Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween Hairdos: "BOO"

 Make sure the hair is really wet before you begin this hairstyle.  Grab a rat-tailed comb to make your parts - and try to keep them as straight as possible. 
First, section out the bang area and pull them tightly over to the left ear and secure them with an elastic.  Now make 3 parallel sections going from the top of the head down to the neck. 
 Pull the middle section up into a tight, centered ponytail.  Now pull the right section into a ponytail as well but keep the ponytail somewhat close to the part. 
Grab two bun molds (or cut the toe out of two separate socks and roll them into themselves to create a mold) and slide them over each ponytail. 
Spread the hair over the mold and secure it with another elastic over each mold.  Now twist and wrap the excess hair around the mold and bobby pin it in.    Move over to the left section and divide the ponytail from the bangs into two sections.  *Keep in mind that you can braid your "B" which ever way works best for you*. 
Start with the left little section and begin braiding straight down by the ear.  When you plate it down to where you can begin adding hair, start to French Braid it.  Keep going until you get to about 1 1/2 inches from the neck and start to turn your French Braid - making the bottom part of the "B".  Finish the bottom curve (only the rounded part - don't French Braid the middle section leading back to the beginning part of your braid) and stop adding hair into your braid.  Finish plating the hair you are holding with just a regular 3-Strand Braid.  Secure it with an elastic at the end and let it just hang for a minute.  Now go back up to that right section of your little ponytail and begin French Braiding that into the top part of your "B". Gather all of the hair into the braid by the time you finish with the top curve and then just finish the hair off with a regular 3-Strand Braid. 
Twist the two 3-Strand Braids together and then bobby pin them down to the head - creating the middle section of your "B".  Tie an elastic around the two braids when the "B" is finished and un-plate any remaining braid below the elastic.  Brush it out and then make just one braid of your choice with that hair. 
Tie a ribbon around the elastic right next to the "B" and you're all finished.  Stand back and look at it and you can read "BOO" across her head!
 This is the clip that we put in her hair later and it was perfect because it was a little ghost saying "BOO"!  :)