Hair At Home

I know it’s Monday.  And I know I’m supposed to be crafting.  But this post is about crafting a cute hairstyle, so that counts, right?

I don’t just style hair at work. I do have two daughters, you know.

They are pretty independent, but sometimes they want a little something different. Even though I’m not a morning person, and I do hair all day, I still treat my girls to a cute ‘do every now and then.

Do you like I how I martyred myself there? It’s a parent’s job, you know.

Pooh has gobs of hair, just like her Mama. It’s gorgeous and wavy and…hot. On gym day, she likes it up.  Here’s something I tried one gym day.eviehair

I did this by creating a two-strand braid, also called a lobster tail or fish tail braid. I started at the occipital bone (the bone that protrudes slightly in the back of your gourd), and braided parallel to the ground. I kept adding hair from the top, then the bottom. When I ran out of hair at the bottom, I just pulled small strands from the outer edge of the right-hand wad of hair until the top was all in.eviehair1
I finished it by taking a strand of hair from the bottom of the ponytail and wrapping it around the elastic. I secured the ends with bobby pins, and she was ready for school.eviehair2

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Shockingly, it stayed in all day! Pooh gave me a thumbs-up that day in hair styling.

If you can French braid, that would work well, too. Trying different placements with your braids can revive an “old” hairstyle!

Tigger usually designs her own hairstyles, and directs me very specifically on what she wants. I think I might have a little protégé.amyhair

This is called “ponytail pigtails, but curled” (versus pigtails, which are braided).  I realize she didn’t invent this hairstyle, but she definitely invents her own names for stuff!

Snuggums has eyes; Tigger just likes to keep them buried in fur.

Snuggums has eyes; Tigger just likes to keep them buried in fur.

Meet Snuggums.  Tigger styled his ears within the first week of owning him. I’m not sure those things would come out with a blow torch at this point. Gotta love a lovey.

I’m crazy busy right now getting ready for a big craft show!  I have about three weeks to stock a booth, so I have plenty to do.  I haven’t added anything to my Etsy shop in a couple of weeks, but I can’t stress it.  I have ideas, I just need time for execution!  I’ve been cutting, sewing, cutting some more, sewing some more, and hoping for time to do something a little more creative.

Another wedding is coming your way on Wednesday, and I’m going to reveal the prizes for the big giveaway.  Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a great hair day!