Thursday, October 30, 2014

Disney Princess Hairstyles Book is YOUR Way to be Mom of the Year!


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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Continuing our Disney theme for the day....

I have another great Disney based hairstyle book that we were able to preview before Halloween!

Disney Princess Hairstyles cover


Synopsis:


Want to create hairstyles like Disney’s most popular princesses? 
Whether your hair is long or somewhat shorter, curly or straight, the step-by-step instructions in the beautifully photographed book, Disney Princess Hairstyles: 40 Amazing Princess Hairstyles With Step by Step Images, will make it possible for you to recreate the gorgeous looks of eleven of Disney’s beloved princesses – from Ariel to Mulan, Cinderella to Snow White, and Tiana to Pocahontas.
Disney Princess Hairstyles details forty hairdos, including braids, updos, buns, waves, twists, and ponytails.  Among the variety of styles are options that are ideal for both straight and curly hair, as well as for a variety of hair textures.  Each hairstyle is created on a real child and meticulously photographed in full color to make even the most complicated coiffure easy to achieve. 
The princesses and their accompanying hairstyles include:
 Ariel:  Locks of the Ocean – A free-flowing style with two tightly woven braids holding it in place
• Aurora:  Aurora’s Waves – A cascade of pretty waves
• Belle:  Belle’s Bow – A distinctive style accented by a charming bow created with your own hair
• Cinderella:  Buns and Braids – A pair of beautifully twisted buns highlighted by braids
• Jasmine:  High Ponytail – An unusual ponytail perched high on the head
• Merida:  Rough and Tough – A tumble of curls balanced on the crown of the head
• Mulan:  Mulan’s Bun – A lovely bun accessorized by an intertwined ribbon
• Pocanontas:  Pocahontas’ Hidden Braid – A unique look in which a French braid peeks out from twisted locks of hair
• Rapunzel:  Rapunzel’s Full Braid – An exquisite variation on the traditional fishtail braid
• Snow White:  Braid of Braids – An attractive concoction of braids gathered at the nape of the neck
• Tiana:  Tiana’s Bun – A gorgeous but easy-to-create topknot
Disney Princess Hairstyles also features “Braidschool,” an invaluable section that shows how to construct the basic braids that are fundamental to the Princesses’ looks as well as so many other hairstyles.  Braidschool includes detailed directions and illustrations for creating traditional, French, Dutch, rope, and fishtail braids.
Try as many hairstyles as you can and use them as inspiration to create your own look.  Offering hairdos perfect for special occasions – from parties and proms to weddings – as well as everyday styles, Disney Princess Hairstyles makes it fun and easy for anyone to create looks inspired by Disney’s cherished heroines.


Review:

Like the earlier Frozen Hairstyles book we reviewed, this book has a basic learn to braid section, and then it starts with the different hairstyles for all 9 of the Disney princesses, with 40 different looks. They were all charming, but for Princess Tiana. I felt like hers could have been a bit better done, but that is a personal preference. Merida's looks also require VERY curly hair, which is great if your child has that. 

Our first VERY quick and easy hairstyle was Mulan's bun


Learn how to create Mulan's Bun by following the simple instructions and photos in the new book, Disney Princess Hairstyles: 40 Amazing Princess Hairstyles with Step by Step Images(Edda USA/$12.95/Copyright (c) 2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc.)

As you can see, it was very easy to recreate:

Disney Princess Hairstyles  mulan bun trial

I did use a crocheted yarn braid as my ribbon, to show how you could make the bun with a thicker ribbon. It is basically a thick braid that is then put up in a bun, and the ribbon ends come out for decoration, It would be perfect for dance practice, recitals or just Sunday dress up!

The next hairstyle we tried was Snow White's Ribbon Braid. It looked pretty straightforward, and I thought it might be a good example for you to use for Halloween night, for any princesses you might have.

Disney Princess Hairstyles  snow white ribbon braid

As you can see, you start the French braid with 2 parts hair, 1 part ribbon (I used a thicker satin ribbon this time), and part the hair so 3/4 is on the primary side. You then French braid from the front side, along to the back and pull remaining hair into bottom of braid. You could go either direction, I went from the right, as I am right handed and it was easier. I did pull the braid up a little high when I started, as I had to accommodate those long bangs. Otherwise it wold have been closer to her ear on the right front section.

Disney Princess Hairstyles  snow white ribbon braid variation 1

The included directions allow for the braid to hang down. I tied off the ribbon, and then added a matching gauze ribbon for extra punch (top photos above). Then for a different variation, I pulled the braid up and around the top of Miss Grace's head to make a crown. As you can see, it really showcases your ribbon this way. 


On the top picture, you can see how the crown variation looks from above. Very nice and neat. We then made variation 3 by adding her actual Krewe of Erin Princess crown, and a sparkly band, so you could see how the front would look with different pieces. Again, all the hairstyle variations would be great for any princess dress up for Halloween, or all year round.

Like the Frozen Hairstyles book, many of the styles in this book are perfect for everyday wear to school, or for any time dress up. This book would be a wonderful Christmas gift, with a bag of Princess type hair items for your favorite princess! We highly recommend it!


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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