Here's my "Angle"…

December 07, 2009

*Note from Mindy: Congratulations to Shaunell on being our December Hairdoer of the Month! Shaunell recently started hairblogging and has a lot of talent, not to mention really cute daughters! Please visit Shaunell at Shaunell’s Hair. If you love the hairdo, let her know! Here is her introduction and hairdo:
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I am a stay-at-home mom of two angel (I truly believe) girls. They are my life and my loves. I have always loved doing hair… and doing it in fun, cute ways is a highlight to my day. I love to share them, and of course, show them off on my babies!!

Here’s our angle on hair! A super cute sideswept ‘do. This one always gets a TON of compliments! It works great on short or long hair!

Time Requirement: 15-20 min (if uninterrupted by other children)

Items Needed: 5-6 elastics, spray bottle (or means to wet hair), and comb. A large doodad for the hair is also a bonus. Hairspray is a must!

Skill Level: Medium

Step-by-Step Instructions:

First, part off top of wet hair into a square in center of head, making both sides on a slight angle (naturally!). You’ll be making 4 sections, and this is your first 2…

Next, split this section down the middle into two sections, and clip off one section to prep for first twist braid (as below)…

Take a small section at the front and divide in two…

Cross the pieces to begin twist…

After initial twist, pick up and add hair from one side, just like when French braiding. Then add hair in the same manner to other piece of twist, and twist two sections around each other again…

Continue in this manner: Add hair to both sides of twist, then twist around once…

Finish off by twisting tightly without adding more hair, and secure with elastic. Do the same thing in next parted off section.

Prepping for side section. Part down to ear and follow twist pattern as mentioned above…

Do teh same with the other side. Now, here is a photo fo teh four finished sections…

I used varying colors of elastics just to make it fun. See the cute angles? DARLING!

Next comb the rest of the hair, including the 4 ponys, to the side, going at the same ‘angle’…

If you have shorter hair to work with, then make it into a pony, or a pull-through pony. Here I’ve done what I call a Stuffed Bun. Do a pony, then on last time through, pull through halfway. Take long tail and loop around and ‘stuff’ it back into the elastic. (For tips on how to do this easier, see my blog post Stuffed Bun). Keep stuffing until it looks nice and messy. I don’t like the double loop look, so I just keep stuffing in until I like it. Spray well with some spritz!!

I also added some snap barrettes, since side ponys can have escapees out the back easily..

Stick in a super darling doodad (I got mine from Madibu Bows!) to draw attention to your girl’s “Angle”!

And show off that super cute smile!! Do you think she has an “angle” underneath that angelic expression?

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Happy Hairdoing!

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Messy Bun Videos | St. Patrick’s Day Hairstyles

March 12, 2009

Here’s another teen St. Patrick’s Day hairstyle. This style is subtle and more likely to be worn by your teenagers, but it also looks great on younger kids too!

Leprechauns always make messes, don’t they? This messy bun is a great hairstyle for this day. I have had MANY requests for messy bun help so this video post also helps! I really couldn’t think of a great way to do pictures that would thoroughly explain the messy bun, because it really is messy, so instead I did a quick video tutorial.

Messy Bun | Easy Hairstyles

Each video is under 2 minutes so don’t panic–they are short. I personally have two ways I do messy buns. I know there are lots of varieties in doing messy buns, but these two happen to be both easy and my favs.

In the first video I started with wet hair to do the bun. In the second I started with dry hair. It really doesn’t matter, but I wanted you to see the differences in how the buns look.

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, water bottle,  2 hair bands, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 2-3 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Messy Bun Video #1

Click to watch video, or click here to view on YouTube.

Messy Bun #2

Click to watch video, or click here to view on YouTube.

To make both of these do’s look St. Patrick’s Day-friendly, add bobby pins with green ribons tied on…

St. Patrick's Day Hair

Add them by just sticking them here and there into the bun.

Happy Hairdoing!

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Cute Hair Twists into Messy Buns

December 30, 2008

This is a style I saw on a 13-year old girl the other day, and thought it was so cute for the tween age girls or younger.

Items Needed: 2 rubber bands, comb, brush, hairspray, and water.
Time Requirement: 7-10 minutes.

Begin by brushing and wetting down hair. Now in center of head, part off a section. Approximate size would be 3-4 inches wide and maybe 2 inches deep…

Now divide that section into two sections from side to side. Pin one section out of the way for now…

Take a small piece from the first section and separate into two pieces (don’t get lost here – just follow the pictures)

Now begin to form a twist by twisting the initial two pieces. (Let me try to explain easier. Hold piece A in your left hand. Hold piece B in your right. Now switch the two pieces of hair.)

Now pickup a small piece of hair (piece C) and add it to piece A (which is in your right hand at this point). So we are back down to two pieces…

Now switch the two again. A should be in your left hand, B in your right. Again pick up a small third section of hair and add it to piece B (in your right hand). ALWAYS add hair to the right hand! Then switch the two pieces again. Continue to repeat process till you run out of hair to pick up. Twist the two pieces a few more times making each twist long enough to pull back into a ponytail…

Repeat the process on the second section of hair that you pinned out of the way in the beginning…

You now have two twists that look like this. Pull remaining hair into a ponytail, messy bun (this is what I did), nape-of-neck side ponytail, or even two ponytails. Done!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Updo Hairstyle: Pretzel-Twist Messy Bun

October 13, 2008

Items Needed: 2 rubber bands, comb, brush, and a few bobby pins.

Time Required: 3-5 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Start by doing a zig-zag part. If you don’t know what this is, please see “Tips & Tricks #6″.


Pull hair back into a tight ponytail at nape of neck…

Part hair in ponytail into two sections…

Twist both sections into tight twists…

Have daughter hold twists as you do them.

Twist sections of hair so tight that they just naturally roll in on themselves. You sort of take the twist, make a loop, and bring them together…

Put a rubber band around the whole thing until you can secure the hair.

If your daughter has longer hair and you don’t like big long stragglies out the end, you can add bobby pins to lift the hair up higher onto the head.

Rat hair to add volume and fluff, or straighten it with a straightener and then rat…

Add a ribbon or bow…

Happy Hairdoing!

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