Sunday, December 25, 2011

Quick and Easy Infant Toddler, Little girl tween Teens, Christmas hair style

Here is a Quick And easy braided headband style, that's perfect for any Christmas, Birthday or special occasion or everyday wear

Its pretty simple to do,  I parted the hair  about 2.5 inches from the inches hair line, and did 1 french braid across. and let the back loose

 you can always make it more festive by adding ribbon, bows barrettes, etc

Looking for more headband styles, check out my friend over at Charlottes Avenue for some more braided headbands

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hair Carnival..... Christmas Hair

so this year we will probably be rocking a Fro. This time last year, he didn't have very much hair, if you remember my post of Tye cutting his hair.
 This style could easily work for Boys or girls long hair short hair and even a quick and easy infant style curly kinky straight wavy its soo versatile, just dress it up with bows, barrettes or a headband and you're good to go .

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we started off with day old giant twist 
I combed out each section

yea we're getting that length back :o)

and we only used this giant comb

 yea he does have a weird hair color

Merry Christmas, and Seasons Greetings

Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday

Why hello there

Psalm 139:13-17:

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.  When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!  How vast is the sum of them!

Wow I would have thought i would be the single mother of a 4 year old, well forget the single, a mother period!!!

Its funny how 1 unexpected blessing could change your path of choice and put your whole life into a whole new perspective.

                                                                     Changing before my very eyes.

Filling my days with wonder


 and more more awesomeness than one child should have

With each passing year

It Just gets crazier and crazier, and i wouldn't trade it for the World.

Happy Birthday, my sun kissed Chocolate drop, and my the Lord Bless you with many more

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Product Review... Bow- Issa Boutique

So I'm prepping for my first product review by doing some pre reviews on products, I liked and or purchased... Please be sure to leave any advice or tips, to help  me improve.

Up first is my review on Bow-Issa, Pretty Things for Pretty People. I have had the pleasure of working with owner Rissa, on several occasions. Some may ask but you own  Once Upon a Curl, why would you buy bows from someone else?  Well the answer is simple, somethings you just want it customized or something extra special, and can i say I have yet to be disappointed.

This company was founded in May 2009 on pure L-O-V-E. Love for Owner, Rissa's daughters, Love for style and fashion, and the Love of using my hands to create something beautiful, be it hair or hair bows.

With the price of hair bows way to high for comfort, so she invested in some ribbon and went to town. The rest is history.

Did i mention she loves Custom Orders?

Bows on Chucks?  I got the idea off of Etsy

And here's the inspiration, I maybe biased, But i think my nieces look sooooo much better.

I think she got the colors right to a tee, wondering where you can get a tutu like this? Well its a Once Upon a Curl Original

The Bows where the Perfect addition to my niece's Candy land 5th Birthday party, they may have even been a bigger hit than the candy buffet :o)

Another Bow-Issa Creation, and i believe a Popular one, Hello Kitty

 and they make the perfect Gifts :o) too

In summary, whenever i am in need for custom bows 9 times out ten I will be Heading back to Bow-Issa, Unless I'm trying out and supporting an Up and coming Boutique

  • Communication 10                                     
  • Quality of Workmanship and materials 10  
  • Package Presentation and Shipping time 10

This review was written by myself, I purchased all items above and no monetary compensation was given.

 and a couple of more photos, you can find more information on the the candy land party and its details here

all photos ate the property of Once Upon a Curl and are copyrighted

Unique Ponytail Style... Got Straight Parts?

I know some parents, new to the curly kinky, afro, tightly coiled, biracial hair world, may cringe at the thought of having to comple a hair style with straight parts, ( when the longest the thier straight part is maybe an inch or two)

Zig Zag Parts, the perfect wat to hide, your not so perfect  parts.

I took regular everyday ponytainls, and instead of doig straight parts, I did Zig Zag, ones for a  cool and instant unique look.

Materials Used
  •  Hard Brush                
  • Rat Tooth Comb           
  •  Spray bottle with water
  •  Flower Barrettes         
You Could ALso mix this style up by using ballies, other shaped barrettes, Bows, bead, ribbons the  possibliities are endless
I did 3 different styles on the ponytails,
  • 3 strand twist,
  •  uneven  braids ( got the idea from Goldilocks n Me)
  • and rope twist

I love how the mixed media of the ponytails looked

and at the end of the week, i twisted it back into a french braid, for a new look, for next week.
  • time 30 minutes( inculding detangling)
  • Rubber bands 1.50
  • Barrettes 1.50
Total Accessory Cost 3.00

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hair Accessory Spot Light ... Large Star Ballie, Knocker

Looking for something different for you Natural Curl, Wavey, Nappy Kinky, Straight as a Stick, Cotten candy haired little girl, and all of the different words in between to describe her hair? Well the large Star Ballies are perfect, and different and will add some pop to her hair  wardrobe. best part, is they are affordable so you can get 2 even more.

Stay tuned for more goodies,

and a special thanks to our little model Arriana Zoe, isn't she just adorable...!!!
This quick and easy, infant toddler style can be also be done on other children as well, and features, are plain small ballies and snap flowers perfect for keeping on beads at the end of a braid

Monday, December 12, 2011

4th Birthday Party Preview... Safari/Jungle

On saturday, we celebrated Tye's fourth bday, and here;s a sneak peak. More photo's and details to come of this quick and easy desert table and the rest of the party

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Winter Wonderland.... Sponsor Spotlight.... Pretty Puff Doll

Tired of Paying an arm and a leg to find a doll for your little one, or having the hard plastic ones, that you can't really cuddle with? well here comes Pretty Puff Dolls.

"Pretty Puff Dolls were born in 2002 as a result of the challenges that many minorities face when attempting to purchase dolls with ethnic characteristics. Plush in design, what distinguishes Pretty Puffs from similar dolls is its unique style of hair, styled into afro-puff pony tails. In general the market has been reluctant to include dolls of such distinction and characteristics, Pretty Puffs are made to show minority girls, teens, and women that being different, having brown skin and kinky hair is absolutely a thing of beauty."

For your chance to win one of these pretties please go and check out our winter wonderland event and be sure to show some love on there facebook page and let them know Once Upon a Curl sent you