Golly! It seems like an age has passed since you all voted which hair style was to be first, doesn’t it? I hope you all did not forget about it! Haha! And just in case you didn’t already know, the most votes went to the hairstyle worn on the High-Low Here We Go COS post a few weeks ago. Yippee! I cant wait to get started and show you how I did it! Let’s begin.
So here you have a rather lopsided set of curls. Depending on how long, short, or layered your hair is, it probably will look a lot different than mine. This may sound unfortunate for all of you long haired ladies, but rest assured, you don’t have to have short hair to get it curly, or pinned up into the style I will be showing today. Basically, all I will be doing is taking the curled locks and pinning them in a tasteful manner. That’s it! And just about everyone can do it excepting those with really short hair, like my sister Brigi. Okay, now for the tutorial…
1. Take a section of hair from the side of your head (doesn’t matter which but make sure you leave some hair above the ear to use later), and begin to insert a bobby pin to catch up a little hair.
5. Take a section in the back and arrange it to the best looking position (I made an upsweep with mine)
6. Slide a pin in place, or if it is more secure to pin it like I showed you in steps 1-3, then do it that way.
7. Secure with another pin crosswise.
8. Check it in the mirror and feel if it is secure.
Now take the small section of hair you left above your ear and twist it.
Bring it directly under the first pinned side section and pin it by inserting the bobby pin into the top of the twist. Then secure that pin with another pin crosswise, making sure to hide the pins so it looks tidy.
Now take a section from the bottom side of your head (I really like to start on my right for some reason, don’t I?) and arrange it so that the curled ends remain free.
Pin it by inserting a bobby pin from below and then direct the pin a little towards the middle until secure. Make sure to catch up any fallen hair with the next pin, inserted crosswise. Check it in the mirror and ad more pins it needed. Also, make sure you can’t see them so it stays clean looking.
Now take a section from the other side of your head, again leaving some hair above your ear. Pin the side section like you did in steps 1-3, and check it in the mirror to see how it looks.
Take the section you left above your ear and twist it until it lays directly below the side section you just pinned. Pin it like you did the other twist, and check it in the mirror.
Now take up the last section of hair from the bottom side and arrange it carefully so that the curls remain free. Pin it just like you did with the other bottom section by inserting a pin from below and directing it towards the middle. Secure it with one or two more pins crosswise, and check it in the mirror.
So far so good, but I don’t like to have a flat head of hair up on top. If you like how it looks at this point, then leave it by all means! But if you do wish to ad volume, then gently slide your index finger into your hair and along your scalp, gently lifting up your hair as you go. Be careful to not loosen the hold of the bobby pins below. You can even go to the sides of your head where you twisted the sections and lightly pull out the twist. Don’t untwist it, but just pull enough so that it gains some volume.
Now I really didn’t like how my hair looked like a loopy ponytail, and for those of you with longer hair, you might have more of a tail than me. So right now would be a good time to make sure if you like the way it looks, or else proceed by pinning up the loose ends.
I just took that bottom curl and following the wave of it, I pinned it to the bottom side. That is ideally what you want to do–follow the direction of the curled end and pin up up according to where it wants to go. Now if it doesn’t look good that way, then play around with it a bit and see what looks best, then pin. Always secure the pin with another going crosswise and then check in the mirror.
And there you have it! The Relaxed Pin-Curl bun.
I am realizing more and more as I write how much there is that I do and do not do on my hair that a few of you might find helpful in figuring out a good hair care routine for yourselves. With this in mind, I have decided to lengthen this Tutorial series with a few discussions on hair trends, hair cuts, hair products, and everything else regarding hair. So I would love to hear your input, and find out what you would like to know later on in the series. Give it some thought and write down a few questions for me! Now, on the flip side of things, not everyone is the same and so this leaves room for knowledge that some of you might know that I do not. Thus it would seem that this Hair Parlor series is to be a series of gaining a better understanding of the hair we have been blessed with, and how to manage it so that it looks appealing, and enhances our God given beauty. It should be fun!
Well, are you ready to pin-curl your hair again? That is the first step to getting it curly/wavy and then comes the process of putting it up. So set your hair tonight, or the day before you are going to wear this hairstyle (to Church or a special outing), and then follow this tutorial. Have fun!
Note: Any Lilla Rose hair accessory would make this hair style absolutely stunning for a special occasion, so it you have one be sure to tastefully incorporate it into you hair. Also, be sure to check out the Lilla Rose website and splurge! Place an order for yourself, someone special, or both!
CREDITS // Author: Jessica Boyer; Photography: Charlotte Boyer; Photos edited with VSCO Film Presets