Thursday, October 30, 2014

Disney Frozen Hairstyles: Inspired by Anna and Elsa by Theodora Mjoll Skuladottir Jack


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge, from Edda USA, via Jane Wesman Public Relations, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


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Well actually Halloween is HERE people!

I'm sure you've heard all the Elsa/Frozen Trick or Treating jokes already, but if you've got a girl under the age of 10, you KNOW how serious it is to have the CORRECT look!

This new book will let you bring to life all the fancy hairstyles from Frozen, and more! We were lucky to be able to check it out BEFORE Halloween!

(This post also starts our Disney theme for the day!)

Frozen Hairstyles cover

Synopsis:

If you long to recreate these royal sisters’ beautiful braids, buns, and other dazzling hairstyles, Disney Frozen Hairstyles: Inspired by Anna and Elsa is for you.  The step-by-step instructions in this gorgeously photographed book make it possible for anyone to replicate these heroines’ striking looks.
Truly unique, Disney Frozen Hairstyles is the first book to reveal the secrets behind Anna and Elsa's different coiffures.  Each of the twenty-eight hairdos is created on a real child and meticulously photographed in full color to make even the most complicated style easy to achieve.
The book depicts a variety of hairstyles perfect for active girls as well as for special occasions  such as parties, proms, and weddings.  The many beautiful hairstyles include:
• Elsa’s Icy Braid – a loosely woven, thick braid
• Big Braid – a beautiful concoction of four interwoven braids
• Anna’s Braids – two simple but lovely braids
• Anna’s Crown – a striking alternative to the traditional bun
• Snow Queen – a special bun accented with a flower
Disney Frozen Hairstyles also features “Braidschool,” an invaluable section that shows how to construct the basic braids that are fundamental to Anna and Elsa’s looks – as well as so many other hairstyles.  Braidschool includes detailed directions and illustrations for creating traditional, French, Dutch, rope, and fishtail braids.
Don’t hesitate to jump right in and experiment, to combine styles and create your own Frozen-inspired look.  Offering pretty up-dos as well as everyday styles, Disney Frozen Hairstyles makes it fun and easy for anyone to create looks inspired by these beloved sisters. 


Review:

This wonderful book has twenty-eight hairdos,all with full instructions and a color picture, making it easy even for the novice braider to recreate the hairstyles!  They walk you through the different braiding styles, and then take you into the different 'fancy' braids and styles. I love how each step is shown (see below example), so you can see how the braids look while you are making them. The book is pretty equally devoted to Elsa and Anna.

Miss Grace and I experimented with 2 of the hairstyles, to see which one she wanted to try for Halloween-
the classic 'Elsa' braid and a Frozen 'wrap' braid.

Frozen Hairstyles  elsa icy braid page sample
Learn how to create Elsa's Icy Braid by following the simple instructions and photos in the new book, Disney Frozen Hairstyles: Inspired by Anna and Elsa. (Edda USA/$12.95/Copyright (c) 2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc.)

The basic Elsa braid is relatively simple (if your test subject sits still that is!), and here is our result:

Frozen Hairstyles  elsa icy braid trial

I was able to get the front poof with her long bangs by teasing them, them poufing and twisting them back and starting the braid toward the front of her head. That way they could be incorporated. The key to this braid is making it tight with thicker sections, but then going back and loosing it, to bulk it up and create the softness.


The Wrap Braid was not as simple, as Miss Grace's hair is still on the silky fine side, which makes it hard to stay in place.

Frozen Hairstyles  elsa wrap braid trial

You can see how in theory it would look- crossing the 2 strands over each other, over and over. The only way it would work with her hair was to pin each strand as it was crossed over, and she didn't want bobby pins, so it was on the difficult side. I tried the style twice, and got a bit better on the second go around, as you can see. If your daughter has thicker hair, then the style would work and be VERY dramatic!


This is a fun book, and you will fun redoing the hairstyles with your daughter, not just for Halloween, but all year round! Many of the Anna styles are prefect for wearing to school any day of the week. If you have a Frozen fanatic in the house, then make sure to add this to your Christmas gift buying list- they'll love you for it!




About the Author: 

Theodora Mjoll Skuladottir Jack is an Icelandic freelance hairstylist, a lifestyle blogger, and author of five hairstyle books.  She has also had her own television show.

About the Publisher
Edda USA specializes in entertainment and media. Building on our strong foundation with over thirty years of experience in publishing we have expanded our expertise and become a cross-media production company.

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