Elegant Prom Hair Style

We would have had this up yesterday... but we had a very long shopping trip with lots of people stopping us to know how we did this neat hair do. Really it is just Got time in reverse (kind of.). I wonder how it would look if you did Got time and Did this kind of bun instead of the kind I originally did on this. Wow- that might be a little too much.


First thing you are going to want to start with is the pony tail. I've had a few people ask about making a smooth pony tail. Or at least how I make mine smooth. And it is really tricky. This is what I have found to work for me. So that is my pony tail. Thank you Big Bro for video taping it. Sorry about the finger that slipped in the way. He's only seven, so I say pretty dang good job!

So we have our starting pony tail--- oh side note--- I threw in some gel for this hair do at the very beginning to keep the fly ways to a minimum.
From your starting pony tail you are going to make five or six little pony tails. I used bright yellow rubber bands to help you see what I am doing here.
From there you are going to split them each in half and combine them together. Same as any weaving we do.
But I will slow it down and show you on our next level around the hair.This is a close up shot of what you are doing.
Take half from this pony tail and take half from the pony tail next to it.
Join them in the middle and secure. This will go all the way around until you have no more to divide or add.
Once you do this a few times it pretty much looks like a bun. Other then those ones we have secured with those mini clips. Which BTW you totally don't have to use those. Just if you would like to use them feel free. I used them just so you could see what was happening better.
Here's the REALLY fun part of this hair do- If at this point she has been a snot while doing here hair send her into the bathroom looking like this and she is not likely to ever give you problems again. Just Kidding, my son totally thought we should leave her hair like this though. I think he called it "amazing".
Tuck in those loose hairs using your mini clips or bobby pins. This really didn't take very long to do. And I see this on older girls for prom with the right rubber bands I think this could be very elegant.

52 comments:

  1. Very cute Jen, I'm going to try this later.

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  2. Wayyyy cute! LOVE IT and will definitely be trying this one! you're very creative!

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  3. I love it. I will do it tomorrow my DD has dance and I am always looking for cute new bun type hair do's.

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  4. Very cute! I'll be trying this on my daughter's hair. Thanks!

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  5. Wow! My daughter who HATES me doing her hair and has short hair, just said, "I need to grow my hair out so you can do that mom". You are amazing.

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  6. Nice! I like it.

    Do you think it would work ok for long hair too, or would it just get too big on the back of the head? Taylors hair goes down to the top of her rear. Maybe thats what makes it so hard to do the ponytail and everything else for that matter. LOL

    Love and Prayers,

    Tim

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  7. Oh and you should so do our Oldies but Goodies carnival! I would love to see some of those styles you did fromo the past that I missed!

    Love and Prayers,

    Tim

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  8. Wow Jenn, beautiful! Never would have thought of that either.

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  9. Another hairdo to add to the list of things to try in a year when her hair grows out. Love it!

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  10. Very beautiful! I can totally see that as a prom do!

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  11. My 3 year old is dressed up like a princess today (as she is most days) and saw this do and said that it was princess hair. I just got finished doing her hair like this and it looks amazing. We will be doing this again on Friday for ballet.

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  13. Its a must try! I will be attempting this hair do as soon as my Shimmy comes home from school! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. For a special occasion you could use rubber bands that are the color of the girl's hair and put little crystals or beads on the connection points (or stitch them to the rubber bands) to make it pop.

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  15. Wow! I just love this style! As usual, I'm crazy impressed with your creativity! ;)

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  16. Will definitely have to try, love it!

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  17. I love it - especially since it's a hairstyle my 13 year old would wear! I'd love to see more "older girls" hairstyles. She needs ideas!

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  18. I'm going to have to force my sis-in-law to let me do her hair for homecoming!

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  19. What a cute idea! Now only if my daughter's hair was long enough!

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  20. What a great idea! I can't wait to see what you come up with for the first day of School!

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  21. did this today...it ROCK'D! It's officially my new fav!

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  22. You never disappoint- I have taken the summer off from 'hair' but now that school is on the way I will be back often. Thanks for all you do here

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  23. Love it! I am going to try that on my little girl!

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  24. WOW!!!

    Thanks again for all the time you put into sharing your talent. We definitely appreciate it!

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  25. I love this hairdo! I am trying it tomorrow for church. Thanks for all you awesome hair ideas. Love them!

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  26. AAHHHHH!!! Tried it, LOVE it!!! I ratted my little ones ends and bunched it all up underneath (my daughter's hair is quite a bit longer) so it looks all spider webby. You are amazing and I love your blog!

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  27. I just needed to tell you that I tried this on my daughter a few days ago. She has really long hair that goes down to almost her behind. I was stopped by people where ever we went; Target, the grocery store, and parties, asking who did her hair and telling us how much they loved it. Thanks for the fabulous idea!

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  28. I wanted to let you know that we tried this style very successfully. My dd got comments all day at church and several moms asked me to post on my blog with a link for your blog. I hope to do that within the next week.
    Thank you.

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  29. Wow! You do amazing work!! Your little girl is so lucky too! I'm hoping my toddler will eventually not run screaming every time I approach her with a comb or brush so that I can at least put a barrette in her hair one day. LOL! Maybe, as she gets older, I can show her your site and convince her to do more!

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  30. Thanks so much! I tried this today on my 9 year old and posted pictures on my blog.

    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/kristenph/719381/

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  31. I LOVE IT!! Of course a boy would think its cool!

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  32. This is awesome and I can't wait to try it!!! Thanks for sharing.

    www.homeschoolblogger.com/Hediedforme

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  33. I did this one for my sister last night, beautifull! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  34. That is so pretty. I think with red and green rubber bands that would be perfect for a christmas party. Of course I'd have to add a ribbon around it for a little extra fun!

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  35. I tried this one today and put a blog up about it and your site. Here is the link :)! Thanks again!

    http://daxryzay.blogspot.com/2009/12/hair-blog-worth-blogging-about.html

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  36. I did a modified version of this for my 15 yo daughter's Homecoming Dance last night. It turned out wonderfully! Everyone was impressed with her "fancy hair" - even the girls who had theirs professionally done! Thanks for this! :)

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  37. LOVE this! Thanks for all the step by step tips!

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  38. This is so beautiful, thank you for the step by step instructions.

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  39. Super cool - I did this to my daughter last night! So pretty! Thanks for sharing. I'm sharing on my Facebook Fan Page! :)

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  40. I did this for my daughters--ages 8 and 5--to go to the Renaissance Festival today. It was a fun look and kept their hair off their necks to keep them cool in the hot sun. We got compliments from several of the workers at the festival. They thought it was a pretty style and had never seen anything like it. One even asked if it had been done by someone there at the festival! Thank you :)

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  41. I love the look of this! I can't figure out if my daughter's hair is much longer than yours or what, but the ends were sticking out all over the place and I wasn't able to just tuck them in the way you did. I ended up twisting all of them around the middle part into a kind of bun, but it doesn't look near as neat as yours. Any ideas?

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  42. I love the look of this! I can't figure out if my daughter's hair is much longer than yours or what, but the ends were sticking out all over the place and I wasn't able to just tuck them in the way you did. I ended up twisting all of them around the middle part into a kind of bun, but it doesn't look near as neat as yours. Any ideas?

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  43. I did this for my daughter's dance recital. I absolutely loved it, but I think I did the rubber bands too close together because mine looked more like a cone than a bun. Oh well, practice makes perfect. =)

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