Princess Jasmine Ponytail | Bubble Braid

September 29, 2011

You may recognize this as the ponytail that Princess Jasmine wears in Disney’s Aladdin, which makes for a super cute hairstyle for Halloween!

For many of you moms, Bubble Braids will not be new to you as they were popular back in the mid to late 1980’s. Interestingly, I have been seeing them around lately! Fans on YouTube have been saying that some female characters in today’s video games have been sporting this ‘do.

Bubble Ponytail {Back}

This style is really easy to to do, as all you need is to secure a low ponytail in the hair.  Then, simply rat each section a little {to add volume} before securing the next band.

After placing that next band, you can gently tug the hair up into the secure section from the remaining hair to create the bubble/poof effect around the ratted hair.  Then do the same for the remaining sections.

Bubble Ponytail {Side}The hair bubbles can be as little or big as you wish, by the amount of hair that you tug in, and if you secure the bands closer together… you can get some incredibly flat bubbles for an even more dramatic effect!  You may also choose to do two ponytials, or use this in a fun combo for Crazy Hair Day!  Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, 4 clear rubber bands, hairspray, accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

* Note from Mindy: I apologize for the camera angle, as my hubby was out of the country on business when we filmed this. One of my 11-year old twins volunteered, and she actually did a fantastic job… don’t you think???

Happy Hairdoing!

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Messy Glow Bun | 4th of July Hairstyles

July 04, 2011

We decided to get really creative with this 4th of July hairstyle! This can be done for any national celebration (July 4th, Canada Day, Australia Day, or for New Year’s Eve, etc.)

About six months ago I was surfing around the internet for fun hair accessories when I stumbled upon a really fun site. It is where I learned about Glowby’s! {Be sure to use coupon code CUTEGIRL10 to receive 10% off of all orders!}

I loved the fiber-optic concept and that you do not have to have a stack of AA batteries stuck in your hair for the lights to work. They do not get hot, and the strands can pretty much work with any style (without breaking). I decided to buy some Glowby’s and try them out.

I used our popular Messy Bun hairstyle as the base concept, and then wove in the strands of the Glowby throughout. {Luminence offers these in a variety of colors, so you can mix and match them for any holiday, or simply use white ones for weddings or formal dances.}

While we were at a fireworks display, our girls were constantly stopped and asked where we found the glow strands. We noticed plenty of people pointing to our girls, and some even wanted to take photos of the styles on their phones.

Trust us, your girls will be noticed with this style!!!

Items Needed:  Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1-2 large hair elastics, 1 Glowby.

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Now, it may look like a bear to take the Glowby out of the Messy Bun, but it really is a 2 second process. Since the strands of the Glowby are smooth plastic fiberoptics, they literally slide right out with a gentle tug on the barrette! No pain!

Hope you enjoy this style, which can be used by girls of all ages on any holiday, or by older girls and women at concerts, dance clubs, etc! Enjoy!

Happy Hairdoing,

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Egg Tails | Easter Hairstyles

April 19, 2011

Two years ago we posted a photo tutorial of our Egg Tails, which were a huge hit for little girls at Easter Egg hunts or at family parties, Crazy Hair Day, etc.

It has turned out to be one of our fun Easter Hairstyles (although not appropriate, in my opinion, for Easter Sunday)!

Egg Tails | Easter Pigtails

Yesterday, I took a Facebook poll asking viewers if they thought I should do a video tutorial of this style before Easter and the response was overwhelmingly… YES!!! Sooooo, we scrambled to find the supplies and filmed the ponytails this morning.

Egg Tails | Easter Hairstyles

I am telling you, this hairstyle is a definite conversation starter! I guarantee that you will have people stopping you in the street trying to see exactly what it is that you did!

In fact, the Egg Tail video tutorial is already getting a great response on YouTube! {Two years ago a viewer’s daughter was at an Easter Egg hunt wearing this style and was photographed for her local newspaper!}

Egg Tails | Crazy Hair Day

In our original photo tutorial two years ago, we used full-size Easter eggs.  This time, we used the mini eggs so that we could fit three in each ponytail.  It turned out super cute.  (Be sure to start looking today for these mini eggs, because they are hard to find!  Hobby Lobby had been carrying them, but we found ours at WalMart.)

We also enhanced the hairstyle to include a trick we used last year to help keep the eggs from falling out.  You will have to watch the video to see exactly what it was!

Before you view the video, though, be sure to review the old photo tutorial (“Egg Tail” link above) beforehand just to make sure you understand each step well.  Then after seeing the video, you will be a pro!

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, spray bottle, hairspray, 36 clear elastics, 8 hair bands, 6 mini plastic Easter eggs, and two ribbons (your choice of color).

Time Requirement: 20+ minutes

Skill Level: Hard

Happy Hairdoing!

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Loony Braids | Crazy Hairstyles

September 01, 2010

This is a fun braided hairstyle we have used for a few years now, a hairdo which my girls creatively call Loony Braids. This particular one uses a 3-strand technique, but there is also a 4-strand version which is very cute (posted on our  Facebook Page by a fun mom name Julie about a month ago).  I am hoping to post a video tutorial of that braid very soon…

Loony Braids (side)

This is one of those braided hairstyles that is perfect for a teenager as well because the style is unique enough not be seen as little Laura Ingalls-ish.  The braid needs to be done fairly tight (although popular braid styles today are worn fairly loose) because if it is not, the smaller strands cannot grip the larger one… causing you to lose the creative bends throughout the day.

Loony Braids (Front)

Items Needed: Spray bottle, rat-tail comb, 2 hairbands, accessories (as desired).

Time Requirement: 5-10 Minutes

Skill Level: Medium

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4th of July Hairstyle: Star Twists

July 03, 2010

I had promised a few 4th of July hairstyles, but I just have not had as much time as I need to get them filmed. I did get this one on today.

Star Twists Back

Star Twist Front

Many of you will recognize the base hairstyle as one featured on Good Things Utah in June. The base hairstyle is called Holiday Twists, but the variation I demonstrate below uses about 1/3 of each ponytail to draw the lines of a star on top of the head.

4th of July Hairstyles

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 10 hairbands, pomade, ribbon or pipe cleaners (if desired as accents).

Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes

Skill Level: Hard

Happy Hairdoing!

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