30 Ocak 2012 Pazartesi

Cupid's Heart

We have come up with a new hairstyle that is perfect for Valentines Day.  We call is "Cupid's Heart" and it is VERY easy - don't let the pictures fool you!  :)
Start with wet hair.  It will not hold nearly as well if the hair is not wet.  Create a part directly down the middle of the head so that you now have two equal sections. 
Using a rat-tailed comb you will create half of a heart on the left side of the part.  (We started the inside of our heart about 3.5 inches back from her bang line.)  The half-heart will start and end right on the middle part.  Comb the hair outside of the heart down an have your princess hold the hair that is inside the heart.  Now move over to the right side and create the other half of your heart.  It needs to be a mirror image of the left side so make sure you take your time and really have it look nice.  Make sure that all of the hair outside of the heart is combed down and then tightly smooth out all of the hair inside the hear and combine it right in the middle with an elastic to create one ponytail.  You should be able to see your heart-part really nicely now.  The hair outside of the parts should still be divided into two sides with that original middle part.  Go ahead and divide your ponytail into two equal halves as well, one for each side.  Temporarily tie off the right side (ponytail and hair) with an elastic so that you can work on the left side without that hair getting mixed in. 
Start on the top-middle part of your heart and begin french braiding by gathering three small sections from the hair not inside the heart.  Gather hair into your braid each time you plate. 
The outside will be gathered from the hair that is loose and the inside will be gathered from the ponytail.  Have your braid lie directly on the hear part so that you can keep the shape that you want.  Continue gathering hair all the way down that half of the heart and tie it into a temporary elastic when you finish at the nape of the neck. 
 Move over to the right side and repeat the steps.  When all of the hair is gathered and you are down at the bottom of the head, remove your temporary elastic from the left side and combine both sides together in one final elastic. 
 You can finish off that new ponytail however you like but we have chose to do a Quad Braid here.  (You can find the video for a Quad Braid here.)  Add some fun Valentines hair clips and give it a good spray with hairspray. 
It takes a good 15-20 minutes to complete but the idea is quite simple.  :)   

29 Ocak 2012 Pazar

wig from primark.

That is when I put on a wig and act in front of my mirror pretending to be somebody else.

28 Ocak 2012 Cumartesi

Hi, so there I was kinda of bored drinking red wine. When I decided to search my name on google. I found a lot of pictures of mine and I found this blog http://steffanypublicdiary.piczo.com/ and I wanted to post here that.. THAT IS NOT MY BLOG , I don't blog at PICZO it is someone else, simply reposting things from here there. I actually believe that most people that like this blog http://steffanypublicdiary.piczo.com/ have no idea that it is not actually mine.. this is starting to sound very confusing. However I wanted to let you readers know. yeah! ( Im still quite surprised how people waste time, reposting my stuffff hahah) geez

27 Ocak 2012 Cuma

Friday's Film: 7-Strand Braids

You may have noticed a couple new things on our sidebar.  We now have links to our Facebook page and our Pinterest page.    Pinterest is particularly fun because it allows you to pin the hairstyles that you are interested in and then you have a quick reference when you're stumped on what to do in the mornings.  Hopefully these with both be helpful links for you!
The hairstyles for today are ones that we have done before but did not have videos for.  We got a request for a 7-Strand Braid from a follower in Brazil and I wasn't sure which particular one was being requested so we made a video for both.  Keep in mind that working with 7 strand is much more difficult because there are less spaces between the fingers to hold everything.  I say "difficult" but not "impossible".  Practice a bit and it will become easy for you.  These videos will hopefully help you and not confuse you more because it is a bit hard to get the perfect angle with my hands and the video camera.  :) 

This one is officially called the "7-Strand Braid" and the original post can be found here.
This braid is a bit easier if you can do it without a full ponytail.  The more hair, the harder it is to hold.  Maybe try it with a half-up style as well!
This shows the braid up close and you can see that it has more of a weave look to it.

This one is called "Lucky Number 7" and the original post can be found here.
You will want to secure all the strand together at the bottom with an elastic. 
Here's a close-up of the weave in the braid.

