Showing posts with label Scarves. Show all posts
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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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Apr 11, 2013

No Heat Wavy Hair How To

Create beautiful and effortless heatless waves (or loose curls) overnight using "Bandana Wraps."

heatless waves

Today's tutorial is a quick and easy method showing how to get wavy hair or "bandana waves."  No curling irons, flat irons, curling wands, or other damaging heat tools are required to achieve these "beachy waves."  ;)

No Heat Waves Close Up

Supplies needed:
  • 2-6 bandanas or similar sized pieces of fabric (depending on the thickness/texture of your hair and how tight you want the waves, you can use more or less.)  We found our bandanas at Walmart for $1 each.
  • Several cloth covered elastics or rubber bands to secure the ends of the "wraps."
  • Damp hair seems to work best for us. If the hair is too wet, it will not dry completely and the waves will fall out quickly in the morning. You may also want to add some pomade, gel, or mousse to your hair before you wrap it up (if you hair does not hold curl well.) If you do not have time for your hair to dry over night, you could try a blow dryer to speed things up. (Although, if you are trying to avoid heat.... using a blow dryer isn't completely heat free.)

The half up hairstyle shown at the end of the video was created by simply pulling the sides back into a twist and adding a cute headband. I'm thinking.... casual beach wedding flower girl hairstyle?  ;)

beach waves hair
beachy waves tutorial

How To: No Heat Wavy Hair Video Tutorial:

As shown in our video tutorial above, this "wavy beach hair" was created by making a figure eight braid (or infinity braid) with the strands of hair wrapping around the bandana. I came across this no heat waving method a few years ago on a site called "Rapunzels Resource" (which unfortunately doesn't seem to be active anymore.) But, we wanted to say thank you to that website! We have been using this technique quite often ever since. We both love how quick, simple, and comfortable to sleep in these wraps are.

P.S. If you love "no heat styling" but are looking for more of a tight curl instead of a wave... check out our nylon curls tutorial.

FTC The adorable dress the Princess is wearing was gifted to her by and can be found here: LightInTheBox (opinions expressed are always our own.)

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Jul 3, 2012

The Colorful Fishtail Braid, 4th Of July Hairstyles

Fourth Of July Hairstyles
A Fishtail Braid With Ribbon  

4th of July hairstyle, ribbon braid
This "colorful fishtail braid" ponytail hairstyle was made using patriotic colors with the 4th of July in mind (Indepdence Day for the US.) Of course, this braid could be created with any color combinations you would like for other occasions. This would be a cute hairstyle for sports, as it tends to stay in very well. You could even look for ribbon to match your team colors!

We like ponytail hairstyles for summer time.  It's nice to have a quick hairdo that keeps the hair out of your face, detangled, and off your neck for hot summer days. This braid could also be wrapped into a colorful fishtail bun if you desire.  ;)

If you are looking for a more grown up look, I would suggest clipping (or eliminating) the elastic at the top of the ponytail and stretching the strands of the braid as you work your way down, creating a trendy, tousled and messy fishtail braid.

fourth of july hairstyle, fishtail ribbon braid

Ribbon Fishtail Braid Hairstyle Video Tutorial:

And now.... a "bonus hairstyle."  ;)

4th Of July Ribbon Bun

We actually filmed both of these fourth of July hairstyle ideas about a month ago. I have been so busy lately with my kids being out of school for summer vacation, family reunions, and... life that I ran out of time to get both videos edited and uploaded.  Sooooo, here is our quick step by step "screen shot tutorial" of this fun patriotic bun!
You may have seen this adorable braided sock bun floating around on Pinterest lately? This is basically the same concept, using ribbon instead of braids.  Our ballet bun video may be helpful if you haven't seen this type of bun before.

Step 1: Run the ribbons you would like to use through an elastic and secure it to a small piece of hair placed right in the middle of where you would like the bun to be.

Step 2: Make a ponytail with all of the hair around the ribbon and add a bun foundation or homemade rolled up sock bun maker at the base of the ponytail.

Step 3:  Arrange the hair around the bun maker and secure with an elastic (leaving the ribbon out.)

Step 4:  Arrange the ribbon around the bun and secure with another elastic.

Step 5:  Pin the remaining hair/ribbon around the bun.  At this point we also added a scarf around the edges to help hide all of the ends.


