Monday, August 30, 2010

Hair that survives school - Part 1

I haven't done a hairdo post in a while (just a Curlformers one), so I thought I'd show you some go-to-school styles that we've been doing.  These are great for school because they are fast, they keep the hair off the neck when it's 90 degrees outside and they last all day at school.

1)  Topsy-tails all over.  You don't have to have a topsy-tail to do this.  You can use your fingers to push the hair through.  Just start with a few ponies all over the hair pulling through each time.  Add a little more hair each time and keep going until all the hair is in it.  I added a few bobby pins to hold her bangs back.

(You'll notice her shirt says "I'm adopted. Ephesians 1:3-14."  We bought these to help our dear friends raise money to go get their son from Korea.  They are there now getting him and we are so excited to finally meet him.)

2)  Double french braids to diamonds.  This style is much easier than it sounds, as long as you can french braid.  If you can't, you can put the top hair in puff braids which are ponies that you add a little more to as you go down.  Start with two french braids at the top and braid until you get to the crown.  Then take the hair and divide it into elastics until you have diamond shapes.  The pictures will show it better.

Stay tuned for more "Hair that survives school."  Let me know if you try any of these on your dear daughters.  I'd love to see pictures!


  1. You're so creative and fun and I'm glad she likes these fun hairstyles!!!

  2. No, I don't try any of these on my daughter as I am hair challenged. I can't even really do a ponytail well. Poor Kaylie!!