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.