First off — I haven’t heard back from last weeks winner from “Just Wondering Wednesday.” So go HERE and double check if it’s you or not! If I haven’t heard back from the winner by the end of today I’ll pick another one tomorrow morning!
So back in the middle of May I received an e-mail from Lucy O. with this picture attached. She said she’d been to see Letters to Juliet and wondered if I might be able to recreate the style in the picture. The kids were finishing up school and with other things going on in my life I told her I’d love to try the style, but it might be a while.
Over the last couple weeks I’ve tried this style a couple different times and ways, and this is the one I ended out liking the best and that worked the best for us. I’m not saying this is necessarily the way they got this look Amanda Seyfried in the movie, but it looked really pretty when we got done. I went and watched the trailer for these next pictures (I still haven’t seen the movie but totally want to) – but I’m assuming this is the scene where Lucy got the above picture.
First I made a very small side part on the right side of her head. Maybe an inch or two. Then gently parting the hair at the ear on the right side and pulling it towards the left side of the head.
Bring that section of hair towards the back of the head and make a seam of bobby pins. Try make them a bit straighter and up & down than I did! Do a couple of X’s to secure it well.
Then part the hair from the left ear and bring it towards the middle of the back of the head. Don’t pull all the hair as if you were parting from ear to ear though. You’ll leave hair in the middle.
See how I’ve got hair hanging down in the middle here? When we tried taking all the hair from ear to ear it caused major cone head -so we opted for just sections of hair from each side.
Take the section of hair from the left side and twist it around your fingers – turning your fingers inward toward the head.
As you are turning the hair, be sure you are moving the hair towards the seam of bobby pins on the right. You’ll want to cover those up in this process.
Carefully remove your fingers from the twisted hair. (I found this to be the trickiest part so don’t get frustrated!) Using damp hair helps a bit.
Once your fingers are out of the twist, secure it from the top with a bobby pin.
Insert another bobby pin from the bottom as well. Add a few more if you fill your twist needs it.
When you are done the hair should sit about like this.
So here are our comparison shots:
A tip: Be sure not to push your seam of bobby pins on the right side too high or you’ll get this “nice” curve in the hair on the right side leading into the twist (as you can see I got!) The hair from the right side should come right into the twist without that little hiccup!
I think when they did Amanda Seyfried’s hair they used even less for the twist. But Goose has such thick hair as I removed my fingers from the twist it made it a bit longer than what Amanda Seyfried wears in the movie. Either way it turned out to be a very pretty style and it stayed in nicely with all the bobby pins. Amanda Seyfried also wears this style a bit looser and has a few strands pulled out on each side tucked behind her ears. I believe she has long bangs or layers going on as you can see in this picture and we opted not to do that for Goose since she doesn’t have the layers.
So thank you Lucy O. for your suggestion to do this style. I always love getting requests from my readers because I’m always up for a good challenge. If you have sent me a request lately – and I know there are several of you waiting – don’t worry – I haven’t forgotten about you! I’ll e-mail you when they are ready to go!