Apr 12, 2017

Easter Hairstyles, Braided Dream Catcher Hair Tutorial

Braided dream catcher hair tutorial. Cute hairstyle for Easter.
Looking for a hairstyle for Easter?  This braided "dream catcher" half up hairstyle is very cute and easy!

For today's hair tutorial we have utilized lace braids, rope braids (or twist braids,) a feather braid technique, and a basket weave criss cross webbing pattern to create a fun dream catcher design.

This half up hairstyle would be great for many occasions (not just Easter!) You could wear this style to school, church, for weddings, the Prom/Homecoming, recitals, communions, etc.  I think this would make an adorable flower girl hairstyle as well.

Braided Dream Catcher Hairstyle, Step By Step Video Tutorial:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Braided dream catcher hairstyle. Step by step video tutorial.

You'll notice we made a "pompadour" with her bangs area by gently pulling the hair forward after placing the elastic in the front section of her hair.  We wanted some volume in the front, but of course this step is optional.

Adorable dream catcher hairstyle, video tutorial.

Braided dream catcher hairstyle tutorial.

If you prefer, you could use lace dutch braids instead of french braids around the outside of the dream catcher (and switch out any type of braids you want for the weaving in the center as well.)

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle: 
  • 2 small or medium size hair elastics, (clear or similar to the color or hair you are working with.)
  • Temporary hair ties or clips to hold the braids while you are working (we used 8.)
  • Hair products: pomade, gel, hair spray, etc.
If you love this look, be sure to check back. We will be posting a very cute variation of this hairstyle in the next few weeks!
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Apr 5, 2017

Double Woven Waterfall Braid Tutorial, 2 Braided Hairstyles

2 Waterfall braid variations, easy video tutorial

Today's hair tutorial shows how to make a gorgeous waterfall braid variation! Learn to create two unique braided hairstyles by weaving double micro braids through the top of a waterfall braid in 2 different ways.

The classic waterfall braid has always been one of our favorites and is so beautiful and perfect for many occasions.  Depending on what you wear, this braid can be dressed up for formal occasions (Prom, weddings, Homecoming) or is casual enough for the beach or school. 

These 2 woven variations of the classic waterfall braid add a little something extra to an already gorgeous hairstyle.  And although people may wonder how you created such intricate looking patterns, the topsy tail trick shown in our video (below) is so easy and quick!

Double Woven Waterfall Braids, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



This hairstyle tutorial is similar to a video we posted previously, just taken up a notch or 2!  If you love this look but want to start with an easier version first, check out that tutorial here: The micro woven waterfall twist braid.

Which of these is your favorite waterfall braid hairstyle?

Waterfall braid with woven micro braids

Gorgeous waterfall braid variation.  Double woven micro braids video tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate these hairstyles: 
  • Clear hair elastics 
  • Pomade, gel, or hair wax to help control flyaways
  • Topsy tail tool (affiliate.) If you are needing a topsy tail, they can be found in some beauty supply stores as well as online.
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Mar 29, 2017

Micro Woven Waterfall Twist Braid Tutorial

Micro woven waterfall twist braid tutorial.
Today's hair tutorial is a fun variation of the popular waterfall twist braid!

One of our all time favorite braids is the classic waterfall twist.   We love how simple, quick and gorgeous it is.  Waterfall braids in general are so beautiful with the cascading strands flowing through the braid! We have an older video (dating back to 2011) showing how to make the original waterfall twist braid if you want to check that out.

This week we decided to try a new idea by weaving a micro braid along the top of the twists of our waterfall.  We love the unique checkerboard pattern which was created!

Micro Woven Waterfall Twist Braid Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Waterfall twist braid variation. Micro woven waterfall twist.

Easy braid tutorial. Micro woven waterfall twist braid.

This braid could be worn for both casual and formal occasions: Weddings, Prom, Homecoming, school, work, recitals, communions, Easter Sunday, etc.

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:  
  • 2 small, clear elastics  
  • As mentioned in our video, a topsy tail is not required to create this braid, but it does make it easier. (Affiliate.)
  • Decorative hair clip (optional.)
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Mar 22, 2017

Prom Hairstyle, Romantic Twist Half Up

Pretty Prom hairstyle. Romantic twist half up.
Looking for a hairstyle for Prom?  You'll love this beautiful bohemian half up hairstyle!

This gorgeous twisted crown hairstyle may be easy enough to do on yourself as a DIY prom hairstyle!  No difficult braiding skills are required, just a simple twisting technique (that anyone can do) will create this glamorous princess hairstyle.

