Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cork Screws to Half Pony

This one is probably easy enough that you don't need an explanation. But real quick:

I started out not sure of what I was going to do (as I often do). I divided the front part of the hair into three sections.
Then I just separated out a square section on each side at the front. Pull the rest back into a tight, tangle-free half (or whole) pony.
I made two ponies with elastic out of the squared-off sections. As you can probably see, I "flipped" them (pulled the pony through underneath) before starting the cork screw.
Once you finish the first cork screw, clippy it to the back while you do the second one. I always twist further than necessary in case a little bit of it comes unraveled while I'm doing the final pony.
At the very end I pull both cork screws into a tight half pony in the back. Then from that pony you can do anything you want--a messy bun, a braid, several braids, etc. I took just a little bit of hair from that pony and made another larger cork screw down the back and added some ribbon.

Voila! You're done. I'll show pictures of this same type of "do" done in several different ways in the next week or two. For example, you can do several corkscrews into ponies and weave them, chain-link them, etc. This particular one (into one half pony) is a great quicky style but can look very pretty at the same time.

Don't know how to make a cork screw? Never fear, over at Story of a Princess and her Hair has a grew short video showing you how to do it HERE. She calls it a twist braid, some call it a cork screw--either way, it's the same twisty concept. Enjoy!

1 comment:

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Wow! Pretty snazzy! :-)
Lots of Mimi Love coming your way!!!!!