Dolly ReRoot: Little Miss No Name

One more post for 2015! My mother asked me to work on yet another Little Miss No Name re-root. I love working on LMNN’s, so I was happy to comply. (Check out my other LMNN posts here.)

Usually, my mom likes her LMNN’s to have blonde or brunette tones. For this re-root, she went in a different direction and chose a very different sort of color! This LMNN ended up with a wicked shade of Ultraviolet nylon hair. Ultraviolet is a warm grape tone and looks super cool.

Little Miss No Name ReRoot

This LMNN had a cut in her foot, which is why she’s currently wearing the large orange socks.

Little Miss No Name ReRoot

Little Miss No Name ReRoot

Little Miss No Name ReRoot

I believe I used 4-5 hanks on this girl, but I have to admit, I totally forgot to keep track– again. Both my mom and I agree that this hair calls for a groovy, hippy sort of outfit, which we’ll find for her eventually.

Happy New Year!

One of my resolutions for the new year is to do one re-root a month. I feel like I have 5,000 dolls sitting in my room waiting for new hair, so it’s about time I worked on them. And with that, I’ll leave you until 2016! Have a safe and happy new year!

December 31, 2015. Tags: , . Re-Root, Uncategorized. 4 comments.

Dolly Re-Root: Ideal Giggles

At the last Chicago Doll and Toy Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds, I picked up an Ideal Giggles.  I had rerooted a Giggles in the past for my mom and decided it was time to purchase my own. This Giggles was a steal at $15.00. Giggles had very dry hair and was in desperate need of a reroot when I picked her up.

Giggles

Giggles-Before

I knew that Giggles needed a fun and funky hair color, so after much debating on Dollyhair, I decided to order 5 hanks of nylon Dragonfly.  Dragonfly is a vibrant green that reflects a blue tint when in the sun. It’s a very cool color. There’s so much depth to it. I love it!

Re-root in progress

Re-root in progress

After a day and a half of rooting and 3 hanks of hair (long Barbie length), Giggles was complete. Her dull dirty blonde hair was gone, replaced with a wicked cool shade of green. Unlike other dolly reroots, I actually ordered more than enough hanks of hair this time around, which means I have two full hanks to play with on other dolls.

Re-Root: Giggles

Re-Root: Giggles

Re-Root: Giggles

Re-Root: Giggles

Re-Root: Giggles

I’m in love with how this Giggles turned out. (Now, all she needs is a new outfit!) Her green hair gives her tons of spunk!  Have you rerooted something recently? How’d it turn out? Have any thoughts on Giggles transformation? Leave a comment below.

July 31, 2015. Tags: , , . Re-Root, Uncategorized. 10 comments.

Dolly Re-Root: Little Miss No Name

Last week, I finished a new re-root. Surprise, surprise, it’s a Little Miss No Name!  While not in horrible shape, this particular Little Miss No Name had very dry hair.

Before

Before (Actual before shot disappeared, so but this is close!)

For her re-root, I used nylon Carrot Cake.  Carrot Cake is a very strange color.  Dollyhair describes it as, “More muted than pumpkin spice, but it is still an auburn color. It is more red than amaretto.”  The thing I love about Carrot Cake is that it seems to change color in different lights.  It’s redder than it looks in these photos and sometimes has a bit of a muted pink hue to it.

After

After

After

After

This Little Miss No Name received a shorter do than the usual.  I think it looks great!  Have you re-rooted any dolls recently? Share your thoughts below!

February 2, 2015. Tags: , . Re-Root, Uncategorized. 15 comments.

Dolly Re-Root: Little Miss No Name

At the last Kane County Doll and Toy Show we attended, my mom picked up two sweet Little Miss No Name‘s.  Both needed a little bit of work done in the hair department.  Recently, I finished the first of the two.  Since this Little Miss No Name came with her original tear, my mom wanted her hair color to be pretty similar to the factory color, meaning no chocolate hues or orange tints.

Original Head

Original Head

We searched Dolly Hair for a good color and decided upon White Chocolate.  White Chocolate is a very white blonde.  It’s a little lighter and fresher than what most factory Little Miss No Name’s wear today.  I used the same white blonde on my Young Delancy re-root a while back.

New Little Miss No Name

New Little Miss No Name

Little Miss No Name took roughly 5 hanks of hair, cut long for Barbie.  We only gave her hair a slight trim.  My mom, dolly stylist, decided on a simple hair style for this girl.

Comparision

Comparison- reroot vs factory

I really love how this Little Miss No Name turned out!  She looks so sweet with the long white blonde hair.  I know there are purists out there who probably think cleaning these up and giving them new life is a travesty, but I don’t agree with that at all!  These Little Miss No Name’s get a bad rap because of the poor shape many are in. But with a bit of TLC, they can be so beautiful!

Bye!

A tear of joy!

Have you done a dolly re-root recently?  What do you think of this re-root?  Share your thoughts below!

February 9, 2014. Tags: , . Re-Root, Uncategorized. 14 comments.

New Re-Roots: My Scene Madison, Crissy, and Stacie

I haven’t done much re-rooting this year and the projects I did do, I forgot to post!  Here’s an update on my re-rooting projects this year!

Introducing Little Delancy

Introducing Little Delancy (pre beauty mark)

Most recently, my mom requested that I make a ‘We Three Friends’ Stacie  into a little My Scene Delancy.  Delancy is her favorite My Scene character.  She has a whole shelf of her doll case just for Delancy’s, in fact.  Over the past few years, I’ve collected a box (and bag) of dolls that need new hair.  Strangely, a good number of them are from the We Three Friends line that included Stacie and her two friends.  As My Scene dolls are known for their large features, We Three Friends Stacie seemed like a perfect choice for the re-root.

Delancy (factory) with Little Delancy (re-root)

Delancy (factory) with Little Delancy (re-root)

This Little Delancy was re-rooted with White Chocolate and Carrot Cake saran hair, ordered from Dollyhair.  While I’ve re-rooted Stacie’s before, I have never tried ‘uneven’ highlights before.  While they’re still not as uneven as I wanted, I think the Carrot Cake highlights turned out looking pretty good!  My mom added Delancy’s signature beauty mark.  Little Delancy will be re-dressed eventually. At the moment, she’s still in the dress she wore when we found her at Savers.

Introducing My Scene Madision

Introducing My Scene Madison

This Madison re-root is the third in ‘series’ or sorts.  To clear out my dollyhair box, I started re-rooting a handful of My Scene dolls with lots of different colors, as you’ve seen on Barbie and Chelsea.

My Scene Madison

My Scene Madison

Madison has a ‘cacophony’ of colors in her hair, from hot pink to lime green to silver.  It goes down to her mid back and is braided all the way through in tiny braids.

Crissy Re-root

Crissy Re-root

And onto Crissy.  Overall, we kept Crissy pretty normal.  I  believe she’s re-rooted with Sable Brown saran hair.  (It’s been a while, though!)  She used many hanks.  I love the dark color and how it works with her dark eyes.

Crissy Re-Root

Crissy Re-Root

The most complicated part of the re-root was figuring out how to work around and with the moveable ponytail function she is known for.  Thankfully, we found some handy websites that had instructions on how to handle the ponytail.

I still have lots of leftover colors in my box of dolly hair and my goal is to go through them by December so I can start 2014 with fresh dolly hair!  I have a lot of work to do!!!

Have any questions?  Comments?  Share them down below!

August 25, 2013. Tags: . Re-Root, Uncategorized. 7 comments.

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