Our neighbor asked if I would do her hair for Prom recently and this was the style she requested in the form of a photo. The hairstyle turned out so beautiful on her and looked stunning with her Prom dress, so we thought we would share this Prom hair tutorial in case any of you are looking for a formal hairstyle to wear to your next dance, wedding, or fancy event!  Although this style is quite simple, I think it is really gorgeous.  

Romantic Twist Half Up Prom Hairstyle Video Tutorial
: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



You'll notice in our tutorial that we show a little trick to place volume at the crown of her head without having to tease her hair (which can be damaging and a pain to comb out later.) We also show how to cover the elastic in the center of the hairstyle in a way that blends in nicely with the twists and doesn't require any additional bobby pins or elastics.

Prom hairstyle tutorial. Half up twist princess hairstyle.

Half up prom hairstyle tutorial. Romantic twist with loose curls.

 Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 2 medium size, clear hair elastics.
  • To create natural looking, soft, loose curls, we used our "reverse curling wand" (affiliate.)
  •  Before applying heat, you may want to use heat protectant to help minimize the damage to your hair.  The one we have been using and is shown in our video is from TRESemme (affiliate.)
  • Finishing hairspray.

This hairstyle is similar to the Aurora hairstyle (inspired by Disney's "Maleficent") that we did over on the Disney Style YouTube channel a few years ago.  If you love this look, you can check that out to see another technique for creating a twisted half up style.
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Mar 15, 2017

Rainbow Sunrise Braid Hair Tutorial For St. Patrick's Day

Rainbow sunrise braid tutorial, would be cute for St. Patrick's Day

Hey guys! Today we are sharing a fun and colorful way to accent the top of your braids.

This rainbow ribbon design would be a great hairstyle for St. Patrick's Day or year round.  Of course, you can use any colors or type of ribbons you would like to create your own "sunrise" design.  You could use red and green ribbons at Christmas time. Pastel colors for Easter. Red, white, and blue for the 4th of July in the U.S. (or your own countries colors if you are outside of the U.S.)  You could even incorporate your school or team colors for sporting events, cheer leading, gymnastics, dance, etc.

We love that this is an easy hairstyle, but still unique and eye catching.  The day my daughter wore this braid, she had several people ask if the design was a barrette or hair clip, then when they realized the ribbons were woven (or sewn) into her hair, they wanted to know how!

Rainbow Sunrise Braid, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



We chose to finish this style with a french braid. This would also work with a dutch braid, fishtail braid, twist braid, pull-through braid, 4 strand, etc.

Hairstyle for St. Patrick's Day, rainbow sunrise braid

Cute braided hairstyle, rainbow ribbon braid

This hairstyle will work best with long hair or medium length hair, straight, wavy, or curly.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle: 
  • Ribbon (you can use any colors you would like.) The ribbons we used were 1/4 inch wide, and about 1 ft long.
  • 2 clear hair elastics
  • You will need some type of needle to sew in the ribbons.  I recommend using a blunt or plastic needle to avoid poking your head! Plastic needles can be found in the craft department of most stores or online (affiliate.) 
  • Finishing hairspray or gel

Check out our St. Patrick's Day hairstyles playlist on YouTube.  (Including shamrock hairstyles, clover hairstyles, hairstyles using green ribbon, and more rainbow hairstyles.)
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Mar 8, 2017

3 More Cute Half Up Bun Hairstyle Tutorials

3 braided half up bun hairstyle tutorials

Today we are sharing 3 of our favorite half up bun or top knot hairstyles.  Add 4 more cute half ups from last week, and you have an entire week of styles!

These particular 3 styles are some of my daughter's favorites at the moment.  We love that these braids are intricate looking, yet still fairly simple to create.  Half up bun styles in general are very popular and trending right now and there are so many variations that you could do!  We actually have a huge running list of half ups that we love and wear regularly. We may have to make a part 3 of this series at some point.

3 Favorite Half Top Knot Hairstyles, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Half up bun hairstyle variations included in this video:

1. Crossed dutch braid cornrows

Crossing cornrows half up bun hairstyle tutorial

2. Topsy tail flipped ponytails

Topsy tail top knot hairstyle tutorial

3. Triple feather braid

Triple feather braid top knot hairstyle tutorial

Of course, these styles can be finished with any type of bun you would like.  We choose to do a stretched out braided bun, similar to a rosette or flower braid for all 3 hairstyles.  You could also make a messy bun, twisted bun, sock bun, etc. if you prefer.

These hairstyles would be great for both casual and more formal occasions. And since we are only using the top section of hair, these styles should work for fairly short hair as well as long.   Yay!

