"X" Marks the Spot...

Okay--- lame name. Beautiful hair do! Are you seriously ready for this?
It has been far to long since I posted or even had time to do a new hair do. So I had to give you something special. One more view before we jump into this one...

Have you said "wow" out loud yet. I hope so. Because this is a very long hair do to do. So get a good movie going and have a girl that has been desperate for a good hair do after weeks of daddy pony tails. Beans was ripe for the pickin'. So we attempted this one today. First thing you are going to do is make your braids. There is no reason to go all the way back. Stop in the back, but don't bother going to the very bottom of her hair. And to keep the other hair out of the way while you are working just use rubber bands or clips to hold it back.I ended up with seven. It will be different if you are working on a bigger head, or a smaller head. So don't focus on the numbers to much.Next you will add the ribbon by following this link. And on a side note I know some of my links from when I switched over don't work. I will be trying to fix those over the next few weeks. Very sorry about that. Anyways.
Pull it all into a pony tail. And for me that extra ribbon needed to be shortened and evened out a little.So I snipped it up and sealed it with a lighter. Be careful if you use a lighter at this point when sealing your ribbon!
And I made me a messy bun. Any bun will do, but it was all about taking this delicate thing and bringing it back down a level to being able to be played in and not drive me nuts if it gets messy. And why did I use black ribbon? Mostly because I didn't want this to be a eye catching out there hair do. I wanted the ribbon to be subtle and not too flashy. However when you do it you can do it in whatever ribbon you would like. Remember you are going to need about six yards. So have your ribbon on hand first.There you have it.
Pretty Beans and her pretty do.
A little closer look while Beans goofs off for the camera!
Pretty girl.

31 comments:

  1. I love that idea! It's so adorable. And I think the black ribbin is perfect. !

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  2. All I can say is WOW! Very cool!

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  3. WOW that's truly amazing. I love your hair style ideas and always enjoy learning from you!

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  4. Holy crap!!! This is amazing! I'm totally going to try it! But I think you're right (of course, you're right, you've already done it) it's going to be a long one!

    Super duper cute!

    (I just noticed that I'm echoing another "holy crap"!)

    Great minds that follow think alike! :)

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  5. WOW! Even if my girls would sit long enough the thought of doing it on two girls well sort of scares me. It's stunning! I have totally lost your personal blog (thats why you haven't seen me). Send me the link, again!

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  6. LOL!!! I love when you get to the part where you say "have you said WOW out loud yet?" Because I seriously think I had said wow about 10 times by the time I got to that!!! Amazing. I truly think you have outdone yourself. This one shall go down in the hair hall of fame!!!!

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  7. WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!! Gorgeous!!!! I wish I could do it on myself. Seems I gotta find someone else to do it for me!!

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  8. Flipping!
    You are awesome!
    I dont think there's any way i could ever do this one, but i love it!!

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  9. No, no - I wasn't saying wow -- I was saying HOLY CRAP & HOLY FREAK! You are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Jenn. :)

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  10. Holy Cow! I think I said that about 15 times reading this!

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  11. Amen to #1. Holy crap! My girls would never sit for that! That's amazing.

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  12. ♥ Very CUTE!!! Love it and I can see why it would take forever! :)

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  13. Too funny. I looked at the pic and really did say "WOW" out loud before I started to read. Must do this one on the youngest this weekend

    t in hd

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  14. Another holy crap Jenn! That's beautiful!!! I LOVE IT.

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  15. WOW!!! That is one beautiful 'do!!!

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  16. wow that is amazing... I wish wish wish.. my fingers wouldlet me french braide

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  17. Holy smokes!!! Okay...so when you spend that much time on such a beautiful do...please tell me it'll last more than one day!!!
    I love it!

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  18. That's fab!

    I love your header. VERY cool!

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  19. So fun! Your girl is sure cute and I love your new header! :)

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  20. That is AMAZING! I can't wait until my daughter's hair is long enough to do that with!

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  21. Geez Lousie! I don't think there are enough hours in the day for me to get this one right. It looks beautiful!

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  22. All I can say is HOLY CRAP! that is too cute... I love what adding the ribbon does to the do! It completely finishes it off with a "WOW"!!!!

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  23. O.K., so I did this one yesterday on my littlest for a local festival/parade we have around here (farewell to winter, welcome spring) and my littlest was in the parade with her kiga. I used red ribbon to make it really eye-catching and trimmed the messy bun with a cloth daisy garland. It was a show stopper! People were taking pictures of her hairdo, LOL. She loved it, too! Thanks so much for the idea.

    t in hd

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  24. I love it but really need some to physically come and show me how to french braid. I am totally helpless. I have read books and followed illistrations as well as watched videos I still can't manage it! :-(

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  25. So, I know people have said it on about every comment, but honestly...HOLY CRAP! I don't know if I would have the patience for this one, let alone my girls. Hmmm maybe one Saturday morning. I'll let you know! WOW!!!

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  26. I think that the trick with this one is just how well you do the braids so that you can do the ribboned X's.
    I will probably post this one on my blog with a link to you, if you don't mind.

    Audrey
    www.hairbetweenmyfingers.blogspot.com

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  27. HOLY CRAP. Another holy crap from me. When Hubs and I get weddinged (we eloped), I might actually do this for my wedding hair. It's great, and Girl Kiddo has agreed to let me do that to her hair. SUPER HAPPY!

    www.seannongrace.com

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  28. Love this one!!! I just tried it on mother's day for my daughter (it caught her eye while we browsed your site)...we had church in the early morning and I underestimated my time...so i could only do 3 but i used a light lavendar ribbon and it looked so cute!!her hair looked cute in all the pics we took that day at sea world! thanks for the great idea! i love your site!

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  29. This is truly incredible. A real work of art!

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  30. How old is she in this picture? I have 4 girls and only one (maybe 2) that have hair long enough for this. Jealous of all that hair. We love all your hairdos.

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