XO Valentine's Day Hairstyle

February 13, 2010

Here is my last Valentine’s Day hairstyle for 2010, and it requires a little bit of “creativity” to see it! It is a little out there… so I did this on my #3 daughter last week as a test to see if people at school could figure it out, and everyone did.  In fact, some of her teachers took pictures.  It took a bit of practice to get it, so I explain some of what I learned in the video tutorial below.  Here it is…

XO (Hug & Kiss) Hairstyle

Items Needed:  Brush, comb, spray bottle, 5 elastic bands, and 3 ribbons

Time Requirement:  20 minutes

Skill Level: Hard

Also, don’t forget our other Valentine’s Day Hairdo’s!  Be sure to email photos of your V-Day do’s or simply post them to our Facebook page!

Enjoy, and Happy Hairdoing!

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Strange Christmas Hairstyles…

December 03, 2009

In honor of this Holiday Season, I decided to post a few photos of wild and crazy hairdo’s that any of you “adventurous” or wild moms could try if you wanted! I am not sure what these people were thinking, but I am sure they took home the grand prize at the family or work party! Take a look at these…


Someone is going to get their eye poked out in #2, or at least could use this ‘do to roast some hot dogs and marshmallows over a campfire! I loved the food in the teeth of the guy in #4! What was he thinking with the eyebrows? The last lady, I am sure, is looking down at all the presents people started placing underneath her in the church foyer! Feel free to pass this along!

Happy Holidays!

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4th of July Hairdo #1: Twists of Fun

July 01, 2009

Some of you may recognize this hairstyle as we featured the bun style last year. However, it is too cute not to be looked at again for this very wonderful holiday! Especially since it originally posted nowhere near the 4th of July.

Tomorrow, I’m taking photos of a fun new firecracker hairdo my hubby came up with. I hope it works out! This season is perhaps one of my most favorite holiday seasons of the year, second to Christmas! Yes, I am a patriot thru and thru, but there is something truly fantastic about the colors “Red, White, and Blue“! (Rhyming not intentional…)

4th of July Hairdo

 (These photos are from years past, so our precious little D. will not be in any of them.)

4th of July Hairstyle4th of July Hairdo #1
This is my personal favorite hairdo for the 4th of July, and I have used it on my girls since they had hair long enough to play with. This hairdo is very simple, cute, and we receive tons of compliments every year!

Now, the basics of this hairstyle I have featured on here before so I won’t bore you with them again (instead, it can be found in the post used on Crazy Hair Day called One CRAZY ‘Do). Please view the link and follow the steps for this fun 4th of July hairstyle. Even if your DD has short hair, you can simply use two buns on top…

4th of July Hairdo #2
For pipe cleaner curly-cue’s, I used the solid-colored red/white/blue (as seen in the pictures). There are “sparkly” red/white/blue ones that you can find sometimes at craft stores that I actually like better for the flair, but they are more flimsy and harder to see…

4th of July Hairdo #3

4th of July Hairdo #4

Or find some cute 4th of July headbands (at Target, Walmart, or any dollar store) and throw those on top!

As for the stars on the faces, I simply purchased red, white, and blue craft paint and a package of small kitchen sponges from Wal-Mart. We then cut the sponges into different shaped stars, squirt paint on paper plates, dip the best-looking side into the paint (like you would a stamp), and then press the painted side gently on your DD’s cheek. You can even superimpose a different-colored smaller star onto one already on the cheek for a more decorative look… just make sure the first star is already dry. The painted impression left by each stamp (given the sponge texture) gives a rustic-looking star that looks truly awesome! For clean up, simply use soap with water and scrub gently with a used washcloth.

Or if your too busy to mess with the paint Target has some super cute 4th of July stickers (which I like better than the Tattoo’s) for the face and hands. Easy to get on, easy to get off!

I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July! Please promise me that you will comment back here with the number of compliments you receive.

Happy Hairdoing!

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Easter Hairstyles | Egg-Tails

April 10, 2009

Do any of you remember the “Bun Hawk” my husband proposed? Well these “Egg-Tails” are another one of my husbands creations. He really does come up with some funky stuff!

I recognize that this probably isn’t the hairstyle you are going to take your DD to Church with on Easter Sunday, but I think it would be really fun for Friday at school or even Saturday morning’s Easter Egg hunts!

Crazy Hair
Items Needed: 10 small elastics, 6 rubber bands, 2 ribbons, 4 plastic Easter eggs (this number may vary depending on the length of your DD’s hair). To help hold the eggs, you may wish to use Got2b Blasting Freeze Spray (available at Walmart or Target).

Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes.

Skill Level: Hard

To begin I did a zig-zag part on the top and then a straight part down the back. You don’t have to do the zig zag, but do part the hair into two equal parts down the back…

Eggtails #1Eggtails #2

Gather hair into ponytails and secure with rubber bands. Take the hair from one ponytail and divide it evenly into five parts. About 1-2 inches down the hair strand, add an elastic. This keeps the hair pulled together so you can see the eggs better and also adds a little grip on the egg. Continue adding elastics until all five pieces have one elastic each…

Eggtails #3

Now about another inch down the hair add a rubber band. Be aware that you may have to slide the rubber band down a little to fit the egg in, but it so much easier to add the egg after the rubber band (you may also find that using the tiny rubber bands that have that “eraser” texture will hold the eggs easier rather than the slick ones)…

Eggtails #4

Now add the egg, spacing hair pieces evenly around the egg. (Be aware that smaller eggs will not work… they fall out too often.)  Once you feel like the egg is secure, tighten down the hair by pulling the rubber band as tight against the egg as possible. Repeat these steps for additional eggs (if you can fit them) all the way down the ponytail.  You may wish to use Got2b Blasting Freeze Spray (available at Walmart or Target) one the eggs are in… this is a very effective hairspray that will help the little “baskets” to keep their shape.  Once you spray, use a hairdryer on low heat on the egg just until the baket becomes stiff)…

Eggtails #5

In my DD’s case we only got two eggs in…

Eggtails #6

Repeat these steps on the other ponytail.

Eggtails #7

Add some ribbons at the top, and you will now have this! I guarantee you will get lots of comments on this one!!

Eggtails #8Eggtails #9

If you have access to the smaller plastic Easter eggs (ones that fit maybe 5-6 jelly beans), you could fit maybe 3-4 eggs per ponytail, but I couldn’t find them anywhere this year!

HAPPY EASTER!!!

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Four-Leaf Clover | St. Patrick's Day Hairstyles

March 16, 2009

This will probably be my last St. Patty’s day hairstyle. It is a four-leaf clover version of some of the past hairstyles. I didn’t take too many pictures since I knew you could refer back to this 2-leaf clover or the 3-leaf clover.

Girls Hairstyles

Items Needed: Brush, comb, hairspray, spray bottle, pomade, 5 rubber bands.

Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes.

Skill Level: Hard

Begin by parting hair into four sections. Now gather up each section of hair and form a ponytail. You want these ponytails to be close together. Now flip each section under. (Many of you have asked where to find the *Topsy-Tail Tool* I use to flip the ponytials without torturing your daughter. This link should help.) As far as which way to flip the ponytails, flip the bottom two straight outward and the two top ponytails at an angle…

Four Leaf Clover #1

Now divide each section into two parts and twist them tight. Combine all the ends together and add a rubber band. (Add ribbons or accessories where desired)…

Happy Hairdoing!

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