Showing posts with label Baby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baby. Show all posts

Oct 16, 2013

Candy Corn Hairstyle For Fall

 An "Elastic Web" Hairstyle Inspired By Candy Corn!  Cute Hair Style For Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Fall In General.
Candy Corn Elastic Hairstyle
Some of you may remember the "candy corn style" we posted several years ago on our Princess?  This has been one of our all time favorite hairstyles for Fall and I feel bad that we never made a video tutorial.  So, this is a remake for all of our YouTubers

This hairstyle is great because it works with short hair, thin hair, thick hair, medium hair, and of course, long hair. Pretty much any hair texture or length (and as you can see, even toddler hair.)  This is also a very easy hairstyle to complete with no braiding skills required! 

When we first did this style on the princess, we left her hair down and added some curls.  This time (on the pea) we chose to pull the rest of her hair into a side ponytail with a messy bun.  I love the look of the "candy corn" laying on the side of her head, but if you prefer, you could definitely start the first row along the front (bringing the design straight back to the middle of her head.)
Candy Corn Fall Hairstyle Tutorial

Supplies Needed:

Quite a few miniature, mulit-colored rubber bands (the amount will depend on how many rows of elastics you choose to make.)  We purchased ours at Walmart and the brand we prefer is "Goody Ouchless." We used orange and yellow bands this time.  Of course, you could add in white or brown as well if you want, as candy corns come in several different varieties.  ;)

Candy Corn Hairstyle Video Tutorial:
(Be sure to watch the end of this video for a fun clip of "The Pea!"

I realize that many of our Halloween hair ideas are fun, but might be considered rather obnoxious for certain occasions (for example the spider bun!)  But, I think this candy corn style is subtle enough that it could look nice even for church or school.  Most people would probably not even realize it is supposed to be a candy corn and just think it is a cute hairstyle!
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May 22, 2013

Cute Hairstyles, Shoelace Knot Bun And Pigtails

2 cute and easy hairstyles for gymnastics, sports, dance, etc. 
For short hair, as well as long!

"shoelace knot" bun gymnastics hairstyle
Hey guys!  Our video tutorial this week features two simple hairstyles made using "shoelace knots." These styles should work great for those of you with toddler or baby hair, thin hair and short hair!

 The first option (with a shoelace knot in the back and bun on top) would be a pretty hairstyle for sports, dance, swimming, gymnastics, figure skating, or school. The elastics help to hold the hair in place, so it's less likely to fall out of the ponytail (as shorter hair tends to do sometimes.) This is also more of a grown up look compared to the pigtail variation below. And even though my darling 2yr old niece is modeling this hair style... I think it would be cute on older girls as well as toddlers!

 P.S. The bun we used in this style was created using the technique shown at the following link:  Messy Bun For Short Hair

cute knotted hairstyle for toddlers, gymnastics, sports, etc.
Previously we have done a "backwards french braid" starting at the neck, heading up into a ponytail (or bun) which is a popular look right now.  These knots are a good alternative for those of you who don't know how to french braid, don't have time to french braid.... or you have a daughter who isn't very excited about flipping her head over while you braid!
shoelace knot hairstyle tutorial
I only managed to get this one photo (showing the top of her head) of our pigtail hairstyle, so it's kind of hard to tell what's going on in the picture above.  (You can watch our video to see the completed style in its entirety.)

There are many variations that can be done using these knots. If you want to leave the hair mostly down, you could make the 4 little ponytails on top with the knot in the center and leave the rest of the hair as it is. (Which is basically what you can see from our picture above.)  Or, you could put the rest of her hair into a ponytail, pigtails, or bun.  As you will see in our video, we actually made a knot at the top of her head and at the back of her head before bringing the remaining hair into pigtails.  If the hair you are working with is long enough, you could made a series of knots all the way down her head if you want to!

Shoelace Knot Hairstyles Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

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Apr 4, 2013

Messy Bun and Elastic Braid Hairstyle

A cute and easy hairstyle for girls of all ages.

elastic braid and messy bun hair

This style uses tiny rubber bands to form what we call an "elastic braid" or "puff braid."  This isn't rocket science, but very quick and fun.  I try to keep things fairly uncomplicated and simple while working with toddler hair. (Btw, she is 2 yrs old in case you are wondering.)

