Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts

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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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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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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Jun 8, 2016

Quilted Pull Through Braid Ponytail Tutorial

Quilted pull-through braid hairstyle, video tutorial.

This quilted pull-through ponytail is a variation of a style we posted last week (the multi strand pull through braid.) As mentioned in our video (below) the only difference between the 2 braids is the placement of the elastics, but as you can see.... the ponytails turn out completely different looking with this small change. (Comparison between the 2 braids below.)

Quilted pull through ponytail and multi strand pull through comparison.
(Quilted pull through ponytail on the left, multi strand ponytail on the right.)
Quilted Pull Through Braid Ponytail Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

We love the 3d effect of this style.  If you try this braid, you will noticed the "quilted" pattern shows up along the front, sides, and back of the ponytail.  So fun!

Quilted pull-through ponytail, side view.

Quilted pull through braid side view.

This braid can be stretched out to add more volume and dimension to the style, or you can leave it "as is" like we did, (which also turns out quite voluminous.)  Of course, this pull through braid can be done in a high ponytail or low ponytail, as a side braid, or even as a half up hairstyle.

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:
  • 1 medium size elastic or hair tie for the top of the ponytail.
  • Several medium/small clear elastics (the amount will depend on your hair length.)
  • Pomade, gel, or other product to help control flyaways.
This hairstyle would be great for sports, school, work, the beach, special occasions, or every day casual occasions.
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Jun 1, 2016

Multi Strand Pull-Through Ponytail

Multi-strand pull-through ponytail, hair tutorial.

This week we are featuring a braid we saw on Instagram a few months ago on an awesome hairstyling account @merobraids. We loved how unique and intricate this woven ponytail looked when we saw it, and had to give it a try! 

We first saw the idea of using more than 2 strands in a regular pull-through braid from @prettylittlebraids on Instagram, when she came up with the idea of using 3 strands, and my daughter has actually worn the 3 strand pull-through braid (or 3D) version quite often.  This is the same concept, just taken up a strand... or 10.

Multi Strand Pull Through Braid Hairstyle, Video Tutorial:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

As mentioned in our video, you can count the number of strands you are pulling through each layer for more of a precise braid, or you can just go with the flow like I did.  After working with the braid a little bit after I filmed this video, I would recommend starting with an elastic in the first layer (on the bottom strand) instead of doing it without (like I did in the tutorial.)  It is easier that way and turns out better as well.  ;)

This style is quite easy to create once you get the pattern down, but it can be a little tricky keeping all of the sections separated.  If you are working on an actual person, I would recommend having them hold 1 or 2 of the sections for you while you are braiding, which will help tremendously.  I have done this with my daughter and it is much easier.  Or, as mentioned in our tutorial, you can use a clip to help keep one of the sections out of your way as well.

Multi strand pull through braid hairstyle, video instructions.

Although this ponytail looks kind of delicate with its "sideways fishtail design," it is actually quite durable and would be great for school, sports, the gym, etc.  This would also look awesome wrapped up into a bun, which would be perfect for dance, ballet, figure skating, and other special occasions.

Supplies needed to recreate this ponytail:
  • 1 large hair 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.
  • Pomade, gel, hair wax, etc. To help control flyaways. (Optional)
P.S. If you love this ponytail, we have filmed 2 more fun variations of this braid and will be posting them over the next few weeks!
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May 4, 2016

Messy Bun Faux Hawk For Long Hair

Messy bun faux hawk for long hair. Dance hairstyle tutorial.

I'm sure many of you have seen this "messy bun faux hawk" hairstyle at dance competitions and recitals, figure skating events, gymnastics meets, cheerleading, and other special occasions. It is quite popular and trendy right now. You may have even worn it yourself!  It's such a cute and edgy hairstyle, while looking formal and polished at the same time. This style is "high fashion" and really adds to the look of a costume and dance routine.  But, as I mentioned in our video (below).... when I found out this was the hairstyle my daughter was assigned to wear for her dance team competitions this year, I was a little worried.  As some of you with long hair probably know, messy buns can be a struggle!  And with this hairstyle, you not only have to make 1 messy bun, you need to make at least 3!  There are quite a few tutorials of this style online already, but I did not see any for super long hair. So, after some trial and error, we finally found a method for making our buns that works ALMOST every time and we wanted to share it with all of our "long haired" subscribers.

Messy Bun Faux Hawk Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Messy bun faux hawk hairstyle video tutorial.

Pretty and edgy hairstyle for dance. Messy bun faux hawk tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 7 medium size, clear elastics. We used Goody brand ouchless elastics (affiliate.) You will need 9 if you decide to make 4 buns instead of 3.
  • Lots of bobby pins. Be sure to secure the buns really well if you are using this hairstyle for dancing. The bobby pins we use are from Sally Beauty Supply (affiliate) and they hold extremely well.
  • Hairspray, gel, pomade, or other product to keep the sides of your style smooth and free of flyaways.
I would recommend cutting the elastics out when you are done with this style (instead of trying to unwrap them.) In our experience, it saves a lot of trouble, time, pain, and untangling.  ;)

P.S. Luckily, messy buns are supposed to be, well... messy.  So, don't worry too much about getting things absolutely perfect while making this hairstyle. Ends popping out, part lines not quite straight, and buns and aren't symmetrical are going to be ok. The messiness is part of the charm!

P.S.S. This hairstyle isn't only for dance.  I think this faux hawk would be adorable with just the right prom dress or homecoming dress.  It could also work with certain Halloween costumes or even as an updo for church, weddings, or other formal occasions.

This method for making a messy bun can also be used for making a quick "top knot" hairstyle, which we recently showed in our "7 easy hairstyles for school" video.  You can check that out here.
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Oct 28, 2015

Twisted Pull Through Braid Hairstyle

Twisted pull-through braid video tutorial

This week we are showing a cute new variation of the trendy "pull-through braid."  I'm guessing most everyone has seen the original pull through braid floating around the internet, as it has become very popular recently in social media.  We love the original braid and decided to add a fun "twist" for a slight change and really like how it turned out. It is funny how just a small change can make a whole new look! You may remember the "reverse pull through braid" we posted last year (which is another variation of this braid.)  The reverse pull-through is one of "the Princess's" all time favorite hairstyles and she wears it often. We are loving the "chunky" and "twisted" look of this new version.

Twisted pull through braid tutorial. (Cute variation of the original braid.)

Twisted pull through braid video tutorial. Hairstyle for school.

We have found that this braid is quite durable and should hold up well for school and even sports.  This braid can be made in a ponytail, (as shown) in a low side braid style, or even as a French/dutch braid.  We usually create this braid on damp hair to help avoid flyaways.  But of course, you can do this on dry hair if you prefer.  You may find that gel, pomade, wax, or other product is helpful.  Or if you are wanting more of a relaxed or messy braid, you don't need to use any product at all.  ;)

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

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:
  • 1 hair tie or ponytail holder for the top of the braid.
  • Several small hair elastics (the amount will depend on the length of hair you are working with.)We chose to use Goody colored elastics for our ponytail as a fun accent. And as you can see, the elastics tend to show up much more in this twisted version than in the original braid.  You can use clear elastics, or the same color as your hair for a more subtle look if you desire.
  • Gel, pomade, hair wax, or similar, to help avoid flyaways (optional.)

In case you haven't seen the original pull-through braid, we have several example YouTube tutorials linked below, featuring some of our friends and other lovely hair vloggers:

Cute Girls Hairstyles
Makeup Wearables
Hair and Nails Inspiration
Annie's Forget Me Knots
Our Reverse Pull Through Braid (Princess Hairstyles)
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Sep 23, 2015

Hourglass Braid, Cute Hairstyles

Hourglass braid hair tutorial

For our hairstyle tutorial this week, we have combined several braiding techniques: Dutch braids,  feather braids, rope braids, and a double twist to create a fun "hour glass" braid hairstyle.

This style would be great for school, sports, and other casual occasions.  We love that these braids stayed neatly in place all day when "the Princess" wore this recently.

Cute hairstyle idea, the hourglass braid

We have used the double twisting technique featured in the center of this hairstyle several times before in the past, most recently in our "arrowhead braid" half up style.  We love the pattern the twist makes with the rope braids all combining in the center of this style. Of course,  If you want to use more than 2 braids on each side, you can definitely add as many as you like.  Also, French braids can be utilized instead of Dutch braids if you prefer.

Hourglass braid hairstyle using dutch braids and rope braids

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

Hourglass braid hair tutorial

Supplies needed to recreate this style:
  • Several temporary hair ties or clips to keep the braids from unraveling while you work.
  • 2 medium elastics for the bottom of the braids
  • gel, pomade, or water to help with flyaways
  • finishing hairspray
This hairstyle will work best with medium length and long hair, curly, wavy, or straight.
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Aug 26, 2015

Hairstyles For Sports, Woven Twist Headband

Woven twist headband hairstyle tutorial

Today we are recreating a fun hairstyle from our website which we initially posted way back in 2010. You can click over to see our original "pictorial" and check out "the princess's" short hair if you are curious!

She has worn this woven headband many times over the years and especially loves it for sports. This hairstyle is great for soccer / football, gymnastics, dance, figure skating, ballet, tumbling, swimming, running, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, etc. Elastic styles (such as this) really help to keep your hair out of your face while exercising and hold up well, even with a lot of activity. We love the unique woven accents in this headband, which make this hairstyle pretty and interesting to look at, as well as functional.

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

There are several different options for finishing this style. You could create the woven headband and leave the rest of her hair down (curled or straight.) Or you could add a ponytail, bun, braid, pigtails, etc. with the remaining hair. (We have included a few example pictures below.) Also, if you would rather braid the individual strands in the headband before you weave them, you can do that instead of simply twisting the hair like we did.

Top view of the headband with a ponytail....

Woven twist headband and ponytail hair tutorial

Again, styled with a ponytail. This is her favorite way to wear this hairstyle for soccer.

Cute hairstyle for gymnastics, woven twist headband

And, with a messy bun....
Hairstyle for sports, woven twist headband and messy bun

This headband could also be worn as a cute transitioning hairstyle for those of you who are in the process of growing out your bangs. We know what a painful process that can be. ;)  And although "the princess" has long hair at the moment, this will work with fairly short hair as well.  When we first created this style, her hair was just above shoulder length and it worked just great!

Supplies needed to recreate this look:
  • Small hair elastics (8-15 depending on how you make the headband.)  The brand we usually use is called Goody Ouchless.
  • Water, gel, or pomade to help control flyaways.
  • A "rat tail comb" is helpful for parting out the hair into boxes, but not absolutely necessary.
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Aug 19, 2015

Easy Triple Braid Bun, Back To School Hairstyles

Triple braid bun updo tutorial.  Back to school hair idea.

This week we are continuing on with our back to school hairstyle series.  This bun is very simple and cute.  So easy that  "The Princess" has been doing this style on herself. A great DIY hairstyle!  This updo isn't anything super creative or extravagant. But, it is always nice to have a few basic, quick and easy hairstyle ideas for busy school mornings as well as for work, sports, dance, ballet, or gymnastics class.  And, although this style can be worn for casual occasions, it is elegant and sophisticated enough that it can also be perfect for a wedding, prom, church or other more formal event.

Triple braid bun tutorial, easy and quick

Since "The Princess's" hair is quite long now, it is sometimes difficult to wrap all of that length into a standard bun without it looking "knobby" or sticking way out from her head awkwardly.  Not to mention, it takes a ton of bobby pins to keep it in place! We have found that the technique shown in our tutorial (below) seems to make a much more compact and pretty bun.  This sophisticated looking up-style is achieved with minimal effort and minimal pins.  Beyond the practicality of this style, all of the individual strands (which are seemingly woven intricately together) also add beautiful visual interest to the style, which is always fun.

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

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 2 medium ponytail holders, hair ties, or elastics.
  • 3 temporary hair ties to hold the braids while you are working.
  • Several bobby pins.  We used MetaGrip miniature pins.
  • Finishing hairspray or gel (optional.)
The real "trick" to this bun is the way in which the strands are braided together and how the hair is wrapped around the ponytail.  You will want to keep things loose for the bun to lay more nicely, especially if your hair is long. 

Besides this one, we have posted several other easy DIY hairstyles recently (since The Princess has been learning to do her own hair.)  In case you have missed them, you can find the links here:

Braid with a twist
Double hair bow ponytail
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Aug 5, 2015

Back To School Hairstyles, Split Fishtail Braid Ponytails

Split fishtail braid ponytails. 1 braid, 2 hairstyles.

This week we decided to do a couple of cute ponytail tutorials for the start of our back to school hairstyles series.  The end results of these styles look quite different from each other, but both were created by using the same lace fishtail braiding technique (which we are calling the "split fishtail braid." )
Watch Our Split Fishtail Braid Ponytails Video Tutorial - 2 hairstyles, 1 braid. Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube

For the first hairstyle, the braids are hanging freely, coming together at the bottom of the ponytail forming a fishtail V-shape. This is more of a casual and relaxed ponytail (which would be great for school as well as sports.) 

