Archive | February 2016

Hearing Equipment? No Problem!

One question that we get asked from time to time is how women with hearing aids and cochlear implants manage to wear head scarves. Does it affect the device’s functionality? How about volume level? Will the sound be muffled? Enter Wrapunzel fangroup member Mia, who ever so graciously made us this informative video on the ins and outs of wrapping with hearing equipment! She uses Wrapunzel head scarves and wrapping accessories to show you how it’s done and shares some incredibly useful tips and tricks, as well. Thank you, Mia!!!

 

Do you wrap your head with hearing equipment? What works for you? We’d LOVE to hear about it in the comments below!

Gorgeous Waterfalls!

That’s right! We don’t mean the kind that actually involve water and are fed by babbling brooks and streams, but what we are talking about is the ever-so-classic Waterfall Twist! This Challenge of the Week found us wrapping with style and grace. It was awesome seeing so many women “do the twist”!

Check out our fabulous gallery below and don’t forget to scroll down to see the theme for next week’s challenge!

 

The theme for this week’s challenge can be summed up in one photo:

 

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What’s going on there? Why, that would be a group tichel tantrum featuring Andrea and Naomi Rose! That’s right- our theme for this week is tichel tantrums! We want to see your tichels gone wrong! Your selfie-bloopers, accidents and more! None of us have managed to lead wrapping lifestyles free of this burden, so we thought, why not embrace the experience and share our frustrations together! This will certainly make for a hilarious compilation of photos next week!

Would you like to be featured in next week’s collage? Head on over to the Wrapunzel Fangroup and share your pictures using the hashtag #wrapunzelticheltantrum. If you would also like them featured on next week’s 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.” Can’t wait to see what you create!!

Yael’s 1920-style Turban!

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Here is the tutorial for a style that I (Rachel) am totally loving right now! You might remember Italian Wrapunzelista Yael from her Regal Wrap with a Twist tutorial, but today she is back with an all new turban style and we are so excited to share it with you! In Yael’s words, “I like it because it reminds me of the hats women wore in the ’20’s and ’30’s,” and how we couldn’t agree more!

If you’re a turban-lover, like myself, this one is definitely worth checking out!

Edit: The blue/olive pashmina seen here is a Woven Vines! Color option: Navy Cool

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Sari Not Sorry!

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Well, ladies, #wrapunzeledinsaris was a whole lot of fun and we absolutely LOVED seeing everybody’s colorful creations! Whether a sari scarf or sash was used, each participant exhibited such creativity and care… The ways these unique scarves were used is seemingly endless and this collage is one of our favorites yet! Do you need inspiration or ideas for how to use your sari scarf? Check out the gallery below!

 

For this week’s challenge, we’re revisiting an old favorite. A style that Andrea first developed before Wrapunzel was even a store! It is easy and elegant and seems to look good on everyone… Check out the reveal video below to find out more!

 

Would you like to be featured in next week’s collage? Head on over to the Wrapunzel Fangroup and share your pictures using the hashtag #wrapunzeledinwaterfalls. If you would also like them featured on next week’s 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 5 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.” Can’t wait to see what you create!!

***Need to learn how to do the twist? These tutorials have the answer!

Mirjam’s gorgeous pashmina veil!

Veil tutorials are all the rage lately! First we had Samantha’s original Princess Wrap, then Andrea’s easy Wrapunzel Veil, then Naomi Rose with the Duchess Wrap. But all these techniques work best with large, thin scarves. Wrapunzelista Mirjam wanted to find a way to do a veil with a thick pashmina – and boy did she ever nail it! Here are some photos she sent us:

We’ve always admired Mirjam’s posts on the Fangroup for her bold individual style, impeccable dramatic makeup, and especially her seemingly magical way of making any pashmina cooperate and turn into a wrap straight out of a fairy tale! So we were SUPER excited when she sent us a tutorial video to share. Without further ado, here she is:

 

Lady Wrap Star: Meet Victoria!

Have you ever met a hair-covering Buddhist? We’re always amazed at the sheer number and diversity of spiritual backgrounds that inspire women to cover their hair. Check out Victoria’s beautiful and personal story below – and don’t miss her stunningly elegant wrapping style!

My name is Victoria Hogan. I’m a soap maker, business owner, homesteader, and blogger on hippiestink.com. I began wrapping part-time about five years ago, after much debate and thought. My mother is Vietnamese and a Dharma Buddhist, while my father is Irish-Romanian and Cherokee and a practicing Wiccan. I felt more connected to Buddhism, and it’s actually the main reason I wrap my hair.

My hair has always been the subject of envy from my friends. I have fine but dense hair, and in a very dark brown that is almost black. “Asian hair”, my friends would call it. People would always ask me “can I touch your hair!” Some people wouldn’t even ask and would just come up and grab it. I also would fuss over my hair, spending lots of money on conditioners and masks and product to make it look the way I wanted it. I would bother my mother to spend hours on styling it, and would spend a lot of money getting it cut the way I liked it. It became a nuisance and a distraction.

When I began practicing Buddhism in earnest, attending temple and such, I noticed the nuns all had their heads shaved bald just as the monks did. Some wore little sock caps and such, but they were completely bald. They do this to show humility, that they care not for things of this world, and that they are beyond the vanity of their hair. I did more research on the matter and learned that there are some nuns who wear coverings over their head, and that it’s common for nuns to shave bald or cover their hair. After thinking it over, noticing how vainly I viewed my hair, and debating with myself I came to the decision that as a layperson in the Buddhist faith I would cover my hair.

To me hair is a woman’s glory, her pride and joy. It’s considered a status symbol to have glorious, beautifully kept, healthy hair. I used to be so preoccupied with my hair, that it became the thing that I let define myself. I began covering my hair because I wanted to remind myself that I am more than my hair, that my vanity is less important than reaching Enlightenment and Nirvana. I began wrapping and wearing hats and snoods over my hair so I could stop focusing on how my hair looked and remember the important things: family and faith.

I cover for my faith, and I don’t let fear of what others may say and do stop me. We go often to Antwerp, where I can safely wrap because of the large Jewish population. When I’m not safe at home or among others who would not mind, I don’t wrap but wear a snood or hat. I’m glad to share my story with such amazing, beautiful women and I hope you find my story enjoyable!

Zig-Zag with Sari Scarves? Oh, YES!

FINAL2Here is a style that I (Rachel) have been wearing for a while and with our current Challenge of the Week theme being sari scarves, there has never been a better time to share the tutorial with you all! Its origins were a few months back, during a wrapping phase of mine that was particularly zig-zag heavy. Experimentation and trying different scarf combinations led to a peculiarly obvious question- why had I never tried this style with sari scarves before?!

I proceeded forward with caution, concerned with how easy the task would be to accomplish, but was pleasantly surprised at the results these unique scarves produced! Using saris with contrasting colors creates a look rather dramatic and vibrant. With similar hues and patterns, a  more subtle look is achieved. I never grow tired with experimenting with them and to be honest, think I prefer each type equally!

Anyway, sari lovers, rejoice!  I have finally made a tutorial for this incredible look and you can find it below: