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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Elsa's Transforming Updo and Braid, Disney's Frozen Hairstyles

Transform your hair from an elegant updo into a loose french braid, just like Elsa in Frozen!

Elsa hair tutorial, go from an updo to a braid!

The idea for this fun (and slightly silly) video tutorial came after we originally posted Elsa's coronation hairstyle a few months ago and received many comments on that video wondering if there was a way to magically change the updo style into a messy French braid (the same way Elsa's hair changed in the animated Disney movie "Frozen.") The Princess and I thought about it for awhile and decided that maybe it is possible (even without Disney magic) and we wanted to give it a try! 

So... watch our video (at the bottom of this post) to see how to go from an updo into a messy French braid in a matter of seconds (both styles shown in the pictures below.)

Disney Frozen Hairstyle tutorial, Elsa

As mentioned in our video tutorial, please keep in mind... this is not the most practical hairstyle in the world. If you are wanting to wear just the updo or the French braid separately, there are easier and more simplified ways to go about that. IE our first Elsa's coronation bun tutorial.  But, we thought this was a fun challenge and if you really want to surprise your friends by removing a few bobby pins and turning your hair into a completely different hairstyle, this one is for you! 

Frozen french braid and updo tutorial, Elsa

Supplies needed:
  • 1 small elastic
  • Several bobby pins
  • Hairspray, pomade, or gel
  • Just a little bit of magic  ;)

Elsa's Transforming Updo And Braid Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"Hot Cross Bun" Hairstyle, Dance Hair - Ballet Bun

A fancy twist on a bun (literally!)
"hot cross bun" hairstyle tutorial

Today's hair tutorial, the "hot cross bun" features woven criss cross twists accenting a standard ballet bun (or donut bun / sock bun.) The twisted lattice design adds an elegant touch.

This updo hairstyle would be perfect for dance, ballet, figure skating and other sports.  But, could also be worn for more formal occasions such as the prom, homecoming, church, concerts, recitals, communions, weddings, flower girls, etc.  I think this style also has a princess medieval look to it and would be fabulous to wear to a renaissance faire or play!

Dance bun, ballet hair "hot cross bun"

This hairdo is sort of a spin off of the star bun we posted last week and was actually filmed the same day.  Love it when one hairstyle idea turns into another... and another! 

Hot cross bun - Dance hairstyle

Supplies needed:
  • 2 hair elastics or hair ties
  • several bobby pins
  • bun maker or rolled up sock
  • gel or pomade to help control flyaways (optional)
*The "Bun Maker" we used to create this design can be found in most drug stores or online.  If you do not want to purchase a bun maker, you can use a rolled up sock instead. (There are many tutorials on YouTube showing how to make a sock bun.)

Hot Cross Bun Video TutorialClick here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Star Bun - 4th Of July Hairstyles

Another star shaped hairstyle!

Star Bun Hairstyle Tutorial
For today's hair tutorial, we are creating a "star bun."  This would be a cute and patriotic hairstyle for the 4th of July. I could also see this working as a "dance bun" for ballerinas & figure skaters. 
Star Hairstyle Tutorial
This style is sort of a combination of our braided bubble bun and our star pigtails.  We actually filmed this style quite awhile ago and have been waiting to post it for the 4th of July.  Along with this star bun... we filmed another cute variation, which we are both in love with!  So... watch for another fun and unique bun coming next week.  ;)
Star Updo Tutorial
As you may have guessed by looking at this style, we have used our Bun Maker or "hair donut" to create the base of this bun.  If you do not have a bun maker, you can always use a sock to create a sock bun instead.  There are many tutorials on YouTube showing how to do that. If you are wanting to purchase a bun maker, they are pretty common and fairly inexpensive.  We found ours at our local Sally Beauty Supply.

Star Shaped Hairstyle
We have used regular 3 strand braids to create our star.  Of course, you can use any type of braid or twist you want.  I'm thinking rope braids would be a super cute variation. 

Supplies needed:
  • 2 hair elastics or hair ties
  • several bobby pins
  • a Bun Maker or sock bun
  • finishing hair spray (optional)

Star Bun Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the tutorial directly on YouTube.

P.S. If you are still trying to decide on a hairstyle for the 4th of July, we have several styles to look over here:  4th Of July Hairstyles
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