Fishtail braid ponytail using lace braids.

Split fishtail braid, side view

Cute split fishtail braid ponytail hairstyle tutorial.

Back to school hairstyles.  Split fishtail braid ponytail.

For the 2nd hairstyle idea (shown in the pictures below) you will lift and pin the braids up over the top of the ponytail, similar to a "rib cage braid." This is a technique usually utilized with a single French braid. A few examples of this technique on YouTube using a single braid: Julie Morton, Cute Girls Hairstyles, Dluxhairnmakeup.

This look is more glamorous and would be great for a special or formal occasion.  I wouldn't necessarily recommend this variation for sports, as it is a little more delicate than the first ponytail.  If you are looking for more of an updo rather than a ponytail.... after pinning the top of the braids, you could tuck the ends of the ponytail underneath, for an elegant and unique upstyle.

Glamorous fishtail braid ponytail hairstyle

Cage braid with lace fishtail braids tutorial

Supplies needed to recreate these looks:
  • 2 medium size elastics or hair ties, 1 for the top of the ponytail, and 1 for the bottom of the braid.
  • 1 hair clip or temporary elastic to keep the first braid from unraveling while you work on the other side.
  • Pomade, gel, or damp hair to help with flyaways.
  • Several bobby pins (if you are creating the 2nd ponytail style.)
  • A bow, ribbon, flower, or other accessory. (Optional.)
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Jul 1, 2015

Fishtail Wrap Braid Ponytail Hairstyle

Cute hairstyle idea.  Fishtail wrap braid tutorial.

Our hair tutorial this week, the "fishtail wrap braid" ponytail hairstyle would be great for school, sports, work, and other casual or every day occasions.  If you already know how to create a standard fishtail braid, this variation should be very easy for you!  We love that this braid is unique, but still quite easy and quick.  Something a little bit different than a regular fishtail.

If you like your braids to appear thicker and more "messy" looking (which is so fashionable and trendy right now) feel free to stretch the sides of your fishtail braid and deconstruct it to your liking before you wrap it up.  "The Princess" wanted her hair more sleek and tight the day we filmed this because she was practicing gymnastics / tumbling and didn't want the braid to fall apart.

This hairstyle should work with straight hair, wavy hair, curly hair, medium length and long hair.  If you have shorter hair, you might try creating this braid in a half up style, which would give you more length to work with. 

fishtail wrap braid ponytail tutorial

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:
  • Several small elastics.  (The amount will depend on the length of hair you are working with.) We choose blue elastics to accent our braid.  Of course, you can use any color you want.  Or, you can use clear elastics if you want more of a sophisticated look.  The brand of tiny elastics we used in this tutorial is called "Goody Ouchless."
  • 2 medium size hair ties (one for the top and bottom of the braid.)
  • Pomade, gel, hair spray, etc. (Optional.)
Fishtail Wrap Braid Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the tutorial directly on YouTube.)

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Mar 4, 2015

Woven Twist Ponytail Tutorial

Woven twist ponytail video tutorial

A cute woven ponytail hairstyle.

Our tutorial this week is basically a simplified version of a style we posted back in 2011 (4 years ago!) which we called the "woven French braid ponytail." Anyone remember it? We have always loved the original hairstyle (it is actually one of our all time favorites.) But, we also realize that it is quite time consuming and fairly difficult to recreate.  For our hairstyle today, we wanted something that still looks intricate and unique, but is quicker and easier to do than the original style... so this is what we came up with.  At first glance, this one still looks kind of time consuming, but after watching our video (below) you will see that it really is quite easy and quick, with only 2 twists being woven from each side of the Dutch braid.

Woven twist ponytail hairstyle tutorial

This hairstyle would be great for gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, sports, school, church and other occasions.  You could finish this off with a bun, chignon, or other updo if you are looking for a special occasion style, or leave it in a ponytail or braid for more of a casual look. 

Video instructions, woven twist ponytail hairstyle

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 2 medium size ponytail holders or elastics
  • 2 hair clips or hair ties to temporarily hold the ends of the braids
  • water, gel, or pomade to help control flyaways
This is a combination hairstyle, using elements and techniques from a dutch braid, feather braid, lace braid, twist, weaving, and a ponytail.

