Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Sep 13, 2017

Trolls Headband Tutorial & Easy DIY Halloween Costume

Cute Trolls Headband Tutorial #halloween

Since Halloween is right around the corner, this week we are showing a fun DIY "Halloween hairstyle" and Trolls costume idea!   We are loving how easy and quick this "no sew" Trolls headband is to make.  Your finished Trolls hairstyle could be worn to school for a Halloween party, crazy hair day, a Halloween dance, a trip to the pumpkin patch, Oktoberfest, as part of a costume for trick or treating, dress up, or to watch the new Trolls movie featuring Anna Kendrick (Poppy) and Justin Timberlake.  We have seen these cute headbands all over Pinterest and Etsy and thought they were such a great idea!  We love that you could dress up as a troll without having to wear a hot, itchy, and uncomfortable wig!

Trolls Headband Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Trolls hair video tutorial #halloween #trolls
  
Supplies Needed To Create Your Own Troll Hair:
  • Around 5 yards of tulle (cut into 6x24 inch strips.)  As mentioned in our video tutorial (above) stiffer tulle will work best and don't worry about getting your strips cut perfectly.  You can use any color you want and can even mix colors if you desire multi colored hair or even rainbow hair.
  • 1 headband
  • 1 medium size, clear elastic
  • Scissors
  • Decorative flowers, ribbons, or other accessories (optional)
  • Hot glue gun
To finish your trolls costume, you could wear an overall dress with a plain, long sleeve t-shirt and matching tights.

Cute #halloween costume! Trolls headband DIY video tutorial, so easy.

For more Halloween hair and DIY costume ideas, check out our our Halloween Hairstyles Collection. (Including Disney Princess Hairstyles... Belle, Jasmine, Cinderella, Elsa, Anna, a genie, pirate, unicorn, spider hairstyles, and more.)
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May 3, 2017

Cute Braided Hairstyle! The Twisted Wheel Hair Tutorial

Cute braided hairstyle! The twisted wheel hair tutorial.

We hope you'll love this fun and unique half up braided hairstyle with twists!

You may recognize the first few steps in this hairstyle tutorial if you watched our video from a few weeks ago (the braided dream catcher.) Today's tutorial is a variation (or part 2) of our "dream catcher" hairstyle.  We have taken rope braids (or twist braids) and created a double twist in the center of our lace braids before braiding them back into the hairstyle to form a twisted knot design.

Twisted Wheel Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Unique braided hairstyle, the twisted wheel hair tutorial.

We thought the end result looked a lot like a wheel with braided spokes!   This style could also be used around Halloween time as a fun spider web hairstyle. ;)

Unique hairstyle! The twisted wheel. Video tutorial.

This half up, half down hairstyle would be a cute hairstyle for school, for recitals, dances, church, communions, special occasions, etc.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 2 medium size hair elastics
  • Several temporary hair ties or clips to hold the twists/braids while you are working. 
  • Hairspray, gel, etc.
  • This hairstyle will work best on long hair or medium length 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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Oct 19, 2016

Halloween Hairstyles - Tangled Weave Spider Web Ponytail

Halloween hairstyles. Tangled weave spider web ponytail.

Hey guys. This week we are adding one more fun Halloween hairstyle tutorial to our collection before October is gone!  We recently went through our archives on our website (Princess Hairstyles) and found this spider web ponytail that we originally posted way back in 2008 as a pictorial. We remembered this woven spider web as being one of my daughter's favorites back then.... and she says she still remembers receiving tons of comments and compliments on this hairstyle when she wore it to a school Halloween carnival 8 years ago while she was in Kindergarten!  Of course, we decided we needed to share this spooky hairstyle in an updated video tutorial for you today.

Tangled Weave Spider Web Ponytail Video Tutorial (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




We are loving the intricate webbing design created around the ponytail with these woven twists.  As mentioned in our video, you could add a bun instead of the ponytail if you prefer, and bring the weaving all the way around her head in a full circle, just like a real spider web!

