We Tried Out Pinterest Hair Tutorials And This Is What Happened

Looks like things are about to get Pinteresting.

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2. With Pinterest being one of the most popular beauty resources, we got five women with different hair types to try out the most popular DIY hairstyles.

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Allison: I’m Jewish so I got that Jew hair: longish, darkish, curlyish, frizzyish.

Kirsten: I have short, thick, wavy hair. I’ve never been very into doing my hair, so this is going to be interesting for me. I’ll be excited if I can find some quick, easy hairstyles.

Candace: Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been “blessed” with more hair than I can handle. It always air-dries into a a grown-ass Simba mane.

Kristin: I have long, fine, curly hair. If it’s too long I look like a cocker spaniel; if it’s too short, it frizzes up and I look like a clown. I am bad at Pinterest, so I do not have high hopes for this.

Sheridan: Well, I’m black. But really, I like to describe my hair as “What the fuck are you?” It does this weird curly-wavy-straight thing and there’s a reason why I see my hairdresser as often as possible.

4. The Half-Crown Braid Tutorial from Hair Romance from the front…

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6. …and from the back:

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Allison: Not to be Allison Bragg, but I was pretty sure this one was going to be easy for me since I’ve been known to dabble in the braid crown. My technique is typically the poor man’s version of this, so I was a little thrown off, but overall it was pretty easy.

Kirsten: This one isn’t bad. I mean, I am pretty bad at hair, but I can conquer a braid, so this one wasn’t terrible for me. Though I do wish I had some Rapunzel locks to make this look cooler.

Candace: Braiding is actually a way for me to pin down the puffiness of my hair. It was hard to determine how much hair to actually grab though. I was really proud of my braids, so I discovered I DID get something out of Girl Scouts.

Kristin: I got lucky. I got so lucky. I was not expecting this turn out OK and THEN IT TOTALLY DID. I haven’t seen it from the back, but I suspect I am living the American hair dream. Also, taking this out was easier than putting this in.

Sheridan: Like WTF kind of black magic is this shit? The chick’s hair looks FLAWLESS in the tutorial, and if she’s gonna tell me she didn’t blow-dry, straighten, then perfectly wave the bottom in order to have a good base to do this, then buh-bye. In the end, it didn’t look as terrible as I thought it would, but let’s be honest, this style is for longer hair.

8. The Two-Minute Updo With a Headband from Hello Natural

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Allison: LOL! We all looked like George Washington or judges from the 18th century.

Kirsten: Is my rat tail out? My ears kept poking out like that girl from Lord of the Rings. Actually, just Orlando Bloom. But like a not-hot version. Also, this did not take me two minutes. This could come out at any second. Actually — like right now, it is coming out right now.

Candace: I think my hair is just too damn thick for the Pinterest lifestyle. I aimed for 1920s chic, but because of how bad I am with hair, I got George Washington mixed with Princess Leia.

Kristin: I think this only takes two minutes if you are good at things, which I am not. Also, my hair is way too fine for this. I feel like I’m wearing a hat. Allison and Kirsten look good, though.

Sheridan: I feel like it’s the Regency era and I’m a Bennet sister but no one mentions me because I’m worse than Lydia.

10. The Easy Hair Bow from Beautylish

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Allison: I was so excited for this one because it’s a BOW MADE OF HAIR, GUYS! But it ended up looking like three buns on the top of my head. Whatever, I’m not mad at it. Going to try this every day for the rest of 2015 and see if I can perfect it. Hoping to really nail it down as my summer look.

Kirsten: I feel like this is a hairstyle that I would see on Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century. Or maybe Ariana Grande would wear this and people would look at you like, “How does that girl not have a headache?”

Candace: I swear, it is pretty much impossible for me to line something up perfectly in the center of my head. I need to live in the ’80s where everything was to the side. I’m proud because I could actually get a semi-decent bow, but the lopsidedness was so sad, so, so sad.

Kristin: Look, I’ve always wanted to join the Mickey Mouse Club, so this worked out fine for me.

Sheridan: LOL. No.

12. The Half-Up Criss-Cross Updo from Ma Nouvelle Mode from the side…

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14. …and from the back:

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Allison: I don’t get this one at all. It’s just like a half pony thing? Also teasing my hair is a big mistake, and I know not to go there.

Kirsten: When I teased my hair that gave me a nice “after sex” look, but not the kind you want, the kind where you run into the bathroom and fix yourself so the person isn’t terrified of you.

