Good news:  Our new (free) "Princess Hairstyles app" can now be found in iTunes and Google Play for your mobile devices. Hope you enjoy!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Waterfall Twist Ladder Braid Hairstyle, School Hairstyles

A pretty waterfall twist and French braid combo. 
A cute back to school hairstyle!
Waterfall twist ladder #braid hairstyle

Today's hairstyle would be great for every day casual occasions such as; school, work and sports. As well as for more formal outings. 

We love that this braid is simple, yet eye catching (adding something a little bit different to a regular French braid.) 

We have had many requests for more "grown up hairstyles" for teens and adults.  I think this ladder braid will work for girls and women of all ages!

Waterfall twist ladder braid, school hairstyle

You may remember the "waterfall twist headband and French braid" which we posted last year.  This hairstyle is somewhat similar (both styles use a waterfall twist and a French braid in combination.) But the partings and placement of the strands in this ladder braid give it a completely different look.  I love it when just a minor change can become a whole new hairstyle!

waterfall twist braid and french braid, ladder braid hairstyle

You may notice that the Princess's hair is slightly damp while it is being braided in our video below.  We do this to help keep her fine hair smooth and free of flyaways.  Depending on the texture of hair you are working with, it may be easier (and better) to braid the hair dry.  Of course, if you do choose to braid using damp hair, be extra careful to avoid damage (as hair is more fragile while wet.)  Also, the "wet style" will look much prettier as it dries and loosens up a bit (as shown in our photos above.)  ;)

Waterfall twist ladder braid video tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on Youtube.

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.

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