This hairstyle was popular in Italy between the 1300-1600's. I think it's so ethereal and romantic! The tradition version requires hair nearly down to your waist. I modified the style so those with shorter hair can do it too. In this tutorial I will show you how to do both versions.
- small hair elastics
- bobby pins
- grosgrain or stain ribbon (3 yards)
- Plastic yarn needle
Divide your hair down the center. The hair is twisted and new sections are added, similar to French braiding. This video shows you how to make the twists. You want the twists to be taut but not too tight.
|[Starting at the nape of the neck start sewing the ribbon around the hair. Make sure to leave enough length on the end to tie a bow.|
|[Keeping looping the ribbon all the way around your head. The ribbon isn't decorative; it's actually what is holding the twists in place]|
|[When you get to the starting point tie a bow]|
Here's the modified version for short hair:
|[Make the twists on both sides following the video above]|
|[Cross the twists over in the back and pin in place]|
|[Wrap both sides starting at the top of your head and then tie in the back with a bow]|
|[Here's the finished modified version]|