Faked everyone out at the Ren Fair

Faked everyone out at the Ren Fair

Joined: June 9th, 2004, 12:10 am

June 29th, 2004, 5:29 pm #1

I needed a good "Renaissance Fair" hairstyle. My mom got me this fantastic dress, and I wanted to go to the local fair in costume. Unfortunately, I cannot do any of the fancy frenchbraided hairstyles myself. So, I faked it ...

I love the look of the french braided crown, so this is what I did. I put my hair in a ponytail (not low, not high, kind of in the middle of the back of my head). I split the ponytail into two pieces and braided each piece. I looped the pieces over my head so that they overlapped over the top of my head from ear to ear, and I pinned it in place. I weaved some ribbon around the braids to hide the ends. And, then I pinned in some loose ribbons around the back to hide the ponytail.

You wouldn't believe the compliments I got! I wish I had gotten a picture. Everyone thought that I had this terrific "Ren Fair" style, and I TOTALLY FAKED IT!
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June 29th, 2004, 9:17 pm #2


That sounds like something I could do!  I don't think I have the patience to try a real crown braid!  Wish you had been able to get a couple pictures... 

 


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June 30th, 2004, 7:31 am #3

I needed a good "Renaissance Fair" hairstyle. My mom got me this fantastic dress, and I wanted to go to the local fair in costume. Unfortunately, I cannot do any of the fancy frenchbraided hairstyles myself. So, I faked it ...

I love the look of the french braided crown, so this is what I did. I put my hair in a ponytail (not low, not high, kind of in the middle of the back of my head). I split the ponytail into two pieces and braided each piece. I looped the pieces over my head so that they overlapped over the top of my head from ear to ear, and I pinned it in place. I weaved some ribbon around the braids to hide the ends. And, then I pinned in some loose ribbons around the back to hide the ponytail.

You wouldn't believe the compliments I got! I wish I had gotten a picture. Everyone thought that I had this terrific "Ren Fair" style, and I TOTALLY FAKED IT!
Using your creativity to solve a hair styling problem! Beautifully done! Sounds like it turned out gorgeous! I hope you can try it again sometimes and take pictures. I am sure it would be very helpful to others that have trouble braiding!

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Deannita
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July 20th, 2004, 3:26 am #4

Just wondering. The style sounds great!

Deanna.
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July 21st, 2004, 3:35 pm #5

I didn't actually braid the ribbon into the style. After the style was complete, I wove the ribbon around the outside of the braid. Then, I tied some shorter ribbons onto bobby pins (about 8), and pinned them over the braid (so the ribbons hung over the braid) "for camoflauge."

Does this help? Man, I should have taken pictures.
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blackvelvetclad
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March 1st, 2005, 8:46 pm #6

The style you did is actually a "period" style in the sca.

If you are a member of livejournal, there is a post in my memories under hair for italian hair taping. It has some links. My livejournal id is blackvelvetclad

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Karlie Jones
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September 18th, 2007, 10:43 pm #7

I needed a good "Renaissance Fair" hairstyle. My mom got me this fantastic dress, and I wanted to go to the local fair in costume. Unfortunately, I cannot do any of the fancy frenchbraided hairstyles myself. So, I faked it ...

I love the look of the french braided crown, so this is what I did. I put my hair in a ponytail (not low, not high, kind of in the middle of the back of my head). I split the ponytail into two pieces and braided each piece. I looped the pieces over my head so that they overlapped over the top of my head from ear to ear, and I pinned it in place. I weaved some ribbon around the braids to hide the ends. And, then I pinned in some loose ribbons around the back to hide the ponytail.

You wouldn't believe the compliments I got! I wish I had gotten a picture. Everyone thought that I had this terrific "Ren Fair" style, and I TOTALLY FAKED IT!
It's actually called a heidi braid. Very dutch peasant style. Obviously, heidi used it lol.
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