Well, here it is. The final post on the three Valentine's Day Hair 2012 feature. The first post was The Easy Version. Then we did an Advanced Version. Today we're featuring a "Share the Hair" version, where we will do a style similar to the Easy Version, but adapted for straight hair.
As you can see below, Boo was pretty excited to watch while someone else sat in the hair chair for styling. We have our neighbour, K, as our hair model again. She was most recently featured in our Share the Hair: Pinned Buns hairstyle post. I have to say, for a teenager K is super flexible when it comes to letting me try things out on her!
When working with fine straight hair, I always find it easier to do my parts when the hair is wet. It just keeps all those little fly-aways from getting away from me. I formed a center front-to-back part line, parted my heart in the middle of her hair, and put a ponytail at the bottom of the heart.
I did the same flat rope twists on K's hair that I did on Boo's hair, but I always find them harder to do because the hair slips so easily out the twists (whereas Boo's hair just stays put)! Thankfully K was super helpful in holding sections of hair for me so that I could get a good, tight twist.
I repeated the flat rope twist on the other side. Ironically, this side seemed to come out better, even though I was twisting in my less-comfortable direction. I always twist one way better than the other. Perhaps it was the amount of concentration that it took to do it correctly as to why the rope came out so much better. *shrugs*
I had three ponytails in the back (see below), one holding the heart and two holding the side rope twists. Before proceeding, I took all three and formed a single ponytail out of the three.
This is where the style differs a bit from Boo's original style. Boo just wore here hair in a puff in the back, but K had a lot of hair left hanging down from the ponytail that made the style look a bit unfinished if I left it as such. So I divided the ponytail into two sections, created two rope twists from the sections, and then took the left-side rope twist and wrapped it up under the top ponytail and tucked it back into itself, forming a bit of a knot.
After pinning the knot into place, I repeated the step with the right-side rope twist, having formed a rope bun in the back.
Just like Boo's style, you can't tell there's a heart in the back from the front view, but it does have a pretty look to it.
K was super excited to share her new 'do later in the afternoon, selling Girl Scout cookies outside a local store. I have to say, we're pretty happy with how it turned out. We will be updating the style for her (if necessary) so that it looks just as good for Valentine's Day at school on Tuesday.
"Share the Hair" is a regular feature of Chocolate Hair / Vanilla Care. With a nod to all of the families out there who have children with varying hair types, I will occasionally feature an awesome hairstyle for 4a/4b hair and then translate that hairstyle so it can be worn by girls with Type 1/2 hair. That way everyone in a blended household can sport fabulous hair. Because it just doesn't seem fair to hog all the cool hairstyles for just the chocolate girls; vanilla girls want to have their hair done-up pretty, too!