Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Easter Updo (French Twist)

This is a true french twist- honestly this hairstyle is a bit mature for my 3 year old, but would be very cute on a tween or even a mommy!
 Comb the wet hair straight back and hold as if you are going to do a low ponytail...then begin to twist it around and start twisting it upward. 
I had a little trouble getting a clear picture, but if you just play with your dd's hair- you'll figure it out most likely.  Once you have it twisted tightly as seen below- start at the bottom and begin to secure well with bobby pins.  (I found small ones in a travel tin at Sallys- they are perfect for Savannah's hair!)
Once you reach the top, you have the option of tucking the remaining hair into the twist...I've done this on Wed. nights when I'm in a rush for church & have dirty hair- it's a great quickie do once you master it.

We had started with pomeade and curl sculpting gel..then we curled, fluffed, and sprayed.

You may notice I had to redo her twist and make it a lot higher since Savannah's hair is shorter.  This way we had something to curl!

Isn't she gorgeous??? Enjoy- I hope this is helpful!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Puff Braid Piggies

Okay, here we go...take one small section from the part down to the hairline. Rubberband that ponytail.
Then split that ponytail into two sections...combine the top section with the upper half of the next section.  Then add the bottom section to the lower half of the next section- like so....
Then we braid those sections...

Next pull the two braids on the left and combine them with the hair hanging down on the right side of the part--see?

here you could do a pull thru into a messy bun- but we decided instead that today we would pull those pigtails all the way through and curl them...(here's how it looked with messy buns)

But we added some rollers to those pigtails.  Since we live in Las Vegas and due to the dry heat- these curlers can be a great solution.

Here's the finished product- sorry the pictures are bad- the day kind of got away from me.  And you'll notice that I had to take the curlers out a little early so the piggies are not as curled as usual.

Braids crossed into Pigtails

This one is too easy-- you part the hair in the middle and then braid those two sections and secure with rubber bands.  Then finish the part and gather the rest of the hair into the two pigtails.  Curl and add ribbons, flowers, or bows.  

Four Pull Thrus to Criss-Cross Piggies

This is one of my favorite hairdos now.  You make a center part and then you split the two sections into two- making four even sections.  Then you do a pull-thru with each one or a pony flip.  Then braid each ponytail.
Once you put a rubberband at the end of each braid, you pull the braids to the center where you will put a rubberband around all four and then secure this to the crown of the head.  And of course, you can add some great curls to complete it!  How adorable!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Another Great Site for Bows

Here ya' go...another fabulous site for bows and ribbon sculpting!  There's instructions on how to do all of them and some neat craft ideas as well.  Oh I can't wait to do some of these- hope you enjoy them to.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Puff Braid on the Side

I loved this hairstyle- especially since it covers up the little sprigs of hair that stick up on her crown. (Her brother just cut some of her hair up there)  With this style those little hairs are gathered underneath and pulled back with the longer hair!  Yeah!

St. Patricks Day 'Do copied from cutegirlshairstyles.blogspot.com

OK so here's my best attempt...this was a toughie since I am still a novice and since Savannah's hair is so short!  But we did our best and had a lot of fun working on it!  Thanks a lot, Mindy!  (To see the original and lots of other great ideas- click on the title above!

Pooh Bear Hair

Could it be??? My own creation?  Don't laugh- I know it is simple and probably has been done a zillion times, but the other day Savannah asked for "Pooh Bear" Hair- and I am pretty proud of these two pigtails not pulled all the way through!  Then I wrapped the ends that were sticking out around the rubber band and secured them with bobby pins.  They do look like little ears, don't they?

Pull-thru Piggies

OK this one got messy as she played -I didn't use gel or spray because I was just practicing!  But I thought I'd post it anyway.  I decided not to curl this one just because it looked so cute and fun all straight and wild!  This is a super easy 'do- just make the pigtails and then do an upside down ponyflip by splitting the hair above the band and pulling the ponytail up from the bottom.

Great Instructions on making Bow Creations

Thought you might enjoy this helpful website with howto's on bow making.  They even have ribbon sculpting instructions for fruit and bug bows.  Just double click on the title above "Great Instructions on making Bow Creations" to take you to that link.  Can't wait to try this one!

Bug Hair ClipsHoliday Hair ClipsFruit Hair Clips

Friday, March 13, 2009

Savannah's Fancy B'day Updo

So for Vanner's 3rd birthday, we did a "spa day" for her complete with fancy hair, pretty nails, and a bit of makeup and perfume.  This was a BIG DEAL to her- hence the very serious picture up above.  This hairdo would be great for a Fancy Nancy party, too.   And yes, I did borrow this idea from one of my favorite blogs shedoeshair.  As I get better at doing hair, and make my own creations, I will try to post step by step pictures and instructions.  For this style, clip up the top half of the hair on the crown of the head and put the bottom all into a ponytail and then put the next section above that into a ponytail. Then you pull up the top section into a high ponytail and curl.  Be sure to use sculpting gel for the curls.  Spray well!  Enjoy your fancy do!  

Little Cinderella Bun

This one is super easy but very cute and perfect for a little Cinderella.  It is just a ponytail with curls that are bobby pinned down all around.  Then spray a lot.  This do lasted all day on Savannah, so it was even pretty sturdy.  Just remember for height and body be sure to curl before you pin.  I did this style at Halloween but just pinned it without curling and without using sculpting gel and it wasn't as cute.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

St. Patricks Day 'Do

I love the St. Patrick's Day hairdo- from cutegirlshairstyles.blogspot.com  
Very creative to recreate a clover in the hair.  Holidays are definitely worth celebrating from outfits to hairdos.  
It looks similar to the hearts do that I tried not long ago.  The heart stayed in really well- so hopefully this will be a sturdy hairstyle, too since my little girl is a bit rambunctious.  Plan to attempt it soon, but have to get a green ribbon first!  Will try to post a picture when I do.   

Hearts copied from another site

Hearts- yes we did this for Awana Puggle's Hairdo Night at Church.  She loved it and it was pretty easy.  The site we got this from was shedoeshair- check it out- they have lots of ideas for hearts!