Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Baby Hairstyles - Tiny Twists

You may remember me mentioning "The Pea?" Well, the princess and I have been having so much fun with her. She's kind of like our real life doll!

We attempted a baby hairstyle with her little head of hair the other day. This really isn't "blog worthy." But, she's just so cute, we decided she must make another appearance on our hair blog. :)
baby hair style with twists As you can see, it's just a few tiny twists pulled together with a clip. Pretty much the best I could do on a moving target lol.
infant hairstyle Our strategy was to place her in the car seat (since she can't sit up on her own yet) and then "The Princess" would entertain her while I hurried and made the hairdo. It really does almost take 2 people! And then trying to get a decent picture of the style is a whole other job.
baby hairstyle This one was taken after her nap and lots of rolling over and over.... and over. The twists actually held up fairly well! cute baby And one more, just because she's so darn adorable.
baby girl Baby hair 101. How fun!!I hope you are all having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your families. Love this time of year! In case you missed it, we're having a contest for an $80 csnstores gift certificate that is open until Monday. Feel free to click over and enter. We're also planning on having a holiday photo contest on our facebook page in December, so start thinking about a photo to use if you would like to enter. :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

4 Strand Braided Net

Has anyone been practicing the 4-strand woven braid we posted the other day? I hope so! We've been having fun creating cute hairstyles with it. :)

Here's the first of a few.......4 strand braid hairstyle To make this "four strand plaited net":
Start by making a part from ear to ear, then make 4 sections along the front. Make a 4-strand woven braid in each of those sections (about 2 inches long) and put a clip at the bottom of each braid to keep it from unraveling. Take the braid in the middle/left and split it in half by removing 2 of the 4 strands from the clip. Next, split the braid furthest to the left in half (by combining 2 strands in each half) and remove the clip completely. Now you should have formed 2 strands from each of those braids (4 total strands.) Braid those together to form another new 4 strand braid. Braid down another 2 inches and add a clip.
You should be able to repeat this process by splitting the remaining braids the same way you did the first 2 (forming 3 new braids.) The new middle braid will be formed by taking the 2 leftover sections from each of the left and right original middle braids. Gosh, this is starting to sound confusing, even though it's not!(As you can see, I messed up when I joined the 2 braids on the left and flipped the original braid over, oops. :))
I finished this off by splitting and combining the braids one more time to form 2 final braids. Of course, you could go one more time and end with only one braid if you wanted to. I thought it was cute just like this though (and would have been even cuter if I hadn't messed up that left side, lol.)braid hairstyle for girls
From the top......
And the side.....
braided hairstyle I think this fun braided hairstyle would be cute on little girls as well as tweens and teens!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

4 Strand Woven Braid

This 4 strand braid is a "pre-requisite" to another hairstyle we'll be posting soon.... so practice up! :)

FYI, this isn't a "regular" 4 strand braid. The typical 4-strand you would usually see has more of a round shape to it. This is a woven flat braid, something a little bit different. I think this braid is actually much easier to do than the regular 4-strand, but of course that is just my opinion. 4 strand braid4 strand braid video tutorial:

4 strand plait This braid really is easy after you have practiced a couple of times. We'll be posting another fun hairstyle using this four-strand braid soon, so keep an eye out for that.

Monday, November 8, 2010

French Braid With Beads Hairstyle

I'm thinking this french braid hairstyle would be perfect for a holiday or other special occasion. Maybe a Christmas party or New Years? The best part is that this hairstyle looks fancy, but it's fairly easy and quick (if you know how to french braid.) :)
A side ponytail with some added bohemian braid flair!
If I do this hair style again, I'll probably start the braid closer to the side part and more towards the front of her head (so that the braid and beads are more noticeable from the front.)

Here's the video instruction, tutorial. (You will need a necklace to complete this hairstyle. We found ours in the toy section at Walmart for less than one dollar.) As a side note: I have not tried this hairstyle on curly hair. The necklace slipped right out of the princess's hair when we were done and didn't tangle at all. BUT I can imagine with curly hair you may have a problem with the necklace getting tangled up and giving you trouble, so be careful. :) You could also use a ribbon instead of a necklace if you wanted to.

Have fun with this holiday french braid hairstyle!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chain Link Headband Hairstyle

A quick headband hairstyle idea using "chains" for school mornings.....

headband hairstyle
chain link hairstyle We haven't done anything with chains for awhile. Although this is one of our very favorite hair techniques! I love this hairstyle because it's easy, quick, and simple but looks so unique. Every time the Princess has chains in her hair, she always gets tons of compliments.

We've had a few requests for a video tutorial on chains as well, so here you are.......

In case you are wondering, the cute brown/floral headband came from Every Little Detail.For another fun hairstyle idea using these chains, click on this link: Chain link hairstyle - half ponytail