Showing posts with label St. Patricks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St. Patricks. 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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Mar 9, 2016

Shamrock Ponytail Hairstyle

St. Patrick's Day hairstyles, Shamrock or clover tutorial
*Original Pictures via 2009 Princess Hairstyles

3 leaf clover hairstyle for St. Patricks Day

In this tutorial we are going "retro" and recreating a St. Patrick's Day hairstyle that we originally posted on our website in picture form back in 2009! To create this shamrock (or 3 leaf clover hairstyle) we are basically using the same method (x3) that we used to create our " easy heart ponytail" (which we also posted in 2009 for Valentine's Day.)

Shamrock Hairstyle Video Tutorial (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 9 small elastics.
  • 2 medium elastics. The green elastics we used in this hairstyle are "goody ouchless" brand (affiliate) and can be found in most stores that sell hair accessories.
  • Pomade, water, gel, etc. (To help control flyaways.)
  • Of course, you could add a festive St. Patricks day themed bow or ribbon to the center of the shamrock for an extra splash of green if you want to.
If you are looking for more St. Patrick hairstyle ideas (including rainbow themes, green ribbon and more shamrock/clover hairstyles) click here.
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Mar 11, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Hairstyles, Braided Ribbon Headband and Clover

St. Patrick's Day hairstyle tutorial

This week we wanted to put together a quick St. Patrick's Day hairstyle idea, since St. Patrick's is right around the corner.  ;)  This hairstyle is a spin off of a technique we posted a few years ago, the ribbon flower/clover.  We think this ribbon "4 leaf clover" looks cute as an accent to the braided headband on this style.

4 leaf clover ribbon headband tutorial

Of course, this hairstyle can be used for other occasions besides just St. Patrick's Day. The green ribbon can be switched out for any color you want.   And, instead of forming a clover or shamrock with the ribbon, you could actually just tie a regular bow instead.

Ribbon braid headband video tutorial

We were trying to keep this hairstyle fairly simple and quick. But if you want to create the headband using a French braiding technique, you can definitely add in hair from the bangs area while you are braiding for a more intricate braid.  Also, if the 4 strand braid is too difficult or time consuming for your liking, you can actually make this style using just a regular 3 strand braid (with the ribbon replacing one strand.) 

St. Patrick's Day clover headband tutorial

Supplies Needed To Recreate This Hairstyle:
  • 2 3ft (approx.) lengths of ribbon
  • 1 small hair elastic
  • temporary hair tie or clip
  • scissors to trim the ribbon
Braided Ribbon Headband and Clover Video Tutorial:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

If you are looking for St. Patty's Day hair ideas, we have a few more to choose from here: St Patricks Day Hairstyle Collection (Including a couple of shamrock hairstyles, a rainbow bun, and rainbow ponytail, as well as several hairstyles using green ribbon.
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May 30, 2014

Summer Hairstyles, Waterfall Ribbon Twist Rainbow Ponytail

 A Colorful Woven Ribbon Design
Waterfall Ribbon Twist Rainbow Ponytail

I think this would be a great hairstyle for spring and summer 2014!  We love ponytails and styles that keep your hair up and out of your face during warm weather. I can picture this hairstyle being worn for many summer activities.  ;)

You may remember seeing the "waterfall ribbon twist braid ponytail" that we posted a few months ago (braided inside a ponytail.)  Today's hairstyle is a variation of the waterfall ribbon twist, created in a rainbow pattern at the top of a ponytail... a homemade colorful ponytail holder!

Waterfall Twist With Ribbon Ponytail

"The Princess" commented that the finished design reminded her of the candy "Skittles" lined up in a vibrant rainbow in her hair.  I have to agree!  Of course... if you don't want to create a rainbow pattern, any color of ribbon would work.  You could use all of the same color, or find combinations that match your outfit for the day.  I think an ombre design would also be awesome!

Waterfall Ribbon Twist Rainbow Hair Design

This style might seem slightly familiar to some of you.  We shared the photo below on our Instagram and Facebook accounts back in March as "the princess" actually wore this style for St. Patrick's Day this year!  We had several requests for a tutorial and wanted to make sure and get it done for you. 

As you can see, this technique should work for wavy hair as well as straight hair.   A little curl or wave adds some cute dimension to the style. 

Rainbow Waterfall Ribbon Twist Ponytail Holder Tutorial

Supplies Needed:
  • 2 small, clear elastics
  • Ribbon, yarn, thread etc.  (We used 6 colors total and the ribbon was cut into 3 ft lengths, 1/4 inch thick.)

