Another hair tutorial! Woot woot.
I did a reverse french braid with a bun (or a braided bun) on Kryz a few days ago. I’ve been wanting to try this out for the longest time but I just can’t do it on myself. Kudos to you if you can manage this with your head upside-down and all! This is such a pretty look for everyday. Wear it when running errands or on a lunch date. Enjoy!
I posted this photo awhile back and got a few requests to make a video how-to. So here goes. My attempt at faking that big ballerina type bun with your shorter hair. ;)
Quick disclaimer, I’m not the best with video (as you will see if you click below) but I try. If you have tips for me, I’d love to hear them!
Leave me a comment if you wanna see more of this type of thing.
My old iPhone case was getting a little worn so I thought this would be the perfect time to try out DIY iPhone case craft (from Design Sponge). I love sparkly, shiny, glittery things so this was right up my alley. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any mod podge so I settled on the next best thing I could find, glitter glue.
Here’s my take on this quick little diy.
If you read how Grace did it over at Design Sponge you’ll see she applied hers on the inside of the case. I don’t have a screen protector on the back side of my phone and I was afraid the glitter would scratch it so I painted the outside of my case instead. Yes, it’s rough (lets call it texture) but I kinda like it, it was a labor of love.
If you’ve been on Pinterest or Tumblr, and if you love pretty hair, chances are you’ve seen this photo. I’ve spent many hours trying to figure out how this was done but I could never find a tutorial for it. To me it looks like a rope/waterfall braid hybrid. Then earlier this week, I tried out the 5 minute hair-do (croissant bun) and it suddenly clicked. I knew how to do it in my head and I suspected that it would look so much better with curly hair. And since I’m lazy and can’t be bothered to curl my hair, I needed a willing victim.
Here is my version of that twisty-tumbly hair-do:
Kryz looking oh-so-girly. If you follow her on Twitter or Instgram than you know she wasn’t always this composed:
8 minutes later…
But finally, success!
I promise, the hair style took less than 30 minutes to create. It just took us awhile to photograph it since my room didn’t have enough light.
So after a quick change in venue we were finally able to grab some photos:
And it’s so simple. Here’s how you get this look:
1. If it’s not already curly, curl your hair.
2. Take a headband, we used Kryz’ stay put elastic headband from Goody, and secure with hair pins about halfway down your head. Or do what I did and have your model hold it in place.
3. Take 1″ sections of hair and wrap it around the headband once, letting the rest of the hair fall.
4. Repeat from ear to ear (we did it from one temple to her bangs).
And that’s it! If you’re having trouble picturing how to warp the hair around the headband check out the video from my croissant bun post.
There has been a lot of interest in my recent blog post on the Experimenting with Gravity shoot. For those of you who asked, the image is a composite and here is how we did it.
First, I directed and shot our model (Anne Concepcion) against a white backdrop. Yes, she really is jumping in the shots. I was lucky enough to have such a graceful model who made jumping (over and over and over again) seem effortless and beautiful. It helped that I knew exactly how I wanted her to pose and where I wanted her to be in the photo. I made little sketches for her to follow (will not be showing those as they are absolutely horrid) and I even attempted a few jumps myself (will not be showing those either!) so I could show her where I wanted her limbs to fall. As I’ve said before, it is so important to know where you are going and to make sure everyone on your team knows what you are trying to achieve before you even begin shooting. Use sketches, models, photos you pull from books or the internet to help explain what you want. The better you communicate with your team the smoother things will go.
Then, with the same light set up (sb800 shot through a shoot through umbrella, camera left about 6ft. up) I shot the room I wanted to put her in. In retrospect, I realize that it may have been so much simpler to shoot her straight in this room. Live and learn.
Put it all together and what have you got? Bipity bopity boo! (sorry… I’m still on a bit of a Disney high). I simply masked out the white backgrounds, repositioned the models so they would make sense (perspective-wise) relative to the room and to each other. Added a lot of dodge and burn to get the shadows and highlights to make sense. And finally, played with the colors of the models and the room so they would blend better.
And that’s all she wrote. I hope that helps explain things, this really was a whole lot of fun and I look forward to trying it again and seeing how far I can take this effect. Let me know what you think or if you have any ideas on how to take this to the next level.