Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April Hair Carnival: Copy Cat Style!

For this months Hair carnival each blogger was secretly assigned another blog, and had to choose a style to recreate. The blog I was assigned to was Precious Curls. Right from the start I knew this was going to be a challenge because Precious' hair type is so different from Keyanna's. After looking through all the styles on her blog we chose to go with the Zig Zag Flat Twists in a Bun

This style was really quick and easy, although I didn't do our flat twists the same way precious did hers. Hers are  more like a 2 strand twist (which look a lot cooler) I just haven't mastered that technique yet.. so I basically just "rolled" the hair for our flat twists. 

I loved this style and will def be doing it again in the future! 

Don't forget to check out all the other great copy cat styles!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Product Review: Hair Flairs Color Rub

Recently I was approached by Hair Flairs and asked to review a new product they had come out with.

Hair Flairs Color Rub is a temporary color that literally rubs directly on to hair and creates a fun look until it washes out with the next shampoo. 

Of course Keyanna and I jumped at the opportunity to do this review, She was thrilled with the idea of having colorful hair.. So we took a look at the site and she chose the Fuchsia Flare color. 
When we first received the Color Rub in the mail Keyanna couldn't wait to try it out, I was a little skeptical of how well it would really work since it is in a powder form and I had never seen anything like it. 
We immediately took down her ponytail she had been wearing that day and I applied the color rub to a strip of her hair. I was surprised how bright it was since Keyanna's hair is a darker blonde/brown, it really stood out. I didn't apply much because I wasn't sure how temporary it really was, but after her bath that night there was no evidence that she had ever had pink hair. 

The next day I braided her hair and decided to add some pink to the tips of her hair for a rockstar look, and she definitely felt like one! 

Before applying it to Keyanna's hair I watched their "How-To" video, The color rub was very easy to apply. I opted against using gloves and the color did stain my hands so I would recommend everyone take their suggestion and use them. They also mention that the color rub can transfer onto clothing and suggest wearing darker colors. 

Overall Keyanna and I are very pleased with this product. She received a ton of compliments over the weekend, and is asking for more colors now! I love that the color was so bright, but is very temporary and washed out easily. 

You can purchase Hair Flairs Color Rub on their website for $13.00, and they have 9 colors to choose from. We used about half of our color rub to create this style.

You can check out their easy to follow directions HERE
Or watch their "How-To" video HERE

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Bunny Hop Giveaway!

Keyative Styles is participating in the Bunny Hop Giveaway!

Hosted by Dominique-Alexis of Natural-Hair-Care-Info in celebration of her younger sister "Bunny's" 10th birthday! If you haven't visited their site before then head on over and check it out! They have some awesome hairstyle ideas and hair care tips to share with you. And don't forget to wish the little star of the site a HAPPY BIRTHDAY while you're there! 

So, what is Keyative Styles bringing you for this giveaway?
1 lucky winner will receive some awesome DevaCurl Products! We're giving away a 12oz bottle of DevaCurl No-Poo, a 12oz bottle of One Condition, and the Curly Girl Handbook. We have been using (and loving) these products ourselves and will have a review posted soon!

The only mandatory entry for our giveaway is that you follow our blog via Google Friend Connect (just clock the blue "Join This Site" button located in the right sidebar) All other entries are optional to increase your chances of winning.  Enter using the Rafflecopter form below (click read more), please give it a moment to load. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fan Feature: Miss Ava!

Tell us a little about yourself and your daughter: 
My name is Tanya, I’m 27 years old and have a wonderful little girl named Ava, who is almost 4 years old. I served in the Army for 4 years, and Ava currently goes to Pre-School. I am married to my husband Tavares and we live in the Bahamas, Ava has a little brother named Carson! 

What is your daughters current hair routine like? 
Wash and Condition, and let air dry. 

What are your favorite products to use? 
Leave in conditioner/ detangler. 

Have you ever used chemicals or heat in your daughters hair? 
I’ve Tried blow drying it, but it makes it really dry and frizzy. 

How did you learn to care for your daughters hair? 
Watching A LOT of YouTube. 

Was there anything you really struggled with learning about caring  for or styling your daughters hair? Anything you’re looking forward to mastering? 
I still can’t figure out how to do the 4 strand braid… but I know someday I will get it!

Any tips for our readers? 
Just listen to your baby, if she says she’s tired of sitting then let her rest for a while and finish up later that day.

Show us some pics!

