For the last Hobbit movie, I thought that it would be cool to try to recreate elven hair for when I watch the movie. I lost my little bag of hair ties so I only had one hair tie and had to make do with what I had. So, this look isn’t perfect but I’m still quite proud of it.
Here is the look:
I tried to make myself look ‘perfectly natural’. Elves aren’t supposed to wear makeup but they look so damn good and us humans need some help if we want to look anything like them. I didn’t use any eyeliner, I just used eyeshadow to make my eyes stand out more. I also didn’t use any eyelashes, although I really wanted to.
My favourite part of this look is the hair.
I, generally, hate having my hair off of my face because I have such a round face but this didn’t look too bad. My brother took some photos for me so that I could show you what I did.
Firstly, I took the front section of my hair that would be my fringe, and I pulled it back into a ponytail. My fringe wasn’t in the ponytail because my fringe is too short but it stayed in place for this part. I didn’t want to secure my fringe with bobby pins so, I thought I would make a braided headband.
As you can see, I used my only hair tie on the ponytail at the top of my head, so I had to use bobby pins to keep the braids from coming apart while I worked on different parts of my hair. This headband also acted as a way to keep my hair away from my ears. I think that the exposed ears are what makes this look really elfy.
After pinning the headband down behind my ears, I finished this look off by braiding the ponytail that I made at the start of this look. I had to tie it with a ribbon – Disney style – due to my lack of hair ties!
And yes, it looks like I have bald patches. Its the curse of dying one’s hair a dark colour when your original colour is very light! It didn’t look so bad in real life, but at least this way, you can see the details.
I based my hair off of Arwen, Elrond and Galadriel. Wavy elf hairstyles. I really enjoyed not having to use any styling equipment to create this, making my morning relatively easy.
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