Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pre-view... My upcoming Giveaway

FYI- I am going to be starting a really fun giveaway next Monday (June 1st) So be sure to come back and check it out. It will be a 3 part giveaway. I will be doing 3 giveaways over a 6 week period, and all of them will have 2 chances of winning! I have some really fun stuff to giveaway. Not all of it's hair-related, but it all has something to do with spending time with our families/and or making our daughters look fabulous!!! So don't miss out.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Braided with two Braids

I really liked this. There was just something about it to me.

I felt a little bad when she was worried about riding her bike because the helmet would mess up her hair. You are obviously obsessed when your child is concerned about hair over play!

I just noticed I start alot of my hair-dos the same!!! Part the hair down the middle and then part out a small section up front from the part to the middle of her ear.

Then part a small section on the back side of the part like shown in the picture ( It really is true a picture is worth a thousand words... sometimes I can't seem to find the words that clearly explain what the picture does).

Braid both of the sections you parted out. tie them off with elastics. The middle will act as the middle strand of a braid.

Pretend like this is a regular braid by taking the two small braids and crossing them over each other in a X shape.

Then continue to braid them as you would any braid. Tie the end off with an elastic.

This is what it should look like. I then curled the ends under and tied a ribbon covering each elastic.
Back View.


The end result. Love it! But I love it all. Maybe it's all great ...or maybe SHE'S just great:).

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Squid Bun

See how the hair thing (squid) is pulled up through the middle of the bun?

I call this hair-do the Squid bun because that's what my daughter calls those hair things. Ya know the ones with the ribbon hanging down all over the place. She likes it cause when it's like this it reminds her of a squid. Hence...the name. We also like to do it with a bun on each side like this. It is actually cuter with 2 but it's all the same. You get the idea.

First you need a squid (see picture above) a cute scrunchy and some bobby pins. Oh yeah, and Hairspray. Don't forget the hairspray.

Pull the hair into a ponytail. For those of you who don't care for a side ponytail ;) you can always place it on the back of the head.
Now put the hair thing (squid) around the ponytail.

Take and twist the hair and wrap it around itself at the base of her head pulling the squid up through the middle of the bun.
Secure bun with bobby pins. This is what it looks like from the back.

See how the hair thing (squid) is pulled up through the middle of the bun?

Then we just put the scrunchy around the base.

Look how excited she is for school!!! Too bad that doesn't last forever.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Simple 3 into 1

This is one we did about a week or so ago. I love complex...but nothing beats simplicity. This is just three basic braids tied into one.

I can't stand how cute she is. I love doing her hair. I can't help myself.

First I started by making a part down the middle of her head and then down to the middle of her ear on each side.

Next I made three sections on each side and braided them. Giving me a total of six braids. As you can tell in the picture I only braided them each a few inches. Then I hooked them together with a small elastic. Repeat on both sides. Now take those pieces and braid them and hook together in the back.

I like to take the braids and flip them in front of her head and spray the hair down so it lays nice and flat for when you bring the braids back over.

This is the best close-up I got a picture of. I wish I would've taken a close-up from the side.

Curl the ends under. ( I always do this. Her hair isn't done until it's curled under) I chose not to put any accessories in her hair. The elastics match her outfit and I thought by not adding a hair thing it added to the simple elegance of the style.

Front view of completed product. My pictures do not do this justice. It really was quite beautiful.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Hidden Headband

I really loved this one. It was fun and I thought it turned out really well. I personally have a love/hate relationship with headbands. So this is just one of my many headband ideas to help keep the headband in place.

I hate when they get home from school and you can tell they have taken the headband off and put it back on at least 100 times.

I like to do this hairdo with pretty wet hair. I started with a part down to the middle of her ear on each side. Then I pull the rest of the hair back into a ponytail to help keep it out of the way.

Then I took that section of hair and parted IT down the middle. Now you have the 2 sections of hair.

Twist the back section of hair and use a barrette or a clip to keep it out of the way.
(do this on both sides)
Now you can take your headband and place it over the part you just made. It works best if you use a skinny headband.

Unhook the hair from the back of her head that is secured with barrettes. Divide out a square section. Make sure to use the hair that is on both sides of the headband. Now split the square section into 2 sections (like shown in the picture). Tie it into a knot by wrapping one strand under the other.

Pull the knot tight. You now have one section on the back side, and one in the front. You will use the one in the front to add to the next knot.

The section in the back needs to be pulled tight. Secure it with a barrette.

Repeat the steps above until you have reached the bottom of that side.

After you make the last knot secure BOTH sections in the back. Repeat on the other side.

Take the sections that were secured down and pull them together in the back with an elastic.
I like to add a hair thing to cover the elastic. Curl the ends under and it's done!!!

Front/Side Close-Up

Top View

Back View

The Completed Product!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Adorable friends, and a sneak peek!

This is an adorable picture of Aryanna and her best friend Lizzie
(Also yesterday's model). We were getting ready to go on a Picnic!!! I posted Lizzie's hair-do yesterday and if want to see if from the back or get step by steps scroll down to my last post! Now... if you would like to see Aryanna's hair-do (Hidden Headband) Come back again tomorrow for step by steps and some better close-ups and a back view!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Braided Ponytails...and a new Model!!!

I am going to start off this post and tell you about this beautiful model we have here today!!! This is Lizzie. AKA Lizzie Bunny, Liza Loo, Liza Moo, Liza Loo Moo, Or if you want you can call her by her actual name....Eliza.

She just happens to be my oldest daughter's bestest friend. She lives 30 seconds away. They are always saying that they are sisters and not best friends. We love to have her over....and I LOVE TO DO HER HAIR!!!

Here is a beautiful picture of her standing on my front porch (after we did her hair).

First I started by making a large triangle shaped ponytail in the middle of her head.

Then I took the hair on the right side of the ponytail and pulled it covering the part.

Then I made that piece into a small ponytail next to the first one.

Next, I did the same thing on the left side of her head. Pulling it over to hide the part and making it into a small ponytail.

I skipped the step where I did the same thing with the hair underneath. So if you look closely at the picture there are 3 more ponytails underneath the first three. So there are a total of 6 ponytails.

Take the first 3 ponytails and start to braid them.
Continue braiding until you get to the next 3 ponytails.

At this point you want to add the left ponytail to the left strand of the braid, the middle ponytail to the middle strand of the braid, and the right ponytail to the right strand of the braid.

Continue braiding to the bottom and tie off with an elastic. Spray it with Hairspray. I am the queen of hairspray!!!

We only pulled the hair out of the elastic part way to give it a Spikey look. Then add whatever accessories you want to add.
And Voila! Thanks for being my model Lizzie!!! I'm sure we'll see you again soon.