Thursday, February 25, 2010

Short Updo? Yes!



Many women with short hair assume they can't pull off an updo. But with some imagination (and hair gel) almost anything is possible.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chic Updo with Comb



This is a simple, elegant style with a side updo and comb hair jewelery.

Monday, February 22, 2010

This was so fun to do. I have major spring fever & the weather was so nice last week that we had to pull out our skirts & capris & have a fun new do with all our new spring clothes. Please come back beautiful weather.
Start by splitting the hair in half like you are going to do pigtails. Put one half of the hair in an elastic to keep out of the way. You are now working with half of the hair. Right in the middle, divide a section that looks like a circle with hair surrounding the outside of it. Sounds confusing - look at the picture below:
Now the hair that is left out of that pony tail, begin inside-out french braiding at the top of the part.
You want to circle around the pony tail that you made making sure not to include any of the pony (again only the hair on around the pony)
Once you get to the end, now connect the braid with pony tail.
Do the exact same thing to the other side.
I finished with some messy buns. I originally had the ponies down & curled but I wanted you to be able to see the entire braid. Maybe if her hair were a little shorter I could have kept them down. It looks harder than it really is.
front view:

Silky Twists & Knots



This is a glamorous style using twists arranged in a crown.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Curled Updo




Courtesy of Revolution Hair Design

what a surprise...another side pony

If you still haven't learned to french braid or inside-out french braid - you really should. So many fun things to do with it. Of course, here's another side pony!
Part the hair in 4 sections. First braid the top half.
then braid the bottom half & bring all 4 sections into a side pony
Take out the braids that are in the pony & make into a messy bun.
front view

Friday, February 12, 2010

Flippant



This is a short hairstyle accented by a cheeky flip.
Courtesy of HJI

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Real Bride: Janella



A long, half-up-half-down 'do styled with microbraids.

Courtesy of the lovely Janella Proctor.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I did it...

I chopped a foot of hair off & was able to donate it to Locks of Love. I've been trying to talk my girlie into cutting hers into a cute bob but she will not go for it - so I woke up one morning & was like I'm sick of doing 2 girls long hair (mine & hers).

I love getting out of the shower & brushing it because it's not tangled at all. I love how fast & easy it is for me to do. But I don't love that I have the total mom look now. Oh well - I guess I should accept that since I am a mom. & I miss that I can't do lots of fun things to my hair anymore.

Here is the only picture I could find of me where my hair was down (yes another plus - I will actually do my hair now:) So here is my family picture in October:
& the after. I will have to have my husband get the back - it's shorter. This is my little boy being the photographer (who's just under 3). He would gladly take your picture too.
What do you think? Long or Short?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Real Bride: Vintage Chic




This is a gorgeous updo as worn by a real bride in this sepia-toned picture. Photo courtesy of Audrey Okono.