Monday, September 12, 2011

Pigtails At The End Of The Rainbow

A recent rainbow was the inspiration for this style.
First I five half french braids into her hair,
And then put her hair into pigtails.
By using a plastic needle (purchased in the craft department at Walmart), I weaved the ribbon into her hair.
This is what it looked like:
The loose ends were tied into bows at each pigtail.
And Aubrey got her rainbow!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hair Clip Gift

We try to instill the importance of putting thought into gifts so when Aubrey wanted to make a present for her friend's birthday I was excited to help her.
This is what we came up with.
Aubrey painted a flower pot. We filled the pot with glass rocks to hold up the stems (wood dowels).
And I made several bows and flower clips by following the instructions on this site: flower hair clip tutorial

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Knotty Curls Updo

This is a really quick updo that does not require any braiding.
If you can tie a shoe, you can do this style!
side view:
We started with damp hair.
I seperated her hair into two pony tails, leaving out the front section. If you are in a hurry or if your daughter's hair is thin, I recomend just making one pony.
Then twist and secure the front section to a pony.
Ribbon was threaded through the two pony tails.
Next, seperate a section of hair into two (at this point I added gel).
Procede like you are tying a knot.
Do not pull tight and continue to make "knots" until you have a long string.
When you reach the end, gather your string of knots on the top of her head and pin.
Repeat with the rest of the hair. For Aubrey, I made three strings of knots in each pony tail.
After her hair was up, I finished the style by "sewing" the ribbon into her curls with a plastic needle just like in our Dressed Up Ballerina Bun tutorial.
And added a side clip.
Total time: 10 minutes without the ribbon
In June my Mom wore this 'do to a banquet.
These pictures were taken afterwards that evening.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Style With Feather Extension, Great For Tweens!

For a birthday present, Aubrey's friend brought her to get a hair and feather extension. She was very excited to show off her new bright pink hair so we came up with this simply sweet 'do.

To start, I parted her hair and grabbed a section in front of and behind the extension, but not including the extension. This was done to ensure the connector bead would not be visible after the style was finished.

Next I french braided around her crown, only taking sections of hair from the top. The braid was ended just short of the back of her head.

Then the other side was braided the same way.

I purposly did not have the braids end directly together so there wouldn't be a part in the finished style. Next I secured the two braids along with the middle section of hair.

And took out the ends of the original braid and added some curls.

In the end she was able to show off her new extension and her hair was kept up and out of her face!

Total braiding time: 10 minutes.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stay Tuned!

Hi everyone!
It sure has been awhile.
Even though I have not posted
 since last August (yikes!),
I have had several new fans
 on our Facebook page
and have received comments
 on previous posts.
You really have flattered me!
I have a few new styles
in mind and my goal
 is to start posting weekly again.
Stay tuned...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Last all day Messy Bun

I love finishing a 'do with a messy bun but find that it is usually falling out by the afternoon. This is the only way I have found to style a messy bun that will last the entire day.

To start, make a high side pony.

For a little fun, we added colored hair to the pony.

Next, divide the pony into three sections.

Take one section and make a loop.

Secure the loop with a clear elastic (looking back, I wish at this point I would have added a little gel to keep the flyaways down).

Make loops with the other two sections.

Continue to make loops with the rest of the hair.

Add a few booby pins to secure the loops in place covering any visible elastics.

That is it! This took me ten minutes and lasted all day!