Posts Tagged ‘cute girls hairstyles’

TWISTED SISTER (UPDATED)

POST/PHOTOGRAPHY/GRAPHIC DESIGN: KRISTIN ESS

One of my favorite go-to ‘dos is my TBD oldie but goodie– Twisted Sister. It’s a fairly quick and easy updo. The problem with this particular hairstyle is it tends to fall out if your hair is super fine, extra thick or if you’re an animal on the dance floor. It’s so pretty but I wanted to do a version of this that would be extra-secure. Here’s how to get the same style with a little more security…

You will need: 2 clear elastic ponytail holders, bobby pins and some strong holding hairspray.

  1. I like to give my hair a little wave before starting most updos but this one in particular. For this I used a 1 1/4″ barrel iron.
  2. Take a small section from each side near the temple. Join the two pieces in back and wrap one of the clear elastics around it.
  3. Now “topsy turvy” the pieces(Aka: flip the ponytail over itself and feed it through the loop. That will create more of a twist than just two pieces joined together.)
  4. Repeat the process just below with two more pieces, closer to the ear.
  5. Now take the remaining hair that’s down and create a half ponytail bun. That’s where you make a ponytail but on the last loop you only pull it half way through.
  6. Now grab the tail that’s hanging out. Twist it and wrap it around the base of the bun. Get a little messy with it!
  7. Pin it in place with some large bobby pins for extra security.
  8. The final step is to tug on the topsy turvy twists until the clear elastics move down and hide themselves in the next section below. They should slide and hide pretty easily.

Check the back in a mirror for balance and spray all over using some strong holding hairspray. You know my favorite Superhold.

Here are some images of it from different angles!

WHAT A DOLL

A few days ago we posted THIS sweet viddy of the beauty party we threw our favorite littles! So last but not least, we wanted to give you something you can print if you’re planning one throwing one, too. Above you’ll find 3 fun hairstyles and below you’ll find tutorials with instructions below each set of images. We used Barbie® Color Chalk Hair Doll in all 3 of these…

  1. Brush out any tangles in your doll’s hair.
  2. Use the chalk as instructed to color each section. We did a blue section, a pink section and then mixed blue and pink to make a purple section.
  3. Do a regular 3-strand braid on your doll. Tie it off with the small clear elastics that come in the box.

  1. Brush out any tangles in your doll’s hair.
  2. Put the hair in a high ponytail using the small elastic ponytail holders that come in the box.
  3. Chalk the ends of the doll’s hair. We alternated and mixed the colors.
  4. Take a strand of hair and wrap it around the elastic ponytail holder.
  5. Clip it underneath using the various shaped plastic hair clips that come in the box. Here we used the star shape one.

  1. Brush out any tangles in your doll’s hair.
  2. Take one strand from the doll’s right side and use the pink chalk to color it.
  3. Take one strand from the doll’s left side and use the blue chalk to color it.
  4. Join the pieces together in the back of your doll’s head. Tie it off with one of the small elastics that come in the box.
  5. Now flip the ponytail up and over. Loop it through (topsy turvy style).

If you haven’t seen the pretty little movie we made, you can check it out HERE. If you know how to braid, make ponytails or use temporary hair chalk, teach a girl how to use it! Many of us learned these types of things at a young age and turn it into a career later in life. xo

photos/post/graphic design: Kristin Ess

We’ve had the best time making these 2 posts for the girls, which were kindly sponsored by Mattel!

ALL DOLLED UP

 

Having little sisters, nieces and daughters around is the absolute greatest thing. Teaching our lovely littles about hair is a duty we don’t take lightly. We clearly remember that moment when we learned to do a 3 strand braid for the first time, and according to this Instagram post last week, it sounds like you all remember, too! For many of us, learning to do a simple ponytail or basic braid was a perfect place to start. But it’s a new day! Kids see so much more now and they’re very inspired by their glamorous mentors. Today’s reigning red carpet queens often wear colorful strands of pastel through the ends of the hair. Our sisters and nieces wanted in on the action, so we decided to go on beauty duty and create some colorful memories for them. First we showed them how to do temporary hair chalking on their own hair with soft pastels from the art store. Then, we created an outdoor picnic spread and provided each of them with a Barbie® Color Chalk Hair Doll (which comes with it’s own hair chalk applicator). These pretty princesses went. to. town! This was a party they’ll never forget (okay, we’ll never forget). We documented the day and made a little video to share with you called “All Dolled Up”. Hopefully it will inspire you to inspire a little girl in your life. Don’t forget to pass it on.

(this post generously sponsored by the lovely people at Mattel)