Here's my "Angle"…

December 07, 2009

*Note from Mindy: Congratulations to Shaunell on being our December Hairdoer of the Month! Shaunell recently started hairblogging and has a lot of talent, not to mention really cute daughters! Please visit Shaunell at Shaunell’s Hair. If you love the hairdo, let her know! Here is her introduction and hairdo:
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I am a stay-at-home mom of two angel (I truly believe) girls. They are my life and my loves. I have always loved doing hair… and doing it in fun, cute ways is a highlight to my day. I love to share them, and of course, show them off on my babies!!

Here’s our angle on hair! A super cute sideswept ‘do. This one always gets a TON of compliments! It works great on short or long hair!


Time Requirement: 15-20 min (if uninterrupted by other children)

Items Needed: 5-6 elastics, spray bottle (or means to wet hair), and comb. A large doodad for the hair is also a bonus. Hairspray is a must!

Skill Level: Medium

Step-by-Step Instructions:

First, part off top of wet hair into a square in center of head, making both sides on a slight angle (naturally!). You’ll be making 4 sections, and this is your first 2…


Next, split this section down the middle into two sections, and clip off one section to prep for first twist braid (as below)…


Take a small section at the front and divide in two…


Cross the pieces to begin twist…


After initial twist, pick up and add hair from one side, just like when French braiding. Then add hair in the same manner to other piece of twist, and twist two sections around each other again…


Continue in this manner: Add hair to both sides of twist, then twist around once…


Finish off by twisting tightly without adding more hair, and secure with elastic. Do the same thing in next parted off section.

Prepping for side section. Part down to ear and follow twist pattern as mentioned above…


Do teh same with the other side. Now, here is a photo fo teh four finished sections…


I used varying colors of elastics just to make it fun. See the cute angles? DARLING!

Next comb the rest of the hair, including the 4 ponys, to the side, going at the same ‘angle’…


If you have shorter hair to work with, then make it into a pony, or a pull-through pony. Here I’ve done what I call a Stuffed Bun. Do a pony, then on last time through, pull through halfway. Take long tail and loop around and ‘stuff’ it back into the elastic. (For tips on how to do this easier, see my blog post Stuffed Bun). Keep stuffing until it looks nice and messy. I don’t like the double loop look, so I just keep stuffing in until I like it. Spray well with some spritz!!


I also added some snap barrettes, since side ponys can have escapees out the back easily..


Stick in a super darling doodad (I got mine from Madibu Bows!) to draw attention to your girl’s “Angle”!


And show off that super cute smile!! Do you think she has an “angle” underneath that angelic expression?

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Happy Hairdoing!

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The Twist and Shout

November 14, 2009

*Note from Mindy: Congratulations to Misty on being our November Hairdoer of the Month! My girls really loved this one… especially the “shout” part! I apologize for posting this late, since we had the cold and flu bugs running rampant at home while my husband was in Miami on business. Thanks for your patience! If you love the hairdo, let Misty know! Here is her introduction:
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Hi! My name is Misty and I am a mom to one daughter and three sons on earth (and 1 angel girl in heaven). I LOVE to do hair and have been privileged to do my niece’s hair for proms and for weddings. I was suppose to go to cosmetology school but followed my now husband to his college! We have been married for 12 years now. I hope you enjoy!

Twist and Shout Hair Twists
Items Needed: Comb, 6 small rubber bands, 1 big rubber band, and bobby pins if you do the curled style.

Time Requirement: 10 to 20 minutes, depending on final desired look.

Skill Level: Easy

I start with wet hair. Start by parting your daughter’s hair down the middle. Pick up the right side and split it in to 2 pieces, then twist them together…



Now on this step I put a small rubber band on the end and then have my daughter hold it, just an extra step to keep it twisted better…

Now repeat on left side…


Then grab a piece of hair on the right side by her ear and twist it:

Now repeat on left side…

Now gather the hair up (in the middle) and part a strip along the bottom and leave it out…


Put the extra hair in a rubber band to keep it out of the way for now…


Now split the bottom hair in to two pieces:


And now twist each of them:


Now take the extra hair in the middle out of the rubber band and gather it into a ponytail…


Add the twists to the ponytail and secure with a large rubber band…


Now at this point, you can do one of any three different things, you choose!

1) A messy bun:


2) A ponytail:


3) Or take the hair and curl it into ringlets:


After I curl it I take some bobby pins and move some of the curls around and place them where I want them. I feel this just gives a little more of a dressy look.


I finish it off with a flower! And Ta-DA! You have the Twist and Shout!

Happy Hairdoing!

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4th of July Hairdo #1: Twists of Fun

July 01, 2009

Some of you may recognize this hairstyle as we featured the bun style last year. However, it is too cute not to be looked at again for this very wonderful holiday! Especially since it originally posted nowhere near the 4th of July.

Tomorrow, I’m taking photos of a fun new firecracker hairdo my hubby came up with. I hope it works out! This season is perhaps one of my most favorite holiday seasons of the year, second to Christmas! Yes, I am a patriot thru and thru, but there is something truly fantastic about the colors “Red, White, and Blue“! (Rhyming not intentional…)

4th of July Hairdo

 (These photos are from years past, so our precious little D. will not be in any of them.)

4th of July Hairstyle4th of July Hairdo #1
This is my personal favorite hairdo for the 4th of July, and I have used it on my girls since they had hair long enough to play with. This hairdo is very simple, cute, and we receive tons of compliments every year!

Now, the basics of this hairstyle I have featured on here before so I won’t bore you with them again (instead, it can be found in the post used on Crazy Hair Day called One CRAZY ‘Do). Please view the link and follow the steps for this fun 4th of July hairstyle. Even if your DD has short hair, you can simply use two buns on top…

4th of July Hairdo #2
For pipe cleaner curly-cue’s, I used the solid-colored red/white/blue (as seen in the pictures). There are “sparkly” red/white/blue ones that you can find sometimes at craft stores that I actually like better for the flair, but they are more flimsy and harder to see…

4th of July Hairdo #3

4th of July Hairdo #4

Or find some cute 4th of July headbands (at Target, Walmart, or any dollar store) and throw those on top!

As for the stars on the faces, I simply purchased red, white, and blue craft paint and a package of small kitchen sponges from Wal-Mart. We then cut the sponges into different shaped stars, squirt paint on paper plates, dip the best-looking side into the paint (like you would a stamp), and then press the painted side gently on your DD’s cheek. You can even superimpose a different-colored smaller star onto one already on the cheek for a more decorative look… just make sure the first star is already dry. The painted impression left by each stamp (given the sponge texture) gives a rustic-looking star that looks truly awesome! For clean up, simply use soap with water and scrub gently with a used washcloth.

Or if your too busy to mess with the paint Target has some super cute 4th of July stickers (which I like better than the Tattoo’s) for the face and hands. Easy to get on, easy to get off!

I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July! Please promise me that you will comment back here with the number of compliments you receive.

Happy Hairdoing!

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