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Cairn
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Fast & Easy for Homecoming
Sep 29th, 2004 at 2:56am
 
I just got an invitation to go to my school's homecoming dance with a group of friends, and am quite excited. I'm a senior, and this'll be the first high school dance I've been to (I'm lame, I know...). I would be excited about getting to do something cool with my hair, except that I'm going on my annual camping trip with my dad the night before (arranged before I was expecting to go to the dance) and will be getting home the day of the dance, so I probably won't have time to do much more than shower and fix a quick updo. My friends and I are also real cheap and don't care to spend the money on a hairdresser, and I'd like something I can fix myself so I don't have to worry about ending up in a desperate situation with well-meaning friends armed with bottles of gel & hairspray.  Roll Eyes

I'd like to leave my hair partially down, so I'm thinking I might try a "Juliet," which I know I can do safely. I would, however, like to be more adventurous and try something more original. Does anyone have any ideas? The key thing I'm looking for here is easy...

Also, does anyone know how to incorporate ribbons into braids? It seems like a nifty and relatively simple way to spruce up a 'do, but I have no idea how to do it.
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Re: Fast & Easy for Homecoming
Reply #1 - Sep 29th, 2004 at 3:25am
 
Lucky you, Cairn, I didn't even go to prom!! (I still don't know why I didn't go) About the ribbons thing... It's hard to get them to stay while you're braiding. Here's what I do:

(1) Braid a few folds first.
(2) Insert the ribbon through one of the slots and tie it off.
(3) Insert the ribbon accordingly down the next couple of folds, then join the ribbon with one of your 3+ braiding strands.
(4) Continue braiding and when you get to the end, wrap the excess ribbon around the end of your braid. Need I mention you'll need twice your hair length of ribbon? (Unless you double up, then you'll need 4x) The excess can be hidden as an end wrap. Tie a bow and voila!

HTH and lots of hugs,
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Re: Fast & Easy for Homecoming
Reply #2 - Sep 29th, 2004 at 10:21am
 
Homecoming can be so much fun!

Using ribbons in your braids are a great way to dress up the hairstyle.  One method I have used is to have 1 ribbon that is 3 - 4 times the length of your braid (depending on the thickness of your hair).  Section your hair into the 3 parts.  Tie the ribbon around the middle section (at the middle of the ribbon).  Then add the ribbon to the two outer sections of hair and start braiding.  You may need to adjust the ribbon a few times to keep it visable.  When you get the end of the braiding, use the ribbon ends to wrap around and tie off the braid.

Hope you have lots of fun!
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Reply #3 - Sep 29th, 2004 at 2:13pm
 
This isn't a suggestion (lol forgive me please  Tongue) but I've always wondered, why do they call it a "homecoming" dance? Are you coming home from something?  ???
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Reply #4 - Sep 29th, 2004 at 2:20pm
 
Homecoming was originally a home football game where the alumni of the school were encouraged to return for the game and usually a dance.
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Reply #5 - Sep 29th, 2004 at 8:15pm
 
Ah, so that's why it's called homecoming...I never really understood that either.

Thanks for the ribbon instructions, Anais & Bikerbraid. I'll definitely try that.

Now I just have to figure out which of my sisters' old dresses I want to wear...
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Reply #6 - Sep 29th, 2004 at 11:54pm
 
Quote:
Homecoming was originally a home football game where the alumni of the school were encouraged to return for the game and usually a dance.


Ooh thanks, BB, I never understood that before!  Grin
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