Today’s post is a quick round up of all of the Valentine’s Day themed hairstyles and braids I have done this year. I have really enjoyed getting creative these past few weeks, and trying different ways to incorporate hearts into my braids. I often forget how much fun heart hairstyles can be during the other part of the year, and they don’t need to just be kept for February! I’m defiantly going to continue them through the rest of the year 😊
Happy Halloween everyone! I can’t wait to share this years costume with you all, this year it took me forever to come up with an idea. I would find an idea that I loved, then I either couldn’t find the different pieces for it or I didn’t like it anymore. I decided to go to our local party/Halloween store to look for ideas. I tried on serval different costumes, then I found mine in the corner of the store and immediately loved it.
I am a 1950’s pin up girl! I have always loved the 1950’s dresses and especially the hairstyles, so it was really fun putting together this costume. I will link all of the different pieces at the end of this post.
This hairstyle was super fun and challenging to do. I also recreated it for school and just did one victory roll and loved how that looks as well. You can’t go wrong with some simple black heels! I was short on time and couldn’t find any of accessories for my costume, but I did find these adorable earnings, which I thought really completed the outfit! (But I have to admit they were a little heavy)
Here is a close up of my dress, I also added a red cardigan to match my other red accessories. For my headband, I just went to the fabric store and got some red fabric and tied it in a knot. For my makeup I did classic winged liner, with a little brown shadow in the crease. I did a little contouring and added some blush. Lastly I added a pop of colour with some red lipstick, and I drew on a fake mole with eyeliner to pull it all together.
Dress: Patties Party Palace
Cardigan: Old Navy
Earnings: Party City
Heels: I have had them for a few years and can’t remember where they are from.
Headband: Fabric Land
Hair Inspiration: Kayley Melissa
3 years ago today, I made the decision to start an Instagram, to share pictures of my hairstyles. I originally came up with the idea because I enjoyed creating different hairstyles but had know where to post and share them. My account at first was called @nailsandhair_byme, (I wasn’t very original and couldn’t come up with anything else) because I also liked doing nails. As time went on I started to enjoying doing hair more then doing my nails, and with dance I couldn’t have them painted most of the time. That’s how I came up with @hairstylesbyabby (again I know, not very originally lol). I wasn’t the best at hair, and it was just something I liked to do in my free time. I only really knew how to fishtail, french/dutch braid, and three strand braid. As my account grew so did my passion for hair, I practiced more, watched youtube videos and found other hair accounts and learned from them.
I never really knew that by sharing my pictures on Instagram, it would turn into something that is now a pretty big part of my life and that has really given so many cool opportunities! I don’t know if most people know, but it really does take up a lot of my time maintaining my account. I am a perfectionist so I really try my best to make my hairstyles and pictures the best they can be!
So yes, this is super sappy and long, but I am proud to say that at 17, I know exactly what I want to do with my life and the career path I wish to take, all because of an Instagram account I started 3 years ago!
When I see the followers icon on my account and it reads 97K, sometimes I can’t even believe it, and I feel so lucky that I am able to share my passion with that many people! It took me one whole year to get 1000 followers, and this time last year I had 41K followers, I do know that the amount of followers you have doesn’t matter, but I hope I am able to encourage people not to give up because they don’t get a lot of likes or followers at first, it does take time, but it really is all worth it! So I would like to thank everyone that has followed me, the followers that have been there from the beginning and the new ones 🙂 I am so excited to see where this account will take me in the years to come.
Below I have some of the companies I have gotten to know and had the chance to work with ( There is also many wonderful Instagram boutiques/shoppes, as well )
I have also gotten the chance to meet many wonderful people, that have really inspired me! I had the opportunity to meet five of them in person, which was such a cool experiance.
I took some fun pictures to celebrate my 3 year “anniversary”, hope you like them! (Tomorrow I will post outfit details with some more pictures from this shoot)
Thanks so much for reading this super long post, and helping me celebrate!
Happy Christmas Eve!
This year I really wanted to make some time to try and do different Christmas hairstyles that I haven’t done before. I have always loved seeing how creative people can get with Christmas hairstyles on Instagram!
I hope you enjoy these hairstyles!
Christmas tree accent into a bun
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! And no matter what your beliefs or religion you are able to send this time surrounded by close friends and family and that you feel loved! ❤️
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A few months ago I found out I was nominated for the BATD North American Highland Dance Scholarships, it is an event where highland dancers from across North America come to compete and are nominated based on their dance exam marks. You compete in three different “events”, a written paper where you answer questions based off of the highland dance theory textbook, a technical class that you are judged on and a solo which has to be 1.5 minutes or under and your costume has to be celtic themed. I was preparing for this event for months and when it came down to the day I was very nervous but in the end it was a great day and I walked away with 4th place in the technical class out of 67 other dancers.
Today I will be sharing the hair pictures I took on my trip, I did these hairstyles on the other girls from my studio as well as myself.
The first style I did was this fishtail updo on my friend, I didn’t really have a plan for this one, I just kind of went with it but was happy with the result!
Next was this dutch lace heart braid and I twisted pieces of hair and bobby pined them to cover the elastic.
The next few pictures were taken at the roof top pool at our hotel.
For this hairstyles I was planning on continuing the dutch 5 strand braid all the way down the head but I decided to end it as a half up style with a dutch pancaked fishtail 🙂
This girl and her sister (next hairstyle is her sister) are so crazy flexible, they always amaze me! For her hairstyles I decided to go with a pancaked dutch 5 strand braid
Here is the older sister, and for her hair I went with a zipper braid into a fishtail
Told you they were flexible 😉
For this girl I did a french 4 strand braid, I end it in a ponytail because her hair wasn’t long enough 🙂 I just love her hair colour!
During the weekend we also had workshops, for the first day I did a dutch double headband with a corset braid (because it looks like highland dance shoes) into a rope twist headband!
For the last day of classes I did zig zag rope twists into a rope twist bun and then added a cute yellow lace bun
The day we were travelling back home I washed and blowed dried my hair and then it was so soft I couldn’t braid it and my hair needed a bit of a break 😉 I also straightened it with my Vanity Planet Ceramic Flat Iron! If you use the code GABBY and click on -> this Website Link you will get 80% off your purchase bringing it down to 40$!
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed reading and seeing pictures from my trip!