Monday, June 29, 2009
Start with 6 small ponytails across the top of her head, 2 rows of 3.Pull some red ribbon through the elastic of the middle front pony. (Try to make both ends the same length.)Split that pony in half and wrap the ribbons around both pieces of hair. Add them in with the 2 outside ponytails in the back. (Use a clip to keep one side from unraveling while you work on the other.)Same thing with the 2 outside ponytails, except don't split them. I brought this blue ribbon through the elastic the same way, then used both strands to wrap around the ponytail all in one piece. Add these both to the middle back ponytail.If you want to leave her hair down. Stop right here. Just tie the leftover ribbon into bows and you're done! (I added some white ribbon as well just for fun.)Or, if you want her hair up, you can keep going. Make 1 more row of 3 ponytails underneath what you already have. Take that middle ponytail and split it in half. You should have 4 blue ribbons in this pony. Take 2 on each side to do your wrapping. Add these in with the 2 outside ponytails beneath. Now you can take the 2 red ponytails on both sides, wrap them up and add them both to the middle.Now, make 1 more row (of 3) with all of the hair you have left.You could add more ribbons to the last row if you wanted, but I didn't really think it would be seen and I was getting lazy at this point. Split the 2 middle ponytails on the top and bottom, then gather everything you have left on both sides into a set of pigtails to finish.Of course, tie the leftover ribbons into bows on the pigtails.
Some crazy fun hair for the fourth!
Friday, June 26, 2009
While we were coming up with our 4th of July hairstyles, The Princess said she wanted a hairdo that looked like a star firework. Mmmkay!!
So here we have a Star Firework, an idea created from the mind of a Princess.....
First make a headband part with some pigtails underneath. Do 4 twisted cornrows in the headband, from ear to ear. (2 on each side of the center part.) I made these cornrows kind of the same way a French Braid is made. Take a piece in front and twist it.......Then take a section from behind and twist it in with the first section. Keep going all the way back to the part.As you get the end of the part, just keep twisting and add the twists to the opposite pigtail. (The 2 twists on the right side of her head go to the left pigtail and vice versa.) You should have something sort of resembling a star at this point. If you want to stop right here, just add some bows and you will have a cute star hairstyle.But as requested from The Princess, we needed some fireworks!! I just made some buns and left the ends out to spike like firecrackers!!
The Princess was very proud of her fun idea.
PS-I'll be pulling the winner for the free shoes on Monday. Also, if you want a coupon for some free Glidden Paint, go here.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Ok, so I came up with quite a few styles for the 4th of July, and quite honestly I don't know that I'm going to have time to post them. We've got family reunions/company/vacations/summer fun going on right now. So... if I don't get to them, you'll just have to forgive me. :)
I have a few spare minutes, so I'm posting this one real fast. I didn't think you would need instructions because there has been similar stuff done before on several blogs. I just changed up the colors for the 4th and thought it was cute.
If you feel you need instructions. It's a kind of a hybrid between this post and this post. Hope you're all having a fun summer!
Yes peeps, I realize this has nothing, NOTHING to do with hair. But, I came across this neat site where you can make Free Ecards and I just think it's a great idea. These are perfect for people (like me) who remember someone's Birthday the day of (sorry everyone) and don't have time to send a card through snail mail without it getting to the person after their big day. Now you can send Free Birthday Ecards instead! They have Free Printable Cards for pretty much every occasion at this site. I wish I would have found this site before Father's Day! My Dad would've loved it!!
I've been trying to teach my kids to be more grateful for gifts and things and also to think about other people on special occasions. I don't want them to grow up to be selfish or ungrateful. I'm thinking about having them make cards for Grandma and Grandpa, Uncles and Aunts, Cousins, and friends for Birthdays and other special occasions. And also, sending thank you notes for gifts. You get the idea.
Oh, and did I mention this is free?? I've been looking for some cheap entertainment for my kids. Now they can brighten someone's day and have some fun at the same time!!
