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Monday, January 30, 2012

Have a Curl and a Smile

 Skill Level -1 Time Factor -1.5 Cuteness Factor -2.5
Try this on: Babies or Toddlers with little or no hair.  My model today is Merry.  As a toddler she spends most of her time playing.  Often she is on the floor with her blocks, dolls, or puzzles, looking down at the ground.  At this stage my goal with her hair is mainly just to keep it out of her eyes as it is growing in.  The back is pretty well past her shoulders when sopping wet, and curls up nicely when dry.  For this play day style you will need your toolbox with 4 elastics ready to use.  I sprayed her dry hair with water and massaged in a dimes worth of our favorite Curling Creme to separate and define her sweet little curls in the back.
1- Separate the front of the hair by parting it with your rat tail comb from ear to ear.  Part again down the middle in the front.  Take a section from the left side of the part and secure it into an elastic.  Take the ponytail from that elastic and join it with the bottom section of hair and secure into another elastic.
2- Repeat on the other side of head.
And voila!! You have a curl and a smile:
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Now go enjoy your day!
-The Homestylemom

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Elegant Side Pony Twists

Elegant Side Pony Twists
Lately Ruby's hair has been so naturally lovely when it's down that I hate to pull it back.  Since it is winter she usually doesn't mind having it down to keep her warm.  I was feeling creative today so I decided to try another variation on twists.  This really is a lovely, soft look that is perfect for tweens and older girls as well.  Ruby's curls are clean and have dried naturally.  We gathered the toolbox and she picked through her locks.  Skill level -3, Time Factor -3 and Cuteness Factor -3.
1-Start with tangle-free hair that you've sprayed in front to help with neatness and fly aways.
2-With your rat tail comb, part hair on the outside of the eyebrow.  Come across diagonally until just on top of the opposite ear.
3-Remembering that this look is somewhat soft and loose, begin by gathering two small sections from the front of the head and twist one over the other.   Twisting the hair is very similar to a French braid, except you are working with two strands rather than three.  Although this look is soft, I still stop and comb through as I go to keep the twists neat.  When you finish gathering hair from the scalp, continue twisting until the end of the length of hair.
4- Clamp or have her hold the hair twist.   Neatly begin another section behind the first and gather and twist as before all the way down the length of her hair.
5-  With the two twisted sections out of the way, begin smoothing and gathering the rest of the hair into a low side ponytail.
6- Gather and secure with an elastic.  Pull back the two strands and wrap them once around the back of the ponytail and secure into the elastic.  You could add bobby pins if you feel they are necessary to secure the twists.
7- This look is perfect as is.  Or, add your bow and you're good to go!
Now go enjoy your day! -The Homestylemom