Sunday, February 28, 2010

Braid Fun

I made my daughter kneel down with her head on my knees for the beginning of this hairstyle.
I started the french braid at the center bottom of her hair.  The french braid goes up her head half way up.  The front of her hair is in a small twist the only reason for this is my daughter wants to grow her bangs out.  The roll is keeping her bangs back,
Once the french braid is complete secure with a clear elastic.
Pull all the remaining hair into a ponytail and make a messy bun. 
Below is a side view of the hairstyle.
Below is another view of the back of her hair.  This style was fun and easy.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Short Updo? Yes!

Many women with short hair assume they can't pull off an updo. But with some imagination (and hair gel) almost anything is possible.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Toddler Pigtails

I started by making a center part all the way down her hair.  Then I made 2 puffy braids on each side going up her hair.
Then I went to the front left side of her head and make one small ponytail going towards the back of her hair.
On the right side I made one small ponytail on the front top of her head and one small one above her ear.  My daughter doesn't have a lot of hair so we made more ponytails to keep the hair pulled back.  Then I pulled all the ponytails on one side into a ponytail (doing the same to the other side)
The picture below is the right side of her head.
This picture below is of the left side of her head.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chic Updo with Comb

This is a simple, elegant style with a side updo and comb hair jewelery.

Monday, February 22, 2010

This was so fun to do. I have major spring fever & the weather was so nice last week that we had to pull out our skirts & capris & have a fun new do with all our new spring clothes. Please come back beautiful weather.
Start by splitting the hair in half like you are going to do pigtails. Put one half of the hair in an elastic to keep out of the way. You are now working with half of the hair. Right in the middle, divide a section that looks like a circle with hair surrounding the outside of it. Sounds confusing - look at the picture below:
Now the hair that is left out of that pony tail, begin inside-out french braiding at the top of the part.
You want to circle around the pony tail that you made making sure not to include any of the pony (again only the hair on around the pony)
Once you get to the end, now connect the braid with pony tail.
Do the exact same thing to the other side.
I finished with some messy buns. I originally had the ponies down & curled but I wanted you to be able to see the entire braid. Maybe if her hair were a little shorter I could have kept them down. It looks harder than it really is.
front view:

Silky Twists & Knots

This is a glamorous style using twists arranged in a crown.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Make it or Break it Fun with Lauren's Braids

More Make it or Break it Fun.
I made a small part down towards her ear.  This is going to be 1 of the braids.
French braid the hair all the way to the end
Do another small french braid starting at the lateral part.  Braid all the way to the end of her hair.
I pulled all the remaining hair into a side ponytail leaving the braids out at first. 
Pull the braids down so they lay along the outside edge of her hair.
Then we made a messy bun  and added a flower for fun.
Below is what the back looks like.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Make it or Break it More Lauren Fun Braids

We have so much fun with Lauren's Braids on the TV Show Make it or Break it. 
I started with a far lateral part.
I made 2 french braids down each side of her head.  The tricky part is leaving a small amount of hair on her crown out of the braid.  (This is shown in the picture 2 below here)
The braid on her left starts clear over by her part and goes across the front of her head.  I made this a loose braid to give a poof in the front.
Shown below is the 2 braids completed while leaving a small amount of hair not braided in the center of the 2 braids.  I did this because I didn't want braid lines.
I then pulled all the hair into a ponytail.  Once the hair was in the ponytail I braided the remaining hair.
I then took all 3 braids and pulled them around the ponytail and secured with a clear elastic.
I used bobbie pins to pull the braids apart and give an even look for the bun.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Another Heart

Start by making a poof that is angled back into a V shape.
Then make puffy braids start by making the first one up towards the front of her head I secured a ribbon as well with an elastic.  The goal is to make a heart shape puffy braid. 
Then curve the puffy braids down towards the bottom center of her head.  Do this to both sides.
My husband so kindly pointed out that it wasn't much of a heart shape.  But it turned out cute either way.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Curled Updo

Courtesy of Revolution Hair Design

what a surprise...another side pony

If you still haven't learned to french braid or inside-out french braid - you really should. So many fun things to do with it. Of course, here's another side pony!
Part the hair in 4 sections. First braid the top half.
then braid the bottom half & bring all 4 sections into a side pony
Take out the braids that are in the pony & make into a messy bun.
front view

Friday, February 12, 2010


This is a short hairstyle accented by a cheeky flip.
Courtesy of HJI