A "Frozen Hairstyle"... literally!
We decided on a fun and festive snowflake hairstyle for our tutorial this week (since the holidays and the winter season are upon us!) This design is kind of a spinoff of one of our favorite updos that we posted on our site way back in 2009, the fancy Princess Bun. With a few slight changes and some added ribbon, this Princessy bun transforms into a lovely snowflake hairstyle!
This unique design would be a cute hairstyle for Christmas, New Years, holiday parties, winter weddings, sledding, skiing, and... all winter long. I could also picture this as a fun and different hairstyle to go with an Elsa or Anna (from Disney's Frozen) costume or dress!
If you are wanting to wear this hairstyle for dance, figure skating, gymnastics, etc... you could take the hair in the ponytail and create a sock bun (or any other type of bun) to keep it out of your way.
Also, for a more elegant look, you could curl the hair in the ponytail, or create a tousled updo with some curls in the center of the snowflake.
- Several small, white elastics
(We used 10, but it is going to depend on how many ponytails you add to start with.)
- 2 medium, white elastics.
- Claw clips, to keep things from unraveling while you work.
- White ribbon, cut into 2 - 2 1/2 ft lengths. (We used 5 pieces, but again, it is going to depend on how many ponytails you start out with.)
- Scissors, nail clippers, or a seam ripper to easily remove the elastics when you are done (optional.)
Just a heads up: Most of the styles we post on this blog are less time consuming than they look and rarely take over 10 minutes.... not the case with this one. ;) I would give yourself around 20-30 minutes to complete this style. Pull out a movie, snacks, game, or book... you are going to need it!
P.S. If you are looking for less of a winter look and more of a spring/summer hairstyle, this same technique could be used to make a beautiful hair flower! Just change the white ribbon and elastics out for pink, yellow, or purple. You will then create flower petals instead of ice crystals!