December 12, 2010

The extent of our hair-doing

 Winter hit hard here last week and even before that it was cold. With three kids to get ready for school in the mornings, one to get ready for daycare, and myself to get ready for work, we've opted for simple multiple day styles lately. Kenz has sported alot of braids. We find they last a few days, stay somewhat together even with the winter hats, and have so far kept the endless lice at school away. So this is alot of what we are doing. Pretty boring eh!

November 05, 2010

Simple Twists Pulled into a Pony

I really liked the look of this simple and sweet hairdo when we did this the other day. We've been mainly sticking with french/dutch braids these days so this was a nice change from that too.
It was really easy and only took a few minutes. We did four ponies across the front of her head and then twisted each side together to form twists. Put the twists in a low ponytail and a bow. Easy and done!

October 03, 2010

I felt like making bows... and a pretty Flower Bun

I don't know about you, but I'm cheap. I don't like buying bows because where I am they are usually pretty pricing. Buying from online boutiques can also get pricey especially once you add in shipping. So since I love bows in girl hair I learned to make my own. Now the odd time I do splurge and buy something but I usually it's just easier and cheaper to make what I need. Yesterday I just felt like making a few so while we watched a family movie (Hook! Everyone loves Captain Hook!) I took out my bow making supplies and got started. This is what I came up with for halloween:
 Just some cute everyday bows, I really was in the mood for nice simple classic bows, nothing too big or too fancy today:
 I got a  little baggie of these "scrapbook bobble thingies" at the dollar store last year and finally put them to good use, can't wait for winter so I can use these, I have lots of ideas for them:
 These are made with some eyes I bought years ago when I was going through a doll-making phase. I have halloween do that I think these'll be perfect for!
 And lastly I made Kenz some new flower clips. She picked out the flowers at the dollar store a month or two ago and requested some flower clips for her hair. She picked the silver ribbon that I lined the clips with too:
 Something about a classic bun is just pretty on a little girl:

Do you make your own bows, flowers, clips? I found that once I started it turned into an obsession, I have dozens all styles, all colours.

September 28, 2010


Check out what we've been up to with all the kids lately! Yummy fall (or anytime treats!) And the kids love that they can help out with this one! Assorted Candy Apples!

September 27, 2010

Two Do's

These two hairdos have been pretty popular the last couple weeks. It's really the same hair do finished differently. I made two dutch braids in back of Kenz's head. As soon as I was done adding hair neckline, I tied the braids together with a clear elastic. I then took a small piece of hair and wrapped it around the elastic hiding it. Then I took another clear elastic and including the tail from the wrapped piece of hair tied off the pony at the base of the wrapped hair. Cinch it upwards so the elastic is hidden and voila a cute easy hairdo. Now in the pictures below I also did a zigzac part.

For this variation on the above do, I tied off each braid seperately at the neckline and wrapped each the same way as above. I've done this one with a straight part down the middle.

 One other note is that for these braids I don't usually start them too high, I usually start with an ear to ear part and then do the middle part so the starting point is the same on both sides.
 The idea for this one came from Babes in Hairland although mine isn't an exact copy, it definitely inspired me for this one!

September 17, 2010

Keeping the Lice Away...

It is only the second week of school way up here in Canada. But go figure of course there is already a GIANT outbreak of headlice going around my kids school. Um Yeah. I was not thrilled with the notices that all three of my children brought home in their backpacks this week about the lice outbreak, I really don't think any parent is. However this year it hit me a little harder than in previous years.
In the past if the boys were to catch lice I wouldn't have been too worried - I mean worse case scenario I shave their heads - easy solution! However now that Makenzie is at the school, sitting in a class where who knows how many children are carrying this horrid little beast (yes I hate lice THAT much!) I'm a little panicky this year. So to make a long story short, here is what we've been wearing to school this week for hair to hopefully help keep her hair from hanging/swinging/getting infected with lice.
The pictures are from two different days she wore this style. It's really easy once you get the hang of this one. Part the hair however you'd like and start braiding in a rounded shape towards the back, when you get to the back keep braiding the other side back to the front. Braid as far down the hair as you can and either curl it back and pin it with bobby pins, tuck it under and pin it, or as you'll see in the second set of pictures I brought it across the front of her head like a crown - she loved it this way, told her whole class she was a princess.
Last but not least - load it up with hairspray. I normally don't use a ton of hairspray but she needs it for this style to last the day, and although I'm pretty sure it's only a myth, I keep hoping that the hairspray will keep them away!

September 09, 2010


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September 04, 2010

Braided Bun

This is really cute and a good way to incorporate different styles of braids. For this one we added a 5-strand braid in the top centre and the bottome centre braids. We also left the tail of the bun hanging down for something different.

Loose 1/2 French Braids

I enjoy doing these braids when I'm looking for a softer, looser look for Kenz that still keeps her hair out of her eyes. It's pretty easy, just 4 french braids where you only add hair to one side as you're braiding (1/2 french braids). We left the rest of her hair down.

August 16, 2010

More Braids... and Beads!

I absolutely love this style. We've done it a couple times now and I think it's one of the few that we both love. Again, there really isn't anything fancy to this but I just think that the simplicity of the beaded braids with the rest of her hair down is great.
What we did: We parted out a square-ish shape on top of her head and horizontally parted out each row. We braided each towards her right side and hung 3 beads on the end of each one.
View from the top:
Another Side View:
And lastly - look at that attitude... since when do 4 year olds start acting like teens when you want to take their picture?
My baby girl is growing up so quickly!

August 07, 2010

Just Some Braids

This is honestly nothing special, more than anything just to share why I haven't been posting new styles lately... Since I've been back working full time again it has been hard enough for me to get everyone out the door on time in the mornings so this has been a frequent hairdo over the summer. It is good for swimming, for dad, for when we're just plain busy. Put simply it's just braids. I don't use product in her hair to hold them in so we usually keep them 3-4 days, and then leave her hair down (or a simple style) for a few days. Since I've relaxed alot on her hair the parts aren't as straight as they could be, they get a little fuzzy, and they are definitely NOT tight.
Here's the most common way I've been braiding her hair - 1 braid across the front, 6 braids down the back:

Side View:
Other Side View:
Top View:
Front View:

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