Straight Bangs | Fringe Hairstyles

September 01, 2011

As I mentioned earlier, I decided to give my #2 the straight bangs/fringe that she has been wanting. She had side bangs before, so we figured why not!

I do not have much experience at all with bang hairstyles since I, myself, have not had bangs for 16 years. This particular week I had my best friend Jenny from ShowMeCute in town visiting, who is a master at bangs.

Straight Bangs

Jenny my daughter’s bangs for me, since I had cut them myself, and then showed me how to style them. Thank heavens she was here to help me out!!! {I apologize in advance that my daughter’s bangs do not look much different before/after because Jenny actually showed me how to do them before we filmed the tutorial.}

What we show you here is how to add some “shape and dimension” to the bangs, by straightening the lower bangs, and then using the straightener to curve the upper bangs. This, in effect, makes the bangs look longer. {Of course, then you can combine the this with many of our other hairstyles!} This is beginning a whole other category for us! Enjoy!

Items Needed: Heat protectant, straightener, brush, comb, hairspray {if desired}

Time Requirement: 2-3 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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How to Make Feather Headbands

August 03, 2011

In our last Daddy ‘Do hairstyle, Four-Strand Ponytail, my husband showed a feather headband that we had made.  We received so many comments asking us how to make these headbands, so we decided to film a tutorial for you all.

How to make Feather Headbands

I first bought one off of Etsy a year ago for between $16-20, and I loved it… but one day while browsing through Hobby Lobby, I saw that they sold pre-glued feather patches.  I was sooooo excited!  And they were listed at $3.99 each, however I bought them on sale for half that price.  I have since seen that Michael’s also sells them.

I then bought a 3-pack of wire headbands that were listed at $2.99, but were also on sale for half price.  The felt material I already had, so all we needed was a hot-glue gun and a pair of scissors…

Items needed to make Feather Headband

I recognize that feathers as accessories may not be ideal for everyone, but they certainly are a trend right now.

I figure that I had less that $4 into each headband, which is far less expensive than $16 or so online!  Plus, it can be a fun craft to do with your darling daughters!  I now have six different headband styles that we have made.

{As I taught my my best friend Jenny how to make these headbands, she showed me how to make cute feather earrings.  Feel free to check out her tutorial on YouTube!}

Items Needed: Feather patch, scissors, felt, simple wire headband, hot-glue gun.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level:  Medium {with parental supervision}

If you felt that this tutorial was helpful, please do let us know!  Happy Hairdoing!

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Single Twistback | Mom Hairstyles

May 16, 2011

I am on a recent mission to provide those of you moms some more simple, yet cute, mommy hairdos!  I mean, we make our girls look cute… but sometimes we forget about ourselves!  Actually, girls of all ages can use this, and it literally takes one minute to complete!

Single Twistback Hairstyle

We call this the Single Twistback, and it can be used to switch up the French Front hairstyle that you are seeing everywhere right now.  I show two ways to finish it off, but you can really use your own imagination and see where it goes!

Single Twistback Hairstyle (Front)

{Yeah, I can’t really hide it!  I am still sooooo excited about being named as a finalist in the YouTube contest above!  My girls keep asking me where we stand in the voting (it is close), I think the twins are maybe more “into” this friendly competition than I am!  Now, back to the hairstyle…}

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, one rubber hair band, two small bobby pins

Time Requirement: 1-2 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

You can view all the many wonderful video responses and comments here!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Crimped Strands | Waterfall Braid

April 13, 2011

Here is a cute Easter Hairstyle that will definitely stand out!  It incorporates the use of a Double Waterfall Braid, but with “spot” flair. In fact, I am working on a series of Waterfall Braid videos that will show you several ways to finish off the hairstyle.

Waterfall Braid with Crimps

Now I know that many of the younger generation think that crimping is soooo 1980′s, but I am telling you as a hair guru that it is coming back.  I still have the crimper I used as a teen, but it was in rough shape.  So, I looked online at Walmart and Amazon and found several crimpers, some of which are accent crimpers (1″ or 1/2″, which I absolutely love)!

Waterfall Braid Hairstyle with Crimps

The key is that once you finish the double Waterfall Braid, you take each strand… one by one… and gently crimp once every three inches or so. (You can crimp the whole strand, but I prefer the accents.)

Waterfall Braid Hairstyle with Crimps

We received soooooo many compliments that Sunday, and many moms asked where in the world I found my crimper!

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, one hair band, crimper, and heat protectant (I know I say protectorant in the video… but they are both the same thing per google!), accessory if desired.

Time Requirement: 10+ minutes

Skill Level: Medium

*Disclaimer: One of my twins had fiddled with our HD camera and accidentally lowered the settings to 370p, so the video is not in HD. I was bummed, but when she looked up at me with her gorgeous puppy dog eyes… I couldn’t be upset! Could you?

Happy Hairdoing!

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Ribboned Bobby Pins | Tips and Tricks

February 13, 2011

This video tutorial shows a very simple way to spice up an updo hairstyle, for any holiday occasion. This one happens to be for Valentine’s Day.

Holiday Messy Bun (Back)

In this video (you can use Messy Bun #1 or Messy Bun #2), I use a thin ribbon cut into small strips (length can vary), and then tie them onto bobby pins. You can tie the ribbons into tiny bows if you would like, but I did not have time when I filmed this tutorial. If you make the ribbons longer… you can curl them by running the edge of scissors along the ribbon so that they look like curly-q’s. Then I place the bobby pins throughout the messy bun until the hair style looks right.

Holiday Messy Bun (Side)
This tip is perfect for any holiday or special occasion by using the colors of that holiday, for students or cheerleaders who want to wear school colors, and for brides/flower girls who want to accent their updo with white-ribboned bobby pins.

Tools Needed

Items Needed: 6-8 small bobby pins, thin colored ribbon, scissors

Time Requirement: 5+ minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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