30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 21 – Elizabeth Bennett

Today’s inspiration is Kiera Knightly’s Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. Incidentally, my second favorite Jane Austen novel. (The first is Persuasion.) I’m a huge nerd for all things Austen!
image

Start with some pearl pins.
image

Also, the curlier the hair the better. I slept with wet heir to ensure the curliest of hair. Then I tamed a few pieces around my face and my bangs with my Chi.
image

Lastly I added a braid straight over the front of my hair like a headband. Then added all the pearl pins.
image

And voila!!
image

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 14 – Robin Sparkles

Today’s inspiration is Robin Scherbatsky’s 80’s, pop star, alter-ego Robin Sparkles on How I Met Your Mother, in honor of the season premiere yesterday.

image

I started off with a roll of white tulle.

image

Then I made a large bow headband out of it to really give that 80’s look.

image

Then I just curled a bunch of the pieces on top and teased it a little to really give it volume. (The 80’s were all about volume.) I attempted to crimp a few pieces with my straightener. But that did not work out. I recommend using an actual crimper for that.

image

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 8 – Elizabeth Swan

Avast me hearties, it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day today. So me inspiration came from Keira Knightly’s Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean. Go out and grab a rum and toast those scurvy scaliwags of the sea!!

To create today’s hair I curl straightened my hair using my Chi straightener. Any straightener with a barrel edge will do this. Then I took the entire front section of my hair (leaving out a few wisps to curl later) and I teased it up and smoothed the front up and over to create the lift you see in the front. Mine is slightly less high that Keira’s. But it gives the desired effect.

image

Then I wrapped then bulk of my hair into a high bun (leaving out a large curl piece at the base of the neck to curl).

image

It ended up looking like this.

image

Finally, I curled the extra tendrils around my face and large curl that hangs over the shoulder.

image

I also added a pearl necklace for that old timey look.

image

Enjoy the rest of yer Talk Like a Pirate Day.  Go rent Muppet Treasure Island or Swiss Family Robinson or Captain Blood or the king of the pirate films Pirates of the Caribbean. Yo ho, Yo ho a pirate’s life for me!!!