Two-Tone Purple Fulani Braids

Words can’t express how much I adore this Barbie Fashionistas doll. She is so gorgeous and her complexion is …everything! Whilst I like her hairstyle, the quality of the hair is pretty poor, a beautiful tangled mess. A Doll Collector could look past this but as I am also a Doll Customiser, I saw this as an opportunity to experiment and have some fun. Long story short, we are still in quarantine and everything that could have went wrong did! I ran out of acetone and her head split during the rerooting process. Regardless, I thouroughly enjoyed this custom; I used it as an opportunity to experiment. Can you repaint a doll without removing its factory face paint? Can you repair/save a split doll head? Watch me answer such questions and prevent a fail!

EQUIPMENT USED:

  • Patience.
  • A doll in need of a new hairstyle. I used Barbie Fashionistas Doll 90 – Rainbow Bright – Original.
  • Hairbands.
  • Scissors.
  • A flat-head screwdriver.
  • Tweezers.
  • 100% Acetone.
  • Cotton buds.
  • Paint brushes.
  • A matt/matte sealant spray. I used Mr. Super Clear UV Cut Flat.
  • Synthetic hair.
  • A rerooting needle.
  • Super glue.
  • Masking tape.
  • Watercolour pencils.
  • Mica pigments.
  • Pastels.

Everything you will need should be available via Amazon.