I think we've both been going through withdrawls not posting anything too "special" since school started. This was just the weekend fix we needed!
Recently I had one of our readers/friends (Bree) give me a challenge to come up with a "custom flower girl hairdo." Bree's sister is getting married at the end of this month and Bree's little girl is going to be the flower girl. How fun!
She wanted something unique and new. Something fresh and funky! The main stipulation was that there was to be NO french braiding allowed as Bree doesn't know how to french braid. And, she wanted the hair mostly down.
Well GEESH, what a fun challenge! Here's what we came up with. Could you picture THIS walking down the aisle?
Here's how......Start by parting out a section in front with 3 pull throughs behind, like this....... Next, make a half pony under the pull throughs (including the "bangs" in the front.) I added those bobby pins to keep the hair where I wanted it. I think they look cute just as they are, adding some "messy type flair." But if you don't like them, you could put a flower/bow there, or some kind of fancy clip.
Just another shot of what it should look like at this point.Ok, this next part is easier than it looks (I promise!) And there isn't any science to it. Split each of the pull though ponytails in half (6 total) and twist the cRaP out of each piece. When you get each piece sufficiently twisted, randomly clip it somewhere on the half ponytail with a little claw clip.Here we are with all the pieces twisted. There's no exactness to this, but I did try to get 3 on each side just for symmetry.Now, to hide that elastic. I just took a little piece of the hair in the pony, twisted it, then wrapped it around the elastic a couple times. Tie it off with another clear elastic around the bottom of the twist. (You can see it peeking through on this picture.) At this point, I adjusted a few twists that seemed "not quite right" and went to town curling her hair. I just used a regular old curling iron and some generic hairspray to create these curls. Definitely not your Grandmother's flower girl hairstyle, agreed?