Monday, June 29, 2009

Braided Bead Star

I know, I know.... another Fourth of July hairstyle. Are you getting sick of it yet? Don't worry the fourth is almost here and then I promise I'll move on to other things. For some reason It's so much fun coming up with hair-dos for holidays. If you didn't get to see the first ones see HERE and HERE.

For this hair-do you will need some red, white, and blue beads. Four pieces of pipe cleaner (we used red), and pipe cleaner is super cheap. Last but not least bows, or some Holiday flavored ribbon.


Start with a small section of hair in the front/middle of her head.
Do a pull-through knot.
Make 2 more small ponytails on each side of the first. Do a pull through in each of these as well.

Hopefully everyone knows what a pull through knot is. If not I am going to try and post some Hair basics in Video form, I just have to learn how first:)

Pull the hair from the 3 ponytails out of the way and then do some regular ol' piggy tails.
I took 2 pieces of pipe cleaner and pushed them through the underneath side of the pull through knot. Next I twisted about a 1/2 an inch of the pipe cleaner around itself (see picture above). Split the middle section into 2 pieces.

Make a braid using the pipe cleaner as 1 of the strands.

Each time before I braided the pipe cleaner into the hair I strung on 1 bead alternating the colors.

Secure the left section of the middle piece to the left piggy tail. Do the same thing on the right.

Now move to the outer sections of hair. Braid them using the same technique. Secure the bottom of the outer pieces with an elastic.

Next I took the outer braids and crossed them over to the opposite side piggy tail. Notice I weaved them under the already secured braids. Secure and add your bow or ribbon. I curled her piggy tails under and sprayed with hairspray.

Top View
Side View
Back View
Front View.
If you didn't notice this is one our favorite holidays, and all of these hair-dos are making us excited. Not to mention I get Friday off of work!!! Yeah a three day weekend, and some fireworks, what more could I ask for?

26 comments:

Noah's Mommy said...

how cute is that?.....

Welcome to the SITSdahood....so happy you are here

kel said...

wow!!! that is so cool!

The Petersons-Hairstyles For Girls said...

Cute! I love the beads.

monica said...

Love that how cute!

Stopping by from SITS!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

WoW! WOW!!! That's incredible! I wish I had hair skills!

Valerie said...

That is just too cute!

I am hopping over from SITS to welcome you! I know your going to love being a part of our community!

Joy said...

You have amazing hair-do skillz!

Stopping by to say welcome to the SITS community!

Mama Mel said...

I am just amazed every time I see a new hair-do on your daughter! So cool!

Liz said...

I love what you did to your daughter's hair. I have 3 girls of my own and I am always looking for something different to do to their hair.

Stopping by from SITS to say Hi.

Alluring Interiors said...

Wow...you're so talented! You rOckeD iT OuT mom!

Yaya said...

That's so cool! Congrats on being the first sits commenter today!

parentingBYdummies said...

Isn't being first fun? Came over from SITS and decided I'm jealous. Jealous that you have so much lovely hair to play with! I have three boys and I'd like to think if I had a daughter I'd do her hair in pretty little styles every single day, even though I only do mine at all like once a week:)!

The Dimino's said...

Love the hair!!! Just stopping by from SITS!!

LisaLisa said...

Dropping in from SITStas....love the hair do's just so cute!

Angie said...

Very Cute. We will definitely have to try that one this weekend!

Lee said...

Beautiful hair ideas! And your daughter's hair is so shiny!! AND how do you get her to sit still!! My daughter can't sit long enough to let me BRUSH her hair!! Stopping in from SITS!

Donna Gotlib said...

Very Sweet. She is beautiful and has gorgeous hair!

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

Hmmm, been here before I think! :) But this time stopping by as part of the Welcome Wagon from SITS to say hi & welcome to the SITSAhood! Love this do btw! So fun.

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

That hair design is really stinkin cute!
Do you think it would work on short hair too? I might just have to give it a try if my 3yo will sit still long enough.
Stopping by from SITS to say welcome to our wonderful SITStahood!

Dawn

BOB said...

UMMM....good you be any more freakin talented! HOLY COW this is art! Im inpressed!

Aubrey said...

Coming by from SITS with a big HELLO & Welcome!

bluecottonmemory said...

It would be so great to hear the dialogue going on in your daughter's head through all this. Does she get paid for this venture?LOL Remembe, I have boys. Just running a comb through their hair creates the potential for a world war.

I sooo love your hairstyles. You've got some great talent there:)

TuTu's Bliss said...

You outdid yourself this time!! That girl needs to be in a parade. Her smile and her hairstyle are need to go national!!

Julie said...

So pretty! Your daughter must be so patient...I do good to get the tangles out on my girl :)

Stephanie said...

LOVE this one, too!! You have talent! :-)

My 2 year old doesn't have enough hair to do much of anything yet...but she will soon enough! ;-)

Following your blog!