“B” is for Buzzy Bee … and our little “Bee” of course!
Welcome back to our next installment of our ABC/alphabet hairstyle series! Just a quick thought about these styles first …. I realize there are many different ways these can be done, but I decided to try keep them as simple as possible — using braids, twists, puffy braids, etc. to keep with the whole “basic & elementary” theme of this project! Some of them would look much prettier done with French braids, etc., but I realize not everyone can do those – so we’re just stickin’ to the basics here so hopefully everyone can do these styles. You can switch them up however you like – adapt them to the length of hair you are working with, etc. This is just the basic idea for the letter, so feel free to be creative & of course have fun with these! The sky is the limit!
Make a half pony, parting the hair from ear to ear.
Secure it with a rubber band – but make sure the pony is off center towards the left side of the head.
Divide the pony in half & braid both sections all the way down to the tips of the hair. Secure the left one temporarily with a clip & tie the right one off with a clear rubber band.
Lay the left braid down in the position you want and make a part that runs parallel with the right side of it. It should come “right out of the middle” of the 2 braids. Smooth the hair down underneath the braid on the left like you are going to make a ponytail & then add the braid into it securing it with a rubber band. This is the left side of your letter B.
Take the remaining hair that is hanging down on the lower right side of the head and comb it into a ponytail. Position it somewhere in the middle of the section of hair so it will fall correctly to form the lower loop of the B.
Braid that ponytail & secure it temporarily with a clip.
Now you’ll need some bobby pins. I find that the littler ones work well when I do stuff like this because they hide nicely in the hair. But either is ok.
Now it’s time to position the “loops” of your letter B. Lay the braid so it looks how you want it & secure with a few bobby pins as needed. If you’re working with shorter hair you obviously can make these smaller. Pull the end of your braid across the top of the lower braid. to cover the rubber band.
A little trick I use to keep all those pointy ends from showing is this – I leave it looped up through the rubber band. Then I tucked these ends up under the braid on the left and secured them in with a bobby pin.
Once the top loop is positioned, move on to the bottom one & lay it as you want it. Remove your clip & add it into the ponytail on the far left side with another rubber band. Add bobby pins as necessary to secure the loop as well to the hair underneath.
And there is your letter “B.” Looking at the pictures now I wish I had moved my bottom loop up just a bit higher and more to the left, but other than that it turned out great!
We decided it needed just a little something, so we added one of our old favorite little flowers for just a touch of color. You could also add one at the top of the B too!
Bee showing you the letter “B” in sign language:
One fun thing we’ve done as we’ve been doing these letter hairstyles is having it be our “letter of the day” as we do her hair. We make it a game to come up with as many words as possible that start with that letter. She also is totally into rhyming lately so we’ll also rhyme with words that start with that letter. It’s really made hair time even more fun for her. The best part is she is learning right along with it! You might try doing something similar too as you do these cute & silly alphabet hairstyles!
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