We added a cute spider bow (which was given to us years ago) to our finished design.  Of course, this is optional but a spider accessory of some kind would make the perfect finishing touch to this hairstyle.

Halloween hair. Spider web hairstyle tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this spider web hairstyle:
  • Several small, clear elastics.
  • 1 medium size hair tie or ponytail holder.
  • Several claw clips
  • A spider accessory to add to your finished web (optional.)
This spider web ponytail would be great to go with a Halloween costume, for a Halloween party, a Halloween dance, trick or treating, school or work anytime during October, for a spook alley, haunted house, crazy hair day, etc.

P.S. Although this hairstyle is fairly easy and requires no braiding skills at all... it can be time consuming.  I would give yourself 20-30 minutes to complete.
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Oct 12, 2016

Spider Web Bun Hairstyle Tutorial

Halloween Hair, spiderweb bun tutorial. #halloween #spiderweb

This week we are showing another fun Halloween Hairstyle and this one might be our favorite so far!  We are loving this spider web bun / ponytail since it looks festive for Halloween, but isn't too over the top or crazy for teens, or even adults.  This spooky Halloween spiderweb hairstyle could be worn to school, for a Halloween party, a Halloween dance, a trip to the pumpkin patch, Oktoberfest, or as part of a costume for trick or treating.

Spider Web Bun, Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube. 



Spider web hairstyle for #Halloween. #Halloweenhair

Halloween hairstyle. Spider web bun ponytail. Video tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this spider web hairstyle:
  • We purchased the silver ribbon used to make our webbing at a local craft store.  You can use any color or type that you want. We have found that thinner ribbon works best for this style.  You could also use yarn or string if you prefer (which may lay flatter and be easier to sew in.)
  • The donut bun maker we used can be found in most stores that carry beauty supplies.  You can also find them online (affiliate.)
  • We purchased the plastic craft needle (shown in our tutorial above) at Walmart.  You could also use a regular sewing needle.
  • You will need 3 medium size hair elastics or hair ties to make the bun and several clips or temporary hair ties to hold your braids while you are working.
  • Of course if you wanted to take this style a step further, you could add a spider accessory to your web!  We have seen some plastic spider rings at the dollar store that would be perfect.  ;)
For more Halloween hairstyles and DIY costume ideas, check out our our Halloween playlist on YouTube.
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Oct 5, 2016

Eyeball Bun Hairstyle For Halloween Or Crazy Hair Day!

Eyeball bun hairstyle for Halloween or Crazy Hair Day

 Hey guys, we are back with another fun HALLOWEEN HAIRSTYLE or CRAZY HAIR DAY idea for you today!  Depending on your Halloween costume, this eyeball bun would be perfect to go with a scary / creepy costume.... or with a funny / cute costume.  I could see this hairstyle working with many creative and unique DIY costume ideas actually:  A monster, zombie, witch, robot, alien, sea creature, swamp creature, etc. Or if you don't want to go "all out" dressing up, or aren't allowed to wear a full costume to school, you could just wear the eyeball bun by itself! We were thinking you could wear this bun and go as a "mom" because moms have eyes in the back of their heads, and those eyes would probably be bloodshot lol.

Eyeball Bun Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Eyeball Bun Hairstyle Tutorial For Halloween or Crazy Hair Day!

As shown in our tutorial, we started with a standard donut bun or sock bun, and it really doesn't matter how you make it, you just need a "roundish" bun to start with.  We have several videos and different methods on our YouTube channel already showing how to make these buns.  You can look at our donut bun playlist to see if there is one that would work for you.

