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November 13, 2011

So Easy, Even Nikki Can Do It!

Hola Chicas,

So this morning the lovely Shanti of A Curls BF submitted a guest spot called 'Tutorial of the Retro French Twist With Headband' (below). Per their style, the 'do was incredibly chic and after taking a peak at the very succinct video (I thank you), I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited. No french braiding, flat twisting, levitating or other magical maneuvers involved... I was game. I emailed Shanti and was like, 'after your retro hair style post and Mara Hruby from yesterday, y'all have got me itching to try something new...' and she was all, 'DO IT!!! Readers would get such a kick out of seeing you try something out of the norm.' So looky what I did! I can't tell if I feel more like Lucille Ball or the Tropicana lady, but either way, I got the swag sauce I'm dripping swagu.


not bad for my first go... I had never attempted (nor wore)
a french roll in all my 28 years. When I think of french rolls I think of floor length furs and gold jewelry of church conventions past.



Obviously this is no headscarf. I had to make due with what I had on hand... a Tarjay neck scarf chopped in half!




Got an easy tutorial for the 'styling challenged'?

Send me the link so I can try them and share them!

Also

Where are y'all buying cute scarves?

38 Chime in!:

Hope said...

I Love it! Its really cute. :)

Hope said...

I almost forgot.... Forever 21 has cute scarves.

CURLYNIKKI said...

thanks chica! I really like it I just don't know if I have the guts to leave the house with it.

Devon said...

Very retro glam, too cute! I get scarfs from the BSS, Forever 21, & Express.

CURLYNIKKI said...

thanks! I may try Express as this town has no Forever 21 :(

k.lynn said...

you look fierce girlie!! your pic and the tutorial gave me my hairstyle for hanging with my friends tonight. I agree Express has cute scarves. I actually get most of mine from little boutique shops

k.lynn said...

idea! maybe a wide headband will do the trick as well...in place of a scarf

CURLYNIKKI said...

@ k. lynn you get a point, lol! I think I may find a cute wide headband instead. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

You look fierce! I love this on you and you should definitely go outside with it. Its classy.

tonya said...

I'm going to try this right now!

MelMelBee said...

Love it Nik!

Michelle@Radiant Brown Beauty said...

There's a shop here in NY in lower Manhattan (walking distance from my day job) That sells all kinds of prints for $5 a scarf. I picked up 4 about a month ago and love them because I can tie them on my head, on my purse or around my neck with just about any outfit!

Hmm think I need to do a scarf haul soon.

Anonymous said...

cvs
Indian markets
buddhist shops
ebay
overstock

keisha said...

very cute! u can also wear it with a jeweled headband- the wide kind and the kind that has the one that wraps around your head..hard to describe but the 'band' part is similar to the cute target headbands you got last year (one with the flower). Naptural85 just put out a cute video that you could do. It's her most recent one with the headband! Check it out!

Hairscapades said...

Too pretty and so glam Nik! Love it! I Used to rock the French twist all the time in college! I'll definitely have I give this a whirl. And gurl, don't you keep that cute look in he house! You need to show that off. It's all about he swagger!

mershy said...

this is too cute i saw this post and decided to try it out for work today :)

Jessie =] said...

I found cute silk scarves at Marshalls for half off! I need to go back to see if they have more prints :)

Dannielle @ Odd Cents said...

This is a beautiful style... I bought some 99 cents neck scarves two years ago and I will put them to good use!!!!!

Nichole said...

If you haven't featured SimplYonique yet, she does simple, classy styles. Here's just one of her videos - http://youtu.be/ahTC1q9dilg

Hershe_82 said...

Absolutely Fabulous!!

Franki said...

I pretty much live in scarves; it's a problem. TJ Maxx/Marshall's/Ross usually have super-cute scarves for reasonable prices. Also, thrift stores. I'm not talking Goodwill/Salvation Army (though I have found some cute buys there), but if your town has a Junior League/Assistance League/Other Social Organization for Upper-Class Women? Those organizations usually have thrift stores with higher-end merchandise. I don't know how many silk scarves I've picked up from those places.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous look Nikki!

Kelly said...

I got a few cute scarves from the local beauty supply place. Very reasonably priced and quite the selection. Also I have been adapting ties and fabric belts from a few of my dresses/outfits into head scarves.

Anonymous said...

Lovely.....
Nice to switch it up from time to time. The scarf looks great, just experiment with different patterns and colors til u find your "AHH HAA" moment in hair accessories.

Luvsssss it

Precious @ Precious-Curls.com said...

This looks amazing on your Nikki!!

cutie617 said...

nikki u should wear it out you look fab girl

Shanice said...

I love this look! I am definitely going to try it. You can actually find great scarves at vintage shops and thrift stores for great prices. That's where I get all my scarves.

Anonymous said...

Got mine at our local Goodwill Store. $1-$2 each

Anonymous said...

Nikki this suits you, I think I may try it too!

Anonymous said...

I get my scarves at TJ Maxx and Pennys.

JazBNatural said...

You a bad girl and ya friends bad too, OOH!

Annabel said...

LOVE IT! Can see this paired with a pair of skinnys, off the shoulder top and heels! Looks like I'll be going scarf hunting this weekend! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Don't like it!! It look like you are setting your hair up and out of the way for cleaning the house.

temekacarmel said...

you can stock up on scarves at forever 21 for cheap too.

Diedra said...

Girl, go outside and see how many compliments you'll get! It is absolutely adorable! As for cute scarves, I've found lots at the thrift stores. Designer, silk and cheap. Just a thought.

curlycris said...

im trying this TONIGHTTT .
or um , RIGHT NOWW :)

Anonymous said...

OH! That is soooo FUNKY! I am trying that one out this week! It looks useful as a go-to style for a failed or old braid-out for me...

Mytoi-a said...

VERY CUTE!!! I loooooove to accessorize with my many scarves. This will be after rainy day (I don't wanna take my haire down do:-) H&M had nice scarves also. I have recently found a few @ my local beauty supply stores as well.

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