This would be a great style for dance, gymnastics, cheer leading, and other sports (as the elastics help to keep the style in place.)  If your daughter has a cute short haircut, but wants to put her hair up in a ponytail, pigtails, or bun... adding some sort of elastic design first will really help you.

messy bun

I have mentioned this before, but our "little Pea" has some shorter pieces of hair on the top of her head. Adding tiny ponytails (or connectors/netting/puff braids) work well to keep these stray hairs in the style and out of her face. If you are trying to grow out your bangs (or fringe) this technique might work for you as well. 
messy bun for short hair

One major advantage those of you with short hair have, is how easy it is to make a messy bun with your hair.  Making a messy bun on "The Princess" or long hair, can be quite a task sometimes.  "Our Pea" has the perfect length and hair texture for the quick and easy bun shown in our video. 

How To: Elastic Braid and Messy Bun Video Tutorial

Of course, if you are comfortable french braiding or dutch braiding, that is another option with this style.  I find french braiding quite difficult on a squirmy toddler with super fine hair, but maybe that's just me!

braid and bun

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Feb 6, 2013

Valentine's Day Hairstyles, Tiny Heart Hair

We wanted to do at least one Valentine's Day hairstyle this year that will work for little girls, toddlers, and baby girls (as well as "big girls.") If your daughter's hair is baby fine, thin, or on the shorter side, this cute heart hairstyle is for you!

Btw, all of the heart shaped hair you've been seeing lately doesn't have to be just for February and "V-Day." I'm thinking hearts in your hair would be so cute on a flower girl (at a wedding) or any time really!

 I think I mentioned before that "The Pea" had "cut" a lot of bangs (or fringe) quite a ways back onto her head lol.  So, I started the heart back a little further than I normally would.  If your daughter doesn't have bangs, you can incorporate all of the hair on top of her head.  Just do what works with the head of hair you are working with.  ;) 

To create this style you will need:
  • 2 small elastics 
  • Ribbon (we used about 18 inches.)  Of course, if you would rather not use ribbon, you could braid or twist the two strands of hair forming the heart shape instead.)
  • A topsy tail (optional.) We found ours at Hair Flair Boutique.
Valentine's Hairstyle Video Tutorial:
(Be sure to watch the end of this one.... lol.)

P.S.  Thanks so much for liking, pinning, and sharing our hairstyles.  We love seeing all of the support from you guys... it means a lot!

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Jan 3, 2013

Gymnastics Hairstyles, Twist Link Ponytail

A Hairstyle For Gymnastics, Sports, Dance, Figure Skating, Cheer leading, Swimming, etc.

gymnastic hairstyle
This fun "elastic hairstyle" is great for holding your hair back for gymnastics and other sports. We love it because it's quick and easy! You could finish this style with a ponytail, bun, pigtails, or by leaving the rest of the hair down.

This cute hairstyle is actually a simplified variation of one of the very first styles we ever posted on our blog (back in 2008) which can be found here:  Twists to the side hairstyle

toddler hairstyles

Of course, this style doesn't have to be just for gymnastics, it could also be a darling every day look. This hairstyle is perfect for toddlers and babies with fine (thin) hair or short hair and seems to hold up quite well on a busy toddler.  ;)

Our little Pea has bangs (or fringe) but if you don't, you could incorporate the hair in the bangs area into the elastics in the front.
hairstyles for sports

Gymnastics hair tutorial:

The tiny elastics we used in this video are called "Goody Ouchless" and are perfect for tiny sections used in making elastic net hairstyles (or as my daughter calls them.... spider web hairstyles.) The elastics come in a box of 250 with 3 different sizes.  We purchased them at Walmart.
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Dec 20, 2012

Christmas Hairstyles, Candy Cane Side Ponytail

A Cute Christmas Hairstyle For Girls
Christmas Hair Styles

This video tutorial shows how to make a cute candy cane braid hairstyle (perfect for holiday parties and Christmas.)  I'm loving this holiday hair style because you don't need to know how to french braid or do anything too fancy to create it... and it's quick.