25 Ocak 2012 Çarşamba

Royal Rolls

Here's a really fast hairstyle that is great for church or any other formal venue.  It is not necessary to start with wet hair but it will help the style to hold longer if you do.
Comb all of the hair straight back toward the nape of the neck and smooth it nicely so there are no loose hairs popping up. 
We have added this braided hair accessory that I found at Sally Beauty Supply.  It looks like natural hair and comes in a wide variety of colors to match every hair type.  It's also adjustable with an elastic bottom so that adults can wear it too.  You don't need to have it for this hairstyle to look great but I do like the little extra that it adds without the extra work.  :)   If you do choose to use this or any other type of elastic headband, make sure that it wraps underneath all of the hair next to the neck. 
Now gather all of the hair down at the ape of the neck into an elastic so that you have one large ponytail.  Grab your Topsy Tail and stick the pick part straight down behind the elastic.  Feed your ponytail up through the loop and then pull the hair through to create a Pull-Through. 
Now separate your ponytail into 4-6 even pieces and Barrel Roll them upward into the head.  (If you do not know how to create a Barrel Roll you can see the video here.)  Secure your rolls with bobby pins.  The Pull-Through that you created previously will help give some stability in the hair for those bobby pins to latch onto.
  Spread your Barrel Rolls out around the base of the head to give it a nice look and also to cover your elastic band a bit. 
Once all of your rolls have been created and are secured, you can add some hair accessories.  I've added some little flower hair pins that we made and you can see the video on how to make these here.  I've also added a couple flowers up by the headband.  Give it a good spray with hairspray and it's finished.

24 Ocak 2012 Salı

i am not the one you want babe, i am not the one you need

butttttt it aint me babe , no no no aint me you're looking for babeee;. Actually I wanted to write more in this blog, but always feel lazy. Right now I should be getting ready to go out, but I feel really discouraged due to the weather and my cat is lying on my legs, my room is a mess and I had candies. What the hell am I typing , this is so useless. -------------------------------back to my Johnny cash track.

23 Ocak 2012 Pazartesi

Jacob's Ladder With Weave

This is a hairstyle that takes a bit more time so it's not a great one if you've only got minutes to spare.
  Begin with wet hair and separate a small area next to the left ear that you will set aside for later.  (This will be the hair that you weave with.)  Now create a horizontal part all the way around the back of the head from the left ear over to the right ear.  It can either be right in the back of the head or it can lay a bit lower on the head - depending on where you want your Jacob's Ladder positioned.  We've done the Jacob's Ladder hairstyle before but I don't think I've ever posted about it so I will give some step by step instructions.  This one is a bit different than we usually do because it is positioned horizontally and we usually do it vertically. 
Start by grabbing a section from the bottom half of your part by using a rat-tailed comb to go from the part down to the bottom of the hair.  (Make sure your sections are not too large because you want to have a nice weave in the end and the more sections you have, the better the weave will look.)  Pull that small section into a ponytail using a clear elastic.  Now move up to the top half of your part and create a  parallel section from the edge of the hairline down to the part.  Before you secure that into an elastic you will want to pull up the top half of your first ponytail and add that in with you top section.  Now secure it into a ponytail and you've created the first rung of your Jacob's Ladder. 
We just finished a rung on the top section so you will now be creating another section on the top.  Pull the complete ponytail from the top in with the new section you just created and secure it with a clear elastic.  Divide that new ponytail in half.  Now create a parallel section on the bottom half and add in the other half from your very first bottom ponytail and half of the last ponytail you created on the top.  Secure it with an elastic and you now have your second rung of the ladder.  Create a new section on the bottom and pull all the hair from your most recent ponytail in with the new section and secure it with and elastic.  Divide that ponytail in half and create a parallel section on the top half. 
 You can see how I've created the top sections here and what our parts looked like.
 Keep moving back and forth from top to bottom with these instructions until all of the hair has been gathered over to the right ear and you've created several rungs to your Jacob's Ladder.
Now go back over to that hair that you section out at the very beginning and divide it into two equal sections.  Make sure it is still nice and wet and start weaving with your top section.  You will be going over and under the rungs in your Jacob's Ladder.  I used a Topsy tail to do this but it is not necessary.  Once you have weaved it all the way through your Ladder you can combine it with the top ponytail on the right side by adding another elastic.  Now go back and do the same thing with your bottom section but make sure to alternate the over and under with what you did using your top section so that it gives the basket effect.  Secure that piece in with the bottom ponytail on the right side. 
You should not have two full ponytails on the right side of the head and you will divide each ponytail into two equal sections and weave them all together to create a Flat 4-Strand Braid.  There are instructions for how to create this braid here.  Add a flower to the bottom of your braid and you're finished!

20 Ocak 2012 Cuma

Richmond Park what a beautiful place and for my benefit it is only ten minutes away from my house. My new year resolution, perhaps the only one I strongly feel the urge to make it happen is , buy myself a nice vintage bicycle to ride around Richmond Park. The day I took these photos was so bloody cold, it was annoying cold. At some point I just told my friend to quit the pictures and said 'lets get out of this place'. I could not even pose properly, fortunately I wasn't the one holding the camera this time ( Oh this sounds mean). However it was nice to walk around it.

This nice dress I'm wearing is from unitedstyles. I don't think the pictures shows it much, due to the cold weather taking pictures without my coat was a torture. I bet I will wear it a lot this summer though. The cool thing about it is that I somehow designed it myself, take a look at the website. You can design a dress yourself. Oh and if you do design and get one, please show me..