Friday, May 28, 2010

yes, another side pony, our favorites

This is one of my favorite hairstyles for my girlie. It's super fast & you can change it up with the bun or braids.

Divide 3 sections & add elastics off to the side.
Braid the top & bottom ponies
Bring to the center to make one pony
I braided the pony. Then pulled the braid half way thru & half way thru again to make a braided bun without having to go around & around the pony (those never stay or look nearly as cute for me)

Add your bow & you are finished! Easy!!
side view

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Voluminous Updo Bun

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Sponge Curlers

My new work schedule has changed a lot lately so our hairstyles have gotten really simple.  I bathed my daughter the other night and she asked for curlers put in her hair.  I use sponge curlers since I think they are easier to sleep in.

To get big curls I made large parts and wrapped them tightly around the curlers.
When she woke up the next morning I took a blow dryer to make sure all the hair was dry.
Shown below I took one curler out to show the large curls these made.
Take out all of the curlers
She asked for a ribbon headband.  Since we all know these don't stay in all day by themselves.  I took a small amount of hair just above each ear and singled it out.  Then place the ribbon behind that hair.  Pull the small amount of hair that was left out across the ribbon and take another small amount of hair on the opposite side of the ribbon and secure with an elastic. (SHOWN BELOW).
Take both sides of the hair and secure together at the base of her head.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Updo Fun for HOT Days!

I apologize for the lack of posts we have been out of town for the last week.  We played as a family all last week in the warm sun at the lake here is one of the hairstyles.  As I have mentioned before my daughter hates to have her hair down when its hot.

I started by making 2 french braids up her hair starting from the bottom of her head (as shown below)

Then I took a small amount of hair and pulled it just above her ear (this was to keep her bangs out of her face).  I left a small amount of hair just above her hair along the face line.  This will be used to cover the elastic. (see picture below.)
Pull all the remaining hair except the small amount of hair along the hair line into a ponytail.
Shown below is the hair left out of the ponytail temporarily.

Take the remaining hair and pull it across the elastic and secure it around the ponytail.
Then make a messy bun with all the hair. 

When I did my girlie's hair like this - we ran to Maverick to get a redbox. A scary looking & intimidating man approached me & says hi. her hair is so cute. Then walks away. It was too funny. So if this man thinks it's cute - I hope you all do too.
Start at the bottom of hair & part a small section. Make sure when you part it - you are at an angle & add your elastic to the center of that angle. All of the runners are at an angle
Repeat as far up as you would like to go - still angling each part.
I put just one elastic in the front to even things out in the front & back.
That's it!! Add a cute bow. We hadn't worn her hair in a straight pony forever & it was so quick & I loved seeing how long her hair looked with it.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


To give a little history on the pigtails.  I actually dislike the look of pigtails.  My mom will always put my daughters hair in pigtails when she has her because I won't.  My daughter loves them so this is my version of the pigtails.

I started by pulling her bangs  to the side ( her bangs are still growing out)  I gave them a side swoop 
Then make your center part.
Here is were I added a little flair.  I pulled a small amount of hair and secured it with an elastic (as shown below)  I made a pull thru twist in it. and then pulled the all the remaining hair into a ponytail.
The back view below
Then I curled her pigtails into ringlets.

GiveAway Winners

The Winners of our first giveaway for the SideWinders are

#6 IAguirre


#14 Staci Stephenson

Will you please email me at with  your address so I can get them shipped to you.

Thanks to everyone who entered. 
Keep watching for more chances to win other fun hair accessories.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Bejeweled Updo

Courtesy of Model Bride

Another Toddler SideWinder Fun

A reminder to anyone who wants to enter today is the last day before we give away 2 sets of SideWinders

My 3 year old brings me the sidewinders everyday and wants them put in her hair. 
So here is another simple fun idea.

I made a zig-zag part in her hair and then made 2 ponytails and then added the sidewinders( in colors of pink and purple.  These were the 2 colors she picked. 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sprucing up Plain old Braids

The older my daughter is getting the more she keeps telling me she wants quick styles.  I get tired of plain things in order to compromise between the 2 of us.  This is the style we came up with.
This is as simple as making 2 french braids the only change is that I added a yellow ribbon. 

I made this really simple and took a yellow ribbon and folded it in half.  I added one side of the ribbon to one of the 3 pieces of hair and added another to 1 of the other pieces of hair.  The 3 strand of hair is by itself. 
Then frenchbraid to the end.  As the braid loosens through the day the ribbon shows more. 

Once the braids were done I tied them around the ponytail holders and made a bow.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

SideWinders Giveaway

The Newest Hair Accessory and Our First Ever Giveaway
Presenting SideWinders

I am so excited about these fun new hair accessories!

They are called Sidewinder Hair Holders. My daughters and I just love them! Over the last week I have done a couple of different hairstyles on both my little girl and my toddler to show you how much fun they are. These accessories are so easy and fun to use. My daughters got so many compliments.

I will be giving away, two sets to two lucky winners. This giveaway will run for 1 week and close on Tuesday May 18, 2010.
For more info on Sidewinders and to watch a video on how to put the Sidewinder in go to

For a chance to win some Sidewinders of your own check out the website Leave a comment under giveaway on my blog or on my facebook page tell me what your favorite 2-color combination is.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Toddler SideWinders' Fun

Toddler fun with SideWinders from 
The Sidewinder accessories have been so much fun.  I did my daughters hair for our town celebration.  She got so many compliments on her hair. 
This fun hairstyle fits my toddler's personality perfectly.

I made 3 small ponytails across the front of her hair as shown below.  Then I took pink and clear sidewinders ( click on the link to order or to show you how to use them.  I wrapped the sidewinders around all 3 ponytails. 

Natural Curly Style

A natural curly style with fabric flowers.
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