Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ballerina-Bun, Part 1

Finished this step of the process on Monday. It took four hours! Yeah, four hours just to pull the hair back like you would for a pony tail. What makes it so tedious is that you're constantly going back over your work; you pull it back and it penetrates the scalp; you pop it out of the scalp again and it's flying away, still.

Next, I have to make the actual bun in a new hair system, which will hide the ends of the pulled back hair. This was pretty exciting for me (!), and despite it's painstakingly repetitive and unwieldy nature, I loved it. I skipped food for it.

Needless to say, it still needs some finessing, since its not smooth enough in several places, and a whole bunch of fly-aways. I'll be talking to my hair-expert friends for some pointers.


  1. This is great!! Can't wait to see what it looks like when it's done, but I like it. It looks really natural

  2. Good job Lauren! I'd love to see the file you're working on sometime when you're in the lab.