Friday, January 29, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Make it or Break it Another Lauren Hairstyle Braid to Bun

Lauren's hair on Make it or Break it TV show is one of our favorites. We love braids and she always has the cutest braids. So here is another one of our replications of her hair.
I started by making a french braid that started by hugging the front top of her hair and curved around her hair and ended just below the opposite ear.

The picture below shows the braid from the back.

Now pull the remaining hair into a low pony below her ear and include the braid.

Then just make a cute messy bun.

Real Bride: Patricia

This is a lovely long hairstyle worn with a veil.

Courtesy of Jen Huang Photography
Patricia & Charles
Harlem, NY

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Another Not Hair Related but Cute

I believe in the tooth fairy

I believe in the Easter bunny

I believe in Santa, too

My Grand daughter ask me this year, "Grandma do you believe in Santa Clause?" I replied without hesitation "Yes Kaylee I do believe."

I believe in all things good. You might ask how the tooth fairy, the Easter bunny and Santa are good. In my experience they teach us at a very young age to believe in things we cannot see, touch or smell. They can lay the foundation for believing in greater unseen things as we mature. They help children to believe in their dreams. They help children to have faith in things they can not see.As we realize that the tooth fairy, the Easter bunny and Santa are not as we perceived them, we are old enough to learn that their gifts were real and that the love they were given with was also real. By this time we have learned much more about life, relationships and values. If you believe, make someone special a tooth pillow to leave out for the tooth fairy. Help them to believe in their dreams.
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Taraji's Updo

This is a chic updo worn by Taraji Henson.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Puffy Braids to Pigtails

Start by making a center part all the way down her head. I put the left side in a holder to keep out of the way while I work on the right side.
Make a small part at the bottom and secure with an elastic (I am making 2 puffy braids up her head)
Make a 2nd puffy braid

Then secure all the hair on the right side into a ponytail.

Do the same thing to the left side.

Then I took another elastic and made sure I didn't pull the ponytail all the way through.

Natural 'Do: Locs

Formal updo as worn by actress Aissa Maiga. Courtesy of our friends at Gorgeous Black Women.

Monday, January 25, 2010

a down do

This was really easy to do & explain. Inside-out French Braid 3 braids at the front of the hair. Bring together to make one piggie.
Wave the rest of the hair & add a cute flower bow (she actually let me put a bow in her hair:) That's it!! How easy & it would be really cute on any length of hair or any age of girl. I had a girlie in my ward that came up & said she wants to wear her hair like that for prom - it really would look cute on any age!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What can I say...I HEART side ponies so if you see that I am constantly posting them -it's probably not the end of it. There are so many variations of doing one that I just love them & how quick they are!! Today's is especially quick:
Make your regular piggies
Cork screw twist one piggy & take the other side. Add an elastic to make ONE piggie on the side.
Cork screw twist the side pony
fold the hair in half & add elastic. Since my girlie's hair is so long, as I was adding my elastic right here, I folded her hair AGAIN in half (see pic below)
To give it more of a bun look:
The cute whispies that are left out on top of the pony, I curled.
I SO wish she would let me put bows in her hair again (although sometimes I am very sneaky & get one in without her noticing:) Spray the cute curled whispies
That's it!! Very fast & easy - anyone can do it!!
front view:

Inverted Bob Style

This is a longer inverted bob style by the fantastic hairstylist Tonya Cryer at Stylist On Call.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Make it or Break it Lauren's HairStyle

This hairstyle was taken from one of my daughters favorite TV shows Make it or Break it. This is our version of Lauren's hairstyle from the last episode.
We started by making a poof in the center of her head.

Then I split the remaining hair in half. I french braided the hair starting above the ear. Keep the braid up high because it is going to end up in a ponytail. Do the same to the other side.

You will have what looks like 3 separate ponytails. The center poof and the 2 french braids.

Then take the 3 ponytails and put them into one ponytail in the center of her head.

Sides up with Twist

Take just the sides of her hair and pull back to the center of her head. The center hair is left down under the elastic.
Take the hair in the ponytail and pull it through to give the twist.

Then we make loose ringlets in the rest of her hair.

Friday, January 15, 2010

fish tail/messy buns

Hope you guys all had happy holidays & are now back into the "normal"swing of things. We just got back from Disneyland last week which was just a cherry on top to end our holidays. Now back to reality.

As I was doing this, I was thinking it would be really cute to do these little messy buns on a girlie with short hair or even just leaving them as piggies. My girlie's hair is getting so long that messy buns aren't just quite as cute as they used to be.
Start by dividing the front part of hair in 3 sections
FISH TAIL braid each of those ponies. It is a little bit harder fish tail braiding smaller pieces of hair - if you can't do it or don't have the time to do it, just do a regular braid or cork screw twist. Or you could leave it straight (especially if her hair is shorter)
After you have braided all three ponies, pull into pony tail directly behind the first 3 ponies including the braids in it.
I only did half way so that I could do 2 more piggies below. divide the hair however you feel, I wanted 5 messy piggies so this is how I divided it:
Turn each piggie into messy buns. Or you could curl them & put into messy buns or jsut leave them straight.
We added a bow in the middle & it just wasn't doing it for me. Maybe a ribbon on each one would look cute.
front view