Wednesday, July 7, 2010
White shirt: Target
Scarf: J Crew
Earrings: Banana Republic
Red bracelets: gift
Bare feet: my red flip flops aren't part of my 30x30 and any other shoes would throw off the purpose of wearing the same thing every time Germany plays.
This is me not being superstitious for today's game. That said, I'm glad I'm in good company; I'm looking at you, Joachim Löw.
I have nothing interesting for y'all; this is the third time you've seen this look.
Oh wait! Look at my hair!
So to pull this off, you need four main things:
1. Hair past your shoulders
2. A comb
3. A mediocre grasp of French braiding
4. Bobby pins
I'm still working on number three, but I manage to pull this off, anyway. You can start with clean or dirty hair (great for hiding just how dirty it is) and it's pretty easy, even for me. I always get compliments on it - people ask me who did my hair and then act all surprised when I tell them I did it myself. So here's the break down:
1. Using the comb, part your hair in the front. I usually part it to the side, but it works just fine when you start with a center part.
2. After I part my hair, I comb back the crown of my hair because otherwise I end up with extra weird braids and not enough volume on top. You really only need a section about two inches deep in the front. If you want to make it more "foolproof", clip the rest of your hair back, leaving the front sections free.
3. Now it's time to break out those mediocre French braiding skillz. Since I part my hair to the right, I start with that braid. This part has taken me a while to master, but basically, I braid my hair, pulling in hair only along the hair line. Does that make sense? Don't add hair on both sides of the braid, just on the side that follows your hairline. You can kind of pull the braid around that way so it's easier to manage in the back. Once you've got the braid about to your ear, finish it with a regular braid.
4. Repeat this on the other side. I feel like this side always looks a little busted, but it's alright. It's supposed to look a little messy; that's what I tell myself, anyway.
5. If you clipped the rest of your hair back, let it loose now. Because I have this crazy notion that the top of my head is flat, I take a section from the crown and kind of twist it and pin it in place for some volume up top. Or you could try a Bumpit; there's no shame in that.
6. Pin the rest of your hair up with your bobbies. Then take the braids from the front and kind of wrap them over and up to the mass on top of your head so they kind of blend in.
I don't know how well this would work with straight hair, but I'd imagine it'd work pretty well. Also, could I just take a minute to say that most of the hair tutorials I've ever seen assume you're starting with straight or slightly wavy hair? Where are people doing tutorials for curly girls? If you know, please share.
Alright, kids, I'm going back to my game. ¡Vamos Alemania! Deutschland!