27 Feb 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Braids, Child, Cute Girl's Hair, French braid, Mommy, Squidge
This hairdo is stunning and I love it. (geddit? Love it? Yeah?) Ok, bad jokes aside this particular hairdo immediately caught Squidge’s eye and she gave me her perfected puppy dog, “Ohhh pleeeeeeeeeease” face when I balked at the idea.
Take a peek at the original version here, yeah, Adopt A Do is far better at this cute girl’s hairstyle stuff than I will ever be, and her heart braid is astonishingly good. I was a little intimidated and didn’t believe the whole “This will take you 1o minutes” thing at all.
I looked at the clock, 8am stared back at me, Squidge batted her eyelashes, and I thought, “Sod it, if it fails we can do something else quickly…”
And here it is. A surprisingly simple braid that takes almost exactly ten minutes to create and that looks utterly delicious. Squidge won a Cool Hairstyle Award at school for this one – yeah, my offspring’s school rewards funky hairdos on a Friday, I know it isn’t very educational but I love it.
You can see the video walkthrough here
and for those of you who have a child
with the same fine and curly hair as mine, you can avoid those pesky End Of Day Tangles in the loose hair at the back by using a moisturising hairspray. I’ve been using the John Frieda Frizz-Ease Laque hairspray as it does a great job of keeping the tangles out for longer. And it smells YUMMY.
24 Feb 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Braids, Cute Hairstyles, Hair, School, Squidge
After a week of copying the fab cute girl’s hairstyles from other lovely people, I felt it was time I spread some of my own creative wings. This was brought on by a pang of creative guilt and the fact that my daughter’s headmistress asked me how “on Earth I came up with these ideas” and it physically hurt to confess they were not mine.
So…here is my attempt to console myself. It’s wonky, weird, uneven, lopsided and slightly insane but it is mine. I also kept tabs on how to do it and have since practised it so that the left upper plait doesn’t look like it was eaten by a drunk mole.
To create this cute girl’s hairdo just spray the hair to make it damp and easy to work with, split the hair into two sections at the top (use a rat tail comb to create an even split between the right and left sides. Also create a third section using the hair along the bottom of the head – I used the rat tail comb to create a part just below the ears.
Take the left side and French braid it until you are about 1/3 down, then plait it out so it forms a tail, get her to hold it. Take the right side and do the same. Plait the third chunk as a normal braid and tie it off with a band. Now you need to braid all three together. Start by picking up the hair on the left and the right, use these two sides as if they were strands and continue to French braid down the middle. Then add in the final, third braid, as you get to the nape of the neck. Make sense?
Yeah, thought not… I will attempt this again but this time with actual pics. If anyone is interested.
It creates (when done properly and not pictured), this crazy, chunky, braid that looks seriously cool. Like a mad French maid did a crazy French braid.
23 Feb 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Braids, Cute Girl's Hair, Elastic Band Art, Hair, Squidge
This. Hair. Made. Me. Cry.
It did. It looked SO easy but we had such a struggle. First the ribbon kept unravelling (you can see I eventually gave up with the bottom one), then the twists wouldn’t hold, and then the elastic snapped. After 20 minutes of painstakingly getting it all right, I turn my now VERY grumpy child toward me and what do I see?
The pony tails are incredibly skew. The one on the right is sticking out and the one on the left is invisible. Squidge FAINTS in horror and demands that I immediately repair this problem. I do so, only to experience a repeat of above. When she finally went to school I had to hide the whiskey…