30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 18: Padme Amidala from Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones

I know, I know. You’re thinking ‘she calls herself the Nerd in the City and she chooses hair from the prequels?’ But have no fear, Leia is still on the way.
And guess what, whatever the prequels are to you, they still have some of the kickin’ assiest hair in cinema history…fact!
And so what, I like them. So here you have it. My inspiration for my last day at the beach.

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I’m even wearing my Celebration III shirt in honor.

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Given my beachy texture, thanks to my vacation, this was a little difficult to acheive. But I started off with a defined middle part and pulled my hair into a low ponytail. Then I took small section of the ponytail and twisted and pinned them to create a bun.

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30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 1: O’ren Ishii from Kill Bill

Welcome back to my blog series: 30 Days of Nerdy Hair. In which I attempt to recreate 30 hairstyles from movies, television, popculture, comics, video games, etc.

Last year was such a success that I’m bringing it back a little eary this year.
I’m always looking for suggestions, so comment below if you have any thoughts!

To kick off the series I chose Lucy Liu’s O’ren Ishii from Kill Bill.

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This look is pretty simple. Start by parting your hair a little off center. Create a bun in the back and add chopsticks. For realism, a little blood on the chopsticks goes a long way (though I don’t personally recommend it.)

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The most important element to this style is sleekness. O’ren Ishii dishes out serious assassin bad-assery without a hair out of place.

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 23 – Tinkerbell

Today’s inspiration comes from Tinkerbell. The feisty fairy from Peter Pan.
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This style is all about choppy bangs and a high top knot.
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30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 20 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Today’s inspiration is Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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Basically I made a high pony tail, swooped it back under and did a little back combing.

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Then I added some sparkly pins in the shape of a tiara.

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30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 10 – Black Swan

Today’s inspiration is Natalie Portman in Black Swan.

The key to this look is a classic ballerina bun and a killer feather headpiece. I created my own, but one could easily be bought for the craft challenged out there. I started with rhinestones and a string of pearl beads.

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Then I took as assortment of feathers including long feather quills and shorter maribou feathers.

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Then I took my handy Magna-Tac glue and got to work.

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And here’s what I made….

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Then I created a sleek and very tight ballerina bun and threw the clip in my hair.

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