The 4th of July is by far my FAVORITE holiday! It always has been…probably because my birthday is on July 3rd and I always thought that it was a celebration for me! Ha! I think that the 4th is a great holiday to go BIG with your outfits, makeup, accessories, and, of course, HAIR! Here are some fun styles that I’ve done to give you some inspiration.
I have a thing for pull through braids lately! I love how it stays put all day long and looks just as good at the end of the day as it does when you first do it. For reals! Last night, I decided to texture her hair so that we didn’t have to do it this morning…it really does take some time to do! When she woke up, the texture was just as good as it was when I did it the night before, thank goodness! Her hair was fluffy like cotton…it’s awesome! Seriously, playing with textured hair is my favorite! And I just LOVE that the texture will last for a few days so I’m able to do lots of fun styles on it. And if I didn’t love this braid enough already, I love it even more with the texture! So much volume! It’s definitely worth the time to do the texturing, plus it is just so much fun…for both me and my girls. They love it just as much as I do :).
The last day of school is tomorrow for my kids, and I am so so SO excited about it! I am beyond ready to have them all to myself for the next few months. I have a lot of fun things planned for us this summer…eek!!
I always wanted my girls to dance…I was a dancer and it was a huge part of my life when I was younger. To see my girls twirl around the house daily and dance to any music that is playing makes my mama heart so happy. They are definitely my little ballerinas and I just love how much they love to dance. When I got these beautiful Taylor Joelle Designs dresses for them, they immediately put them on and stated that they were the perfect dresses for twirling! What little girl doesn’t adore a dress like this?! I just adore the color and design of these dresses and how perfect they are for my little ladies.
The sister bond is real! They just get each other!
Twirling, twirling, twirling…
I, of course, had to do a high ballerina bun in their hair when they wore these dresses. I just did a sock bun and then wrapped a braid around the base of the bun. So darling!
Little sis had her last day of school today…definitely a bittersweet moment! Why must these littles grow up so quickly! She has learned so much this year, but I am honestly so happy that school is done and that she is all mine for summer! I just LOVE having all of my kids home and all to myself!
She insisted on having her hair down, so I did some soft curls and a style that I did back this summer called the Feathered Elastic. Instead of connecting each ponytail going back, I split each piece and let half of each ponytail hang down. I love the look that it gives…so subtle, yet so pretty. Plus it’s a super fast style to do! Win win!
VIDEO TUTORIAL below. Happy Day to you!
The weather around here is FINALLY so nice and beautiful. It’s so wonderful to finally be able to go to the park more often…being outside makes my kids and I so much happier! There is something about sunshine, flowers, green grass, fresh air that brings out the best in us. Whatever it is, I’ll take it!
When we go to the park, little sis mostly likes to just run around on the grass and explore. I don’t mind one bit…it’s so fun seeing the world through her eyes and seeing where she goes. It really is the best!
It was especially windy this day, so we opted to just put her hair in double French braids, which was perfect for keeping her hair out of her face. Otherwise, her hair would have been everywhere. She is quite the girly girl lately and insists on wearing dresses or skirts. This dress from Loola Kids is so perfect for busy little girls. It is so so soft and fits her so well. It’s the perfect length and she just loves to wear it. Plus it is absolutely adorable!
I’m excited to share some more of these darling dresses soon. Happy Day to you!
I can’t tell you how much I love waves and curls in my girls hair that are completely HEATLESS!! I really, truly, do try to not use much heat on my girls hair. Their hair is so so SO fine…it’s crazy how easy their hair can get damaged or break. My go-to waves for my girlies are French Braids! Yes…so easy and oh so adorable! Sometimes I put French braids in their hair the night before after they get out of the bath, or I’ll do their hair of the day in French braids and then have them sleep on them. My girls are always so excited when I take the braids out and they have, as I say, Waves for Days! I’m thinking that they like them so much because their hair is so straight…it’s kinda fun to have some pretty waves that stay put! And, yes, waves from French braids do not come out at all…at least in my girls hair. And they have some fine fine hair, so I’m thinking waves like these will stay in most hair types. And when we do waves like this, we almost always leave their hair down…obviously…but I usually pull one or both sides back, just to keep it out of their face. So, if you are looking for some fun, heatless waves, then French braids are the answer. AND, if you want to learn how to french braid, I have added my video tutorial to the bottom of this post. It really is such an easy peasy braid…once you get the hang of it. And just practice, practice, practice…that’s the only way to learn :).
Here are some styles that we have done with French Braids Waves…
On this night, we decided to branch out and just do a lot of micro braids…the result was a wave that was much tighter. Kinda fun! But it did take more time…and my hands were kinda sore when we were done. But, it was worth it!
And, the next day her waves were a bit frizzy, but we just rolled with it and did this style with some texture. Her ponytail was so so fluffy…I couldn’t stop touching it!
The Dutch Lace Braid is one of my most favorite braids to do. It’s just like a regular Dutch braid, but you are only adding hair to one side. It’s a great style to add as an accent to ponytails or buns, or to do as a headband to pull the little hairs along the hairline out of your face. Now, I do Dutch braids a little differently than most…instead of adding a piece in to the braid and crossing it under, I add the piece in to the braid, keep it to the right, then cross the left piece under the middle, then cross the piece with the additional hair under the middle. Then I repeat and add in a piece of hair, cross the left under, then the right under, etc… Watch the video below to see how I do it. Enjoy recreating!!
I love how this style turned out. I was actually going to braid the pieces that cross, and that would look so cute, but I’m glad that I just let them be. I’m a fan of spicing up regular hairstyles in simple ways. All I did here was add two ponytails at the top, then cross them and do braided pigtails. It’s such an easy thing to do that adds so much to a regular style. PLUS, this is going to stay put all day long because of the elastics that I put on top. If I would have done just regular braided pigtails, then they would surely fall out! This is guaranteed to not go anywhere! And doing this on wet hair seems to make it easier for me, at least. It would look cute on dry as well :). Enjoy recreating!
// Wet Brush
// Rattail Comb
You can dress up a ponytail so many ways! I love sharing with you all of the fun ways to make an ordinary hairstyle a little more fun, and it isn’t hard to do! Little accents like this can add so much and it’s just adorable. My little girls just love it when we add little braids, or flips, or any accent for that matter, to “regular” styles.
For this style, I did 3 micro braids (fancy term for “small braids”) along her hairline, then added them to a small section right behind. Then I did another braid into a ponytail, with…you guessed it…another braid :). Love how this turned out! AND, this is a style that will definitely last 2 days. I plan on her sleeping in it tonight and wearing it tomorrow. We may change it up a bit…maybe do a bun, a wavy ponytail, who knows. We’ll see how we feel in the morning.
// Spray bottle
// Rattail Comb
// Ribbon (optional)
There are so many ways to spice up pigtails! I came across a picture on Pinterest that inspired this style. I just love how it turned out, but, I’m not gonna lie, it took a long time. Being distracted with 4 other kids makes doing hair a challenge, but we did it. Big sis insisted on me doing it, so she was pretty patient with me. She just sat and watched The Peanuts movie amongst the chaos. AND have you seen The Peanuts Movie?! It is so so cute! I love the storyline so much, and the animation is on point! I definitely recommend it!