Waterfall Twist Ribbon Rainbow Ponytail Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

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Mar 12, 2014

Waterfall Twist Ribbon Braid - Ponytail Hairstyles

The Waterfall Twist Braid, Using Ribbon
Waterfall Twist Ribbon Braid Ponytail
Our hairstyle tutorial this week shows how to create a cute and easy waterfall twist braid (with ribbon) and 3 quick ponytail hairstyles using the braid.

If you have made a waterfall twist braid before, this ribbon braid is created exactly the same way. But instead of using 2 strands of hair, 2 strands of ribbon are used in their place. To see the original waterfall twist braid click here:  Waterfall Twist Braid Tutorial
Waterfall Twist Braid With Ribbon
In our first ponytail style (shown above) we have taken a single waterfall ribbon braid across the ponytail diagonally, ending in a bow.
Double waterfall twist braid ponytail
Our second ponytail idea features 2 stacked braids running diagonally across the ponytail. This is probably my favorite of the 3 variations!  Very simple, but different and cute.
Double waterfall ribbon braid ponytail hairstyle
Our 3rd ponytail (shown below) was made using a "carousel braiding technique." Meaning the braids are actually wrapping around the ponytail.  You can watch it here carousel braid if you are needing help with this variation.
Carousel braid (waterfall ribbon twist)

These quick ponytail ideas would be great for cheerleading, sports, school, gymnastics, dance, holidays, etc. Depending on the occasion or holiday, you could choose any color combinations you would like: Green and Red for Christmas, Red, White, and Blue for the 4th Of July, your school (or team) colors for cheerleading or sports, green or rainbow colors for St. Patrick's Day, etc.

Waterfall Twist, Ribbon Braid Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

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Mar 5, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Hairstyles, Shamrock With Ribbon

2 Fun Hairstyles For St. Patrick's Day!
St. Patricks Day Hairstyles

We have seen many cute and creative shamrock & clover hairstyles around the web throughout the years, & we actually created a 3 leaf clover hairstyle for our blog way back in 2009 (before we started doing YouTube videos.)  But, we realized that we have never made a video tutorial showing a shamrock hairstyle.  So, we decided to add one to our St. Patricks Hairstyle collection this year!
Three Leaf Clover Hairstyle

There are realistically only so many ways a clover hairstyle can be constructed. But, the idea and basic concept we used to form these "clover leaves" actually stemmed from a Valentine's "heart hairstyle" on our blog via 2009.  And then, we wanted to add some color (green of course) so we incorporated some ribbon around the leaves using the candy stripe method. You could also choose to braid the ribbon into her hair instead if you prefer.

Shamrock with ribbon hair tutorial

Sad, but true... "The Princess" is growing up and starting to move away from "little girl hairstyles."  As you will see in our video tutorial (and photo below) we have also included a more "grown up" St. Patrick's Day ponytail style (for those of you who aren't too excited about sporting a clover on your head, but still want to join in on the fun and not get pinched.)  ;) 

St. Patrick's Day Hairstyle, Ribbon Ponytail

Supplies Needed:
  • 3 lengths of green ribbon (around 12 inches each)
  • 2 large hair elastics and 3 small hair elastics (preferably green!)  The brand we usually use is called "Goody Ouchless."
  • 6 clips/barrettes/hair ties to temporarily keep the ribbon from unraveling while you are working.
St. Patrick's Day 3 Leaf Clover/Shamrock Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

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Mar 16, 2012

St. Patty's Day Hairstyles, The Leprechaun Trap

Another Fun St. Patrick's Day Hairdo...
The Leprechaun Trap!

st. patricks day hairstyleI'm sorry we didn't get this hairstyle up sooner or take any step by step pictures. I know some of you have already done your St. Patrick's Day hairstyles a day early for school this year, but we wanted to share anyway. This was kind of a last minute thing today and is actually an idea brought on by our 5 yr old boy. He was excited to dress up our Little Pea for St. Patrick's Day. ;)

To create this style:

1. Make 4 braids along the front of her head and join them all together in the back with one elastic band.

2. Cut (3) 1-2 ft lengths of ribbon. Using a craft needle, sew the ribbons through 2 braids sitting next to each other in a criss cross pattern (the same way we have shown in other lacing hairstyles.) Repeat this process for the remaining braids.

3. Finish off the hairstyle by adding a bow or clover with the leftover ribbon.

There you have it... a lovely green web, perfect for catching a Leprechaun!
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Mar 15, 2012

Spring Hairstyles, DIY Ribbon Flower And Clover

St. Patrick's Day Hairstyles - Ribbon Shamrock Hairstyle Ideas
st. patrick's day hairstyleHey guys! We wanted to share a quick way of adding a touch of green to your hair before St. Patty's Day. Nobody likes to be pinched... right?

