Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hooray for spring!! I love this time of year & the beautiful weather with all the blooming flowers. But it looks like it's not going to last for long because we are getting some rain this week. Of course over Easter weekend. Here's my new post:

These braids are SO easy & you can really end the hair any way you want. We wore it like this on Sunday but kept it all down, or you could do 2 pig tails or you could do half up half down. So many ways. This was the fastest way for me today

Part your hair on the regular parted side. Start a braid by sectioning off just a small section at the front of the head (off the part)
Start a 3 piece braid, then add ONLY a piece from the top & add to the braid. Everytime you get back to that part - add JUST from the top.
Here's what it looks like: Add an elastic at the base of the braid. On Sunday, I kept braiding (without taking any pieces - regular old braid to finish it) & brought all braids together but do what ever is easiest/fastest for you.
Get your next section just right near the first braid & do the same thing. You will notice you won't have to braid as far because you are starting back just a tinch further back.
I did it 3 times on this side. You can see my spacing isn't the best - so maybe space yours a little better.
Same thing on the other side - only doing 2 braids since there's not as much room on that side of part. Then I brought all the hair together to a side pony & pulled it into a bun.
Spray to hold, add a bow & you are finished. My bow is from Kyla's Kreations. Check her site out if you are looking for some new, fun bows. Her link is on the right under my lists. Again, like I said - you can finish this however you want. I wanted to leave it down & curl her hair but it was not in our time - but that's what is great you can always modify!!

Chic & Carefree



This is a medium-to-short carefree style with a gorgeous haute couture veil. The photo is courtesy of Salon Dulce.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Short and Sweet



This short, relaxed style could be perfect for many of our sassy brides-to-be. Here, it's worn by Wendy Raquel.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Long Waves with Veil



This style features cascading waves under a classic veil.
Photo credit goes to Sam Fine.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Celeb Spotlight: Mo'Nique



Yes, Mo'Nique is now part of an extremely select group. This week, she became one of just 4 black women to win an Academy Award. Here is her chic updo from the Oscars.



Monday, March 8, 2010

Real Bride: Love-ly Locs

Some brides wear their heart on their sleeve, but this lovely lady wears one in her hair.


Courtesy of the Cassandra Bromfield blog and Chic...Personal...Fun
Photo by Dante Williams

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Remember THIS -- well that is one of our favorite hairdos to do in our home but sometimes we like to change it up a bit - so here's a little modification to the zig-zag braids:
Start by parting the hair right down the middle. Add 2 small piggies at the top of the hair & braid only one side & take it over to the other & add elastic.
Mimmick what you did up top on the bottom section:
No make your piggies & don't add any of the braids just yet
Braid the bottom piece & cross over to the opposite piggie & add elastic
Do the same thing with the top piggies & cross over to add to the opposite pigtail.
Now you have 2 pigtails that you can curl, leave straight, braid or do messy buns. So many fun options - you decide!!

(sorry we did have a front view - but she was trying to be a model in every picture & it just wasn't happening - next time:) & sorry to those who I haven't responded to their emails - I'll get there - I'm just getting a bazillion a day - so I'm getting there. My apologies!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mod Curly Style




This is a youthful hairdo that is partly straight and partly curly. But it's ALL cute!
Courtesy of Magic In Motion.