My favorite updo

My favorite updo

Joined: June 12th, 2003, 3:17 pm

August 21st, 2003, 12:59 am #1

I just wanted to share this since it is my all time favorite. It is a version of a rope braided bun. I don't have pictures of how to do it, but I'll try and explain. Pull the front portion of your hair (from the ears forward) back and make a rope braid down the length of that portion. Secure the ends with a band, then make a bun with that at the crown of your head (or farther back depending on how you want it to look). Secure with hairpins or bobby pins. Take the remaining length and rope braid that. Then wrap it around the already made bun, tuck the ends in and secure with hair pins. I like to put flowers into the bun to make it more dressy, but it is gorgeous by itself. The picture is from when my husband and I renewed our wedding vows.

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Lucy
Lucy

August 21st, 2003, 2:08 am #2

Jen that is just AMAZING!! And the flowers in your hair, and the beautiful scenery make you look like a princess I would love to have something like this when I get married. Thanks so much for posting it. I can't wait until my hair gets long enough for this!
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Joined: June 12th, 2003, 3:17 pm

August 21st, 2003, 4:47 pm #3

Thanks so much Lucy! Hope you reach your hair goal quickly .



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patti
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August 23rd, 2003, 8:59 am #4

I just wanted to share this since it is my all time favorite. It is a version of a rope braided bun. I don't have pictures of how to do it, but I'll try and explain. Pull the front portion of your hair (from the ears forward) back and make a rope braid down the length of that portion. Secure the ends with a band, then make a bun with that at the crown of your head (or farther back depending on how you want it to look). Secure with hairpins or bobby pins. Take the remaining length and rope braid that. Then wrap it around the already made bun, tuck the ends in and secure with hair pins. I like to put flowers into the bun to make it more dressy, but it is gorgeous by itself. The picture is from when my husband and I renewed our wedding vows.

Elegant and very eye catching.
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Joined: March 14th, 2003, 5:41 pm

August 25th, 2003, 7:29 pm #5

I just wanted to share this since it is my all time favorite. It is a version of a rope braided bun. I don't have pictures of how to do it, but I'll try and explain. Pull the front portion of your hair (from the ears forward) back and make a rope braid down the length of that portion. Secure the ends with a band, then make a bun with that at the crown of your head (or farther back depending on how you want it to look). Secure with hairpins or bobby pins. Take the remaining length and rope braid that. Then wrap it around the already made bun, tuck the ends in and secure with hair pins. I like to put flowers into the bun to make it more dressy, but it is gorgeous by itself. The picture is from when my husband and I renewed our wedding vows.

I'm glad you posted that.

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AmandaPanda
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August 26th, 2003, 2:54 am #6

I just wanted to share this since it is my all time favorite. It is a version of a rope braided bun. I don't have pictures of how to do it, but I'll try and explain. Pull the front portion of your hair (from the ears forward) back and make a rope braid down the length of that portion. Secure the ends with a band, then make a bun with that at the crown of your head (or farther back depending on how you want it to look). Secure with hairpins or bobby pins. Take the remaining length and rope braid that. Then wrap it around the already made bun, tuck the ends in and secure with hair pins. I like to put flowers into the bun to make it more dressy, but it is gorgeous by itself. The picture is from when my husband and I renewed our wedding vows.

That is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to try it!

Thanks so much for sharing!
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Joined: June 12th, 2003, 3:17 pm

August 26th, 2003, 7:33 pm #7

I just wanted to share this since it is my all time favorite. It is a version of a rope braided bun. I don't have pictures of how to do it, but I'll try and explain. Pull the front portion of your hair (from the ears forward) back and make a rope braid down the length of that portion. Secure the ends with a band, then make a bun with that at the crown of your head (or farther back depending on how you want it to look). Secure with hairpins or bobby pins. Take the remaining length and rope braid that. Then wrap it around the already made bun, tuck the ends in and secure with hair pins. I like to put flowers into the bun to make it more dressy, but it is gorgeous by itself. The picture is from when my husband and I renewed our wedding vows.

I'm going to try and post some pictures of it in progress since it is hard to explain in words. I just need to get someone to take the pictures for me.

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Joined: May 20th, 2003, 12:26 am

August 26th, 2003, 11:37 pm #8

wowwwww! you look like a princess, Jen.

how is a rope braid done? i'd like to save these instructions to try on when my hair gets longer.

what do you think is the minimum length needed? i have around 20 inches of hair. will that suffice?



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Joined: May 20th, 2003, 12:26 am

August 26th, 2003, 11:51 pm #9

down the styling station. now i just need to wait for my hair to grow.

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Joined: January 13th, 2003, 7:14 am

August 27th, 2003, 10:10 am #10

You can do the rope braid right now. My sister likes to do the mini ropes, and I think it looks very cool! You could also French rope braid your whole hair and it would look fantastic!

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Joined: May 20th, 2003, 12:26 am

August 28th, 2003, 9:44 pm #11

i'll give the rope braid a try. thanks fox.

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narnianlocks
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June 17th, 2009, 4:06 pm #12

I just wanted to share this since it is my all time favorite. It is a version of a rope braided bun. I don't have pictures of how to do it, but I'll try and explain. Pull the front portion of your hair (from the ears forward) back and make a rope braid down the length of that portion. Secure the ends with a band, then make a bun with that at the crown of your head (or farther back depending on how you want it to look). Secure with hairpins or bobby pins. Take the remaining length and rope braid that. Then wrap it around the already made bun, tuck the ends in and secure with hair pins. I like to put flowers into the bun to make it more dressy, but it is gorgeous by itself. The picture is from when my husband and I renewed our wedding vows.

That was really easy and great for thick hair,which is what I have.
Thanks,
Narnianlocks
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