First let me begin by sharing with you that #1 I am new to the hair obsessed club and still learning from my "Hair Heroes" and #2 I am a working mom (who by the way is NOT a morning person!!!) I am finding that practice makes perfect better. Meanwhile my girls and I are enjoying our time together and we invite you to join us on our journey. Sometimes we do fancy and sometimes we flop but for us it's the process.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sunday Morning 'Dos

I'm feeling the pull to get back into hair blogging, even with the new baby AND the carpal tunnel - ouch! But last Sunday I did get in a little cuteness!

The Tiara
I borrowed this from a favorite website, Shaunell's Hair and it turned out great - not perfect, but lovely all the same. We even got a couple of days out of it, thanks to is being created with messy buns. I still don't have the hang of Shaunell's way of making stuffed buns, I still need lots of bobby pins, but it still looked lovely and my little princess was happy to show it off:

The Grecian: A Style for your "big" girls
Little Bird, my big girl, is in 5th grade now. She doesn't mind a french
braid and actually prefers a messy bun, but I really wanted a little variety that she wouldn't totally balk at. This was my solution. I created a simple headband followed by a messy bun.
Her hair is just long enough now to make the headband at the nape of the neck and the end tie into the big ponytail. Her hair is so incredibly thick that I find it challenging to secure it, but fortunately, there is a curl on the underside so we left a few tendrils hanging in semi ringlets. On school days I don't usually bother with bobby pins, they don't usually stay in her hair that well, but this morning I wanted to tame the messy bun some and about half of the pins stayed in the whole day. Still for a quick and easy style, I think it looks great on my big girl.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Training up a future Diva;-)

I began this blog when I had two girls and wanted to learn ways to make their hair fun and pretty. Along the way we gained another little girl and, well, we need to train her up right. . .
To begin with, she needs to know all about accessories! Although I don't have the photo proof, it started in the hospital. Then, as shown, continued at her 2 week photo shoot. . .
Headbands. . . followed by hats. . .
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Cute. . . Pretty. . . Silly!

By the time her hair grows long enough to style, she'll be ready to rock and roll!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Birthday Updo

The Princess loves an updo with the works! Usually we find ourselves doing a version of the flower bun and spiral ringlets. Getting a little bored, I like how the top of this do adds some fun.
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We sectioned off the top and twisted them combining them into twist braids that we added to the ponytail we had already created. It's nice having a big collection of bands, we used a big one for the big ponytail and an elastic to secure the twist braids.
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Then I only created the top of the flower bun, leaving the rest of the hair to hang long and then curl with the spiral curling iron. I like doing this occasionally so one can get a sense of how long her hair is. Someday she'll probably want to cut it, but hopefully that day is far, far away. Meanwhile, she loves having long hair!
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This was the perfect 'do for a special outing to "Build-a-Bear" and then to the Melting Pot for a chocolate dessert! Yum!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Daddy Daughter Dance

These pictures are from last May and I'm finally posting them:
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Little Bird was actually very cooperative. We washed and dried her very thick hair, using a round brush to straighten it and put a curl at the end. It has natural curls on the underside and can be very unruly. After pulling it back into small ponytails we put some curls in using the spiral curing iron.
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Princess wanted a fancy updo - of course! We pulled it back into a ponytail. Then we put most of it up into a flower bun. The remaining hair and ends from the flower bun were curled with the spiral curling iron. The tiara and flower were the finishing touches. The flower made it through the night, the tiara did not!

Just for kicks I thought I'd share our little Dancing Queen doing her thing! We've always said she dances to the tune of her own orchestra.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

School Dayz!

I'm really impressed with this morning! It was the first day of school and the Baby Bean was only 7 days old!
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Little Bird wasn't very happy with her hair and I don't know if I'll be able to capture it again to show it better. It looked great though! She had two french bumpy braids each going across the top of her head. I gathered each french bumpy braid into a ponytail and then created a messy bun. I loved the symmetry of it. Little Bird prefers ONE french bumpy braid and ONE messy bun!

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The Princess's bumpy braid is so tiny compared to her sisters. The girl's hair is so very different! It's much thinner. I braided it into the pony tail just on one side. Then I made twisty braids. Sometimes we turn this style into buns for swimming, but not today!

Baby Bean doesn't have enough hair . . . yet! For the time being, I'm trying to get her used to hats and headbands!

