5.24.2006

Hair Today

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5-26-06 This is todays do. We call this the "lattice ponytails". I hope you are all having fun with different ways to do hair. Also, here is T's hair today. Two braids pulled into a bow. Gotta love girly hair!




Gabriela gave me a FAB idea for a post!!! Little girls hairstyles. I am so glad I had little girls, I LOVE doing their hair. These are my tools, a spray bottle, a rat-tailed comb (for parting), a short-pronged comb (perfect for grabbing and smoothing hair for braids), rubber bands, hair spray, ribbons and a straight iron. I am not sure how these will post on blogger, so please have patience with me.

At our house we call this first do a "knot". You pull the hair into a ponytail, make it smooth. I use my rat-tail comb and part under the ponytail, keep the comb there and pull it up. take the ponytail by the base and tuck the hair under the rubberband. Grasp the hair in the ponytail, separate it and pull it tight. Comb the hair smooth. I apologize for the blurred final on this one, M was telling me an exciting story with lots of hand movement. I will sometimes do 3-5 of these going across the front of her head.

Next is the upside down French braid across her crown. M has a definate part on the left side of the head, so a lot of the time we will start it there like we did in this picture.

This one is my favorite for camping. We will leave it in the whole time because it keeps her baby hairs out of her face. We call this "doo" smocking. You basically part the hair into blocks, band it and then separate each ponytail in halfs and add it to the next block.






-I am not sure what order these ones post in but the white dress photo is her hair pulled up from her part to her ear &
then curled with a straight iron. (to curl the hair, you hold the hair in the iron like you were curling ribbon on scissors)
-Two ponytails pulled into one ponytail.
We do another variation of this with two braids pulled into a pony tail or pulled into each other and the rest of the hair down
-Two French braids to her crown. I like to use the upside down
version on her hair because it pulls back all of her baby hairs, on her little sister, we use the regular version
-The pink bow photos is my favorite "doo". I pull her hair into two ponytails and curl them. I then take another rubberband and pull the ponytail through that again and on the LAST time I only pull it half-way through. I rat the ends and tie a bow under it.

The best tips I can offer are these:
-Start with wet hair, not too wet. That is why I have the spray bottle. It is easier to get it more wet, it is harder to dry it.
-Comb the ponytails smooth before you band them. I LOVE smooth ponytails.
-Spray the ponytails with hairspray before you band them, keeps the "fuzz" down.
-Part the hair with a comb. Brushes don't do the job like a comb does.
-Keep the ponytails close to the head. They fall out if they are pulled away.
-Use "ouchless" rubberbands. They are cheap enough that you can throw them away when you are done. See the below post on how to store them.

We do a lot more hairstyles than these. I will take pictures and post them as we do them. M was such a good sport to let me manhandle her head like that, but I didn't want to push my limits!

33 comments:

Pattie said...

I must say Steph, I am impressed! My girls hair NEVER looked that good unless I bring them to the local hair salon for a special treat. Those styles are beautiful...you have quite a talent. And your daughter sits still for that? priceless! :)

txmommy said...

what a lucky girl to have such a hair talented mom! Mine never look that nice.
Thanks for sharing.

Gina said...

Way to go, now I want a girl! I have always loved doing hair. I had a little cousin that I would experiment with. I always wanted to go to beauty school. Oh well...

Thanks for the green onion tip for Liam... will pick it up tomorrow. I already had the huz pick Motrin up today and wouldn't you know I haven't showered so I am goin' no place tonight.

Grammy said...

You are a terrific hairdresser and your girls are gorgeous!

I was never that great at doing my girls hair, but my girls can do amazing tings.

We had a family in our ward whose girls always came to church with outstanding hairdos. It turns out that their Daddy di it. He was a wizard with the frnch braids too.

Kara Elmore said...

Love love love her hair. But I must say I'm SO jealous of your #2 hair, because my #2 hair...not so much hair! ;0)

No Cool Story said...

Wow! that's cool!, I tried to do the "doo" smocking once on my daughter's hair and failed miserably :(

I'm not very crafty, if it has to do with glue, sewing or hair, I'm terrible at it.

I agree with txmommy,your girls are lucky.

EvaRob said...

SIGH.. Slightly jealous because I've got two boys...no ponytails to speak of.

handiemom said...

I love the hair styles. I will have to try them on my girls, but how do you get your girls to sit through it without complaining the whole time? All I ever hear is "OWWWWW! You're hurting me!"

Great post.

Nettie said...

Fabulous! I'm so glad you posted on this! After seeing all your hair thingy storage I KNEW you must be a master at hair. I've resorted to hairstyles they can comb themselves with my girls. But on Sundays and special occassions I may try some of these! Thank you for sharing!

