Showing posts with label Up Dos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Up Dos. Show all posts

Aug 23, 2017

4 Cute Hairstyles For School, Quick and Heatless, Part 4

4 back to school hairstyles, video tutorials.

Today we are sharing 4 more cute and easy back to school hairstyles! Trendy and popular braids, twists, buns, ponytails, and half up hairstyle ideas for school.  These are all heatless, simple, 5 minute hairstyles!

This hair tutorial video is part 4 of our fun back to school hair ideas series for the 2017 - 2018 school year.   Click on the following links to see parts 1, 2, and 3!

Back to school hair ideas, part 1
Back to school hairstyles, part 2
Back to school hairstyles, part 3

This is the last video in our "back to school hairstyle series" for this year featuring lots of simple, everyday hairstyle ideas. All of these videos show DIY hairstyles and quick styles that my teen daughter wears on a regular basis to school.  Nothing super creative or extravagant, but a fun collection hairstyle ideas for busy school mornings.

Back to School Hairstyles, Part 4 Video Tutorials: (Click here to watch the video directly on Youtube.)



Hairstyles featured in today's video:

#1 Boho braids and twists half up hairstyle.

Cute braids and twists half up hairstyle tutorial.

#2 Lace braid part line hairstyle.

Lace braid part line hairstyle for school.

#3 Ponytail cascade.

Ponytail cascade, cute hairstyle for school.

#4 Triple twist messy bun with headband.

Hair tutorial, triple twist messy bun with headband.

We didn't feel like any of these hairstyles really needed detailed step by step tutorials, but just a quick overview showing the partings and basic process of creating the styles.  We do have several videos on our channel showing how to lace french braid, fishtail braid, and dutch braid if you are wanting more detailed instructions for those braids.

These hairstyles would be great for middle school, high school, and college students, although any age could wear them.

Hope you guys like these back to school hairstyles.  See you next week!
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Jul 19, 2017

Easy Halo or Crown Braid Tutorial

Easy halo braid or crown braid hair tutorial. Video instructions.
In today's hair tutorial we show how to make a crown braid, halo braid, or "Heidi braids" using a super easy method or hair hack.  If you can make a regular french braid, you can do this!

We love the look of a classic halo braid but know it can be a struggle to try and french braid in a circular shape around your head!  This method we are showing today is very easy (if you know how to french braid) and looks adorable besides.

Halo/Crown Braid Cheat, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.) 



Depending on the length of hair you are working with, you could actually cross the braids at the base of her neck before pinning them to the top of her head, to form a full circle with the braids.  My daughter's hair isn't quite long enough for that at the moment, so technically the way we styled her hair in the video (above) could be considered "Heidi braids" or "milkmaid braids" instead of a full halo.

Cute "Heidi braids" hairstyle. Easy method.

We have done this style before starting with regular pigtails, which is another "cheat" or "hair hack" rather than having to french braid around your head.  That is a great method as well, but we love the double braided look this technique creates, and also think this style lays nicer and looks more authentic (since you are actually pulling in separate pieces while french braiding, instead of bringing the hair in all together with a pigtail.)

Step by step hair tutorial. How to make a crown braid or halo braid cheat.

As mentioned in our video, you can leave your braids tight, or stretch them out for 2 different looks.  Stretching the braids will give you a more relaxed, voluminous, slightly messy bohemian look and will also make it easier to tuck in the ends of the braids and hide your bobby pins.  Leaving the braids tight can be super cute as well though, especially for little girls.

Crown braid, top view.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 or 2 medium size hair elastics (depending on length of hair and how you decide to secure the ends of your braids.)
  • Several bobby pins.
  • Finishing hairspray.

This would be a cute hairstyle for school, work, church, dance, sports, special occasions, flower girls, weddings, dress up, holidays, the beach, etc.
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Jun 14, 2017

Easy Twist Updo Hairstyle

Easy twist updo hairstyle, video tutorial.

This low side bun or chignon hairstyle would be perfect for those days when you need to look nice, but don't have a lot of time. You could wear this twisted updo for many occasions including: A prom hairstyle, homecoming, church, recitals, weddings (bridal hairstyle or guests) communions, holiday gatherings, etc.

This pretty updo is so easy it could be a DIY hairstyle!  Check out our simple step-by-step hair tutorial showing how to create an elegant low side bun below:

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



Although this style can be made to look quite fancy, you could also wear this bun for casual or everyday occasions as well.  This updo can be made to look smooth and sleek, or more relaxed and tousled, depending on the look you are going for. You could add some texture above your ponytail before you make the bun and frame your face with some wispy pieces if you are wanting a more bohemian looking style. You could even pull the twists apart a little more to make an adorable messy bun.  Along with formal occasions, I could see this being a cute casual hairstyle for school, work, or even the beach.

