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.

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

 

Part’n’Twist UP

 

Laptop issue resolved now…whew!!!!

So starting off again with another beautiful updo for a special occasion (church, wedding, party, christening etc), this gorgeous hairstyle was accomplished using a previous technique of a part’n’twist hairstyle (please re-visit for reminder), designed upwards.

The style was finished using a bow to the back of the head, because I absolutely love a bow in the hair.   I might endevour to change it one day in the future cos change can be a good thing..haha!   However, any hair accessory will work on these up-do’s (flower’s, ribbon’s, clips etc), and you can place them to the front, side or back as I have done.   Alternatively, you do not have to add one at all, but you may find it gives a beautiful finish to the style.

The bun was tucked in just using my hands to roll the twists forward and using a hair grip to keep it in place, very simple.

Once again the fringe can be adapted to work with the shape of your child’s face.  I decided to give my daughter a front facing single twisted fringe as she’s always wanted one (a little treat for her and she loved it).

This style turned out much better than I had anticipated and I’m so pleased with it, my daughter looked awesome in it, and I’m sure you will find your child will look awesome in the style too.

Enjoy..xx

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.

3 Bunched Mo’

 

How about a stylish mo’ up-do?  Parted into three, with a brick layered effect on the sides and front, each bunch has been finished with twists and connected with the next bunch, to create a beautiful style.

It may look complex, but once again, this is really simple to accomplish.  When you need a style that works for special occasions, this hairstyle is great (which was the case in this situation).  However if you want that something fancy for a casual look instead, its more than doable.  The bows are for added effect, but you can surely do without it, or you can add your own accessories.

This style can be done on any head shape, with any hair type, but once again, there needs to be some length to the hair, if it is to look the same as this style.  It surely can be adapted for the shorter hair, and the front can also be adapted to suit different shaped faces.

I love this hairstyle and do it often on my daughters hair.  I hope that you enjoy the look on your child’s hair as much as I do mine.

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