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Hi, ladies! Thank you SO much for your participation in #wrapunzeledallup! We’ve got an amazing collage full of wraps without tails and had an absolute blast going through all of your submissions – you rock!

Want to take part in our next Wrapunzel Challenge and have your own photos featured on our blog? Scroll down to the bottom of this post for our next challenge reveal and to learn how to participate!

 

For our next challenge, we’ve decided to focus on the UNEXPECTED. Pairs of head coverings that you might not normally think to combine, yet seem to work well, anyway! This might be a duo of colors that are not usually worn together, yet work surprisingly well. Perhaps, it’s a mixing of patterns or even textures. I (Rachel), for one, am looking forward to experimenting with black and brown, which fashion rules have always dictated should not be worn together. The possibilities are endless, ladies!!!

Would you like to participate in the next Wrapunzel Challenge? Head on over to the Wrapunzel Fangroup and share your pictures using the hashtag #wrapunzelunexpected. If you would also like them featured on the next bi-weekly blog post, make sure to also post them in the comments on the pinned post at the top of the Fangroup page, so we know to share them. We can accept up to 2 headshot-style photos per person– no collages, please! If you’re not on Facebook, you can also email your pictures to us at wrapunzelthestore@gmail.com with the subject line “Challenge of the Week. Instagram users can DM them to us, too at our Wrapunzel_Ladies account! Can’t wait to see what you create!!

 

Wrapunzel Challenge: Embracing Black!

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Hellooo, ladies! It’s time for another fabulous Wrapunzel Challenge roundup post! Our most recent theme was the color black and we had a blast. Thank you ALL so much for your participation in #wrapunzeledinblack!

Looking for ways to incorporate the color black into your tichel-wardrobe? Check out the collage below! Want to participate in our next challenge? Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out our next Wrapunzel Challenge theme!

 

Those are some gorgeous wraps, am I right?!

Moving on to our next challenge, this next theme is in honor of a very special type of tichel-wearing woman. She might be one who is just beginning her head covering journey and starting out with the Regal Wrap. She might be a turban-lover or perhaps just prefers the freedom of movement that comes with being all wrapped up… That’s right, ladies, our next theme is wraps without tails and we are SO excited for this one! Many of us prefer to wear wraps WITH tails, so this will surely be challenging for some. For those of you who fit into this category, we do hope that you will be willing to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. After all, so many of us enjoy our head covering journeys by embracing experimentation and having fun! Enjoy, ladies!!!!

Would you like to participate in the next Wrapunzel Challenge? Head on over to the Wrapunzel Fangroup and share your pictures using the hashtag #wrapunzeledallup. If you would also like them featured on the next bi-weekly blog post, make sure to also post them in the comments on the pinned post at the top of the Fangroup page, so we know to share them. We can accept up to 2 headshot-style photos per person– no collages, please! If you’re not on Facebook, you can also email your pictures to us at wrapunzelthestore@gmail.com with the subject line “Challenge of the Week. Instagram users can DM them to us, too at our Wrapunzel_Ladies account! Can’t wait to see what you create!!

 

-Rachel

 

Naomi Rose: Shimmery Pigtails Tutorial!

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13523867_10206175599380257_2103937530_oHere at Wrapunzel, we have never been shy with sharing our love for The Shimmery. This was one of the first tichels that Andrea wrapped with – even before Wrapunzel was a store – and its high demand has truly made it one of the most popular tichels on wrapunzel.com! We often applaud this tichel for its beautiful fringe and glorious sheen, which can elevate even the most simple of wraps to formal-status, seemingly instantly!

Are you looking for a fabulous new way to wrap your favorite Shimmery?  Enter Naomi Rose’s latest tutorial! The possibilities are endless with this wrap. She combined her brown Shimmery with a teal Shiny-licious, but you could easily experiment with other tichels, as well. A Dewdrop Sparkle, your favorite pashmina or 2 in 1 would all work swimmingly!

 

Check it out:

Rachel: Square-Scarf Side Bow/Flower Tutorial

Hi, Wrapunzelistas! Summer has officially begun in my neck of the woods, so I’ve been on the hunt for styles to help stay cool in the sweltering heat. Some of my favorite summer scarves have always been Israeli Tichels and I found myself reaching for my favorite one recently, when I knew that I’d be spending lots of time in the sun. Having just watched Andrea’s new Israeli Tichel tutorial, I found myself itching to try something different and came up with the following easy breezy look. It’s so simple!