 Peep the image on the laptop ;)

Tanya has been a friend of ours on Facebook for a while now and I always enjoy seeing the cute new styles she comes up with for Ava. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Valentine

Just wanted to share a few of Keyanna's Valentines Day portraits we had done this weekend. I kept her hair simple and just did pigtails with a couple of cute bows. I curled her hair using our long and wide Curlformers.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentines Style: Braided Heart Ponytails

So.. it’s not quite Valentines day yet, but we did this style a little early to give you all another idea for the holiday. We actually started out planning to do a different heart style by Goldilocks*N*Me but the mood struck me to braid so we switched it up and came up with this style. Braided hearts are Keyanna’s favorite so she was definitely pleased when we finished, and has received tons of compliments by all her friends and teachers. 

For this style all I did was basically “draw” out the hearts using the end of a rat tail comb, tie them off using a rubber band, and then make an outline around each heart for the braids. I started at the top of the heart and braided down each side. After the 3 hearts were done I just did random small ponytails all over her head with the remaining hair and then braided them and added beads. 

You can check out last years Valentines day style that we did HERE 

How are your kids wearing their hair for Valentines day? Feel free to post pics to our Facebook Page

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Style Quickie: Cage Braid

I came across a youtube video a few days ago by CuteGirlsHairstyles where they showed how to do a cage braid, I had never even heard of this before but it looked easy enough so we gave it a try.  

It was extremely easy and only took me 15 minutes to do. I love the look of this braid and Keyanna got tons of compliments too. I won't even attempt to explain how to do this braid but you can check an easy to follow tutorial here

Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Curly Zebra Review + Giveaway!!

I first heard about Curly Zebra hats on another hair blog and thought they sounded awesome! We have only owned fleece lined winter hats in the past and although they do a great job keeping Keyanna’s head warm, they do an even better job destroying her braids! With Keyanna, the hat is off and on 10x a day while we are in and out of the house. And by the end of the day her fresh braids are a frizzy mess. 

Well, we definitely didn’t have that problem with this hat! When we received it in the mail Keyanna couldn’t wait to try it out. She had chosen the Pansy Passion design and it was gorgeous, not to mention VERY well made, these hats are all handmade. I could tell the fabric was good quality and the stitching was flawless. Since we had just done a new style it was perfect timing to put this hat to the test. We had planned a trip to the Park, Mall, and went out to dinner that night so we were in and out of the cold most of the day. The hat did a wonderful job keeping Keyanna’s head and ears warm, and even with the hat on and off her head all day the silk lining had protected her hair and didn’t cause any frizz. We absolutely LOVE this hat, it definitely did it’s job and we would recommend this hat to everybody having problems with winter hats causing frizz. 

So.. You’re probably wanting one for yourself now, right? Well here’s your chance to win one! Vicki, The creator of Curly Zebra has generously offered one lucky fan their choice of a satin lined hat. 
Just complete the tasks on the Rafflecoptor form to enter. Do one or all to increase your chances of winning.


You can shop their online store right now! Curly Zebra hats come in a variety of sizes, styles, and designs

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pull Through Ponytail Headband

I did this style on Keyanna a few weeks ago after she had been wearing her hair down for a while and she was fed up and annoyed with it always being in her face. I started by parting her hair ear to ear and tying off the back section. Then I began parting her hair in small straight sections and tying them off into little ponytails. After I had done that to the whole front section of hair I started with the first section and took our beader and pushed it under the the rubber band towards her forehead, I took the hair from that same small pony and slipped it into the opening of the beader. I then pulled that hair back under the rubber band through the hole created by the beader and viola! A pull through pony! I continued doing this to every small pony and it created a headband effect that kept her hair out of her face all day.

I probably should have taken step by step pictures as I did this style and it would be a whole lot easier to explain but I didn’t think of it at the time so hopefully you get the jist of it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Style Remix: Half Back Cornrows With Curls (Half Up/Half Down)

After wearing our previous style for a few days we decided to switch it up a little bit. I took down the ponytail and wet all of her loose hair. After adding a little moisturizer and combing out any knots I took the ends of the cornrows and tied them into a pony on the right side of her head. The rest of her hair I left down. I then added our long and extra wide Curlformers to all of her hair and left them overnight to dry. 

Love it :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Half Back Cornrows Into A Side Pony

I did this style on Keyanna for a birthday party we were going to for her little cousin, and since the party was on the 31st it also doubled as her New Years Eve style.  

I started this style by parting her hair ear to ear and tying off the back section. I then did a slight S shape cornrow, and did the 2 small cornrows for the :bangs”. I continued adding cornrows down the side of her head towards her ear. For the other half I added a few more S cornrows and then did the same thing adding cornrows all the way dawn until I reached her ear. 

I didn’t want to use rubber bands for this style, instead I continued braiding the hair a few more inches off of the scalp so it wouldn’t unravel. 

After I finished braiding I brushed all of her hair up into a high side pony and added our long and wide curl formers to curl it. She slept with them in overnight and here are the results we got the next morning… 

I added a cute bow (from SassyRoche Bowtique, Check them out!) and she was ready  to go!