I get asked all the time if my hair is "too long" to do much with it. I really don't get this question at all. I think you can do more with long hair than with short. Sure, with short hair, you have that super chic do, but can you put that up in a pony tail?
Anyway, to illustrate my point, I'll show you some of the many pictures of things I've done to my hair.
Look at this Nautilus bun;
I think what makes this special is the beautiful dragonfly Flexi8 keeping it up. I could easily wear this out to a cocktail party or wedding and no one would even know that it took me two minutes to do!
Here's the braided version of the Nautilus:
I absolutely love this photo. Not because my hair looks awesome (although it does,) but because of my baby's head and her little hand sticking up. Baby's first length shot?
Anyways, the braided Nautilus is kind of my signature 'do. I think it makes my hair look fuller, thicker and so fancy. I don't need to use any elastics or hair pins- just the hairstick- to hold my hair up.
This Figure 8 is one of those things that happens once in a lifetime. It's so big and beautiful, but I'd never be able to reproduce such an awesome Figure 8 in my entire life. I'm just thrilled I got a picture of it before it went to hairstyle heaven.
The Elling Woman style is one of my favorites. Elling Woman was a bog body discovered in Denmark. It is thought that she was a sacrifice to the Gods. Her hair was so well preserved that they were able to tell how it was dressed the day she died. I absolutely love the idea that women today are wearing the same style that women wore thousands of years ago.
ETA: This is a link to more information about Elling Woman. There are bog bodies pictured on the site, so consider yourself warned. http://www.tollundman.dk/ellingkvinden.asp
My interpretation of Elling Woman:
People are always so impressed when they see the Elling Woman style and wonder how I did it.
There's that sweet baby again. Look, she's holding a Pokemon ball!
The rose bun is simply a rope braid put into a bun. It looks awesome, though, doesn't it? It looks incredibly elaborate and intricate, but it really isn't at all.
Double dutch braids into Chinese bun:
Another simply bun that looks incredibly elaborate. I like this one personally because the bun looks massive. What can I say; I'm a fan of big buns.
Renaissance Hair Taping:
This is such a cool style. You can "tape" your hair up and leave it for a few days. It's awesome for camping. My five year old likes me to tape her hair because it gets her out of brushing for a few days and she gets "Princess" hair.
Is that too much? I don't want to overwhelm anyone with hair photos. Maybe just one more...?
With long hair, you can copy fantasy styles from stage and screen. I copied Princess Leia's hair from the Rebel Assault (no, not THAT style, guys!)
It's beautiful, isn't it? I was amazed at how lovely it turned out.
Who says you can't do anything with long hair? They obviously don't have long hair!