DIY Hair Friday NJ braid bun!

7U6A5184Happy DIY Hair Friday! I hope you are sufficiently full and satisfied. I know I am. To top off your holiday weekend of lazing about and eating and loving on your loved ones, here is a hairstyle from HTHG and NJ. It is a pretty deconstructed dutch braid bun featuring my favorite NJ comb. Here is how to do it.

 

 

nicvStart by doing a diagonal dutch braid. Secure the end with an elastic. Deconstruct your braid. Wrap your braid end inward into a loose bun.Tuck the tail in. Now either pin the bun into place with bobbies or use a hair comb to secure the look!

This holiday season, give the gift of beautiful hair. Buy yourself a handmade NJ hair comb from the HTHG shop. Check out this category for more HTHG and NJ hair comb ideas.

XOXO, HTHG

Fresh hair for the Mars.

marsMy Marley Mae Apple is 6 years old now. She is sharp, bossy, imaginative, creative, and thoughtful. She wants to be an evolutionary biologist when when grows up, but also a restauranteur owner and hair dresser and an orphanage director and mother of 15. I think she would do great at any of those things, but I keep stressin to her that you have to be a really good listener to be a hairstylist.

Anyhow, she has been experimenting with hairstyling on herself a lot lately. I let her use my hair kit because she is finally old enough to return things to where she got them and keep things semi-organized. 6 is a magical age. Here are her recent hair creations.

 

Perfect little lady pony haircut.

marsycutMars is growing out her hair. Her white blonde, spider-webby hair. I don’t argue with her, but I occasionally insist on trimming her up. Recently, she needed a good shaping. Here is how I did it.

Without taking length off, I reshaped her hair using 2 simple ponytails .It turned out swingy, sophisticated, and perfecto.

First ponytail was all the hair, brushed tightly and secured in the middle of the crown of the head. I combed the pony straight out to 90degrees and cut 3 inches off the ends.

Next pony was the whole front section of the hair from behind each ear across the top of the head. I secured a tight ponytail exactly where her horn would be if she was a unicorn ( which she basically is) and held the ponytail straight out at 90degrees from the head and cut 2 inches off the ends. BOOM! for more DIY ponytail cuts, check out this post.

XO, HTHG

DIY Hair Friday! Bored Socialite twist ‘n pin.

dream girlHappy DIY Hair Friday! Today is all about being classy and stylish and bored. My mantra for this hairstyle is All dressed up with nowhere to go. Because sometimes it is fun to have pretty hair and feel important even if you are stuck at home with a toddler.

This is a simple twist and pin hairstyle. You will need hair shoulder length or longer, a boar bristle brush for back combing, and a couple of bobbies.

Here is how to get this look.

Bored Socialite Twist’n’pin

lizaStart by back-combing the top section of the hair with either a boar bristle brush or a back comb.

Now section off the sides of the hair and leave them out for now. Smooth the front of the top section into a pretty bump and then grab all the hair in the top and back section together Twist them into a bun and pin it to secure it. ( Here is how to pin a bun!)

Now take one side section and twist it tightly into a smaller bun on the side of your big bun. Pin it into place. Repeat on the other side. Now definitely arrange your bangs and lady parts.

Have a great weekend!

XOXO, HTHG

 

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