Our video below shows how to create both a clover and a flower out of ribbon. This 4 leaf clover (or Shamrock) variation could be used to create a green shamrock headband (as shown above) or to add a shamrock to any hairstyle or braid. A french braid and fishtail braid are shown below as examples:
french braid with clover st patricks day hair idea

This is a very quick, easy (and cheap) way of making an accessory for any hairstyle. Best of all, there is no sewing or glue involved to create these flowers.... only ribbon!

Easy Ribbon Flower Headband
ribbon flower headbandIn the pictures below, we have added the ribbon flower to a pleated ribbon braid to form a fun spring headband hairstyle. The possibilities and hairstyles you could create with these flowers really are endless!

ribbon braid spring hairstyles

DIY ribbon flower video tutorial:

We have found that thin ribbon seems to work best for making these flowers. We buy our ribbon at Walmart or various craft stores (it's usually less than $1 per spool.) The length of ribbon you will need depends on the hairstyle and the size/number of petals on your flower (plan on between 2-4 feet.) And, I think this probably goes without saying..... but, you'll want to be extremely careful not to cut any hair when you are trimming the ribbon at the end. ;)

Click here for more: St. Patrick's Day Hairstyle ideas. And, be sure to post your St. Patty's day styles on our facebook page. We would love to see them!
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Mar 16, 2011

Rainbow Bun - Dance Bun With Ribbon

Ballet Bun With Ribbon

Here's a cute and unique hairstyle variation on the standard Ballet Bun from the other day.

hairstyle for dance
I thought this "Rainbow Bun" would be a cute hairstyle for a dance competition or recital. I could also see it working for gymnastics or even a Renaissance Fair.

dance bun with ribbon Or, maybe you are looking for a fun hairstyle for St. Patrick's day or just wanted a bright and colorful new hairdo for spring!
This ribbon bun is easy and actually fairly quick to make. Here's the video tutorial: (Click here to watch directly on YouTube.)

Of course with St. Patrick's Day being tomorrow, we would love to see your hairstyles. Feel free to share your St. Patty's Day Do's by posting your pictures to our facebook page!
If you are in need of ideas, we have a few here: St. Patrick Day hair ideas
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Mar 16, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Hairdo Idea

I wasn't planning on posting today. But, this *pre-St. Patricks's hairstyle just turned out so cute! I had to share it. :)

Here's a quick video tutorial showing how...
Make the french braid first. I did a diagonal inside-out french braid. A regular french braid would also work. Or if you don't know how to french braid, you could do an elastic braid. Whatever!

Ribbon Braid dutch braid To sew around the braid, I used our plastic needle and did it basically the same way I did this ribbon headband hairstyle. Start sewing at the bottom, on one side of the braid. Sew up to the top and down the other side with each ribbon. (You'll need 3 pieces of ribbon total.)
hairstyle using ribbons
st. patrick's day hairstyle This was actually fairly quick too! From start to finish this took less than 15 minutes.
Have a happy St. Patrick's Day!
Oh, and in case you're wondering, the cute shamrock bow came from "Kells Bows."
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Mar 12, 2010

St. Patricks Day Hairstyles - The Rainbow and Clover

We actually did this St. Patrick's hairstyle 2 years ago! I meant to post it last year and then forgot. It's been sitting in my drafts all this time. :)

I remember experimenting and trying to figure out how to add watermarks on these pictures too. You'll have to ignore our old "hair4myprincess" address on these pics. I'm WAY too lazy to go back and change the watermarks.Anway, this is pretty self expanatory I think. It's supposed to be a rainbow with a pot of gold at the end (since her hair is kind of a golden color lol.) This is a "Princess Original" as it was her St. Patrick's idea!

Just part from side to side, make your elastic connecting braid, and finish off each section before you part out the next section back. Of course, use the same color of elastics on each part of the "rainbow." Pull everything together on the side. I made a messy type bun, as you can see. She wore it in a curly side ponytail the next day, that was cute too. rainbow hairdo See where the orange elastics are? Those were actually supposed to be green like the colors of a real rainbow would be. Well, our green elastics had gone MIA (of all colors to be missing on St Patty's) so orange it was.
st patrick's hairstyle
st. patricks day hairdo Oh and Just a little warning; this hairstyle took awhile! I wouldn't recommend attempting it unless you have a good 30 minutes to spare. We were both tired of it towards the end!! There was something good that came from spending all that time on this though..... She was able to wear it for 3 days and it held up really well.

Of course, there is also the clover hairstyle we posted last year. You can find that here: St. Patrick's Hairdo
clover hairdo
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Mar 5, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Hairstyle

I had a request from someone in email for a St. Patricks hair idea. So, here you are...

I just used this heart hairstyle, making 3 hearts instead of one to form a clover.
After thinking about it, there are lots of different ways you could make a clover in someone's hair. Have fun experimenting with this...... see what you can come up with!!
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