Archive | August 2013

Spiral Rose Tutorial!

A word to the wise: if you have just stumbled upon Wrapunzel and/or you are hair wrapping beginner, best you not start with this tutorial!  However, you should definitely watch it to see the wraps that are possible!  This is the most technique intensive tie that I have done, and as you can see in the video, I still haven’t perfected the mechanics of it!  However, so many of you asked, so here is the tutorial!

Princess Wrap Tutorial

 

Here is how to do the much-coveted princess wrap!  As you can see by watching the video, this wrap is very easy to do, provided that you have a large enough scarf to begin with (really, my “scarf” is just a piece of cloth).  Instead of the lace, you can just use any other long scarf, but the lace makes it look much more royal.  Enjoy!

Infinity Scarf Tutorial!

Yes, you read that correctly!  I finally got myself unpacked and organized enough to make videos.  TIme to start sending in your requests!   Here is how to wrap an infinity scarf:

Reaching Infinity

Yes, you read the title correctly!  I finally got myself an infinity scarf, because so many of you have been asking me how to wrap one!  This is the first wrap that I came up with:

andrea grinberg wrapunzel infinity scarf

Keep in mind that infinity scarves vary by size, width, and material.  This particular one had two sides to it ( white lace and blue) and was not stretchy.

This beautiful, sparkly, antique brooch held the wrap together perfectly.  It is quite easy to do, and doesn’t require a volumizer or any particular hair length!  Who wants a tutorial?

Breezy Flowers

andrea grinberg wrapunzel tichel

I hadn’t worn my favourite gold scarf for a while, so it was time to break it out!  I did a high wrap around my bun and then looped the ends around, fastening them in a single knot at the side.  I added an antique pin for extra security (doesn’t hurt the eyes, either!)  Later on in the day, I added the turquoise sash to add extra interest.

For the outfit, I wore a dress that is often hard to match, but lo and behold, has orange, gold and a bit of turquoise in it!  I wore a longer, swingy skirt underneath because I was going to be playing cello (aka long skirts are necessary!), an cream shell, gold earrings, and lace flats.  All in all, it was comfortable, modest, beautiful, and feminine!  This will likely be one of my new favourite outfit/tichel combos!

andrea grinberg wrapunzel tichel outfit

Elegant & Earthy (aka clothing post #1!)

You asked, and I have listened!  Here is the first of hopefully many posts where clothing matching suggestions are included.   Many ladies shy away from anything other than solid colours when covering; I know I used to!  However, this need not be.  As long as you use the scarf to pull out and enhance colours of your outfit, the scarf can actually allow you to wear MORE colour combinations than you previously would dare.  I am looking forward to showing you how this is possible as I post more clothing advice.

But I digress.  Here is outfit #1!  Often for my outfits, I pick the scarf first (because obviously that’s what I love choosing the most), but in this instance, the shirt was one I had been wanting to wear for a while, so that was picked first.  The brown skirt and layering shirt were easy choices, and the orange and gold scarf matched the shirt perfectly!  Even though the scarf has silver threads in it, the gold earrings and pin were a good match.  I could have easily added a green sash to the scarf wrap as well.

andrea grinberg wrapunzel outfit

You may recognize the scarf as the background curtain of many of the tutorial videos.  Remember?
andrea grinberg wrapunzel tichelThis scarf was delegated as a curtain because I previously thought it was too thick to wrap well.  Since moving, the pashmina “curtains” were taken down, and I decided to try wrapping it on my head!  I don’t think this will going back to being a curtain any time soon 🙂

 

 

 

The scarf was wrapped in a basic pashmina regal wrap.  Here is the result!

andrea grinberg wrapunzel tichel pashmina

I hope you are all doing well and having a lovely weekend!
Love, Andrea

A Spiral Rose

Get ready to be wow-ed.  This wrap is not for the faint hearted!  After two days of moving, wearing an awful pretied, feeling totally grungy, I was just itching to do a beautiful wrap!  You can get excited for a tutorial as soon as I get my video camera set up 🙂

andrea grinberg wrapunzel tichel

Yeah, I know.  Twists at the sides … over the top, and…

andrea grinberg wrapunzel tichel

 

… twists at the back and then down the side!

andrea grinberg wrapunzel tichel

 

I have to thank a VERY special for person for inspiring this wrap; she will know who she is once she sees it.  (Did I do that semicolon correctly?)  This wrap was done in the spirit of deep friendship and sisterhood, and represents the ties that can never be severed, regardless of distance, time, or circumstance.  Thank you, beautiful lady!  You are such a gift to me ❤

Here is a closeup of the side twist, as well as a shot from the back!