It took me a bit longer then I expected, although not too bad. Marietta's took about an hour because I tried to let her stay sitting up and watch TV while I did it. I finally gave up and made her put her head down. Rebecca's went quite a bit faster as she just lay down when I needed to do the bottom and I think we were probably done in 35-40 minutes.
Going out with the girls means we have to stop every few minutes to accept a compliment about how nice or neat their hair is or answer a question about how long it took to do their hair ... most people don't think to ask how long it stays in and are surprised that you can wash their hair with it in. I certianly wouldn't bother with such a hairdo if it was only going to last a day or two!!
On the pictures Marietta's hair has been in for 1.5 and Rebecca's for 1 week. It's great not having to worry about doing their hair. Marietta mostly does her own hair, but Rebecca does not and she has terrible hair when it comes to knots ... hence the hairdo. With all their swimming it would be awful having to constantly do her hair. The goal is to get 3 weeks out of the hair-do, but Marietta's elastics started popping at about 1.5 weeks. Lesson for next time: don't put the elastics in too tight. At two weeks I replaced some or her top ones ... it doesn't look quite as nice anymore as you lose the whole weave pattern, but good enough. So we have now made it to 3 weeks for her hair and 2.5 weeks for Rebecca's (with no popped elastics yet :)
The Sunday version: