Jan 17, 2018

Heart Hairstyles Compilation, 9 Ways To Make A Heart In Your Hair!

9 Valentines Day hairstyles! Heart hairstyle video tutorials. #valentines #hearthairstyles

Today we are sharing 9 cute and easy heart hairstyles! More than a week of heart hair ideas in one video! These hairstyles would be perfect for Valentine's Day, flower girls, weddings, school, dances, recitals, communions, church, all month long in February, and every day wear. These are all heatless hairstyles.

This hair tutorial video is a compilation of hairstyle ideas we have shared in the past on our "princess hairstyles" blog and youtube channel, dating back to 2008! Valentine's Day has always been one of our favorite holidays to style hair and we wanted to create a video showcasing many of our favorite heart hairstyle ideas in one place for you!

9 Heart Valentine's Hairstyles, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Heart hairstyles included in this video w/ timestamps:

#1 Heart Knot Hairstyle 0:03
#2 Quick and Easy Heart Ponytail 0:49
#3 Braided Heart or Triangle Hairstyle 1:40
#4 Half Up 3D Heart Hairstyle 2:46
#5 Double Heart Hairstyle 3:54
#6 Braided Heart Headband 4:48
#7 Easy Pull Through Heart Ponytail 6:17
#8 4 Strand Slide Up Ribbon Braid Heart Ponytail 7:16
#9 Lace French Braid Heart Ponytail 9:09

We didn't feel like any of these hairstyles needed detailed step by step tutorials, but just a quick overview showing the basic process of creating the styles.  We do have several videos on our channel showing how to braid, twist, and weave if you are wanting more detailed instructions.

The "topsy tail tool" shown in our video can be found on Amazon (affiliate) here: Topsy Tail

These hairstyles would be great for little girls, teens, middle school, high school, and college students... any age could wear them.

Hope you love these heart hairstyles!
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Jan 10, 2018

Prom & Wedding Hairstyle! Romantic Updo With Twists & Braids

Romantic updo with twists and braids hair tutorial.

In today's hair tutorial we show an easy, elegant, and pretty updo for special occasions. This romantic hairstyle with twists and braids is glamorous, sophisticated, and fancy. Similar to something you might see on the red carpet, but can be created quite easily in your own home! This gorgeous style would be great for many occasions such as Prom, Homecoming, Weddings (bridal, bridesmaids, and flower girls) recitals, communions, holidays, date night, Instagram photos, etc.

Romantic Updo With Twists and Braids Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



In our step by step video tutorial (above) we use a topsy tail to create the first twisted section. These tools can be found online (affiliate.) This tool is optional, if you do not have a topsy tail, the twists can be made by pulling the hair through with just your fingers. As mentioned in our video, there really is no exact science for creating this hairstyle. After making the basic twists and braids, you can use your own creativity to loosen, pull, and pin up the final look and much of this will depend on the length and texture of the hair you are working with.

This up-style will work best on long hair and medium hair. Curly, wavy, or straight.

Gorgeous wedding hairstyle tutorial.


Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Several small/medium clear hair elastics. (We used 5.)
  • Bobby pins. Our favorite brand and best we have found for holding the hair in place is Sally Beauty Supply min pins (affiliate.) 
  • Topsy Tail (affiliate) (optional.)
  • Finishing hairspray.
  • Flat iron, curling wand, or curling iron for face framing curls.

Visit our Prom Hairstyles collection for more special occasion hair ideas!
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Jan 3, 2018

Sleep Styler Review and Demo!

Sleep Styler Tutorial and Review Video

Today we are testing The Sleep Styler (as seen on Shark Tank) on long, straight, and fine hair! As mentioned in our video tutorial and review video (below) their instruction manual did state that you may not get great results if you have straight/fine or hard to curl hair and recommend their mini rollers instead. The large rollers that we used in this video were typically made for people with long and thick, frizzy, curly or textured hair. We wanted to try them out anyway to see what kind of results we could achieve. My daughter has been loving loose, wavy curls lately over tight ringlet type curls. Maybe at some point we will test the mini rollers to see if we like them better. This is our first impression of the product as we have not used them before!

Check out our Sleep Styler review and demo video to see our results below! (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



In this video we give some tips and tricks for using these curlers as well as showing our results. The most important tip is to start with slightly damp, but not wet hair. Even though these are made with "absorbent yoga towel fabric" your curls will not dry completely if your hair is soaking wet when you roll it up (even overnight.) We also show how to place the straps so that the velcro ends up facing the correct way at the bottom of the rollers.

The core of these rollers is memory foam, so they are super soft, although my daughter said they weren't extremely comfortable to sleep in.  I don't think any heat-less overnight curlers really are!

The sleep styler can be found online on Amazon. (Affiliate)
I would recommend adding hairspray or other product when the rollers come out for longer lasting curls.

*This is not a sponsored post. The Sleep Styler was purchased by us.  Our opinions are our own.
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Dec 20, 2017

Top 13 Hairstyles Of The Year!


Our annual tradition! Please enjoy a countdown of our top 13 favorite hairstyles that were posted on "Princess Hairstyles" this year.



Tutorial links for each of the hairstyles shown:

#13- Easy Flat Iron Curls (How to curl hair with a flat iron)

#12- Braided Dream Catcher Hair Tutorial

#11- Rainbow Sunrise Braid Hairstyle

#10- Wonder Woman Hairstyle

#9- Flower Pull Through Braid

#8- Cross Bow Hairstyle

#7- 3 Easy Hairstyles Using Headbands

#6- Palm Tree Bubble Braid

#5- Criss Cross Woven Ponytail

#4- Bow Tie Braid

#3- Squiggle Knot Braid

#2- Elastic Braid Heart

#1- 14 Easy Hairstyles For School

Check out our top hairstyles countdown videos from past years!

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Thanks so much for watching/commenting/being so supportive!  We'll see you all next year!
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Dec 13, 2017

3D Christmas Tree Hair Tutorial

Christmas Tree Hairstyle Tutorial! 3D Bubble Braid.
This half up half down 3D "Christmas tree hairstyle" is so fun and would be perfect for your next holiday occasion!  We posted a simplified version of this Christmas hairstyle last year, which we called the "bubble braid Christmas tree." This year we have added some dimension to the tree by creating an extra loop in front of the braid (for a 3D effect) as well as some green ribbon for added color.  At the top of the tree we have placed a sparkly star clip.  You could add an angel, ornaments, lights, bows... whatever decorations you would like to your tree.

3D Christmas Tree Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



This hairstyle would be great for a Christmas party, Christmas Eve, meeting Santa, Christmas dinner, sledding, making gingerbread cookies and houses, a Christmas recital or play, school, or a hairstyle to go with an ugly sweater contest! ;)

3D Christmas Tree Hair Tutorial. Easy Video! #Christmas #Christmastreehair

Supplies needed to recreate this holiday hairstyle:
  • Several hair elastics. The amount will depend on the length of hair you are working with.
  • Green ribbon (optional.)
  • A Christmasy clip for the top of your tree (optional.)
  • Pomade, gel, hair wax, etc. to help control flyaways.
To see more Christmas hair ideas, click on our Christmas hairstyles collection. (Including a snowflake hairstyle, classic hair wreath or halo braid, cookie cutter or ornament braid, candy cane hairstyles, holiday updos, and several Christmas tree hairstyle ideas.)
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Dec 6, 2017

Decorated Pull Through Braids! 3 Holiday Hairstyle Ideas

3 cute Christmas hairstyles! Decorated pull through braids, video tutorial.

These 3 ponytail Christmas hairstyles would be great for many holiday parties and events this year!  We are loving these "decorated pull-through braids" as they are festive and fun, but not overly crazy.  I could see these styles working for little girls as well as teens and women. These 3 hairstyles could be worn to a Christmas party, any upcoming holiday event, to school or work, for New Years Eve, to church, or even a hairstyle to go with an ugly sweater contest. ;)

 Decorated Pull Through Braids Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



In this video hair tutorial, we show 3 different techniques for creating the decorated pull through braids. 

#1 Pull through braid with tinsel. This is the traditional method and most popular technique we have seen to make the braid (using garland as a substitute for the standard second section of hair in our decorated variation.)

