Kategoria: Buns

Ruusutarha

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Ruusutarha on yritys, joka tekee tilauksesta käsin paperikukkia häihin, juhliin, lahjaksi tai vaikkapa kodin kattauksiin. Tein pienen yhteistyöprojektin Sannan kanssa, joka taiteili kauniin ruusuhiuskoristeen ja toimitti sen minulle. Minä tein pari juhlakampausta, jotka Sannan ruusukoriste kruunasi:

Waterfall into 4-strand pull up braids into frenchbraid and braided bun 4-strand pull up braids, waterfall, french braid bun

Ruusukampaus Wedding hair

Voit käydä ihailemassa kukkakoristeita tai tilata omasi täältä: https://www.facebook.com/Ruusutarha tai Sannan blogissa: http://ruusutarhaan.blogspot.fi/

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This amazing rose hair clip was sent to me by Sanna, who has her own business making paper flowers. Go and have a look at her Facebook and blog:  https://www.facebook.com/Ruusutarha and http://ruusutarhaan.blogspot.fi/

Hair for special occasions / Juhlakampauksia

(Suomeksi alla)

I’ve been asked to do a lot of braids for all kinds of parties from weddings to school reunions. I thought I’d compile some of my favourite hairdos for special occasions.

If you like these and you’re looking for a Christmas present idea for someone near Helsinki, I have gift vouchers for sale in my online shop.

Ladder braid updos look great, and there are a million variations. Here, couple of quick ones from last summer:

ladderbraid updo tikapuuletti juhlakampaus lettikampaus ladderbraid updo tikapuuletti juhlakampaus lettikampaus

Intricate braids take a lot more time, but are beautiful and eye-catching:

juhlakampaus letikampaus honeycomb headband microbraid waterfall updo miniletti putouskampaus

Accessories can turn any hairdo a bit fancier. Few days ago I did a normal 4-strand with pearls:

neliosioletti helmiletti juhlaletti

And last but not least, my favourite hairdo, that will work on almost any type of hair: double starburst bun. Here I’ve done it on 1) long & thick hair, 2) mid-length & fairly thin and 3)  short & thin hair. Always looks beautiful.

lettikampaus juhlakampaus double french french braid bun juhlakampaus lettikampaus

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Olen tehnyt paljon kampauksia erilaisiin juhliin ja tilaisuuksiin ja ajattelin koota tänne omat juhlakampaussuosikkini.

Jos ihastut näihin ja mietit lahjaideaa pääkaupunkiseudulla asuvalle ystävälle tai sukulaiselle, niin nettikaupastani löytyy kampauslahjakortteja.

Tikapuuleteistä saa monia erilaisia kampauksia, tässä pari pikakampausta viime kesältä:

ladderbraid updo tikapuuletti juhlakampaus lettikampaus ladderbraid updo tikapuuletti juhlakampaus lettikampaus

Letit, joissa on pieniä yksityiskohtia, ovat hienoja, mutta niiden näpertämiseen menee hieman enemmän aikaa:

juhlakampaus letikampaus honeycomb headband microbraid waterfall updo miniletti putouskampaus

Korut, nauhat ja muut koristeet tekevät normaalistakin letitstä juhlallisen. Tein viikonloppuna neliosioisen helmiletin, josta tuli oikein kaunis:

neliosioletti helmiletti juhlaletti

Ja lopulta oma suosikkini, joka onnistuu lähes millaiseen hiustyyppiin vain: tuplakukkanuttura. Tässä olen tehnyt saman kampauksen ensin paksuun ja pitkään tukkaan, sitten keskipitkään ja hieman ohuempaan ja lopuksi lyhyeen ja ohueen tukkaan. Tämä näyttää aina juhlavalta.

lettikampaus juhlakampaus double french french braid bun juhlakampaus lettikampaus

Finnish hair – not so blond

ladderbraid updo braided hairstyle(Scroll down for English version)

Olen vihdoin toipunut viime viikonlopun urakasta. Olin messukeskuksessa letittelemässä: yli 100 kampausta 3 päivän aikana! Teimme yhteistyötä Nordic Beauty Importin kanssa, eli minä letittelin Tangle Teezerin tai Invisibobblen ostajia ja samalla markkinoin vähän itseäni.

