Sunday, March 29, 2009

Prom Hair

I am not an acclaimed hair artist, but I have been daydreaming of this hair style for days. You see, my youngest sister is about to go to the *P*R*O*M* and as a big sister, it is my duty (and privilege) to help her get ready! Lucky for me, we live in the same town.

The only requirement is she wants her hair down. Here are some pics and tips from our experiement:

A few tips of how I did it:

♥Curl all of her hair starting at the roots. (We'll do tighter curls and more hairspray for the big day.)
♥Part the front of her hair and do a sideways french braid. Secure with bobby pins. (Is that ghetto)?
♥Take the sides of her hair, and do a "half up" style. Secure with a clear elastic. Pull down a few flyaways to frame face.
♥Take a small section on hair from the pony tail and wrap around elastic. Secure underneath with pins.
♥Take section of hair, similar to a checkerboard pattern, and crimp. I did about 3 crimps per section of hair.
♥Do small rope twists, braids, fishtails, and push up braids through-out random sections of her hair. Secure with tiny elastics. (I have been saving those little rubberbands I used to wear on my braces for nearly ten years! I knew they would come in handy for something)!
♥How to do a push-up braid: (see 3rd pic) braid a small section of hair like normal. When you get to then end, hold the middle strand tightly, and push the other 2 strands of hair up. You get a really cool pretzel looking effect.

This was just a trial run, but what do you think?

And the best part?
Her dinosaur footie pj's of course!
I ♥ teenagers!


Joyce said...

what a sweet sister you are! very you just need some hairpins :)

Ms Cupcake said...

Checking in from SITS. Wishing you a beautiful week. My best. Zen Cupcake

Two Happy Stampers said...

What a unique hairdo! I think it's beautiful! =)

Brinn said...

I'm liking it Rachel!

Emilee said...

This is such a cute style! I wish my hair was as goreous as your sister's! I hope she has fun ^_^

Brandy said...

I love the side braid in the fact I might try it.

Although it would certainly look different on a 33 yr old versus a high schooler, I'm still going to try it out.

fugsly said...

It's lovey, I'm definitely trying it out. Thanks for the how-to - I'm always rubbish with styling my hair :)

BrigaBauble said...

Ha! I'm 32 and I totally own a pair of dinosaur-footed PJs that match my 5-year-old newphew's. Ha ha

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