Easter Hairstyles | Egg-Tails

April 10, 2009

Do any of you remember the “Bun Hawk” my husband proposed? Well these “Egg-Tails” are another one of my husbands creations. He really does come up with some funky stuff!

I recognize that this probably isn’t the hairstyle you are going to take your DD to Church with on Easter Sunday, but I think it would be really fun for Friday at school or even Saturday morning’s Easter Egg hunts!

Crazy Hair
Items Needed: 10 small elastics, 6 rubber bands, 2 ribbons, 4 plastic Easter eggs (this number may vary depending on the length of your DD’s hair). To help hold the eggs, you may wish to use Got2b Blasting Freeze Spray (available at Walmart or Target).

Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes.

Skill Level: Hard

To begin I did a zig-zag part on the top and then a straight part down the back. You don’t have to do the zig zag, but do part the hair into two equal parts down the back…

Eggtails #1Eggtails #2

Gather hair into ponytails and secure with rubber bands. Take the hair from one ponytail and divide it evenly into five parts. About 1-2 inches down the hair strand, add an elastic. This keeps the hair pulled together so you can see the eggs better and also adds a little grip on the egg. Continue adding elastics until all five pieces have one elastic each…

Eggtails #3

Now about another inch down the hair add a rubber band. Be aware that you may have to slide the rubber band down a little to fit the egg in, but it so much easier to add the egg after the rubber band (you may also find that using the tiny rubber bands that have that “eraser” texture will hold the eggs easier rather than the slick ones)…

Eggtails #4

Now add the egg, spacing hair pieces evenly around the egg. (Be aware that smaller eggs will not work… they fall out too often.)  Once you feel like the egg is secure, tighten down the hair by pulling the rubber band as tight against the egg as possible. Repeat these steps for additional eggs (if you can fit them) all the way down the ponytail.  You may wish to use Got2b Blasting Freeze Spray (available at Walmart or Target) one the eggs are in… this is a very effective hairspray that will help the little “baskets” to keep their shape.  Once you spray, use a hairdryer on low heat on the egg just until the baket becomes stiff)…

Eggtails #5

In my DD’s case we only got two eggs in…

Eggtails #6

Repeat these steps on the other ponytail.

Eggtails #7

Add some ribbons at the top, and you will now have this! I guarantee you will get lots of comments on this one!!

Eggtails #8Eggtails #9

If you have access to the smaller plastic Easter eggs (ones that fit maybe 5-6 jelly beans), you could fit maybe 3-4 eggs per ponytail, but I couldn’t find them anywhere this year!

HAPPY EASTER!!!

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Double-Braid into Twisty Bun | Easter Hairstyles

March 29, 2009

OK so here is the first of a few Easter hairdo’s. Remember that my goal in hairstyles is to make them fancy and fun, but easy and quick. I just don’t have time to spend an hour doing each girl’s hair! LOL! I gathered this idea from Dancing With The Stars last week.

Hairstyles for Girls

Items Needed: brush, comb, hairspray, 2 rubber bands, and accessories.

Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes.

Skill Level: Medium

Begin by parting hair on the side where the natural part falls…

Double-Braid Twistback #1

Now divide a small section of hair from that part down to the ear…

Double-Braid Twistback #2

French braid this section LOOSELY. You don’t want a super tight braid. We are going for the more natural, soft look. Have your DD hold the braid…

Double-Braid Twistback #3

Now section off another small piece of hair parallel to the first braid. French braid this one too. Have DD hold second braid too…

Double-Braid Twistback #4Double-Braid Twistback #5

Now rat the hair on the top of her crown. This just adds a little dimension to the hair and prevents that slicked back look. You don’t have to do this step if you are really opposed to ratting.

Double-Braid Twistback #6

Pull the remaining hair back into a side ponytail and secure with a rubber band. Twist the hair around the ponytail to create a bun and secure with a rubber band around the whole thing.

Double-Braid Twistback #7

You will now have this.

Double-Braid Twistback #8
Double-Braid Twistback #9Double-Braid Twistback #10

Add a ribbon, flowers, or other accessories that match your DD’s cute Easter dress.

Double-Braid Twistback #11

Happy Hairdoing!

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Four-Leaf Clover | St. Patrick's Day Hairstyles

March 16, 2009

This will probably be my last St. Patty’s day hairstyle. It is a four-leaf clover version of some of the past hairstyles. I didn’t take too many pictures since I knew you could refer back to this 2-leaf clover or the 3-leaf clover.

Girls Hairstyles

Items Needed: Brush, comb, hairspray, spray bottle, pomade, 5 rubber bands.

Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes.

Skill Level: Hard

Begin by parting hair into four sections. Now gather up each section of hair and form a ponytail. You want these ponytails to be close together. Now flip each section under. (Many of you have asked where to find the *Topsy-Tail Tool* I use to flip the ponytials without torturing your daughter. This link should help.) As far as which way to flip the ponytails, flip the bottom two straight outward and the two top ponytails at an angle…

Four Leaf Clover #1

Now divide each section into two parts and twist them tight. Combine all the ends together and add a rubber band. (Add ribbons or accessories where desired)…

Happy Hairdoing!

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Best Three-Leaf Clover | St. Patrick’s Day Hairstyles

March 09, 2009

This hairdo is very similar to Lucky Do #2 below except that this is the 3-clover version, and different from Lucky Do #1 because this one is from three ponytails instead of one. This one happens to be my personal favorite.

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

Time Requirement: 10 minutes.

Skill Level: Medium

Begin by parting hair about 2 inches above ears all the way around the head. Pull this hair back into a ponytail and secure with rubber band. Now part remaining hair into two sections by parting hair right down middle of head. Pull both into ponytails and secure with rubber bands (you should now have three total ponytails, one on top and two on bottom)…


Flip all three ponytails using a topsy-tail tool (flip the two bottom ponytails outward towards ears). Flip the top ponytail from neck to top of head…

Separate each ponytail into two sections…

Twist each section outward from rubber band…

Have your DD hold sections while you work as needed. When all twists are done pull the ends together forming three heart shapes. Secure all ends together with one rubber band…

Add ribbon or a flower if you desire…

Happy Hairdoing!

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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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