Candy Cane Hair Style

We have had many requests for more hairstyles featuring our darling 2 yr old niece/cousin (The Pea.)  Isn't she just so cute?

Christmas Hairstyles For Toddlers
 This style can be done with or without bangs, and on short hair or long hair.  If the hair you are working with isn't quite long enough to reach into a ponytail, you could try making the candy cane and then parting out a small section of hair directly underneath, to add it into (similar to the way we did our heart hairstyle for babies.)

Candy Cane Ribbon Braid
Each time we have done a toddler hairstyle in the past, we always get questions about how we get her to hold still for a hairstyle.  The simple answer is that she doesn't hold still (as demonstrated in our video below.)  ;)  She is a perfectly normal (squirmy) 2 yr old, and we wouldn't have her any other way!    

Toddler Christmas hairstyles
Supplies needed:
  • 3 small elastics
  • Ribbon (about 4 feet) 
  • Plastic craft needle
  • Topsy tail (optional)
  • Brush or comb
Candy Cane Hairstyle Video Tutorial: Click here to watch directly on YouTube.

This festive ribbon style would be darling on toddlers, babies, little girls, tweens, and "big girls."  The Princess is planning on wearing this hairstyle Christmas Eve!

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Mar 8, 2012

Criss Cross Braids, Toddler Hairstyles

Toddler And Baby Hairstyles
Simple And Quick Criss Cross Braids

cute toddler hairstylesOur Princess likes to call this hairstyle "criss cross applesauce."

This style could work with any hair type, texture, or length (short hair or long hair, curly or straight.) It's a good one for toddlers or babies who have very fine hair and is great for keeping bangs (or fringe) out of the eyes. We actually do this style quite often on our 9 year old Princess as well, so it doesn't have to be just for babies.

This is also a fantastic hair style for gymnastics, sports, and dance. You could make the criss cross braids and bring the rest of her hair back in a ponytail or bun if you wanted. Or, you could add more sections and braids all over her head to form a spiderweb effect.

We love the "lattice" look shown in the photo above with the extra ponytail added in the back. But if you prefer (or if you are working with super short hair that isn't going to make it into one more ponytail) you could leave that out to form one braided X as shown below.....
braided hairstyle for babiesHere's our toddler hairstyle tutorial featuring the darling "Pea":

Hope you are enjoying our toddler hairstyles as much as we are enjoying creating them! "The Pea" has been such a patient little model for us. ;)
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Jan 30, 2012

Diagonal Flipunders Toddler Hairstyle and Updated Giveaway Winners!

A Quick and Easy Hairstyle For Toddlers, Babies, and Girls
This fun hairstyle is very easy and quick. Great for keeping hair out of the eyes. Of course, this style isn't just for babies. This would be cute for older girls as well! The Princess wears her hair like this quite a bit. With an added ponytail or bun, it's a great hairstyle for gymnastics, sports and dance (as it stays in place and holds up very well.) This hair style should work with short hair and long hair, fine or thick!

Along with this hairstyle, we are giving away a Topsy Tail and a Design Weaver. I realize not all of you are "Youtubers" so we are doing 2 separate giveaways (and 2 prize packages.) Feel free to enter both here on the blog and on Youtube to double your chances! To enter on Youtube, go here to watch our video and complete the entry. To enter here on our blog... scroll down for entry details under this styling video.

The "Topsy Tail" and "Design Weaver" we are giving away are both made by Scunci. The Topsy Tail is shown in our hairstyling video above. If you haven't seen the the Design weaver before, it can be used to add ribbon to many hairstyles and braids, or for weaving the hair as shown in our basket weave video. I have noticed that both of these tools can be hard to find in stores, it seems to be hit or miss. If you are having a hard time finding either one, they can both be purchased online at Hair Flair Boutique.
We will have 2 winners (1 on Youtube and 1 here on our blog.) Each winner will receive both the Topsy Tail and the Design Weaver.


