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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

An Easter Dress And Fancy Easter Hair !

A Fancy Princess Updo!

Begin by making a ponytail, leaving out about an inch and a half of hair all the way around.Now make sections in the hair you left out all the way around her head. Make the parts however you want them. I did some triangle type thingys, but regular squares would work great too.Split each section in half.Take 2 of the split sections (next to each other) and twist them in the same direction, then combine them, (twisting the opposite direction) to form a small rope braid . (If you don't know how to do a rope braid, click on the link for a video tutuorial.) Do this with each section around her head and combine all the braids together with the ponytail.Take a section from the pony. Bring it up over your fingers to form a loop.Bring the loop in by the base of the pony and wrap an elastic around the whole thing to secure it.Repeat this step with all the hair in the pony, sort of working in a circular pattern. When you're done forming the loops, you'll be left with some ends hanging down. I just kind of wrapped those up and tucked them underneath the bun, then hid it with this cute bow (from All Things Ribbon.)

Adorable and princessy for a special occasion!

If you wanted a more casual look, you could use the same concept and just make a regular pony with it instead of the updo.
One of my very favorite things about having a little girl (besides doing her hair) is the whole Easter Dress experience! Every year I get so excited about picking out "The Dress." This year our dress is from "All Things Ribbon" and we both absolutely love it. We've had it hanging around the house for awhile and the princess has been dying to try it on. So, of course even though Easter is weeks away, we had to give it a test run! Then we needed some Fancy Easter Hair to go with it! (Just ignore the lovely colored dead grass in the background.)

Here she is all dressed up. She truly felt and looked like a little princess with this dress on......

62 comments:

  1. Just love it!! Beautiful! congrats

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  2. Cute, cute cute...

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    ♥Hugs♥

    http://www.thenaulutribe.blogspot.com/

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  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Did I tell you it was GORGEOUS?

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  4. I LOVE this do! I'm going to have to work on it to see if it will work on shorter/thinner hair. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

    Oh, & BTW, the dress is great too!

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  5. Beautiful, she looks just like a princess!

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  6. Visiting from SITS!
    My daughter will be pleased to know we will be trying out a new hair-do tonight! Cute!

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  7. Adorable! Makes me wish I had a girl! Maybe someday!

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  8. The Easter dress is just adorable. Thanks for the tips with the fancy hair ties!

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  9. I absolutely LOVE this do. I'm totally trying it tomorrow! Love the dress too!

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  10. Wow! You are very talented! Love the hair do! Very nice blog! I love EC~

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  11. This is very pretty. I love the twist's. This could also be done with the flower design I did. I will have to try that :)

    Check out my blog at....
    http://mycrazylife-legalchic.blogspot.com/

    Brianna

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  12. Perfect, we have a christening to attend this w/end and I will defintely be trying this on my daughter, she loves getting her hair done!

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  13. So, when you make the loops with the pony tail and secure it with an elastic, do you use a different elasitc with each loop so she ends up having multiple elastics around the base of the ponytail? Im new at this and technically my girls hair is still too thin for any of these pretty designs but I am practicing! :)

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  14. Vanessa,
    Yes, I used a different elastic for each loop. I suppose if you wanted to you could try and squeeze them all into the same elastic, but that would cause me stress! LOL

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  15. OMG!!! Your amazing, I love it! How do you keep your daughters put???? Thats my problem, it wasn't until this year she stopped letting me fuss with it. I'm lucky if I can get a ponytail.

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  16. Very Cute! How did you combine each section of twisted hair into the ponytail? Did each twisted section get a rubber band? So how many rubber bands did you use total? Thanks for the tutorial and I can't wait to try it!

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  17. This is absolutely beautiful and my girls would adore it. What a fantastic idea - thanks so much!

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  18. Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you! Lots of mid-terms and papers due. I cut a long rectangle of batting to line the sides of the basket-like a bumper pad for a crib. Then a rectangle or circle to go in the bottom. Then I cut a piece of fabric to cover the inside. Working from the middle of each of the four sides I hot glued working my way out. I did the corners last. Then to cover my hot glue and cut fabric, I hot glued on trim. As you can see my hot glue gun is my very best friend. To cover the fabric near the handle you will probably have to wrap the trim around the handle. :) Hope you enjoy. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

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  19. I found your site recently and Love it! I have a 6 year old girl and she went absolutely bonkers over the valentines do's! I know she'll love this fance easter style and beg me for it daily! Thanks for taking the time to show how these are done!

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  20. I tried it today. so.. it didn't turn out as nice as yours but.. still cute =) I have long hair myself.. I might try this one on me =)

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  21. I Love this! I'm a new follow and am so happy I found your blog!!

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  22. Waw, very cute. I should try this with my daughter. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. So cute and so perfect !
    I'm just amazed by your talents !

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  24. oh my god this is soooo amazing!!! hugs from sweden!!

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  25. I'm going to do this to my hair for Easter today! Thanx so much! I luv it!

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  26. I did this, and it was sooo cute! Thanks a lot!

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  27. LOVE IT my daughter is a 7 yr old redhead that loves it wild so we're working on some cute do's.

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  28. I'm really glad I found your blog! You do such beautiful stuff! I'm so hair retarded, that I really need this stuff!

