Showing posts with label Quick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quick. Show all posts

Jun 14, 2017

Easy Twist Updo Hairstyle

Easy twist updo hairstyle, video tutorial.

This low side bun or chignon hairstyle would be perfect for those days when you need to look nice, but don't have a lot of time. You could wear this twisted updo for many occasions including: A prom hairstyle, homecoming, church, recitals, weddings (bridal hairstyle or guests) communions, holiday gatherings, etc.

This pretty updo is so easy it could be a DIY hairstyle!  Check out our simple step-by-step hair tutorial showing how to create an elegant low side bun below:

Easy Twist Updo Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Although this style can be made to look quite fancy, you could also wear this bun for casual or everyday occasions as well.  This updo can be made to look smooth and sleek, or more relaxed and tousled, depending on the look you are going for. You could add some texture above your ponytail before you make the bun and frame your face with some wispy pieces if you are wanting a more bohemian looking style. You could even pull the twists apart a little more to make an adorable messy bun.  Along with formal occasions, I could see this being a cute casual hairstyle for school, work, or even the beach.

Easy updo hairstyle! Hair tutorial showing step by step instructions.

Hairstyle for prom, homecoming, weddings. Easy video tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this updo hairstyle:
  • 1 medium size ponytail holder.  You will want to choose one that is stretchy, and strong.
  • Several bobby pins.
  • Hairspray, gel, wax, etc.

I love that this style can be created with just one hair tie and a few bobby pins, and it literally only takes a few minutes to do! This hairstyle will work best with medium or long hair and most hair textures.
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May 24, 2017

Easy Fishtail Braid Hack! Snap Braid Half Up Hair Tutorial

Snap braid video tutorial. French fishtail braid hack!

Have you struggled with learning how to french fishtail braid? Or dislike how long these intricate braids can take to create? Then you will love this braiding hack!

For today's hair tutorial we are showing a braiding tool called the "snap braid." We found ours a few years ago on Amazon (affiliate.)  This tool is great for creating half up fishtail hairstyles (as shown)  or full length fishtail braids.

Snap Braid Half Up Fishtail Braid Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Fishtail braids have gained popularity over the years and are "on trend" with braided hairstyles in general.  Of course, this braid can be made to look tight and neat, or a little more loose and messy. If you have wavy or curly hair, I think this style would look so beautiful and more textured / voluminous. We are loving the carefree boho look of this braid.

How to french fishtail braid cheat!  Snap braid tool.

Supplies needed to recreate this look:
  • A "snap braid" braiding tool (affiliate.) 
  • If you are making a full length braid, you will need a hair tie or elastic to tie the braid off at the end.
  • Finishing hair spray, gel, etc.
Although this method is very easy and fairly quick, it does have a few cons: We noticed that even though we were strategically placing the hair to try and cover the tool, it did end up showing through in a few spots. Also, as you are bringing in each piece, you need to be careful not to add any hair where the tool snaps together at each end, or it will not stay clamped.  And although it was effortless for us to remove this tool at the end of the day, my daughter's hair is very straight and naturally smooth. I could see that if your hair has more texture to it, it could easily get tangled when you go to take it out.  With that said, we love how this braid looked, how simple and quick it was to create, and will be using it again.
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May 17, 2017

3 Quick and Easy Hairstyles For School Using Headbands

3 cute and easy headband hairstyles for school. Video tutorial.

Some cute and simple no-heat headband hairstyles for every day!

Hey guys! We are always looking for easy and quick hairstyles for school mornings. I'm guessing you are too? These 5 minute hairstyles are all super easy and still fashionable even though they take very little effort!  The headbands used to create each look add a stylish touch and of course can be matched to your outfit of the day.

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



Hair tutorial #1 in this video features an elegant twist on each side, finishing in a low fishtail braid.

Fishtail braid with headband hairstyle tutorial.

Cute hairstyle for school. Fishtail braid with headband tutorial.

