Costume Contest: Your Vote Counts (Ended)

November 02, 2010

Thanks to all of you wonderful moms all over the world who submitted amazing photos of your children in super cute Halloween costumes! I must say, you are such a creative bunch! There are so many absolutely adorable faces in costume that it will be interesting to see who wins!

Halloween Costume Contest

As for us, this is how we dressed this year…

Pirate Family

Now, apparently Facebook has a limitation on the number of photos in an album (only 200), so with over 300 photos submitted (way more than I had anticipated), we had to create two albums.  Both albums can be found on our Facebook Fanpage.

Album A

Album B

To give you a jumpstart, I added a link to my YouTube channel page that has about 40,000 visits per day and also here for our website visitors.

Remember, that in order to vote, that person must have a FB account and needs to “Like” our page. Instructions on how to vote are included here. Be sure to get all of your family and friends to vote! You may email them the links, post them on your blog/website, Facebook or Twitter status, etc, to try and get the most votes to win!  Voting ends at midnight on November 8th!

Funny enough… I hadn’t actually counted on this contest’s votes beginning on November 2, National Voting Day! What excellent timing! Good luck and Happy Voting!

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Halloween Costume Contest (Ended)

October 20, 2010

We have decided to get seasonal again, so Adopt a ‘Do – Cute Girls Hairstyles will be sponsoring a Kids Halloween Costume Photo Contest on our Facebook Fanpage!

Halloween is one of my most favorite holiday times of the year! It is a festival of all-out creativity, culture, and wonderful smells of pumpkin spice and hot chocolate! It is time to get FESTIVE!!!

An example of the type of photo we expect to see is posted below. (So many of you have expressed interest in seeing a younger photo of my twins, so I posted this Halloween photo from 2002. Yes, they were a mere 22 months old at the time of this photo!) Aren’t they so cute???

Twin Hula Dancers


1st Place – $50 gift card (or Paypal payment)

2nd Place – $30 gift card (or Paypal payment)

3rd Place – $15 gift card (or Paypal payment)

* The gift cards can be to either Wal-Mart, Target, or Sally Beauty Supply.

Contest Details:

  • I have created an album on our Facebook page called 2010 Halloween Costume Contest.
  • The photos do not have to be from 2010, but it does have to be of your child and you must own the photo’s copyright (cannot submit someone else’s photo).
  • The child must be between 0-10 years of age, and only one photo per child may be submitted.
  • All photos must be emailed to me at cutegirlshairstyles(at) by midnight November 1st, MST.
  • Photos must be child appropriate and cannot be offensive in any way (or they will not be posted).
  • I will post all qualifying photos at once on November 2nd, to give everyone a fair chance and equal timeframe for obtaining the most votes.
  • Winners will be announced based on the vote count at midnight November 8th, MST, so that is a full seven days of voting!
  • I will enter your first name in the description just so voters can be sure that it is your picture they are voting on.
  • By emailing me your photo, you consent to my posting your picture in the Facebook contest photo album, as well as to posting your photo on our website should you win one of the prizes.
  • You must be age 18 years of age or older to enter a photo and by emailing me you are consenting that you comply.
  • You can start submitting your photos today!

Soliciting Votes:

  • There is no random drawing for this contest! It is based purely on votes from your family and friends, as well as our website/YouTube/Facebook visitors.
  • All voters will need to become a fan of our facebook page before they can vote for any photos (see below)…
  • Become a Fan

  • Then simply email the photo or album link to all your friends and family, post it to your blog or Facebook/Twitter status, etc. to try and get as many Likes on your photo as possible between Nov 2-8th!!!
  • Once your photo is submitted, votes will be counted via the “Like” feature below your photo in our photo contest album (see below).
  • Like a Photo

  • The more likes you get, the more votes in order to win. Total likes equals total votes (1 like = 1 vote).
  • Per Facebook coding, each fan can only vote for a photo once, which is great because it prevents gaming. You may, however, vote for as many photos as you wish.
  • Be sure to vote for your own child! I’d be concerned if you didn’t!

We are anxious to see all of your cute kids in their awesome and creative Halloween costumes! I am really excited to see what you come up with!