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Multi-Purpose/Swimming 'Do

My Princess has long hair. Not especially thick, but it grows like crazy. We cut almost 8 inches in February and now it's back to almost at her waist. Windy days and trip to the pool. . . and of course summer lake swimming demanded a cute 'do that would keep her hair under control!
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We ended up with this style more often than not the whole summer and have used it for fall trips to the pool as well!
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Crazy Hair Day at School

The Princess:
So I’m beginning to get over the worst of the morning sickness, just barely. But today’s occasion called for me to do something fun. Today was “Crazy Hair Day” at school. On top of the morning sickness, I had a 7:00 a.m. staff meeting as well. Usually we don’t have to all be to school until 8:00 a.m.

Last night to prep, I sectioned my princess’s hair into ponytails all over her head. Then I threaded glittery gold pipe cleaners into the pony tails and braided them into the hair. I left the hair at the end to twist and hang with the ends of the pipe cleaners which I twisted into little spirals. Then she was off to bed. It took her a little while to find a comfortable position to sleep, but she finally managed it.
This morning her daddy brought her to school a little early. She and her sister arranged her braids and then I added a few flowers and an extra pipe cleaner. I stayed remarkably stiff all day!

Little Bird:
Last night I divided Little Bird’s hair into pony tails all over her head. I wasn’t worried about being especially neat since I knew the girls would be sleeping on their hair. I wrapped her hair into loose bantu knots. This morning, I re-wrapped the knots and added flowers or pipe cleaners to many of the knots.

These days I can’t get caught up on perfect - but it sure was fun!
Questionwhat did I do for Crazy Hair Day??? I wore a hat! LOL, after all it was actually Crazy Hair/Hat Day.
Post Script: Both Girls won for their grade. They were very happy!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Slowing Down - 'till the Morning Sickness Passes!

Yep, that's right. Very, very, very, very surprisingly, at 38 I have found that I am expecting my 3rd child. I was SO tired over Christmas vacation - hmmm. Well, my girls have been lucky if their hair is getting brushed - me too, as I am working full time and feeling very old. Hopefully on some weekend, after a few naps I can actually do something interesting to my little girl's hair, but until then, I think I need to take a few more weeks off.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The night before do's

It's been a little while since I last posted - I've been having some health issues, but frankly I need to get something together because my children were looking like little rag dolls! Their daddy got them ready for school yesterday - they didn't even meet a hairbrush in the morning!

I've been extra tired but I had the girls take a bath last night and prepped their hair so I had VERY LITTLE to do this morning. After baths last night, I parted my little princesses hair into the hair headband, then I divided the rest with the zigzag part. I put the hair in pony tails and I wrapped them around my finger and made them each into a giant pin curl. It took a lot of bobby pins. I secured the hair headband with another set of bobby pins and put her to bed.
This morning, I wet down the hair headband and added gel. I smoothed it down and secured it behind her head. It looked like a little ponytail sticking out. Then I made some loose messy buns. They looked cute with the large curls in them. Then I tucked the little ponytail from the headband up into one of the messy buns.

Honestly, it wasn't perfect, but I'm talking 7 minutes tops here - and compared to yesterday, she looked like a million bucks!

Little Bird still hates having her hair done, but I needed her to look better than she has lately.
After her bath I put in five small french braids on a diagonal part and used clips to secure them. I knew they wouldn't be super neat the next morning, but it actually wasn't too bad.
I took the ends of each braid and bobby pinned them into pin curls. Then I sort of twisted the rest of her hair into two pony tail bun like things (I KNOW, so technical!) so that it would have a little wave in it.
I think Little Bird's hair looked fantastic from the back, but wasn't quite as neat as I'd like it in front . . . but then again, she looked SO much better than the poor waif she had been looking like!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

We Have A Winner!

Thank you to those of you who entered - our winner, selected by is


Congradulations Drea! Please contact me with your mailing info and I will send those right out!
Meanwhile, my posts may be a little sporatic as my home computer has completely crashed and I can not get onto the internet from home. Hopefully it will be up and running again soon. . . until then. . .

Friday, January 1, 2010

French Knots with a Messy Bun and some french twists on the side!

I don't know what these are called but I'm going to call them French knots. What I really love about them is that they make my princess look like she's got really thick hair!

I parted my princess's hair diagonally across the top into three large sections and left two small ones on the sides.
I made the french knots by tying the hair like you would a shoelace, after each tie, I'd grab another little section of hair and tie that in working myself from the front to the back.
After I finished each row I bobby pinned it in place for the time being.

I pulled all of the hair (minus the side sections below the french knots) into a pony tail and then removed the bobby pins.
Then I did a small french twist with the little side hairs on each side and continued the twist to the end.

I wrapped each twist around the pony tail and bobby pinned it.

Then I used another elastic around the pony tail - pulled the hair half way through and used a second elastic to help shape the messy bun. Other than the bobby pin showing in this picture, I really like how the messy bun turned out.