Easter Hairstyles: Bunny-Ear Pigtails

April 02, 2010

* Note from Mindy: Don’t forget to check our Easter Hairstyles post for some cute styles for this weekend!

We received a request for “Bunny Ears” on Facebook after we posted the Egg Tails Hairstyle the other day.  I laughed it off for a second, but this morning decided to give it an honest try!  I have seen people do this hair style with braids, so I decided to more for a pixie-like bunny look (smaller ears)…

Items Needed: 4 ponytail rubber bands, two small rubber bands, 4 “large” bobby pins, Got2be blasting freeze spray, 2 Easter colored ribbons.

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

You can make the ears longer so that they flop down more, as desired, so that there is not much loose hair hanging down.  If you do this, you will certainly want to braid the hair so that the loop will hold.  Here is the video tutorial.

Happy Easter!

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Valentine's Day Hairstyles: Heart Pigtails

January 25, 2010

Heart Pigtails (LuvPiggies)

Here is another fun video depiction of a Valentine’s Day hairstyle seen previously on this site. Many of you have requested this to see exactly how to recreate the heart shape of the pigtail in a video format. (For a quick look at the photo tutorial first, please visit Heart Attack.)

This style can work on almost any hair length, and looks super cute on short hair like my daughter’s A-line bob below…

Items Needed:  Brush/comb, 2 rubber bands, 2 clips (Valentines Day themed, prefered), spray bottle, pomade.

Time Requirement: Less than 2-3 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Now, to view the video, click below…


To view video on YouTube, click LuvPiggies.

Check back again over the next few weeks for more cute Valentine’s Day videos and new holiday hairstyles! Enjoy!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Hairstyle Video: French Braids #1

May 18, 2009

I receive quite a few emails from this blog, and it is hard to find time to answer them all, but one of the most common requests I am asked is to provide a detailed French Braid instruction.

Double French Braids | Hairstyle Ideas

 

Honestly, the French Braid is one of the most difficult braids to explain “step-by-step” and really must be shown in person for one to get the whole idea. So, given your requests and the fact that I couldn’t possibly show all of you how to do this in person… here is a video we filmed over the weekend with instructions on how to create a French Braid (and “K” in her soccer uniform).

The braid style I used was one posted quite a while back called Double-French Braids w/ Messy Flips, which also uses the Zig-Zag part. Please do review the links above and then watch the following video tutorial:

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, two hair elastics, hairspray {if desired}

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

French Braid Video #1

Click to watch video, or click here to view on YouTube.

I hope this clip helps! The “A, B, & C” stranding (with the B strand always in the middle, and that you add hair to strands A & C as you braid down) is the key to successful French Braiding. As mentioned in the video, it really takes practice. This French Braid style is a very cute hairstyle that holds well and makes for an equally cute Second-Day ‘Do with a few accessories!

Good luck, and Happy Hairdoing!

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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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Twisty Buns | Short Hairstyles

February 25, 2009

We start today’s style with something so easy a daddy can do it! These twisty buns are a cute alternative to the typical “waterspout piggies” that toddlers wear…


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

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Start by parting hair on left…

Now section down from part to each ear…

Gather hair into ponytail and secure with a rubber band.

You will now have two pig-tails.

Now take the hair and twist it till the twist is tight. Now wrap it around the rubber band once. (you can wrap more times if hair is longer) Secure bun by wrapping another rubber band around the whole thing.

Repeat these steps on the other side.

Now style the back of hair as usual. You can also rat the ends that stick out at this point for added fluff.

Add some ribbons or flowers for added cuteness!

Happy Hairdoing!

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