Easy updo hairstyle! Hair tutorial showing step by step instructions.

Hairstyle for prom, homecoming, weddings. Easy video tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this updo hairstyle:
  • 1 medium size ponytail holder.  You will want to choose one that is stretchy, and strong.
  • Several bobby pins.
  • Hairspray, gel, wax, etc.

I love that this style can be created with just one hair tie and a few bobby pins, and it literally only takes a few minutes to do! This hairstyle will work best with medium or long hair and most hair textures.
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May 10, 2017

Topsy Tail Bubble Faux Hawk Tutorial, Dance Hairstyles

Topsy Tail Faux Hawk Tutorial, Hairstyles for Dance.

We hope you love this easy bubble faux hawk!  This hairstyle would be great for dance, cheer leading, gymnastics, sports, figure skating, school, Prom, church, etc.

My daughter is on a dance team and wears a faux hawk hairstyle regularly to competitions, so we have tried several different ways of creating this edgy look.  If you are looking for more dance hairstyle ideas, we actually have a past tutorial showing how to create a "messy bun faux hawk" as well as a "braided faux hawk with cornrow accents."

We are loving this topsy tail method since it is easy and fairly quick!

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



Over the years we have seen several variations of this trendy faux hawk hairstyle made using a topsy tail and have been wanting to try it.  A few of the hairstylists we were inspired by for this tutorial are listed below:

Confessions of a Hairstylist
styles_n_smiles
Two Little Girls Hairstyles
Annies Forget Me Knots

Edgy hairstyle for dance. Topsy tail faux haux video tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Several medium size hair elastics (the amount will depend on how many bubbled sections you plan to make in your faux hawk.  
  • If you plan on using this hairstyle for dancing, sports (or anything active) I would suggest adding bobby pins to each looped section to help keep the style secure.
  • Topsy Tail. If you are needing a topsy tail (as shown in our tutorial) they can be found on Amazon (affiliate.) 
  • You may have noticed that I styled her hair while it was damp in this video to achieve a smooth and sleek look on the sides of the style.  Depending on the texture of hair you are working with, it may work out better for you to style the hair dry using hair product to smooth the sides. 
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Nov 2, 2016

Elegant Elastic Christmas Tree Hairstyle & Bun

Elegant Christmas Tree Hairstyle Tutorial

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

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



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

Elastic Christmas Tree Hairstyle and Bun Video Tutorial

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

X-mas hairstyle! Christmas tree and bun tutorial.

Easy Christmas tree hairstyle tutorial.

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

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle: 
  • Several small, green elastics (the amount you will need will depend on the size of tree you make. We used 9 green and 1 yellow for the star at the top.) The brand we used is "goody ouchless." 
  • 1 ponytail holder, large enough to contain all of your hair.
  • 1 medium size, clear elastic to hold the braids before you make the bun.
  • Several bobby pins.
  • Any optional accessories you want to decorate your tree with. (Decorative pins, gems, star clips, ornaments, ribbon, etc.
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Aug 24, 2016

Topsy Tail Bun Tutorial

Easy and quick topsy tail bun tutorial.  Only one elastic and no bobby pins!
A quick and easy bun, perfect for dance or ballet!

A few weeks ago we saw this simple and beautiful bun while scrolling through Instagram on an account called "brownhairedbliss." As soon as we saw this "flip through topsy tail" technique, we knew we wanted to try it.  My daughter is a dancer, so dance hairstyles and ballet buns are a huge part of our life. ;)  Sometimes it can be a struggle to put all of her long hair up, and we get tired of our usual bun makers, donut buns, and sock buns.  A standard or braided bun (wrapped around the top of the ponytail) always requires using tons of bobby pins and elastics and can be a pain to take out.  So, we were super excited to see that this bun is quick and easy, and that it only requires using one ponytail holder and zero bobby pins!

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



P.S. Watch to the end of the video to see how to take this bun out and for some tips and tricks. The topsy tail we used can be found on Amazon (affiliate) and in some stores.  The brand we use is "Conair."

Simple bun tutorial. Flip through topsy tail technique.

Quick and easy bun for ballet and dance. Topsy tail bun using no bobby pins.

She tested this bun one afternoon while doing all sorts of trampoline tricks, and it held up and stayed in extremely well (which is quite amazing considering it is only being held together with one hair tie.) 

