Twist’Falls

 

Going out, need it quick, no time for cornrows or braids, but you want it unique and with some class.  Well here’s a style for you.

With a cascade of large twists falling to the side of the hair like a waterfall, its no wonder how it got its name.

Whether it lasts for more than a day depends on hair texture, thickness and length, and how well the child can keep it during the nights with a head wrap on.  My daughter is very responsible so she makes sure her head wrap stays on during the night.  Don’t ask me how, she’s not the greatest sleeper…hahaha!

Doing this style is as simple as 1, 2, 3, 4.  Once you have decided you know which side of the head you want the style to fall;

  1.  part the hair initially with the tail of the comb to get the outline, then using the other-side of the comb, neaten your partitions.  The neater the better it will look, then loosely band each bunch.
  2. Using a strong hair band, properly secure it to the base of each bunch.
  3. Do large twists on the end of each bunch.
  4. Pin into place…..and…….

Tadaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! hairstyle complete, so simple.  I do not use any gel or sprays, just head wraps, but you’re more than welcome to and it may even help keep it in longer.

In all honesty, I banded the hair too tight and by the end of the day, my daughter was complaining and then took it out….lesson learned and a tip for you.  Make sure when your banding, that its secure enough, but don’t make it too tight, otherwise your child may complain and take it out like mine did..lol!  And it looked so good on her too, well! next time ey?

Enjoy your day out, i’m sure there’ll be smiles all around.

Be-Inspired.

 

 

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.

 

 

FlowerPuffs

This beautiful flowerpuff hairstyle is a perfect spring summer look. And it is ever so simple to achieve.

I wanted to do something really different, and poofy came to mind.  So in case you’re also feeling like it’s time for a little change, here’s how to re-create this summer poof.

First divided the hair at the front of the head from the the hair at the back of the head.  Making sure to part where you want the puffs to begin and loosely band.  Now part some hair on the sides of the head, and loosely band, don’t forget to loosely band the back too.

I divided the front section into five parts.  You can make it more or less, depending on how thick the child’s hair is or how you want it to look.  Use a strong band to band the base of each section at the front.  I keep it all natural, so apart from a shear-butter  mix that I make for the hair, I do not use any gel for extra hold, but you are more than welcome to do so.

Divide only the top section of the front in two, then twist each one.  Then twist the rest of the other sections at the front.  Now use a strong band for the side sections then twist like the top.  Take one of the twists from the top section and using the same twisting formation, join it to the other sections on the same side, continuing to the side section too.  Now repeat on the other side using the other twist from the top section. then join together at the very back with another band and twist.  This will now create a twisted band around the puffs.

To create the puff look at the back, divide the hair into as many sections as you want, keeping each section as full as possible, and do a very loose twist on each section, the looser the better.  Now fold and pin each twist in place, including the twist at the very back, making sure you’re happy with each placement.  Finish with a flower of your choice at the front and…VOILA!

Style accomplished, very simple, and perfect for the sunny days.

Give it a go and bring some sunshine into your child’s hair.

Be-inspired

Crisscross Basket

 

How about a beautiful crisscross basket style to grace the head of your child for the Easter holidays?

Hairstyles do not always have to be up to be fancy, and this style not only gives a slightly complex look, it also looks very sophisticated.  Perfect for special occasions such as this and more.

Basket formed hairstyles are normally quite complex both to the eye and to achieve, so I decided to keep it in its simplest form.  Beginning with the first partition of your sectioned hair, band the bass and divide into two, then twist each one.  Now all you have to do is make sure you cross the rest of the hair over to the other side of each partition and band.

Continue this to the end of each section.  I decided to to section the entire hair into two.  If your child’s hair is thick you may want to have more sections.  However if you want to keep it looking as is in the pictures, you may have to make sure you get a band thick enough to band the hair well at the base.

Finally, once you’ve banded the end of your last partition for each sections, divide hair into 3 or more parts, depending on volume of hair at this point and then twist each one. the whole aim is to now create the basket effect end with these remaining twists.  This simply means, joining one twist from one section of the head to another twist from another section of the head and banding.  Keep joining strands of twists from one section to the other and banding, making sure you are happy with how it is taking shape.

Get creative with it and keep going joining one twist to the other and band to the next.  I directed the basket towards one side of her head, then when there was no more room left between the strands of twists, I did a large twist to complete the look and then beaded the very tip of the twist.

I’m sure this hairstyle will make your child look awesome for the Easter holidays.  Try it and enjoy your handy work.

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