French Front: Subtle Side Ponytail

April 29, 2010

I receive quite a few comments on this very popular front french braid hairstyle everyone is wearing, wondering what other ways there are to finish it.  Honestly there are several ways to do it, and here is one more.  This one uses a subtle side ponytail…

The hairband accessory that I used is from TWISTband, which is a fun product but also provides a unique and fashionable way to hold hair.  They are stretchy, like spandex, come in all sorts of colors and patterns, and some can even be worn as bracelets to match!
They are perfect for little girls, tweens, teens, and moms!  I know there are some other hairstyles I can do that these will be perfect for (coming soon)!
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 Twistband or 1 hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
The video below shows how to finish this hairstyle…

Happy Hairdoing!

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Reverse French Front | Dutch Braids

March 08, 2010

A month or so ago we posted the Lauren Conrad French Front hairstyle video tutorial. Since that time, many of our followers have asked that I provide a tutorial for this same hairdo, but in reverse (outtie) or Dutch braiding style…

Items Needed: Spray bottle, rat-tail comb, 1 clear elastic band.

Time Requirement:  3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

You can view this video below.  Keep in mind, you can finish this hairstyle any number of ways.  You can tuck the braid under a down ‘do, like often seen, or you can wrap the braid into a fun ponytail (with accessories).   This is completely up to you.  It is a hairstyle that can be used on girls of all ages, moms included!

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Front French Braids into Side Ponies

February 08, 2010

**Note from Mindy:  Get ready for an amazing hairstyle from a fantastic single dad!  Lance is the perfect “Little Girl’s” Daddy, and has a cute little girl at that!  Congratulations to Lance for being our February’s Hairdoer of the Month!  Here is Lance’s hairdo and a quick bio…

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My name is Lance, and I am a single working dad. My adventure began when I moved to Singapore six and a half years ago to teach at an American school there. Living in S.E. Asia provided me many opportunities to travel all over that part of the world–Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia. I was amazed at the beauty of these places, but at the same time, I was heartbroken at the great number of orphaned children I encountered. Precious little ones in need of loving homes.

After spending a great deal of time in prayer, I began the process of adoption. Not an easy task being a single dad, but nonetheless a burden that God had placed on my heart. I was quite surprised when the adoption officials in Vietnam sent me a referral of a six-month-old baby girl! But I took one look at that picture, and she completely stole my heart. I completed all the final paperwork, and traveled to Vietnam to bring my daughter home when she was nine months old.

Now my little one is a happy, chatty, and precocious three and a half year old—my, how time flies! After six years in Singapore, I felt it was time to move on. I do yearly mission work in Central America and have a heart for that part of the world, so we are currently living in Guatemala, where I teach at an international school and where my daughter and I are active in a local church. Although we are not the “traditional” family, we are just as happy as can be, and I know that my daughter and I have both been blessed through the miracle and gift of adoption.

Front French Braids into Side Ponies

Items Needed:  Brush, comb, 2 small rubber bands, 2 large ponytail holders.

Time Requirement:  About 15 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:  I like to start by wetting my daughter’s hair. Then part the hair equally down the middle…

Next section off a bit of hair just in front of the ear. Repeat this step on the opposite side…
Now have your daughter hold each of these front sections while you brush the remaining hair back into a ponytail (or clip) to keep it out of the way…
French braid each front section all the way down into regular braids…
Here’s what your daughter’s hair should look like from the front after this step– with french braids on both sides…
Now have your daughter hold the braids up out of the way and let down the hair in the back…
Part the back section equally down the middle and pull each of these sections, along with the braid on that side, into a side ponytail. Spray with a bit of hairspray for flyaway hairs and you’re good to go!
See back, side, and front views for finished hairdo…

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Happy Hairdoing!

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The Braid-Wrapped Ponytail | Cute Hairstyles

January 14, 2010

For this cute hairstyle we are going to revert back to pictures. If you want video email me or leave a comment and let me know. I’ve had these pictures forever and just finally decided today was the day for posting them!
There are many variations of this ‘do out there, but this is the one I have been doing for year.  Very simple and cute, you will see!

Items Needed:  Two rubberbands, comb, brush, and spray bottle.

Time Requirement: 5-8 minutes.

Skill Level: Medium

Begin by wetting down the hair slightly (you don’t have to do this, I just think it holds the hair into the braid and ponytail better)…

Section hair at the top of head into a rectangular shape…

Now, French Braid (to view, click link) this section and finish it off with a regular braid. Have your DD hold the braid…

Now gather up all remaining hair and create a nice ponytail. Secure with rubber band…

Take the braid and begin to wrap it around the ponytail holder till you run out of hair. Now secure the braid to the ponytail with another rubber band…

Finished! So easy!

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French Front Wrap-Around Pony

December 15, 2009

This hairdo is pretty simple to do, and is quite cute. To begin, I prepped my daughter’s hair with two French Front braids.

Now, how the wrap around looks will depend entirely on the length of your daughter’s hair. Go ahead and watch the video and then I will offer a suggestion for those of you whose daughters have hair slightly shorter than my girls…

OK. For shorter hair, I have done the following and it looks very cute. Instead of starting with the two French’s on the front, you simply pull all the hair back into a ponytail (or do a small flip under or something to accent the front) and then rubber band it off.

Then take two small sections from the top of the ponytail and braid each of them, rubber banding them as well. The last step is to take the two braids and follow the same wraparound pattern I used in the video.

Enjoy!

Items Needed: 2 small rubber bands, 2 ponytail rubber bands, waterbottle (if necessary).

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

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