Showing posts with label Dance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dance. Show all posts

Jan 3, 2013

Gymnastics Hairstyles, Twist Link Ponytail

A Hairstyle For Gymnastics, Sports, Dance, Figure Skating, Cheer leading, Swimming, etc.

gymnastic hairstyle
This fun "elastic hairstyle" is great for holding your hair back for gymnastics and other sports. We love it because it's quick and easy! You could finish this style with a ponytail, bun, pigtails, or by leaving the rest of the hair down.

This cute hairstyle is actually a simplified variation of one of the very first styles we ever posted on our blog (back in 2008) which can be found here:  Twists to the side hairstyle

toddler hairstyles

Of course, this style doesn't have to be just for gymnastics, it could also be a darling every day look. This hairstyle is perfect for toddlers and babies with fine (thin) hair or short hair and seems to hold up quite well on a busy toddler.  ;)

Our little Pea has bangs (or fringe) but if you don't, you could incorporate the hair in the bangs area into the elastics in the front.
hairstyles for sports

Gymnastics hair tutorial:

The tiny elastics we used in this video are called "Goody Ouchless" and are perfect for tiny sections used in making elastic net hairstyles (or as my daughter calls them.... spider web hairstyles.) The elastics come in a box of 250 with 3 different sizes.  We purchased them at Walmart.
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Nov 15, 2012

3 Minute Updo!

A Cute Twist Hairstyle,
An Easy Updo

easy and cute twists hairstyles

We love this twisted updo because it is super easy and quick. You can literally create this up style is less than 3 minutes! The best part..... there are no braiding skills required.  Anyone can do this one (although you will probably need medium length or long hair to pull it off.)  

Up do styles such as this can be worn as casual / every day looks for school and work. Or, for elegant and special occasions such as a formal dance (Prom, Homecoming) church, wedding (a bridal hairstyle) etc.  You could even add some little flowers, clips, jewels or other "bling" around the twists to make a more fancy hairdo if you desire.

up style hairstyles

Supplies needed:
  • 1 elastic
  • Several bobby pins
  • Rat tail comb (optional)
  • Standard comb or brush

 How To Do Updo Video Tutorial:

If your hair is shorter, or more fine, you might try starting this hair style with 2 ponytails instead of one, as shown in our video tutorial (which would double up the twists.) You could stack the 2 ponytails on top of each other, or set them side by side... whichever you prefer. If you are an "over achiever" you could even try a cute 3 ponytail updo!  ;)  This same technique could also be used to create a half up hairstyle by starting with a half ponytail (if you are wanting to leave your hair mostly down.)

If you like this easy hairstyle, please let us know by hitting the "facebook like" button and "pin it" buttons below.  ;)

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Oct 25, 2012

Easy Hairstyles, The Pineapple Braid

An Easy, Quick, And Cute Hairstyle

easy hairstyles
We have had many requests from you guys lately for simple hairstyles.... as well as hair styles that can be done on yourself. This "pineapple braid" is a quick, cute, and easy "no heat" hairstyle that is great for school, work, dance, or other occasions.  We actually posted a similar style way back in 2008 (around the time we first starting "hair blogging") but never made a video for it until now.  The Princess wears this hairstyle to school quite often since it can be created in less than 5 minutes and we are not morning people! 

quick hairstylebraid with spikes at the top

The Princess's dad named this braid for us. He thinks this hairstyle looks just like a pineapple or a palm tree.  I have to agree!

This style should work with medium hair, long hair, curly hair, or straight hair, and can be done on yourself with a little practice. You can create any type of braid you would like to change things up (including a rope braid, 4 strand, 5 strand, etc.) This technique can also be used to create 2 "spiked" pigtails, as well as a half up style. 

Supplies needed:
  • 1 elastic
  • A couple of bobby pins 

Pineapple Braid Video Tutorial:

One of our subscribers on Youtube mentioned that it reminds them of a hairstyle Phoebe (from the show Friends) would wear. Yes, yes it does!  Look what I found on Google Images...  It looks like Phoebe wore almost this exact same hairstyle to Chandler and Monica's wedding!  ;) 
chander and monica's wedding
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Aug 16, 2012

Gymnastics Hair - French Braid Ponytail

A Cute Gymnastics Hairstyle
Inspired By Nastia Liukin
french braided ponytail
While watching the 2012 Summer Olympics recently, we saw a clip of a gymnast named Nastia Liukin wearing this darling braided ponytail hairstyle.  Nastia wasn't part of the "fabulous five" USA women's gymnastic team for this Olympics, but was actually the all around women's gymnastics champion in 2008!  You can read more about her if you are interested here:  Nastia Liukin

When "The Princess" and I saw this cute hairstyle on Nastia, we both were excited to try and recreate it.  Of course, this style doesn't have to be just for gymnastics.  This would be a great hairstyle for sports of all kinds (cheerleading, dance, soccer, figure skating.... whatever you like to do)  as well as everyday wear or school.

This hair style is very quick and easy (if you know how to french braid)  and much more fun than a boring old ponytail.  ;) 

I'm sure while competing in the Olympics, hairstyles are most likely not one of the first things on these girl's minds (and obviously of little importance.) But, I had to laugh when after my daughter watched the clip of Nastia, she said "You might as well look cute while you are winning..... right?" I whole heatedly agree! 

olympics hairstyles
Gymnastics Hairstyle Video Tutorial:

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Jun 14, 2012

Basket Weave Braid Woven Bun Hairstyle

The "Woven Bun"
A Basket Weaving Braided Updo
basket woven bun 

This "woven bun" updo hairstyle is basically a combination of our basket weave half ponytail hairstyle and our never ending braid hairstyle. This intricate and unique braided bun updo would be a great hair style for a special occasion if you are needing something fancy schmancy.  I'm thinking: Wedding, ballet, figure skating, Prom, Homecoming, flower girl, Easter Sunday, etc.  

To complete this hairstyle, you will need:
  • 2 small elastics
  • Several bobby pins
  • Fairly long hair
  • 10-15 minutes
  • A design weaver, topsy tail, craft needle, or your fingers! (We found our design weaver online.)

braided updo
If you prefer more of a messy look, you could definitely stretch the strands in the braid before you wrap the hair into a bun.  I was thinking it would be a very cute hairstyle if you made a braided flower out of the bun at the end!

This updo is designed as a long hairstyle, or a hairstyle for long hair.  But, if your hair is on the shorter side, you could probably still create most of the style.  I would recommend ending the braid at the base of the ponytail and creating a bun from there.  (This will make more sense after you watch our video tutorial below.)
baket weaving
This last hairstyle photo was taken at the end of the day.  I was quite surprised at how well this one held up, so I wanted to share!  As long as the bun is secured tightly, you could probably use this as a hairstyle for a dance competition or performance.  Maybe even a gymnastics hairstyle!  I can picture the little girls on the show Dance Moms wearing this hairstyle.  How cute would that be!?

Woven Bun Hairstyle Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

This is one of our favorite hairdos lately as it looks so intricate but really isn't that hard or time consuming to complete.

If you enjoyed this style, feel free to share on facebook and pin to Pinterest.  ;)
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Mar 16, 2011

Rainbow Bun - Dance Bun With Ribbon

Ballet Bun With Ribbon

Here's a cute and unique hairstyle variation on the standard Ballet Bun from the other day.

hairstyle for dance
I thought this "Rainbow Bun" would be a cute hairstyle for a dance competition or recital. I could also see it working for gymnastics or even a Renaissance Fair.

dance bun with ribbon Or, maybe you are looking for a fun hairstyle for St. Patrick's day or just wanted a bright and colorful new hairdo for spring!
This ribbon bun is easy and actually fairly quick to make. Here's the video tutorial: (Click here to watch directly on YouTube.)

Of course with St. Patrick's Day being tomorrow, we would love to see your hairstyles. Feel free to share your St. Patty's Day Do's by posting your pictures to our facebook page!
If you are in need of ideas, we have a few here: St. Patrick Day hair ideas
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Mar 15, 2011

The Perfect Ballet Bun

How to make a Ballet Bun

We call this a "Ballerina Bun" or a "Ballet Bun" at our house. I've also heard these buns called Dance Buns, Sock Buns, Donut Buns, Bun Molds, a Chignon, and Figure Skating Buns. I know some people make these with a rolled up sock (hence the name "sock bun") or even with a large scrunchie as a foundation.
doughnut bunWe posted a Cinderella hairstyle awhile back, but I'm thinking this bun could also work for a Cinderella or Tinkerbell hairstyle if you are into the Disney Princess thing!
sock bunI think most everyone has probably made a bun similar to this at some point. But, I thought I would share the technique and tools that seem to work best for us. This updo hair style literally takes 2 minutes to complete and stays in place very nicely. A perfect hairstyle for dance competitions, recitals, ice skating and other performances. I think it looks professional, sleek, sophisticated, and elegant. :)

This technique can be used on short hair, medium length hair, or long hair. If your hair is super long, you probably don't need to use a bun foundation at all though, as your bun would most likely have enough volume on it's own just by twisting the hair around itself.

