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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Knotty Piggies. Hairstyle Countdown #4.


I promised 7 new styles for your spring hair enjoyment, so this installment is the 4th.  Here is my precious 2 year old. She is just beginning to have hair long enough to put up and has been requesting pigtails.  What little girl doesn't want those adorable fountains of hair that demonstrate such personality and cuteness?  This style will take some time as it features two rows of interest before you get to the pigtails.This style would do great on any young girl who spends her days playing and exploring God's creation.  Her hair is fairly curly so the pigtails ended up looking so springy.  The front of the hair is not quite long enough with all of the new baby hairs that keep sprouting.  The row of knots and then the twist braid works perfectly to keep these little hairs under control.  Now go get your hairstyle took kit and let's get started!

Begin with a fairly deep part on one side and then part out the first row of bangs and comb it forward.  Clip the remaining hair from the top of the head out of the way so that you have a nice crisp part.
 The front "bang" area is going to be divided into three pony-tailed sections.  Make the first ponytail like this.
 Grab your Topsy Tail tool from your kit, or use your fingers to push the ponytail down under itself from left to right forming a knot. Comb this hair into the second section and secure into the second elastic.  Make the second knot in the same way you made the first.
 Now gather the remaining hair in the front with the tail from the second knot and make your third ponytail section.  Knot this third ponytail as well.  We are now ready to begin the second row...Twist Braid!!
Part out a section of hair between the crown of her head and the knotted bangs.  This will become our Twist Braid row.  Go ahead and begin your twist with the hair that is over at the side part.  If you need my twist braid tutorial, it's here.
 Twist across the top of her head.  I did it fairly securely as I did not want any fly aways to pop out.
 Once you get to the top of her ear you will need to grab the tail that remains from the front section.
 Braid the tail of the Twist Braid and the front Knotted Ponytail together.  Secure with an elastic at the bottom.
Now, go to the opposite side of her head and just do a basic braid.  I love these sweet little skinny braids!
  You may need to grab your spray bottle again.  It's time to part for the piggies.  What I did here was this:  I took my rat-tail comb and began at the side part and made a diagonal "zig" over to the middle of the back of her head.  Then I ran the tail straight down to the base of her neck and combed the hair to separate it.  This created a nice, tidy part line.  For people like me, a straight, neat part is VERY important.  Secure the left pigtail and the braid wherever you prefer with an elastic.
 Now spray and comb back the hair from the right side.  Don't forget to add in the braid here too.  I just adore these sweet, round little puffs of hair.
And here is the finished hairstyle for you to view.



So she finally got her piggies, and I, for one, think they are precious.  If you love these Pinwheel Bows, you can get them here in my shop.  Tangerine is "the color" for this season.  Use this week's Coupon Code: PIGTASTIC at checkout to receive 15% off any item in my store.  Now go create some Knotty Piggies of your own to enjoy!
-HoneyBee


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Braided Side Bun. Countdown #5.

What says spring more than flowers blooming?  How about instead of a flower bud tucked behind her ear there was a braid blooming there instead?  This sweet hairstyle is just right for Sunday morning as it goes really quickly.  Grab your hairstyling tool kit and let's get started!
Begin with smooth, tangle-free hair that is parted on your preferred side.  This time we will plan to have the braid tucked behind the ear on the small side of the part.
 At this point I sectioned out the front of the hair and did a half French Braid back to the ear with the intention of adding the cascading strands into the Twist Braid below.  Since it did not really show up well in the final style I will not bother to give the tutorial on that today.

 Here I am adding in the hair from the braid above to the twist below.  All you will need to do is separate the front of the hair into two small sections and begin your Twist Braid.  The tutorial is here if you need it.
 Twist braid continues down past  her ear and along the back of the head.
Along the back until just behind the ear.
 Braid the small section of hair from the side of the part that is just in front of her ear.  Stop when you get behind her hear.
 Add the hair that is hanging free below that small braid to the two strands from the Twist Braid.
 Braid them together for however long her lovely locks are.  We have layers at the ends so I had to stop short so they would not pop out.
 Secure with a small elastic and begin to roll hair like a cinnamon bun.
Roll and coil the hair so that it resembles a blooming flower.  Place it behind the ear where you desire.
 Hold firmly in place and secure with bobby pins or clips.  Here I am using my "Good Hair Days" plastic pins that you can read about on my Tools page.
 I really like how well they secure the hair and blend so well.  They require far fewer than bobby pins if you have a lot of hair to secure.
 And voila! A pretty bud bursting from her hair.
Here are some shots of the finished style.  You can see in these just how the top braid is barely noticeable.  That is why I didn't bother giving a tutorial for it with this hairstyle.


Such a cute hairstyle for girls who are ready for spring!
This weeks code for Free Shipping in my shop is: BLOOMERS.  Now go enjoy your day with an adorable head of hair!
-HoneyBee



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Katniss Braid Inspired Side Twist. Countdown #6.



The Hunger Games movie is coming out soon and I've seen several trailers for it.  The gorgeous hairstyles in this movie have me really intrigued.  While this is not a copycat tutorial of Katniss' Hunger Games hair style since it is twists rather than braids I did want to say it is definitely a nod to the great soft and simple life that twists and braids from the Hunger Games remind us of.  I think this style suits both the fun and playful or the serious and soulful.  If you love the flower clip, you will find it here in my shop.  This look is great for those with some natural wave as you can basically get up, do the style and go.  Otherwise, you may have to do some work on your ponytail once you are finished.  Grab your hairstyling kit, let's get started, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Start with tangle free hair that is parted on your preferred side.
 Part out a section of hair from ear to ear.  Think an imaginary headband.
 Pull the back section of hair into a clip of some sort to keep it out of your way.

 Begin by separating the front hair into two small sections and start to literally twist.
 Remember from previous styles this is and easy motion: right over left, add new hair to the left strand, right over left, add new hair to the left strand, right over left...  See my Vimeo tutorial here if you need a refresher.

 Go all the way across the forehead with this same pattern.  Keep adding in even, tangle-free sections of hair.  Continue past the ear following the hair line.

 Come all the way across the back of the neck with smooth, lump-free twists.

  I like the hair above the twist to have some softness and "movement" for this hairstyle, rather than having it combed down nice and tidy and tight.
 Bring the small section of hair from the side part back behind the ear and secure it into an elastic with the hair you've twisted.
  At this point I like to go back to the forehead area and gently pull on some of the loops to give them a little more softness and fullness too.  On the older girl this is especially nice as it keeps the style from looking too structured.
 Here it is from the front.  So lovely.  I can't believe she'll be 13 at the end of the summer!
 
 Here are a few shots outdoors for a better look at the entire hairstyle.
I think any girl, including Katniss Eberdeen, would be proud to sport this beautiful hairstyle!

Now go enjoy your day with a great hairstyle!  By the way, this week's Coupon Code for my shop is: MAYDAY.
-HoneyBee