Friday, November 4, 2016

Hannari's Curly Long Bob: A short how-to hairstyle post

Hi guys!

[This post was edited because I had this drafted months ago and some things mentioned around it may not be that updated anymore... So sorry to only publish today. I had been on a restocking frenzy at the shop because once December comes, it's gonna get crazy at the post office and I do not wish for my parcels to be in a frenzied mode during that period. Crossing fingers there...]

So, what better way to kiss and make up, than to share another how-to with you guys. And this one has already been on my to-do list since forever. I have always wanted to share how I did Hannari's hair since the feedback was so positive!

Hannari and her locks

In another angle and setting

and after a few months...

So you see that the 'do could last a good few months.
Pretty low-maintenance, eh?

I didn't invent this one.
I just practically copied a certain process of doing an afro hair on a doll.
I followed how Toni Daley did it to her doll in this Youtube video
she posted more than four years ago:


I followed everything except I made my twists just a little more loose for Hannari.
She recommended we use 2-3 inch-long tube cleaners, like the one below.


I wasn't able take a photo of Hannari in this stage, so Luna demo-ed this one instead





Yey, had a photo of Hanari all "twisted up" =D



Twisted hair sections intact, before the boiling water treatment.




















And naturally, I forgot to take a photo of the boiling water dip stage.
But I'm pretty sure most of you already have an idea how this is done ;)
Some photos here, and this, for reference, just in case.

Then, I left Hannari's damp, secured hair dry up overnight.

The morning after is for taking out the twists one by one...

This one calls for a haircut =)

All that snipped hair to carve out Hannari's hair

I was thinking so hard minutes ago what that big fat needle was for.


Putting in some watered-down hair setting lotion


Cozy-ed up for a few more hours to keep the volume ;)

Darn, I still can't remember that the needle was for.
I guess to take some strands neatly without scrambling the other stands with my fat fingers?
I remember seeing hairstylists do this with their pointy-end combs.
But who knows?
When I do remember, I will get you guys updated.

So yeah, it's pretty much simple.
I couldn't be happier with this feisty hairdo.

Try it sometime, and you'll how much attitude it can give to your
gal. 



Thanks for getting through here!

xoxo,
shasha


14 comments:

  1. Oh yeah, I've been wanting to see how you did this! I got a Shakira head from Asia and her is straight, but kind of has a few kinks in it. To give her more of a Shakira look, I wanted to do this kind of hair style on her! Thanks! I will let you know how it works out!

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    1. Oh, so sorry it took this long, Phyllis... But I'm glad you wanted to try it! I'm excited how your Shakira will turn out!

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  2. This hairstyle looks fabulous on her! She's ultra chic now. You did an awesome job.

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa! Yes, I love how chic she looked with this 'do... She was already gorgeous before, but I'm not very much into dramatic 'dos so... here she is now and I'm so happy!

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  3. My friend wants to style her Barbie like Taylor Swift with curls. I showed her your photos and she said it's beautiful! Thanks for the tips. She said she will spend time curling dolls soon, lol.

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    1. Ah yes, this hair indeed reminds us of the old Taylor Swift, way back her country music days ;) That's awesome your friend is trying those curls on her doll! Curls just really give our dolls some more edge!

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  4. She is really very pretty like that.
    And in addition, with this superb denim shirt, she is a real beauty.
    Congratulations to you again Shasha !!
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you, babe! I love how her dramatic makeup was toned down by her fun hair =) Hugs back <3

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  5. Thank you for hair tutorial. I will try this one day. I like your doll's clothes. She looks nice in glasses.

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    1. You are welcome, Milena! Yes, please! This tut really is perfect for our dolls getting bored with their stock hairstyle ;D

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  6. Cool idea, and seems pretty easy too! I'll have to try this sometime.

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    1. Yes, yes, really worth trying! Planning to have some of my other girls work this too!

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  7. I'm so glad you posted this tutorial. Hannari's hair is amazing and I'll have to try this as soon I have the right doll for it. ^^ Thanks so much!

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    1. Yay!!! I'm so happy you wanted to try this, too, Vana! <3

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