30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 7: Lorraine McFly from Back to the Future

Is there a nerd alive that doesn’t love Back to the Future. It’s got everything you could want in a movie: time travel, mad scientists, 50’s nostalgia and awesome hair. (Maybe one day I’ll recreate Doc Brown’s!) But today is young Lorraine McFly’s day. Played by Lea Thompson.

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This is a fun and easy one. I started by attacking my hair with my Chi straightening iron. Curls are the order of the day. Then I added a little Big Sexy Hair spray for volume. Next I pinned up ONE side and in lieu of baby’s breath,  I used little pearl hair sticks to mimic her hair accessory.
Then I donned my fancy dress and headed off the the dance… no wait I just got dressed in regular clothes and went to work. But in my head, I’m going to a dance. Fantasy is so much better than reality!!

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30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 4: Rosie the Riveter

Granted, today’s hair is on the easier side, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a classic!

Rosie the Riveter has become a classic role model for feminists the world over. And in our culture right now, the word feminist is something of a hot topic! Perhaps it’s always been so. But nevertheless this lady paved the way for women to take charge, feel powerful and look awesome doing it!

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The main points to get here are the head scarf and the rolled bangs. It doesn’t matter what color scarf you get. As long as you have attitude to go along with it!
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30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 3: Ali from Burlesque

Happy Monday, nerds!

Today I’ve gone with Christina Aguilera’s character in Burlesque. This is by no means a must see movie, but if you like musicals and and Christina, then I think you could find enjoyment in it. Plus… Cam Gigandet never hurts a movie with his presence!!

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This style presented a few challenges this morning. Mainly, my hair is not long anymore. So this is the short hair version of this style. But it works and is really fun to wear out and about!

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Make sure to stay tuned for tomorrow’s style! And head over to You Tube for all the videos and mini tutorials.

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Hello my lovely nerds! It’s that time again. A time for 4am wake up calls and an intense relationship with my hair straightener! That’s right! It’s 30 Days of Nerdy Hair. If you need a refresher of what has come before, Click Here. I have yet to repeat a hairstyle. And after this series, I’ll have done 120 nerdy hairstyles altogether. Wow!

I hope you have enjoyed what I’ve done in the past and are ready for some brand new things. I have discovered the wonderful app Flipagram! And will be using it to make little mini step by step tutorials on Instagram. So make sure to check over there for the vids. If you wanna take this challenge with me in any way (everyday or once in a while or maybe you have your own spin) then I encourage you to #nerdinthecity on all social media and make sure to send me the pics! I’d love to have you along for the ride!

Without further ado. Here it is:

Day 1: Josie from Josie and the Pussycats!

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A quintessentially, terrible high school movie that I absolutely loved when it came out in 2001. I was a high school senior and all I wanted to do was go join a chick rock band! This movie starring Rachel Leigh Cook as Josie along with band mates, Tara Reid and Rosario Dawson, went a long way to helping me believe I could be a funky rock star if I wanted. (Clearly that message got me far in life!) Fun Fact: These ears are official Josie and the Pussycats merchandise from back when this movie debuted. Definitely bought them and kept them all this time. I guess I always knew one day I’d grow up to be Josie! Ah… dreams.

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Regardless of whether or not it deserves a vote at the Worst Movie of the Year awards or not, it was fun. And personally that’s all a girl like me really wants, is to have a little fun!

 

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25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“God rest ye, nerdy gentlemen!”

Day 10: Star Wars Snowflakes

There are many great tutorials out there on how to make these snowflakes. There are even templates you can print out and just cut like these at BuzzFeed.

Here are the ones that I did. I chose to make a Stormtrooper flake and a Boba Fett flake.

Boba Fett

Start by drawing a circle on a piece of paper.
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imageThen draw on the template (or just print it out from this website)
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Stormtrooper

This snowflake begins the same way the Boba Fett snowflake does. When you get to the template portion just draw on the stormtrooper template instead of Boba Fett.
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Double the snowflakes, double the fun!!!!

 

 

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25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“Nerdy Claus is comin’ to town.”

Day 7: Homemade wrapping paper

This is a super easy one. You need some butcher paper.or maybe newsprint and whatever you want to decorate it. I used dot markers and my own drawing skills.

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25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“Have yourself a nerdy little Christmas!”

Day 3: Superhero Snowglobes

What you’ll need:

-Mason Jars (however many snowglobes you want to make.)

-Glitter (whatever color suits your fancy, though silver looks the most snow-like)

-Water

-Figurines, small toys, action figures (whatever you want to put inside your snowglobe)

-Goop (or any other water resistant glue)

-Christmasey decorations to go inside with your nerdy figurines (pinecones, mini Chrismas trees, ribbon, small Christmas village houses, etc. Be creative. Think outside of the jar!)

Take the tops of your Mason jars and begin gluing your chosen decorations and filling inside the top of the jar.
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I also glued some on the base of the jar so that they would suspend from the roof of the snowglobe as well.
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Make sure to leave your windows open for any strong apoxy glue. Leave the glue to set overnight, if you can, to ensure that it will resist the water.
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When the glue has fully dried, add water and liberal amount of glitter into the jar.
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Then apply more glue onto the lid of the jar before screwing on to seal the top and keep any water from coming out.
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There you go. Perfectly nerdelicious snowglobes for your holiday viewing pleasure!

Tomorrow: Nerdy Christmas Cards

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 29 – Carrie Bradshaw

Todays’s inspiration is Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. Known for unique fashion and bi, awesome hair.
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What you need here is a coupke days dirty hair, some volumizing dry shampoo and Big, Sexy hair’s back comb in a bottle.
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I curled all my hair in individual smaller chunks to give it a piecier look. Then sprayed it with a mix of the 2 sprays.
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30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 28 – California Mountain Snake

Today’s inspiration comes from my favorite Quentin Tarantino movie, Kill Bill (vols. 1 & 2.) Specifically Daryl Hannah’s Elle Driver, aka California Mountain Snake.

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I went as her for Halloween one year. And it was so much fun. Not a ton of people knew who I was but the ones who did were passsionately impressed.

The hair is very easy to accomplish. Run your straightener through and give a slight wave at the ends.

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Now throw on an eye patch, some red lipstick, a killer black suit, boots and do not forget the all important katana sword. And you are assasin ready!