Showing posts with label Twisting Braids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Twisting Braids. Show all posts

May 3, 2017

Cute Braided Hairstyle! The Twisted Wheel Hair Tutorial

Cute braided hairstyle! The twisted wheel hair tutorial.

We hope you'll love this fun and unique half up braided hairstyle with twists!

You may recognize the first few steps in this hairstyle tutorial if you watched our video from a few weeks ago (the braided dream catcher.) Today's tutorial is a variation (or part 2) of our "dream catcher" hairstyle.  We have taken rope braids (or twist braids) and created a double twist in the center of our lace braids before braiding them back into the hairstyle to form a twisted knot design.

Twisted Wheel Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Unique braided hairstyle, the twisted wheel hair tutorial.

We thought the end result looked a lot like a wheel with braided spokes!   This style could also be used around Halloween time as a fun spider web hairstyle. ;)

Unique hairstyle! The twisted wheel. Video tutorial.

This half up, half down hairstyle would be a cute hairstyle for school, for recitals, dances, church, communions, special occasions, etc.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 2 medium size hair elastics
  • Several temporary hair ties or clips to hold the twists/braids while you are working. 
  • Hairspray, gel, etc.
  • This hairstyle will work best on long hair or medium length hair.
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Apr 12, 2017

Easter Hairstyles, Braided Dream Catcher Hair Tutorial

Braided dream catcher hair tutorial. Cute hairstyle for Easter.
Looking for a hairstyle for Easter?  This braided "dream catcher" half up hairstyle is very cute and easy!

For today's hair tutorial we have utilized lace braids, rope braids (or twist braids,) a feather braid technique, and a basket weave criss cross webbing pattern to create a fun dream catcher design.

This half up hairstyle would be great for many occasions (not just Easter!) You could wear this style to school, church, for weddings, the Prom/Homecoming, recitals, communions, etc.  I think this would make an adorable flower girl hairstyle as well.

Braided Dream Catcher Hairstyle, Step By Step Video Tutorial:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Braided dream catcher hairstyle. Step by step video tutorial.

You'll notice we made a "pompadour" with her bangs area by gently pulling the hair forward after placing the elastic in the front section of her hair.  We wanted some volume in the front, but of course this step is optional.

Adorable dream catcher hairstyle, video tutorial.

Braided dream catcher hairstyle tutorial.

If you prefer, you could use lace dutch braids instead of french braids around the outside of the dream catcher (and switch out any type of braids you want for the weaving in the center as well.)

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle: 
  • 2 small or medium size hair elastics, (clear or similar to the color or hair you are working with.)
  • Temporary hair ties or clips to hold the braids while you are working (we used 8.)
  • Hair products: pomade, gel, hair spray, etc.
If you love this look, be sure to check back. We will be posting a very cute variation of this hairstyle in the next few weeks!
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Mar 29, 2017

Micro Woven Waterfall Twist Braid Tutorial

Micro woven waterfall twist braid tutorial.
Today's hair tutorial is a fun variation of the popular waterfall twist braid!

One of our all time favorite braids is the classic waterfall twist.   We love how simple, quick and gorgeous it is.  Waterfall braids in general are so beautiful with the cascading strands flowing through the braid! We have an older video (dating back to 2011) showing how to make the original waterfall twist braid if you want to check that out.

This week we decided to try a new idea by weaving a micro braid along the top of the twists of our waterfall.  We love the unique checkerboard pattern which was created!

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

Waterfall twist braid variation. Micro woven waterfall twist.

Easy braid tutorial. Micro woven waterfall twist braid.

This braid could be worn for both casual and formal occasions: Weddings, Prom, Homecoming, school, work, recitals, communions, Easter Sunday, etc.

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:  
  • 2 small, clear elastics  
  • As mentioned in our video, a topsy tail is not required to create this braid, but it does make it easier. (Affiliate.)
  • Decorative hair clip (optional.)
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Mar 22, 2017

Prom Hairstyle, Romantic Twist Half Up

Pretty Prom hairstyle. Romantic twist half up.
Looking for a hairstyle for Prom?  You'll love this beautiful bohemian half up hairstyle!

This gorgeous twisted crown hairstyle may be easy enough to do on yourself as a DIY prom hairstyle!  No difficult braiding skills are required, just a simple twisting technique (that anyone can do) will create this glamorous princess hairstyle.

