Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ribbon Braids Headband

Start the french braid as you normally would but add a ribbon to 2 of the braid strands.  You are going to be making 2 braids along the face line.  Braid all the way to the ends.
 Do the same french braid with a ribbon on the other side along her face line. 
Braid all the way to the ends.
 Attach the braids together in the middle of her head (loosely)

Monday, September 20, 2010

FishTail Braids

This is a very simple and quick hairstyle. 
First make a part,  I made hers with a slight diagonal at the front of her head and curved it to the middle of her head going all the way down.  Then pull each side into a low ponytail. 
Once the ponytail is in place then fish tail braid it.  For those of you who don't know what a fish tail is you braid with 2 strands of hair instead of 3.
Fish tail braid both ponytails and then I took the new sports ribbon (you can use any ribbon you want or have already)  and I tied the ribbon around the front of her head as shown below.

Double Rope Braids

My girlie's hair is just getting oh so long! I can't get her to cut it. I think she would look darling in a bob but she loves her long locks too much so we opted for layers, or "lazers", as she call them. She went up to our hair dresser & said will you cut Lazers in my hair? He looked at me like what???? Layers. They are long layers so it gives enough texture that when we curl it - it holds better & looks better. Also, because they are longer, when we braid or pull her hair up - the layers aren't sticking out with every braid.

So here's our new post:

Start by dividing the hair in half horizontally. Clip the top part up.
Begin to TWIST braid the hair. Unfortunately, I cannot find the tutorial that I have put up here on how to do this twist - so looks like there will be one coming soon. If you haven't learned this twist braid - you will love it - it seems to be a constant in our home.
Next, twist the top section - bringing the 2 together to make a side pony
I pulled the pony 1/2 thru an elastic. This left a good way for me to do a messy bun. I then pinned in to let the bun take it's shape how I wanted it.
I then curled the ends that were left hanging
& you're finished!!

front/top view

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Natural Curly Style With Braids

Toddler Twist w/ Rockin Bobbie Pins

I apologize for not many toddler styles anymore.  We cut my little girls hair into an A line and she will only let me use 1 elastic for her hair.   I will tell everyone that her hair looks much better cut and is filling out after taking off her baby hair.

Her bangs are still trouble so we did a twist or roll across the front of her head and wrapped it around to the left side of her head.  I secured it with an elastic.

We then put a flower made from they are called rockin bobbie pins.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Twists Inspired by Selena Gomez

This a very simple easy and fun style.  It was inspired by watching Selena Gomez. 
First take a small triangle shape of hair on the left side of her head.  Simply twist the hair by 2 strands and secure with bobby pins.  I cross 2 bobby pins going in opposite directions to make sure the style stays in place.
Do the same thing to the other side.

Top View
This style really takes just a few minutes and looks great.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Remember how I told you I had another variation of the rolled flower? I'm finally getting around to posting it. I have one more idea that I want to show you with the rolled flowers so stay tuned for that also.

I love this because it replaces a bow & stays in better than a bow would which is super for this little girlie going to school & losing bows left & right.
Get a nice tight side pony. Then braid just one section on the top of pony & secure with elastic
Just like the previous post, began twisting the braid - keeping it flat & securing with bobby pins as you go along. If you can't remember - check the post out below
& you're finished!! I curled the pony but do what you want

side/front view

Elegant Twists: Natural Style

This style mixes two-strand twists with a dramatic color.