Monday, November 30, 2009
I wanted to make a book of hairstyles for my princess, kind of like a scrapbook. And well, I figured as long as I was going to the trouble of making one for us..... I might as well make some books for our readers to enjoy as well, so I did!
Here it is! Our very own hairstyling book!!
The Princess and I chose 15 of our favorite unique hairstyles from our blog (http://princesshairstyles.com/) and 1 more hairstyle we love that hasn't been posted. So, 16 total hairdos. The book is 8 1/2"x 11" and 66 pages long (all in color on quality paper.) Of course I included step by step pictures and written instructions for each hairstyle (just like the blog.) We also made sure to pick out a binding that can lay flat on the counter so that the pages aren't giving you trouble while you're trying to do hair. I find it inconvenient to go back and forth between the computer and the bathroom when we're doing a hairstyle and wanted something to look at right on the bathroom counter, so this has been great! This would make a nice gift for a princess! I did my best to keep the costs down so that anyone who wants a book will be able to afford it. :) These books will be on sale for only $16.99. If you want more than one book, I will combine the shipping to save you shipping costs as well. To purchase, just use the paypal button on our right sidebar! --->I've had a few people ask about shipping internationally. I would be happy to, but the shipping costs may be a little more. If you are interested in purchasing and you don't live in the U.S. or Canada, email me your address and I can send you a price for shipping. I will ship to Canada for the price listed. Thanks! hair4myprincess at yahoo dot com.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The giveaway I promised to celebrate our 1000+ blog followers is here! We've given away several flat irons on this blog. BUT this one has to be my favorite giveaway so far because I actually own this model (the Hana Elite.) This is THE flat iron we use and I love it!
I feel kind of like we "hair bloggers" have bombarded our readers with lots of giveaways lately. But, with it being so close to Christmas and the economy gone to crap, you could probably use some free stuff. Right? If you enter all of the giveaways going on right now, chances are you just might win one!
So... do you want a flat iron? Head over to our giveaway blog: http://hairandshare.blogspot.com/ and put in your entries!
On a side note: I've been working on a "project" for awhile now and am FINALLY finishing up the final stages! I'm beyond excited and can't wait to show you what it is!! I'm hoping to have it ready by the first of next week, so be sure to check back. :)
Monday, November 23, 2009
Oh gosh, I love this hairstyle! BUT, I'm not sure I love it on our little princess. It makes her look grown up and I'm not sure I like that! (She's only 6.) I want to keep her little. With that said though, I think this would be darling on a tween/teen or even for prom? I just love this "princess look" with the little braids in the front.
Btw, this is easy too. You don't even need to know how to french braid!
Start with a part from ear to ear, parted on the side. And a temporary ponytail in the back.
Make 2 small sections next to your side part and braid both sections. Make one of the braids start towards the front of her head, and the other closer to the part.
Slick down the front sections of hair on both sides and including the braids, tie everything together underneath with a clear elastic.
Here's what it will look like from the side.....Take out the ponytail and make a temporary small section of hair on top. (Like a small half pony.) Part out another section of hair behind the first one and rat! (I don't like to rat the princess's hair very often because it's a pain to comb out AND it seems to damage the hair if you do it a lot.) I would save something like this for a "once in awhile" thing, but that's just my opinion.
Anyway, it's hard to rat and take pictures at the same time. If you don't know what I mean by "rat," hold up the section of hair and place a comb about halfway up. Pull down on the comb towards her head, bringing some of the hair down with you. Repeat this several times until.....You end up with a big old mess like this!Now you can bring the hair in the first section you parted out over the ratted mess and secure it with some bobby pins. These cute bobby pin flowers came from Every Little Detail. Of course you could just use regular bobby pins, but these flowers make this hairdo so much cuter! Make sure to place the bobby pins in an X pattern to keep them in place securely. We used 4 bobby pins, (2 X's) and this stayed in all day long.I flipped the ends under slightly with our flat iron.
And one more picture from later on in the day. Because holy cow, I walked by and noticed she just looked so darn cute!
Friday, November 20, 2009
The winner of the $25 gift certificate to Every Little Detail has been announced here!