Our neighbor asked if I would do her hair for Prom recently and this was the style she requested in the form of a photo. The hairstyle turned out so beautiful on her and looked stunning with her Prom dress, so we thought we would share this Prom hair tutorial in case any of you are looking for a formal hairstyle to wear to your next dance, wedding, or fancy event!  Although this style is quite simple, I think it is really gorgeous.  

Romantic Twist Half Up Prom Hairstyle Video Tutorial
: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

You'll notice in our tutorial that we show a little trick to place volume at the crown of her head without having to tease her hair (which can be damaging and a pain to comb out later.) We also show how to cover the elastic in the center of the hairstyle in a way that blends in nicely with the twists and doesn't require any additional bobby pins or elastics.

Prom hairstyle tutorial. Half up twist princess hairstyle.

Half up prom hairstyle tutorial. Romantic twist with loose curls.

 Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 2 medium size, clear hair elastics.
  • To create natural looking, soft, loose curls, we used our "reverse curling wand" (affiliate.)
  •  Before applying heat, you may want to use heat protectant to help minimize the damage to your hair.  The one we have been using and is shown in our video is from TRESemme (affiliate.)
  • Finishing hairspray.

This hairstyle is similar to the Aurora hairstyle (inspired by Disney's "Maleficent") that we did over on the Disney Style YouTube channel a few years ago.  If you love this look, you can check that out to see another technique for creating a twisted half up style.
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Mar 1, 2017

4 Cute Top Knot Hairstyles, Half Up Bun Tutorials

Cute and easy half top knot halrstyle variations, video tutorial.

The popular and trendy half "top knot" is a cute and easy hairstyle for school, work, casual activities, dates, or even more formal occasions. For today's video tutorial we show 4 fun variations.

All of these half up hairstyles are "mix and match" meaning the pulled back front section can be matched up with any type of bun.  (Braided, twisted, messy buns, donut buns, etc.)

4 Half Top Knot Hairstyles, Video Tutorials: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Although half up bun hairstyles have been a popular among teens and preteens, these styles would also be great for women and little girls.... and maybe even guys (the man bun!)

*Hairstyles included in this video tutorial:

Hairstyle #1 - French braid with braided bun.

French braid with braided bun half top knot hairstyle.

Hairstyle #2 - Double cornrows with braided bun.

Double dutch braids with braided bun hairstyle.

Hairstyle #3 - Double twist backs with rope braid bun.

Double cornrow twists with rope braid bun hairstyle.

Hairstyle #4 - Elastic braid with folded twist bun.

Elastic ponytails with twisted bun hairstyle.

Supplies needed to recreate these hairstyles:
  • Small or medium, clear hair elastics.
  • Bobby pins.
  • Finishing hairspray or gel.
These hairstyles should work with long hair, medium hair, and even short hair.  Straight, wavy and curly.

P.S. Be sure to check back next week for "top knots part 2."  We have more fun variations filmed that I'm sure you will love!
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Nov 9, 2016

Cookie Cutter Waterfall Braid Tutorial

Cute and unique half up hairstyle. The cookie cutter waterfall braid.

For our braiding tutorial this week, we have combined a "cookie cutter braid" and a "waterfall twist braid" to create a beautiful and unique half up hairstyle design which we are in love with!  The ever popular and fashionable "waterfall twist braid" is one of my daughter's favorite braids and she wears it often in a variety of hairstyles for school.  Adding the whimsical cookie cutter design on one side of the head adds such an unexpected and eye catching element to this ordinarily simple style.

Although this hairstyle looks fairly intricate, as shown in our video tutorial (below) it is not difficult to create.  This would be a cute hairstyle for school, church, special occasions, dances, recitals, proms, homecomings, weddings, etc.

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

Waterfall twist and cookie cutter braid combo hairstyle. Video tutorial.

Cookie cutter waterfall braid video tutorial. Braiding instructions.

Of course, if you wanted to add more than one cookie cutter braid inside your waterfall twist, you definitely could.  It would be fabulous to place several braids, evenly spaced across the top of her head like a headband!  Or you could add 2 braids to the waterfall twist, one on each side of her head.

 Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 2 small, clear elastics
  • 1 temporary hair tie or clip to keep your braid from unraveling while you work.
  • Pomade, gel, or hair wax.
This braid will work best with long hair, or medium length hair. Straight, wavy, or curly hair should be fine (although you will most likely need to use some hair product and/or wet hair if you are working with curls to help the strands in the cookie cutter braid lay nicely.)

If you are wanting to wear this design for a more active event, I would suggest placing your remaining hair into a ponytail, bun, or other braid... instead of leaving it mostly down.
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Aug 10, 2016

3 Quick and Easy Back To School Hairstyles

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

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

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

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

Hairstyle tutorials included in this video:

#1 Infinity braid side accent.

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

#2 Twisted crown tie back, half up hairstyle.

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

#3 Front and back twist with side braid.

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

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

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

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

7 easy hairstyles part 1

7 easy hairstyles part 2

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven't already. We have more "back to school" hairstyle videos coming throughout the month of August for you!
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Apr 6, 2016

Tangled Twists Tie Back Hairstyle

Tangled twists tie-back hairstyle tutorial.

This fun half-up hairstyle is a variation of a style we posted last week, the "zig zag woven braid."  And although this hairstyle turned out looking nothing like our braid from last week, we utilized the same woven technique (using rope braids) in the top half of the style, ending in a chain braid with the lower half.

This braided hairstyle has an almost princessy, medieval look to it that I just love.  I think this would be great for casual occasions such as school, the beach, work, etc... or for more formal events as well.  With the right dress, this would be an adorable hairstyle for a school dance or wedding.

Tangled Twists Tie Back Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

This hairstyle will work best with long (or at least medium length) hair.  Straight, wavy, or curly hair should be fine.  You may want to use water, gel, or pomade before you braid (if your hair tends to be frizzy or is layered.)  This hairstyle is fairly easy to create, but you will need to make sure to twist all of your braids in the same direction initially (as shown in our video) or the final result will not turn out right when you go to make the final chain braid (or licorice braid.)

Pretty hairstyle. The tangled twists tie back.

Pretty and easy hairstyle. Tangled twists tie back video tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Several small, clear elastics (the amount will depend on how many twist braids you end up making.) We used 4.
  • Temporary hair ties or clips.
  • 1 medium elastic for the final braid.
  • Water, gel, pomade (or other product) to help control flyaways.
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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 2, 2016

Braided Lattice Pull-Through Hairstyle

braided lattice pull through hairstyle tutorial

Braided Lattice Pull-Through Hairstyle, Video Instructions: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Cute braided lattice pull-through hair tutorial

Easy hairstyle. Braided lattice pull-through video tutorial

This "braided lattice pull through hairstyle"  is inspired by a similar style we saw on Instagram by: "jennies_hairstyles"

We both love that this half-up hairstyle is fairly quick and easy, but still looks intricate and unique.  We are always getting requests for DIY styles and I think this one would be easy enough to do on yourself. No French braiding involved!

This hairstyle reminds me of something a medieval princess would wear!  So delicate and pretty. I think this would be cute for weddings, communions, school, church, flower girls, prom, homecoming, etc. 

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 medium, clear elastic
  • 4 small, clear elastics
  • 2 temporary clips or hair ties
  • Water, gel, or pomade (to help control flyaways)

Of course, you can switch up the braids in the center for any type of braid you want to use (rope braids, fishtails, 4-strands.)  This style should work with long hair, medium hair, straight, wavy, or curly.
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Feb 24, 2016

Criss Cross Waterfall Mermaid Braid Hairstyle

Criss cross waterfall mermaid braid hair tutorial

This week we are showing a fun new variation of a gorgeous hairstyle that has become quite popular online over the past few years called "waterfall twists into mermaid braid." A few examples of the style we are referring to are linked below:

Cute Girls Hairstyles
Lilith Moon

We both love the original style and thought it would be fun to experiment with it by changing it up and adding a new spin, so this is what we came up with. We're loving this delicate woven look with the subtle draping effect of the criss cross strands. So beautiful!  The day we filmed this tutorial, she actually wore this hairstyle to a wedding reception and received so many compliments.  I'm sure you will too!

