14 May 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Child, Cute Girl's Hair, Easy hairstyle, French braid, Hair, Plait, School, Twists
This cute girls hairstyle name had us giggling away like mad this morning. Well, I was giggling but when I played the song, Twist and Shout, to Squidge she soon got the joke. This is a very easy and cute hairstyle that’s perfect for manic Monday mornings. You don’t need longer than five minutes from start to finish and, yes, that includes the brushing out of tangles and swearing under your breath.
This particular girls hairdo was invented by us and is really just a bunch of cool hairstyles smashed together into one.
You’re going to need a rat tail comb, spray/water, a brush and a hairband.
Brush the hair out using a spray (or a spray-in conditioner or detangler) and then, using the rat tail comb, part the hair from the middle of the ear to about 1/4 up the head. If you look in the pic below, you can see how the hair is pulled up and away from the ear in two directions.
Do this on both sides of the head and brush the rest of the hair into a loose pony at the bottom. This just keeps it out of the way while you twist. Clip away the left side and start on the right. How tightly you want your twist, or how soon, is up to you. If you separate the strands close to the front, then your twist will start really early on. I preferred to create the illusion of pulled back hair here, so I just twisted the entire hank of hair into itself. Like this:
Ask your little one to hold the right strand and then twist the left. When they reach the middle, twist them around each other until you get down to your loose pony. Again, ask your little one to hold this while you separate the hair from the loose pony into three and start a French braid.
As you can see in the image the twisted hair disappears under the braid. To do this, just braid the hair to the neckline, ask your daughter to hold it, then take the twisted hair and slip it under the hair at the top of the French braid. Pull it down until you reach the three strands of your braid, blend it into one of the three strands, and complete the braid.
Ta da! Done. Easy as pie and lots of fun. Although there are points when you wish you had more arms…
25 Apr 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Child, Cute Girl's Hair, French braid, Inspired by Movies, Primrose Everdeen, The Hunger Games
I went to Africa and came back to discover that Hunger Games hair fun was in full swing. Over at Adopt a Do, Mindy had copied the hair that Primrose Everdeen wore at the Reaping and it is such a cute and simple girls hairstyle I was totally into copying it. I also saw the movie this weekend (am I the only person who cried in the Reaping scene?) so doing up the Prim Everdeen hair felt, well, hungerfan right…
The style is very simple. It’s just a French braid pulled close to the ears and started right near the front of the head. It is also a very tough style. Squidge went to school looking like she does in these pics, and came back with it looking exactly the same. Colour me impressed! It was also a five minute job, unlike some of the twists I’ve tried this week. I really do need to find out if there is a trick to hair twists because ours never work as well as they should.
So, here you go, the Primrose Everdeen hairdo, enjoy!
15 Mar 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Child, Cute Girl's Hair, French braid, Mommy, Squidge
My cute girls hairstyle skillz are on the rise! Although, it is worth pointing out that last week I had a “why isn’t anything bloody WORKING” time of it with her hair and nearly gave up our mission…
Anyway, today was a good hair day and I was so happy with the result. Again, this is definitely not an original style that will win me a prize in the “Wow You Are So Creative” competition, but it was easy and fun to make. And, most importantly, Squidge loved it.
So, how do you make this inverted heart hairstyle? Simples…
First, brush all the hair back into a pony that sits near the top of the head. Then, invert the pony tail (see instructions on how to do so here). Tighten the inverted braid carefully so that the pony isn’t loose and so that the hair covers the hairband. I’m not very good at that but it is getting better with practice.
Separate the hair into two strands, take one of these, divide it again into three and braid it. Do the same with the second length. When you are braiding these, try to do so off to the side, so the right braid keeps to the right and vice versa. This just helps them to hang better. While you do the second braid you can either clip off the end of the first, or ask your daughter to hold it for you.