Friday, June 19, 2009
I love the simple headband look, but we rarely leave the Princess's hair down because it's almost ALWAYS windy where we live (not to mention lots of jumping on the trampoline and riding bikes.) I don't want the princess to feel like she can't go outside and have fun because she's going to mess up her hair, LOL. And neither one of us enjoy the tangles that come the day after a down do, so we usually just stay away from that. Here's a fun variation to try with some cute pigtails that won't get nasty tangles to comb out, even while playing rough.
Follow our last hairstyle for instructions on weaving the headband. Then make some pigtails with the rest and add the ribbons from the headband on both sides to the piggies instead of tying them underneath.
Twist the ribbon and the pigtail together......Then wrap it into a bun leaving the ends out on top, securing with an elastic.
Cute and windproof. :)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Time to go buy some red, white, and blue ribbon, girls. I spent $1.50 on ribbon this week at Walmart and it's been completely worth it. We've had lots of fun coming up with hairstyles for the 4th of July!!
I was inspired by one of our readers with this idea and this hairdo is now one of our new favorites!
Here is a video tutorial for this style:
Or if you would rather follow along in pictures..........
To start, make a french braid headband. You can do a regular french braid or a dutch braid, it doesn't matter. Just make sure to make the part far enough back on her head to give you some room for the ribbon. Also, only take hair from one side (the front) when you're braiding.
Braid down as far as you can and tie off with an elastic. If you don't already have one, pick up one of these plastic needles while you're at Walmart too. For another $1.50, you'll be glad you did!
Depending on the size of your daughter's head, your pieces of ribbon will need to be about 2 - 3 feet long, each. I've found it's usually better to go a little bit longer than you think. You can always trim it later if you need to.
Thread your ribbon through the needle and you're ready to start weaving the headband.
I just tried to follow my sections from the french braid as I sewed the ribbon in. Alternate going under a section of hair, then over a section of hair all the way across her head.
I remember Babes In Hairland doing something similar awhile back with a cute Valentines Day Do. If you like this concept, you should go check out that style too.
Here's what the first ribbon will look like. At this point, you may need to tug on the ribbon a little on either side to get the ends even.Repeat the process with your other 2 ribbons. Just make sure to weave the middle section through the hair the opposite way. (If you started going under a section of hair the first time, go over instead and vice versa.)Take the ends of the ribbons on both sides (and the end of the braid) and tie them all together underneath her hair in the back with an elastic.If you want, you can add a cute flower clip to one side.
Oh, and don't mind the lovely non-matching pj's! She has the cutest red, white and blue outfit to match, but we didn't feel like putting it on just for the picture. We'll save that for the real 4th of July. :)
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Yes, I realize this contest isn't "hair related." (Although, some of you may have hairy feet.) I don't really want to know about that though, TMI. Anyway, I couldn't pass this one up because I love little shoes and I'm sure some of you do too. :)
So..... If you want a chance to win your very own pair of adorable See Kai Run shoes. Head on over to our giveaway blog to enter.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The day I did this one, I had no intention of making a hair tutorial (or a side pony for that matter.) I actually was just going to make some regular pigtail elastic braid thingys with different types of braids. If you can't tell, this is parted right down the middle and I was going to do the same thing on the other side. When I got to this point, I realized The Princess had to be to school in 5 minutes! So, I had an idea. Of course I grabbed the camera and....... Pulled the hair from the other side right over into a side pony!!Added some cute flowers from the Tinkerbell Boutique, and we were out the door!
From this side it almost looks like a regular side pony, right?But nope, it's actually not regular at all!
Just keep this one in mind if you ever run out of time halfway through a style. :) I actually ended up doing it again with french braid pigtails and she got tons of compliments from it. Who knew a mistake could become one of our new fav's?? She even made it to school on time, yay!
Friday, June 5, 2009
I didn't do step by step instructions for this one, it's just a variation of this french braid hairstyle. If you need further instructions, click on that link for help. :)
BTW, this cute flower came from Every Little Detail.I'm guessing most of you already know how to do those knots on top. They're pretty common and I'm sure I've seen tutorials for them on most of the other hair blogs. But, if you need instructions, you can go here.
We left the knots in overnight which held up really well and made some curly pigtails with the rest the next day. Gotta love 2 for 1 hairstyles!