Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dressed Up Ballerina Bun

We came up with this cute 'do for dance class!

To start, first I pulled her hair back into a pony tail and then made a sock bun just like in our post Quick and Easy Barbie Bun

I wrapped her hair around the base of the bun and pinned it into place.

Got out my plastic craft needle and ribbon.

And began sewing the ribbon around the bun. The ribbon really helped to hold it into place. **I found it worked best to sew going into the middle of the bun and come out the sides.

At this point I wrabbed and tied a wider ribbon around the base.

You could just tie that ribbon into a bow and leave the ends hanging down. I happen to have a large matching clip.

Then I snipped the ends of the ribbon.

I added a little gel and hairspray to make sure that it lasted through a day of school and then dance class!

I think it also would look cute if you made "X's" with the ribbon around the bun.

Total time~ 10 minutes!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"X Marks the Spot" made easy

I am really busy this week so this is a quick post of my absolute favorite hairstyle.
I saw the "X" Marks the Spot post by Jenn over at Girly Do Hair Styles and fell in love with it immediately! The only problem; I really struggle with dutch braids. In order to pull off the look without the work, I began with seven rope braids. The top of each rope braid was started with a pull through using my trusty "topsey tail" to give it a more finished look.
I then gathered all her hair that was not included in the braids into a low pony and attached the rope braids to it. Everything after this point was the same that Jenn did~ laced it up with ribbon and made a messy bun. Since rope braids are fast and easy, this style actually didn't take that long. Aubrey wore this for the entire weekend and was still receiving compliments on Sunday.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Giveaway Winner

I really want to Thank everyone for their enteries! I received some unbelievable pictures to be added to our "follower gallery" and hope to get those posted this weekend.

As promised, I used random.org to choose the winner (I can't figure out how to post the picture on here~ if anyone knows how, please let me know). The random comment chosen was........#29!!! Jill, please e-mail me and let me know if you would like the flowers attached to bobby pins or lined alligator clips and I will get those out to you this week!

Thanks again for all the enteries! I hope you have a good hair day!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Crown of Bands

I have to confess; I cannot do a side twist braid. No matter how many times
I practice, it never turns out! So Aubrey could still have the "princess crown"
look, we came up with this easy style. 
We started with crazy hair this morning due to yesterday's braids.
After it was brushed I made a small side pony.
Then another, adding the previous pony as we went.
**Notice she is eating pears? Many people have asked me how I
get her to sit for hair styles. I do her hair every morning during breakfast
when she is sitting still. It works like a charm!
The ponies continued across her head untill all her hair was included.
Then bands were put in to the end of her hair.
The end was then just wrapped around to where we started and pinned.
We added a flower and she was set to go!
Aubrey got her "crown" and I didn't have to make another attempt
at a side twist braid!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Are You Feeling Lucky? First Giveaway!

I am soooo excited to announce our first giveaway!
As you probably have noticed, Aubrey loves to be girly and usually is wearing a flower in her.
Because I am cheap frugal, I make a majority of those accessories!
Now that all of our snow has melted and and it is starting to feel like spring around here,
 I whipped up a dozen extras for our first giveaway!
The winner will receive all six pairs of these flowers.
Wouldn't they look sweet displayed on a bow holder?
How about in a cute pig tail 'do?
Maybe for a mother/daughter matching hairstyle?
 Ways To Enter: 1. Become a follower and leave a comment. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment.
                              2. Become a fan on facebook and leave a comment. If you are already a fan, just leave a comment.
                              3. Link to my blog on your blog, facebook or website telling about the giveaway. (Leave your link in the comment  so I can see it).
                              4. Email me a style you have done to be posted under our "Follower Gallery" tab and leave a comment.
**Make sure each entry is a seperate comment.
That is a total of four chances to win!
At noon CST on Saturday, March 20th I will pick a winner using random.org The winner will then need to let me know if they want the flowers attached to lined alligator clips or bobbie pins (we use bobbie pins). Good luck!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Super Easy Up 'Do ~Two ways to wear it!

This is a quick and easy up 'do! It seriously took me 10 min.
total from start to finish and I was taking pictures too!

To start, I broke out my trusty "Topsy Tail" (bought for only $1 on ebay).
Then made a high side pony, secured with a clear elastic.

Next, the pony was divided into three.

One section was threaded through the topsy tail.

And pulled through under the pony.....

but not all the way,
just until a nice pouf formed.

This was continued with the other two sections on hair.
Depending on how long your girly's hair is, you may want to make more than
one pouf with each section. Aubrey's hair is waist length and I made a
total of three poufs with each section.

The ends were then tucked in with pins.

We added her dance flower clip because she was
having costume pictures taken this afternoon.

After pictures, we spent a few hours at an indoor playground.
This style held up through the entire day!!!

The next day I used the same technique but instead of one pony to start
out with, I put in three. This is the result:

Aubrey's hair is thick so we were able to pull off the look with
three ponies. If you are working with hair on the thinner side,
I would recommend just one pony.

Hope you have as much fun with this style as we did!!!