Ribboned Bobby Pins | Tips and Tricks

February 13, 2011

This video tutorial shows a very simple way to spice up an updo hairstyle, for any holiday occasion. This one happens to be for Valentine’s Day.

Holiday Messy Bun (Back)

In this video (you can use Messy Bun #1 or Messy Bun #2), I use a thin ribbon cut into small strips (length can vary), and then tie them onto bobby pins. You can tie the ribbons into tiny bows if you would like, but I did not have time when I filmed this tutorial. If you make the ribbons longer… you can curl them by running the edge of scissors along the ribbon so that they look like curly-q’s. Then I place the bobby pins throughout the messy bun until the hair style looks right.

Holiday Messy Bun (Side)
This tip is perfect for any holiday or special occasion by using the colors of that holiday, for students or cheerleaders who want to wear school colors, and for brides/flower girls who want to accent their updo with white-ribboned bobby pins.

Tools Needed

Items Needed: 6-8 small bobby pins, thin colored ribbon, scissors

Time Requirement: 5+ minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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St. Patrick's Day Recap: Your Hairstyles!

March 27, 2010

Our efforts to get out as many little “Shamrock” hairstyles this past St. Patrick’s Day was very well received!  Our site traffic during those few days leading up to the holiday was an all-time record for us!  I know I saw many of these styles just by dropping off my kids at school!

For those of you who emailed in your photos or posted them to our  Adopt a ‘Do Facebook Fanpage, you can find your submitted photos below! I have submissions for Amanda, Amy, Andie, Angela, Becky, Cass, Cathy, Codey, Dawn, Desarae, Heather, Janelle, Jessica, Karyn, Katie, Leia, Lesley, Lisa, Marie, Megan, Melinda, Melissa, Misty, Monique, Noel, Rachel, Shawn, and Stephanie (although the photos are not in alpabetical order).  Don’t forget to forward the link to any of your family and friends who want to see your beautiful daughters on the site!  (To view any of these photos in a larger format, simply click on it.)

~ Very, very cute… ladies!

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Accent Braid into Messy Bun | St Patrick's Day Hairstyles

March 12, 2010

This is a very simple hairdo that takes literally five minutes to do.  For St. Patrick’s Day I used a green ribbon in the braid, but you could use any color of ribbon for any occasion.   I show that there are a few ways to finish the style, one being into a soft side ponytail and the other is into a cute messy bun.

Items Needed: Spray Bottle, rat-tail comb, ribbon (any color), small elastic band, hair band, hairspray (if needed)

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

This hairdo is also subtle enough to be used on tweens, teens, and moms.  Please view the video below for the tutorial.  Enjoy!

Other cute St. Patrick’s Day Hairstyles (click titles for detailed instructions)

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Lucky ‘Do – Four Leaf Clover

Items Needed:  Brush, comb, hairspray, spray bottle, pomade, 5 rubber bands.
Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes.

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Lucky ‘Do – Three Leaf Clover (with 3 ponytails)

Items Needed: Brush, comb, spray bottle, hairspray, 4 rubber bands, and any accessories.
Time Requirement: 10 minutes.

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Lucky ‘Do – Three Leaf Clover (one ponytail)

Items Needed: Brush, comb, hairspray, spray bottle, pomade, 1 regular rubber band, 7 small elastics (the clear kind like ortho’s use on teeth), and green ribbon.
Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes.

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Lucky ‘Do – Two Leaf Clover

Items Needed:  Brush, comb, spray bottle, hairspray, 3 rubber bands.
Time Requirement: 10 minutes.

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Lucky ‘Do – Tween Slide-Up Braid

Items Needed: Brush, comb, spray bottle, 1 rubber band, and hairspray.
Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes.

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Lucky ‘Do – Messy Bun w/Ribbons

Items Needed:  Standard messy bun supplies, 8 bobby pins with 8 ribbon ties.
Time Requirement: 10 minutes

Happy Hairdoing!

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Braided Bun w/Ribbon | Updo Hairstyles

January 05, 2010

Many of you moms are asking for updo hairstyles that are quick and easy for your daughter’s in dance or ballet.

Many of my hairdo’s will work, but here is one that is very simple to follow and looks very cute from the audience…

I am not a ribbon expert, but received excellent advice from Annie on our Cute Girls Hairstyles Facebook Page that adding ribbon to a hairbraid does help add volume if your daughter has thin hair. (Many of my favorite hairbloggers like Princess Hairstyles and Girly Do Hairstyles, among others, are well more adept at ribboning than I!). For your ribbons, keep in mind this simple trick to stop fraying ends.

Enjoy!

Items Needed: 2 rubber bands, a few large bobby pins, 3 ft long ribbon (color of choice, hairspray.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Happy St. Patricks Day!

March 17, 2009

I hope you all remembered to wear your GREEN today… and of course, your best clover hairstyles! I can only assume that there are tons of clovers walking around today because my traffic went through the roof last night! Really, I am flattered!

Look at what those naughty Leprechauns did at my house last night! They completely ransacked my kitchen!

Leprechaun Mess

To top it all off they hid the cereal bowls from the girls. Just look at this silly note they left for the girls…. is says, “We came, played, and hid your cereal bowls! Find them (and clean up)! Girls drool, Leprechauns Rule!”

Leprechaun Sign
I think the girls would have been really mad if those naughty little green Leprechauns hadn’t left some green candy with the hidden cereal bowls. Of course they didn’t leave gold since our Leprechaun traps didn’t catch them.

Usually traps stay at home, but this year the traps went to school for a school project. I hope the school had better luck then we did!

Happy Hairdoing!

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