Saturday, September 17, 2011

Shoe Lace Piggies {tutorial}

I don't know if you caught the end of my Birthday giveaway post that I would be putting up a weeks worth of little girl hairstyles in honor of Razy's Birthday.  Well her birthday is a week from today.  Yep my baby is going to be 4.  I love doing her hair and lucky for me she likes it too.  Many mornings I let her decide what style she wants.  If she says piggies I choose what kind of piggies but she get piggies none the less.  Same with ponies and braids. 
I am going to start off by posting a series of styles that work off eachother. The first is the Criss Cross Piggies.  We call them the Shoe Lace Piggies because they look like a shoe lace to me when they are done.
1.  Part the hair in half.  I like a side part so I usually part her hair at the side and then part it in the middle. You can kind of see what I mean from the picture below. (Excuse the cereal in the shot.  I do Razy's hair most mornings, before school, during breakfast.)
 2.  On the top of her head place piggies on either side of the part.  I use about a third or a little under a third for these first piggies.
3.  Take about another third of her hair for this next step.  
4.  Cross the right top piggy and add it to the second third part of hair on the left side of head and tie off with a rubberband.
5.  Repeat step four on the with the top left piggy.

6.  Take the new left piggy that you created and add it into the remaining bottom third on the right side of the head and tie off.
7.  Repeat step 6 with the right piggy.

8.  You can end here or go another step.  I think it looks super cute with curls.

9.  Curl each piggy and tie ribbons or place bows or flowers. Can you see the shoe lace look?

All ready for her first day of preschool.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a recycle of this hair style.