Candace: So, I feel like Snooki pre-baby right now, and I’m ready for my duckface selfie. You’re supposed to tease your hair for more volume in the tutorial, and I should have known not to do that based on how poofy my hair already is.

Kristin: This took me three tries. I tried so hard, you guys, but all I got was mad bumps. My hair just didn’t wanna. No amount of back-combing was gonna make this happen for me. Now I just have a head full of frizz.

Sheridan: So, according to the tutorial, short hair girls can totally rock this hairstyle, and I have to say…doesn’t look too terrible. The teasing was my favorite part — it brought me back to my picturesque New Jersey childhood in which bumps were REQUIRED. I wish I had a little bit straighter hair just so that the sides would look less frizzy and a little more ~sleek~ but I didn’t hate this so SUCCESS.

16. The Straightened Braid Waves Tutorial from Hey Wanderer

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Allison: This made me look like I’m in an ’80s hair band. I guess it’s supposed to curl your hair, but it kind of straightened mine?

Kirsten: I think I should have tried larger braids because I kinda look like I got electrocuted. This hairstyle was described as “after beach” wavy and I look like “after I got caught in the undertow” wavy.

Candace: Welp, I was super excited about this, thinking, “YAS I can finally do my hair in under an hour.” Wrong, so wrong. I ended up getting this, like, ’00s middle school crimped-lion hybrid. I made my natural waves turn into teeny tiny riptides. I feel like I have no skill.

Kristin: Yeah, my hair looks the same.

Sheridan: I feel like this hairstyle actually made my hair look straighter. I could totally rock this look normally — no sarcasm. Maybe people will mistake me for Solange Knowles. Don’t white people think that all black people look alike? They’ll be like, “Black girl, big hair, Solange, Solange!” I’m just getting carried away now. This one is an A+, y’all.

18. After putting our hair expertise to the test, we had some final thoughts:

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Allison: I don’t even own a brush, hair dryer, or straightener, soooo I suppose I’m not the target demo here. I prefer to keep my look au naturel, but I am a big fan of all these braids and bows and will definitely incorporate them into my look (summer 2015 here I come).

Kirsten: I’m the type of person that can’t even get all of my hair into a ponytail correctly, so these tutorials were hard for me to say the least. They are advertised as being super easy and quick to do, but if you don’t have fine, long, wavy hair I think they don’t work as well.

Candace: I mean, it’s always been incredibly hard to do anything with my hair, and I know I am an exception, but people still have insanely thick hair like me. I guess there really are hairstyles that are specifically for certain hair, and that’s OK. To those with coarse and unruly hair out there, you’re NOT alone.

Kristin: I think the important takeaway here is that doing your hair is hard, and being good at it is harder, so everyone should just try to be a little nicer and more patient with themselves because we all have to go through a lot of bologna to look good in the morning.

Sheridan: I’m glad I got to be a part of this and represent the awkward black girl who doesn’t know how to do her own hair, but this honestly just reaffirmed my belief that you don’t get in between a black woman and her weekly hairdresser, whether that’s her sister, mom, paid professional, aunt, or even a dad who knows how to wield a comb like no other.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/candacelowry/this-is-what-pinterest-hair-tutorials-actually-look-like-on

Exjon speculates on Wendy Davis ‘Mark II’ [Photoshop]

Twitchy favorite @exjon posted a Photoshop with a very fitting analogy to the Wendy Davis Campaign.

Some people got the “This is Spinal Tap” reference. A lot of people didn’t, and they should feel bad.

She’ll likely be performing “Lunatic Odyssey” a free-form leftist exploration in front of an MSNBC crowd.

Oh and in case you aren’t familiar with the movie being referenced, here’s a taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/22/exjon-speculates-on-wendy-davis-mark-ii-photoshop/

Oops! Tennessee Dems nominate nutty conspiracy-monger for US Senate

Heckuva job, Tennessee Dems!

Dems. in Tenn. nominate anti-gay conspiracy theorist for US Senate. And NOW the Tenn. Dem. Party disavows him. Oops. http://t.co/JLKoBLzF

— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) August 3, 2012

I'm still laughing at the @TNDP's senate candidate…. imagine if Basil Marceaux had won GOP nomination. That's what Mark Clayton did.

— RAYBURN AMERICA (@RayburnThompson) August 3, 2012

We’re guessing the GOP won’t have any trouble hanging onto the seat currently held by junior Sen. Bob Corker. Meet Mark Clayton, the Tennessee Democrats’ candidate for U.S. Senate.

