Ok, first off, I promise this will be the last one of my “turkey tail’s” for a while! I’ve just had so much fun with the “fan” or “spray” of hair like this I couldnt’ resist posting another. So I hope you’ll humor me! And secondly … if you haven’t noticed I’ve got a poll or two in my sidebar. Because some of this blogger & Google stuff is still so foreign to me, I’m just curious about a few things, so if you’d please vote so I can be better informed, that’d be great. … especially if it means actually coming to my blog instead of viewing me through your reader.
This one is pretty much a no brainer and it’s quite simple & quick. I started by making a zig zag part and then parting down to the ear on both sides. Do a simple 3 stranded braid (or whatever your forte is) and tie it off with a rubberband. Don’t go all the way down, because you need hair to make the “fan.”
Repeat to the other side and tie off with a rubberband too. I like to secure them both with rubberbands before joining in the back because that way I can play with the location of it all, how tight I want them to join, etc. without worrying about the braids unraveling on me in the process.
Then join them in back. I always cross one over the other as I’m putitng the rubberband in to secure them. Somehow they just lay better for me. Oh, and ignore Goose and her lovely freak-o look she’s got going on. She’s recently discovered she can make nasty looking cross eyes and she’s started doing it regularly when I take her picture. And as it is my motherly duty to tell her such BS … I keep telling her they’ll stick like that! 🙂 Obviously it hasn’t detered her one bit!
Here’s a view from the side. It kind of makes a little loop beneath the rubberband. And depending on what type of a clip you use, this is a good place to slide it through. But we’ll get to that in a minute.
Once you’ve got the hair flipped up I like to curl the ends down. It’s your call on what you think looks best. I, of course, spray it a bit before curling and then piece it out so the hair spreads out nicely.
Add your accessory of choice and there you have it. I actually clipped this flower above the rubberband and it stayed nicely – but that little loop that the hair makes also makes it so clips don’t slide out too. But whatever works for you.
Oh, and P.S. — I forgot, I did this on the Sunday before Christmas too. This isn’t the greatest of pictures, but I did corkscrews with it this day and added a fabulous red flower I got from Maiden America. (And might I say again, how fabulous her clips are!) It looked so great with Goose’s Christmas dress.