Supplies needed to recreate these hairstyles:
  • Medium or small clear hair elastics
  • Bobby Pins
  • Topsy tail (affiliate) for hairstyle #2 
  • Finishing hairspray or gel
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Mar 1, 2017

4 Cute Top Knot Hairstyles, Half Up Bun Tutorials

Cute and easy half top knot halrstyle variations, video tutorial.

The popular and trendy half "top knot" is a cute and easy hairstyle for school, work, casual activities, dates, or even more formal occasions. For today's video tutorial we show 4 fun variations.

All of these half up hairstyles are "mix and match" meaning the pulled back front section can be matched up with any type of bun.  (Braided, twisted, messy buns, donut buns, etc.)

4 Half Top Knot Hairstyles, Video Tutorials: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Although half up bun hairstyles have been a popular among teens and preteens, these styles would also be great for women and little girls.... and maybe even guys (the man bun!)

*Hairstyles included in this video tutorial:

Hairstyle #1 - French braid with braided bun.

French braid with braided bun half top knot hairstyle.

Hairstyle #2 - Double cornrows with braided bun.

Double dutch braids with braided bun hairstyle.

Hairstyle #3 - Double twist backs with rope braid bun.

Double cornrow twists with rope braid bun hairstyle.

Hairstyle #4 - Elastic braid with folded twist bun.

Elastic ponytails with twisted bun hairstyle.

Supplies needed to recreate these hairstyles:
  • Small or medium, clear hair elastics.
  • Bobby pins.
  • Finishing hairspray or gel.
These hairstyles should work with long hair, medium hair, and even short hair.  Straight, wavy and curly.

P.S. Be sure to check back next week for "top knots part 2."  We have more fun variations filmed that I'm sure you will love!
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Feb 22, 2017

Criss Cross Woven Ponytail Hairstyle

Quick and easy ponytail hairstyle. Criss cross woven twists.
We're loving this cute and easy ponytail hairstyle! No braiding skills required, just grab some hair elastics and you are good to go!

This criss cross woven ponytail hairstyle is inspired by a photo we saw on Instagram by "vlechtjesezo." The original style featured single banded crosses down the length of the ponytail.  We thought it was such a super cute and creative style! We decided to try our own take on it by adding 2 strand crosses, with woven twists.  We love how intricate looking the pattern turned out, although it was still fairly quick, easy, and fun to create.

This hairstyle would be great for many occasions: school, work, the beach, recitals, communions, dances, sports, church, etc.

 Criss Cross Woven Ponytail Hairstyle Video Tutorial:
(Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Criss cross woven ponytail hairstyle, video instructions.

You can add as many woven sections as you would like to your ponytail (depending on the length of hair you are working with.) I think just one section would be cute as an accent at the top of your ponytail, or you can go to the very ends of her hair.  As you can see, we went down about 3/4 the length of her ponytail with our twists.

Hair tutorial, criss cross woven ponytail hairstyle for school.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 medium size hair tie for the top of the ponytail.
  • Several small hair elastics (the amount will depend on how many sections you decide to twist and weave.)
  • Gel, pomade, hair spray, or other product to help control flyaways.

This style will work best with long hair, medium hair, straight hair, wavy hair, or curly hair.
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Feb 15, 2017

Belle Hairstyle Tutorial, Beauty And The Beast Inspired

Belle Hair Tutorial, Beauty and the Beast inspired. Video instructions.
This Belle hair tutorial is inspired by Disney's new "Beauty And The Beast."  A beautiful half up hairstyle which is worn with the gorgeous yellow ball gown in the dancing scene with the Beast.

We are so excited for the new live action Beauty and the Beast Disney movie coming out on March 17, 2017. And we could not wait to film this hair tutorial! We have loved watching Emma Watson for years and think she will make the perfect Belle. (Our favorite Disney Princess!)

Belle Hair Tutorial, Elegant Half Up Bun Hairstyle: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Before filming this tutorial, we tried searching the internet for a clear picture of this hairstyle from an actual movie still shot, but were unsuccessful. (We only found blurry pics from the side or front and a very quick flash of the style in the official trailer.) So, this is our perceived rendition and not an exact replica.  Based off of the animated movie and books, seeing Belle at Disneyland, etc...  we know her classic style is a half up with curls, with some type of bun in the back, possibly featuring a yellow ribbon or gold hair accessory of some sort. Of course, although our minor details may not be spot on with the new movie, this hairstyle will definitely pass for Belle!  We can't wait to see the actual authentic details when we go watch this in the theater next month! 

Gorgeous Belle hair tutorial. Half up bun hairstyle from Beauty and the Beast.

Beauty and the Beasty hairstyle tutorial. Emma Watson (Disney Belle) inspired.

