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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Boho Hairstyle

Okay, so when I'm not hanging out here, I'm on Pinterest.  A lot.  It has digitized my hoarding tendencies, which I guess is kind of a good thing, since they're not manifesting as much in my actual real life anymore.  LOL!!!

I was clicking around Pinterest, searching for a new haircut, when BAM! I started finding the kind souls who do hairstyling videos.  Have you ever watched any of those videos?  I realized that Kate from The Small Things Blog has hair close enough to mine that I can rock her styles, and Mindy from Cute Girl Hairstyles has daughters with hair the same length as Mims.  So instead of cutting our hair, I'm learning how to style it.  I know, I know, I should have learned this in Junior High.  But I didn't.  So, thanks to Pinterest and YouTube, Mims and I have been looking ah-mazing!

My new-found hairstyling confidence has led me to try other styles as well.  In particular, I'm really attracted to boho styles involving head-wraps and headbands.  I keep seeing THIS and THIS style pinned almost daily, and after the 40th time of seeing it, I decided that I needed to try something like it myself.

Of course, I don't have any cute scarves to use for this style, but I know where I can get an even cuter headband...  I can make it myself from leftover yarn that I have laying around!  Recycling!  And fashion!  And a cute hairstyle!  Win, win, win!

Okay, so this pattern is ridiculously simple.  I feel a little weird writing it out.  But, I'm going to anyway...

Boho Headwrap - Multi-stripe
approx. 37" long x 1.5" wide
Supplies:
Worsted weight yarn (I used leftover cotton yarn in 5 different colors, you can use whatever you've got too.  If you want a summertime-beachy look, use cotton.)
Size H crochet hook
Yarn needle

ch 115
R1: sc in the back loop of the 2nd chain from hook, sc in the back loop of each chain across (114 st)
R2: change color, ch 1, sc in each sc across (114 st)
R3: change color, ch 1, sc in each sc across (114 st)
R4: change color, ch 1, sc in each sc across (114 st)
R5: change color, ch 1, sc in each sc across (114 st)
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

This is Mims.  She's working as my model today.  She's getting paid in My Little Ponys...


First I sectioned off the front of her hair and pinned it out of the way.


Then I wrapped the headband around her head, and included it when I wrapped the rubber band around the ponytail (instead of tying it! A neat trick I'm going to use even when I'm not doing this style.)

I separated the ponytail into 2 sections with each side getting one of the headband tails.  I twisted the sections and then wrapped them around the headband as many times as it took to get the ends woven in and lookin' cute.


Her hair is pretty long, and the headband is not as light as a silk scarf, so I had to use some bobby pins to keep the wraps in place.


I unpinned the front and separated her hair at her part.  I twisted the side and wrapped it around the headband.

I used a bunch of bobby pins to hold it back and in place.


I sectioned the other side into 3 sections.  I twisted each section, and then wrapped it around the headband, pinning everything in place.


My little boho baby!  At this point we were both getting a little silly, so getting her to smile and be happy for the camera required some very crazy questions.  This picture was her thinking about the best ice-cream in the world that hasn't been invented yet...


She loved this look.  I loved this look.  It softened a little over the day, despite the cloud of hairspray that I used.  But that made it look even a little more hippie-baby, which was awesome.  She especially loved having her hair off of her neck (this is a big deal, she loves wearing her hair loooooong!).


So, Mims and I wish you a super happy weekend!

xoxo

22 comments:

  1. Very cute hairstyle and your model is ADORABLE!!!

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  2. That is very cute and a great idea for hot days as school is starting. Mims is beautiful and an adorable model for you.

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    1. Aww, thanks Mom. Although, I think you're a little biased since she's your only granddaughter...
      Love you!

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  3. Mims has very beautiful hair, styled up or left down, so healthy and pretty.

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    1. Hi ♥Piper♥! I had a pact with one of my friends, long before we had kids, that we were never going to cut our daughters' hair short or mess with it when they were little. The pact was made after she and I discovered that we had gotten similar hideous haircuts when we were little (although hers was worse because my hair never made me look like a mushroom! LOL!!) So, as long as Mims is happy, and it's not too tangled, we just leave it alone!
      xo Jaime

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    2. LOL, I too have had my share of terrible hair cuts, which is part of the reason why my hair is not rediculously long and has many split ends

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    3. Sorry I had to delete the bottom comment, it's because I replied the same thing but in the wrong spot, lol.

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  4. Love this, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Brenda! Thanks for stopping by!
      xo Jaime

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  6. Super cute! I've seen some of those pin's of yours, and I keep wondering (and here's where my fashion ignorance comes completely to light): what's "Boho"? I never learned hairstyling in junior high either (or anytime, still, really, which is probably why I keep cutting it short). :)
    ♥etf♥

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    1. Boho is short for bohemian, which is basically hippie. It's how you would want to dress if you were going to Coachella or Burning Man. But it also works with Mims and her mis-matched fashion sense, since it's pretty and happy. I realize this didn't really answer your question, but I couldn't find a single definition that I felt summed up the boho look... Modern Hippie. I'm going with modern hippie. Flowing skirts and braids and flowers, and a designer bag...
      At least, that's my take on it.
      xo ♥etf♥

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    2. Ah, got it! thanks! :)
      ♥etf♥

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  7. Its good to be able to offer a diverse range of hair styles. We do exactly this from our salon in Brighton, all our customers seek advice from us and we can always deliver, from hair extensions to the boho hairstyle!

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    1. Hi Brighton Hair Extensions! Do you do this exact style? How interesting. Do your customers bring in headwraps, or do you sell them? Do you offer crochet headwraps? If you'd like to advertise on my site, I would be happy to send you a price sheet. :D
      xo Jaime

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  8. adorable, lol wanna come do my hair lol

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    1. Yes! And I will try not to bobby-pin you in the scalp. LOL!!!
      xo Jaime

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  9. Cute! I love making headbands like this to use up my scrap yarn. Thanks for showing me a new and unique way to use them!

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    1. Hi Elle! I'm ALWAYS looking for ways to use up scrap yarn! LOL!!! Glad you liked this one, too!
      xo Jaime

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