Thursday, 17 November 2011

how I... create a faux bang




EDITED! Take Two!

As promised, here is my tutorial for creating a faux bang! The music was Over You by the amazing Roxy Music, but of course it couldn't last. It was nice while it did. Now we have Kingdom of Swing by Benny Goodman, which is great, too.

I use a rat (ugh, greeeaaat name, ha) and got one of those nylon ring ones from a hair supply shop. I just cut it and sewed up the ends. I will show you what I am talking about in my next hair tutorial video! I've found that using a bit of hair gel makes things a lot easier – it keeps all my little flyaway hairs that are just desperate to sail out at the sides stay put. I only need around 3 pins on each side, but did find I needed to use more when I started wearing this.

I find this works equally well on my hair whether it's curled or naturally straight. The front section of my hair has a curl in this because I slept with the front rolled up (in a different style) but it doesn't need to be curled first – straight works just fine too!

Any questions, just ask! Let me know how it goes if you try it! :D

21 comments:

Sophie said...

Super cute and super clever! Did you buy the rat online or locally? Ah, Roxy Music - one of the first bands I absolutely adored growing up. Still sounds fantastic...

Michelle's Style File said...

Great tut- this is so clever!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Miss said...

Cool thanks for the video. But what is the thing you are using in your hair as the roll?

Döid said...

Wow, I always wanted to know, how to do this bang!! thank you so much! And you're so sweet! <3

islabell said...

loved this. And of course Roxy Music
x

alittlevintagestory said...

Great tutorial, can't wait to try it out! Love your cute little blouse as well, the embroidered collar is sweet. xx Fran

Dial V for Vintage said...

Thanks! I'm definitely going to try this. :) But what are those nylon rings exactely? The little things you use to secure the bangs at the sides (I think).

Kerry said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And really clear in terms of what to do, without throwing a zillion instructions our way. Off to try it now :-)

Debi said...

Fabulous video! I am so excited to think I can make a faux fringe with long hair!! YAY! Off to find some rats ;)

Polly said...

I just bought one of those ring things for exactly this purpose, I can't wait to try this out!

Anonymous said...

Hello!
When I click on the video above it says 'this video contains content from EMI. It is restricted from playback on certain sites. Watch on Youtube'.
I'm in Europe, btw. Not sure you're aware of this and just letting you know (having a video of yourself on your site and not being able to watch it directly here, that is). And yeah, I then watched it on youtube, you made it look very simple :)

LandGirl1980 said...

FAB FAB FAB! I do mine in the exact same way - not have I have bothered for a while - having misplaced my rat. Sigh.

Vivian said...

Very helpfull video, good job :)

esme and the lane way said...

Thanks for the lvoely coments!

Sophie: I just bought it locally. I can't explain what it is very well so i will show what I mean in the next tutorial! :D

Anonymous: thanks – and thanks for letting me know! I had no idea. I'm still very new to youtube and video so I am learning by trial and error! I had a feeling the powers that be would not care for Roxy being used so I redid it! :D

Omega said...

I have found "rats" in hairhouse warehouse and places like that really easily. They have the "bun" style (which looks like a donut) and this "Sausage" style as well.

I find them useful for creating all sorts of hairstyles!

This is a great tutorial, I am going to have to give it a go..

Erin said...

Gorgeous :) I have tried this look a few times but never had much luck... I have quite light blonde hair and the rat always shows out the ends, and when i try to fiddle with it my hair sort of unravels :S I think I just need some more practise :)
Thanks so much for posting!
xErin

anodetoreverie.blogspot.com

esme and the lane way said...

Hi Omega! How are you? :)
I think that it where I found my rat – but they didn't have the sausage-y ones where I went, hence snip n sew... would've been great not to have to do that bit! :D x

Mabel said...

Can you also use a rat for a back roll?? This was a great video, thank you :)

Mabel
Mabel Time

esme and the lane way said...

Mabel: absolutely – that's how I do mine! I will get my back roll tutorial up soon :)

Katie Cupcakes said...

Hi! I love your blog, and your style etc. I have my own blog (recently started) www.kawaiikaties.blogspot.com and am doing a 'style icon of the week' thing. I was wondering whether you would mind me using some of your photos and videos (all linked back to your blog, of course) in a post about you as my 'Style Icon of the Week'?
Please let me know if this is ok,
xxxKatie

esme and the lane way said...

Katie Cupcakes: Absolutely, I'd be flattered! I'm heading over to your blog now, too1 :D x

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