This hairstyle is fairly easy to make (for a Disney Princess hairstyle) and would be great to go with a Princess Belle Halloween costume, a day at Disneyland or Disney world, a Disney Princess party, watching the Beauty and the Beast movie premiere, etc.

Supplies needed to recreate this glamorous hairstyle: 
  • 3 small or medium hair elastics
  • Several bobby pins
  • Finishing hair spray
  • To create the voluminous bun for this style, we used our "Hollywood Half Up" accessory made by Scunci.  When we saw this tool at Walmart, we thought it would be perfect for helping to create Belle's hairstyle and it really was simple to use.  We have an older Belle hair tutorial showing another idea for making the bun from several years ago if you want to check that out. This Bell hairstyle could also be created by following the first few steps shown in our video, and then making a regular twisted, braided, or messy bun with the half ponytail and tying a yellow ribbon around it, or adding a gold clip or barrette (instead of using a bun maker like we did.) 
  • The ringlet curls cascading underneath the bun were created using our 3/4 inch curling iron, starting at the the root.
  • A topsy tail (affiliate) is optional for creating this hairstyle, but does make it easier and can be used for many other styles as well. These can be found online and in some stores that sell hair accessories. 

Browse our Disney Princess Hairstyles playlist. We have renditions of hairstyles for Jasmine, Elsa, Anna, Cinderella & Aurora!
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Feb 8, 2017

4 Strand Rosette Heart Hairstyle For Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day hairstyle. 4 strand rosette heart hair tutorial.

Looking for Valentine's Day hairstyles? We have one more for you today! You'll love this romantic half up, half down 4 strand braid rosette heart hairstyle.

The basic technique and concept for creating this type of heart hairstyle (by wrapping the hair around 2 ponytails at the top of the heart) is nothing new and has been a popular Valentine's hairstyle over the past few years.  We love this base style and thought it would be fun to try it with a 4 strand ribbon braid and love how it turned out! We thought the "swirls" at the top of the heart looked like little roses (or rosettes) and the ribbon really makes the heart "pop."  You'll notice that we used fairly thick ribbon and made loose braids for "fluffy" looking roses and a pretty "lace like" heart shape.  If you use thinner ribbon and braid tight, your heart will come out more distinct and uniform looking, which is also a beautiful variation.

4 Strand Rosette Heart Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




Heart hair tutorial. 4 strand rosette half up half down hairstyle.

My daughter was wearing braids the night before we filmed this hairstyle to create some no-heat waves and texture.  This style would work great with straight hair, wavy hair, or curly hair.  If your hair is shorter, you could make the buns at the top separately and then start a new braid beneath the bun on each side to form the rest of the heart.

Pretty heart hairstyle for Valentine's Day. 4 strand rosette tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle: 
  • 3 small, clear hair elastics.
  • Several bobby pins.  We used miniature pins from Sally Beauty Supply (affiliate.) We have found that smaller pins are easier to hide in delicate styles like this.
  • Ribbon.  We used about 2 feet on each half of the heart.
Find more heart hairstyles in our Valentine's Day hair playlist on YouTube.
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Feb 1, 2017

Elastic Braid Twist Heart Hairstyle Tutorial For Valentine's

Elastic braid twist heart hair tutorial.  Cute and easy Valentine's Day Hairstyle.
Looking for Valentine's Day hairstyles? You'll love this beautiful twisted heart, elastic braid, romantic half-up hairstyle.

This easy hairstyle would be perfect for school, work, Valentine's Day parties and dances, weddings, and other special or casual occasions. And the best part?  You don't even need to know how to braid!  This style was created by using a series of ponytails (which we call an elastic braid) to create a "french braid effect" without having to braid at all.

Elastic Braid Twist Heart Hairstyle, Video Tutorial (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



We used a simple twisting technique to place the heart in this hairstyle.  If you would rather braid or rope twist each half of the heart for a slightly different look, feel free to do that instead.  Also, as mentioned in our video tutorial (above) we chose to leave this as a half up, half down hairstyle. But, you could keep going with the elastic braid (or any other type of braid) to the ends of her hair, or add a ponytail, or bun at the bottom of the heart for more of an updo look if you desire.

Simple heart hairstyle tutorial. Elastic braid twist heart.

Easy heart hairstyle for Valentines.  Elastic braid twist heart tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Several small hair elastics
  • Topsy Tail (optional, although it does make this style easier.) If you are wanting one, they are on sale right now on Amazon: Topsy tail link (affiliate.)  
  • Finishing hairspray, gel, pomade, etc. (Optional)
Find more Heart Hairstyles in our Valentine's Hair Playlist on Youtube.
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