Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lesson 15: Spiderweb

My intention for this blog was to begin with the basics and put in gradually more difficult hairdos, but with Halloween coming up, I wanted to slip this more advanced one in.  Begin by making an ear to ear part across the top of the head.  (If I were to do this again, I would bring the part further back on the head and place all the piggies closer together to make a smaller web.)  Temporarily secure the bottom section.
Divide the top into three sections angling the parts to be something like a V.  Secure the middle section with a hairband.  I used clear since real webs are clear, but you could use a color if you choose.  Divide the piggy into three equal strands.  Temporarily clip the middle one down.
Add one of the sections to the rest of the hair (giving it a little twist so it stands out better) on one side of the front and secure it.  Repeat on the other side.

Undo the temporary clip and hairband.  Clip the little middle strand off to the side to get it out of the way.  Part the back section of hair straight down the middle.  Just at the top of the neck take a small triangle section of hair out.  Here my directions are going to vary a little bit from the pictures because this was trial and error...  Put the bottom right and left sections into pigtails (leaving the bottom triangle free).  In the pictures I added the web strands now, but it would be better to wait.  Try to make the placement of the hairbands even so there will be six corners to the web.

Take the top middle web strand and give it a little twist so it will be more visible.  Attach it to the little triangle section at the bottom.  Divide this new piggy into two equal strands.  Each one will then be added to the bottom side piggies with another elastic.  In the pictures the top sides are already there, but by the directions, this is the time to add these strands in.  Split the top piggies into two strands.  Half will cross over to the opposite side; half will go straight down to the lower side piggies.  You will be adding three web strands to each bottom piggy.

For the finishing touch, add a little black clip to keep the strands together in the middle.  This is the spider.
For a variation, you could braid or rope twist the spider strands.  If you have time, you could weave a piece of thin ribbon round and round all the way out.  The picture at the top of the post shows the second time I tried.  I twisted the web strands tighter and they stand out better.  If you come across a plastic spider ring, you could stick that in middle.  That would make it more obvious what the hairdo is.

1 comment:

  1. This looks so cool I can't wait to try it! I love doing my hair. I hope I can do it on myself! P.S. come check out my blog it has some hairstyles on it! :) Nice job!