Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cindy Lou Who Hair

With this being Dr. Seuss week, it seems that most {elementary} schools have at least one day where the students dress up as a Dr. Seuss character. Remember Cindy Lou Who from How the Grinch Stole Christmas? This year my daughter decided to go as her.
Here is Cindy Lou Who in case you can't quite picture her:
This was my daughter before heading off to school this morning.  The front view:
And the back:

How did I achieve this look?
1. Part the hair in half (horizontally). I pulled the bottom portion of hair into a ponytail until I finished the top half.
2. Get a small cup (mine was a toddler cup...3 1/2 inches) and position it on the head and build your ponytail around it. DONE!
3. Take out the ponytail at the bottom of the head that was holding the hair back. Divide the hair into sections depending on how many braids you want. I wanted 3 braids even though I think the girl in the movie only had 2. With hair this crazy though, does it really matter?!?
4. Curl ringlets in the ponytail.
5. HEAVILY spray hair spray to keep it all in place and tie a red ribbon at the top.
This was the first time I have ever tried this hairstyle out even though I had seen it on others before. I think it took about 15-20 minutes to get this look.
Oh and tonight while my daughters were home, my oldest convinced the younger one to let her do her hair and here is the result:

I don't think we will be keeping this look much past the week, but we have had fun playing around with it!

1 comment:

randee said...

Our middle school is currently doing the SUESICAL MUSICAL PLAY. I used pipe cleaners to make wavey, crazy braids!!!