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.

 

 

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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.

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

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

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.