Winning comment:

said...We are going to Disney for v-day!

Congrats Andy! (On both going to Disney and for winning the contest! Lucky you!) Please send an email to princesshairstyles at gmail dot com to claim your prize.

(Our Youtube winner has also been drawn and sent a message through Youtube. So, check your inbox if you entered on Youtube!)

*This is not a sponsored post. We purchased the prizes (which are some of our favorite hairstyling tools) to give away just for fun.
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Dec 15, 2011

Criss Cross Ribbon Hairstyle For Toddlers

Baby Hairstyles - Criss Cross Ribbon French Braids

ribbon criss cross hairstyle If you have followed this hair blog for any amount of time, you've probably noticed that we love adding ribbon to our hairstyles. Even an ordinary hairstyle or braid can become spectacular for a special occasion or holiday when ribbon is added! We have done many ribbon lacing hairstyles in the past on "The Princess" but haven't attempted anything like this on "The Pea" (up until now.)
ribbon french braid baby hair I know some of you may be thinking "this is way too time consuming and my toddler would never hold still for that".....right? I can assure you that this toddler is quite normal and doesn't hold still either! Quite honestly, this only took about 5 minutes to complete. The braids are only a few inches long and the ribbon was sewn in with our plastic needle in 6 quick stitches. You'll notice that my braiding is far from perfect and the parts aren't straight. But I think it turned out super cute anyway!

If you're not sure how to sew in the ribbon, click here: Ribbon lacing hairstyle video.
toddler hairstyle with ribbonI only used the hair on top of her head to make the braids, and pulled everything else into a side ponytail. You could leave the rest of her hair down if you want to (or if it's not quite long enough to get into a ponytail.)

We accomplished this hairstyle while "The Pea" was in her high chair eating and playing. I have found that it's easiest to get everything ready (elastics, ribbons, combs, water, etc.) before I start... and work quickly while she's distracted with toys or food! ;)
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Dec 12, 2011

Toddler Hairstyles, A Side Ponytail

Cute hairstyle for babies and toddlers - A side ponytail with "connectors."

holiday hairstyles for babiesMany of you have been asking for more toddler and baby hair style ideas. You're in luck! We'll be posting a couple of toddler holiday hairdos this week.... just for you!

We're starting with this fun side ponytail style. Of course, being under 2 yrs old "The Pea's" hair isn't anywhere near long enough to wrap all the way around her head into a side pony. So, I have split the hair into sections. If the hair you are working with is long enough to get into a little ponytail, you are good to go! This technique of "connecting" the ponytails together works great for many styles when working with short and/or fine hair.

cute hairstyles for a babyI started on the side of her head where I had parted her hair on top (the left) and worked my way over to the right. To keep the flyaways down, I recommend using water to wet each section as you're going. And if the hair you are working with is extra fine, a tiny bit of pomade works wonders.
lady bug hair baretteWhen I was adding the hair in for the last ponytail (on the right side) some of the hair from the front was not quite long enough to reach the elastic, so we added a cute little clip to help hold everything in.

christmas hair idea for toddlersWe used 4 elastics total. You may need to use a few more if the hair you are working with is super short.

christmas hairstyle for babyI think this would be a cute hairstyle for the upcoming holidays (or really any time.) If you wanted to make a halo or Christmas wreath out of her hair, you could bring the connecting ponytails all the way around her head. That would be adorable!
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Sep 22, 2011

Toddler Hairstyles, Elastic Braid Pigtails

Hairstyles for babies, toddlers and little girls.

We're doing another hairstyle that will work with short and baby fine hair today. This hairdo isn't anything unique or exciting, but oh so cute and classic. Of course, this doesn't have to be just for babies! Our 8 yr old princess wears this hairstyle either with the elastic sections alone for school, or up in pigtails/ponytails for soccer, gymnastics and dance quite a bit.

