Monday, August 30, 2010

Infant Bows Part 2

I had some offer some other great suggestions on how to get bows to stay on an infant heads.

Betts Family  offered this great advise:
If you live in a humid place like I do in Seattle Karo and KY don't work as well as in dry places so I discovered that a traditional Elmer's glue stick works wonders. . .bows stick all day and it washes out with water! I love the looks when you're caught glue-ing a bow on a babies head! I love your blog thanks for all the fun ideas.

I wanted to thank Betts family for giving us this information.  I live in such a dry climate I hadn't thought about the humidity. 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Lauren's Double Braids from Make it or Break it

Another fun Make it or Break it hairstyle from Lauren.
Make a center part and make large part french braid as shown below.
Make another french braid as described above. Below is a picture of what I did.
Then pull all the hair into a ponytail.
Top view
Side View

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Messy Bun Step by Step Instructions

Recently I have had a lot of people asking me about my messy bun.  So here goes if these are not clear please ask questions I will do my best to explain what I do.

Because we don't just like plain messy buns at our house you will get a few instructions on rolls for the front of the hair.
I first made a roll across the front of her head this pulls all the bangs out of her face.
I then made a 2nd roll and 3rd rolls as shown below.  1 almost parallel to the first and the 2nd to make a t. I secured them in place with small bobby pins
Then I made 3 more rolls.  Another one parallel to the 2nd roll and one that follows the t shaped one.  The last one is parallel as shown below.  (I hope all that made sense if not try and look at the picture)
Now to start the messy bun.  Take all the hair and put it into a ponytail.  Don't pull the hair all the way through on the last loop of your elastic.
The back of the hair will look like this after all the hair is into the ponytail.
Now I take the hair that is looped and pull it upwards towards her head.  This makes a circle shape in her hair secure this with a clear small elastic.
Below is the hair after I have pulled the loop upwards. 

Now bobby pins become your best friend.  I use bobby pins to put the hair where I want it as shown below.  If you put the hair into a bobby pin and it looks to small put your finger in the loop and pull a little bit.  You can also pull small amounts of hair and pull it to the other side and secure with bobby pins. 
Below is the finished messy bun.  If this doesn't make sense please ask me more questions.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Diagonal French Braid to Bun

Follow the post before for great 2nd day hairstyle
Now the difference is to take the end of the braid and wrap it around itself to make a bun.
If the bun doesn't lay how you want it then take bobby pins and move the around until you like the bun.
Below is the side view.

Side-Swept Style

This is a lovely updo, side-swept style as worn by Melanie Fiona.

Diagonal French Braid

This style was so easy and fun and litteraly took minutes to do.

I started by making a french braid starting at her left ear that went diagonally towards the right side of her neck.
Above is the starting of the french braid.
Below is the back view of the french braid.
Make sure to braid all the way to the end of her hair.

When Mom's Out of Town

Just recently I was out of town and told my husband will you please just put our daughters hair into a ponytail for school.  I figured this would be the easiest for him. 

This hairstyle is no glamour do, but it means the world to me.  I came home and got showed these fun and cute pictures.  All this style is, is a plain ponytail.
My husband took pictures of his hairstyle to share.  He took pictures of the front side and back of this style. 
I could not be married to a better man and I just wanted to share this fun story with everyone.
Below is the back view

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rolled Braided Flower

This little girlie has started kindergarten!! We are thrilled & she's lovin' it!! Who knows where we've been - we've just let time slip past us. But I'm still around - posting:)

My sister is fabulous & she actually came up with this idea - I had to ask if I could put it on here it's so genius. You know those darling flowers made out of material - that are rolled & are just so cute? Well - she thought it would be fun to try it on hair. I am in love with it & we've done it a few times since. It is one of those that YOU can do on yourself, on your girlie or even a teenager could wear. Don't we love those? I'm just sad that my hair's too short do fun things like this anymore.

CHECK back because I'm going to post another variation of this darling rolled braided flower
It starts out really easy & simple. Just pull a section of hair back & braid it. I wanted the braid back a little bit - so it didn't sit right on top of her head or too close to her forehead so just bring as far back as you would like. Secure end of braid with an elastic leaving no more than 2" at the bottom
Start by twisting the hair, but keep that braid flat to the head. After about each roll or twist - I secured it with a bobby pin
Try to hide that bobby pin as it's going in.
Keep rolling & keep that flower as flat to the head as you do so - continuing to secure with bobby pins.
When you get near the end start to twist the unbraided section & hide it under the flower & secure with bobby pin.
finished flower:
side view of flower
We left her hair down - but you could pull it up or do 3 flowers in a row - like those headbands. so cute!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

French braids to Sides Up

I started this style by making a diagonal thin french braid.  I braided a little ways down and secured with an elastic.
Then I made a 2nd french braid that lays parallel  to the first.
Then take the sides and pull them up over the top of the braids.
I finished off the style by wrapping her hair around the elastic.
Side view
Back view

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Natural Style with Flower

This is a hairstyle featuring natural hair and a floral ornament. Courtesy of Brides.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Poof, Braids, and into Ponytail

First off I made a triangle shaped poof in the front of her head.  This is going to be the line you use for the french braids. 
Make a thin french braid along the poof line along both sides as show below.  Secure the ends with elastics.
I then put the all the hair into a ponytail.  To finish it off I wrapped some of her hair around the ponytail.
Below side view

Monday, August 16, 2010

Half Bump, Half Down

Half up/half down with a bump - as worn by Lauren London.

Infant Bows (How to get them to stay)

I just wanted to share some fun and important information I should have shared a long time ago.  There is a website mom-stuff  that gives better instructions but below is my attempt. 

For those of you that don't know this well known secret but little hair blows will stick to your infants head with Karo Syrup.  This product is great and doesn't hurt your infant and works better than the oil based products such as KY jelly.  The Karo Syrup also washes out easily.