Hairstyle #2 is a trendy half up hairstyle with hidden micro braids wrapping around the braided headband placed at the top of her forehead.

Easy hairstyle for school. Half up headband wrap with micro braids.

Cute hairstyle for school using headband.

Hairstyle #3 is the easiest of all! A fancy side ponytail with a twist wrapping around the back.

Easy side ponytail hairstyle with headband twist.

Cute and easy side ponytail using headband.

 Supplies needed to recreate these hairstyles:
 All three hairstyles can be done with straight hair, wavy hair, or curly hair. Medium length hair or long hair will work best.
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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 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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Jan 18, 2017

Hanging Heart Ponytail

Quick and easy heart hairstyle for Valentines.  Hanging heart ponytail tutorial.

Our hair tutorial this week is a cute and easy heart ponytail hairstyle!

I can't believe it is already time to start thinking about Valentine's hairstyles for 2017.  Over the years, Valentines and heart hairstyles have been some of our favorite styles to create.  If you are looking for heart hairstyle ideas, we have more than we can count on our website, some of them dating way back to 08'!  You can check those out here: Heart Hairstyles

We love that this hanging heart ponytail is quick and easy with no special braiding skills required. Perfect for school mornings!

Hanging Heart Ponytail Video Tutorial:  Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube. 


 
Cute heart hairstyle.  Hanging heart ponytail.

Easy heart hairstyle tutorial.  Hanging heart ponytail video.

Although we demonstrated this technique showing one single heart in a ponytail, you could add more than one heart if you choose, or add this heart as an accent to a variety of different style options such as a half up, etc.  This style would not only be cute for Valentine's day, but would also make an adorable flower girl hairstyle for a wedding.

You might remember a style we posted a couple of years ago called the "heart knot hairstyle" which has been quite popular on social media.  The heart shown in our tutorial today is made using a similar technique, although the knots forming the top of the heart are tied in a slightly different way.  In our opinion, we prefer the way this "hanging heart" is shaped (with a more distinct point where the halves of the heart meet in the center.)

(Comparison photo below with the "heart knot" on the left and the "hanging heart" on the right.)

Heart knot hairstyle and hanging heart, comparison photo.

Supplies needed to recreate this look:
  • 2 small hair elastics to create the heart
  • 1 medium or large hair tie for the top of the ponytail
  • Pomade, gel, or other product to help control flyaways
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Dec 21, 2016

Easy Bubble Braid Christmas Tree Hairstyle Tutorial

Easy bubble braid Christmas tree hair tutorial
Quick and easy bubble braid Christmas tree hairstyle.  A last minute holiday hair idea!

Our Christmas tree braid tutorial this week is probably the easiest Christmas hairstyle we have done to date!  To create this braided Christmas tree, we have utilized a "floating bubble braid" technique which we first saw on Instagram by "pr3ttygirl79." And combined it with a simple half up Christmas tree braid hairstyle idea which we recently saw on "babesinhairland." As shown in our video tutorial (below) the looped strands from the bubble braid are stretched out along each side of the braid in the center, gradually getting larger as we work our way down, to form an outline of a Christmas tree. 

This hairstyle would be adorable for a Christmas party, school, Christmas day, Christmas Eve, meeting Santa, holiday photos, an ugly sweater contest, opening presents... along with many other holiday activities.

Bubble Braid Christmas Tree Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Quick and easy holiday hairstyle, the bubble braid Christmas tree

Cute Christmas tree braid hairstyle tutorial

 Supplies needed to create this easy Christmas tree hairstyle:
  • 4 medium (or small) hair elastics. As you can see, we used green, you could also use red, white, brown, clear, etc.
  • Pomade, gel, hair wax, or other product to help with flyaways and to keep your loops together and smooth.
  • An accessory for the top of your tree (optional.) A star, angel, snowflake, or other sparkly or festive clip would be cute.
To see more Christmas hair ideas, click on our Christmas hairstyles label.  (Including a snowflake hairstyle, classic hair wreath or halo braid, cookie cutter or ornament braid, candy cane hairstyles, holiday updos, and more!)

