Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Bow Bun

Cute and girly...

With this cute bow on the side of a casual bun, you will get so many compliments!
Make it small and simple or messy and quirky. This can be done without a bun but with longer hair it doesn't work and just falls out, the bun uses up hair and makes it neater and sturdier.

1. Brush the hair and tie it into a high ponytail.
2. Pull the ponytail through a hair doughnut, spread the hair over it and put a hair band around the bun.
3. Take the hair around to one side and split it into two equal pieces and one small piece.
4. Clip the small section of hair away from the rest.
5. Use your fingers to twist one big section of hair vertically and use as many bobby pins as you need to secure it to the side of the bun.
6. Do this on the other side with the other big section of hair and clip it in place. Pull and clip the hair to make them even.
7. Fold up the small piece of hair and clip it in the middle of the bow.
8. Hair spray it to make it stay in place.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Short Hair Styles

"I love these hairstyles! But my hair is too short to do them on."

People with short hair seem to think braids are impossible on their hair, but they are not at all!
Braids such as french braids and waterfall braids look great on short hair. Here are some examples below of braids on short hair:

The top left is a waterfall braid, click here to learn how to do this style.
The top right and bottom left are french fishtail braids. The bottom left one has simply been tucked under and clipped up to make it more evening wear. To learn how to fishtail click here.
The last hair style is simply curled using a curling tong. For short hair curling takes a very long time! You have to do each curl with a small section of hair or it won't work. The result is beautiful, volumised hair which is definitely worth the time.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Waterfall Twists

Simple yet stylish

This hairstyles is the simplest they come. On the left picture I did two around the crown of the head and pulled up the sections to add more volume to the hair. You don't have to do two but I think it looks better than just one.
I would suggest the hairstyle on the right for people with a centre parting. It has a very even look to it at the front and a creative twist to it at the back. Once you know how to waterfall twist, crossing them over won't be a problem.

1. Take two sections of hair from the front of the head.
2. Twist them together and after every twist add a pinch of hair between them.
3. Finish off at the end by twisting both sections one way, then twisting them together the opposite way.
4. Pinch the top of each section that was dropped through the twist if you like.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Butterfly Braid

Different and detailed

Is soon as I saw this hairstyles I just had to try it out! Even now I have worked out how to do it, the way it looks like a butterfly still fascinates me.

I did a pictorial for this one so I could remember how to do it again but its not as hard as it looks!

1. Start with the hair in a mid height pony tail.
2. Split the hair in half and clip it up.
3. Split one side in half again.
4. Do a lace braid with the top quarter of hair, start with it at the top of the pony tail and angle the braid round to make a semi-circle.
5. Make a smaller lace braid with the bottom quarter of hair.
6. Split the hair in two on the other side and repeat steps 4 and 5.
7. Wrap three of the braid ends around the ponytail and bring one up the middle of the wings.
8. Clip it on place and use as much hair wax/jell/spray as needed to keep the antenna in place.
9. If you want this hair style to stay in all day us lots of hairspray.