The bun foundation and hair net used in this video can be found at beauty supply stores, Ebay or on Amazon, here:
Hair Donut
Hair Nets

This quick and easy bun is sort of a pre-requisite to a fun and unique variation we'll be posting later this week for St. Patrick's day/spring. So, be sure to check back!
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May 6, 2010

Hairstyles for Dance Competition, Recital

We had a request from Michelle on our facebook page for a dance recital hairstyle. Her dance group will be wearing their hair half up with a piece of fabric used as a headband. How convenient! I didn't even need to come up with anything new because The Princess's dance group uses a headband with their costume this year as well. So, I dug through our dance pictures and this is what I found....
hairstyle for danceThe little girls in the Princess's dance group are told to put their hair up in a bun/hairpiece with the headband. But this style could easily be changed into a half ponytail by only bringing up half of the hair in the back.

I took step by step pictures for this hairstyle one time before a dance review, but half of them got deleted. So, we did it again for school the other day.

Start by making a part from ear to ear and add the headband, ribbon, or piece of fabric. This time we used a ribbon that is tied into a knot underneath her hair.
Part the hair in front on the side. Take the hair on the side where the least amount of hair is, spray it down with some water and twist it up.

Now, this is what helps to keep the headband in place..... Grab a little piece of hair from underneath/behind the headband...
And add it in with the twist on the other side of the headband. You'll want to twist this hair in fairly tight to keep the headband from moving.
At this point I thought it would be easier to make the ponytail before I did anymore twists. I had my daughter hold the twist I had already done while I put the ponytail in.

Important: Before making the ponytail, I made sure to leave out 2 more pieces of hair behind the headband to add to my other twists. (One more on the side and one on top of her head.) You can see the one on the side in this pic.

I then temporarily placed the first twist where I wanted it with a couple of bobby pins. (You can see the other piece of hair I left out on top for the next twist in this picture.)
You can now take the section in front and make your next twist. I added these both into the ponytail with an elastic at this point.
If you want the twists to cross over the headband instead of a V like we did with the blue ribbon, just switch the hair you add in with the twists in the back. (Add the twist on the right with the hair behind the ribbon on the left and vice versa.)
Now take all of the remaining hair in the front and make the final third twist (adding in the last strand of hair you left out behind the ribbon) and add to the ponytail with another elastic.
recital hairstyle I took the easy way out and added our "fake hair" to finish off this messy bun. If you want to do a real messy bun, you can check out our messy bun video for long hair.
ballet bun
dance hairdo with headband
dance updo
cute hairstyle for dance You can't really see the hair I added into these twists behind the ribbon, but having it twisted in this way held the headband in place perfectly for school and for dancing!
cute headband hairstyle Of course, I need to show this next dance hairdo as well, it's one of our favs. I stole this idea from the mom over at Babes in Hairland! You can click over to her site to see the instructions.
headband hairstyle
Hope you can find something you like Michelle. Good luck with the recital!

Also, it's the last day to enter our contest for the gift cards to hair flair boutique. 3 winners and not too many entries.... the odds are pretty good!
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Oct 5, 2009

Cinderella Hairstyle

Is anyone planning on being Cinderella for Halloween? Here's an easy Cinderella Disney Princess hairstyle!

We actually do this type of bun quite often because it's so cute and quick. It doesn't have to be just for Halloween. This would be a cute ballet bun for dance class, or a quick everyday school hairstyle.

Start with a regular ponytail and some "thickish" ribbon. (The ribbon we use is a little over 1 inch wide.) Place the ribbon an inch or two above the end of the pony....

Now fold the ends up over the ribbon and secure with an elastic. (Don't worry too much about what it looks like at this point. Yes, it's ugly but it's not going to be seen!)Start rolling everything up towards the top of the ponytail.You know what?? Forget all that, this one is just a lot easier to explain on video!
Here's the Princess with her ballet hairdo ready for dance class.....
dance class hairdohairstyle for dancingballet bunIf you are wanting to use this hairstyle to go with your Cinderella costume for Halloween, you would probably want to use a blue ribbon to match your Cinderella dress. I've also noticed Cinderella wearing a black or blue headband along with the bun. We didn't add a headband for the picture, but you get the idea, right? Just throw on a headband and you're good to go trick or treating!Disney Princess Halloween hairstyleCinderella hairstyle
I've had a few people suggest in the comments that this would be a cute Tinkerbell hairstyle as well. I have to agree. Just switch that ribbon out for a green one!!
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