Monday, July 30, 2012


Hi everyone,
We will be taking a 3 week vacation to finish out our summer break before the kids head back to school.  This means that we will also be taking a short break from hairstyles.  :(  As soon as we get back we will resume our posts and tutorials.  Thanks so much for your patience and have a wonderful end to your summer as well!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday's Film: Inside Out Bun Revisited

So I was watching the video from last Friday of our Inside Out Bun.  You can find that original post here.  I realized that there is a much easier way to accomplish the same desired look.  Here's a video that will same you some time on your Inside Out Bun:
See, now wasn't that much easier?!
Here's a pictures of our new Inside Out Bun and you can see that it looks just like the first.
I will always take the easier edition if it looks just as good!  :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


This is not really a "princess" hairstyle but my two oldest boys were so excited about their new Mohawks that they wanted me to post about it on the blog.  :)
They were both in desperate need of a haircut and I told them they could choose how they wanted it until school started. 
They both chose a Mohawk hairstyle and I agreed just because I know I have the power to change it back before school. 
I first used a rat-tail comb and sectioned out the Mohawk area and then I used TONS of gel and shaped it how I wanted it to look. 
Then I just grabbed the shaver with a #3 attachment on it and went to work shaving the sides. 
The younger one pictured here decide that it was too high maintenance of a hairstyle for him so he now just has a short buzz but my other son absolutely LOVES his Mohawk.  We ended up eventually shaving the back part off so that just the top was spiky because the back was always getting mashed in the car anyway.  It looks much better now.  :) 
Boys will be boys!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dutch Crown

I was on Pinterest recently and came across this amazing hairstyle.  We are calling it the Dutch Crown and the picture is below. 
You can find the original link here which will give you a much larger view of the picture and instructions.
This is our attempt at the hairstyle and I really like how it turned out. 
The length of my princess's hair had it her braid ending directly above her right ear and it turned out nicely.
By starting the Dutch Braid down at the bottom, it wrapped around the head more evenly.  
 A very simple and beautiful hairstyle!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday's Film: Inside Out Bun

Today's video is something a little new.  I decided to introduce myself to you and let my princess speak a little bit because sometimes the videos get a little redundant and it's nice to see the face behind the styles.  :) 
This hairstyle is called "Inside Out Bun" and it's basically one bun inside another.  The center bun is created using a bun mold and the outer bun is creating using Barrel Rolls. 
It's fairly simple but you do want to be sure that you're working with wet hair because that will make all the difference!'
Here's a picture of the finished product. 
The Barrel Rolls around the outside can be made as small or as large as you like. 
Make sure you have plenty of bobby pins handy to secure all your pieces.
You can see that the bun also resembles a flower a bit. 
It was fun introducing ourselves to you and we hope that you continue to enjoy our posts and our videos.  :)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Braid Roll

It does not get much more simple than this!  It's called the Braid Roll and it's a great one to do on your own hair because it's so easy. 
Begin with wet hair and pull it all back into a ponytail.  Your ponytail can be high, low, or centered.
Now simply braid the entire ponytail VERY loosely.  You do not want tight uniform plaits.  I would just stick with a Regular 3-Strand Braid because you don't want to much clutter going on with this bun.  Make sure to plait all the way down to the very bottom of the hair and then secure it with an elastic. 
 Now gently wrap the braid around that top elastic to begin and then around itself until all of the braid is up on the head.  You can add bobby pins as you go along to secure it into place.  It's not supposed to be a tight bun so remember to keep it loose. 
Tuck your ends under the bun and secure it with a couple final bobby pins.  It's elegant and simple and what could be better than that? 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday's Film: Flower Buns

