Showing posts with label Ribbons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ribbons. Show all posts

Dec 13, 2017

3D Christmas Tree Hair Tutorial

Christmas Tree Hairstyle Tutorial! 3D Bubble Braid.
This half up half down 3D "Christmas tree hairstyle" is so fun and would be perfect for your next holiday occasion!  We posted a simplified version of this Christmas hairstyle last year, which we called the "bubble braid Christmas tree." This year we have added some dimension to the tree by creating an extra loop in front of the braid (for a 3D effect) as well as some green ribbon for added color.  At the top of the tree we have placed a sparkly star clip.  You could add an angel, ornaments, lights, bows... whatever decorations you would like to your tree.

3D Christmas Tree Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



This hairstyle would be great for a Christmas party, Christmas Eve, meeting Santa, Christmas dinner, sledding, making gingerbread cookies and houses, a Christmas recital or play, school, or a hairstyle to go with an ugly sweater contest! ;)

3D Christmas Tree Hair Tutorial. Easy Video! #Christmas #Christmastreehair

Supplies needed to recreate this holiday hairstyle:
  • Several hair elastics. The amount will depend on the length of hair you are working with.
  • Green ribbon (optional.)
  • A Christmasy clip for the top of your tree (optional.)
  • Pomade, gel, hair wax, etc. to help control flyaways.
To see more Christmas hair ideas, click on our Christmas hairstyles collection. (Including a snowflake hairstyle, classic hair wreath or halo braid, cookie cutter or ornament braid, candy cane hairstyles, holiday updos, and several Christmas tree hairstyle ideas.)
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Dec 6, 2017

Decorated Pull Through Braids! 3 Holiday Hairstyle Ideas

3 cute Christmas hairstyles! Decorated pull through braids, video tutorial.

These 3 ponytail Christmas hairstyles would be great for many holiday parties and events this year!  We are loving these "decorated pull-through braids" as they are festive and fun, but not overly crazy.  I could see these styles working for little girls as well as teens and women. These 3 hairstyles could be worn to a Christmas party, any upcoming holiday event, to school or work, for New Years Eve, to church, or even a hairstyle to go with an ugly sweater contest. ;)

 Decorated Pull Through Braids Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



In this video hair tutorial, we show 3 different techniques for creating the decorated pull through braids. 

#1 Pull through braid with tinsel. This is the traditional method and most popular technique we have seen to make the braid (using garland as a substitute for the standard second section of hair in our decorated variation.)

Tinsel pull through braid, video tutorial. Cute for Christmas or New Years Eve hairstyle!

#2 Bubble braid with pulled through beads.  We came up with this method as we were experimenting and love it, as it halves the amount of elastics used in a traditional pull through style!

Pull through bubble braid with beads, video instructions.

#3 Reverse pull through braid with ribbon.  We have shared this inverted or reverse technique in the past.  For this tutorial we replaced the second section of hair with holiday ribbon.

Pull through braid with ribbon. Video instructions.

Of course, these hairstyles can be worn for many occasions year round and not just for Christmas!
 
Supplies needed to recreate these styles:
  • 1 large elastic or hair tie for the top of the ponytail.
  • Several medium size clear elastics (the amount will depend on the length of hair you are working with as well as the technique chosen.)
  • Decor for your pull through braid.  You could really add any type of ribbon, garland, beads, lace, yarn, etc. for all 3 of the techniques shown. We found all of our supplies at the Dollar Store.
  • Scissors to cut your decor to desired length.
  • You could definitely add some ornaments or lights to these styles (if that is the look you are going for.)  I'm thinking some jewels or other hair accessories placed at each elastic would also be lovely if you are wanting some added sparkle.
Holiday hairstyle ideas! Decorated pull through braids, video instructions.
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Oct 18, 2017

Tinker Bell Hair Tutorial

Tinkerbell hair tutorial

This Tinkerbell hair tutorial is inspired by the hairstyle worn on Disney's fairy Tinker Bell in the movie Peter Pan! A cute messy bun or "top knot" wrapped with ribbon and side swept bangs.  Of course, my daughter doesn't have bangs (as I'm sure many of you don't as well) so we made some "fake bangs" using her own hair!

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



We have always loved Disney hairstyles and Halloween hairstyles and could not wait to film this hair tutorial! We have loved watching Disney movies and think Tinker Bell would be such a fun character to dress up as for Halloween, or for your next trip to Disneyland, Disneyworld, or Disney birthday party. This hairstyle would look great with a Tinker Bell fairy costume! 

Tinker bell bun tutorial

Tinker bell hairstyle tutorial, how to make faux bangs

The method we used for creating the "faux fringe" or bangs could be used for every day hairstyles as well (this doesn't have to be just for Tinkerbell!)  It might be fun to change up your look and have bangs for the day.  I have seen this method used with a thick headband placed in front of the bun, which ends up making the bangs look really authentic and more natural!

Disney hairstyle tutorial, Tinker Bell, how to make fake bangs

Supplies we used to create this look:
  • 1 Hair tie
  •  Several bobby pins
  •  Flat Iron (affiliate)
For more Halloween Hairstyles, check out our Disney Princess Hairstyles collection.  We have renditions of hairstyles for Jasmine, Elsa, Anna, Cinderella, Belle & Aurora!

Tinkerbell Hair Tutorial With Fake Bangs Using Your Own Hair! #halloweenhairstyles
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Jun 28, 2017

4th Of July Hairstyle, Infinity Braid Ribbon Twist

4th of July Hairstyle Tutorial. Infinity Braid Ribbon Twist. #fourthofjuly

A cute and patriotic hairstyle for the fourth of July! These twisted ribbon infinity braids look so cool, I'm sure you will get lots of compliments!! This hairstyle would be great for a 4th of July parade, watching fireworks, a barbecue, or any other fun festivities your family participates in as you celebrate independence day.

 Infinity Braid Ribbon Twist, 4th of July Hairstyle Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



This hairstyle tutorial is inspired by 2 similar photos we saw on Instagram by these awesome hair accounts:
@flower.braids and @tojashair

To create these "3 strand infinity braids" or "figure 8 braids" we have taken a length of ribbon and woven it around 3 strands of hair.  You can make these braids with as many sections of hair as you would like.  The more strands you add, the thicker and more intricate the braids will be.  These 2 ribbon braids were then loosely twisted around each other to create a fun pop of color and accent on the side of her hair.

We used red and white ribbon, since we were going for a patriotic 4th of July hairstyle look.  If you have time to add a 3rd braid with blue ribbon, you could braid the red, white, and blue braids together, which would look amazing! Of course, this doesn't have to be just a 4th of July hairstyle. You can use any color of ribbons that you would like, and if you don't live in the U.S. you could substitute the ribbon for your own country's colors! This hairstyle would be great for many special occasions including holidays, team sports and activities, school pride day, etc.

Cute ribbon hairstyle for the 4th of July.

4th of July hairstyle tutorial. #4thofjuly

We actually have an old tutorial showing a 2 strand version of this braid, which was one of our first (and quite honestly cringeworthy) videos made on this blog over 7 years ago! Also from our 2011 archives, we have a 3 strand ribbon ponytail using this same braiding technique if you want to check that one out.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Ribbon.  About quadruple the length of each braid you are intending to make.
  • Small elastics to tie off your braids.
 As mentioned in our video, although these braids look fabulous... they are quite time consuming.  I would plan on about 10 minutes per braid (depending on how long your are making the braid and how many strands you use, etc.)  I think the end result is worth the time and effort, although I would probably save this one for special occasions!

If you are looking for more 4th of July hair ideas, check out our 4th of July playlist on YouTube.  Including star hairstyles and more red, white, and blue hairstyles!
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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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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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Jan 4, 2017

Waterfall Chain Braid Tutorial

Waterfall chain braid tutorial, with micro braid accent

Our hair tutorial this week is showing how to make a chain waterfall braid!  We have seen pictures of this beautiful braid floating around the interwebs for awhile now, and have fallen in love with it.  We have not seen a video tutorial, so we decided to take on the challenge of figuring out how to create it by studying a photo of the braid. At first glance, this braid looks quite similar to a 4 strand waterfall.  But, I think you will find this tutorial is much easier.  The steps for making this braid are actually quite simple for such an intricate look, in my opinion.

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



As mentioned in our video tutorial (above) the center strand of this braid can be changed out for ribbon, a micro braid, a regular strand of hair... or anything else you would like to use.  We love the look of the hair "chain" with the center strand weaving through the cascading sections in this unique waterfall braid.

Waterfall chain braid with ribbon accent, video tutorial

Waterfall chain braid video tutorial

Waterfall chain braid hairstyle with ribbon

We created the hairstyle shown in our tutorial at a diagonal for a loose, carefree look.  This braid can also be made straight across horizontally, as shown in our photo variations (above.) As you might have noticed, the horizontal placement seems to show off the pattern of this braid more fully.