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, no matter how you celebrate.  See you all next week!
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Nov 16, 2016

The Best Hair Wrapped Ponytail Tutorial

The best hair wrapped ponytail, video tutorial

A "fool proof" and unique method to achieve the perfect hair wrapped ponytail. (No Bobby Pins required!)

Hey guys! We all love a cute and classic ponytail. And a popular, trendy, and well known "trick" of wrapping hair around the top of the ponytail makes it a much more polished and finished looking hairstyle.  This simple technique can take an otherwise lazy or casual ponytail into being fancy enough to wear to a red carpet event, a prom, or a wedding!  But, how many of us struggle with wrapping the hair around the ponytail and then getting it to stay?  Maybe it is just us, but we don't love the "bobby pin method" as it never holds all of the ends tucked in, the pins end up sliding out... and it can hurt.  We have also tried several methods using elastics and topsy tails, but none of them have worked perfectly for us and it usually ends up being a struggle (which kind of defeats the purpose of a seemingly effortless look.) We actually came across the method shown in our hair tutorial (below) when we filmed our "unicorn hairstyle" a few months ago.  But, I'm guessing if you are wanting to do a simple hair wrapped ponytail, you most likely wouldn't think to look for instructions by way of a unicorn hairstyle video lol, so we wanted to make this separate tutorial for you today.

Easy Hair Wrapped Ponytail Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



We added a small french braid with the front/top section of her hair before adding it in to the ponytail. We also share a fun "hair hack" by pushing forward on the braid to create extra volume for more of a faux hawk look.  (You will want to make your braid slightly loose for optimal results with this hack.)  The french braid is optional and we do have a french braiding tutorial if you don't know how to do that. You could also bring her bangs straight back of you wanted, or you could add a pompadour in the front instead if you prefer.

Easy and quick hair wrapped ponytail video tutorial

The perfect hair wrapped ponytail, video tutorial

The perfect hair wrapped ponytail tutorial. No bobby pins.

Supplies needed to recreate this look:
  • 1 medium size hair tie (large enough to contain all of your hair.)
  • 1 small, clear elastic.
  • 1 medium size clear elastic (if you are adding the french braid to the ponytail.)
  • Pomade, gel, hair wax, finishing hairspray, etc.
 This hairstyle should work with long hair, medium hair, straight hair, curly hair, and wavy hair.
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Oct 26, 2016

Spindle Top Ponytail Tutorial

Spindle top ponytail hair tutorial. Quick and easy hairstyle.

A quick and easy hairstyle, perfect for school mornings!

Ponytails are a great DIY "go to" style and we all love how effortless and quick they are to make.  But, if you get tired of wearing the same old thing, this quick trick adds some extra uniqueness to the classic style and changes things up a bit.

Besides being fast and simple to create, the other awesome thing about ponytails is that they can be worn for casual or formal occasions.  This "spindle top ponytail" would be great for sports (soccer, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, etc.) to the gym, for school, work, church, or even to a prom or homecoming dance.

Spindle Top Ponytail, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Quick hairstyle for school. Spindle top ponytail tutorial.

This cute hairstyle could also be worn as a half up ponytail if you prefer and should work with most hair types and textures: Long hair, medium length hair, and even fairly short hair.... curly, wavy, or straight.  If your hair is on the shorter side, I would recommend using several sections of hair to make the loops instead of one continuous strand.

Pictured below is another option, showing how this ponytail could be worn without stretching the hair out.  I think this variation looks pretty cool, sort of like a ponytail holder made out of hair!