FYI, This hairstyle would be perfect for special occasions such as weddings, prom, homecoming, church, communions, recitals, etc.  But, I wouldn't recommend it for sports or high activity.  ;)

Criss Cross Waterfall Mermaid Braid Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

Criss cross waterfall mermaid braid video instructions

Pretty mermaid hairstyle. Criss cross waterfall twist braid.

Gorgeous mermaid hairstyle. Woven waterfall twist braids.

The one problem with this type of hairstyle is that it is only going to work with certain hair types (mainly long and smooth.)  As mentioned in our video, if you have layered hair (or hair prone to frizz or flyaways) you might try braiding the individual strands after creating the waterfall twists and before you weave them, to help hold everything together better.  If you hair is on the shorter side, you could try a modified variation with just a few strands on each side, secured up higher on your head.

Supplies needed to recreate this look:
  • 3 small, clear elastics
  • Pomade, gel, hair wax, or water (to help control flyaways.)
P.S. While experimenting with this hairstyle, we actually ended up with several fun new styles which use some of the same elements... but are different. So keep an eye out for those coming soon!
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Feb 10, 2016

2 Easy Heart Knot Ponytails, Valentine's Day Hairstyles

2 easy heart ponytail hairstyles for valentine's day

We wanted to share one more heart hairstyle with you this year before Valentine's day! Although as you can see, we actually ended up with 1 heart ponytail and a bonus 2nd style as well, which sort of looks like a heart too.... or just a fancy braided ponytail that could be worn any time!  ;)

Easy Heart Knot Ponytail Hairstyles For Valentine's Day, Video Tutorials: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

The first heart ponytail in our video is inspired by a hairstyle we saw on facebook recently, which unfortunately had been shared with no link back to the original creator that I could find.  We love how simple, quick and cute this braided heart ponytail is.  Definitely one that could be a DIY!

Heart knot hairstyle tutorial. Easy!

Heart knot ponytail hair tutorial

The second style in our video is a variation of the first.  We added a simple French twist on each side of the ponytail for some extra texture and volume.  We love how this 2nd ponytail turned out, but the heart shape is not as defined as the first style (since the braids are partially hidden under the twists on each side.)  Although this is not one of our best braided hearts, we thought the hairstyle was still super cute for many other occasions, so decided to share it anyway.

Cute and easy ponytail with twists and braids

heart ponytail with twists

Supplies needed to recreate these ponytails:
  • 1 medium size clear elastic
  • 1 small, clear elastic
  • 2 temporary hair ties or clips
  • Topsy Tail (optional)
P.S. We purchased the topsy tail (affiliate) shown in our video online. The one we bought is made by "Conair" and seems to be of better quality than other cheaper versions we have tried (which tend to break easily.)

Find more heart hairstyle ideas here:  Valentine's Day 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 7, 2015

Mosaic Twist Braid Tutorial, Easy Hairstyles

Quick and easy mosaic twist braid tutorial

Our hair tutorial this week features an easy rope braid / twist braid variation.  We originally filmed this style a couple of months ago for our back-so-school hairstyle series... but just didn't get around to posting it until now.  This unique looking side braid is a perfect hairstyle for school, as it is fairly quick, and can be created with wet or dry hair.  "The Princess" has made this braid a few times on herself and finds it quite easy and fun.  I would say this is a good DIY hairstyle to try, even for beginners.

Hairstyle for school.  Mosaic twist braid tutorial.

As the weather is getting colder, we also thought this would be an adorable hairstyle to wear under a hat or beanie... something cute and different (rather than a standard braid) to go with your fall fashion.

This braid could also be pinned up into a bun or updo. which creates a gorgeous pattern that looks quite intricate when it is wrapped up.

Easy braid tutorial.  Mosaic twist braid video.

Easy side braid tutorial. Mosaic twist braid video.

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

Depending on how you want your braid to look, you can create many small rope braids as your 3rd strand, or just a few larger ones like we did.  Also, you can choose to stretch out the edges of your braid for a thicker/messier look, or leave it "as is" for more of a polished finish.

Supplies needed to create this braid:
  • Several temporary hair ties or clips to hold the ends of your braids while you are working.
  • 1 medium size clear elastic or hair tie for the bottom of your finished braid.
  • Gel, pomade, or water to help control flyaways (optional.)
  • Finishing hairspray (optional.)
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