Video tutorial, how to waterfall chain braid

This braid would be great for many occasions and could accent hairstyles for casual or formal settings:  School, church, weddings, prom, homecoming, the beach, recitals, communions, etc.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 clear elastic to tie off the braid at the end.
  • Pomade, hair wax, gel, or other product to help with flyaways. 
  • Ribbon or other item to use as an alternate center strand (optional.)
I know this braid has been around for awhile, but we wanted to credit the Instagram accounts we have seen photos of it on most recently, since they inspired us to make this video: la13_hair, cute_and_glossy, studiohilde, braidsglamour, thehairbraidingbasics, & miriamtogether.
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Nov 2, 2016

Elegant Elastic Christmas Tree Hairstyle & Bun

Elegant Christmas Tree Hairstyle Tutorial

This week we are kicking off the holiday season with a festive Christmas tree hairstyle!  And, I think this might be our favorite Christmas hairstyle that we have done to date.  We love how easy and simple this pretty updo style is to create, yet it looks so unique, cute, sweet, and elegant.  This X-mas hairstyle would be perfect for many occasions this holiday season: Christmas parties, meeting Santa, holiday photos, Christmas dinner, Christmas morning, holiday parades, school, church, recitals, concerts, Christmas shopping, making holiday treats, decorating the Christmas tree, making gingerbread men, a winter dance or wedding, etc.

Christmas Tree Hairstyle & Bun Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



You can create any type of bun that you want at the top of the tree (a donut bun, sock bun, messy bun, braided bun, twisted bun, rolled bun, etc.)  We decided on a triple braided bun

Elastic Christmas Tree Hairstyle and Bun Video Tutorial

Of course, you can leave your tree "as is" or you can decorate it and make it more glamorous if you want.  A star or angel at the top would be beautiful, as well as ribbon, ornaments, glitter, gems, or even lights.

X-mas hairstyle! Christmas tree and bun tutorial.

Easy Christmas tree hairstyle tutorial.

You may remember a similar style we did on my little toddler niece several years ago as a "candy corn hairstyle" with the elastics on the side/top of her head going into a side ponytail. As mentioned in our video tutorial, this elastic tree positioned on the back of her head and bun combination is inspired by a "candy corn" hairstyle that has been trending on Instagram this Fall. The first thing I thought of when I saw this style was, not only is this adorable as a candy corn... but it would also make a fabulous Christmas tree! Many Instagramers have posted this candy corn hairstyle recently and I wanted to share a few awesome accounts that we saw it on: @pr3ttygirl79 @simplystranded @brownhairedbliss @twogirls_hairstyles @jespi09 @toddlerhairideas @prettyhstyle3029 @kares84 I know there are more and don't want to leave anyone out!  If you posted this style, feel free to leave your Instagram in the comments and we will check it out. :)

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle: 
  • Several small, green elastics (the amount you will need will depend on the size of tree you make. We used 9 green and 1 yellow for the star at the top.) The brand we used is "goody ouchless." 
  • 1 ponytail holder, large enough to contain all of your hair.
  • 1 medium size, clear elastic to hold the braids before you make the bun.
  • Several bobby pins.
  • Any optional accessories you want to decorate your tree with. (Decorative pins, gems, star clips, ornaments, ribbon, etc.
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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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Dec 9, 2015

Christmas Tree Hairstyle

Christmas tree hair tutorial

Hi, I am "Hair By Lori." Thank you so much to Princess Hairstyles for having me as a guest on her blog!

 I am so excited to share my Ribbon Christmas Tree Braid with you today.  When I first started trying different Christmas hairstyles, I was excited because I could do anything.  Christmas is a time when “tacky” magically becomes “cool”! 
However, I was even more excited when I realized that a tree braided into the hair didn’t just have to be tacky – it could be pretty too.   I think that this style is one that can be dressed up with curls and while it still might be tacky any other time of the year, at Christmas it is magical and beautiful.
 
Adorable Christmas hairstyle.  Ribbon Christmas tree tutorial.

This Ribbon Christmas Tree Braid is a style that will get you so much attention.  It’s perfect for all of your Christmas events – from an ugly sweater party, to a school holiday party to a family event – this will be the style that everyone is talking about! 

Braided Christmas tree video tutorial.

Ribbon Christmas Tree Hairstyle Video Tutorial (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



To make this hairstyle even easier for you to recreate – my Hair by Lori EZDO Christmas Tree Braid Kit is now available on Amazon.com (affiliate.) The kit comes with everything you need to recreate this festive hairstyle at home:  step by step instructions, ribbon, elastics, star for the top of the tree and your choice of decoration.  You can choose from Garland, Ornaments and LED Lights. 

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The Ornaments are one of my favorites because they are so beautiful and give the style a more dressed up look.  I also LOVE the LED Lights that you get in my kit.  They do not get hot so they are safe to wear in the hair.  The battery pack is lightweight and small, so it’s easy to wear and easy to hide in the style.  The length of the light string is perfect for the style.  You’ll certainly stand out with whatever option you choose.

The only warning I’ll leave you with is be prepared for lots of attention!  We have worn it out to the store and running errands and everyone stops my girls to look at their hair.  We’ve even had a few people ask if they could take photos!  Though the way that it makes my girls smile proudly, it’s worth the extra time to indulge the onlookers.  ;-)
Holiday hairstyle. Braided Christmas tree with ribbon.
 
Lori Bryant blogs at HairByLori.com.  She is a wife and homeschooling mom of 4 littles.  Lori is passionate about helping girls feel good about themselves through cute hairstyles! 
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Nov 4, 2015

Ribbon Coiled Bun Hairstyle Tutorial

Ribbon coild bun hair tutorial

This week we are showing how to make a unique "coiled bun" updo hairstyle.  This bun would be great for dance, ballet, figure skating, recitals, communions, weddings, (a cute flower girl hairstyle) for church, holidays, special occasions, etc. 

The technique used to make this bun is fairly easy and quick.  If you know how to make a rope braid and a slide-up braid (or snake braid) this should be a cinch for you. As mentioned in our video tutorial (below) there really is no exact science to creating this bun and some of it will depend on the length of hair you are working with.  These coils can be manipulated somewhat to be stretched longer, or scrunched up shorter... and you can really arrange them however you want to form the updo.

Ribbon coiled bun tutorial. Great hairstyle for ballet.

We chose to tie our leftover ribbon into a bow at the side of the bun for a sweet "girlish" touch.  The bow can also be placed at the bottom of the bun, or at the top of the bun (depending on how you arrange your coils.)  Of course, If you prefer not to add a bow to your updo at all, you can clip your ribbon and tuck in the ends for more of a grown up look.

Cute ribbon coiled bun with bow tutorial


Bun tutorial for dance, ballet, special occasions

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




Supplies needed to recreate this bun:
  • 1 hair tie or elastic to make the initial ponytail.
  • 4 medium size clear elastics.
  • 2 pieces of ribbon. (Our ribbons were each about 4 feet long and 1 inch thick.)
  • Several bobby pins.
*Tip:  I would suggest adding water, gel, or pomade to your hair before you attempt making the coils to help avoid flyaways. Also, the width and texture of the ribbon you use is going to make a difference in how these coils turn out, so you may want to experiment.

We featured a similar technique several years ago in our "spring rings hairstyle" in which we used 2 thin strands of hair to make the rope braid and slide up.  We used this technique to accent a simple half up style in that tutorial. With the original technique, you end up with one long stand of hair and one coiled strand, which isn't ideal for some hairstyles. We decided to try making the coils using ribbon (instead of hair) this time to eliminate the one long remaining strand of hair and ended up loving how the ribbon looks peeking through, especially when pinned up into a bun. The other perk of using ribbon instead of hair becomes apparent when the coils are taken down the next day, and all of your hair is curled into ringlets (instead of only half of it.) You could actually use this as a no heat curling method if you wanted to!

At the end of our video tutorial we show how to make a super easy 5 minute messy bun with the 2nd day coils. This is just an example of an endless amount of styles that could be made with these fun ringlets.

Easy messy bun tutorial, second day hairstyle

Easy messy bun tutorial, second day hairstyle

We first saw the original unique looking coiled braid accented on a style at a Renaissance Faire several years ago and have used it a few times since in a variety of styles.  I think this ribbon bun variation is our favorite so far!  We have also seen several pictures of hairstyles using the original technique to accent hairstyles on Pinterest and Facebook. Two accounts I have noticed who have used this braid in a variety of hairstyles are "cute and glossy" and "hair braiding" if you are looking for more ideas.
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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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