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.

 

 

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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.

CrissCross

 

Happy New Year to everyone

I thought this simple, yet common hairstyle would be a nice way to begin the year.

It may look slightly complex, but believe me, its really quite a simple hairstyle to do.

This hairstyle can be done for any occasion, like school, casual and special occasions.  It can be done on any head shape and with any hair texture.  There does have to be some length to the hair in order to get the hair to cross from one side to the other, however making the partings smaller and thinner may be able to accommodate the shorter hair.

Those with longer hair can easily make the partings bigger without added pulling pressure to the scalp and the fringe can also be adapted  to work on different shape faces, but overall its a good look for any little girl.

As my daughters hair gets longer, I’m sure I’ll be able to get a more perfect crisscross pattern coming towards the back of her head, otherwise its a great all rounder hairstyle and I love it on her.

I hope your year is as you wish it to be and I also hope that you have been inspired.

 

3 Step Twisted Updo

When it comes to my daughter’s hair, I have realized that twists work best.  You will see as time goes by that most if not all my hairstyles involve twists.  My daughter has a full set of hair, however she has very fine strands, which make it very easy for her hair (especially her ends) to be damaged.  If I braid her hair, especially to the tips, I find that it is difficult to undo and overall causes breakage.

Aside from the maintenance of her hair, I find I just like the overall look that twists give to hairstyles.

Depending on the density of the hair, you may find it more appropriate to finish the look of this style with braids.  Some children have not only very full hair, but also very thick individual strands.  It may not be a good idea to keep the hairstyle as twists, because it may give an overall poofy look to their hair.

However for those who find their kids hair to be fine or be similar to my daughters woolly type hair, it may be an idea for you to keep the twisted look.  Especially for those who have fine hair as well as fine strands, the twists will allow the style to look nice and full.

I hope this helps those who wish to use this style as an inspiration on their children’s hair.