Friday, October 31, 2008

French Braid Mummy Hairstyle!

I had to do one last Halloween one!

Divide the hair into three sections. French braid the middle section, (I did a dutch braid.) Then, do elastic braids on the sides, crossing the hair over the braid all the way down.
Keep wrapping the hair around the braid when you get to the base and tie it off with an elastic in the back.

This wouldn't necessarily have to be just for Halloween. I suppose if you like it, it could be for any time. Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Knotted Headband And Piggies

! The Tinkerbell Boutique is where we got these flowers and the princess has wanted to wear them every single day since!
Start by making a set of piggies with a section left out in front, parted on a slant.

Starting on one side of the part, take a section and do a half shoe string knot. Take the end on the right (closest to the pig) and temporarily pin it back by the pig.

Part out another section. Adding in the end from the knot above, do another shoe string knot, sending the end on the right over by the pig again. Continue to the bottom of the section. When you get to the bottom, take all the ends you have pinned to the side and add them to the pig. (Repeat these steps on both sides of her head.)

To do the knot/bun on the pig: Take the pig and split it in two. Do a half shoe string knot. Take one of the ends and twist it.

Wrap the twisted piece around the knot several times.Bring it down to the bottom of the pig and add it in with the other end of the knot with an elastic. Now you can curl the piggies and add some cute bows or flowers.

(Sorry about this picture, I was having a hard time with my camera.)

I LOVE the buttons in these flowers!! I may have to stop by Lil Tinkerbell Boutique for another set!

Monday, October 27, 2008

French Twist Braids With A Video

I used to do this style all the time. I still really love it. But, I haven't done it for awhile. It's nothing new, but sometimes the classic styles are the cutest. Don't you agree?

I've had a question about why sometimes we hair bloggers talk about only taking hair from one side of the braid. And, what the difference is. I did these braids both ways, so you can see the difference.

Start by making a diagonal part all the way across her head. From the top (by one eye) to the bottom (by her ear) on the other side. Do the twist french braids on both sides of the part. Bring the braids together into a side pony with an elastic and do some twist braids in the pony.

The best part of this style is this cute flower bow that came from Tinkerbell Boutique . The first thing I noticed about some of the flowers at this boutique are the buttons in the middle of the flowers. Such a cute idea! I love this particular color combination with the pink and brown.

Now, if you look at these braids, the one on the right was done by taking the hair from only one side. The one on the left was done taking hair from both sides. See the difference? Normally when I do this style, I would do both braids only taking hair from one side and twist them in the opposite direction, so they are facing each other. Make sense?

Here's a better shot of the flower. I didn't take a picture of the back of this accessory, but it has a piece of felt-like material between the clip that grips the hair in really well. This flower stayed in all day long!

Here's a video to hopefully show you how to do the twist french braid. (In case you don't already know how to do it.) You need to know how to do a regular twist braid first though. If you need help with that, go to this twist braid video.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Twist Worms, A Bun, And A Dragonfly!!

First of all, before the hairstyle..... Have any of you heard of ribbon sculpting? I never knew there was such a thing. Until I was introduced to Posh Baby Bowtique. Holy cow, I've been shown a whole new world and I am blown away with what can be made using ribbon!! It truly is an art! My favorite of these is the one on the bottom right. You guessed it people. It's the Little Mermaid, made completely out of ribbon!! Now THATS creative. If you want a closer view of these, click on the picture to enlarge it. The detail on each of these clips is truly amazing.

You'll most likely be seeing a lot of these clippies on our blog in the future. The princess absolutely adores them. If you want some for your very own little princess, go straight to the boutique.

Now for the style. The princess chose the dragonfly to try out first. Good choice!
We put everything into a pony, leaving out a square on top.

Part the square in half and put an elastic in at the bottom of the lower half.Section off the top half and do three pull throughs. (If you don't know how to do a pull through, look under my "quick search labels" for "videos." You'll find an instructional video there!)Now twist each of the ends of the pull throughs until they start twisting back on themselves and add these to the elastic.Pull everything into a bun at the bottom and add your dragonfly.
If you want to see more ribbon creations from this artist, go check out Posh Baby Bowtique!! There's also a fun photo contest going on over at this site that you won't want to miss. Click on the event calendar here for more information.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Winner!!!

So, blogger has been "unavailable" for the last hour. Finally I am able to post this! Here's the big announcement....................
videoIt turns out #47 is actually someone I know (like in real life!) So, it's a darn good thing I have PROOF I didn't cheat!!The Hotton Six said...
I LOVE the Tutus. All of them. They are so cute.
October 20, 2008 9:46 AMThe Hotton Six.... Please send me an email with your address to: hair4myprincess at yahoo dot com.Thanks everyone else for playing. I really do appreciate all your comments! I always feel bad and wish I could give a prize to everyone who enters.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Spider Web Hairstyles!!

Okay, this one didn't turn out quite how I had envisioned it. I wanted it to look more........ well, more like a spider web! Next time I do it, I'm going to take smaller sections, I think that would help. I might just do the regular elastic braids, instead of trying to make these box thingys too.

Well whatever, you get the idea right? The main reason I wanted to do this style anyway is to show off this cute spider bow!
This is how you start..........
Come back across, and add the bun...........

Do you love the bow? Look how happy this cute spider made the princess!!! She absolutely loves it. She'll most likely be wearing it in her hair every single day until Halloween. And now, here's my second attempt! In this case, the parts themselves are supposed to be the web. Use your imagination, I realize it's a stretch! I'm still not in love with it. Maybe the princess will let me try one more idea I have for this tomorrow.........Alright, this is the last spider web I'm posting, I promise!! (This post is getting really long.) This one is for all of you who voted that you like the weird stuff!! Instructions for this one have been added here. If your daughter likes attention, this is a good one for that. We've been stopped by random strangers several times today wanting to take a gander. I'm guessing they thought we were insane!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Belle Hairstyle From Disney's Beauty and The Beast! (Halloween)

Disney Princess Belle Hairstyle
So, here's the look we're going for.......... It's Belle, fom Beauty and The Beast. (If you have a little girl, I'm sure you already knew that.) The style we are trying to recreate here is the hairdo from the ballroom where she's wearing the yellow dress. Here's what you'll need: Some little claw clips, 2 elastics, a dollar store bracelet, and an old nylon knee sock. (Yes, I know it's weird.)
Start by making a pony, leaving out a section in the front (parted on the side or middle, whatever you prefer.) Do an upside down pull through in the pony. (If you don't know how to do a pull through, look under my "quick search labels" for "videos." You'll find an instructional video there!)
Now take the sections you left out, twist them and bring them together with an elastic under the pony.
Here's where the nylon comes in. Roll it up and position it underneath the pony. This is how I got the volume in the bun thingy. Maybe if your daughter's hair is thick enough you won't have to do this.
Bring the hair from the pony over the nylon and place the dollar store bracelet around it.
Add a few claw clips to keep the dollar store bracelet in place.
At this point, if it really was Halloween, I would dry and curl the pony. But, she's going to bed in about 10 minutes and this is just a practice run. So, I'm not doing that!You may be wondering why if she's Belle, her dress is pink and not yellow. Well, the princess wanted to be a "Pink Belle." (She really loves pink.) And, fine by me! This generic pink dress was cheaper and easier to find than the Disney Yellow Ballroom Belle Dress. :) Our little "Princess Belle" got her hair cut recently, but still wanted to wear a Beauty and the Beast Hair style! So, we modified our original priness style just a tad. Here's our attempt at a Belle hairstyle for short hair.......
I have been racking my brain for weeks trying to figure out how to do a Belle hairstyle! I really love how this this Belle hairdo turned out. I can't wait to try it again on Halloween!! Looking for other Disney Princess Hairstyles? Here's our attempt at a Cinderella Hairdo!