Oli ihana tehdä lettejä kaiken pituisiin, värisiin ja paksuisiin hiuksiin. Erilaisia hiuslaatuja todellakin riitti, stereotyyppisiä vaaleita ohuita suomalaispäitä oli paljon vähemmän kuin odotin!

knotted braid, half-updo frenchbraid into a bun, braided hairstyle

lace braid, rosette, short hair, pink hair micro braids, lace braids, zigzag braid

I have finally recovered from last weekend. I did over 100 hairdos in 3 days at the I Love Me fair in Helsinki. I was working with Nordic Beauty Import: promoting my new business and also braiding all those who bought a Tangle Teezer or Invisibobbles.

I really enjoyed working with all types of hair: long, short, thin, thick, and all possible colours. There were loads of different types of hair, really challenging the thin blond Finnish stereotype!

Braiding marathon – part 1: wedding hair

I braided 35 heads on Saturday! Most of you have probably already heard about this, but I felt like I need to tell you the whole story!

double starburst bun So, I had promised to do 3 bridesmaids’ hair for a friend’s wedding, and one other wedding guest squeezed in the queue as well. We started at 7:30 am! Luckily we had done a trial earlier in the week, so it was a fairly easy job… But of course my hands were shaking a bit, as I’ve never done anything as important as bridesmaid’s styles!

First, my sister got one of my favourites: a double starburst bun. I’ve done this on my sister and my daughter many times, so it was fairly quick to do and we knew it would last well. (She returned from the wedding at 1:30 am, and her hair was still perfect.)

wedding hairAll of the bridesmaids wanted an up-do as it was a very hot day. So next was waterfall braids into french braids into a bun. I can’t normally do waterfall braids that well, so I was very happy with this one!

The third bridesmaid had a picture of three dutch braids she liked, so we did the dutch braids and then made it into an up-do with a braided bun.

wedding hair, bridesmaids hairI was happy with all three. Unfortunately, I was in a rush, so didn’t get a picture of the fourth wedding hairdo that I did!

Next, I had to pack my combs, brushes, hairspray and pins and rush to Skidit – kids’ festival, where my husband was setting up my braiding stall… And that’s where the real challenge of the day was: 5 hours of braiding to follow in the next blog-post…

 

Hair for weddings

Those of you who follow my Instagram or Facebook page know, that I was doing a lot of hairdos for a wedding last Saturday. Today, I was planning hairstyles for next Saturday’s wedding. Such an honour to be asked to do some wedding styles, so I thought I’d share last weekend’s styles with you.

corset braid on flower girlFirst of all, I had the honour of styling the two little flower girls’ hair for my cousin’s wedding. They have very thin and curly hair, but the older girl’s hair is quite long. I did two dutch braids with a ribbon for her, and let the end of the braid just curl nicely. This lasted really well and still looked good after running in some fields, dancing and playing. For the younger flower girl, I made a hair clip bow with the same green ribbon. It looked cute until she pulled it out, but it lasted fairly long!

Other than the flower girls, I did three adult’s hair: two lace braid hairdos, one of which I finished with a ponytail and a bow, and the other one as a rolled bun and a flower. The third adult hairdo was a starburst bun on some lovely pink hair:

two lace braids into a ponytaillace rolled updofrench braided starburst bun With adult hairdos, it’s important to do something that the model is comfortable with. All these three were very happy with their braids, so I thought they were a success.

