Friday, February 19, 2010

First Post~ Knotty Headband

For the pass few months I have been obsessed with following blogs. I start everyday by checking to see if there are any new posts by my favorite bloggers! Now that my good friend Missy started her own blog, she has inspired me to do the same! This particular hairstyle happens to be one that Aubrey wore to a birthday party at Missy's house. Hope you enjoy it!

Aubrey had a pink headband with a bow on it that matched the dress she was going to wear perfectly. The problem: headbands NEVER stay in her hair. So we improvised a little.

To start we gathered our supplies: bobby pins, brush, comb, headband, and wet set lotion from Sally's.

Next I misted her hair with water and parted it behind her ears, pulling the hair that would not be included in the headband into a temporary pony tail. I then made a side part where the bow on the beadband would be.

Then I made a horizontal part with the headband hair, temporary clipped it off to the sides and inserted the head band.

At this step I thoroughly misted her hair with the prepared wet set lotion (2-3 parts water to 1 part lotion). Next comes the knots. I unclipped the headband hair and grabbed a small section from both sides.

Those two sections of hair were then tied just like when you tie shoe laces.
Looking back now, I would have made the first knot actually under the bow. Next I continued the knots down the headband, adding a little more hair each time from both sides (similar to french braiding).
When I reached the other side, I tied it off with a clear elastic.
I repeated the first steps on the other side. Again, next time I would make my first knot directly under the bow to hide more of the headband.

At this time I pulled all the hair from the back that was in the temporary ponytail into a side ponytail right where my first row of knots ended. Next, I took the tail from my second row of knots and included it into the side ponytail using pins to secure it, covering up the back part at the same time to give it a more finished look.
I curled the ends of the pony and this is what we had:
View from the other side:
Total time: about 20 minutes.

We spent the entire next day at home. Even though I slipped the headband out, the style seemed to stay in (thanks to the wet set lotion). You can kind of see it in this picture of Aubrey with her AG doll and the x-mas tree she decorated all by herself!


  1. So cute! It's like Shaunell's daisy chain braid, over a cute headband! question: how did you slip that headband out? Amazing!

  2. Really neat trick! Love the way the headband shows through the hair! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I was able to slip it out through the "window" where the knots are not connected (the spot left open for the bow to show through).