Chains With A Half Pony

Alright, we're back to chains!! I haven't posted anything with my chains for awhile, so I'm going to do the step-by-step again, to refresh your memory.

Part the hair on the side or middle, whichever you prefer. Pull the hair back into a half pony, leaving out two little pieces of hair on both sides of the part.
Now, I have to apologize for the quality of the next 2 pics. Have you ever tried to take a close-up picture of something with one hand, while doing hair with the other? Enough said....
Anyway, take the 2 strands from one side of the part. Cross them, and tuck one end through the middle like you are starting to tie a knot. Pull this down to the scalp. Do this step again, but don't pull it tight this time, leave a little circle of hair.
Repeat this all the way to the bottom.
*I've found a few little tricks to keeping the links nice and neat. First of all, don't make the strands too thick. It works better if you don't have a bunch of hair to work with. Secondly, drench the strands with lots of water, then take a little gel and run it from the root to the tip of each strand before you start.
Make a chain on the other side too, while you leave the first chain hanging. Bring both chains back to the half pony and tie them in with another elastic.Add a bow. And of course, some curls.Now, you may be wondering why I start these chains on the top of her head instead of in the front/side area. I've tried them in the front and it looks cute, but my princess has some baby hairs in this area that are hard to keep under control when they're in chains. If your daughter's hair is thicker, you could probably get away with it.

If you're having problems with this style and need more pics, go here. The pictures turned out better on that post!
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13 comments:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your ideas. How do you come up with this stuff??? Never seen it!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I oh, so love this. The chains rock & the curls are just beautiful!

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  3. I love the chains! I haven't tried them yet, because I keep forgetting, I need to add them to my to do list. They are such a neat idea! This is absolutely beautiful!

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  4. Wow. The chains look so elegant...and easy! You are so creative.

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  5. I love your chains- it was the first thing I tried after the first time I came to your blog. They didn't stay super well the first time. I need to try to gel them up lik eyou suggested. Maybe they'll last longer...

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  6. FYI- I did this to Samantha's hair for church today and she got TONS of complaments...or maybe I got tons of complaments. I was told she looked like a princess.

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  7. The chains are so cute. I'm going to have to try them. So - I bet we do live in the same town. Evans College is only in one state & there's not many of them. What are the chances of that? Love all your ideas.
    it's a girl thing

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  8. I have never seen anything like this before! Tried it on my daughter's hair and it looks GORGEOUS! Wouldn't that look pretty as basis for an updo for a prom or wedding?

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  9. this is one of my favorite hairstyles its so gorgeous! I try to do it on myself but dont succeed :( I'm just a kid and yet I ALWAYS do my have!

    I love your hairstyles they're so neat! Many of them i love but cant do to myself :( My mom doesn't do my hair :(

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  10. YAY!! I'm gonna do this to myself today!! So awesome!!

    Your hairstyles are so cute! A lot of the hairstyles are hard but I always try :)

    ~E&J's
    hair accessories

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