Dutch Braids, and Pigtails, and Hearts…OH MY

January 30, 2018

Here’s a great Valentine’s Day style for you!! There is a lot going on here, but I love it! I started with 2 small Dutch Braids on top, then added a braid and braided Heart, and connected it to the Pigtails and added, yet another, Braid! She wanted braids, and that’s what she got!


The Dutch Lace Headband Braid

September 2, 2017

When Little Sis decided to cut her hair a few months ago, I was nervous that we wouldn’t be able to do many styles…boy was I wrong!  Do not be deceived by shorter hair, because you can do so many styles!  It’s great!  She does like to have her hair down most of the time, so this style is definitely a go-to of ours!  It only takes a few minutes to do (win-win) and it is just adorable!  Plus it is guaranteed to stay put all day!  Y’all know how big a fan I am of styles that don’t move ;).  Enjoy recreating this one!

Combo Braids

Braids and Weaves!

August 25, 2017

How adorable is this hairstyle!  I am dying over how beautiful it is!  I saw this style on my lovely friend’s account (Studio Hilde) and I knew that I just had to give it a go!  This does look a bit complicated, but I promise that it is a lot easier than it looks!  You know me…I am all about sweet and simple!  I also just loved how well this style held up all day long!  Win win!!  What do you think??


#StyleUp4School with Osh Kosh B’gosh!!

August 20, 2017

“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”


My kids are all so excited to go back to school…thank goodness for that!  They are so used to seeing their friends every day, so even though summer is great, it’s always nice for them to go back to school and be in touch with all of their close friends on a daily basis!  Getting ready to go back to school is always something that we look forward to, and this year was no different. My girls love going shopping with me, which is definitely something that I am so thankful for!  They love picking out their own outfits and I love to see what they are going to pick for the upcoming school year.  This year we have teamed up with Osh Kosh B’Gosh for their Style Up 4 School campaign!  We have shopped at Osh Kosh for YEARS, so it wasn’t unusual for us to go there again this year for our back to school shopping.  The girls had a blast picking out some matching tops, as well as some unique outfits specifically for them!  Here’s a taste of what they came up with!

Big Sis loves patterns, so she was immediately drawn to this beautiful shirt!  Isn’t it just adorable?!  I love it so much on her!  And these shorts are so comfy and perfect for school!

Little Sis LOVES butterflies!  So much!  I wasn’t at all surprised that she chose this darling shirt…it has her personality all over it!  And this skirt is so perfect for her too…seeing that that’s all she wants to wear these days!  Plus the colors are just beautiful!  I die!

Pure excitement as she heads to her first day of Kindergarten!!

You too can join the BE THE GOOD by donating a new pair of jeans in-store or making a cash contribution in-store or online at oshkosh.com/bgoshjeanius from July 25 through September 18. You can also share your “shop to give style” on social media using #BgoshJeanius!


And don’t forget to use the below coupon code when you go back to school shopping!!  Enjoy shopping for some of the best quality clothes around…IMO!  Yay!


Dutch Braids!

June 5, 2017

I’ve said it before, but my girls always, ALWAYS, request to have their hair back and out of their face.  I don’t blame them, especially big sis with her hair as long as it is.  Today I did a combo of dutch braids and I just love how it turned out.  I don’t know about you, but dutch braids are SO much easier for me…I don’t know why, but braiding underneath is definitely my preference.  SO…I started in the top right corner and did a dutch 3 strand braid that wrapped around her head to the bottom left corner.  After securing that braid, I took the hair on the left side and just did a simple twist and connected it to that braid.  THEN, I finished off the style with an dutch fishtail braid!

As always, I added a cute accessory.  Today I used a darling bow from La Belle Baby.  Go check out her store…it’s my all time favorite bow shop!!


Combo Braids, Pigtails

Summer Hairstyles that Stay Put ALL DAY LONG!

June 1, 2017

My kids are officially out of school and summer has begun…woohoo!  I love having my littles home with me 24/7.  Granted that some of them are older and playing with friends most days, but it’s still nice not having them gone at school every day!

My girls do NOT like to have their hair in their faces when they are out and playing, so I love coming up with fun and creative ways to keep it back and in place.  I especially like to find styles that are sure to stay put all day long!

Today big sis requested a side ponytail.  We had a bit of extra time, so I did this darling criss crossed braided style.

