30 Days of Nerdy Hair

30 Days of Nerdy Hair blog post

Guess what’s back tomorrow!!

30 Days of Nerdy Hair blog post
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It’s been a while since I’ve delved into the world of Nerdy hair and I have certainly missed it. It’s a hobby I never knew I was good and certainly wasn’t good at in high school despite desperately wishing I was back then. My hair was a menace in my younger years. A curly mop of unruly hair that I had no idea what do to with on a daily basis. Most days I wore it wet and continued to wet it throughout the day. Opting for the “I just got caught in a rainstorm” look. Very popular in the 90’s.

For those of you new to Nerd in the City, here’s a little back story. One day I was reading Shape magazine, as one does, when I came across the editor’s note. She wrote a piece about her hair and not understanding what to do with it. I could so relate! She said she decided to do something about this and challenged herself to 30 days of different hairstyles. Whether it was something as simple as a pony tail or as complicated as a side swept french braid, she was gonna do something different for 3o days to learn just what her hair could do.

I was inspired! What a proactive way to handle something that had plagued her and me for years! Me being me, I had to put a nerdy spin on it somehow and thus, 30 Days of Nerdy Hair was born.

This is my 6th series. And I’m doing things a little differently this time around. Usually it’s a mystery what I’ll choose from day to day, but I wanted to give you, beautiful nerds, a chance to join the challenge. I don’t know if you have trouble with your hair or are good at it. Either way, there are hairstyles in here that I bet you can do.

I’m posting all styles up front, so you know what to look for and if I can get on my game, I hope to do some tutorials as well so you truly can do them yourselves. Use the hashtag #30DaysofNerdyHair to join in and tag me directly @nerdinthesand on Instagram so I can see your wonderful creations. Feel free to use this as guidelines, suggestions, ideas and as always, please go off the map as often as you want to.

I hope you’ll try something new in September! For those of you who have been with me from the beginning, you might see the return of some favorites and I hope to improve on the past!

30 Days of Nerdy Hair blog post September

Sorry, gentlemen readers, this one is aimed at the ladies. But if you feel inspired to do a male version…hit me up! I’d love to see it!! 30 Days of Nerdy Hats perhaps??

Check out my whole Nerdy Hair journey HERE

Thank you!

I finally finished my July travel. And now that I have a moment to sit and breathe I just wanted to thank you all for reading and watching for my 30 Days of Nerdy Hair!!

I’d love to hear what some favorites were. I think my top 5 favorites were:

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Cindy Loo Who

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Lucille Ball

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Sandy

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Sleeping Beauty

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& D.J. Tanner

Not neccessarily in that order.

Let me know your favorites as well as suggestions for future series. Keep an eye out for tutorials next time. And thanks again for reading!!

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 3: Cindy Loo Who from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

So I was a little ambitious when I chose Cindy Loo Who for day 3 of this series.

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In all honesty my first run through of this style involved a red Solo cup and an awful lot of hairspray. But at the end of the day I do have to go to work and be seen in public. And roommates agreed that with the cup in there it looked more Bride of Frankenstein than innocent little Who girl.

So I made up my own Cindy Loo Who inspired do. Kind of a combination of the 2000 movie Grinch and the 1966 cartoon version.

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Here’s what came of it.

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Sure, it’s not an exact replica. I strive to make them as close as possible each day. But it does keep the spirit of this series if not the exact mission. And hey, it’s the first time a hairstyle ever got the better of me! I call that success.