Awesome updo - thanks, Runcarla!

Runcarla posted a great inspiration photo for me this evening, an amazing french braid updo on someone whose hair has an undercut like mine (photo below).

The timing was almost spooky because today I tweeted that having the side of my head shaved finally means I can braid my hair without looking like 12-year-old Anne of Green Gables. Yesterday I was playing around with braids inspired by the Creatures of the Wind runway show:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/514536326149215844/

So, I tried the braid from Runcarla's photo, and it works! I'll play with the top bits more if I do this again to get more volume. Right now my hair is desperately in need of shampoo (once a week) so it's a different texture than usual, smooth and thick and flat.

Thanks for the idea!!

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33 Comments

  • fuzzylogic replied 4 years ago

    Wow! That braid is so classic.....with a point of difference! I am in awe!! Did you really do it yourself? I get all kacky-handed- hence the pixie crop.....

  • ramya replied 4 years ago

    Omg greyscale this is so fab!!!

  • Diana replied 4 years ago

    So cool! And I'm terribly impressed that you can do such a nice, even French braid on yourself. I'm hopeless at it.

  • Gigi replied 4 years ago

    Snazzy! This is elegant and feminine but at the same time edgy. Love it on you.

  • dlb1960 replied 4 years ago

    Well, I think this looks just fabulous on you and I applaud you for being that little bit edgy! Hope you kept that wonderful vintage bag too!

  • Astrid replied 4 years ago

    This looks great on you! Although the braid in pic #1 is a Dutch braid, not a French one.

  • lyn67 replied 4 years ago

    Wow, Greyscale, that's an awesome hair do! Will have to show this to my DD(16) not that I want her  to shave, but to prouve  the edginess of the YLF comunity(&site) including  her own mother's who's not dead yet(at 46) and still can appreciate something new and beautiful:-). 

  • replied 4 years ago

    Wow, looks great!

  • Debra replied 4 years ago

    This is awesome, what a great job, I have trouble just drying my hair :)

  • donnat replied 4 years ago

    Wow! You did that on yourself....impressive

  • viva replied 4 years ago

    This looks so beautiful and different. Absolutely LOVE.

  • Deborah replied 4 years ago

    I love how this is so unconventionally beautiful (make sense?). Your hair is gorgeous and the colour is just amazing and i really like the undercut.

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • Joyce B replied 4 years ago

    You look very pretty, that braid is great.

  • Janet replied 4 years ago

    For some reason, I like undercuts, and this is such a great variation for you. Very nice!

  • gryffin replied 4 years ago

    Greyscale - this looks totally fab on you!! Kudos to Runcarla for the awesome inspiration!! But I have to laugh!!  What is wrong with AOGG!!  I love those books!!  I've read them all and still reread them!!  I even loved the miniseries with Megan Followes!  We should all be blessed with your elegant titian tresses!!

  • Runcarla replied 4 years ago

    So glad this worked for you, Greyscale. I find the juxtaposition of the romantic braids and the edginess of the undercut so compelling. You did a beautiful version, and your colour works better, I think, then the inspiration pic.

  • replied 4 years ago

    Fabulous! And you have nimble fingers.

  • Emily replied 4 years ago

    Wow.  That looks SO cool.  Good find :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago

    WHOA!!! This is seriously stunning on you.

  • carambola replied 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! and very impressive that you did it yourself.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Terrific. xo

  • MuseumGal replied 4 years ago

    Love it.  Have you seen Natalie Dormer?

    http://www.roomeetimes.com/nat.....wards.html

  • cuffcat replied 4 years ago

    Wow is that amazing! I love the color of your hair!

  • annagybe replied 4 years ago

    Seriously cool!

  • Greyscale replied 4 years ago

    Gryffin - don't worry, I'm a huge Anne fan! I've read the books so often I practically have them memorized! And I love how the books describe her transition over many years from awkward tomboy to graceful intellectual. As an extremely awkward tomboy, it gave me hope. ;-)

    MuseumGal, hadn't seen her haircut, thanks!

    Runcarla, again, thanks for finding this. I wouldn't have thought to do the braid upside down like that.

    Thanks, everyone. I did do it myself, and I'm also very surprised it came out so evenly. I discovered last night that it helps to loosen the braid after I braid it, to make it less rigid and even it out. I just stick my fingers in the braid and wiggle them around.

  • Caro in Oz replied 4 years ago

    Fantastic - YLF :)

  • cciele replied 4 years ago

    Love it! Makes me want to get an undercut ;)

  • ClaraT replied 4 years ago

    Reading AoGG as a girl has given me permanent red-hair envy which you have stirred up with your gorgeous 'do. Kudos for a great styling job!

  • gryffin replied 4 years ago

    You're a kindred spirit Anne Cordelia!!

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Oh, wow - this is SO cool!!! You did a brilliant job on it. :) 

    I love it when YLF catches fire like that. 

    We're great inspirations for one another....

    Love that you love Anne, too. I have a library of LM Montgomery books several shelves long. 

  • karymk replied 4 years ago

    What a great optional style for you Greyscale. Well executed.  Reminds me a bit of Game of Thrones or Mad Max Thunderdome hair. Edgy, sexy, classic, roughed up, messy.  All in one.

  • Susie replied 4 years ago

    Seriously fab style!

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