We had a few people ask about this hairstyle when we posted about The Rapunzel Wig, so we thought we better do a tutorial!
baby with pigtails We have found that elastic braid hairstyles are great for keeping baby hair in place. If she wears just a plain ponytail or pigtails... her hair will probably fall out of a style in a few hours. With some sort of elastic design added, the hairstyle will stay in place much longer. Even with naps and lots and lots of playing!
toddler hairIs there really anything cuter than a little head with piggy tails??
toddler hairstylesHope you enjoy our circus-like tutorial: ;)

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Jul 15, 2011

Toddler Hairstyles, Quick Ponytail Knot

The idea for this toddler hairdo (or baby) hairstyle came from our archives. You might remember seeing this 5 minute hairstyle on our Princess quite some time ago. This style could work for all ages, short and long hair included.

Here's the finished hairstyle, the hair knot:

toddler hairdoI love her natural wavy curls, aren't they so cute?!

hairstyle for toddlers
Since we have started posting some baby styles with our Pea, we've had a ton of questions about how we get her to hold still while doing her hair. This video is showing less of how we did the style and more of how this baby does not hold still. :) We really don't have any special tricks or magic potions! I just try to work quick and not worry about the details. Enjoy!!

A special thank you to our Princess for keeping our little Pea happy during the making of this video tutorial! :)
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May 6, 2011

Baby Hairstyles - Elastic Halo

This will be our last baby hairstyle of baby hair week. It's been so fun, we may have to do it again sometime! In case you missed the first few baby styles of the week, here are the links:

4 connecting ponytails
Criss Cross Pigtails
Tiny French Braids

We're calling this one the "Elastic Halo Hairstyle"

baby halo hairstyleTo begin, part out a small triangle in the back and add a ponytail. Split that ponytail in half and take half of the hair over to the next ponytail you part out. Leave the other half of the hair there so that after you go all the way around her head (and end up where you started,) you will have something to add the last bit of hair to. I tried to make triangle parts all the way around, but since I was working on a squirmy baby... they didn't turn out exactly perfect. :)
hairstyle instructions for babyWe sometimes joke that she is the "queen" of our house since we are always at her beckon call. So, maybe we should have called this the crown hairstyle instead!!
crown hairstyle for babyIf you wanted to, you could add a braid or twist between each elastic for some extra flair.
toddler hair with elasticsHave a great weekend everyone! And... Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there!
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May 5, 2011

Tiny French Braids - Baby Hairstyles

French Braiding, For Babies

I wasn't sure if our Pea had enough hair for a french braid, but decided to try it one day. Turns out you really don't need that much hair at all to make it work! I've found that inside-out braids are faster for me to do, so that's what I've been sticking with. Don't worry about making your braids perfect on a squirmy baby, that's just not realistic. Just work as fast as you can and hope for the best. :)

Here are just a few styles we have done using tiny french braids:

I think this double french braid is my favorite style on her!
baby braided hairstyleOne french braid across the front:
baby girl hairstyleA braid with pigtails: (This was actually the second day for this braid, it held up pretty well!)
tiny braid with pigtailsOne diagonal braid:
baby french braidAnd, a braid on each side:
2 braids
french braids for babyWe've had a few people ask how old she is; She's 10, almost 11 months right now. And yes, she does have a ton of hair for her age. Please please don't tell me she's not a baby anymore. My heart can't take that. :) They grow up too fast!
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May 4, 2011

Baby Hairstyles - Criss Cross Pigtails

Criss Cross Headband With Pigtails Hairstyle For Babies:

criss cross hairstyle for babiesSince I have about a 1-2 minute window to complete a style on our little Pea before she is done... I don't have time for step by step pics. This is the best I could do!

Make ponytail 1, then directly behind it make ponytail 2. Split ponytail 2 in half and take each half of the hair over to combine on each side with ponytails 3. Lastly, split the hair in ponytail 1 in half and adding the hair from each of those halves with the hair from ponytails 3 on each side, combine everything into ponytails 4 to form the pigtails. Whew!
hairstyle instructions for baby
baby girlNon hairstyle related, but don't you love these chubby little baby arms? :)
cute baby girl hairstyleWe'll have another baby hairstyle ready for you tomorrow, so be sure to check back. In case you missed it, you can find hairdo #1 of our baby hair week here:

Baby Hairstyle - 4 Ponytails
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