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!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bump without the Bumpits ***No Back Combing***

I not only use this method when doing Aubrey's hair, but also use it on myself!

The best part? No back combing required!

To start, seperate a front section of hair.

Add a small, loose pony behind that section. The amount of hair you use to make this pony will determine the size of your "bump".

Position the pony towards the front of the head to create the bump.

Add bobby pins by using the "X" method. To ensure the bobby pins are secured and the style will last all day, attach them to the base of the hair that is included in the pony. That way it is sure to not go anywhere!

Spray the bump with hairspray and immediately comb the seperated front section of hair over it and secure with pins. *attach the pins to the previous ones for a secure hold using the "X" method*

Then just finish the style however you choose! For this style I crossed hair over each side to cover up the booby pins and attached it to the opposite pony.

Super easy to do and lasts all day (Aubrey wore this for two days).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Loops, Braids, & Ribbon....oh my!

For her first day of dance camp Aubrey wanted a
fancy  'do.
We combined Girly Do Hair Style's  For Kimberly 'do with Princess Hairstyle's  Patriotic Ribbon Cornrows and our own style. This is what we came up with.
To start, I braided a "X" on the top of her head and again on each side.
Then, divided the remaining hair into three ponies and attached the braids.
After that the ponies were made into loops using our Topsey Tail just like our  Super Easy Up 'Do . Lastly, the ribbon was added.
It actually was a pretty simple 'do and lasted through not only dance but the next day of YMCA camp too!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Super Star

We came up with this style for the 4th of July, however anytime your girly wants to be a super star this would be a fun 'do!

Because the parade Aubrey was going to be in for dance was in the morning, we actually started this the night before. First I made three ponies.

I split the top one in two and then put bands in until they were long enough to connect to the side ponies.

Next, I added three more ponies~ one on each side and one in the middle.

Then four more. All of the ponies became anchors. The pony in the middle was split, bands were added, and then attached to the two ponies beneath it,  just like the first top pony was. This allowed me to end the style with two pigtails.

My original plan was to add two big bows to the pigtails but they seemed to get in the way of the style.

Total time: 1 hour (luckily it was really hot out and Aubrey was happy to sit in the AC watching a movie)!

Even though it took a long time from start to finish, this style lasted three days so I think it was worth it!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Double Twist

Aubrey wanted a fancy 'do for kindergarten graduation, so this is what we came up with!

To start, I parted her hair from ear to ear and made two small ponies.

Next, I divided the remaining hair in half and secured the top section temporarily.

After watching the video tutorial over at Shaunell's Hair, I attempted a side twist braid. I ended it by anchoring it to one of the small ponies.

Then I took all the hair from the temporary clip and made another side twist braid. With this one I started on the opposite side of her head and ended at the other pony.

Next, I laced it up with ribbon.

Last, I just made some messy buns and added matching bows!

Total time: 25 minutes *This took a little long because I am still learning how to do a twist braid.

All ready for graduation!

Thanks for looking and happy hair doing!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Double The Fun Braided Headband

Usually Aubrey's hair is in an updo style but today we were looking for something a little different. This is what we came up with.
To start, I sectioned out the front of her hair and pulled the rest into a pony. Then I parted that hair down the middle of her head and made puff braids on each side.
This is what the top of her head looked like:
Next, added an extra elastic to each side.
Using another elastic, loosely connected the two tails while crossed over each other.
Then, just braided each tail.
Next, I got out my trusty Topsey Tail and used it to weave the braided tails in and out of the puff braid. (sorry for the bad picture)
This is what it then looked like:
I took the ends of the braids and connected them using a clear elastic at the base of her head. If your working with shorter hair, you could make pigtails and just at the ends to them.
Curled the ends of her hair and we were good to go!
This was actually a really quick style! Curling her hair took longer than the rest of the 'do.
It also held up well through the entire weekend!