Supplies needed to recreate this Halloween Hairstyle: 
  • We used the "perfect bun" tool (affiliate) to make our bun, which can be found online or in stores. 
  • You could also use a donut bun maker (affiliate.) 
  • 2 medium size hair elastics or hair ties.
  • Several bobby pins
  • Hairspray or gel
  • We purchased our plastic eyeball and pipe cleaners at the dollar store, but I also found some online here: Plastic eyeballs (affiliate) and here: Pipe cleaners (affiliate.)
  • Hot glue gun
(If you don't have a bun maker tool, you could actually just use a rolled up sock with the toe cut out, or you could make a standard bun by wrapping your hair around the top of a ponytail and pinning it in place.)

Of course, if you would rather make 2 eyeballs on the back of your head, you could start with pigtails instead.  Or, you could stack 2 buns vertically, like a faux hawk.

Happy trick or treating!
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Sep 21, 2016

Unicorn Hairstyle For Halloween Or Crazy Hair Day

Unicorn Hairstyle Tutorial #halloweenhairstyles #halloween #crazyhairday

Since Halloween is right around the corner, for our hair tutorial this week we are sharing a fun unicorn hairstyle! This DIY unicorn horn could be used as a Halloween hairstyle, or for crazy hair day.  Looking for a horn accessory to go with your "My Little Pony" or horse costume?  Why not use your own hair?!

DIY Unicorn Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




 As mentioned in our video, you can make your "tail" sleek, or more voluminous.  Curls, crimping, and teasing could add some extra texture if you are looking for more volume and lift. If you are wanting a colorful mane, tail, or horn, you could definitely add some temporary spray in hair color to go with your mystical creature look.  As another fun option, if you would rather style a "mane" with your unicorn horn, you could make a series of messy buns, a pull-through braid, a french/dutch braid, curls, or faux hawk behind your horn instead of the ponytail.

Unicorn Hair Tutorial, DIY Video Instructions

In our video tutorial (above) we also show a great technique for wrapping hair around the top of your ponytail for a pretty every day look... when you aren't dressing up as a unicorn. Surprisingly enough though, recently we have actually seen a few unicorn hairstyles becoming sort of a "thing" in fashion magazines, tv shows, and around the internet.  Maybe this will be the next big trend hahaha.

Supplies needed to recreate this look:
  • 1 strong ponytail holder for the main ponytail. 1 medium size clear elastic. 1 temporary clip or hair tie to keep the hair sectioned while you are working.
  • Several bobby pins.  We used miniature bobby pins from Sally Beauty Supply (affiliate) which hold things tight extremely well.
  • Small piece of card stock.  (Approximately a 5 inch square.)
  • Clear tape.
Have you decided on a Halloween costume yet?  If you are looking for more Halloween hairstyle ideas, we have several options here: Halloween Hairstyles
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Sep 14, 2016

Braided Faux Hawk With Cornrow Accents Tutorial

Braid Fawx Hawk With Cornrows Hairstyle Tutorial

Today we are showing how to make a voluminous Dutch braid faux hawk with sleek double cornrows on each side.  My daughter actually wore this edgy hairstyle to girls camp this year and loved it!  We posted a picture of the style on Instagram and Facebook a few months ago and have had quite a few requests for a tutorial, so here we are.  ;)

Faux hawks and braided mohawk type styles have been trendy and popular for awhile now and we think they are super cute and fun.  We have seen styles similar to this at dance competitions, in high fashion magazines, runway shows, for sporting events, in movies, on celebrities, (everyone from the Kardashians to Selena Gomez) all over the internet, etc.   

Braided Faux Hawk With Braided Cornrow Accents Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Of course, there are many different ways you could style this braided "faux hawk" for a similar look.  We chose to create a large stretched out "inside out" braid in the center, with 2 cornrows on each side.  This style would also look cute with a standard or multi strand pull-through braid in the center, which would hold the faux hawk shape with a lot of volume. Or, if you wanted to do a series of messy buns, that would be cute too.  Since my daughter was going camping for a few days when she initially wore this this hairstyle, we didn't want her to have to deal with taking out a bunch of elastics (which we would have used to make the pull-through braid or messy buns.) This is why we chose a dutch braid, which only required one elastic at the end!

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Several temporary hair ties or clips to hold the ends of the braids while you are working and to help keep the hair sectioned and out of your way.
  • 1 medium size hair elastic or hair tie for the end of the braid.
  • Pomade, gel, or other product to help control flyaways,
  • Finishing hair spray.

If your hair is fairly thin, fine, or straight, you may want to add some texture to the center section before you start braiding.  You could do this by teasing your hair, crimping it with a crimping iron, or by adding product.  These methods will help add volume to your braids, but are not absolutely necessary.  Just pulling and stretching out the edges of the dutch braid (as shown in our tutorial) will add quite a bit of lift.

Since Halloween is right around the corner... I am seeing this style working with several costume ideas as well.  This would be adorable on a biker chick, punk rocker, viking, huntress, etc.
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Oct 21, 2015

Halloween Hairstyles, Queen Elinor Hair

Halloween hairstyle.  Brave ponytail tutorial.  Merida's mom Queen Elinor hair.

We are continuing on with our "Halloween Hairstyles series" this week with a fun Queen Elinor inspired ribbon wrapped ponytail (as seen in the Disney movie "Brave" on Merida's mother.)

We noticed Queen Elinor actually wears 2 variations of this hairstyle in the movie; The first, as a single ponytail (which we chose for our tutorial today.) And the other is basically the same concept, only doubled up in 2 ribbon ponytails (or pigtails) laying side by side.  I think both styles are gorgeous and perfect to go with a variety of medieval, princess, queen or royal costumes.

We are loving the effortless look of this ponytail and would actually consider wearing it on regular occasions (such as school) and not just for dressing up.

Halloween hairstyle idea.  Disney's Brave ponytail tutorial.

Depending on the thickness of your hair, you may want to tease it slightly to add more volume... or you can choose to skip that step and leave it "as is." We love the "bubbled" look of the ponytail, which was made by stretching the hair between the ribbon (shown in our video tutorial below.) But, this step can also be skipped if you prefer your ponytail to lay more straight and sleek.

Queen Elinor hairstyle tutorial and costume idea

Queen Elinor from brave hairstyle tutorial

Disney's Brave hair tutorial

Queen Elinor Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Supplies needed to recreate this style:
  • 1 ponytail holder or large elastic.
  • 1 medium, clear elastic or small ponytail holder.
  • We chose some gold ribbon for wrapping around our ponytail.  You can use whatever you have on hand (leather, yarn, rope, ribbon, etc.) 
  • We also added a gold braided headband accessory to accent the style.  Queen Elinor of course was wearing a gold crown if you really want your costume to be authentic. ;)
  • An Elinor costume to go with your hairstyle (optional of course.) We found the dress shown in our photos at a local store in the Halloween section.... and it wasn't actually meant to be a Queen Elinor costume.
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Oct 14, 2015

Princess Leia Hairstyle, Spiral Braid Bun, Star Wars Inspired

Princess Leia Ceremony Hairstyle Tutorial

This week we are doing another fun Halloween Hairstyle tutorial for any of you who may be thinking of dressing up as Princess Leia this year!  This would also be a great hairstyle to wear to the theatre for the upcoming new Star Wars Movie "The Force Awakens." Although, I think this style is actually very pretty and not too "weird" to wear for other occasions as well. ;) 

When I picture "Princess Leia hair" in my mind, I most often think of the famous large pigtail buns she wore wrapping over her ears, which is probably her most iconic hairstyle.  But, I recently watched several of the older Star Wars episodes and noticed this elegant braided updo from the ceremony in "New Hope." We thought this braided style was so gorgeous, we wanted to give it a try. 

Princess Leia Spiral Braid Bun Updo Hair Tutorial

If I had to guess, the original hairstyle (done on Carrie Fisher) most likely involved using some extensions for both thickness and length.  Either that, or she has some seriously crazy long and thick hair! We thought it would be fun to try and achieve a similar result with just "The Princess's" natural hair and a bun maker.  Although our braided bun didn't turn out to be quite as large and glamorous as the original style, I think it still turned out cute.  This style should be achievable even with fairly thin hair, although you will need some length.  If your hair is on the shorter side, you may in fact have better luck using some extensions, a braided hair piece, or a wig

Star Wars Inspired Princess Leia Hair Tutorial

Princess Leia Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Bun maker, hair donut, or sock bun.
  • 1 ponytail holder or large hair elastic.
  • 2 medium size hair elastics.
  • 3 small, clear, hair elastics.
  • Several bobby pins.
  • Fairly long hair.
Still looking for your perfect Halloween Hairstyle?  We have several to browse through here: Halloween Hair Ideas
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    Sep 30, 2015

    Disney's Descendents Hairstyle Tutorial - Evie

    Disney Descendants Hairstyle Tutorial

    Our hair tutorial this week (and our first Halloween Hairstyle of the season) is inspired by a fun style we saw on Disney's new show "Descendants" which was worn by "Evie" ie Sofia Carson.

    In the original style, Evie is wearing a blue/purple woven or braided headpiece (which sort of resembles a crown or tiara) sitting atop her classic dark blue hair.  We wanted to create a DIY of something similar, as well as something simple and inexpensive for anyone who is planning on dressing up as Evie for Halloween... or for anyone else just because it's a cute style!

    Descendants "Evie" Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



    P.S. If you are wanting to make some curls or waves to go with your headpiece (like Evie is wearing) feel free to watch our curling wand tutorial.

    Evie Hairstyle and Headpiece Tutorial From Descendants

    As shown in our video tutorial (above) we braided our headpiece right into "the Princess's" hair.  This is not actually necessary.  If your hair is too short, or if you would rather make the headpiece on its own and bobby pin it into place, you definitely can.  We just thought it would be a fun way to keep the headpiece in place without having to use bobby pins or clips and worry about it falling out while trick-or-treating!  

    Halloween Hairstyle, Evie from Disney's Descendants

    You may have noticed in our photos and video that we are showing 2 different ways to finish this style.  Depending on your personal preference, you can either leave the braids sitting on top of the hair (as shown above) or you can drape some hair over the back/center of the headpiece to hide the elastic and give the hairstyle more of an authentic look to the original style (shown below.)

    DIY Halloween Hairstyle and Headpiece from Descendants (Sofia Carson)

    Evie hairstyle for halloween

    Supplies needed to recreate this look:
    • Ribbon: We found the 2 rolls of ribbon shown in our tutorial at our local craft store in the discount bin for 50 cents each.  You can really use any ribbon you want, but I would suggest finding some that is around 1/2 inch thick to easily create the "point" in the front of the headpiece. We used around 3 feet of each roll.
    • If you have beads, you could thread the beads onto the ribbon and randomly add them throughout the braid for added bling and sparkle. 
    • If you really want to make this hairstyle authentic, you could actually dye or spray your hair dark blue! Or you could look for a blue wig, which would be less messy.  ;)
    • Curling iron/wand or other curling method if you are wanting curls.
    • 1 medium/clear elastic.
    • Finishing hair spray (optional)
    • Hot glue gun
    • Scissors
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    Oct 30, 2014

    6 Disney Princess Hairstyles And Tutorials

    Disney Hairstyles, Video Tutorials

    We have gathered all of our Disney Hairstyles together in one place today for easy searching. 

    These Princess Hairstyles would be great for Halloween Hairstyles, or for visiting Disneyland/Disneyworld, Disney events, plays, movies, etc.  Of course, maybe you just want to be a Princess for the day.... that's ok too!  Enjoy!!


    Elsa Hair Tutorial


    Anna Hair Tutorial


    Belle Hair Tutorial


    Aurora Hair Tutorial


    Cinderella Hair Tutorial


    Jasmine Hair Tutorial


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    Oct 15, 2014

    Cinderella Hairstyle, Princess Hairstyles

    Cinderella hair tutorial
     
    A hairstyle literally fit for a Princess!  A Cinderella hairstyle tutorial. 

    Hey guys!  As part of our "Halloween hairstyles series" this month, we wanted to add another style to our Disney Princess Hairstyles collection. We decided on a beautiful Cinderella inspired updo. Anyone planning on dressing up as Cinderella for Halloween this year?

    Also, this hairstyle doesn't have to be just for Halloween.  I think this would make a lovely and elegant style for a flower girl, bride, Prom, Homecoming, church, etc.

    Cinderella updo tutorial

    I'm assuming pretty much everyone has watched Cinderella at some point, right? You might remember she was wearing a style similar to this at the ball (while wearing the gorgeous blue ball gown.) Of course, this is not an exact replica of Cinderella's hairstyle (as is the case with most cartoon inspired hair) but rather our interpretation of a Cinderella bun.

    There are many different ways you could go about creating this style and we actually tried a few different techniques before we settled on this one. We mostly just wanted to keep this tutorial easy, simple, and quick for everyone.  ;)  The technique we used in our video tutorial below should work with long hair, medium hair, and maybe even hair on the shorter side.  If you are working with extremely thick hair, you may want to split the ponytail up into a few different sections before you roll her hair up, instead of creating one big roll like we did. 

    Cinderella bun tutorial

    In hindsight, if I were to create this style again, I would place the ponytail up a little higher on her head for a more authentic look... keep that in mind if you give this one a try. Also, Cinderella has bangs, and "our princess" does not.  So, if you have bangs, all the better for this style! You can style them in front of the headband just like Cinderella.

    Disney Princess Cinderella Hairstyle Tutorial

    Supplies needed to recreate this look:
    • 3 medium size elastics
    • Several bobby pins
    • Topsy tail (optional)
    • Blue headband or ribbon
    • Finishing hair spray, pomade, or gel

    Cinderella Hairstyle Video Tutorial:  Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.



    Looking for a different Disney Princess hairstyle? In years past we have recreated several, including:

    Belle 
    Jasmine
    Elsa
    Anna
    Aurora

    Enjoy!
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    Oct 8, 2014

    Pirate Girl Hairstyle, Halloween Hairstyles

     ARrr Matey!

    Pirate hairstyle, Halloween

    We have had many requests for quick and easy Halloween hairstyle tutorials this year, and today we are showing the second easy hairstyle in our "Halloween Hair series,"  the "Pirate Girl Hairstyle." (If you missed our first Halloween hairstyle from last week, click here to see a fun Genie Hairstyle.)    

    This style is very simple, easy, and cute. We like that you could change this style up to go as a pretty pirate, a scary pirate, or even as more of a gypsy character using this same concept!  

    Halloween hairstyle ideas, pirate hair

    We wanted her hair to be sort of tousled and natural looking, aka "Pirates of the Caribbean."  So, to create the waves in her hair, I did a couple of French braids the night before.  If you are going for more of a "pretty pirate" look, I would suggest a curling wand, curling iron, hot rollers, or other heatless curling method which creates more sleek looking curls.

    Halloween hairstyle tutorial, pirate hair

    Supplies Needed:
    • A bandana, scarf, or square piece of fabric. (We purchased our bandana at Walmart for $1.) If you prefer, you could fold the bandana into a rectangular "headband" to go around her head, instead of tying it over her head like we did in the video below.
    • You can add accessories such as feathers, beads, fabric, ribbons, etc. (depending on the look you are going for.)
    •  Earrings, a pirate costume or dress, and some fun makeup would complete this look for a super cute Pirate Halloween costume.