Of course, this bun isn't only for dancers.  This updo hairstyle could be worn for many casual occasions such as school, for sports, for cheer leading, gymnastics, to work, to the beach, etc.  This could also be worn for more formal occasions; church, weddings, prom, homecoming, communions, recitals, flower girls, etc.

Supplies needed to recreate this bun: 
  • 1 hair tie, elastic, or ponytail holder. (You will want something sturdy that can handle all of your hair in a ponytail.)
  • Topsy tail tool. (Affiliate) The package we purchased contains 2 different sizes.  We used the smaller size.
  • Finishing hairspray, pomade, or gel (optional.)
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Aug 17, 2016

2 Easy Hairstyles For School - Side Dutch Braid and Messy Bun Twist

2 Easy and Quick Back To School Hairstyles

This week we are adding 2 more styles to our "back to school hairstyles" collection! If you missed our video last week (showing 3 more school hairstyle ideas) you can find it here: 3 Easy Back To School Hairstyle Tutorials.

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

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




We have already filmed more of our "go to" hairstyles and will be posting them throughout the month of August, so be on the look out if you are wanting more quick and easy ideas for school hair! 

Hairstyles included in this video:

#1 Classic Side Dutch Braid

Voluminous Side Dutch Braid Tutorial

Cute side dutch braid tutorial, for school

#2 Messy Bun Twist Hairstyle (Inspired by a tutorial we saw on "8 passengers" family vlog channel.) Depending on what you wear and how you want this bun to look, you could dress it up or down.  I could see this working as a fancy updo for Prom... or as an every day casual school hairstyle.

Cute and easy "messy bun" tutorial

Easy twisted bun tutorial.

Both this voluminous side Dutch braid and messy bun twist would be great for teens, girls, or even busy moms. Both styles should work with long hair, medium hair, straight hair, wavy hair, or curly hair.

Supplies needed to recreate these looks: 

Side dutch braid:

  • 1 medium size, clear elastic
  • Finishing hairspray (optional)
Messy bun twist:
  • 1 hair tie (large enough to make a ponytail with all of your hair)
  • Either 1-2 hair elastics, or several bobby pins (depending on how you choose to finish and secure the bun.)
  • Finishing hairspray (optional)
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Jul 13, 2016

Cornucopia Braid Half up Hairstyle

Cornucopia braid hair tutorial

Our hairstyle tutorial this week is a variation of the "stingray braid" (which we have previously done a tutorial on) combined with an elegant braided flower.  I was playing around with the stingray braid (which is one of our favorites) and fell in love with how it looked when I tried pulling the feathered strands over and braided them in on the opposite side of the French braid.  After filming the tutorial of this braid, my husband told me that the finished hairstyle looked just like a cornucopia! After pointing this out, I couldn't see anything else, so this is the name that stuck! Many different and unique hairstyles can be made by using this technique shown in our tutorial, below...

Cornucopia Braid Half Up Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




Cornucopia braid half-up hairstyle

Gorgeous half up hairstyle, the cornucopia braid

Pretty hairstyle with braided flower, the cornucopia braid

We decided to leave half of her hair down, and added a braided rosette to the bottom/side of the braid for a sweet and feminine touch.  If you wanted to make an updo hairstyle instead of a half-up, you could easily add in all of the hair you are working with and end with the rosette at the nape of the neck.  This cornucopia braid could also be created by using a dutch braid instead of a french braid for a slightly different variation.  This elegant hairstyle would be great for a wedding, prom, church, recital, communion, etc..

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 2 clear hair elastics
  • Several bobby pins
*This hairstyle should work best on long hair, medium hair, straight hair, wavy hair and possibly curly hair.  You may want to use pomade, gel, wax or other product if your hair is prone to flyaways, frizz, or if you have layers.

P.S. I thought I had seen something similar to the top half of this hairstyle on Instagram, so I looked.... and looked! And sure enough, I finally found the braid I had remembered, the "flip over ladder braid" on an awesome account called "Abellas Braids."  Although we both created the braid in a different way, the end result looks very similar, so be sure to check hers out for a different method if you love this one!
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Jun 15, 2016

Pull Through Woven Bun Updo Hairstyle

Pull through woven bun hairstyle tutorial.

In this week's hairstyle tutorial we are showing yet another variation of the "multi strand pull through braid ponytail" which we posted a few weeks ago. While working with this braid, we noticed the pretty "sideways fishtail" design that was created when each layer of the ponytail was opened up and turned inside out and thought this woven pattern would be beautiful incorporated into the center of a bun.

This updo has an elegant look to it and would be pretty for a Prom, wedding, Homecoming, recital, communion, church, dance, figure skating, etc.

