Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Showing With The Perfect Length Hair...Part 1

"Hair must be tied back, braided or put in a bun. Long hair or loose strands of hair sticking out from under a hat detract from a professional appearance. A hair net, hair spray or mousse will make a neat appearance." The Sidesaddle Legacy - How to Ride Aside the American Way. by Martha Coe Friddle & Linda A. Bowlby

The above quote is a modern version of what almost every historic sidesaddle riding script states as being the correct way for ladies to address their hair prior to riding aside. If you are fortunate enough to have the perfect length of hair to pull into a simple bun, the following diagrams are for you:





This is a Whirl-A-Bun. Their web sight is http://www.whirl-a-bun.com/contact.html I think this looks like a good hair styling tool, but I do not know anything about the company or this product

I know this one is too high to wear with a riding hat...and we would not put in the decorative pins...but - who says you have to wear your hair in a 'simple' bun?

10 comments:

Michelle said...

That thing in the second picture is really interesting. I'm hopeless when it comes to making a nice, tidy but myself. Where can I get one of those bun things?

jennybean79 said...

The contraption in the 2nd article is a tough one. I had one for showing, and it never quite worked. What does work, though, are Honey Buns. Honey Buns are just foam donuts that can be bought at any beauty supply store - they make perfect buns and are inexpensive :) You probably already know this, but there ya' go anyway ;).

Laura Maynard said...

Do you know if Hunt Seat side saddle riders wear their hair in a bun or in classic Hunter Hair?

Michelle said...

Thanks Jenny! I'll see about finding one of those! My hair is painfully straight and usually doesn't like to stay where it's supposed to!

panavia999 said...

I could never figure out those bun making devices. My french braids keep my hair out of the way, but don't look stylish. Thanks goodness for those round clamp things that pack a hank o' hair into a neat package.

Julie said...

Laura, Every publication I have read says the same thing no matter what dicipline of sidesaddle you are riding...pretty much what I quoted in this post. - ie secured back, no fly-aways or loose hair.

One thing I hate is when women who have shoulder length or shorter hair (not long enought to get into a bun) leave it loose and as they trot..their hair bounces from the shoulders to the hat... Messy and distracting ...but that is just MHO!

Amanda in Maine said...

Great photos

Laura Maynard said...

Thanks Julie! I currently ride hunters and put my hair up with a net every time I ride. Can't stand the flopping ponytail on other or myself! I have one of those bun makers, but could never quite get the hang of it.

Sydney said...

My hair is so long (even though I recently cut a foot off it) I put it into a bun so easily.

lovedbytwohorses said...

You have sparked my interest in learning to ride side saddle; have two half-saddlebreds, so it would be fun.

Also, I have a very easy bun for your hair (comes out perfect every time). Take a sock (at least mid-calf length), color close to your hair color, cut off the toe end and then begin to roll sock to make it look like a doughnut, then pull hair into a low pony tail, pull pony tail through the hole in sock doughnut, spread hair around sock, then secure with band, wrap loose ends around sock (can also braid loose ends and then wrap around). Once you do it a couple of times it is very quick, stays put well, and looks nice.