Gabriela said...

Steph, you are awesome. I can't believe you did this post so quickly! Thank you so much.

I felt so guilty yesterday when Margarita came home from playing with a girlfriend and her hair was "done". Her friend's mom probably feels sorry for her!

But, now with your help, I am going to attempt some new do's (this is misleading, implies that we have "old" do's which is not really true :)). I'll post some pics at some point.

Thanks again!

itybtyfrog said...

Great ideas!! M's hair is getting so long I am having a hard time doing anything with it. It is almost long enough to donate! Maybe we will cut it off this fall. Millie is so patient for you to try all of those out on her.

Jettara said...

I envy your talent. I just let my girls brush their own hair. My oldest gets in to doing her hair into some really cute things but I don't have the patients to do that.

utmommy said...

I love the hairdo's. I'm lucky too, because my girls sit still so I can play with their hair. I still haven't mastered the french braid though.

Dawnyel said...

You are so talented...not to mention a SAINT for fixing your daughters' hair like that! :) I'm feeling a bit out of the loop tho...I have a son with buzzed hair...don't think these styles would fly with him! :D

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Wow, my girls will hardly keep a pony tail in for 15 minutes. They look fab! You go, girl!

bon said...

wow!

I remember the days when Birdie used to let me do her hai... but I was NEVER this cool. Now all my girls want is "plain ole'" hair.
meh.

Gabriela said...

Just saw your eyebrow comment. I don't know what to tell you, luckily Margarita's haven't joined yet. Plucking and waxing are out, too painful. One of those facial bleaching kits???? :)

I will be in Utah for a few days this summer. I could do something July 21 or 22. Let me know! That would be fun.

Lei said...

I LOVE doing my daughter's hair. Unfortunately, she does not. We'll see if Sasha is different!

Rachelle said...

Wow! That is great hair! And your little girl is so cute! I now long for a girl whose hair I can do!

Tess said...

I heart little girls with cute do's!! and good job on the photodocumentary.

found you through ABC Momma

emlouisa said...

Oh my GOSH. SO cute. This may be the reason that God has not granted me with girls. I wouldn't have the first idea on how to do their hair at ALL!

Actually, last night a dad of one of the girls in our Young Women class asked me if I could please braid his daughter's hair before her orchestra concert because her mom didn't have time and she was really stressed about it. I couldn't do it! I wouldn't have the first idea of what to do, lol.

I found someone to do it though which was good because the 12 year old was getting all teary. Poor little girl!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

Aaawwww - soooo cute!

I have a boy and my niece Julia is one and is still pretty bald. But I am so not talented int eh hair dept. So if she wants a simple french braid or pigtails that is about all I can do. When she finally grwos hair - will have to write you for help!

Nettie said...

Hey, just wanted you to know both my girl's went to school this morning wearing "knots" on their head. Thanks for the inspiration!

Gina said...

That lattice pic at the top didn't show the other day! Totally original... I love that one!!!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Gina, I just posted the top two this morning. 5/26/06 They are today's "doo's"

You guys are all so generous in your praise. Thank you so much!

smartmama said...

so fun- too bad i only have smart boys-- although they have a stinking lot of hair!

itybtyfrog said...

How do you do the lattice hairdoo? It looks complicated!

Stephanie said...

The lattice is kind of like criscross smocking. I need hair fairly wet to do this style. Start with her hair parted in half (this is where it helps to have it wet, the part stays better). Make two ponytails. Block off under one ponytail pull it as if you were going to put it into a pony tail. Take the opposite upper ponytail and join it to the new one you have made. Do the same with each side until you reach the bottom. You can make the hair look like it is really weaved or you can do it like I did it today with one "snake" running under the other. I don't really know if this makes sense. Next time I do her hair like this, I will post step-by-steps.

JD said...

UMMMMM. I need your talents at my house. I just really have some hair anxiety.

Has anyone told you how beautiful your daughter is?? She is a doll.

She is really blessed in having a mommy with such skeellz

Jane said...

I wish I lived near you, I would come over for some hair lessons.

I am so jealous, you do amazing things.

Loved them all.

Do you have any plans of visiting AZ?

Gabriela said...

More???? Wow. You are amazing!

Charla said...

Hi Stephanie, I'm Charla! I don't remember how I came acroos your blog, but I'm glad I did. I LOVE all the cute hairstyles. My little girl is 6 and she loves having her hair done different ways. Unfortunately I'm not all that creative, but I'm definately gonna try some of these doos with her. Thanks for the ideas! You're welcome to stop by my blog anytime: standingbymyman!

Sunny said...

WOW! Now my little girls hair needs to grow so I can try those out! Awsome!