Mark Clayton believes the federal government is building a massive, four-football-field wide superhighway

— Trevor Bort (@trevor_0) August 3, 2012

Tennessee Democratic Senate nominee also worried about "FEMA prison camps," NAFTA superhighway: http://t.co/cqsK5JIt

— Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) August 3, 2012

#WeAreDoomed Tenn. Dem Senate nominee believes Arnold Schwarzenegger will "fulfill Hitler's superman scenario." http://t.co/UC8ItCQo

— Steven Strauss (@Steven_Strauss) August 3, 2012

FEMA camps and secret superhighways and Hitler, oh my!

The Dems sure now how to pick ’em.

Nice vetting job by the Dems. MT @tndp: TNDP won't be supporting Mark Clayton 4 Senate. We urge Dems to write-in the name of their choosing

— Chris Devaney (@ChairmanDevaney) August 3, 2012

How was Mark Clayton certified as a Democratic candidate in the first place? Where was the vetting? @TNDP #SMH

— Steve Ross (@vibinc) August 3, 2012

The Tennessee Democratic Party released a statement condemning Clayton … after he won the election.

The Tennessee Democratic Party will not be supporting Mark Clayton for Senate. We urge Democrats to write-in the name of their choosing.

— Tennessee Democrats (@tndp) August 3, 2012

TNDP on Senate primary winner Mark Clayton: "TNDP disavows his candidacy, and will not do anything to promote or support him in any way."

— James Harrison (@jharrisonAVL) August 3, 2012

Nearly 50k Tennesseans made him the Democratic U.S. Senate nominee. Now @tndp doesn't want Mark Clayton representing them. Story on NC5 @ 10

— Adam Ghassemi (@NC5_AGhassemi) August 4, 2012

Totally not their fault! They had Important Things™ to do.

HA! But, by all means, keep focusing on Chick-fil-A: http://t.co/M0alRg1A

— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) August 3, 2012

Libs were quick to blame just about anyone other than the Democratic Party.

TN too much fluoride not enuf chlorine in H2O? Dems Nominate Anti-Gay Conspiracy Theorist for Senate | Mother Jones – http://t.co/j1MkbBSG

— Mike (@msmarph) August 3, 2012

Must be all those “low-information voters.”

Did you vote for Clayton for Senate because his name was first on the ballot? Well, the state Dems are disavowing him: http://t.co/64ZX52oU

— Metro Pulse (@metropulse) August 3, 2012

Neo-con plant!!!111!!

not sure what to make of this… are neocon whack jobs running as Dems now, or is this guy just a whack job…… http://t.co/K8JREEoG

— Pro'Centralists (@ProCentralists) August 3, 2012

True, it’s not like the Democrats ever nominate hilariously embarrassing candidates. Cough – Alvin Greene – cough.

Really Tennessee Dems? You’ve officially entered South Carolina territory. Congratulations. http://t.co/o9nfmqCK

— a burning would (@TheDarkMercury) August 3, 2012

And now that the cat is out of the bag, Clayton “doesn’t count” as a Dem.

Want to know more about why Clayton doesn't count as a Democrat? Read this: http://t.co/K8LVpMY9

— Metro Pulse (@metropulse) August 3, 2012

Exit question:

An important question: Will Mark Clayton be attending the Democratic National Convention?

— J.R. Lind (@jrlind) August 3, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/04/oops-tennessee-dems-nominate-nutty-conspiracy-monger-for-us-senate/

‘I’ve never met Uncle Omar’: An incomplete list of #LiesObamaToldUs

The #LiesObamaToldUs hashtag is trending in the U.S.:

liesobamatoldus

It appears to have started today with this snarky tweet:

And took off from there big time:

#LiesObamaToldUs

I didn't enjoy humiliating the WWII vets

#tcot #tlot #ccot #tgdn #RedNationRising #ORPUW— Martel Plieiades (@MartelPlieiades) December 07, 2013

#LiesObamaToldUs

I didn't enjoy locking out the school tours of the WH

#tcot #tlot #ccot #tgdn #RedNationRising #ORPUW— Martel Plieiades (@MartelPlieiades) December 07, 2013

#LiesObamaToldUs

I am not waging a war on coal

#tcot #tlot #ccot #tgdn #RedNationRising #ORPUW— Martel Plieiades (@MartelPlieiades) December 07, 2013

And of course, we saved one of the biggest for last:

http://twitter.com/#!/Repub_Princess/status/409109782709039104

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/06/ive-never-met-uncle-omar-an-incomplete-list-of-liesobamatoldus/