You know her as Becky from Babes In Hairland. And if you haven't met her yet and seen her work you should definitely check her out. She is very talented.
I was able to see some of the work throughout the process and it was really fun to see it all come together. The photographer she worked with was fantastic. The pictures are superb and the written descriptions are easy to read and follow. I love it. Becky can be very proud of this beautiful book she put together for all of us.
I've often wondered how well a book would do since so many styles are available all over the Internet. To me a tangible book just makes sense. I love books. I haven't given in to the "tablet" book yet because I love turning pages. I probably never will convert to paperless. I love the smell of the pages in a book (old or new). I love the crack of the binding when you are the first person to open a book. I like having a book in hand. I am old fashioned I guess.
...but enough about me.
What made me know for a fact that this book would be so successful was when I showed it to Beans, my daughter. She looked at it and was able to flip through the pages and see the styles come together. She could point out exactly the styles she wanted to try. It was so much more personal to her. My daughter got excited that she could take the book into her room and try the styles out on her friends by herself. She loves it. It is so convenient. We even tried out one of the super cute styles that Beans was able to choose on her own. She pointed to the steps while we worked through the tutorial and was able to see the style come together in a way she never could from the Internet. This is now one of her favorite styles that we had never tried before, until we saw it in Amazing Hairstyles.
Amazing Hairstyles from Easy to Elegant by Becky from Babes in Hairland really do range from easy for everyday to elegant and formal for fancier occasions. The new to hair stylist can learn basics and the more advanced experienced stylist will benefit from new creative ideas. It's easy to follow the step-by-step instruction make successfully completing the style simple.
My favorite part was turning the pages to see real photo's of the instructions and not drawn pictures. All to often hairstyling books fail by trying to explain with complex drawings that I personally can't translate to actual hair. Seeing some of my favorite (familiar) faces was an added bonus too.
Go check it out. I am thrilled with my copy and I would highly suggest this book to anyone. It's beautifully photographed, well written and easy to use. Thank you for writing this book and giving us such a great hairstyling tool. It is fantastic.
I had carpal tunnel surgery and was totally convinced that while I might not be able to do hair I thought I could type away and post a bunch of tutorials for you while I recovered. Boy was I wrong. I even had some super cute princess styles I wanted to get posted before Halloween. Bummer. Better late than never I guess.
Thanks to EVERYONE who sent emails and posted lovely "get well" wished on my Facebook page. It was nice to know you were thinking of me. I appreciate that. I am happy to say that my hands are feeling great! I don't have it all back, but the pain that my carpal tunnel was causing is totally gone. Surgery was well worth it for me. And I am excited to get back into the swing of things here on Girly Do's.
You end up with this pretty braid. See how easy that was and how good you are at doing it. Way to go! Have a great weekend and happy hair doing!
This is a fairly simple hairstyle, but I think it deserves having the step-by-step laid out for you. So this is how we accomplished this fun style. My model slept with her hair in braids the night before to accomplish the wavy look this hairstyle needs to look like the original.
Lately both Beans and I have been missing her long hair. This morning I caught her scrolling through some of our old pictures. She told me she was ready to do these fun styles again. We've had so much fun with her short hair and we have a handful more of short hairstyles I really need to get tutorials made up for. But we are both ready to have it long again.
So for today I decided to pull together some of the styles we are missing most. Beans was particularly longing for wearing her hair in buns again. I was leaning more towards the low ponytail hairstyles. Either way we seriously have a lot of great hairstyles. Next week I will pull together some of the short styles into a list like this.
As for a new post... it still needs to wait. But not much longer until I can get back to work. I am having surgery at the end of this month once I finish all my Halloween costumes. LOL, yes that was a huge priority. Then I will hopefully be back to having full use of my hands again.
One we both agree is super cute is our Big Flower Bun.
Big Beautiful Braid Bun makes the top of our list for favorites. I think Beans might miss these bows more than anything.
Beans does tumbling a lot these days and she would love to be wearing this one to the gym this is our Dancers Braid tutorial.
Drag Braid Headband, I have another tutorial that I need to add on to this one, but I don't love presenting a new tutorial on a mannequin. This one is fantastic!
Low Drag Braid into a Ponytail. This one just is one of my all time favorites.
Beans took one look at the Braided Faux-Hawk Beautiful Updo and would have loved to choose this one for school today. This one really is easy and super fabulous.
Figure Eight Braided Bun would be another good one for the gym.
I chose the Ladder Braid because I love this, but its complex. I know this one hasn't been tried too much... and I wish more people could do this one.
Twisted Bun is just great. And there are so many variations that make this look even more cool that others have posted now. Isn't having all the hair bloggers out there so wonderful?
Double Twists to a Low Ponytail made my list because its a low ponytail. I tell ya... I miss the low ponytail right now. This one is one of my favorites.
I guess you can call this our Throw-Back-Thursday. Reminiscing over old photo's of when Beans had long hair. We are ready for long hair, but I still have a few more short hair tutorials that I need to share with you. So once I have this surgery I hope it can be back to work for Beans and me.
Watch for a giveaway also in the next few days. I have just been pulling together a few things to giveaway for our Facebook page getting over 100,000 followers. THANK YOU!!!!
The last few weeks Beans has been asking for micro-braids. Not that these are super micro, but they are super adorable.The first one we accomplished the wavy look with a three prong curling iron. We just clamped it in a few select spots since we didn't want it all wavy. This is Beans current favorite hairstyle. She was considering it for picture day. And its been a great one for while she is letting her hair grown out.