Friday, December 21, 2012

Basket Weave Bun

This is very similar to the Easter Basket Weave.  The difference is I used I 1/4" ribbon.  The other difference is that I tried to do the famous sock bun, I don't know if Claire's hair was too short, too thin or too what? but it didn't stay in her hair very long.  According to what I saw, the sock bun should be fairly easy.  Cut the toe off a sock, put the sock around the tips of a pony tail, high or low, and roll the hair and the sock down.  Simple concept.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Single braid headband

Here is another simple one.   Grab a small section of hair from behind the ear and braid it to the end, secure with an elastic.  Now grab a small section of hair from behind the other ear and braid it to the end, secure with an elastic.  Make sure you braid in an upward direction.  Cross each braid over the top of the head to form a headband and secure with bobby pins.  Add a cute little flower clip on one side and your good to go.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mermaid Hair

So, this started as being Mermaid hair, however, looking back, it certainly looks more like unicorn hair.  Take a thin cross section of hair and secure with elastic.  Next take another small cross section of hair below the first, include the first pony tail and secure the second. After the elastic is on, pull a little of the first pony tail back out so it kind of puffs up.  Now continue with the third and forth in the same way until you are finished with the head area.  Add more elastics on the pony tail, roughly the same spacing, before adding each additional elastic pull a little of the outside hair to puff it a little.  If you want you could add a little padding like cotton balls or tissue  or nerf ball, get creative!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rag Curls

Ok, I wish I could take credit for this one, but Claire's Gramma, Louise Miller, took the initiative to put in the rag curlers.  In the morning after taking out the rags, I did two half pig tails.  Claire really wanted to keep the rags in her hair, so I put them back in as bows around the elastics.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Heart Hair part 2

Now, this is an improvement on the Heart Hair from a before.  This time when you take a tiny section of heart do an inch of plain braid before commencing with a french twist, when you take your hair take it from the outside of the heart.  This is important, each tiny section you take on the back of the head is for the opposite side of the heart.  You want the braids to cross at the center of the heart.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Heart Hair

Take a small section of hair from the back of the head, then start french braiding toward the top of the head, slowing starting winding the braid up and around the top of the head. Continue french braiding to the nape of the neck, before temporarily securing the braid do a few inches of plain braiding, then secure it.  Now, do the same thing on the other side.  After securing the two braids together, take the temporary elastic off the first braid.  And Voila!

Double French Twist

This is simply a french twist, picking up hair from the bottom, on each side of the head meeting at the center/back of the head and securing with an elastic.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Side tri-twist braids

This is a variation on the tri-side twist. For this do a french twist picking up hair from the top of the head, twist about half way done and then continue the braid till the end of the hair and secure.  Complete two more braids in a similar fashion.  These are spread apart, but you can create them closer together, as well.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Criss Cross Braids

Start with securing two small sections of hair at the top of the head with elastics.  Braid each section and secure at the bottom.  Now, take another section under one of the previous sections, with the braid from the kitty-corner section secure this section with an elastic.  Secure opposite side in the same way.  Take the elastics off the bottom of the original braids, as they are now secured in the second row of pony tails.  Braid this row of braids and secure.  Create a third and forth row of cross braids the same as the second.  With time, a comb, and a little less squirmy child you can get the braids looking even and the underlying parts strait.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Patriotic Hair

I loved this hair.  Start with two thin pony tails on the top of the head, gather a small amount of hair to form an additional two pony tails, before securing with elastic add kitty-corner pony tail from first set to second set and secure.  Complete with other side.  You should have an X shape with two pony tails.  Now the fun part, if you have cans of spray hair color use that.  I didn't.  I had side walk chalk.  I took the blue and some water.  Get the chalk wet and rub it on the lower section of hair, this take several coats to get the hair saturated. If you are having a hard time coloring the hair try playing with the amount of water you are using. Now "paint" the pony tails in same way with red, or pink.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Tri-Side twists

I love the french twist.  The french twist is just like the french braid, with the exception of only picking hair up on one side,  the hair will twist toward the side that you pick the hair from.  These twists are made by picking the hair up on the top (looks like the right side from this photo).  When you finish all three twists gather and roll the hair together with butterfly clips and bobby pins.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hair Crown take two

Here is another take at the hair crown, this time it didn't turn out as well, but at least this time I got a kind of rear photo.  See Hair Crown for instructions.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Knobby Bun

Simple enough. Start to make a side pony tail, and before you pull the hair through the elastic the last time, leave it half way, then repeat on the other side.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Flower Child

This one couldn't get any easier.  I was setting up for a craft show and Claire, sporting two low pig tails, started taking out my flower clips and putting them on her head, until her entire head was covered.  These clips are from Sunny Days Boutique

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hair Crown

This one is hard to see, it was before I got good at remembering to photo her hair.  This one is a french twist that circumnavigates her head.  Start at one side of her head, and work your way up and across then down and around her head till you are back where you started, or out of hair.  If you have extra length you can finish the braid and pin it next to your previous twist.  I add a few sparkly butterfly clips because it was her brothers baptism.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Basket Weave

This was a fun one.  Start by making a simple pony tail, I choose a high one.  Then take several lengths of thin ribbon, this is 1/8" ribbon.  Thread one length of ribbon, it must be at least 2x-3x the diameter of the pony tail, through a dull knitting/crafting needle.  Starting from the back, beneath the pony tail, weave under and over small amounts of hair closely around the pony tail until you are back where you started.  Taking the next length of ribbon do the exact same thing, this time in opposite over and under the hair sections.  Continue weaving all the ribbon around the pony tail and then tie all the ribbon together in a cute bow, and Voila!  Not as complicated as you might think, and what is nice about this one is if she wiggles and is not sitting still, you don't have to start all over!