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Gailynne

The goal was to make a style with switches looped to form a chignon in place and also to use an s-wave curling iron to wave her front parted hair.

Gailynne had braiding hair that was already two colors and we tried to blend it so that the streaks were smaller. We succeeded in doing this,  but in the end we decided it would have been better to get a package of her base color and one or two shades lighter and mix those. Many of the final photos in this slideshow where taken by Dawn Neuhart.

 

Gailynne has no real bangs and a little longer than shoulder length hair, with lots of layers and some highlights.  Gail seen from the back. The first step after the addition of hairspray is to make a center part.
Gailynne has no real bangs and a little longer than shoulder length hair, with lots of layers and some highlights. Gail seen from the back. The first step after the addition of hairspray is to make a center part.
The front hair is separated from the back with a part that runs from the end of the center part down to the ear. The front hair is divided with a part about half way up. This is repeated on both sides. The sections are clipped to keep them separate and out of the way. The back hair is divided in half across the head and the top section is clipped up.
The front hair is separated from the back with a part that runs from the end of the center part down to the ear. The front hair is divided with a part about half way up. This is repeated on both sides. The sections are clipped to keep them separate and out of the way. The back hair is divided in half across the head and the top section is clipped up.
The bottom half is twisted into a French twist. The twist is pinned in with four or five decorative tortoiseshell pins. The top half is un-clipped and pulled together.
The bottom half is twisted into a French twist. The twist is pinned in with four or five decorative tortoiseshell pins. The top half is un-clipped and pulled together.
It is pulled into a ponytail and held with a color match rubber band. This ponytail is braided and banded with a color match rubber band. The lower front sections are re-sprayed, pulled back, wrapped around the base of the top braid and pinned there. 
 It is pulled into a ponytail and held with a color match rubber band.  This ponytail is braided and banded with a color match rubber band.  The lower front sections are re-sprayed, pulled back, wrapped around the base of the top braid and pinned there.
Some of her shorter hairs in front are separated out to make curls later. The lower half of the top front sections are curled with the wave iron, first close to the head and then farther out, each time matching the curve of the wave. This process gets repeated with the upper half of the section.
Some of her shorter hairs in front are separated out to make curls later. The lower half of the top front sections are curled with the wave iron, first close to the head and then farther out, each time matching the curve of the wave. This process is repeated with the upper half of the section.
The waved hair is pulled back near the braid and pinned. Gailynne’s own braid is twisted and pinned in place and two switches are added, one on each side of the braid base. The switches are twisted and rubber banded at the end.
The waved hair is pulled back near the braid and pinned. Gailynne’s own braid is twisted and pinned in place and two switches are added, one on each side of the braid base. The switches are twisted and rubber banded at the ends.
While one twist is being held out of the way, the other is wrapped to form a long loop. The end of that twist is wrapped and the ends tucked in and the second twist is looped around and through the first in a loose figure 8 to fill in. The end is tucked under.
 While one twist is being held out of the way, the other is wrapped to form a long loop.  The end of that twist is wrapped and the ends tucked in and the second twist is looped around and through the first in a loose figure 8 to fill in.  The end is tucked under.
The whole thing is pinned with hairpins until secure. A little more spray on them and the wisps of hair in the front are set into tight pin curls.  
The whole thing is pinned with hairpins until secure.

A little more spray on them and the wisps of hair in the front are set into tight pin curls.

Here you can see half of the pin curls removed and the other half still up.

 

 

Then it was jewelry and hair decorations shown in a close up on the left and a side front shot on the right.  The hair decorations are made up of silk flowers, a rhinestone clip and some beads on ribbon that dangle down the side.
Jewelry and hair decorations are shown in a close up on the left and a side front shot on the right. The hair decorations are made up of silk flowers, a rhinestone clip and some beads on ribbon that dangle down the side.

 

 

 

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gaelle
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Fabulous and incredible to can do it at home. For me il was reserved to movie professionals.
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lynnmcmasters
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Bess, I found this link for a UK wave iron seller.
http://www.ukhairdressers.com/store/details.asp?ID=BAB2267MU
Lynn

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eggiebert
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It's wonderful to have the hairstyles broken down into manageable slices. When I looked at fashion plates before it was all just masses of hair with no distinction. This was very helpful!
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eggiebert
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Also, what were the finished dimensions of the bang lace? You discovered in one of the pieces they should be wider to have good coverage, but how wide in the end?
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lynnmcmasters
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The lace or netting was about 6" by 2.5. The curls hang over another inch on each side. Lynn
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myladyswardrobe
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Thanks for the link Lynn. I was looking everywhere and couldn't find it!!
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eggiebert
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Thank you so much for the follow up on the finished size. I had one started with about 4" finished tied on, but I still have enough to tie on more on each side.
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valarie
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Thank you so much for the breakdown in these styles. I would have to use an entire wig but this gives lots of ideas of what to do with it.
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lynnmcmasters
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Valarie, Full wigs are much hotter and it is often difficult to hide the edges. If your hair is at least 3 to 4" long you should be able to get away with chignons and small hairpieces. Lynn
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sarcasmhime
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The links for Feather's and Amanda's styles are broken FYI.

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