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.

 

 

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.

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

 

 

 

 

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