Video tutorial showing how to create this glamorous pull-through woven bun updo:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Pretty bun hairstyle, the pull through woven updo.

Glamorous bun made using a pull through braid technique.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 medium size hair tie or elastic for the top of the ponytail. 
  • 2 clear elastics to help hold in layers while you are rolling up the bun (optional.)
  • Several bobby pins.
  • Pomade, gel, finishing hairspray, etc. (optional.)
We chose to finish this style using a "rolled bun" technique and pinned it into place using bobby pins. If you are working with hair that is on the thinner side, or shorter hair, you may want to use a bun maker instead for more volume.

I remembered seeing something kind of similar on a fellow hair vlogger "sweetheart hair designs" instagram account a few months ago and went digging for their photo after I filmed this tutorial to look at their bun again.  Our hairstyles turned out quite different from each other but the concept is very similar, so if you like this style... you should go check out their woven bun as well!

P.S. Yes, this is the third week in a row we have used this braid! I thought it was just so beautiful, so I wanted to do a few things with it.  I promise we will be posting something different next week.  ;)
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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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Mar 30, 2016

Zig Zag Woven Braid Tutorial

Zig Zag woven braid. Half up or full ponytail hairstyle.

Our hair tutorial this week features a beautiful woven braid that is so easy to create!  We saw this technique a few months ago on Facebook and fell in love with how simple and gorgeous it is. This braid could be worn for both casual and formal occasions, and so many different styles could be created by using this concept.  As shown in our photos (above) you could make a half up style or a full braided ponytail.  Or, you could start by using this technique to form a half-up and finish off the rest of the hair into a gorgeous updo or bun.  We have another variation that we filmed coming next week with my daughter that I'm sure you will love, so watch for that!

Zig-Zag Woven Braid Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



As shown in our video, depending on how close together you place the elastics while forming this braid, you will have a completely different outcome.  You can decide if you like the elastics showing a little bit (or not) but I think both looks are very cute! 

Zig Zag woven braid, showing elastic spacing comparison.


Zig zag woven braid half up tutorial.

Zig zag woven braid tutorial.

Easy hairstyle! Zig Zag woven braid tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:
  • Plenty of small hair elastics.  We used "Goody Ouchless" brand (affiliate) in the smallest size they sell. The amount is going to depend on how far down you go with the braid and the size of sections you take.
  • 1 medium size elastic or hair tie for the bottom of the braid (if you are braiding the full ponytail.)
  • Pomade, gel, finishing hairspray, etc.  (Optional.)
This braid should work with long hair, medium hair, straight, wavy, or curly. To make things easier on yourself, I would recommend cutting the elastics out when you take this style down (rather than unwinding each one.) A seam ripper or nail clippers work really well and make the job painless and quick.
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Jan 13, 2016

Elegant Textured Updo, Easy Hair Tutorial

Elegant textured updo tutorial

You may recognize the first few steps in this video tutorial (below) from our pinwheel bun shortcut video that we posted a few weeks ago. Although both hairstyles are started the same way, the end results are completely different. We love that both of these buns are fairly quick and easy to make, with minimal braiding skills required!

This textured updo has an elegant, romantic, glamorous (almost Audrey Hepburn) feel to it and would be great for many formal or special occasions;  Weddings, Prom, Homecoming, dances, church, recitals, communions, baptisms, holidays, etc. I'm thinking this would also be an adorable hairstyle for Valentine's Day! 

Elegant Textured Updo Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




Textured bun hair tutorial

Easy textured updo hair tutorial

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 2 medium size ponytail holders or hair elastics.
  • Temporary hair clip or hair tie to keep the braids from unraveling while you work.
  • Several bobby pins
  • Finishing hair spray or gel (optional)
If you wanted to, you could add a fun hair clip or other sparkly accessory for some extra glam.
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Dec 16, 2015

Pinwheel Bun Shortcut Tutorial

Pinwheel bun shortcut hair tutorial. Quick and easy!

Today we are showing a quick and easy "hack" for creating one of our all time favorite hairstyles, the "pinwheel bun." My daughter loves to wear the pinwheel bun to dance class and occasionally to school or church. But, the one complaint we have with our original method is that it can be quite time consuming.  Not to mention, it is a bit of a hassle to take the bun down when you are done wearing it.  This new variation (shown in our video today) is quick, easy, and comes out effortlessly when you are done.

The idea for this "shortcut" came to us a few months ago when my daughter had a dance competition and we were using "the perfect bun" to make her standard performance hairstyle (shown in our latest tutorial.) We wondered how the bun would turn out if we braided her hair first, and loved that the end result looked almost identical to a braided variation of the pinwheel bun (also known as the "bun of braids.")

