Three-Leaf Clover Twists | St. Patrick's Day Hairstyles

March 06, 2009

Ever since Valentine’s Day, I have been playing with some hairstyling ideas for St. Patty’s Day. I have to admit that though I have come up with several ideas, none have been amazing enough to be worth posting!

I was getting quite frustrated by the whole thing, but yesterday two things happened: #1, I got my first comment asking for St. Patrick’s Day hairstyles, and #2, my husband gave me a few more ideas I thought I would try out. I tried them and they worked much better! How cool is that??? So… today I am going to start my series of St. Patrick’s Day hairstyles. I’m going to begin by showing you the Three-Leaf Clover Twists.

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, hairspray, water spray bottle, pomade, 1 regular rubber band, 7 small elastics (the clear kind like ortho’s use on teeth), and green ribbon.

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes.

Skill Level: Medium

Video tutorial…

Begin by parting hair on left (or right if that is your natural part). Pull hair back into a tight ponytail and secure with the regular rubber band…

Divide the ponytail into three even sections of hair…

Put a small clear elastic around each section about 1.5 inches above where the ponytail is secure. You should now have this…

Divide the first section of hair into two pieces. Add pomade to each piece to control frizz and flyers (don’t be afraid to use lots, I dont think I used enough!). Twist the two pieces outward (away from elastic). This will force the pieces to sort of curve upward creating that clover look. Pull the ends together to create a heart shape and secure ends with another clear elastic…

Repeat these steps on the other two sections of hair…

You will now have three heart shaped pieces. Pull all of these ends together and secure together with one elastic. You should have a three-leaf clover like this now…

At this point, I added a few bobby pins to help the heart/clover leaf to stay in place and secure the rubber bands. Add a green ribbon as an accessory if you want…

Happy Hairdoing!

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The Teen Heart | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

February 12, 2009

Option #1
Option #2
Option #3
Option #4

So after yesterday, I thought I was done with heart hairstyles this year but then I decided to do a good teen heart hairstyle. So I thought and thought trying to come up with something simple, yet sophisticated. This is what I came up with. I did the hairstyle four different ways on each of my girls. It’s all the same technique, but each hairdo is just slighly different, so enjoy!

Heart #5

Items Needed: Brush, comb, 2-5 rubber bands (the small kind, like orthodontic bands), pomade or wax product, hairspray, and ribbon.

Time Requirement: 5-8 minutes.

Option #1 -Start with DRY hair. My girls hair is slightly wavy naturally so I flat ironed it before starting. You can do your hair curly or straight. Either one will work, but I wanted it straight today so the heart stood out a little more. Part hair on left…

Gather one small rectangle of hair on the right side of part (the side of head with more hair)…

 Secure it together with a rubber band.

Now do a flip under. You do this by loosening the rubber band away from head a little. Then make a hole in between head and rubber band. Then push the hair through the hole. Flip the hair BOTTOM TO TOP. You will now have this…

Now divide flipped ponytail into two sections. Pomade both sections well. The flip will naturally force the hair to form the heart curves. Secure the two sections together with another rubber band to form heart shape…

Option #2
Use all the same steps as above, except create two rectangular shapes (parts)…

Do two flip unders and form two hearts. Again I did this on the side of the head that had the most hair (right side). I rubber banded each heart seperately and then rubber banded the two hearts together. Just to make it a little easier. So there are three rubber bands total at the end of these hearts…

Option #3
Use all the same steps as above, except this time I created the rectangular shape on the side of head with the LEAST amount of hair (left side of part)…

This just made the heart lay a little flatter instead of poking up like in Options #1 and #2. I also added a red ribbon in the end. This makes the look less tweeny, but is a fun option for your littler ones…

Option #4
Use all the same steps as option #1. I just wanted to show that you could do it on short hair, too. I did her heart back a little farther from her face so her bob still laid flat next to her cheek.

Happy Hairdoing!

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Valentine's Day Hairstyles – Flip Braided Heart

February 11, 2009

I have recently seen many heart hairstyles for Valentine’s Day. They are so fun, so I thought I needed to post some of them for all of you to enjoy. I can’t claim creative genius on all of them so I will link to where I found them. Hope you like!

Heart #1— Flip-Braided Heart

Items Needed: Comb, brush, hairspray, spray bottle, and 2 rubber bands.

Time Requirement: 8-10 minutes

Being by parting hair on left side of head…

You won’t see this much when you are done, but I do think adding a little part in front looks nicer than just combing it all back. Next divide hair top to bottom about 1 inch above top of ears…

With the top section of hair, form a ponytail in back center. Secure with rubber band…

Now flip it. To do this you loosen the ponytail a little. Then create a hole in between the ponytail holder and the head. Then push the hair through it. Or use a *Topsy-Tail Tool* to do the same thing. If you have one, you know how to use it. Normally you would flip the hair from top to bottom. But on this hair do, you will flip it from BOTTOM TO TOP! Make sure you do that step!!!

Now divide hair into two sections.

Braid them both.

Have your daughter hold. Then take the remaining bottom hair and form into a ponytail. Now add in the ends of each braid. Secure with rubber band…

The flip you did above will force the hair to naturally curve and give it a heart shape. You can bobby pin in place if you want, but I have found this hairdo to be pretty secure on its own. Add ribbon or accessories…

I first saw this do over at “The Story of a Princess and Her Hair”. To see her blog click *here*.

Happy Hairdoing!

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Double-French Braids w/Messy Flips

October 23, 2008

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

Time Requirement: 7-10 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

This braid hairstyle is perfect for gymnastics and sports, requires that¬†you to already know how to do a basic french braid. It is one of the hairdo’s that I use the most, and we call them Soccer Braids around our home. One of these days I will get around to posting a French Braid instruction, but not today. Sorry if this prohibits you from doing this fun hairstyle.

I start by doing a zig-zag part down the middle of the head…

From the middle of the head, continue a start part down the back of the head. You will now have two sections of hair. Rubber band or clip one side out of the way…

Now braid one section into a long French braid…

When you get toward the end of the braid, leave about 2 inches of hair upbraided. Flip the whole braid up onto itself and rubber band the whole thing together…

Repeat process on the other side of head and rat the ends so they are fluffy and full…

**Note: this hairstyle creates great curls for a “second day” do. I will post that tomorrow.

Happy Hairdoing!

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