Tinsel pull through braid, video tutorial. Cute for Christmas or New Years Eve hairstyle!

#2 Bubble braid with pulled through beads.  We came up with this method as we were experimenting and love it, as it halves the amount of elastics used in a traditional pull through style!

Pull through bubble braid with beads, video instructions.

#3 Reverse pull through braid with ribbon.  We have shared this inverted or reverse technique in the past.  For this tutorial we replaced the second section of hair with holiday ribbon.

Pull through braid with ribbon. Video instructions.

Of course, these hairstyles can be worn for many occasions year round and not just for Christmas!
 
Supplies needed to recreate these styles:
  • 1 large elastic or hair tie for the top of the ponytail.
  • Several medium size clear elastics (the amount will depend on the length of hair you are working with as well as the technique chosen.)
  • Decor for your pull through braid.  You could really add any type of ribbon, garland, beads, lace, yarn, etc. for all 3 of the techniques shown. We found all of our supplies at the Dollar Store.
  • Scissors to cut your decor to desired length.
  • You could definitely add some ornaments or lights to these styles (if that is the look you are going for.)  I'm thinking some jewels or other hair accessories placed at each elastic would also be lovely if you are wanting some added sparkle.
Holiday hairstyle ideas! Decorated pull through braids, video instructions.
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Nov 22, 2017

7 Ways To Make A Bun Using A Hair Donut!

7 cute bun hairstyle ideas using a hair donut or bun maker.

Today we are sharing 7 cute and easy bun hairstyles which were created using a hair donut, bun shaper, or bun maker! An entire week of hair ideas in one video! These buns would be perfect hairstyles for dance, figure skating, ballet, gymnastics, school, sports, recitals, communions, proms, homecoming, church, work, and every day wear. These are all heatless hairstyles.

This hair tutorial video is a compilation of hairstyle ideas we have shared in the past on our "princess hairstyles" youtube channel. As my daughter is a dancer, I can't tell you how many times we have needed to put her hair in a bun for performances. It is always nice to have a few ideas on hand showing how to do that! We have gathered 7 bun hairstyles all in one video to make it easier for you to find the perfect bun!

7 Cute Bun Hairstyles Video Tutorials: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Bun hairstyles included in this video w/ timestamps:

#1 Braided bubble bun 0:06
#2 Sock bun or doughnut bun with no ends to deal with 1:21
#3 Dance Bun or Ballet Bun for shorter hair 2:36
#4 Hot cross bun tutorial 3:10
#5 The "perfect bun" and overnight no heat curls 4:29
#6 Pinwheel bun tutorial 5:53
#7 Pinwheel bun shortcut tutorial 7:07

We didn't feel like any of these hairstyles needed detailed step by step tutorials, but just a quick overview showing the basic process of creating the styles.  We do have several videos on our blog showing how to braid, twist, and weave if you are wanting more detailed instructions.

These hairstyles would be great for teens, middle school, high school, and college students, although any age could wear them.

Supplies needed to recreate these styles:
  • The "hair donut" shown in our video can be found on Amazon (affiliate) or most discount and beauty stores.  
  • The "perfect bun" maker shown can be found on Amazon (affiliate.)
  • Several bobby pins
  • A hair tie for the initial ponytail
  • In the dance bun for shorter hair, we used a hair net which can also be found on Amazon (affiliate.)
Hope you like these bun, top knot, and chignon hairstyles!
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Nov 15, 2017

Woven Pie Crust Hair Tutorial, Holiday Hairstyles

Woven pie crust hairstyle. Christmas hairstyle, Thanksgiving hairstyle.
A braided and woven half up hairstyle, perfect for the upcoming holidays!  We have done similar styles in the past which involve weaving the hair and they usually end up being our favorite hairstyles! These intricate basket weave styles always garner tons of compliments and are actually easier than they look. 

This pretty holiday hairstyle doesn't have to be just for Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, etc. but we thought it would be fun to name it something festive since we are in the midst of the holiday season (hence the name our boys came up with) the "woven pie crust hairstyle!"

