look like I didn’t have some strange alien growth on my head. That said, I have a large quantity of the typical, fine Scandinavian hair and it’s down to my hips.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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Laululintu:  Wow, Scandinavian hair down to your hips is impressive! Mine is just to my waist after years of leaving it be, and it’s driving me mad 😛 I want to cut it off shoulder lenght, but I want to have a braided halo hairstyle when we get married in September, so I have to wait until then..

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Busy bee

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tolkenbee:  It used to be even longer, but I got tired of accidentally sitting on it 😀 My dad has the very typical fine, blonde hair and my mum’s was almost black when she was young, and thick and wavy. My hair is a completely schizophrenic blend of the fine blonde strands and the thick, dark, wiry strands and even bits of red thrown in. The funniest thing about it is that you might struggle to realise just how much of it I have if I’ve not washed it for a few days, and have just scraped it back into an updo.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have one word: Extensions. All these hair photos are using them. If your hair is shorter and you can at least get it up there, a hair dresser might be able to use foam to make it look fuller. Like the bun makers that are so popular. 

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