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tikapuuletti ja puoliranskalainen

Tikapuuletti – ohjevideo

Pitääkö kampauksen kestää kuperkeikka ja sohvan alle ryömiminen? Jotkut kampaukset ovat nuoren tai aikuisen päässä tosi hienoja, mutta niitten teko lapsen päähän on ihan turhaa. Vesiputousletti on yksi näistä: helppo tehdä ja hienon näköinen, mutta elinaika vilkkaan lapsen päässä noin 5 minuuttia.

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Reilu viikko sitten opetin YouTube-tutoriaalissa vesiputous letin, ja sitä opettelemme myös lettikursseilla. Lapsille tehtäessä, putousletiä pitää kuitenkin jatkaa, esimerkiksi laittamalla alas jäävät hiukset poninhännälle tai letittämällä vesiputouksen suortuvat tikapuuletiksi.

Tällä viikolla julkaissemassani Youtube-ohjevideossa näytän, kuinka vesiputousletistä saadaan tikapuulettikampaus:

Kun opettelet nämä kaksi, pystyt tekemään vesiputouksista ja tikapuista ties mitä variaatioita. Tässä putousletti js siitä koulua varten modifioitu versio:

putousletti, waterfall tikapuuletti ja puoliranskalainen

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IN ENGLISH:

If you have active kids, you know that some hairstyles have no chance of survival: waterfall braid comes undone the minute your child does a summersault or crawls under the sofa.

A week and a half ago I published a tutorial for the waterfall braid, and it’s also a popular one on my braiding courses. It’s great for adults and older kids, but on younger kids you need to modify it to make it last: you can either tie the rest of the hair on a low ponytail or pick up the waterfall pieces and make it into a ladder braid.

Here’s a video tutorial on a ladder braid updo:

If you practice your waterfalls and ladder braids, the possibilities for different hairstyles are endless.

Here’s a waterfall braid and a version we did for school:

putousletti, waterfall tikapuuletti ja puoliranskalainen

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

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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!

Two hairdos from one

Haven’t posted for a while. We’ve had a lot of visitors and been away skiing…

My sister has been here, so I’ve had a chance to try out braids on her. Her hair is very different texture from my girls’, so it’s good practice for me.

Today I did a waterfall braid on her. Normally I hate waterfalls as I usually only have child models, and waterfalls just fall apart in minutes, so it was good to try it on an adult and see that it actually works.

Waterfall braid

The braid turned out quite OK, but then we thought it would be nice to make it into an updo, and that turned out even nicer. I just love her hair colour, and this braid really shows it off.

A waterfall braid into a ladder braid updo

Christmas parties

Been busy with all the December happenings… Here are a few hairstyles we’ve done for various Christmas parties.

First, there was a party where we were going to by car, and it was indoors, so we could do almost anything with the hair.

When I said I’d do any hairstyle they wanted, my middle daughter instantly requested the butterfly braid. For my oldest girl, I did a ladder braid, and my smallest had a braided headband with some curls from the previous braid.

Butterfly lacebraid bun ladder braid, no heat curls, butterfly bun

The next party was a bit trickier. The girls were going to do a little song and dance performance with santa hats on. So the hairdo had to look nice even with a hat on… So these chinese ladder braids were quite good for that: they looked nice even when most of the head was under the hat, and were a bit more interesting than normal braids:

two chinese ladder braids

This morning was the last of the Christmas events: the Christmas Carols at the school. It was outside, and the girls were going to school first, so potential for messing up any hairdo before the event. It was also cold and wet, so hats on, and no curls… And an early morning, so no time for hair in the morning!

For my 1st grader, I just did some tight french braids last night. For the 4th grader, I found a nice hairdo from @abellasbraids on Instagram: two dutch braid headbands into pigtails and then making mini twists with the hair in the pigtails. This was easy, but a bit time consuming to make, and lasted really well.

The first picture below was taken last night, and the second one this morning after she slept with the braids.

two dutch braid headbands into pigtails and mini twists two dutch braid headbands into pigtails and mini twists

New inspiration

I’ve found a great new inspiration: I follow her on Instagram @abellasbraids. She does amazing hairdos, most of them just my style. I’ve been trying them out with varying success. This one I tried a couple of times on my 4-year-old, but her hair just isn’t thick enough to split the hair strands from a waterfall braid into 3. So finally I succeeded when I did the braid on my eldest daughter:

Waterfall braid into a different kind of ladder braid This one is quite tricky to make: you first need to do a waterfall braid, but only drop a strand to the left at every other stitch.

Next, go onto do a ladder braid, but instead of adding a whole strand from the waterfall braid, add a third of a strand at a time to the lower braid.

(I think I really need to do some tutorials instead of adding links, but I can’t braid and film at the same time…)

Anyway, I thought this was beautiful. And it lasted well. And if you have practiced braiding a bit, and have some patience, it’s really not that difficult to make.

french braid feather braid swirl I have tried a lot of other braids from @abellasbraids. Here is one that went quite wrong. It looks nice enough here, but nothing like what I was trying to do. I challenge you to go on Instagram, and find the hairdo I was trying to copy:

Katie @abellasbraids also has a blog on blogspot and you can find her on youtube, go and check it out. I thought I had tried every braid there is, but she has definitely proved me wrong.