May 7, 2010

I feel like I have a lot to smile about right now. Summer is almost here. My girlie will be out of school in 3 days so that's good news for you guys - we'll be able to post more:) Summer also means 2 weeks at the beach!! Can. not. wait.

Also - my man graduates college today. After going for 10 years, many degree & school changes he is officially done!! & to add to our exciting week - he won a drawing at work for a 7 day cruise to Mexico for the 2 of us!! Hooray!!

Since I'm in such a good mood this morning - I'll finally post this. It has been in my folders for a few weeks now. Like I said - once this girlie is out of school - hopefully be hanging around here more often.

If you can't french braid - or don't have time - cut the braid on top - but *warning* it adds so much to this & it's darling. This would be perfect for another short hairstyle. Anything with the runners going up is awesome for short hair because it keeps all those straggling baby hairs up.
Start by adding 3 elastics on each side at the bottom of the hair (yes I see Lola & Lota in the tv. charlie & lola is a favorite during hair time:)

Once you've got your 3 elastics on each side - start at the bottom & bring them together, in the middle. Take the next section to the middle but include the bottom with it - making your way up.
Here's what it should look like:
I did the braid with only ONE strand. Remember this? Super easy. You start a regular braid & only add to one side of the braid (right side in this case) so it flips the braid more on it's side.

With the french braid on top, divide the hair on bottom into 2 sections & throw those into 2 pigtails, like so
We finished with messy piggies because they are the fastest for us. But if you would like to take the time to curl or do something else - it would all be cute!
Front view:

21 comments:

Kellie said...

This is seriously cute!

Christy said...

That is some kind of adorable! Lovely! :)

Melanie said...

very cute I will have to try this on my girls.

Julie said...

Thank heavens for creative and talented mom like you who are wonderful and post your creations for all of us to see and copy. THANK YOU!!!!

cata said...

OM!! This si sooo sooo soo cute!!!
Will be trying this one on my girls

Dreamer13 said...

CUTE! and have fun in mexico and at the beach!

Chelsea said...

I did this on my girls today (one short haired one long haired) SOO cute, and I don't think I have gotten more compliments ever on their hair. I can't wait for summer just so we can get more posts from you...I LOVE your ideas!!

Key Fam said...

Oh my gosh! This is THE most ADORABLE hairdo I've seen!! And it's SO simple to do, but looks very elegant and cute!!! LOVE IT!!! THanks for sharing!!! We're DEFINITELY going to be doing this do'!

Rebecca said...

I've just started trying to do fun things with my girls and I love that you make it so easy! Your blog is my favorite by far, because you do things that can be worn any time, and they are things that I can actually do. You have super simple things, super easy things, and the complicated things are explained so I can understand. Since I do not have girly-girls, I need a variety of things to try. Thanks so much!

shandieleigh518 said...

u r amazing... my favorite blog and i cant wait for my frequent posts~! thanks

Mar said...

Your blog has helped me, and my "little girl" is about to turn 18. I've been reading you for months now, and my daughter has had some awesome updo's for prom and the cadet ball and church dances. You've given me inspiration and that's given HER self-confidence. Thanks for blogging! I should put more of daughters hair pics on MY blog :)

Rachel said...

hello! I would really like to know hoe you make those buns sooo cute! Mine never ever turn out like that!!! I love how they look and really want to try them! Thanks,Rachel

Heidi said...

My sister-in-law (Jessica Madsen)sent me to your blog and I LOVE IT! I have an 18 month old daughter with TONS of hair, it so fun to do and I love coming to your blog for ideas. Thanks for posting you are so talented!

Rachel said...

I did this on my little girl and we loved it. And then the next day, I did the same only on top and into one ponytail. It was really cute, too. Thanks for the idea!

SHELLY said...

I did this hairstyle and got tons of compliments! Thanks so much. You made doing the back easy by posting the step by step pictures.

Kendra said...

I wasn't sure I could pull this one off, but I LOVE it! My daughter's hair is adorable like this (with the piggies loose since she has naturally curly hair).

Juliet said...

Did this style in my daughter's hair this morning for preschool. It turned out so cute! Thank you so much for your great ideas! You are very talented!

Jennifer said...

I did this on my daughter-minus the braid in front-and got so many compliments. It is so easy and quick too!!

Proctor Funk said...

I just discovered your blog and let me thank you! Your adorable girlie is the reason my own is letting me do her hair again!!! She loves picking out new do's for each day! Your tutorial on french braiding taught me how, THANK YOU!! I have always wanted to know how to do that! Keep up the creativity! I love seeing the neat hairstyles!!!

Nathan said...

I'm the most unimaginative mom there is, so when I typed, "easy updos for little girls" in the google bar & found your blog, I was SUPER excited!!!! I can't french braid, but I followed your instructions on twist braiding & did that on top instead. My daughter wore her hair this way for my cousin's wedding & the comments were numerous!!!! I'm so excited for super talented & imaginative moms like you who are willing to share with those of us who didn't acquire that gene :) Thanks so much!!!!

Rhonda Connett said...

I did this for my 3 year old daughter's dance recital and it was PERFECT!!! My girls have thinner hair but I have already tried 4 different styles and my 5 year old LOVES them! I am excited to try more!