30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 19 – Cleopatra

Today’s inspiration is Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra.


I started off with some simple gold and black beads.

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I desperately tried to string these beads straight into my hair to really go authentic Cleopatra. But alas, my hair would not cooperate. So I strung them on hair colored string and tied them in my hair.

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Then I created a faux bob by clipping the majority of my hair up under the rest of my hair right at the nape of my neck.

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Here’s the view from the front.

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30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 18 – Princes Leia

Today’s inspiration comes from the original icon of geekery. The girl all little girls born after 1977 wanted to be. Princess Leia Organa (from any of the original Star Wars trilogy.) And I know you expected the buns, but I always liked her hair from Return of the Jedi, while she was on the forest moon of Endor.


Start with a bit of light tan colored twine.

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Braid it into you hair at the top of your head. Start from the right side and pull the braid over to the left side and pin it. So it gives a sort of headband look.

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Then, if your hair is long enough, extend the braid down the left side of your head and let it fall with your natural hair. If your hair isn’t long enough, create a second braid with the twine and let it fall in with the rest of your hair.

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I also went ahead and slept with it in braids the night before to give it that texture.

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