If you like me, while growing up, practicing on your sister all kinds of hairstyles, updo’s, and salon tricks was one of the highlights of your teenage years. Fixing your own hair into a “fabulous do” was fun and easy. You got to attend hair school and learn all about hairdo’s and… wait a minute, that was not me! I never practiced on my sister’s hair. (That would have been a mistake!) I didn’t fix my hair into a “fabulous do” it was more like “please forget my do”. And, hair school, what is that? So, really if you are like me, don’t worry. I have learned some hairdo tips and tricks along the way that have helped me create, if I do say so myself, some pretty “fabulous do’s”.
So how do you get started?
Don’t panic! Wash, dry, try and if needed start over again. Practice makes perfect and, since we are not using super glue, you can always start over.
Have fun with it! Make some time for you and the “fabulous do’s”. Experiment and don’t be afraid to try new things.
And Before long,
Creating “fabulous do’s” will become a part of you!
I have learned that the essence of creating a “fabulous do” is creativity, oh yeah, and a little practice. As soon as my princesses were sitting on their own I began fixing their hair. Wanting to create more and more hairstyles they quickly learned the phrases “don’t move”, “look in the mirror”, and my personal favorite, “Beauty is pain. Suck it up!”. I remember getting frustrated with my crying girls. Hair time had to change. No longer was it going to be agonizing, atrocious, and awful. I was going to make hair time fortifying, fabulous, and fun. So how did I do it? With my hairdo ideas, tips and tricks!
Hairdo ideas, tips and tricks #1
Can’t get your princess to sit still for her hairdo makeover? Not a problem. Have you ever heard the phrase “a sucker in the mouth is worth elastics in the hair”? O.K., that is my made up phrase but it works! Get your small princess her favorite treat. I like suckers because they hold onto the stick keeping both hand and mouth occupied. Just remember to properly shield any princess clothing you might not want to get sticky. My trick for this is a small garbage sack with a hole in the top for the princess head and holes in the side for the arms to come out. This is easily torn off when both sucker and hairdo time is done.
Hairdo ideas, tips and tricks #2
For your older princesses, get a jar or plastic sandwich bag and fill it with get to know you questions. Anything from “What is your favorite…?”, “What do you remember about…?”, to “How do you feel about…?”. Take turns choosing and answering a question. You and your princess will enjoy “fabulous do” time together and create lasting memories.
Hairdo ideas, tips and tricks #3
Hairspray, gel, elastics and bobby pins are your biggest sidekick in you hairstyle adventure. Don’t be afraid to use them. Hairspray and gel will wash out. Bobby pins and elastics can be hidden. It is amazing the hairstyles that can be created with the help of these items!
Hairdo ideas, tips and tricks #4
Practice, practice, practice. Don’t give up after the first few times trying to create that “fabulous do”. Practice really does make perfect. You will become more comfortable creating different hairstyles if you keep trying to create them.