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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Halloween Hairstyles: Spider Web w/ Messy Pull Through

October 07, 2009

After our “Adopt a ‘D0 – Cute Girls Hairstyles Review Board” (my four beautiful DD’s… ages 9, 9, 6, and 4) viewed all of October’s “Hairdoer of the Month” entries, the girls chose this style due to the Halloween season! There were so many beautiful hairdo’s submitted, it was hard to choose! All other entries will be rolled over to next month, so keep them coming!
 
Congratulations to Marilyn and her daughter on being October’s Hairdoer of the Month!!! Feel free to stop by her blog and congratulate her!

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Spider Web with Simple Messy Pull Through

Time Requirement: 20 min. This does take a little more time. I probably wouldn’t do it for a school day morning, but very fun for a Halloween party.

Items Needed: 14 mini hair ties and 2 large hair ties.

Skill Level: Medium

Begin by brushing your DD’s damp hair back straight until smooth. Then begin sectioning off the top of her hair in four sections, secure each with a mini hair tie. I chose orange for Halloween. I think it makes it a little easier if you tie the bottom portion of your DD’s hair back during this part…


Then continue down the left side of her head and do three more sections. Securing those the same way…


This part is a little confusing to describe so check out the photo for better explanation. Brush the remaining hair down again and starting from the left side follow the part down from the top left hair tie section, and make a new section at the base of your DD’s neck. Twist the first hair tied section, and add it to the new section at the bottom and secure with another small tie…


Continue doing the same thing with the other three sections, and leave one last section on the right side of her head loose for the next part…


Now go back over to the far left side of your DD’s hair and twist the top side section of hair and then weave it in and out across the back of her head through the vertical sections, and attach with another hair tie on her right side with a section of the hair left out…


Continue doing the same thing with the other two sections weaving them in and out oppositely like weaving a basket (or a web), and secure with two more ties…


After all the hair is secured simply twist the bottom hair out adding piece to piece until they are all together, and do the same thing down on the right side, and secure them all together with a large tie. The picture above is a close up of the twist…


You can turn it into a pony tail or, what I did was on the last twist of the hair tie I only brought the hair half way through and let the ends hang over. Then secure it one more time with another hair tie to keep it tight. Spike up the ends, hair spray and add a fun halloween hair clip. I did not have any halloween clips, but I am definitely going to make one now to go with this. I think it would be really cute with a spider attached to it…




My DD’s and I had fun doing this, and even if you don’t pick ours we enjoyed spending the time together any way! You can always check out our family blog at http://www.thetibbittsfam.blogspot.com/!

Thanks for all the things you do. You have inspired me on many a hair day crisis, and we have come out of them looking happy and beautiful!!

Thank you,

Marilyn

Happy Hairdoing!

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Hairstyle Video: Twistbacks into Side Ponytail

September 04, 2009

I thought I had posted a picture of this cute hairstyle tutorial on the blog, but apparently I have notso this is new to you!!! I really love hairstyles like this because they are simply beautiful, take very little time in the mornings to complete, yet look like you spent 30 minutes doing it!

Double Twistbacks into Side Flip | Cute Hairstyles

You can accessorize the do if you want, but I think this one looks even better without a flower or bow!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, one hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Twists into Side Ponytail

Funny thing, I went to Costco with my twins yesterday and a lady who saw me in the store came running out as I was loading my groceries into the car and asked me, “I do not want to sound like a stalker, but… how did you do your daughter’s hair like that?“, commenting on how beautiful this hairstyle was.

Unfortunately I had not yet printed off my new blog cards, so I explained to her that I was one of those crazy “hairbloggers” out there and that I had just filmed a tutorial for this hairstyle that morning. She couldn’t wait to see it and asked me to write down the blog address, so I did.

Here’s to ladies like her who are not afraid to compliment!!! I hope you will get many too!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Back to School Hairdo: Twist-Back into Square Knot

August 14, 2009

Begin by straightening hair. This step isn’t necessary, but I like the look better if the hair is straight. It makes the knot stand out a bit more. If your DD’s hair is naturally straight then you are all set!

Items Needed: Brush, comb, hair straightener, bobby pins, and hairspray (pomade optional).

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Now part hair wherever natural part falls. Section off a small piece on each side of the head and twist it back. You can use a little Pomade to help the twists stay together and eliminate flyers from static…

Take the two pieces and tie half a knot. Like you are tying a shoelace. One piece under the other and tighten them against the head. You will now have this…


Now using bobby pins secure this in place. I do it in such a way that the bobby pins are hidden. I think I used about 4-5 bobby pins…


Once the first 1/2 of the knot is secure take the remaining ends and tie together again in the same way… like you are doing a double knot. I think the official name of this is a “square knot“. Use bobby pins to secure in place once again. Leave the ends sticking out a little and fluff if necessary. Use hairspray to help hold in place…

Twist-Back into Square Knot Hairdo

Happy Hairdoing!

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