November 05, 2010
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 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:
September 17, 2010
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
September 04, 2010
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
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
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:
Other Side View: