Simply-One-Sided

 

Sometimes what you need is something so very simple and easy to accomplish.  Amidst all the hustle and bustle of life, accompanied with limited time, having to juggle the styling of your child’s hair can be added stress.

With a total of 10 cornrows, this simple cornrow directed to one side of the head is exactly what is needed to fit into your busy schedule yet grace your child’s head with beauty.

The most time consuming part to this style is the parting/sectioning, which I recommend to do first, band and get out the way, then all that’s left is to cornrow and ‘VOILA’.. your head is complete…SIMPLE’S!!

As with all my hairstyles, it is there for you to copy or adapt to suit your child’s face and hair type.  I braided the side together to keep it all neat, but you can play with this, depending on length or hair type, but you could also leave the ends out, or wrap extra hair around it to give it added suave…’hehe’.

the plan here for all busy mothers is that, I do the thinking so you don’t have to.

Now you can fit your child’s hair into your busy day.  Go on and give it a go, see how simple it is.

Be-Inspired.

Two-Bunched

 

So!  After an extremely busy few weeks, lets kick-off again with this well-known, well imitated and much loved bunches.

Incorporated with braids, cornrows, beading and styled slightly off-center to give a little complexity and some difference, this style is a playful, fun style to do, and perfect for school, or the occasional family gathering.  And as usual, nothing is complete for me without my beloved twists, to which the bunches have been finished off.   I believe giving a little elegance to the edge of fun.

You can keep the style exactly as presented here or you can adapt it to suite your child’s face shape, hair volume and length, by adding or removing the braids or some cornrows. Either way, you and your child will enjoy this hairstyle for sure

Go-on, Give it a try and bring some fun your child’s way.

Be-Inspired.

 

 

Hair Today!….

 

So, my daughter has been begging me to do a style that allows her to showcase her hair for a long time now.  “Mummy pleeeeaaasseeee” are her words from week to week followed by a long sad face when the words “not today” has been heard.

Honestly! I prefer to keep my daughters hair tucked and protected and apart from to reduce tangling and knotting, I am just not really keen on letting her hair out.  But the truth is, whats the point of having beautiful hair if its always tucked away.   So on this one occasion I decided to surprise her.  You should have seen her face when she saw herself in the mirror.  If a smile could express a million words!!!!!!!

I was going to use a hairband to separate the cornrows from her natural hair, but had a light bulb moment and decided to use her own hair to accomplish that look instead.  So after parting the amount of hair I wanted to leave out at the back, I did one massive cornrow.  Then for the front, each cornrow was completed using an elastic-band to secure them in place.  Upon completion of front cornrows, the open ends of the cornrows were then braided together from end to end.  No particular direction required, any way you want it to go is great, then tucked and pinned at the very back of the head so the hair covers it.  Undo your massive cornrow at the back, use your fingers to separate strands and VOILA!!!!!!  style accomplished.

At the end of the day the hair was cornrowed, we didn’t have the hair out again, due to the level of shrinkage and tangling, so indeed it was ‘hair today…gone tomorrow’…haha!!

Putting a smile on my daughters face was priceless, making this one day style was so worth it.

why don’t you try it and do something that puts a smile on your child’s face?

 

Be-Inspired

 

Cornrow Singles

 

Here is a hairstyle that will last at least 3 weeks for you, for all those mothers who prefer not to use extension in their children’s hair, but would like something to give you a break for a few weeks other than the average week or so, this is the one for you.  With an average time of an hour (depending on how small you would like it) the cornrow singles is a quicker way of achieving the singles look without the long sit down that comes with singles.

Finished with twists and multi-coloured heart shaped beading, this hairstyle is extremely versatile and is perfect for school.  Apart from the all down look, it can create some beautiful up-do’s as well.  The half up, half down, bunched and mo-hawk look are but a few styles that this can do.  This style can be done with a fringe as demonstrated in the pictures, or without a fringe.

TIP: – Always do the front in a way that will suit the face, which means be willing to adapt the style always.

Due to the styles versatility, I believe it will suit the majority if not all faces, will work on any head shape and will look good and full with any type of hair stranding.  Even though it will work best when the hair has some length to it, I’m sure it can be adapted to work on the shorter hair.  This will also encourage hair growth as it minimizes fiddling with hair and can be repeated as often as you would like.

The style does not have to be finished with a twisted look, you can continue the braided look to the tip of the hair, however those who know me by now know my love for the twisted finish as well as the most important fact that it works best on my daughters hair, as it aids minimal/no breakage.

Enjoy this hairstyle as much as I do and I believe your child will love it too.

Twist-Cornrow, Tucked-UP

It feels like it has been a long time since I made a post, life seems to have caught me up a little.

Well how about starting again with one of my favorite looks when it comes to cornrows, and that is the ‘twist-cornrow’ or what others may know it as, ‘flat-twists’.  The normal braided cornrow is the ultimate loved hairstyle, however if you want to give the style a slightly more elegant look, the twist cornrow is the way to go.

I just decided to do an up-do where I tucked in the ends of the twists with a few pins, with absolutely no real thought into the pattern, but the twist-cornrow is as versatile as the normal braided cornrow (meaning you can do any style you want).  I will venture to do more styles with twist-cornrow so you can have more ideas as to its versatility.

There are a few differences when it comes to twist-cornrow compared to the normal braided cornrow:

1).With a normal cornrow the hair can be quite short, quite fluffy, woolly or thin and it can still last a little while, because of the tightness of the grip in the braid, however it may look thin in its presentation.  

2).On the other hand with twist-cornrow the hair can still look nice and full, but may not last as long as a braided cornrow with short, fluffy, woolly or thin hair.

3).Also if the hair is very thick or full, it may not be a good idea to use twist cornrow as it may make the hair look too bulky and out of shape.

TIP: Whether twist-cornrow or braided cornrow, always make sure to wrap the hair for bed as it allows the hair to last longer.

This is a great alternative for the original braided cornrow….go ahead and give it a go if you haven’t already.  I’m sure you will fall in love with it as much as I have.

Enjoy!!!!

Be inspired.

Part’n’Twist Rows

 

 

This part cornrow, part twisted hairstyle can work for any occasion.  With added bows or accessories this can look awesome for special occasions, however left as it is, it can make a great casual or school style for your child.

I wanted to try an alternate style to the common two cornrows (side to side) that is normally done on kids hair as a quick night time or very casual hairstyle.  And even with that in mind that very common cornrow style can be made to look exquisite when the time calls for it.

So with that style in mind, I decided to do an upgrade (if I may call it that) to the hairstyle. It does take a little bit more time, but it is still fairly simple to accomplish.  I have used elastic band to catch the hair, however this is not what I always do.  Normally I use black hairbands, but I had run low and did not have enough.

TIP:-Please be very careful when using elastic bands, as the removal of it (if not done with care) can damage hair.

-Use hairbands where possible, especially with kids having fine or woolly hair-strands.

Once again the twisted finish gives it a slightly more elegant look, however this is personal preference as mentioned in my other posts (please feel free to browse through them).  But i’m sure it can look just as great if a plaited look is preferred as a finish, and may compliment the small cornrows added for effect.  The contrast of cornrow and twists however,

does work very well as is demonstrated with this hairstyle.

Overall, I think it looks great and I hope you enjoy this style on your child.

Be Inspired

 

 

 

 

Sweeping Cornrow

 

A very simple cornrow style with beading attached to the ends.  To the side really suits my daughters face.

TIP:  Always do styles that work on their FACE.  When it suits them, it makes the style look more appealing and attractive.

So if its not bunched or an updo or something like that, its gonna be to the side..(lol), and as mentioned before, the cornrow style has been finished with twists.

This style can be replicated easily, made smaller or larger or even to the opposite side and will work on hair type, head shape and most face shapes.

Style instructions: Single twists at the very back to the side, with the cornrows braided on top.  parting makes all the difference to the neatness of the hair.  A good comb with clean ends will be able to accomplish this.

Hope your inspired

A touch of class updo

 

This hairstyle was based purely on inspiration.  A huge thumbs up to it’s creator.

It’s such a beautiful hairstyle which ended up being done for a special occasion.  The simple mirror reflection of both front and back makes this hairstyle very classy for any special occasion.

Once again the ends of my daughters hair has been finished with twists to give it a fuller look.

This hairstyle, I believe can be done on any face or head shape and will suit all hair types.  There may need to be some length to the hair in order to get the fluid grip of the hair at the top, however I believe it could be adapted to work on even the shorter types of hair lengths with extremely long hair needing to be wrapped in a bun to still permit that neat look at the top.

Quite a few variations of this style could be created from this look, and maybe some time in the future (when I begin to run out of hairstyle ideas..lol!) I will do a variation of this hairstyle to give ideas to those who may want it.

Overall, I love this hairstyle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double cornrow side sweep bunches

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog.  This is the first of what I hope to be many more hairstyles that will be posted.

If you are anything like myself, you appreciate beautiful hair.  But i’m a lover of beauty in SIMPLE styles when it comes to children, and when I say simple, I mean, complex enough to look good, but simple enough to take out.

Most hairstyles I make up as I go along, however I find that there are so many hairstyles you can do before they start becoming repetitive or looking like other hairstyles..haha! so on a number of occasions I get inspiration from other hairstyles, which I then adapt to my daughter’s face, head shape and hair type.

Just as I am inspired to create hairstyles for my daughter, I hope to inspire you to create your own with the hairstyles that I post on this blog.

Hopefully you will be back to view more hairstyles that I post in the future.