Easy updo tutorial. Pinwheel bun shortcut.

Of course, there are several variations of the pinwheel that can be created using this technique.  If you want the bun to be more of a twisted texture (like the original) I would suggest utilizing twist braids (or rope braids) instead of standard 3 strand braids in your ponytail.  You could really do any type of braids you want for many different options and variations of this updo.

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



As mentioned in our video, the number of braids you will need to cover the bun foundation is going to depend on your specific hair texture and length.  The longer your hair is, the more times the braids will be wrapping around the foundation to provide more coverage.... so you will need less.  And obviously, thicker hair is going to cover more of the surface area, which means less braids will be needed as well.  If your hair is on the thinner side, I would suggest stretching the braids out before you wrap them up to help cover more area.  Also, if you find a "perfect bun maker" close to the color of hair you are working with, it's not going to matter as much if some of it shows through.

Supplies needed to recreate this bun:
  • 2 ponytail holders or hair elastics
  • Alligator clip or temporary hair ties to keep the braids from unraveling while you work.
  • Several bobby pins
  • A bun foundation as shown in our video. The one we used is called "the perfect bun" and can be found online or in stores. (affiliate.)
  • Finishing hairspray (optional)

This bun would be a great hairstyle for dance, gymnastics, ballet, figure skating and sports, or for formal events such as prom, homecoming, weddings, holidays, and church.
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Dec 2, 2015

The Perfect Dance Bun and No-Heat Curls Tutorial

The perfect bun for dance and no heat curls tutorial

This week we are adding another "dance bun" technique to our collection!  The princess's standard dance team hairstyle this year is a classic donut bun / sock bun. And, I'm sure many of you who dance are required to wear this hairstyle from time to time for competitions and recitals as well. It seems to be the standard "go to" style for many teams as it is very simple and looks polished besides.

Easy dance bun hairstyle tutorial. Great for ballet, figure skating, gymnastics, etc.

We have shown several different methods for making this type of bun in the past and are always up for trying something new.  Each technique we have tried seems to have its pros and cons. A lot of deciding which bun is best for your dancer is going to depend on her hair texture and length.  We both liked this "perfect bun" kit (made by Remington)  and think it is one of the easier methods for wrapping up long hair into a bun. The first time we tried it we were slightly worried that it may unroll itself (since there is really nothing visible holding it together) but luckily we have not had a problem with it coming out mid-dance yet!  I would definitely recommend using bobby pins all the way around the bun (as demonstrated in our tutorial below) to be sure though.

The "Perfect Bun" Video Tutorial and Review, Plus No-Heat Curls Demo: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




One of our favorite perks of wearing this bun is the cute no-heat curls or waves you will be left with when you take the bun down.  As mentioned in our video, the curls will turn out best when the hair is wrapped up slightly damp and the bun is left in long enough for the hair to dry completely before taking it out.

Heatless curls using bun maker

Supplies needed to recreate this bun:
  • A bun form. We purchased our "perfect bun" maker at either Walmart or Target (we have had it for awhile and I don't remember which!)  If you are having trouble finding one, they are also sold online. Click here to see it on Amazon (affiliate.)
  • A ponytail holder.
  • Several bobby pins.
  • Pomade or gel and finishing hairspray.
  • Water.
Find some of our other dance bun tutorials below:

Easy dance bun using donut form and hair net

Donut bun with no leftover ends

Hot cross bun

Pinwheel bun

Dance bun with ribbon

Braided bubble bun
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Nov 18, 2015

French Braid Tuck, Holiday Updo Tutorial

French braid tuck tutorial, cute holiday updo

This week we are showing a simplified variation of one of our favorite hairstyles that we posted a few years ago, the "swirling braids updo." And although the original hairstyle is gorgeous, it is a little more time consuming.  Today we wanted to show a super quick and easy (but still elegant and pretty) updo for those occasions when you don't have a lot of time, but still want to look polished, sophisticated, or fancy.  This has been our "go to" style for many occasions (since it is so quick and easy) and would be great for the upcoming holiday season: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, etc. I could also see this working for Prom, Homecoming, Weddings, church, recitals, communions and other special occasions. If you know how to French braid, this hairstyle should be very easy for you and not take more than a few minutes to create!

French braid tuck hairstyle video tutorial

Quick and easy updo tutorial, french braid tuck

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



Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 clear elastic or hair tie.
  • Several bobby pins.
  • Topsy tail.  We purchased ours online (the brand is Conair.)

This up-style should work on long hair and medium hair.  In the video tutorial (above) we show a few ideas to alter the style for the length of hair you are working with. 
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