Supplies for Criss Crossed Braids into a Side Ponytail:

  • Rat Tail Comb
  • Brush
  • Spray Bottle with Water (optional)
  • Elastics
  • Ribbon

Steps for Criss Crossed Braids into a Side Ponytail:

  • ** NOTE…I started with damp hair.  This is totally optional, but I find it easier to do this style if the hair is a little damp, as it does keep the fly aways down and gives it a sleeker look.**
  • 1| Create a part on the left side of the head (or the right if that’s what you prefer).
  • 2| From the back of the part, make a part down to the ear.
  • 3| Divide that section of hair into 2 pieces horizontally (one section on top and one on bottom).
  • 4| Create a ponytail with a small elastic with both sections.
  • 5| Take another section of hair to the right of the first section and do the same thing: divide the section in half horizontally and create 2 ponytails.
  • 6| Repeat this 2 more times, so you have a total of 8 ponytails.
  • 7| With the last section on the right side, make a single ponytail.  This will be the side ponytail.
  • 8| Starting with the top left ponytail, the one closest to the left eye, make a braid and connect it with an elastic it to the right bottom ponytail right next to it.
  • 9| Take the bottom left ponytail and make a braid, then connect it with an elastic to the right top ponytail right next to it.
  • 10| Repeat this until you reach the side ponytail on the far right.
  • 11| Add a ribbon and make a braid out of the final ponytail to create the side braid.

For little sis, she wanted pigtails, per the norm ;).  She LOVES pigtails so much, which I totally don’t mind because pigtails on little girls are my favorite!  Today I did this darling Chevron style with braids and rope twists.  It super easy and, again, is sure to stay put all day long.

Supplies for the Chevron into Pigtails style:

  • Rat Tail Comb
  • Brush
  • Spray Bottle with Water (optional)
  • Elastics
  • Ribbon or Bow (optional)

Steps for the Chevron into Pigtails style:

  • ** NOTE…I started with damp hair.  This is totally optional, but I find it easier to do this style if the hair is a little damp, as it does keep the fly aways down and gives it a sleeker look.**
  • 1| With your comb, make a square part on the top of the head.
  • 2| Clip off or put an elastic in the hair that remains down so that it doesn’t get in the way.
  • 3| At the front of the square section, make a horizontal part about 1″ back from the front of the head and secure it in the middle with an elastic to create a small ponytail.
  • 4| Repeat the above step and create 2 more ponytails.  So you now have 3 ponytails.
  • 5| Take down the remaining hair and make a part down the middle of the head from the back of the square section to the nape of the neck.
  • 6| Secure each section with an elastic to create the 2 pigtails.
  • 7| Go to the 3 ponytails on the top of the head.  Split each section into 2 and do a braid in each section on the right and secure it to the ponytail on the right.
    • I typically do one braid and use a clip to hold it in place until the other 2 braids are done.  Then I secure them all together with one elastic to the ponytail.
  • 8| Do the same thing with the left half of each ponytail…braid each piece and secure it to the left ponytail.
  • 9| Add a ribbon or bow.

I hope that you try these styles out for yourself!  They are both fairly easy to do and so worth the time!  Enjoy recreating!!

I post new hairstyles DAILY on my Instagram and Facebook accounts.  Go check them out, and please tag me if you recreate any of the styles that I post.  I would LOVE to see your recreations!


If you are looking for some great hair inspiration (aren’t we all), check out my Tangled and True Hair Feature account on Instagram and Facebook!


Hearts, Holiday

Doily Heart Hairstyle

January 19, 2017

Oh how I love heart hairstyles! My girls and I are loving coming up with new styles to share this year, and I think that this is our new favorite! This style is so easy to do (definitely a beginner style) and it’s perfect for school as it stays in place all day long! Add this one to your list…I promise you’ll love it!  

Faux Fishtail, Flips

Flip Through into Faux Fishtail Braid

August 24, 2016

This style took me 5 minutes to do…no joke!  It is such a great style for busy school mornings when you are short on time and need to get out the door!  Flip Throughs (or Topsy Tail flips) are so easy to do and really makes the style pop, as well as keep it really secure.  I finished this with a Faux Fishtail braid, which is, essentially, just lots of flips that look like a fishtail braid.  Fishtails are definitely one of the longest braids to do, yet they are one of my favorites in terms of looks.  So this is a great alternative when you’re in a rush.  I hope you enjoy recreating this one…it’s a keeper for sure!leah 082316

Here’s the link for the Topsy Tail that I used to do this style:

Hair Down

Waterfall Braid / Ele Story Dress

August 18, 2016

My girls definitely prefer to have their hair up and out of their face, but it’s always fun when they want to have it down and to do styles like this!  The Waterfall Braid really is such a beautiful and unique style that is surprisingly easy to do!  It is perfect for keeping the hair out of their face and has such a great look to it.  Big sis is wearing a beautiful violet dress by Ele Story that is definitely one of the prettiest dresses that I have ever seen!  It is made with a really light weight and durable material that makes it really comfortable for my girls to wear.  Plus we get SO many compliments whenever they wear it.  Ele Story has so many dresses to choose from…go and check out their site and Instagram account to see more!

See below for a FULL tutorial with commentary for this style. Enjoy recreating!

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