Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Wrap Up

It's that time of year again and I wanted to do a compilation of some of our favorite holiday styles.  Simply click on the name below the picture and it will take you directly to the original post.  We will be heading out for the holidays but are excited to be back and posting more at the beginning of the new year!  
Happy Holidays everyone!
Hair Tinsel (This one has a great video tutorial!) 
Christmas Tree (This one has a video tutorial.)
Bandu Snowman (This one has a video tutorial.)
Rudolph (This is by far our most popular Holiday Hairstyle!)
We hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season!
See you in 2013!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday's Film: Braid Embellishment

My princess had a choir performance today where she was required to wear a winter hat so we decided to come up with a cute hairstyle that would work with her hat.  We came up with this Braid Embellishment:
It's a simple way to add some flair to any braid or ponytail.  
 You can see how it makes these simple braids look adorable!
These embellishments will look different every time you do them so don't worry about having them look exact.  There's beauty in variety.  :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Triple Braid Bun

Here's another fun Pinterest one that has been floating around.  It's really simple and has a beautiful look:
 I have to admit that I LOVE this with the blonde highlights in this girl's hair!
Start the style by sectioning the hair out into 3 horizontal sections and secure each section with an elastic.  *You can choose to leave some hair out like in the example which you can curl for a more formal look.
Now take each of your three ponytails and create a 3-Strand Braid out of them - securing each of your braids with an elastic at the bottom. Starting with your top braid, wrap it around it's elastic so that you form a bun and then secure the ends of your braid with bobby pins by tucking them underneath he bun.
The length of your princess's hair will determine the size of your bun.  If she has shorter hair, you can keep your braids looser  to give the bun a more full look.  Add a flower to the side as an accent if you like and the hairstyle is complete!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday's Film: Formal Ponytail Wrap

I originally saw a similar idea to this on Pinterest and I absolutely loved it!  
Ours is just a bit different but you can see how this way may be a bit simpler.  The link to this original pin can be found here.
The French Braid is not necessary but I do really like the look that it gives.  You could even pull this off with a twist instead of a braid if you like!
This picture shows you how we sectioned the hair.
Here's a view of the other side and the wrap.
My princess loved this hairstyle so much that I'm sure it's going to be a new regular for us!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday's Film: Wrapped Band

This is a very simple style that you can do any morning and not have a huge time commitment.  You will need a stretchy headband and a Topsy Tail if you have one but it's not required.  
Pretty simple huh!
 Here's what the back looks like.
 Here's a shot of the side that wasn't shown in the video.
You can choose any sort of fancy stretch band to use.
I love hairstyles that are fast and easy!
Car Seat Cover with Bug Net
So I don't promote really anything on  this blog but you have to check out these car seat canopy's with the bug covers.  They are FANTASTIC and I have loved mine!  My cute sister-in-law makes them and you can see her shop on Esty here so go check it out!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Giving Thanks

Our family has so much to be thankful for this holiday season and I'm also thankful for such wonderful readers that follow our blog and enjoy our hairstyles.  Here are some fun hairstyles that we have used in the past to celebrate Thanksgiving.  (Just click on the names of the hairstyles and you will be taken to the original post.)

Here is the Turkey Foot

This is Turkey Time

And finally, here is our Thanksgiving Fun
Hopefully these will give you some fun ideas for the big day tomorrow!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Netted Overlay

Here's a pretty hairstyle and I love it because the netting is so fun and we haven't done netting for a long time.  Have lots of little elastics handy.  It's fun to pick a color that coordinates with the outfit if possible. 
 Start by creating a part from ear to ear that is only about an inch and a half from the bang line.  Now that you have that section of hair you can divide it into 8 equal sections and secure each with an elastic.  Comb all of the remaining hair straight down. Take each of the little ponytails from your sections and divide them in half - except for your section closest to each ear.  
Starting on the right, combine the whole section closest with the ear and the right half of the adjacent section together with a new elastic.  (About an inch farther back on the head.)  Now combine the other half of that adjacent section with the right half from the following section.
 Continue doing this around the head until you come to the far left where you will make sure to include the entire far left section with your final elastic.  Start on the right again and repeat the steps - making sure to add in the whole section closest to the ear.  You will have fewer and fewer sections as you move farther back on the head and your side should slowly start to come together towards the back.  
Once you are down to 4 elastics/sections go ahead and create a flat 4-Strand Braid.  Your netting should lie on top of the remaining hair that was combed straight giving it that "overlay" look.