November 20, 2009

The "H"

If you haven't noticed, I've been really into doing simple braids lately. They're quick and easy and almost anyone can do them, and not only that but there is so much you can do with them!
This is a pretty quick and easy style again. Basically it's two ponies with braids in the front and back joining each pony. Once the braids were added and the ponies were done, I took a small chunk of hair from one pony, braided it and added it to the other pony. Added some bows and we were out the door.
Take a look, it looks like an "H":View from the back, underneath the left pony:Just another back view, I apologise for my pics on this do, they weren't the greatest and there weren't very many:This is the best front shot I got, she did not want her pics taken!

November 18, 2009

Braids to the Side

Here's a quick and easy do to spice up the same old ponytail. Now I'm not a lover of side ponies or buns or anything. I like symmetry. But for some reason we've been doing a lot of side do's on Kenz the last little while and I still think they're cute.
This one wasn't meant to be what it is, but it worked.
To do this one, part the har just behind the ears and put two little ponies in the front and two in the back. Braid the front ponies and add them to the back ones. Take the left back pony now and braid it adding it to the right one. Now form a messy bun, or whatever you want from here and add a bow to finish the look. Takes less than five minutes and still looks cute.From the left side:From the right side:From the front:

November 15, 2009

Headband Style Braids

So I don't really have the words coming to me tonight to describe this hairdo, so hopefully the pics will do a decent job. Basically it's 2 (regular) braids in front and they are joined to a (regular) braided headband in the back (2 braids in front, 4 in back). Cute for those with trouble frenchbraiding a headband or for those with daughters with shorter hair in the front.
A view from the front-top: View from the top-left:

View from right side: Front view:
Oh, and because the braids are basically a little braid, then elastic, then little braid, elastic, etc... this one can stay in a few days for a trip to Grandmas (yes, this is what she did, it still looked perfect when she came home, and Grandma just had to comb out the back hair!)

November 08, 2009

Twisted and Braided Ponies

Again I didn't do step by step pics because I didn't think this would be as cute as it is, but this style I think may have made it onto my favourites list. It's fairly quick and easy as well so most people can do this style.To start off, part the hair down the midle and divide each side into 3 (or more) sections and put each section into a pony. Now cross the top two ponies over each other twice (so the same sides hook into the next elastic) and hook to the next pony. Continue down to the last ponies and braid the ponies to the bottoms. It really is simpler than it sounds and cute too! Here's a back/sidish view:

A view from the top of her head:From the back, all finished! We didn't add any bows or accessories today but it would be cute with bows to finish it off and match her outfit!

November 02, 2009

Random Twists and Things

I didn't really have a plan with this style and wasn't intending to make it a post, but it turned out kinda cute and funky so here are the pics of her hair all finished:
To start this hairstyle, divide the hair in half horizontally at the crown. Next I divided the top in half and did 5 little ponies across the front of her head. I used diamond shaped parts to spice it up a bit.In the second section I put in three little ponies and then the fun parts start. Unfortunately I didn't do step by step, but if you look closely at the pics you should be able to see what I did.
In the front centre pony I did a twist braid and held it at the back centre pony with a clip. On each side I did a double cross/twist thingy and attached the two front middle ponies to the twist and back pony with an elastic. The sides were put together.
Next I twist braided the middle pony down as far as her hair would let me and put in an elastic. Then I took the two sides and twisted them together as far down as I could (this left me with two twists on top of each other). Now I twisted those twist braids together and secured them with an elastic. I covered the elastic with just a small clip. Back view of the twists: Front view:

Side View:

October 29, 2009

Braids and A Side-ish Pony

Here's an easy one for my comeback into the blogging world. Hopefully now that things have settled down a little more around home I can get back to blogging regularly. So to start we have a pretty easy do that shouldn't take more than a few minutes.
To start this do part the hair from behind one ear to the front of the other (a very diagonal horizontal part) and divide the top into some diagonal vertical sections (we had 4 I think).Braid those top sections and then pull all of the hair including the ends of the braids into an off-center/side-ish pony. Add a cute bow and you're all done. Simple and takes less than 5 minutes from start to finish.You could take out elastics holding the braids or leave them in, I left them in because it was a bit of a rushed morning.She had some attitude this day so this was the best front shot I got.

September 08, 2009

Side Dutch Braids

I know, it's been a while since I've blogged! Let's just say it was a super busy summer and leave it at that okay?! Anyways, now that school is back in and I'm settled into my new job, I'll probably be blogging regularly again... I know I know! I keep saying that! Anyways, today's do isn't so much a tutorial as it is a brag post.
Why is it a brag post? Because I've been working really hard all summer long to teach myself to dutch braid. I've been able to french braid forever but for some reason dutch braiding is so much harder for me. So I know it's not perfect but here is an example of one of my fave dutch braid dos. Three to the side, into a messy bun: Top view:

Front view:
A closeup of one of the braids... not bad if I do say so myself!

August 30, 2009

Faux French Braid

This is for all you ladies who want a look similar to a french braid but just can't do a french braid. I use this one quite a bit and I CAN braid simply because it's more sturdy than a real french braid.Start this one off by parting the hair horizontally and putting into little ponies in a line all the way down her head. I think Kenz usually has around 6 of these.
The next step is to regular braid the top section and then add it to the second pony with another elastic. Do the same thing with the second pony all the way down the head.
That's it, braid the last pony and tie off with an elastic and you are done! Easy Peasy!
Top View:Side View: Back view:

I've been away!

Wow, I was just noticing how long it's been since I've posted and just thought I'd let everybody know that I will be back to posting regularly soon. The end of summer is hectic here, I started a new job working nights so my body is way out of whack and the kids don't start back to school until September 8 so once things settle down I'll be back.
I'm hoping to start posting and playing catch up tonight, so don't be surprised if I post 1 or 2 times a day for the next couple days.

August 15, 2009

Fancy Pony

This is a pretty basic but cute style. I was actually planning on posting a different do (Side Braids part 2) but my camera batteries are dead, so I'm doing this one instead today. Again, it's pretty self explanatory so if anyone has any questions just ask. Start with 2 elastic braids going back to the crown and then braid them.

Add them into a low pony and add a bow:
Easy and cute.

August 14, 2009

Side Braids Part 1

This is cute, and easy if you can french braid. It's a nice alternative to the traditional 2 french braids! It's pretty basic so here are the pictures: This is the side we started the braids at by her ear:

This is where we joined the two braids and did a semi-pull through bun kinda thing:
From the front:
From the top, note how long her bangs are that they actually stay in the braids without help:

August 07, 2009

Simply Sweet Summer Hair

We don't always pull all of Kenz's hair up, although it may seem that way sometimes. This do only uses about half or a third of her hair and is a really cute princess crown do that is quick and easy. Start by parting out a circle on top of the head and parting that into 6 or 8 or 10 parts, however many works for you.

Twist braid, braid, or pull the sections into a crown shape:
Attach the two back middle sections somehow (we tied and then used an elastic)
Brush out the rest of the hair and you're done! Doesn't she look like a totally different kid with her hair down!

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