The arrival of my long and wide curl formers (The long cockscrew version are better in my opinion. More on that later.) sort of derailed the roll, tuck and pin challenge. I mean, there was no way I was going to spend an uncomfortable night in the curl formers and not relish the gorgeous curls.
Day 7 is undoubtedly inspired by Janelle Monae’s signature style. I began by separating ¼ section on the front. I then rolled, tucked and pinned the ends of the back portion from the middle and up towards my forehead.
Justice for this 50’s hairstyle can only be achieved in black and white photos. I began by pushing all the hair over to the left. My hair is still short…well…. It’s neither short nor long…that awkward phase,
This style isn’t what I had originally envisioned but that’s the beauty of the roll, tuck and pin challenge. There’s only one rule so it’s difficult to go wrong. I began by pushing all the hair forward and pinning all sides (except the bang) right in the middle.
Part of my goal with the roll, tuck and pin challenge is to create distinctly different styles not only to push my creative side but also to inspire others. And let’s be honest…. it wouldn’t be a bad thing to coin a natural hairstyle or two in the process.
This style is 1 of 3 from early May when I began the roll, tuck n’ pin challenge. There was disruption because I had to dash home (Nairobi, in case anyone is wondering) because of a death in the family.