Simple and fast hairstyle tutorial. Spindle top ponytail.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle: 
  • 1 medium size hair tie, preferably stretchy "cloth like" material (rather than elastic.)
  • Topsy tail. (As mentioned in our video, if you don't have a topsy tail you can wrap the sections around the hair tie by using just your fingers. But, we have found that the topsy tail does make things easier.) These can be found online here:  Topsy Tail link  (affiliate) or in some stores where beauty supplies are sold.
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Aug 24, 2016

Topsy Tail Bun Tutorial

Easy and quick topsy tail bun tutorial.  Only one elastic and no bobby pins!
A quick and easy bun, perfect for dance or ballet!

A few weeks ago we saw this simple and beautiful bun while scrolling through Instagram on an account called "brownhairedbliss." As soon as we saw this "flip through topsy tail" technique, we knew we wanted to try it.  My daughter is a dancer, so dance hairstyles and ballet buns are a huge part of our life. ;)  Sometimes it can be a struggle to put all of her long hair up, and we get tired of our usual bun makers, donut buns, and sock buns.  A standard or braided bun (wrapped around the top of the ponytail) always requires using tons of bobby pins and elastics and can be a pain to take out.  So, we were super excited to see that this bun is quick and easy, and that it only requires using one ponytail holder and zero bobby pins!

Topsy Tail Bun Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



P.S. Watch to the end of the video to see how to take this bun out and for some tips and tricks. The topsy tail we used can be found on Amazon (affiliate) and in some stores.  The brand we use is "Conair."

Simple bun tutorial. Flip through topsy tail technique.

Quick and easy bun for ballet and dance. Topsy tail bun using no bobby pins.

She tested this bun one afternoon while doing all sorts of trampoline tricks, and it held up and stayed in extremely well (which is quite amazing considering it is only being held together with one hair tie.) 

Of course, this bun isn't only for dancers.  This updo hairstyle could be worn for many casual occasions such as school, for sports, for cheer leading, gymnastics, to work, to the beach, etc.  This could also be worn for more formal occasions; church, weddings, prom, homecoming, communions, recitals, flower girls, etc.

Supplies needed to recreate this bun: 
  • 1 hair tie, elastic, or ponytail holder. (You will want something sturdy that can handle all of your hair in a ponytail.)
  • Topsy tail tool. (Affiliate) The package we purchased contains 2 different sizes.  We used the smaller size.
  • Finishing hairspray, pomade, or gel (optional.)
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Aug 17, 2016

2 Easy Hairstyles For School - Side Dutch Braid and Messy Bun Twist

2 Easy and Quick Back To School Hairstyles

This week we are adding 2 more styles to our "back to school hairstyles" collection! If you missed our video last week (showing 3 more school hairstyle ideas) you can find it here: 3 Easy Back To School Hairstyle Tutorials.

We love quick and easy hairstyles, buns, and braids for school mornings. Since it is "back to school time" for a lot of you, we wanted to share a few simple styles that my daughter frequently wears to school.  None of these hairstyles are super unique or extra special... but classic, cute, and fashionable styles that we use on a regular basis.  We are hoping these are even doable for those of you who do your own hair!

2 Back To School Hairstyles, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




We have already filmed more of our "go to" hairstyles and will be posting them throughout the month of August, so be on the look out if you are wanting more quick and easy ideas for school hair! 

Hairstyles included in this video:

#1 Classic Side Dutch Braid

Voluminous Side Dutch Braid Tutorial

Cute side dutch braid tutorial, for school

#2 Messy Bun Twist Hairstyle (Inspired by a tutorial we saw on "8 passengers" family vlog channel.) Depending on what you wear and how you want this bun to look, you could dress it up or down.  I could see this working as a fancy updo for Prom... or as an every day casual school hairstyle.

Cute and easy "messy bun" tutorial

Easy twisted bun tutorial.

Both this voluminous side Dutch braid and messy bun twist would be great for teens, girls, or even busy moms. Both styles should work with long hair, medium hair, straight hair, wavy hair, or curly hair.

