Double Ribbons Hairstyle

You've got to love the fingers in this picture. She really is a princess!!

Start with a part down the middle. Do your elastic braids on both sides of the part, adding in an extra elastic between the sections all the way down. If you wanted to, you could add in more sections, but it's much faster to just add the extra elastics and you get the same look.

I do the elastics with alternating colors to help with the confusion factor later, when I add the ribbons. Some of you smart ones won't need to do this, but it sure helped me!
In this picture you can see there are only four sections on each side, but six elastics. That's what I mean by adding in extra elastics between the sections.Starting at the top, thread your first ribbon through the elastics. (Notice that I only threaded the pink elastics here.)
Now, thread another color of ribbon through the remaining elastics. you'll be left with one strand of each ribbon on each pony at the bottom. I just took them and tied a bow around each pony (with a double knot so they wouldn't come undone.)
This picture makes everything look really crooked. I didn't notice it looking off-centered the day we did this. Just don't worry about making it look perfect, most likely no one will notice but you!Did any of you have those shoes with all the laces....(I think they were called "LA Gear") when you were little? I wanted a pair of those SOOO bad when I was in middle school. My mom told me that shoes weren't worth twice as much just because they had an extra set of laces. She was probably right, but holy cow, I would have had so much fun with those!! I guess I'll just take it out on my daughter's head instead.
P.S. I think this style would be so cute for certain holidays. You could use red and green for Christmas, orange and black for Halloween, red and blue for the 4th etc.
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18 comments:

  1. That is very cute and fun. I will definitely have to get some red ribbon now. (I already have green). Maybe I can do Brown and orange for Thanksgiving.

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  2. I love it! I have never tried anything with ribbon before, but I might just have to give this one a shot!

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  3. very nice! and yeah... the coordinating pony tail holders would help alot!

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  4. SO CUTE!!! I will totally try this one :) You are so Creative!!

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  5. So adorable! Your right, it would be so cute to use red and green for Christmas. Oh, and I remember wanting those shoes too! My parents just didn't get it either.

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  6. Oh yeah- uh-hu!!! Good find on that new blog. Becky told me about it. That is too funny! She sure admires you.... but don't we all?

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  7. I totally had L.A. Gears! But you know what? they weren't all they were cracked up to be, because the laces were SOOO long, quite a few times the laces got caught in an escalator--SCARY! haha :) BTW, that makes "lacing" seem so easy, great job!

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  8. Do you use a needle to thread the ribbon through the hair?

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  9. Erin, I didn't use a needle, I just poked the ribbon through the elastics with my finger. It might be easier to use a needle though, especially if the elastics are really tight.

    Thanks everyone else for your sweet comments!

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  10. This is very cute! Thanks for always sharing!!

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  11. You are one creative woman!! I fixed the links!

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  12. I really enjoy reading your blog. I get lots of ideas. Thanks for putting my store name up on your side bar. I really do appreciate it.

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  13. This would look really pretty with red & green for Christmas!

    I've done one ribbon twice with my girls & both times it was off a bit. I've also broken the top rubber band, that was fun, lol.

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  14. you are SOOOOOO creative! I have to show my friend Abby!

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  15. Oh how I wish my daughters hair was so straight to do all these wonderful things too.

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  16. I Absolutly love evertything you do with your daughters hair.but by far,this is one of my favorites.

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  17. I've never heard of the ribbon braids before until I saw this! Can you please put up a tutorial video, on how to do the elastic braids to go with than 'do?

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