Post # 1
I am having a Destination Wedding and will have to do my own hair and makeup. I’ve got the makeup down and just need the hair. I wanted a simple not too “done” do and this Penelope Cruz one is perfect!
I am not great at updos and need some help. I have long thick hair, very similar to hers in color and style.
From what I can see, I only need my styling cream and bobby pins. Dry smooth, and part to the side. Make a loose side braid. Twist in around and pin. Twist the remaining part under and pin. Is that right? Any tips? Thanks!
Post # 3
Bumping-I really need some help!
Post # 4
Your best bet is trail and error. You should buy the open bobby pins as well as regular ones so you can get a loose like while still pinning it securely.
Post # 5
What does your hair look like? I have straight, thin hair and I do a style like this with bobby pins (lots).
My hair is shoulder blade length so I’m going to try and walk you through it with what I do.
Bring hair over to the side you want the bun on, and pull hair into a ponytail (a low one)
Twist hair starting a little above the end of the hair line, going the opposite direction (if you want the bun on your left side, twist to the right VERY tightly). Stick bobby pins on both sides so when you let it go it should stay twisted. I really don’t know where exactly, I just stick them where ever it “feels right” I guess.
This is the hard part…you can try to either curl, or scrunch up into a somewhat messy bun and stick bobby pins where ever to keep it up, OR you can take a section of hair one at a time, and create loops, pinning them in the center to get the loop effect.
It’s going to take some practice, and I’m sorry if my directions suck. I’m so much better at actually DOING something than explaining it! I’m sure there a alot of youtube videos on how to do something similar!
**EDIT** I got my hair permed a month ago (body wave) and it stills works, though I have to use bobby pins for thicker hair as the regular ones aren’t working as well!
Post # 6
do you habve a hairstylist you normally go to? Maybe someone who is a pro could help you learn how to do it…
Post # 7
Thanks! My hair is thick, mid back length, and a little wavy. It holds styles really well. I will try to follow your instructions and see how it works. One thing-the description says her hair is braided.
I don’t have a hairstylist right now-I am between them (long story!)
Post # 8
I love this hairstyle, too. There is a similar style, with step-by-step photo directions similar to what @Miss Hunky said in the current edition of Martha Stewart Weddings – I couldn’t find it online, sorry! The model had thinner hair than mine – or yours, it sounds like – but for me the pictures were helpful!