My princess absolutely loves this new style and has requested to wear it again already.  These darling buns form the perfect flower.  You can always do just one bun instead of two as well. 
See how easy that was!  It looks great with hair that's not as long also but you may want to divide your ponytail into more than just 4 sections so you get lots of "petals". 
Here's a view of the zig-zag part we used.  Feel free to use any part you like. 
You can see that our flower has several petals because of how long my princess's hair is.
I've gone ahead and tucked all my final ends up into the bun but you could leave them shooting out which is also cute.
The flowers are going to look different every time you do this hairstyle but they are always cute!
You can tell that this is her new favorite style!  :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Magic Wand

Today we have a really easy style that you can take pieces of to dress up any average ponytail.  First you will want to pull all of the hair back into a ponytail.  It can be low or high - doesn't really matter.
  Now grab a Topsy Tail and divide the ponytail into 3 equal parts, 1 in the top middle and two on the sides.  Begin with that top middle piece and feed it through the loop of your Topsy Tail.  Poke the tool down behind the elastic and pull the hair through.  Hold on to a bit of the hair that is closest to your elastic so that is does not get pulled all the way through with the rest of that section.  This will create a little bump right at the top of your elastic. 
Now take one of your side sections and repeat the steps, just making sure that you feed your Topsy Tail sideways behind the elastic.  Take your final piece and create your last side bump.  Now you will have three sections of hair coming out of the ponytail, behind the elastic. 
You can stop at this point and curl the ends if the hair is not too long.  For the longer hair you can use the three sections to create a Regular 3-Strand Braid. 
The braid will be the stick of the wand and the puffs above will be the top.  You could even jazz it up with some spray glitter if you wanted to.  :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Variation on Pull-Through Crown

We came up with this after first creating our Pull-Through Crown.  Directions for that can be found on our post from last Monday which is here
We decided to take that hair that was hanging down and twist it up to create a more formal updo. 
Starting on the left side, we divided the hanging hair into small sections and made twists out of them.  Each twist was draped below our crown and the end was secured up and over it with a bobby pin just behind the original crown. 
We did this several times creating several draped twsits. 
This was done on the right side as well.   
To finish it off we just added some small flower hair pins and she was ready to go. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday's Film: Butterfly Weave

Here's a video showing you a new twist on one of our all time favorite hairstyles, The Butterfly Wings.  (You can find the original post for Butterfly Wings here.)
It's very simple and had people stopping us all day asking how it was done.
Here's a closer look at the style. 
We started with an off-centered part on the front because I like how that makes the hair look. 
Depending on how long your princess's hair is, you should be able to just let the ends of your woven strands hang down.  If they are a bit short, you can secure them with bobby pins.    
You can also curl the rest of the hair that is hanging down for a more elegant look. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July Hairstyles

Happy Independence Day everybody!  I wanted to share all of our favorite 4th of July styles with you.  Simply click on the name of the style underneath the picture and it will take you directly to the original post!

American Flag

Fourth of July Star


Glowing Star

The Firework
Hopefully these will give you some fun ideas for the fireworks tonight!
Happy 4th!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Pull-Through Crown

This is a style that we will be using over and over again because I love the look of it and it holds all day long. 
You have to start this style by first creating the Butterfly Wing style found here.  Make only three butterfly wings instead of gathering all the hair as done in the original post.  Once you have your three rows of butterfly wings you are ready to move on. 
Begin on the left side of the head and grab a small section of hair just below the bottom twist and right next to the ear.  Comb it smooth and then feed it through the hoop of your Topsy Tail.  Feed the Topsy Tail over the top of the twists and then down behid the back and pull it through. 
This is essentially creating a Pull-Through right over the Butterfly Wings.  Grab another small section of hair right next to your first and repeat the steps.  Do this all the way along that left side until you have come to your elastics in the middle.  (You can use as many sections of hair to create Pull-Throughs as you would like - they can be small or large, it really doesn't matter.) 
Now move over to the right side and repeat the same steps.  Once you have finished that you can complete the style by pulling the middle ponytail over the elastics in one final Pull-Through.  Pull that last one just tight enough to conceal the elastics but not to flip completely through.
Don't forget to click on the label "4th of July" on the sidebar for all sorts of fun hairstyles for Wednesday!