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If you can tie your shoe laces, you can tie this tichel! I was particularly thrilled that it could be worn over just a No-Slip Headband and that it doesn’t require any volume in the back, as I usually skip wearing a shaper at the beach and during many other summer activities. Plus, it can be worn with tails or without, which give even more possibilities.

Or even fanned out, lending the appearance of a flower. Totally flapper-esque, am I right?!

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This style will work well with any square tichel and a variety of materials. One of my passions has always been collecting vintage silk squares, but I have struggled a bit when coming up with ways to highlight them. Well, I am happy to report that they work beautifully here and even manage to give a more amped-up, fancy look. This one will be just perfect for Shabbat!

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Before you watch the tutorial below, know that this style can also be tied with a long, oblong-shaped scarf. Skip your pashminas, grab your favorite thin, rectangular tichel (embroidery might be tricky), tie a knot in the back of your head with one short tail and then bring the longer one over your head, before tying the bow/flower.

Hope you enjoy this one as much as I do!!!

 

Lady Wrap Star: Rivka!

Meet Rivka S., British tichel maven. She not only wears incredible wraps, but is a beautifully eloquent writer, too! Recently, we were privilaged enough to read about her love of Wrapunzel’s incredibly diverse Facebook fangroup and just knew that we had to share it with YOU.

Enjoy, ladies!

Rivka 5“It’s hard to encompass what wrapping means to me in mere words, but it’s fair to say that the community aspect of it has altered my life profoundly. It is a very real sisterhood that provides comfort and support in even the most trying of times under the careful stewardship and guidance of the moderators, who work really hard to make sure it stays relevant and true to its focus of wrapping.

I have worked in the Criminal Justice System for nearly a decade now and, apart from a brief stint as a dispatcher, all of that has been spent working in major crimes. I deal with the worst of the worst – the murderers, the sex offenders, the fraudsters and the child abusers. My days are spent wading through the deepest, darkest depravities that humanity is capable of. It’s very difficult to do a job like this and not become jaded with cynicism and I see it all around me every day in the faces of my colleagues. When you only see the underbelly of civilisation, it becomes easy to always assume the worst of mankind as a species. While I believe with all my heart that justice is always, ALWAYS worth chasing, it’s fair to say that sometimes it can feel a little hollow. A guilty verdict and sentencing might satisfy our moral needs or desire for vengeance, but they don’t bring the dead back to life or unmake an event that derailed a survivor’s existence. There is always loss in our triumph, something worth grieving for even while we celebrate.

It crosses over into our personal lives too. I don’t think I’ll ever forget holding my nephew for the first time and feeling a gaping abyss of terror looming before me at the thought that the world was a horrible place and I would never be able to keep him safe from everything. Every horror story I’d worked through involving children cycled through my mind in that moment and it wasn’t a good feeling.

Before Wrapunzel, I tried to counteract the negativity of my professional life with little random acts of kindness, but the law enforcement community is small and tightly-knit and we’re all moving in the same circles, the same fish-eye view of the world. Small smiles change moments, not world views. Negative reinforcement is a powerful thing.

When I started wrapping, it was about my confidence. I’d donated all my hair to charity and was struggling with my shorter locks. I felt like I’d lost some feminine part of me. I had no idea that it would be a gateway to one of the most awe-inspiring and loving communities that I will ever experience in my life. 

The women of the Wrapunzel fangroup are diverse. We come from hundreds of different cultures, faiths, backgrounds and walks of life, and if you think that a fondness for pretty scarves is all we have in common…well, you’d be wrong.

I have never met such an incredible group of warm, loving, broad-minded and beautiful people. They stagger me on a daily basis with their openness, generosity and capacity for love. I share things with my Wrapunzel sisters that I don’t share with anyone outside of the group because it’s the only place I know where I can express who I am and all my fears and sorrows without any fear of judgement. The group is carefully moderated to ensure that all posts relate to head wrapping, but that can encompass why you chose a certain style, colour or scarf, such as when I had surgery recently and needed something that would stand up to an hour flat on my back. I asked for practical advice and received it in spades, along with an outpouring of love and well wishes. When I shared a wrap that had three generations of love in it – a pin from my grandmother, a sash from my mother and a scarf of my own – it opened a discussion on how the people we love share in our wrapping. The small kindnesses, the comments on a daily wrap to say it’s pretty or how it suits the wearer, have a cumulative power. 