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  29. Thank so much - this inspired me - I did my own modification of this style and posted it on my blog with a link to yours. My favorite part - it still looked great the next day!
    Amie @ http://funfrillsnmore.blogspot.com/2009/12/fancy-updo-for-special-occasion.html

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  30. i tried this for a resdiential i went on but used plats instead of twists. and i got a lot of good comments!!! thanks

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  31. Your daughter is a princess! She looked lovely in her dress; I'm not sure if I have ever seen a fancier hairdo! Your step-by-step instructions are bound to help...but not me, I have sons!

    I wrote a page called Simple & Affordable Little Girls' Easter Dresses For Spring & Summer and while every dress on my page is less than $25, they are all lovely.

    Brenda

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  32. I LOVE all these hairstyles! I've been trying to find some fancy hairstyles that i could use for gymnastics that would actually stay in. :)

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  33. That's adorable! I have a question, though. When you say "combine the braids with the ponytail" do you mean you untie the ponytail and re-tie it with the hair from the braids added in? Or do you leave the ponytail tied, and wrap the braids around it in some way? I'm puzzled...

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  34. I love this so much! I just did it on my own hair, though i changed a few things since I'm 13 so it would be less kiddie, it still looks great though! Your site is always my go to if I can't figer out what to do for school or church in the mornings! :)

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  35. Just finished this with my 3 yr old. It turned out beautifully!! We're going to a Mommy and Me Tea party and she's wearing a VERY fancy dress so the hair style was perfect for it! I had to change a few things. I braided each section rather than twisting it and I left it in a pony tail that I will curl once it drys more because her hair was too short in places (fly aways!) too make smooth looips.

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  36. I did this hairstyle on my neice but i used flat twist in place of your regular triangle thingys and it came out absolutely beautiful. The bun and ribbons are sassy. The only difference is hers is for st.patricks day and i used a green and a white ribbon. Its lovely!!!!!!

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  37. I like the step by step directions with visual pictures. It's going to be so much easier with all that information now. Thank you for all your hard work!

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  38. I work in a children's hair salon in Ireland and we do parties. I have been on your website all day looking at your styles for a princess party we are throwing tomorrow. I just wanted to say that I think you are ridiculously talented and I hop you are making lots of money out of your talent:)

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  39. I am new at this and have been studying all of these hair dos. Love this one!! I would love to have a video on this because I get kinda confused when it comes to all the updo ringlets. :) Your little princess is a doll by the way! I have three boys and then a girl, she is five and we are still working on being still. :) Thanks for posting all these...it helps this uncreative mom so much! lol

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  40. Wow! I tried it on my daughter. Her hair is not too long but it still looks nice! Thank u! I can't wait for my daughter's hair to get a bit longer! She loves all about being a princess.

    My family blog

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  41. OMG!!! This hairstyle is soooo CUTE!!! I tried it on my American Girl Doll and it came out awesome! I just did half up half down instead of a full ponytail, and it still looked great! I absolutely LOVE your hairstyles!!! :)

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  42. This is great. I have 5 girls and your styles are a must in our house! Even our High Schooler begs mom to get up at 5:30 am to do a Princess Hairstyle.

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  43. this is the best website i have ever found! love the ideas, my daughter is bi-racial and a lot of the styles work great with her hair! good job!

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  44. I love this really want to do it for Easter on my daughter with very long hair... But can't figure out the ponytail loops.... Help???

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  45. Este peinado es excelente para todo tipo de ocasión . Que hermosas quedan las princesas.

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  46. I love it because is for specials moments..bye...

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  47. Love this style. Would love to see a video tutorial on it as well. Beautiful!!

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  48. Ok so I have a gymnastics meet on Sunday (tomorrow) and I need something that isn't in a high ponytail because it falls out and it has to be cute and I love this idea but could I use it with another way to hold it up into a different ponytail? Any ideas???

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  49. Soooo cute! I'm doing this for my school dance:)

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  50. Just did that to my little girl hair and she's so on love with it

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  51. I dont understand the last step with wraping the elastic around the whole thing.....For some reason I just dont understand what Im wrapping the elastic around, I tried doing the whole pony but the loop fell out then, I tried just the whole loop and when i did a few it looked funny. Is there a video for this or could you describe it a little clearer?

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  52. Love it...got 3 girls with real long hair been dien to do somethin with there hair this great

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  53. I'm still in High School so I try this on my dolls and younger cousins but I actually cannot wait to have a daughter of my own to try this on!!!!! I love this hairstyle SOOOOOOO much! Hopefully I'll have lots of daughters who love fancy hairstyles!

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  54. I love this hair style. It was great for the summer because I did it and I was able to leave it up for a couple days. The best part is that it lasted in the pool as well. And it looked so great that we got comments on it all the time. Your hair styles are the best. Its part of our daily routine to look the night before of what hair style I will be doing my daughters hair. Thank you

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  55. my daughter Jayden and I just did this on her hair and added a rope braid in back before twisting into a bun it looks super good like a star flower in the back she is very happy!!! Thank you great web site

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  56. hard to do on yourself
    Any tips?

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  57. I am just 10 years old and can do this hairstyle alone but it takes time and I have done slight changes.Thanks for giving me anew hairstyle for my 11th birthday!this hairstyle looks great on me. it's just awesome.

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  58. Such a gorgeous hairstyle and I must say your super talented, but I was just curious how many sections do I make? All the directions say is make some sections so idk maybe I'm not smart lol, do I will do this hairstyle when you can get back to me on how many sections to make would also be awesome if you could make a video tutorial on it it's hard for me to read and learn easier to watch you and have strep by step instructions, thank you so much ahead of time I just love your site I do one of your hairstyles daily on my little five yr old :)

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  59. really beautiful, how fun for the girls.

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