Twisty Buns | Short Hairstyles

February 25, 2009

We start today’s style with something so easy a daddy can do it! These twisty buns are a cute alternative to the typical “waterspout piggies” that toddlers wear…

Items Needed: brush, comb, hairspray, spray bottle, 4 rubber bands, and any accessories.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Start by parting hair on left…

Now section down from part to each ear…

Gather hair into ponytail and secure with a rubber band.

You will now have two pig-tails.

Now take the hair and twist it till the twist is tight. Now wrap it around the rubber band once. (you can wrap more times if hair is longer) Secure bun by wrapping another rubber band around the whole thing.

Repeat these steps on the other side.

Now style the back of hair as usual. You can also rat the ends that stick out at this point for added fluff.

Add some ribbons or flowers for added cuteness!

Happy Hairdoing!

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The Bun-Hawk | Crazy Hair Day

February 23, 2009

If this hairstyle doesn’t make you giggle, I don’t know what will! This probably isn’t the hairdo you use to send your darling daughters to church, but it sure is a fun, silly do!

Use it for a game day do, a crazy hair day at school, or just for lots of comments and stares. My hubby came up with this one! (I have a few other Crazy Hair Day hairstyles listed on this blog.)

Items Needed: Brush, comb, spray bottle, hairspray, and 8 rubber bands.

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Start with wet, brushed hair…

Begin by parting a large rectangular section of hair in the middle of head. Secure this section with a rubber band.

I didn’t take pictures of this next step, but you can see it three pictures down if you are confused. Twist the hair around the rubber band until it creates a bun. Secure the bun by wrapping a rubber band around the whole thing. Now section hair all the way around the head about 2 inches above both ears. **You will ultimately have 4 sections so keep this in mind.**

Secure hair with a rubber band in the center of back of head.

Twist hair around to create a bun and add a rubber band to secure. Section the remaining hair in half. Secure each section with a rubber band (to create ponytails).

Now twist the hair around and around till you get buns.

You will now have this!

Happy Hairdoing!

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One Crazy Do! – Holiday Twisty Buns

January 23, 2009

It’s time for another hairstyle! This one is pretty crazy and may require more than the normal 15 minutes for first-time users or the inexperienced. But once you get the hang of it, this won’t take any time at all.

I have used it since my oldest girls were two, and every time I use it we receive so many compliments! It can be used by itself, or with a few accessories… for fun events like Valentines Day, 4th of July, Crazy Hair Day at school, etc, or even just on a day when you are feeling a little funky!

Items Needed: Spray bottle, brush, comb, 10 rubber bands, hairspray, and any other accessories like pipe cleaners (see end of tutorial).

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Begin by wetting all hair. Part off a section of hair right in the front-middle of head…

Form a ponytail by adding an elastic…

Now part down from the middle to top of ear…

Form into a ponytail by adding an elastic…

Repeat process on other side of head to create three ponytails on the front half of head…

Now divide remaining back hair into two parts…

Form each into their own ponytail creating five total ponytails…

Now begin by twisting one ponytail until it is a very tight twist…

Once it is tight, while continually twisting the twist will naturally twist upon itself into a bun. Wrap it around the ponytail holder until all but 2-3 inches of hair is hanging out in the base… (***Another option is to just twist all the hair into the bun and leave none out the back)

Secure this bun by placing another rubber band over the base of the entire thing (this is a good picture of the ends sticking out of the buns as well as the rubber band holding the bun in place)…

Continue to create buns with the four remaining ponytails. When you do the two buns on the back of the head, make sure you leave the ends of hair towards the middle of the head or pointing up (see picture if you are confused)…

Your hairstyle should now look like this…

At this point you can leave the DO alone. But I think the ends look a little boring so I rat each end and fluff them. Add a little hairspray to make them stay in place (this is a picture after ratting)…

The end result of your hairdo should look like this…

For special occasions you can add some fun things like PIPE CLEANERS! My favorite are the super sparkly ones you can get around the 4th of July in red, white, and blue.
Take the pipe cleaner and wrap it around the bun and secure by twisting it a few times in back…

Then wrap the remaining pipe cleaner ends around your finger until the pipe cleaner looks like a stretched spring.

If you do this over each bun, you have a sparkler or firecracker look. On the 4th, I get TONS of comments saying, “Oh look… they look like they have little sparklers in their hair!” Believe me when I say it, THIS ONE GETS A LOT OF ATTENTION!!!! You could also do pink, red, and white for Valentines, green for St. Patty’s, orange and black for Halloween, etc… simply use your imagination!!!

Or you can just do the buns and then add other bling, bling like I did last year in this shot….

Happy Hairdoing!

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Daddy 'Do: Basic Twisty Buns

November 26, 2008

My husband suggested that I start a section called “Daddy Do’s”. This basically means… hairstyles so simple even a Daddy could do them when you are out of town! LOL! If it’s more motivating for your hubby, you can even call these “Princess Leia” buns! So here is my first… moms are still welcome to try them out, too.

Items Needed: Brush, comb, water bottle, hairspray, 4 rubber bands.

Time Required: 3-5 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Being by parting the top of hair (I prefer a zig-zag part for this hairdo, but you can do a straight part). Click here to see how to do the zig-zag part again.

Now divide the back of hair into two sections (I prefer a straight part here, but either will work)…

Gather up each section into a ponytail and secure with a rubber band. You can do the ponytails lower on head, like I did here, or up higher near the ears… either way is cute.

Begin twisting one ponytail until the hair is tight.

When hair is tight, begin to wind the hair around the rubber band and it will essentially twist into place on its own with a little guiding…

Continue winding until all hair is wrapped around…

Secure entire bun with rubber band…

Repeat process on the other ponytail. Hair will now look like this (I don’t know why her buns seem so puffy today, but you get the idea…They are normally a little smaller.):

Add a few ribbons and you are done!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Short Hairstyles: 4 Messy-Pigtail Twists

November 17, 2008

Items Needed: Comb, brush, water bottle, hairspray, and 8 rubber bands.

Time Required: 5-10 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

For this cute hairstyle design, begin by parting hair on either side…

Starting at the middle part, part hair down to each ear…

Gather hair into two ponytails. Rubber band to secure in place…

Now part down the middle of remaining hair to nape of neck (I like my front part to be slightly off center but my back part to be center. If you want to just do center the whole time that works too). Gather hair into two ponytails and secure with rubber bands. You will now have 4 sections of hair and four ponytails…

Take one ponytail and begin twisting…

Twist until the hair begins to twist up upon itself. You can use your finger to guide the twist the the way you want it…

Twist will now look like this…

Using a rubber band, go over the whole twist to secure into place. Note: I always leave about 2 inches of hair popping out the top of the rubber band. I fluff it later, which makes it look very cute. Look at some of the other pictures if you are to see what I mean…

Repeat this process on the other three ponytails…

Using a comb, rat the 2 inches of hair that pops out of rubber bands. This adds a little fluff and pizzaz to the hairdo, which will look like this…

You can stop here and be done. HOWEVER, if your DD’s hair is really long, the twists in front will also be longer. If you don’t like this look try taking the twist, twisting it around the rubber band once, and bobby pinning in place. It will now look like this…

(look close and you can see my bobby pin sticking out at the top)You now have the finished product!!!

Happy Hairdoing!

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