Wednesday, November 12, 2008

5 French Twists to Messy Buns

For lack of a better name, I called this what it is: "5 French Twists to Messy Buns." However, it is 5 french twists on each side. So, are you ready to begin?

Start by parting the hair down the middle. I actually start my part on the side, then cut in to the middle about halfway back. I like side parts better, so kill me! Secure one half of the hair with a temporary elastic. Next, you are going to separate the first side into your five sections, but combine the top two and the bottom two sections just to hold them out of the way. You want to start in the middle to get the placement of your bun right.

French twist the middle section, rolling to the back, and stop where you want your messy bun. Then, separate out the second to bottom piece of hair.

French twist the second section of hair, rolling it up. Join the two twists together.
Continue with the bottom french twist, again rolling it up, and join it with the other two twists.
Next, you are going to do the top two french twists. French twist them both to the back, like you did with the middle one.

When you get the point where you stop adding hair to the french twist, continue twisting the hair until it will join with the rest of the sections. I didn't do this with the very bottom twist and it looks a little goofy, but...whatever!

Once you get the five twists done, you can do your messy buns.

This is what the finished product looks like. We did add some cute bows, but I forgot to take a picture of that...oh well! Let me know what you think!

Monday, November 10, 2008

French Twist Headband

This one is super quick and easy. It's a great one for those little ones with short hair, I think. Just start by separating out a ponytail with the outer edges left down. Secure that hair up and out of the way. I started with a side part and french twisted down to the nape of her neck, securing the first french twist with a rubber band. I followed suit with the other side and combined the two french twists under the ponytail. I curled and backcombed and was done. Quick and easy, right! For another view, go HERE.

Side view

Back view

Front view (forced smile :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

My little squirts were Goldilocks and the Three Bears for Halloween this year. Yes, I made the costumes. And, yes, I think they turned out fabulously!

Marianne (aka Goldilocks) poses before her school Halloween party. It took us about a half hour to curl all of her hair. She doesn't have a lot, but when you are doing such little pieces, it takes FOREVER!!!

Here's the whole crew. Allison was Mama Bear, Bo was Papa Bear, and Rachel was Baby Bear. I love my little guys' eyes.

(p.s. Notice how FLAT Marianne's hair is after a couple of hours of just walking around and riding in the car. This time I used a pomade and apparently it didn't work. Next time I am going to try to find a thermal heat spray.)