Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Shoestring Piggies

Hi, I'm a guest on here!

When my daughter decided to hack off her bangs, and some other parts of her hair, I was forced to take her from 'medium-length and kinda-curly' to 'pixie-short with no curls'. I've spent the last month and a half or so trying out hairstyles that distract from her atrocious bangs. This is one we've fallen back on a lot lately, it only takes about 10 minutes, which goes really fast when she's watching a movie or something.

Get your daughter's hair really wet. This would work really well with gel or pomade to keep the lines distinct, but I didn't have it on hand. Start with a square or rectangle on top of your daughter's head. My daughter has bangs, so we started just behind them.

Take the smallest amount you feel you can, horizontally across the front/top of the square. Pull it all the way to one side and pony-tail it.

Take the section just behind that, again, as small as you can, and pull that all the way to the opposite side of the head and ponytail it.

Take the third section of hair, pulled all the way the same direction as the first. Add the first to the third by pulling it over the second, and ponytail it.

Take the fourth section of hair, pulled the same direction as the second. Add the second to it and ponytail. Continue in this way until you've gone as far back as you want. I separated one section at the close-to-middle and did piggies today, but I've joined them into one and it's cute that way, too.

Add some bows, maybe some curls, and there you have it! (I did not add curls, since it was a 'stay-at-home' day.)

And here you can see some of her previous damage. Oh, and it's not really that uneven at the ears; she tucked one side behind her ear just before the picture. Goofy girl! :(

11 comments:

snozzberries said...

OHHHHH, I really like this one!!!!yeah, now I can't for tomorrow!!!

Emmers said...

Thanks Melinda! Very cool!

Joann said...

So very cute. Thanks for letting Melinda share!

Michelle said...

I love it! I may have to try this one for my daughter's spring pictures on Thursday!

Michelle said...

Well, I ended up doing my daughters hair in this style for her pictures today. It turned out cute! It took me a little longer than I thought it would (you make it look so easy), but this is definetely one that I will continue to use!

Jennica said...

I really like this one and will try it on my little one tomorrow, if she lets me.

Girly Do's said...

That's cute.

Chic-Clips said...

I love this one! my daughter just cut off all of her hair for locks of love! and now I am trying to find short do's can I add your blog to my side bar?

Laura said...

I really love these shoestring piggies, and can't wait to try them on my 3 year old!

Rachel said...

Cute! My daughter had that same haircut when she was 3. I think its called the, "please tell me you can make something presentable out of this preschool hack-job" Her hair has never been the same since..sob.

Rachel said...

OK, so I was just wondering if all those elastics break her hair. I have that problem, and even cutting them out does not really help and it wastes elastics! What do you do?? Or does that happen to you??