AND our follower thingy just hit 1000!!! How exciting, right? Of course we need to have a party. I have a HUGE giveaway coming next week to celebrate all of our followers that you'll want to be in on!!!!!! I'm not telling what it is yet. You'll have to check back and see! :)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
A Fancy Nancy side ponytail.......
Begin with a section parted from ear to ear and a side ponytail. Speaking of side ponytails, did anyone else notice that the eighties styles are coming back in? (Even for moms.) I actually went shopping for the first time in a LONG time the other day and ended up buying some "stretch pants" and a long sweater dress thingy! I swear I had the same outfit in 3rd grade. And.....it's a good thing the sweater is long. (Because well.... lets just say that the stretch pants are not as flattering as I remember them being in 3rd grade, lol.) Anyway, back to hair.......
At the back of your part, part out another strip of hair and make some twist braids all the way along it.
Don't go all the way down to her ear with the "strip of hair." Leave the sides as they are for now.Make a loose french braid from one side to the other with the remaining hair. With this braid, only take hair from the front. And what I mean by "loose" is; hold it out across the back part as you're braiding. You want it to cover the part later. End the braid with a clear elastic by her ear and add the ends to the ponytail.Using your finger as a guide...... Thread the twist braids up through the french braid.
Ooops I missed a spot, oh well. Anyway, as you can see...... all the twists are threaded through the braid. Notice that you can still see the part. We'll fix that in a minute.
If you made the french braid loose enough, you should be able to sort of pull it down over the part by gently tugging on the twists as you add them to the ponytail.If you want to cover the elastic where you ended the braid, add a cute flower to the side. Oh and of course we had to add some bobby pin flowers to the ponytail as well.We braided in a few more twists in the ponytail at different lengths, just for fun. The end.
The accessories used in this hairstyle came from Every Little Detail.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
These darling hair accessories would make great stocking stuffers if you wanted to get a head start on your shopping! And what's better than FREE stocking stuffers?
Go to our giveaway blog here to enter the giveaway!
(Please don't enter on this post. For your entries to count, you must comment on our giveaway page. http://hairandshare.blogspot.com)
Monday, November 9, 2009
This braided criss cross headband style is one we've been doing for quite awhile with lots of different variations. The possibilities with this basic concept really are endless. This reminds me of a hairstyle you might see on a princess at a Renaissance Fair! Oh and btw, do you see anything missing here? Just testing to see how observant you are. :)
Start with a part from ear to ear and one down the middle. Inside out french braid one side from her ear up to the middle part. Only take hair from the front to keep the braid next to the part. When you get to the middle, continue with a regular braid at an angle towards the back of her head for a few plaits. Resume the french braid, taking hair from behind the temporary ponytail (again only adding hair to the front of the braid.) Repeat on the other side. It should end up looking like this...... Now, at this point you could either leave the braids hanging how they are. Or, pull them together in the middle as shown here. The gorgeous flower in this picture is from Every Little Detail.
If you wanted to keep going...... Take a little hair from underneath the french braid on each side and make some tiny braids. This is where you could do pretty much anything you wanted! Make some kind of a design with the little braids by stringing them through the french braids. I just used my finger to poke a hole through the french braid as a guide, then followed the tiny braids right through. Create the design you want, then tie everything together at the base with an elastic.Add a cute hair accessory and some curls. (This darling flower also came from Every little Detail!) She told me she felt like a princess. :)
Friday, November 6, 2009
Oh goodness. I just found this one in my drafts dated back in July of 08! For some reason I didn't include any step by step pics. Oh well, it's pretty self explanatory. Enjoy!
Make your zig zag part first. Then add the knots one side at a time. Add the ends from the previous section to the next knot all the way down. Pull everything together at the bottom and make some kind of a messy bun. (Just make sure to add an elastic at the bottom of each knot. Otherwise they will come undone.)
I remember this picture, lol. She was trying to blow a bubble! :)
Try not to make everything too perfect. Part of the charm of this style is the messiness!
I also found this extremely old video showing how to do a knot. The sound stinks and it's not the greatest. It was actually taken for a different style that I lost the pictures for (yes I'm really organized) but the concept is the same. You get the idea, right?