Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Real Bride: Upswept, Sideswept

This is a romantic style in which curls are swept into a cascade of tendrils with a veil.



This photo is courtesy of Naija Wed N More

Monday, April 19, 2010

updo

Over the weekend, it was senior ball & a darling girl in my ward asked if I would help her with her hair. Her hair is short - above the shoulders & she said she usually wears it down. So we immediately thought let's change it up & see if we can pull it all up. I can't take all the credit for this. My very creative sister happened to be over & was more than happy to help. & guess what? She wore it to church the next day & it still looked perfect!!

Sorry I didn't post step by step directions but it's pretty easy. You could actually do this on long or fine hair too. (my pictures are backwards & I'm of course too lazy to switch:)

We waved the hair all over with a 3 barrel iron. Then twisted the bangs & pinned them back. Next, starting at the oppiste side her bangs were at, we started twisting the hair, strands at a time & securing each strand with a bobby pin (these bobby pins are visible - if you have thicker or longer hair - you could hide them better) Continue twisting strands until all the hair is up. This kept all those baby hairs underneath secured nicely all night long.

We kind of poofed the top so you could see the wave & it looked more full. We finished with a loose bun from the ends left over & added a cute flower. How easy to do on yourself even? & we didn't use any elastics - only some good ol' hairspray & bobby pins.

Of course - pictures never do it justice.

& BTW - thanks for all the birthday wishes to my girlie!! You guys are all so sweet!

Friday, April 16, 2010

this girlie of mine

is FIVE years old today!! & since she is the main attraction of my blog & sits so patiently while I do her hair I had to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Love her to death!! & love that she will not leave the house without her hair done. All girlie girl. She's the one who has made this blog possible. All thanks to her.
I may be a little bias but isn't she just so beautiful?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Half Up Style



This is a partly up, partly down style with bangs and tendrils.
Photo: Courtesy of Tonya Cryer, "Stylist On Call"

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

twisties

Hope everyone had a fantabulous Easter. I'm sure ready for the weather to be more consistent & stay warm every day instead of the wind/rain storms & then some good weather for a few days.

If you haven't learned how to do the corkscrew twist, you could simplify it by doing regular 3 strand braids. & If you don't have enough time - you could just do the top - but the bottom twisties just make it that much cuter!
Start by diving 3 sections right in the front & twist each section.
Do the same underneath - 3 sections 3 twists
Make 2 pigtails. Bring the top twisties all to one side.
& the bottom twisties to the opposite side as the top.
Twist braid each pig tail.
Fold in half & add elastic
Add some bows & you are finished.
front view

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Bun Knot



Tie the knot with the "bun knot". This style has many names, but it is currently being worn by many celebrities at star studded events.

Friday, April 2, 2010