I got the idea for this from PrincessHairstyles.com. It was originally a baby hair style, so I modified a little and turned it into a ponytail for Jilly.
This is another from PrincessHairstyles.com. It was the first time I've done twists. I have some ideas of how I'll do them better next time, but I still like how they turned out.
I think I just thought this one up on my own. It was slightly complicated with all of the criss-crossing, but it turned out really cool!
I've seen this one a few places. I really like it because it holds all of her hair back and in the big ponytail. It's not that hard either. We've done it a few times since, and better each time (it's a little crooked the first time I tried).
This one was inspired by a friend of mine. She does some amazing things with her daughter's hair and I had seen a cool criss-cross braid pigtails style. I didn't do it right (only did 4 braids, it needed 6), but it was still fun. The messy buns were falling out by the evening when I finally took a picture.
This one I thought up on my own, zig zag parted pigtails with twisty bun braids. It's actually simpler than it looks and sounds. I made two parts straight back creating a column of hair in the middle. I took the two sides and put them in pony tails to keep them out of the way. Then I just did a series of angled parts from one side to the other, then back again, creating the zig zag. I pulled them into pigtails, put in the hair bands, then braided them. Once I had the braids done, I just twisted them around the hairband and used a bobby pin to hold them. I think next time I do them, I'll twist them a little different and tuck the tail in more.
(This picture is a off center, so it looks more uneven than it was.)
Jilly has enjoyed doing "fancy hair". Hopefully, we'll start doing more things. I need to teach myself how to French braid properly. Right now I only know how to inside-out braid, so I'd like to learn the other way too. It's a lot of fun! This is why I've always wanted a girl. :-D (It probably won't be too long until I can do stuff with Kayla's crazy hair too! See!)