To me, the Wrapunzelistas represent everything that is the best of humanity. As I said recently in the group, there’s a quiet, indomitable goodness here that transcends any differences (of culture) we may have. Their willingness to send prayer or kind wishes in a thousand tongues and a hundred faiths to anyone that needs comforting is astonishing, if only for its ordinariness in the community. All are welcome. All are lifted up in the radiance of their positivity. Every day I see these small kindnesses, I can see that we are united in our hope for a better world. There are hundreds of volunteers, people who give to charity, those who care for the sick and needy. Every day there’s a tale of selflessness or altruism caught up in a swathe of fabric, a sweet story that we can all relate to on some level.

For me, joining the group was the balance that was sorely needed in my life. I no longer view humanity as broken beyond repair because I know now that there are a huge number of good, kind and wonderful people out there. They are the yang to the yin of humanity, the visible proof of light in the darkness. I feel honoured to be a part of this community and it has changed me. It’s one of the joys of my day to look at everyone’s wraps and hear about their day and tell them that I’m thinking of them and wish them well, as well as how beautiful I think they are, as I am told by them. 

When I wrap, I feel surrounded by the love of my Wrapunzel sisters. It gives me strength and confidence and I think it makes me better at my job. The daily positive reinforcement is a reminder that what I do has purpose, that justice isn’t a losing battle. There are people, good people, all over the globe that rely on us to make the world a safer place.

My job may lead me through the darkest of times, but, with the love of my sisters, my head and heart will always be wreathed with light.”

 

Bountiful Braids (Wrapunzel Challenge)

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Looking for some awesome wrap-spiration with braids? You’ve come to the right place! Our #wrapunzeledinbraids roundup post is here and you’re going to love these tichels! Our next challenge will be taking us to the dark side (in a good way), so be sure to also check out  the big reveal at the bottom of this post.:)

 

Ready for our next challenge?  Here’s the reveal you’ve all been waiting for!

 

 

Would you like to participate in the next Wrapunzel Challenge? Head on over to the Wrapunzel Fangroup and share your pictures using the hashtag #wrapunzeledinblack. If you would also like them featured on the next bi-weekly blog post, make sure to also post them in the comments on the pinned post at the top of the Fangroup page, so we know to share them. We can accept up to 2 headshot-style photos per person– no collages, please! If you’re not on Facebook, you can also email your pictures to us at wrapunzelthestore@gmail.com with the subject line “Challenge of the Week. Instagram users can DM them to us, too at our Wrapunzel_Ladies account! Can’t wait to see what you create!!

 

-Rachel

The Wrapunzel Challenge Update!

Hello, world! Did you participate in the Wrapunzel 31 Day Challenge? It was simple, really. For the entire month of May, participants tried a new wrap style every single day, with the end result of both experimentation and fun! Most of us weren’t able to follow along with all of the different styles, but a few ladies from our glorious Fangroup not only stood up to the challenge, but documented their journeys in collage form, as well. Click on Sami, Beth and Diane’s collages below:

 

Amazing, right?! This challenge can be done on your own during any time of year, but we definitely intend to revisit it again in the future. Did you all have fun? We sure did!

As we jump back into our bi-weekly challenges, this next theme is one that Andrea, in particular, is absolutely THRILLED about. A classic tichel style that was one of the first she ever made a tutorial for – way back before Wrapunzel even existed!  What is it, might you ask? ……drumroll……. BRAIDS! Tichel braids! With so many ways to tie ’em, we’re sure to see a virtual avalanche of unique wraps and amazing styles. Yay!!!!

Would you like to participate in the next Wrapunzel Challenge? Head on over to the Wrapunzel Fangroup and share your pictures using the hashtag #wrapunzeledinbraids. If you would also like them featured on the next bi-weekly blog post, make sure to also post them in the comments on the pinned post at the top of the Fangroup page, so we know to share them. We can accept up to 2 headshot-style photos per person– no collages, please! If you’re not on Facebook, you can also email your pictures to us at wrapunzelthestore@gmail.com with the subject line “Challenge of the Week. Instagram users can DM them to us, too at our Wrapunzel_Ladies account! Can’t wait to see what you create!!

Need some ideas for ways to braid your scarves? The following tutorials have got you covered!