Friday, October 3, 2008

Brynn's Bows and Blossoms

Hey everybody!!!

Go check out my friend Amber's blog!! She has it updated with pictures of the bows and blossoms that she makes. She has killer prices, and you can't beat the quality. She does beautiful work!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Four Bugs with Two Pigges

This was the day after Four Bugs Down. So I quickly redid the four bugs (since she slept on them), then I continued the center part all the way down, and put all of the hair hanging down into piggies and added bows....CUTE! I really like this one.

I'm not sure how long it took, maybe 5-7 minutes is all.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Four Bugs Down

Some of you may have already noticed that I love braids! I love them because they are simple, you can do a lot with them, they don't take a lot of time and I think they look fabulous. You may have also noticed that I do really simple hairdos. One thing that I was not blessed with was patience (along with bow making capabilities), so you have probably noticed that most of our hairdos take less than 20 minutes. If I know that a hairdo will take longer, I don't even attempt it. And it seems I'm always running late so I never have time to do really extravagant hairdos like a lot of my fellow hairdo bloggers - whom BTW I admire so much, they are SO talented - so with that said her is another simple, fun and quick hairdo;

Four Bugs Down

* Part the hair down the middle to her crown.
* Part it on each side, about two inches from the original part.
* Part across the top from both side parts to make four sections.
* Put each section into a ponytail in the middle of the section.
* Either use a Topsytail or do a knot with each pony. I did the bugs/knots on the outside corners of the bottom sections and the bottom outside corners of the top sections.

* this took about 5 minutes.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Give Away!!!

Everyone head on over to Hair's Our Life. She has a fabulous giveaway going on!! Make sure to tell her that I sent you!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Crown with a flip

For some reason I did this crown differently than I usually do, but I actually like the way it turned out better than my usual one.
For my usual one I don't do a part across the middle of the head, I just do a side part and start braiding and it turns out great.
For this one;

* I did a part across the back of her head. Not a very straight part, but a part nonetheless.
* I started braiding above her ear on the left side. I braided under so the braid would lay on top.
* I continued to braid all the way around.
* When I ran out of hair to french braid, I just continued braiding.
* I was going to tuck the braid in and hide it, but Piper said that she wanted to leave it out. At first I was like, ' okay, whatever you want!" But, I think it turned out really cute.
* I bobby pinned it in place and added a little flower.
* This took about 15 minutes.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Criss Cross Braids with Piggies

I was originally going for this (one that we love and do often), however once I got the braids in, I thought it would look cute if we did piggies. This was the first day of school, so we wanted to make sure that it looked cute. I think it did.

This only took about 10 minutes.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Patience Braids

Piper named these "Patience Braids," not only because she has to be extremely patient, but so does mom. I think they are pretty self explanatory, so instead of telling you how to do them step by step, I am going to tell you my mistakes so you don't make them too.

* I am so use to braiding under, that it has turned into a habit. The morning after, the top of the braid was crazy, if I would have braided over, this probably wouldn't have happened.
* I tried to get all creative with the parts...don't...just do simple block parts, I think it would have looked nicer.
* I started too late at night. Piper fell asleep. I did the last five or so braids while she was laying down sleeping.
* I did it all by myself. Recruit, recruit, recruit. It would cut the time in half.

I did these on Monday night, when we got ready for the day on Tuesday morning, I tried to straighten out the kinks. I did my best anyway.

Oh, the beads, these are optional, Piper loved the idea though. I know that there are a variety of different ways to finish up the ends, but this is how I did it.
* When I got to the end of the braid, I twisted the rubber band around a few times.
* I put the bead on.
* I folded the remaining hair over the bead.
* Then twisted the rubber band around again a few times.

Oh how I wish this looked better, and it can. And it will next time.

Piper really loved this. She would still shampoo her hair, just carefully. This morning we took them out and Piper ask if we could do it again really soon. However, before we took them out, she had a bath. She tried not to get the braids wet, but you will notice in the next pictures, she did, but we didn't have time to wait for them to dry, and the blow dryer doesn't really work in this situation. We didn't have time to take a picture as soon as we finished her hair this morning when it was really poofy, so these pictures are after a day of playing. Also, I curled the ends under with a flat iron.

This is the side that got wet: