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Sunday, April 15, 2012

April Carnival - Copy Cat Style!

We are super excited to be a part of this month's Hair Carnival, coordinated by the very talented Untrained Hair Mom.

This month, it's all about the copy cat styles, but with a twist (well, many twists in our case)! We have been sworn to secrecy as to whose style we would be copying, so this weekend is the great reveal!

The blog I had the pleasure of copying is Baby Bella Hair. I remember "meeting" blog author Tracey waaaaaay back during the Beads Braids & Beyond one month protective styling challenge in the spring of 2011, and I have been following her blog ever since. Her daughters Kae and Lea are just too cute! They are also close to JJ's age, and have hair textures similar to JJ's, so this was an easy match!

JJ and I looked through the Baby Bella Hair styles and narrowed it down to 2 styles for this post.

The first style was the one that Lea wore after her 26 days of mini-braids. You can see the original style here at Baby Bella Hair, and here is a photo from the original post:

Look at those shiny twists! As soon as JJ saw this photo she HAD to have this style! We started with clean, detangled, hair.

I'm sure I have mentioned that I love twists, and so does JJ. What amazing, versatile hair she has that it can go from fluffy, cotton candy hair in the left side of the photo (which I also love!) to the twists on the right:


This style was a hit (despite her funny face in the first photo - concentrate on the hair, not her annoyed look)! The first day we put clips at the ends of the twists - both for decoration, and to help the ends look a little more tidy. Because I usually used 1 clip per 2 twists, the twists kind of twisted together, for twisty twists, as you can see below:


The next day the clips came out, and the twists untwisted, for basic, still very cute, slightly kinky twists:


Later in the week, JJ added her own extra accessory, and insisted I include this photo - she was very proud of herself!


Thanks, Baby Bella Hair - we loved this style! 

But WAIT - that's not all - JJ chose another style, this one was a mommy style that Tracey did on her own hair!

SOURCE: http://www.babybellahair.com/2011/06/mommy-monday.html
JJ loved the cornrows up and to the side, and here is our take on the style:


Thanks, Baby Bella Hair for TWO great styles!

Be sure to check out the Baby Bella Hair blog and also like Baby Bella Hair on Facebook

Also check out Tracey's amazing handiwork at Clash of Designs and like Clash of Designs on Facebook.

Finally - be sure to check out the great reveals of all of the other Copy Cat Carnival participants!



30 comments:

  1. Beautiful styles!! They look so pretty on her!

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    1. thanks Diva Locks!! She loved them both too.

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    1. Thanks Char!! I had great styles to copy!

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  4. I love both of these styles on her, very cute!

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  5. awesome, jj does look [pleased with her contribution to the post, lol

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    1. yep, soon she'll be official blog editor, lol!

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  6. VERY very cute!! I best the twist out will be fabulous!!

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    1. yes, YES - great twist-out ahead!! a friend brought me some QH royal curl creme from the States (now I'm only 6-10 months behind you US bloggers) - I can't wait to give it a try!!!

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  7. Pretty styles for an even prettier girl! Very nice!!

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  8. Pretty hair on such a pretty little girl =)

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    1. thank you D-A! Yes, JJ has been feeling very pretty!!

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  9. gorgeous, great job mom! jj is so cute

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  10. These two styles both look lovely on JJ. She is cute as a button.

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  11. Omigosh, the 2 twists twisted together...! Love that, have GOT to try that. And how proud JJ was of her accessory, so cute :) In the bottom collage I love how she's giving her hair a little pat-pat!

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    1. lol, Tav - for some reason when I wrote about how the twists twisted to make twisty twists, I thought of you!! and the pat-pat is her attempt at a pose. At least she is ((starting)) to stand still for photos lately...

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  12. I LOVE it!!!! you did an awesome job recreating those style. And don't you love how their hair can go from a fierce fro to the tamed ponytails??!!

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    1. woooo hoooooooooo Tracey I'm so glad you like the recreations!!! Yes - I do love the amazing things our girls' hair can do!!!! thanks for the inspiration!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Super cute style. i love the way her twists look. and that cornrow style is awesome!

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    1. Thanks UHM!! And thank you soooo much for putting this together - it has been fun, and all the recreations have been amazing!

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  14. These are amazing! GREAT styles and GREAT skills!! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Karli

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