Woven Twist Ponytail Video TutorialClick here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

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Feb 18, 2015

DNA Braid Hairstyle Tutorial

DNA Braid Video Tutorial

A unique and fun braided hairstyle.

We haven't had a lot of time to create anything new and different for awhile, so we are excited about this hairstyle! After filming this tutorial, we were still undecided as to what to call this braid.  The Princess's brother told us it looked like a strand of DNA... a double helix to be exact. ;) So, we settled on the name "DNA Braid." Yay for science class!

This unique braid is a combination of lace Dutch braids (or inside out French braids,) feather braids, and a rope braid. If you are familiar with these 3  techniques, this style should be easy for you to learn.

DNA braid ponytail hairstyle tutorial

In our video below, we created the braid using water to create a slick and sleek finish. The Princess was competing in a sporting event the day we filmed this hairstyle, and we didn't want it coming undone.  If you prefer more of a messy or relaxed looking braid, feel free to braid with dry hair instead.  You could also stretch out the edges of the Dutch braids along each side to create a softer look if you prefer things more tousled looking.  And, for a more edgy or "grown up" finish in the front, you could create a hair poof (or pompadour) in the bangs area if you desire.

Braiding tutorial, DNA Braid

This is a great hairstyle for sports: gymnastics, soccer, swimming, cheerleading, dance, etc.  Also a fun and cute hairstyle for school, work, or other occasion.

This braid can actually be used to create many different hairstyles.  We recently did this diagonally across the back of her head and it turned out super cute. As usual, we love to see your recreations and variations on Instagram and Facebook! You can tag us @hair4myprincess and use the hashtag #hair4myprincess so that we can find it. 

Video tutorial, how to create a DNA Braid

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:
  • 2 medium size elastics
  • 2-3 temporary hair ties or clips
  • Water, gel, or pomade (optional)

DNA Braid Video Tutorial (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

As mentioned in our video above, the first half of this braid may not look so great.  Do not get discouraged... everything should fix itself and turn out lovely as you complete the second half!
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Sep 24, 2014

Waffle Cone Ponytail, Easy Hairstyle

Another fun ponytail to try!
Waffle Cone Ponytail Hairstyle Tutorial

This cute woven ponytail hairstyle was named the "waffle cone" by a few awesome members on our Facebook page this week. The Princess and I loved this suggestion, as the woven pattern and triangular shape of this style does look very similar to a waffle cone! And, who doesn't love ice cream... and cute hair?  ;)

At first glance, this hairstyle seems to be fairly complicated with what looks to be a waterfall or dutch braid on each side, and a fishtail type of braid in the middle.  But as you will see in our video tutorial below, there is actually no braiding involved here at all, which makes this a very easy hairstyle to create!  This ponytail is perfect for one of those days when you don't want to put in a lot of time or effort, but still want to look extra cute.  This is a great one for school, work, sports, church and special occasions, along with every day wear.

Waffle Cone #Hairstyle Video Tutorial

The inspiration for this unique hairstyle originally came from an image we saw on Pinterest by a user named "Лена Роговая" (in Russian.) We took the original style and changed it up a bit for our personal preference, and the "waffle cone" was born!

You might have noticed that the pictures up until this point are not of  "The Princess" but rather our mannequin (Plastic Patty.)  We have been quite busy at our house recently with after school sports, homework, and every day life.  The only time I could find to fit in a tutorial this week was while the Princess was at school!  So, Plastic Patty got to be our model for this tutorial.  The Princess has actually worn this style out and about a few times recently, so we did manage to get a quick picture to show what the style will look like on "real hair" (below.)

This hairstyle is versatile in that you can choose to go down as far (or as little) as you want with the weaving.  As you can see, we extended the "braid" a little bit further on the Princess than we did on the mannequin for a slightly different look.

Easy Hairstyle Tutorial, Waffle Cone Ponytail

Supplies needed to create this hairstyle:
  • Several small, clear elastics.  The number you will need will depend on how far you choose to go down with the braid.
  • A hairstyling clip (or an extra hand) to help hold extra hair out of the way while you are working.
  • A bow, flower, clip, or ribbon to accessorize the end of the ponytail (optional.)

Waffle Cone Ponytail Video Tutorial:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

I would recommend this hairstyle for long hair, medium hair, curly, wavy, or straight.
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