Ella Does A Hair Tutorial: Maude Braids

I was giggling when I saw these pictures on Cup of Jo this morning.  Shoeless, toothless, goofy Ella. I have to admit, while the photo shoot was happening, the stage mom in me worried that Ella's poses weren't exactly modelesque. I was about to say something (Ella! Stand Still!), but she was cracking everyone up with her dance moves and leg lifts.  Joanna, photographer Alpha, stylist Kendra, and hairdresser Reagan were so cool to let Ella do whatever she wanted. It made for a fun morning.
And now, seeing how it all came together, I'm so glad I stayed out of it. This hairstyle, afterall, reminds me of free spirit Maude from my favorite movie. Ella with Maude braids seems like the perfect match. Don't you think?

Biggest mistake of the day was that I forgot to watch how hair stylist Reagan did it! I still have the ribbon she used but I've been waiting for the hair tutorial to post.  Now that I have the instructions, I'll have to test it out. It seems simple enough. 

Keep reading for behind the scene iPhone pictures. Enjoy!

Itchy nose outtake! 


  1. sooooo cute. Her grin, the brades, her knee socks and cape. Just darling.

  2. Absolutely adorable! I also love the striped dress you're wearing - where is it from?

    1. anthropologie. i wear it almost everyday! haha it comes in red too.

  3. so cute! Love it. all of the silly pictures came out great.

  4. So darling! And so great to meet you at Alt. I hope our paths cross again soon.

  5. What a sweetie! Hahahhahahaha! Loved the kickboxing move in one of the photos. Very cool. And love the hair. Very much actually! Although Isabella's hair is curly, it could work.

  6. She is such a cutie! Love that the pictures captured her spirit!

  7. I see a bright new future coming for Ella and it is your fault:)
    She looks adorable and such an entertainer !

  8. I couldn't love these photos any more than I do. They're fabulous. Ella is such a natural! And what a cutie!

  9. Cute photo shoot! Dude, that movie totally creeps me out. Sorry.

  10. She is soooooo cute!Lovely girl!

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