Supplies needed to recreate these looks: 

Side dutch braid:

  • 1 medium size, clear elastic
  • Finishing hairspray (optional)
Messy bun twist:
  • 1 hair tie (large enough to make a ponytail with all of your hair)
  • Either 1-2 hair elastics, or several bobby pins (depending on how you choose to finish and secure the bun.)
  • Finishing hairspray (optional)
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Aug 10, 2016

3 Quick and Easy Back To School Hairstyles

3 Quick and Simple Braided Hairstyles. Back To School Video Tutorial.

We love quick and easy hairstyles and braids for school mornings and since it is "back to school time" for a lot of you, we wanted to share a few simple style ideas that my daughter frequently wears to school.  None of these hairstyles are super unique or extra special... but classic, cute styles that we use on a regular basis.  We are hoping all 3 of these are doable even for those of you who do your own hair!

P.S. We have already filmed more of our "go to" hairstyles and will be posting them in the next few weeks, so be on the "look out" if you are wanting more quick and easy ideas for school hair! 

3 Easy Back To School Hairstyles, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
 



Hairstyle tutorials included in this video:

#1 Infinity braid side accent.

Infinity braid side accent hairstyle.  Back to school hairstyle ideas.

#2 Twisted crown tie back, half up hairstyle.

Twisted crown tie back, half up hairstyle.  So cute and easy for school.

#3 Front and back twist with side braid.

French twist in the front and back with braid.  Easy hairstyle for school mornings.

These styles would be great for teens, girls, or even busy moms. All three styles should work with long hair, medium hair, fairly short hair, straight hair, wavy hair, or curly hair.

*Supplies needed to recreate:
  • Just one hair elastic for all 3 hairstyles!
  • Finishing hair spray or gel (optional.)

If you love 5 minute hairstyles, you may like the following hairstyle ideas we posted recently as well:

7 easy hairstyles part 1

7 easy hairstyles part 2

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven't already. We have more "back to school" hairstyle videos coming throughout the month of August for you!
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May 18, 2016

Fancy Fishtail Kit Hair Tutorial, Fishtail Braid With Beads

Goody Fancy Fishtail Braid Kit, Video Tutorial

We recently purchased a "Fancy Fishtail Kit" (made by Goody) and thought it was so fun, we decided to do a tutorial with it.  My daughter wears fishtail braids to school quite often, but loves the subtle style and flair these beads add to the braid.  On top of that, this tool is so much quicker for her than creating a regular fishtail braid (which can be quite time consuming on long hair) and on school mornings, she is all about quick!

Fishtail Braid With Beads, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



This hairstyle would be great for all ages... teens, little girls, even moms.  I could also see this working for casual as well as formal occasions.  The braid itself is quite standard, but the beads give it more of a glamorous look, which would be pretty for Prom, Homecoming, church, recitals, weddings, etc.  You can choose to leave the braid sleek and neat looking, or stretch it out and deconstruct it a bit for more of a relaxed, trendy, and voluminous look. 

My daughter was at school the day I had time to film this tutorial, but we wanted to show you what this looks like on real human hair. I think it's so pretty!

Fancy fishtail braid with beads, video tutorial.  Easy.

This braid can be created on the side (as shown) or in the low center.  Of course, this could also be placed in a high ponytail if you prefer, or even made as a half up hairstyle or wrapped into a bun.

This will work best with medium length or long hair and would be adorable with curly or wavy hair as well as straight. If your hair is longer than the tool,  you can extend the braid all the way to the end of your ponytail with a regular fishtail braid if you prefer, or you can stop at the last bead like we did.

As mentioned in our video, this kit comes in several different colors.  I have seen the beads in silver, gold, and black.  I tried searching online for a link to this kit and did not find it, even on Amazon (I think it is too new.)  But, it can be found in most discount and drug stores (we purchased ours at Walmart.) I am including a picture of the packaging (below) so that you can hopefully find if it if you are wanting one.

Goody fancy fishtail kit, video instructions.

Easy fishtail braid with beads tutorial
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