Let me tell you, it has paid off. I gave B and V faux-hawk styles last night and they were thrilled with them! V looked in the mirror and exclaimed "Mom, you are so creative!" And then after she stared at herself for awhile she ran off to "Whip her hair" around really good!
I apologize that the pictures are really terrible. I just seem to have my days, and yesterday was not one of them. But I think you can still see how I did the styles. For both of them I cornrowed their locs/yarn braids up the sides of their heads to the center and then secured them with a pony holder. The only difference is that on V, I only did 3 cornrows per side, and on B, I did 6 cornrows per side. Then on V I just left them hanging to one side. On B I made large bantu type knots like the style that Willow has toward the end of the video.
I was not as thrilled with the outcome of B's, even though it is a pretty close replica of the video style. This morning I took the knots out and let her no crimpy locs hang to the side like V's and I like it better.
How do you feel about faux-hawk or mohawk styles? Do you ever feel like your kids are now cooler than you????