    Pirate Hairstyle Video Tutorial:  Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

     
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    Oct 1, 2014

    Genie Hairstyle, Halloween Hairstyles

    A fun genie ponytail and DIY headpiece

    Genie hairstyle tutorial, Halloween Hairstyles

    Now that October is here, we are super excited to kick off our Halloween Hairstyles tutorial series today with a cute genie hairstyle and DIY veil / headpiece!  Anyone planning on being a Genie for Halloween? 

    genie high ponytail and veil tutorial

    Did you watch "I dream of Jeannie" back in the day?  I sure did! You may remember that Jeannie wore her hair like this, but with a thick braid wrapped around the base of the ponytail (in front of the fabric ponytail holder.) You could easily add a braid to this style if you want more of an "I dream of Jeannie" look!  If your hair is not long enough or thick enough to do that, I have also seen synthetic braided ponytail holders which would slip right over the top of the ponytail and save you some stress.

    Genie costume headpiece tutorial

    This costume accessory and hairstyle could work for a "generic genie" as well as a Jasmine inspired Disney Princess costume.  Of course, you can use any color of fabric you like.  I would recommend finding fabric which is sheer and quite thin, as it will look more authentic and will lay nicer.  ;)  If you want to get creative, you can embellish this look by adding beads, glitter, sequins, or other fancy d├ęcor to your finished design!

    Easy Genie Hairstyle Tutorial

    This high ponytail hairstyle and "genie ponytail holder" are both super easy to make.  No sewing is involved here, and the ponytail of course is nothing extravagant.  Now all you need is a cute Genie costume to go with your hairstyle!

    Supplies Needed:
    • 1 strip of fabric, approximately 2 inches wide by 5 ft long
    • 1 rectangle piece of fabric, approximately 2ft x 3ft
    • Scissors
    • 1 empty toilet paper (or paper towel) tube 
    • 2 small safety pins (or a hot glue gun)
    • 1 hair elastic for the ponytail
    • curling iron or wand (optional)

    Genie Hairstyle and DIY Headpiece Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)


    Still looking for Halloween costume and hairstyle ideas? Click here to browse our Halloween Hairstyles playlist on YouTube which includes several Disney Princess hairstyles from Frozen (Elsa and Anna,) Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, How To Train Your Dragon 2, and more!
     
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    Jul 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.

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    Jun 18, 2014

    How To Train Your Dragon 2 Hairstyle, Astrid's Braid

    A bohemian side braid and headband
    How to train your dragon 2, hairstyle tutorial

    Today's video tutorial shows how to create Astrid's braided hairstyle inspired by the new movie "How To Train Your Dragon 2."

    We are loving this fun look!  This hairstyle would be great for "hippie day" at school, a 70's hairstyle, Native American inspired hair.. or if you are dressing up as Astrid for Halloween.

    Astrid's headband and braid hairstyle tutorial

    Astrid's Braided hairstyle

    This is obviously not an exact replica of the original style, but just our interpretation.  Astrid, of course is blonde, has bangs, is wearing a brown leather type headband (rather than a colorful ribbon) and is actually an animated character.... with hair drawn by an artist.  We did the best we could with what we have to work with, but character hair can be tricky sometimes. And we're not going to cut or dye the princess's hair for a style lol. Similar to our Frozen inspired Elsa Hairstyle, sometimes things are not going to be exactly right when we are trying to recreate cartoon images.  ;)

    How To Train Your Dragon 2, Astrid Hairstyle

    In the photo we were using as a reference for this hairstyle (which can be found on our facebook page and instagram account) the braid on top of Astrid's head appears to be knotted, or had hair wrapping around the braid.  The lower side braid is also not a regular braid.  You could use the techniques we used in our video to create these messy type braids... or you can use your own creativity to come up with your own variation.

    Supplies Needed:

    • A headband, or ribbon
    • 1 small elastic
    • 1-2 bobby pins to help hold the headband in place (optional)
     
    "How To Train Your Dragon 2" Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.



    As shown in the photos below, we also tried this hairstyle with wavy hair and I think it turned out super cute with a little added texture.  Also, we placed the headband over her "bangs" this time (in the front) for a slight variation, which helped the headband to show more.  You can choose to wear this style however you prefer! 

    How To Train Your Dragon 2, Hairstyle Video
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