Woven Pie Crust Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Pretty half up woven and braided hairstyle, video tutorial.
This hairstyle is a combination of several techniques: A half knot, feather braids, hair weaving, french braiding, and a pull-through faux waterfall technique.

As mentioned in our hair tutorial, I would recommend adding pomade, gel, or other hair product before starting.  You may find it easier to create this hairstyle using wet or damp hair (depending on the texture you are working with.)  Also, we mentioned a trick using rubber bands to help hold the style in place (towards the end of the video) for those of you with fine or silky hair.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Small clip  (to help hold the hair while you are working.)
  • 2 medium, clear rubber bands or hair elastics.
  • Topsy tail (optional)
  • Pomade, gel, or other hair product to help prevent flyaways.
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Nov 8, 2017

How To Curl Hair With A Flat Iron, Easy Tutorial & Tips and Tricks!

How to curl your hair with a flat iron video tutorial.

Our hair tutorial today shows how to curl your hair with a straightener or flat iron! We also show an easy "hair hack" or trick using nail polish to determine if you have spun the flat iron correctly to get the perfect curl.  We thought of this trick as my daughter was learning to curl her hair with a flat iron for the first time and are hoping it will help other beginners. This method can be tricky to master at first, but once you get it down, it becomes easy and so fun.  We love these curls because they last for days and look so gorgeous!

Step By Step "How To Curl Your Hair With A Flat Iron" Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



As mentioned in our curling tutorial (above) depending on how you twist the flat iron, you can make looser waves, beachy waves, or bouncy curls using the same technique.

Curling your hair with a straightener, step by step.

How to curl hair with a flat iron video tutorial, plus tips and tricks.

If you are looking for a flat iron to purchase, we recommend finding one with rounded edged plates (which will both straighten and curl your hair.)  The one we used in this tutorial has been great and is made by NuMe.  We found it on Amazon. (Affiliate.)

The heat protectant we used is made by Tresseme and can also be found on Amazon. (Affiliate.)
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Nov 1, 2017

Getting A Haircut At The Salon, Layers For The First Time!

Hair cut video, long hair with layers

Hey guys, come along with us to the salon where she gets layers cut for the first time!  We thought it would be fun to do something different this week and show you a "behind the scenes" look at her fun new haircut.  She has had her hair cut more dramatically short (to her shoulders) in the past and donated it, but she has never had layers!

Hair Cut Video: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



She is loving her fresh new cut and it looks so stylish and cute down (straight or curled.) But FYI... layers do make your hair more difficult to braid (since you will have shorter hair mixed in with longer pieces.) If any of you are thinking of doing the same type of cut but still want to be able to wear your hair up,  I would suggest asking for "long layers" which is what she got.  While it will be more difficult, she should still be able to do most braids, ponytails, buns, etc, since her layers don't start up super high on her head.

P.S. If you would like a tutorial showing how she curled her hair with a flat iron at the end of the video, let us know and we can work on getting that out. ;)
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Oct 25, 2017

17 Halloween Hairstyles

17 Halloween Hair Ideas, including tutorials

Looking for the perfect Halloween Hairstyle to go with your Halloween costume? We have rounded up 17 of our favorite Halloween hair tutorials to give you some inspiration!  All of these hairstyles are fairly easy and can be done using your own hair. Whether you are dressing up as something scary, cute, silly, funny, or pretty, we hope you can find what you are looking for.

Click on the title above each picture to be taken to a step by step video tutorial showing how to recreate the style.


Spider Hairstyle
This one would be cute on its own, or to go with a witch costume or other scary costume!
Spider hair tutorial for Halloween

Candy corn hair tutorial, for Halloween and Fall

Including hairstyles for Elsa, Anna, Belle, Cinderella, and Jasmine

6 easy Disney Princess hair tutorials, so easy!

Wonder woman hairstyle tutorial, so unique

Shows how to make a cute Trolls headband to go with your Trolls costume.
Trolls headband tutorial for Halloween costume

Tinker Bell hair tutorial, faux bangs using your own hair

Unique spider web hair tutorial
Spider web hairstyle tutorial for Halloween
Would be great for many scary costumes, or on its own!
Eyeball hair tutorial for Halloween

Unicorn hairstyle tutorial, perfect for Halloween!
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