PS: If you are looking for more patriotic hairstyles, we have done several over the past few years which can be found here: 4th of July Hairstyles

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Jun 28, 2012

Jasmine Hair

Princess Jasmine Hairstyle
Inspired by Disney's Aladdin
Jasmin hair

This Princess Jasmine hair style is inspired by the "puffy ponytail" as seen in the Disney movie, live plays, and books on Jasmine from Aladdin.  This isn't meant to be an exact replica of the original hairstyle, of course...but rather our take on it. Cartoon hairstyles can be difficult to recreate on real hair sometimes!   

Princess Jasmin Hair
 As you can see, right now the Princess has fairly long hair (like Jasmine) which worked out well for this hairstyle.  You could definitely create a similar look with shorter hair though.  I actually had our "short hair girls" in mind when we were re-creating this hairdo!  You may have noticed on the original style, the "puffs" in the ponytail actually start down lower on her head (at the top of the ponytail itself.)  We placed our elastics up higher on her head. So, if you don't have as much length to work with, you can still get a few "puffs" in before you run out of hair.  ;) 

We wanted to keep this hair style simple and quick.  But, if you have the time and you like to braid....In the hairstyle pictures below is a more intricate Jasmine hair variation, as another option. We braided the ribbon headband into the style using a 4 strand pleated ribbon braid across the top of her head for this variation.

Disney princess Jasmine hair
Aladdin Hairstyle
Braided Headband, Jasmine Hairstyle
The main reason we decided to make a Jasmine hair tutorial this week is that we recently attended a live performance of Disney's Aladdin and the Princess was very excited to wear a Disney Princess Hairstyle to the musical!
Aladdin poster

To complete this hairstyle you will need:
  • A ribbon, headband, or scarf.
  • Several small elastics (the amount will depend on the length of your hair, we used 9 total.)  The brand we used is "Goody Ouchless."
  • 5-10 minutes.
  • Love for Disney Princesses!

Jasmine Hair Tutorial:

This would be a very cute hairstyle to wear if you are planning on going to Disneyland, Disney World, or an Aladdin show. This would also be a great addition to a costume if you are dressing up as Jasmine or a genie for Halloween or other occasion!

If you are into the Disney Princess thing, we have done a few other Disney inspired hairstyles in the past which can be found here:

Belle Hairstyle (from Beauty and The Beast)
Cinderella Hairstyle

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Apr 26, 2012

Sidewinder Ribbon Braid Tutorial

A Unique French Braid Hairstyle With Ribbon

ribbon braid

This braid is created by using 3 strands of hair and a ribbon, scarf, or piece of fabric woven through the strands. After making this braid a few times, my personal opinion is that it is easier to manage than a regular french braid.  If you are having a hard time figuring out a french or dutch braid, this might be an easier alternative. This braid can be made the standard (tight) way, or as you can see in the picture below, can be stretched out for a softer or messy look. We like it both ways! This would be a fun hair style for cheerleading, dance, gymnastics, soccer, or other sporting events (as you could change up the color of ribbon to match your team.)

We held a "name this braid" contest on our facebook page a few weeks ago and "The Princess" ended up choosing the name "Sidewinder" from all of the entries. So, congrats and thank you to our facebook fan(s) who came up with the name Sidewinder for this unique ribbon french braid! There were lots of cute names suggested and The Princess had a very hard time choosing!

puffy braid with ribbon

Sidewinder Ribbon Braid Video Tutorial:

This braided hairstyle can be made diagonally swept across the back of the head (as shown.) Or if you would prefer, you could make a single braid straight down the middle.  You could also create 2 braids forming pigtails, or 2 crossing braids.  We would love to see your creations on our facebook page if you try this braid! 
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Jun 22, 2008

Hairstyle-The Scalp Saver

Lately we've had a problem with the top of my fair skinned princess's head getting sunburned. I've tried putting sunscreen on her scalp, but it always ends up getting all over her hair and just looks gross. So, this is our solution. It's also good for those days when you just don't have the time or energy to mess with hair.

Just fold a bandanna, piece of cloth, or scarf in half and tie at the back. This looks cute with her hair up or down.

Three birds with one stone here. Cute, practical, and quick.
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