I’ve got to say that Hair 4 My Princess & I have been ironically on the same wave length or something lately with hairstyles …. so if this looks sort of familiar, it’s because she did something similar a bit ago for one of her Easter do’s! This one just has a few less steps.
Start by section out the middle part of the hair & making a pony. (You could part the hair from ear to ear & make 3 sections into ponytails – but this is how I started mine!)
Make the ponytail high enough that you can tuck the hair underneath the rubber band for a pull through. Check out our video HERE if you don’t have a Topsy Tail to make these.
Then make a pony on either side of the middle one and make pull throughs on them too. (So you’ve got 3 pull throughs total – across the head.)
Then divide the middle ponytail into 2 sections.
Take the right section on hair from the middle pull through & pull it towards the right side of the head to join with the pull through you’ve made on the right side of her head.
Start twisting both strands and make a rope/twist braid. If you need a refresher on rope/twist braids you can watch my video HERE . So you’re combining the 2 strands of hair to make 1 rope/twist braid. Tie it off with a rubberband once you get down as far as you can.
Repeat on the other side. Pulling the left section over to join the left pull through — to make a 2nd rope/twist braid. Tie it off with a rubberband once you reach the bottom of the hair.
I then combined the hair she’d had hanging down into a ponytail. Then I added the 2 rope/twist braids and used another rubberband to secure them underneath the ponytail.
Then I added a darling bow that my friend made for me …. you know the one … the one who says she doesn’t know how to make bows, wants to stay anonymous, but whom we are calling “Jen!”
But wait … there’s more!
Were you wondering if I’d changed the color of Goose’s hair? Nope. My darling niece, Miss Libby, with her amazing red hair, came with her family and stayed with us — so we had to get her in on the action. So if you want to add some extra fanciness to this hairdo – & make it extra princess-ish, you can add this next step.
She’s got some lovely natural curl in her hair, so I pulled her ponytail into a messy bun, and the ends just curl nicely out from under it without any help.
Then I took ribbon – with a safety pin on one end. And pulled it through the 2 single strands of twists at the top of the “V” of hair.
Then I started the “corset crisscross” as I like to call it. You just kind of have to eyeball it. Start with the one side like you’re lacing a shoe ….
Then go and finish the criss cross off on the otherside.
Once I reached the ponytail or bun, I wrapped the ribbon around the base of the ponytail a couple times to cover the rubberband and tied it in a knot.
Then I tied a little bow to finish it off. I tried different bows or flowers, but they all covered the criss cross look – so I left it with a simple bow from the original ribbon.
A view from the side.
And one happy little niece. Who can ask for more!? Thanks Libbers for letting me play with your hair!
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