Thursday, September 10, 2015

Book Review: Disney Villains Hairstyles & Looks from Edda USA

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Edda USA, 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

Continuing our history theme, we're off to the movies!

Not only are Disney Villains deliciously evil, but they have deliciously fabulous hair.  Thanks to the step-by-step instructions in this book, anyone can create fun, crazy, and exciting hairstyles inspired by such favorite evil-doers as Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, Queen Grimhild, Ursula, Lady Tremaine, Madame Medusa and Captain Hook.

Disney Villains Hairstyles and Looks includes thirty exciting looks, each of which is meticulously photographed on a real girl.  It is the perfect guidebook for birthdays, costume parties, Halloween – or just when you want to spice up your everyday look!

Brought to you by the same people, Edda USA, who brought us the amazing hair styles in Disney Princess Hairstyles and Disney Frozen Fever Hairstyles, this new book continues the great work of those books, and brings us to the 'dark side' of our favorite Disney movies, just in time for Halloween dress up time!

As you can see all the villains are well represented, and the assorted hair styles would be right at home for SteamPunk, Star Wars or even vintage looks! All can be easily taken to the next level with addition of colored strands, making for some really fun looks. 

The only thing different with this book, is that there are no 'braiding' guides, teaching you how to braid. if you have either of the previous 2 books, you'll be just fine with the instructions in this book! I do love how they have photos of each step, and how you can do the styles yourself. When you need someone else to help, they show that. So it helps you to access the difficulty of the different looks.

Miss Grace zeroed in on the Maleficent section, with her current obsession over her! As you can see there are 3 variations for her horns.

Of course she picked the hardest one to try to out! Naturally, she is my kid, LOL. The key to this hairstyle is to have LOTS of hair and a very thin and sturdy band to be able to wrap your hair around. You will also need pins to hold it well in place. The more hair you have, the better you can pin it down to keep it still. She loved it, as you can see, but it didn't last more than 20 minutes of normal kid activity. But for an adult, it would have been fine! If she wants Maleficent's horns, we'll do the braids next time!

The second style she picked was the Evil Queen Tiara braid. Of course. the kid can barely sit still for me to do a French braid. But we gave it our best shot. It didn't turn out as expected, as you can see. I was able to get the dutch braid in the back better, as she sat still for some reason. Had her hair been about 4 inches longer, I would have been able to wrap the end into the tiara shape in front and the look would have been right. To do this braid again on Miss Grace, I would need to start it actually to the side back of her head, as her front sections are much thinner, due to really being growing out bangs. But I loved the look of the dutch braid in the back, and as she said, the lower front allowed for plenty of room for the Evil Queen's massive crown. You know, priorities! LOL.

This is a fun book and definitely one to add to your costume idea list for Halloween! Don't miss it!

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