And finally, of course, I did my own three daughters. The older two told me exactly what they wanted, and my youngest one hates her hair on her face, so I chose a style that would keep her hair out of the way for the whole party:

double french braid bunheart braid lace braid half up dofeather braid into two french braids

So last weekend was kind of a practise run: next saturday I’m doing three bridesmaids hair! We did some trial hair today, so it should be fairly easy, but as it is the bridesmaids, I think there will be more pressure!

And just to add some extra pressure: I will be doing the bridesmaids in the morning before working at a kids’ festival, doing braids… that will be about 6 hours of braiding all together! I think my fingers will be hurting 🙂

Challenge number 1: fishtail braids

I haven’t been blogging much lately, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been braiding… Quite the opposite. I’ve been practising braids that I thought were impossible.

First one: fishtail braids. If you asked me a month ago to do a fishtail braid, I would have said it takes too long and will become loose too easily, and looks messy in any case. But now I quite like them.

There were couple of contests on Instagram, where you had to do either a normal fishtail braid or a french or dutch fishtail, so I thought that was a perfect excuse to practise.

two french fishtail braids crossed over and pinned upThis is an updo that I created from two french fishtails.

It took quite a long time, maybe 20 minutes. The fishtails lasted a day, but the bobby pins that I used to pin the two braids up with, came off quite easily, and the braids just hung down the back… but that also looked alright.

A dutch fishtail / inverse fishtail is a bit more difficult, and I never used to like the way it looked. When I practised them a bit, I came up with hairdos where it actually looked quite nice. This one is probably the best:

Dutch fishtail Starburst bun

This is a starburst bun, but instead of french braiding it, I’ve used a dutch fishtail braid, and instead of tugging the end of the braid inside the bun, I wrapped it around and only tugged the very end inside.

This one was a bit too fancy for a 5-year old, and lots of babyhair started sticking out quite soon, but I think it would be great on an adult or a teenager.

 

 

Frozen

Went to see the Disney film, Frozen, today. The girls loved it. I did as well, especially the hairstyles in the film. So, when we got home we tried to recreate some of the hairstyles.

My oldest daughter’s hair is just like Elsa’s in the film, so we tried the two Elsa-styles. I was going to do the Anna-styles on my 5-year old, but she was not in the mood for braiding… maybe another day.

Elsa's 2 hairdos from Disney's Frozen

First, we did the coronation hairdo on the right. I made it by twisting the hair at the front and twisting all the hair into a bun, and attaching with bobby pins. I thought it turned out quite well, but I don’t think it would last very long at all on a child.

Luckily my daughter wanted to try the other braid straight away, so we didn’t have to wait and see how durable the bun was. The second hairdo (on the left) involved a lot of back-combing for volume, and a loose french braid. She really loved the hairdo and wants to wear it for skiing tomorrow, I don’t think I need to post a picture of it after a day of wearing a ski-helmet, you can probably all imagine it!

And for those of you who are not up to scratch with your Disney films, here’s a picture of the two hairdos in the film:

Elsa in Disney's Frozen

French braid bun

How to do a french braid bun: step-by-step pictures

I finally got around doing a step-by-step picture tutorial on the french braid bun, which I promised about a month ago. I’ve been so busy with all the Christmas stuff and skiing, that I haven’t done much blogging lately!

Anyway, here it is.

First, make a ponytail in the middle of the head using a thick hairband.

Next, make another ponytail with all the rest of the hair around the original ponytail.

Then start french braiding taking hair from the little ponytail and from the outer ponytail.

Make a loose french braid all the way around, using all the hair, and finish with a normal three strand braid.

Finally, tug the braid inside the loose french braid, wrap the rest of it around and use bobby pins to make the bun tighter and tidier.

I did this pictorial on my 5-year-old. She has quite thin hair, so using a bun-maker instead of a thick hairband would have been a good idea.

I’ve done the same hairdo on my older daughter quite  few times, and it looks quite different because of her thick hair.

She has had her hair on a french braid bun for ballet quite a few times, and it really holds well, and looks pretty:

Frenchbraid bun