Saturday, August 27, 2011

1st day of school 2011






Monday, July 4, 2011

My Youngest is a Copy Cat

This is my youngest. He has to do the same thing that everyone else does. I do his big sisters hair almost every day and I take a picture of what I do for my other blog. 

So I am taking her picture this morning and he comes up and shows me the back of his head so I can take a picture and then turns around for me to take one of the front. I couldn't resist posting his cute little head and face!!!


Monday, June 27, 2011

New Blog

I started a new hair blog, so you will not see anymore hair posts on this blog. You can visit my new blog at www.AdventuresInHairstyling.blogspot.com if you want to see more hairstyles.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

1st day back from Vacation

Went on vacation and had a good time visiting my parents in Montana. Here is an idea my Mom gave me of a hairstyle that she was going to do on my sisters hair and I adapted it for Alana's hair.
Top view
Right view
Left view
Back view
Front view
This hairstyle is pretty self explanatory. I just parted the hair on the left side and dutch braided down and around her head to the bottom left side and I braided a little bit further down than the ponytail. Then I braided the left side down until both braids met and put both braids in a ponytail and put a flower in to finish it off.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Heart Braided Hairstyle

This is my version of what princesshairstyles.com does Here.
I parted her hair in two sections. I put the top half in a ponytail and used my Topsy Tail to pull the hair up through the middle of the hair below the elastic holding the ponytail. Then I parted the ponytail in half and braided each section in just a regular braid.
Then I pulled the bottom hair into a ponytail and secured with an elastic. This time I used my Topsy Tail and pulled the hair down through the the middle of the hair below the elastic holding the ponytail on the bottom.
Then I pushed the braids through the middle of the loop that I made using the bottom half of the hair. I pushed them up to make the arch of the heart and then secured the two braids together using a bobby pin and pushing it straight down. I did the same on both other sides of the braids, securing them to the hair that looks like it is looped around. I just left the ends free and they blended with the ponytail pretty well. I finished with this flower I made. You could probably finish it with just about anything. I was thinking it would be pretty cute with a ribbon tied in a bow.
This is the front view. I think it turned out pretty good for literally a five minute hair style. I will try and get more creative. Today I was rushed to meet my sister and I did the best I could with the time I had.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Elastic "Squared Off" Headband

Not sure if anyone has done this on the other hair blogs, but if they have and I find it in the future I will make sure to repost this with the link. I am not very good with instructions, so bear with me. If I start to get a following on this blog and they want videos, then I will make one and post it, but for now you will have to try and understand my instructions. Sorry in advance if they are difficult to understand.
First off, I parted her hair down the middle. Then I started on the right section first. I split right section of hair down the middle again, so I will now have 4 sections to work with on the right side of her head. I started in the front, closest to her hairline. I put the section in an elastic and then I split the pony in half and pulled one part down and the other to the left. {It helps if you have two clips or barrettes handy so you can clip the hair that you put off to the left and down out of the way. It also helps keep the shape}   Then I did the same with the pony below it. I incorporated the half of the pony that I left out from the section in front of it and I put an elastic around that section. I split that pony in half again and pulled one half down, and leave out completely, and the other half I pulled to the left again.
Now you will start in the front again. You are going to take the section of the pony that you pulled to the left and incorporate it in to the section to the left of it. Put it into an elastic and split that in half, pulling half of it down and the other half to the left. Then move onto the section below that and use the hair you pulled down from the elastic in front and incorporate it in to that section and put an elastic in it. Split it in half and pull one half down, and leave it out completely, and the other half to the left.
Continue doing the same thing until you get to the last section in the front and instead of splitting it in half you are going to bring the entire section from the front down. Incorporate the entire pony into the section below and put an elastic around it. Pull the entire pony down and do nothing with it. Now you are finished.
I chose to pull her hair into a side ponytail and finish it with a flower. You could leave the hair down, or put it in a side bun, or curl it in ringlets. The possibilities are endless.
You would never know by this smile that she sits and complains about getting her hair done. That's why I am nervous to do a video. I guess the smile on her face is worth it in the end.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Rosie the Riveter inspired hairstyle

I was driving home last night and I looked over and saw this girl with the cutest pompadour and I thought "I could do that in Alana's hair." I use to do this style with my hair when it was longer.

This is my inspiration picture. I did the front of the hair in a pompadour instead. I also used a black polka dot bandana because I didn't have a red one.
I twisted her hair up and pinned it as flat as I could to the back of her head with large bobby pins.
This is the top view. I tucked the bottom flap of the bandana up into the knot to secure it. I just adjusted the whole bandana until it was even on both sides.
  I secured this bandana on her head with 4 bobby pins. One on each side and two on the bottom.
I used Got 2 Be Powderful Styling Powder and sprinkled it right on her scalp and rubbed it in all over her roots. {This stuff is amazing! I use it on my hair and back comb it and style it and it stays all day! Usually my style is gone within 2 hours when I don't use this product.} 

Then I back combed a crescent shaped section on the top front of her hair. Then I smoothed out the top as smooth as I could and pushed it forward to make the "pomp" or bump in the front and secured it with two goody hair barrettes, one on each side of the hair of the "pomp". Then I put the bandana in her hair, over the top of the barrettes. 

I think it turned out pretty good for my first time doing it on someone else. It is amazing how different it is doing this on someone else's hair.