Friday, July 31, 2009

Quick mom hair

The lighting on my hair is not too cute, and this is not perfect, but I was in a hurry and wanted to pretend like I did my hair..
I put my hair in a pony tail, then took a chunk and did a twist.. secured it at the end...

Remember
, to do a twist, take two sections, twist them first opposite the way you want to twist them together. I kinda do it as I go, like twist twist, then twist together, twist twist, twist together :)
wrapped it around and secured it underneath with a bobby pin...
I did this one the other day, just a pony, then twisted it then secured it with an elastic...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Star

I saw a cute star on someone else's blog and I thought I'd braid it so it would stay in for her nap (she's only 2)...

Low pig tails, but leave out the front...
Braid half the top section and secure it to the pony... And do it again and go to the other pony...
Oh, wait! She's only two and has had enough... Here's my quick fix...
Finished product.... Not what I was planning, and did not stay too well for her nap, but I fixed it a bit before the parade... and put two cute bows in and it was still cute.



Monday, July 27, 2009

Fancy Up-do

Yes, time for Sunday church again...
Lets do a fancy up-do. If your daughter does not have natural curly hair, curl the ends first a bit (or for a spunkier do, you don't have to)...


Leave out the whole exterior of the hairline, and put the rest in a pony...
Then do a messy bun... refer to this post if you need to...


I put another loop right on top of one to add a little height. If you have alot of pieces hanging out because your daughter's hair is long or thick, do more of these right on top of others.
This is what it should look like now...
Now, pull the hair from the exterior in sections back and do a loop and put it in between a loop in your messy bun...
Like this...
Then keep going around the head until all the hair is up...



Finished product.... Oh, I will go upstairs and put a few flower clips in the gaps that show the bobby pins...


Cute, huh?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Switch Back-cross over

Who knows what to call this...
Start with 4 little ponytails like this...
Take the top two and cross them...

Then cross them again...
Then secure them to the other two ponytails with an elastic... Then make two more ponytails like so...
And do it again...
You could keep going down the whole head, but Sophia is done, so this is good enough for today...
Done.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rope Braid

Alot of people have asked me how to do this lately. It is really basic for some of you, but it's a good place to start because I will refer to this to show you how to do other hairstyles that come from this one.

Start with two peices of hair and twist them both going Right individually first before you twist them together going Left...


Then you twist them together going left....
Place an elastic at the end...

Then you do the other side... I twisted this side individually going right, then going together left.

Then hooked the rope braids together like so...



Finished product....


I hope this makes sense... to recap...
Twist them first opposite the direction you will twist them together.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Messy buns

I am calling this the Messy buns.

This is a cute way to finish off any do. if you do a french braid, single pony, or half up, you can use this technique almost any time to finish it off. If you are doing it on an older child...it will not take long once you figure it out. My two year old is a wiggler, so it takes me a few minutes.

I like to start with damp hair, put some pomade in it, rub downward, to smooth the frizzies. Then I did pig tails...
Take a section from the pony and hair spray it and pull it to smooth the frizzy's. Then, put it between your fingers like so, like it's a ribbon.
You can curl the hair before you loop it, but you don't have to. Sophia's hair is natural curly... so I didn't :) It will look more formal if you curl it, more playful/spunky if you don't.
Then fold the hair over, and bobby pin it like so... If your child's hair is too fine for bobby pins to stay in, buy little tiny ones at the beauty supply, or if you criss-cross them, they will hold better
If your daughter has longer hair and there is a piece sticking out funky like in this picture, loop it again and bobby pin it so it makes a new loop.

Get another chunk of hair and do it again. You go around in a circle and keep looping it, pinning it... so it looks like so... DON'T forget tons of hairspray all throughout and when you are done.


Finished product...




And after a long 3 hours of church... a little messy, but still cute...

The Red Door Salon

This is a new hair blog that I am creating. I will show you how to do cute little girl hairstyles, wedding updo's, and even simple kids cuts. I named it "The Red Door Salon" because I do hair out of my house, and I have a bright RED front door.

I must put a disclaimer on here... If I show you how to do a haircut, and you screw up your kid's hair... do not get mad at me. I only want love on this site.
I will try to update it often, and I apologize already to my awesome, most patient, sweet, loving husband who said today, "So now, you will update your family blog, your hair blog, facebook, take care of 3 kids, and work part time? Yep. That's how I am. I love it. Stay tuned.