Jenn’s Fancy Pony Tail

By Jenn from Girly Do’s

I am thrilled to be able to feature a special hair do for the readers here at Raising Olives. For those visiting Raising Olives for the first time from Girly Do’s make sure you have a look around and check out some of the great tips and idea’s from Kimberly. I’ve already started to make my own laundry soap which I ♥ and I am planning a magnet wall. It is totally in the works.

Thank you Kimberly for this chance to be featured here. For those of you who do not know me I am a hair enthusiast. In truth I am a hair junkie. It is kind of a new passion out there for people, a new trend, so unfortunately no hair junkies anonymous have been formed yet. So until I find a way out of this addiction I guess I will just ride the waves and see where they take me. I am a mother of three. I have only one girl. She is five years old and fabulous. We call her Beans. Being creative with hair started for me when I had taken temporary custody of my niece while her mother sobered up and went through drug rehab. I liked spending time with my girls and making the two of them beautiful, but even more then that I liked that I could get my niece to hold still long enough to talk to her and try teaching her the many things she was behind on learning. It was a great chance to get to know my girls and just have girl talk. If you have ever been to GirlyDo’s you know how much I push relationships with your daughters on you. And that is basically why I do hair.

So today’s hair do I designed for what I thought the readers at Raising Olives would like to read. And to me it felt like we needed a quick and easy, but very pretty hair do tutorial. And there really is nothing as fantastic to dress up a hair do like a well made hair pretty. And it just so happens Kimberly has a tutorial on just the perfect hair pretty for this hair do. I made two flowers with stems that I plan on being seen. And I made a handful with just the flower on top of the bobby pin to stick down into this simple style. You can check out the tutorial here.
We start with the part. For your first part go strait back just above the left eye. we are going to off center this top part. I am not a very symmetric person when it comes to hair. I like things to look a little off balanced.
Your next part will be at about the temple near the right eye. Box this off in the back for your starting pony tail.
From here you will divide that into two equal halves. I only have one hand in the picture because the other is taking the picture, so just know you should hold this with both hands. Unless you can toe knots single handed and in that case I totally want to see the video of that!
Now you are going to tie a basic knot and cinch it down tight. I find when I am working with links and chains like this it is best to use an ample amount of hair spray to keep from having a lot of fly away hairs.
Very loosely tie another knot leaving a lot of slack. you just want the finished look to be like a chain.
Go down and do as many chain links as you want— or can in the case of Beans hair.
Then you can either put a rubber band in that and then pull it into a pony tail or if you can fudge it just pull it all back into a pony tail. This is meant to be a low pony tail style. You won’t see teenagers with a high pony tail style like this and obviously I am trying to make this work for little girls or the older gals as well. Hopefully you can picture what it would look like on some one older then five.
The next step is making finger curls and pinning them down at the top of the pony tail.
We are not using our hair pretties with the flowers yet. And I leave a little down. It makes the pony tail look fuller in the end. So don’t worry about it if you have some loose ends on these curls. Just as long as you have the basic curl for style you will be fine.
On this one you can see the hair that was left down a little more clearly.
I ended up making three finger curls on top of the pony tail. Thicker hair may require more. Just go with what looks and feels right. You can’t go wrong when you go with your gut.
Plain— simple— kind of boring. Don’t get me wrong if I sent Beans out the door with this I would be happy. It was easy. Its darling and not just a plain pony tail. But we need to get those hair pretties in the mix.
starting with the bobby pins I pit flowers just on the top we are going to insert them very randomly in that curly part on top of the pony tail.
Some high some low, some hidden and some clearly viewable.
Next we are going to use the one we made have a stem.
And we are going to have this one to hold back some of those shorter ones that will sneak away during the day. This one is a good one to move mid day to readjust fly aways if you have any. And it is so subtle and darling. I love those hair pretties. There is one on each side.
There you have it. One of the fastest hair do’s that looks good enough to wear to a prom. If you curled those loose hairs in the pony tail just a little I could see this being a prom hair do.
Thank you again Kimberly for having Beans and me feature a fun easy hair do on your blog. And thank you for all your wonderful idea’s that you share over here at Raising Olives. And thanks to all your wonderful readers for allowing us here as well! Happy Hair Doing!

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17 Responses to Jenn’s Fancy Pony Tail
  1. Kimarie
    September 10, 2009 | 10:32 am

    How lovely! You really have a knack with hair, Jenn!


  2. tara
    September 10, 2009 | 10:55 am

    So cute! it is such a wonderful bonding experience to fix your daughters hair!!!!!


  3. Nicki
    September 10, 2009 | 11:20 am

    My Chloe likes this one! Thanks!


  4. Heidi
    September 10, 2009 | 11:28 am

    How totally fun! I can’t wait for my little one to grow a little more hair!


  5. the inadvertent farmer
    September 10, 2009 | 12:24 pm

    I love, love this! I’m going to have to give it a try if Sweet Girl will quit dancing around long enough for me to catch her! Kim


  6. Aimie
    September 10, 2009 | 2:59 pm



  7. Goldibug
    September 10, 2009 | 3:47 pm

    I love this so much I’m thinking of putting up my hair like this today! Thanks for being so creative and willing to share!


  8. Kelly
    September 10, 2009 | 4:18 pm

    Even I can do this! I love it…it’s stinkin’ cute!


  9. momtofivekids
    September 11, 2009 | 6:37 am

    How cute!


  10. Suzanne
    September 11, 2009 | 7:32 am

    Wow! I really love this hair style.


  11. Mama Mirage (Jessica)
    September 11, 2009 | 11:28 pm

    This is really lovely! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!


  12. The Waalas
    September 12, 2009 | 9:45 pm

    Cute – going to have to give this a try !


  13. Dawn
    September 14, 2009 | 12:09 pm

    I loved this hairdo. My DD is a little older, 14 in fact. But for church on Sunday, I did her hair up like this and then curled the ponytail with long flowing curls. She looked beautiful. I need to find the cute little bobbypins to add, but thank you for sharing. What a cute look – no matter what the age.


  14. Someday Crafts
    September 18, 2009 | 12:59 am

    That is a beautiful hair do. I wish I was better at doing fun, creative things with my daughter’s hair. I don’t know how you do what you do with all your kids and homeschooling and everything else. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!


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  16. Jenny
    September 13, 2010 | 2:31 pm

    WOW this is adorable! I have four girls and always need girlie cute do’s:) THANK YOU!!!!


  17. ♫♥LovLivLife Reviews♥♫
    January 7, 2011 | 1:47 pm

    This hair do is so cute! I have a daughter with curly hair and the other has straight hair so I am always looking for different ideas for both of them!


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