Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Summer Hair

Summer means more time to spend doing hair in the morning!! Here are some fun 'dos we've been doing.

Cousin Hair
I watched my nieces and nephew two weeks ago, and was so excited to try out different colors, textures, and lengths with hairdos. Here's what I came up with.

Katie's hair that day:
K: (Such a fun blondie, but it's been so long since I've done shorter hair, I had to be creative. I remembered how much easier it is to do messy buns on shorter hair, though. I've linked to how to do these knots farther down in the post.)

R: (Oh, the beautiful red hair! I thought her hair would be coarse and difficult to work with, but after doing it, I wanted to do it every day! It was so soft and stayed where I put it. So fun.)

Park Hair
We were going to the park for a family birthday party on a warm evening, so I wanted to have Katie's hair up and out of the way. I didn't intend to take pics of her hair, but since I had the camera out, I snapped some shots. You can see how fuzzy it gets after a nap. Anyone have ideas on how to prevent that?

Top View

These knots are super easy and quick, and actually helped with parting the hair for the french braids. Theres a tutorial for them here and there's a video for them here. I got the idea for this 'do here.
Back View
Side View
Up 'Do
I'm afraid of up 'dos because they always fall out after about 30 min to an hour. This one didn't. I looooooved it, too, because it was so cute. I just parted her hair in three horizontal sections, ear to ear, and french braided across, braiding down to the ends. Then I twisted the three braids together and into a bun, securing it with a rubber band. Added a fluffy hair tie, and voila! Easy peasy and stayed all day. This is a simplified version of this 'do. I really had fun with the "Frenchbraids with Flair" series she was doing.

And our new favorite hair tip, for all those rubberband-heavy 'dos, like the first picture I had in this post: a seam ripper. I got the idea from Jess. Awesome!


Janea said...

Cute hair but seems like so much work! Kylie barely lets me comb it let alone style it like that! Way cute!

SugarandSpice said...

I always love hair though. There is just something about people who get it ya know? I also love it when I have extra kids at my house...the first thing I always ask is "Can I do your hair?"