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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Diving Mermaid Braid Hairstyle Tutorial

A French Braid & Fishtail Braid Combo
Mermaid Braid Tutorial

Today's hairstyle tutorial is inspired by a photo of a fishtail braid / feathered French braid style we first saw on a fabulous Instagram account: flettemamma 

We "regrammed" the original photo of this style last week on our Hair4MyPrincess Instagram  and also shared it on our facebook page.  After receiving an overwhelming number of requests for a video tutorial, we decided to try and recreate this fun style for you.  So, a huge thanks to @flettemamma for inspiring this "diving mermaid braid!"  The Princess and I both love this braided hairstyle and she plans to wear it often.

French Braids and Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

A funny tidbit, we decided to name this braid the "Diving Mermaid" because the Princess's little brother told us the fishtail braid in the center looked just like an upside down mermaid fin which was diving into the water. ;) 

I love how the fishtail braid is incased between the 2 French braids!  So unique and eye catching.  Depending on the look you are going for, you can make these braids a little more messy, or more smooth and sleek.  I personally find fishtail braids to be beautiful no matter how they are finished (messy or perfect.)

Mermaid Braid, Fishtail and French Braid Combo

Of course, depending on the length of hair you are working with, there are several different ways you could complete this style.  You could end the braids at the base of the neck in a low ponytail or bun.  Or, you could finish with one big fishtail braid at the bottom (instead of the braids wrapping around the fishtail in the center.)  I could also see this being a cute half up hairstyle with a few modifications. 

This would be a pretty hairstyle for teens, girls, and women with medium length to long hair.

Supplies Needed:
  • 3 temporary ponytail holders (to hold the ends of the braids while you are working.)
  • 1 medium size clear elastic
  • Gel, pomade, or water (to help control flyaways)

Diving Mermaid Braid Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Half Up Hairstyle, The Arrowhead Braid

A braided tie back style
arrowhead braid tutorial, half up hairstyle

Our hair tutorial this week shows how to create a braided half up style featuring a unique inverted triangle, or "arrowhead design."  This pretty tie back would be a great hairstyle for teens, women, and girls & for everyday occasions such as school, work, and other outings.

braided half up hairstyle, arrowhead braid tutorial

Now that "The Princess" is approaching junior high school, she has been excited about wearing more "down do's" or half up, half down hairstyles for school. Since she will no longer be out at recess several times a day during school hours, she is thinking that her long hair won't get tangled as easily, even when her hair is left down.

cute braided tie back style, the arrowhead braid

We love that this hairstyle is fairly simple, yet still unique.

Supplies needed:
  • 1 small elastic
  • pomade, gel, or hair wax (optional)
The arrowhead braid video tutorial (click here to watch the tutorial directly on YouTube.)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

3 Quick and Easy Ponytail Hairstyles

Back To School Hairstyle Ideas! 

3 quick and easy back to school ponytail ideas video

We have received many requests lately for some quick and easy DIY hairstyles (that can be done on yourself) for school mornings. So, this week we decided to film a "back to school hairstyles series" which includes instructions to create 3 cute and easy hairstyles. Yay! Each of these ponytails can be completed in less than 5 minutes and are most likely easy enough to do on yourself.

All 3 of these hairstyles will work for teens and women as well as for little girls. "The Princess" will be starting middle school this year and plans on wearing lots of quick "no heat styles" such as these ponytail designs to school (as she does not want to get up any earlier than she has to, but still wants to look cute!)  We love that each of these styles are simple, but something more than just a standard ponytail. 

In our video below, we have included a tutorial for each of the following ponytail styles:
  • Hairstyle #1 The "woven ponytail."
Woven Ponytail Hairstyle Tutorial

  • Hairstyle #2 The "ponytail knot."
Knotted Ponytail Tutorial

  • Hairstyle #3 The "triple twist ponytail."
Triple Twist Hairstyle Tutorial

Supplies needed to create these styles:

Hairstyle #1 - 2 hair elastics, 1 Topsy Tail (optional.) We found our "topsy tail" online.  I have also seen them at Claire's, drug stores, and beauty supply stores.

Hairstyle #2 - 1 hair elastic, pomade, gel (or water) to help control flyaways (optional.)

Hairstyle #3 - 1 medium size hair elastic, 3 small elastics (the brand we use is "Goody Ouchless.")

3 Quick and Easy Ponytail Hairstyles Video Tutorial:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Which is your favorite hairstyle?  Ponytail 1, 2, or 3??
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