* Just a reminder… be sure that your digital camera is charged before you head out to that party or Trick-or-Treating!!!

Happy Halloween!

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Cute Girls Hairstyles – Carved Pumpkin 2009

October 30, 2009

In honor of Adopt a ‘Do – Cute Girls Hairstyles, my hubby and girls decided to carve a pumpkin for Halloween of a super cute little girl with pigtails! It wasn’t the best photo because we took the picture this morning and my camera was wigging out with the awkward lighting. (Ever try to take a picture of a lit Jack-O-Lantern???)

Items Needed: Pumpkin, marker, stencil, poking pin, knife. (Power tools at husband’s insistence, drill and Dremel.)
Time Requirement: 5 long hours.

Cool Carved PumpkinAt any rate, you may recognize this little girl… if you guessed Boo from Monsters, Inc., you were right! We chose her because she reminded us so much of our own girls.

How does it look? I think they did a great job, although it did take five hours to carve! (To see a close-up, go ahead and click the picture!) Crazy how real it looks, eh? Just in case you did not believe this is our pumpkin, I took the following photos in the daylight…

In the light, it really looks like a mess… but put in a lit candle and turn off the lights and magic happens!

Also, Don’t forget to enter our November’s Hairdoer of the Month contest. The winning entry will be posted on November 7th…click the link to see submission guidelines! This has been a fun idea for the site and we want to see more of your cute do’s! Show us what you’ve got!!!

Happy Halloween!

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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!

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,


Happy Hairdoing!

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One Crazy Do! – Holiday Twisty Buns

January 23, 2009

It’s time for another hairstyle! This one is pretty crazy and may require more than the normal 15 minutes for first-time users or the inexperienced. But once you get the hang of it, this won’t take any time at all.

I have used it since my oldest girls were two, and every time I use it we receive so many compliments! It can be used by itself, or with a few accessories… for fun events like Valentines Day, 4th of July, Crazy Hair Day at school, etc, or even just on a day when you are feeling a little funky!

Items Needed: Spray bottle, brush, comb, 10 rubber bands, hairspray, and any other accessories like pipe cleaners (see end of tutorial).

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Begin by wetting all hair. Part off a section of hair right in the front-middle of head…

Form a ponytail by adding an elastic…

Now part down from the middle to top of ear…

Form into a ponytail by adding an elastic…

Repeat process on other side of head to create three ponytails on the front half of head…

Now divide remaining back hair into two parts…

Form each into their own ponytail creating five total ponytails…

Now begin by twisting one ponytail until it is a very tight twist…

Once it is tight, while continually twisting the twist will naturally twist upon itself into a bun. Wrap it around the ponytail holder until all but 2-3 inches of hair is hanging out in the base… (***Another option is to just twist all the hair into the bun and leave none out the back)

Secure this bun by placing another rubber band over the base of the entire thing (this is a good picture of the ends sticking out of the buns as well as the rubber band holding the bun in place)…

Continue to create buns with the four remaining ponytails. When you do the two buns on the back of the head, make sure you leave the ends of hair towards the middle of the head or pointing up (see picture if you are confused)…

Your hairstyle should now look like this…

At this point you can leave the DO alone. But I think the ends look a little boring so I rat each end and fluff them. Add a little hairspray to make them stay in place (this is a picture after ratting)…

The end result of your hairdo should look like this…

For special occasions you can add some fun things like PIPE CLEANERS! My favorite are the super sparkly ones you can get around the 4th of July in red, white, and blue.
Take the pipe cleaner and wrap it around the bun and secure by twisting it a few times in back…

Then wrap the remaining pipe cleaner ends around your finger until the pipe cleaner looks like a stretched spring.

If you do this over each bun, you have a sparkler or firecracker look. On the 4th, I get TONS of comments saying, “Oh look… they look like they have little sparklers in their hair!” Believe me when I say it, THIS ONE GETS A LOT OF ATTENTION!!!! You could also do pink, red, and white for Valentines, green for St. Patty’s, orange and black for Halloween, etc… simply use your imagination!!!

Or you can just do the buns and then add other bling, bling like I did last year in this shot….

Happy Hairdoing!

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