Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Spring Rings" Unique Hairstyles

Hair Coils, or "Spring Rings"
Cool Hairstyles

cool hairstyles
I realize this unique hairstyling technique is probably not for everyone (as it is quite different) but my daughter absolutely loves it!   We first saw these "spring rings" at a Renaissance Faire a few years ago and have been wanting to try and recreate them ever since.  The lady we saw at the Faire had an elaborate updo with little hair coils popping out all over. It was a very cool hair style and very memorable!
long curly hair with hair coils
We opted to try these spring rings with a quick half up hairstyle and some loose curls made with our curling wand (or clipless curling iron.)  We show how to use the curling wand on this fishtail braid hairstyle video if you are wondering.
hair coils

The day she wore this hairstyle, several people stopped to ask "The Princess" if these coils were actually her hair... or a hair accessory!  I actually had some crocheted spiral hair accessories made from yarn when I was a little girl that looked kind of similar to these coils!  Do any of you remember those??

snail shell hairstyle
These "spring rings" (or hair coils) can be incorporated into so many different hairstyle designs. You could place the coils within a braid, wrap them around the top of a ponytail, make them into a netted design, add a few accent springs to any hairstyle, or even place them all over the head!  In the photo above, we chose to twist the coils around into "snail shells" or "hair flowers."
side ponytail hairstyle with ringlets
When you take the springs out, you will be left with some crazy spiral ringlets!  The princess has quite long hair, and these curls were so tight, they shrunk up to above her shoulders!  We ended up stretching the ringlets out a little bit and incorporated them into a side ponytail hairstyle the next day.  You will see what I mean if you try this, but these coils made the tightest, most defined (strangest) curls I have ever seen!  It almost reminded me of curly doll hair.  You could make some very cute hairstyles with these ringlets.  And a little warning:  I would not recommend trying to comb these out or you will have a very frizzy mess! 


The Spring Rings Hair Tutorial:

This technique we used to create these coils is similar to the technique used in creating "slide up braids" or "snake braids" which are quite a popular hair trend using a 3 strand braid. These hair coils use 2 strands. The key to not getting flyaways as you slide the coil up, is all in the way you make the rope braid in the beginning. It is very important to twist the strands (as shown in our video tutorial) while you are creating the braid, or this will not work.

25 comments:

  1. What a great, unique, style! I love the way the ringlets look the next day. I wish that you could have the ringlets on all of your hair, but since you wrap it around a piece of hair it would only work for half your hair at most if you did all your hair in the spring rings. I have pretty long hair and I think it would be fun to have short shoulder/chin legnth ringlets for a day! Do you have any ideas how else I could curl my hair so it would look short?

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  2. Shut up! That is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to try this one! It is so unique! And I just love that your hubby was involved in the naming process. ;) Thank you for all your ideas!

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  3. Thank you soooooo much! Ever since seeing some of those styles on finding braids (dot) com, I wandered how exactly those snails were done. And now I know! WOW!

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  4. Ohh soo pretty! Yet another do I can't wait to try.
    So, this isn't related to this hairdo in particular, but I am a long time follower of you and your princess and I dont remember seeing a video of "hair care". I have never seen such shiny beautiful hair and was wondering if you could possibly do a tutorial on exactly the products you use as well as brushing techniques, cutting frequency.... or whatever it is that you do to maintain her hair to keep it SOO healthy, shiny and beautiful all of the time. If you have already done this, PLEASE lead me to that tutorial... I would appreciate it immensely.
    Thank you!!!!
    KD
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  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your videos and have followed you for a while now, I tell every body that I can think of that could even possibly be interested in braiding about your web site thank your for all these fabulous idea's I've had so many compliments from my girl's school (one of my daughters got an award this year for having the neatest hairstyles on the last day of school lol) and the people at church are always talking about their hair! You took me from being a person that did not know much more than french braiding to being asked all the time if I'm a licenced cosmetologist! Thanks for your time and effort into sharing your wonderful ideas with the world!!

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  7. I am trying this tomorrow! We just cut our princess' hair, so I hope it's still long enough!

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  8. wow! Kori you never cease to amaze me with your creativity in hair styling! this is so wonderful and very versatile! i wonder if i could do this to my daughter's hair now that her hair is shoulder length??? and this is so easy!!!

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  9. I tried this on 3 of my sisters yesterday and they LOVED it. This morning they have some cute ringlets.

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  10. I love all your hairstyles. They're all so cute. Sadly my hair a bit too short now. I used to do different ones eveyday on myself. Evryone was so impressed :) Thanks

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  11. Can u do a step by step guide??? Please!!?? Xx

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  12. Love it! What's funny is that I have accidentally done this, but never enough to make the spring, and never thought to make it a hair-do. That is why I keep coming to visit your blog. Great ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. What is the side braid you used with the snail shells coils called? I would love to try it! :)

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  15. i love this style and did it on my 18 months hair the other day (yes her hair is that long). it turned out so cute but i forgot about the not combing it part and did that the next day and its still super frizzy today. if i can keep her entertained enough i'm doing it all over after her next bath just to get the cute ringlets the next day

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  16. I love this hairstyle, hopefully my daughter will let me try this on her.

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  17. Doesn't exactly work on my hair (sadly) but so so cute!

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  18. I tried it on my 3 yr old daughter. But the rings kept coming loose when I would try to tie it with the rubber band. Why is that? She has really curly hair.

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  19. Did this hair style on my 8 year old daughter yesterday and got so many compliments on it. I only put two in for that was all the time that we had. Next time I do this I am gonna try a bunch of them. My daughter even loved it and she is pretty hard to please.

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  20. i loved this, but will you make another video, showing how to twist them into the little flowers, or snail shells?

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  21. So amazing and nice hairstyles.I have just came here and found such a great and fantastic haircuts .

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