Once both braids are done, loop them over the pony to each side – what I mean here, really, is just to pull them to either side of the pony knot so as to create that heart shape – and tie off with an elastic. You can make it prettier with a piece of ribbon if this calls to you…
13 Mar 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Blog, Child, Cute Girl's Hair, French braid, School, Squidge
Still hot with inspiration, I decided to copy some of the ideas from other cute girl’s hairstyle blogs on the net and incorporate them into my own design. As there are so many incredibly talented people doing girls hair out there, this idea is definitely not original, but I am pretty proud of it nonetheless.
For this hairdo you’ll need your rat tail comb, spray (water or detangler), a brush and four hairbands. I use the tiny black ones that you get in a pack of about 50 from Boots. They cost about £1 and are fabulously stretchy.
Brush the hair until it is straight and knot free, then divide the hair across the top from the top of the left ear to the top of the right. Then part the hair again down the middle from the forehead to the base. Clip off each section as you go. You should now have four sections.
Starting at the top of the right section, French braid the hair for about 1/3 of the way until you have run out of hair to slip into the braid and then finish off by plaiting to the end.
Tie it off with an elastic and then take the hair that is clipped apart below and, using the plait as one strand, proceed to braid the hair again until the plait runs to the end. The side should now look like this:
I am willing to bet that my explanation was a bit sketchy so hopefully that pic gives you a better idea. Essentially you are using one plait to make another and creating a double braid look that’s quite funky.
Now, repeat the process on the other side so that it looks like this:
Ta da! You’re done! You have a really cute girls hairstyle that will take you about 10 minutes to complete and that looks really fabby for the school run. It is also really robust as this is the only style that has withstood the drama of the day!
28 Feb 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Child, Cute Girl's Hair, French braid, School, Squidge
Sorry, how could I resist a Grapes of Wrath reference, especially since this hairdo really does have that bunch of grapes look to it. This cute girl’s hairdo is also from Adopt A Do and is dead easy. Honestly, a blindfolded frog hopped up (hur hur) on caffeine could put this one together. That’s my kind of style…
Squidge was really ill last week. Not “collapse in a heap and drool” sick, thank goodness, but she did have a nasty ear infection and a roaring temperature. This was a week where we did no hair but plenty of cuddling. And where we decided that we would stick to our goal of doing one funky hair do a day, on school days only, and that we would try and do all the hairstyles on each website we have found with cute girls hairstyles.
So, that means we are sticking to Adopt A Do until we have tried every fabulous hairdo Mindy has created and then we will amble on to someone else. OK, so, back to the hair.
This hairstyle snuck up onto the site while we were battling the germs. Or I missed it before and only found it after. Either way, we both took one look at it and went, “Yeah!”. What a style to celebrate her return to school, hey?
Squidge’s hair is fine, as I mentioned before, so we tend to struggle with hairstyles that flourish with thick hair. This is one “do” that sort of didn’t work for us at first. If your little one has fine hair, then I recommend reducing the number of sections from five to four. It just means that each braid is a bit thicker. Have fun!
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.
20 Feb 2012
in Little Diva Tags: Child, Cute Hairstyles, French braid, Hair, Inspired by Movies, School, Squidge
Have you read The Hunger Games yet? Oh man, if you enjoy a fast paced, sci-fi-esque read, then this book should be in your paws right now. I didn’t want to read it, I thought it was too close to Battle Royale for it to be original, but I ended up eating my socks. Similar idea, completely different implementation with superb imagery.
So, for our first Little Diva post, we decided (Squidge and I) to do the hairstyle from the Hunger Games. I cannot claim credit for this, though. I have become a faithful follower of Adopt A Do and love this woman’s incredible talent. None of our hairstyles match hers but Squidge and I keep trying, one day ours will look as good!
We decided that we are going to try and do a funky, crazy, exciting hairstyle every school day for a year. Sometimes they will be repeated so we won’t show those, we will just show off the hairstyles that made it onto the school yard.
Our Katniss braid went the wrong way...
Some will come with instructions specifically suited to Squidge’s curly, fine hair. Others will simply direct you to the place where I was guided, expertly, by these amazing mums who create cute hairstyles for girls…
This particular hairstyle works really well with curly hair but I do advise you to spray it with a bit of water or detangler first. I use the Vosene detangler as it comes with built-in anti-nit stuff and it is really, really good at its job.