You may recall a couple months back I posted 3 different Alice in Wonderland hairstyles – based off the recent Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland. You can go HERE, HERE & HERE to see them. Well, I recently got a sweet e-mail from a cute 12 year old girl in Kuwait. She inquired as to the 4th Alice hairstyle that I’d mentioned back then and wondered when I was going to post it. At first I was confused but then remembered that I had mentioned another Alice ‘do, but it actually was just a second version of the very first Alice style that I’d posted. It made me feel good that someone actually read what I’d written (as sometimes I do wonder!) and so this one is for you Sara!
I’ll let you guys be the judge of which one you think is better. But this one is maybe less involved and a bit easier than the first one. But like I said – you be the judge!
This was working with her hair after curls were almost out – I didn’t want things stick straight. Of course, you need the bit of arch up front in the bang area and the part down the middle of the hair.
Begin on the left side and start twisting the hair towards you moving down the side of the face.
Gradually add hair to your twist – no exact way – just as you feel it looks good!
Once you get past the ear and more towards the neck area, randomly leave hair out underneath for curling later. Continue to add hair to your twist working around the back of the head and towards the right side of the head. Don’t pull the twist too tight because you want the hair on the back of the head to be a bit loose/wavy & maybe even bumpy!
Once you get most of the way across the back of the head use a big clip to hold it in place for a minute.
Then on the right side of the head up by the middle part, start twisting the hair (as you did on the left side.)
Twist down towards the right ear, adding hair as needed until you get past the right ear. Take the big clip out and join the right side twist with the left one that was clipped up.
Twist them together. You could do a twist braid/corkscrew if you want. I just twisted them.
You will be taking this whole twist up and over the head – from the right side back over to the left. So once you twist the hair together (as shown above) use a big clip again to hold it to the head for a minute.
While the clip is in, bobby pin the heck out of it to get the hair to stay in place (at the spot where the 2 twists meet up there by the right ear.) Once you are sure it’s secure, take the rest of the hair (keeping it twisted a bit) and pull it over the top of the head towards the left.
Position the hair over the top of the head & secure with bobby pins as needed.
Take the little “tail” that is left and tuck it into the left side of the twist & secure with bobby pins.
Curl the little wispy hairs you let hang out underneath the twist, add a few flowers to accessorize, and you’re done. So here is our version #1(a) on the left and the original version #1 for comparison. What do you think?
Here’s the “wreath” look Alice is wearing when looking down the hole & the look we were trying to achieve:
And here’s the look from the front when she’s looking down the hole. I think we nailed the look pretty good, don’t ya think?! 😉
(Sorry – couldn’t resist some not so good PhotoShopping! LOL It was my husband’s idea! 🙂
So there you have it. Alice in Wonderland Hairstyle #1(a). A bit less involved than the first one, but a pretty look all the same. I just love any hairstyle that is like a wreath. I think they are in a way old fashioned, but can be so elegant at the same time! And with summer coming (it dumped snow here yesterday so I’m crossing my fingers that it is) this is a good one to get the hair up off the neck. You can even forgo the curls in back if you want.
Thanks Sara for reminding me about this one that was getting lost in my archives! For those of you who haven’t seen Alice in Wonderland, I know it’s coming out in a Redbox near you on June 1st – so mark your calendars for that if you don’t want to buy it!