Showing posts with label Videos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Videos. Show all posts

Feb 21, 2018

Testing The Faux Hawk Kit! Is It Actually Quick And Easy?

Faux Hawk Kit Review and First Impression Video #fauxhawk #hairstyle

We recently purchased this "FauxHawk Kit" made by Goody and wanted to give it a try, so we decided to do a tutorial and review/first impression for you. My daughter has worn a faux hawk hairstyle quite often in the past as her dance team used to use it as their competition hairstyle.  She also will occasionally wear the style to school or church.  But, as much as we love the edgy yet glamorous look, the traditional way to make a faux hawk hairstyle (using messy buns) can be quite time consuming.  And on school mornings, we are all about quick! We wanted to see if this tool actually would make the process faster and easier with the same cute result!

Faux Hawk Kit Review, Tutorial, and First Impression Video: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



This kit comes in several different colors.  I would recommend looking for the one that matches your hair the closest.  We found ours at Walmart and I'm guessing it can be found in most discount and drug stores for around $5.

Easy way to create a braided #fauxhawk #updo

This hairstyle would be great for all ages... teens, little girls, and moms. I could see this working for casual as well as formal occasions. This style could even work for Prom, Homecoming, church, recitals, weddings, etc.

Quick and easy faux hawk kit. #dancehairstyle #fauxhawk

You can choose to leave this the braided faux hawk sleek and neat looking, or stretch it out and deconstruct it a bit more for a messy and voluminous look. You might notice in our photos (above and below) that one side is messier than the other (below.)  We purposely deconstructed one side after the tutorial to see if the messy look was possible with this tool and it is... it just takes some work to mess the braid up a little more.

Quick and easy faux hawk kit tutorial. #goody #hairhack

After looking over the instructions for a second time, I'm pretty sure a hair elastic was not meant to be used at the top of the ponytail before placing the tool in her hair (as we demonstrated in our video.) But, we found that this "misunderstood hair tie" actually helped to hold the hairstyle in place very securely in her fine and slippery hair.  We tried the style again without the elastic and it did not hold well at all. If you have textured or thick hair, the tool will probably work just fine without adding a hair tie.

This tool will work best with at least medium length or long hair. I think it would look adorable with curly or wavy hair as well as straight.

If you are wanting to make a faux hawk the traditional way, we do have a few tutorials on our blog showing how to do that:

Messy Bun Faux Hawk

Topsy Tail Faux Hawk
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Feb 7, 2018

10 Easy Ponytail Hairstyles

Ponytail ideas video. Easy and cute #hairstyles #hairstyles for school #ponytail #braid #hairtutorial

Today we are sharing 10 cute and easy ponytail hairstyles. 2 weeks of hair ideas for school in one video! Who doesn't love a classic ponytail? These hairstyle ideas will add a little something extra to your "go to" ponytail style without adding too much time or effort. These are all heatless hairstyles and would be great for every day wear.

10 Easy Ponytail Ideas Video Tutorials: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




This hair tutorial video is a compilation of hairstyle ideas we have shared in the past on our "princess hairstyles" youtube channel. Since my daughter is now in High School, she has to get up quite early and wears ponytails to school a lot! We have gathered 10 of our favorite ponytail hairstyles all in one video to make it easier for you to find a quick and easy hairstyle idea for school mornings.

Hairstyle ideas included in this video w/ timestamps:

#1 The Woven Ponytail 0:04
#2 The Ponytail Knot 0:39
#3 Triple Twist Ponytail 1:18
#4 Spindle Top Ponytail 2:02
#5 The Best Hair Wrapped Ponytail 2:54
#6 Reverse Pull Through Braid 3:59
#7 Quick and Easy Braid in a Braid 5:04
#8 Stripe Braid Ponytail 5:56
#9 Tuck and Wrap Ponytail 7:27
#10 Waterfall Twist Ribbon Braid Ponytails 8:20

We didn't feel like any of these hairstyles needed detailed step by step tutorials, but just a quick overview showing the basic process of creating the styles. We do have several videos on our blog showing how to braid, twist, and weave if you are wanting more detailed instructions.

These hairstyles would be great for teens, middle school, high school, and college students, although any age could wear them. Hope you like these ponytail hairstyles!

The "topsy tail" shown in our video can be found on Amazon (affiliate.)
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Jan 31, 2018

Arrow Braid Heart Hairstyle For Valentine's Day

Cute heart hairstyle for Valentines Day. Video instructions.

Our hair tutorial this week is a pretty half-up heart hairstyle. We have combined an arrowhead/ladder braid with a "heart knot" to create this fun new Valentine's hairstyle for 2018.

Over the years, valentines and heart hairstyles have been some of our favorite styles to create.  If you are looking for heart hairstyle ideas, we have more than we can count on our website, some of them dating back to 08'!  You can check those out here: Heart Hairstyle Ideas

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



You might remember a style we posted several years ago called the "heart knot hairstyle" which has been quite popular on social media. And then last year we added one of our favorite and easiest Valentine's hairstyles, the "hanging heart ponytail" which uses the heart knot technique shown in today's video. We decided to combine the heart knot technique with a ladder braid... which sort of ended up looking like an arrowhead braid or fairy wings braid and we are loving how it turned out!

Valentines Day hairstyle tutorial. Arrow braid heart.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 4 small/medium size hair elastics.
  • Several clips or hair ties to temporarily hold the hair while you are working.
  • Pomade, gel, hair wax or other product to help avoid flyaways.
  • Long or medium length hair.

This style would not only be cute for valentine's day, it would also make an adorable flower girl hairstyle for a wedding or other special occasion.  Hearts can really be worn year round!
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Jan 24, 2018

Valentine's Day Hairstyle For Teens! Braided Faux Hawk With Heart Braid Accent

Heart hairstyle tutorial. Braided faux hawk with cute heart accent.

Looking for heart hairstyles? You'll love this braided faux hawk with an adorable heart accent.

We love heart hairstyles and have traditionally added a few heart themed tutorials each year on our hair4myprincess YouTube Channel and Princess Hairstyles blog. As my daughter is now a teenager, we wanted something a little more grown up this year.  We are loving the combination of an edgy and contemporary faux hawk mixed with a super cute and dainty heart.  Like denim and lace, this unexpected combo is very chic! This Valentine's hairstyle would be perfect for school, work, Valentine's Day parties and dances, weddings, and other special or casual occasions.

Braided Faux Hawk and Heart Accent Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




This style was created by combining several techniques: a voluminous french braid faux hawk, a standard ponytail, and a cute heart accent braid which was inspired by several tutorials we have seen on Instagram and Youtube. Cute Girls Hairstyles, Brown Haired Bliss, Learn Do Teach Hairstyles, Two Little Girls Hairstyles, Easy Toddler Hairstyles and Toddler Hair Ideas are just a few accounts where we remember seeing this type of braided heart.

Cute heart hairstyle for Valentine's Day! Video tutorial.

If you would rather rope twist, fishtail, or leave the hair unbraided in your heart, you could do that instead for a slightly different look.  You could also add another heart directly underneath the first one for a double heart look!  As mentioned in our video tutorial, a piece of hair could be wrapped around the top of the ponytail for a modern and sophisticated looking finish.

Wanting more heart hairstyles?  Check out our Valentine's hair playlist with many more heart hair ideas to browse through.
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Jan 17, 2018

Heart Hairstyles Compilation, 9 Ways To Make A Heart In Your Hair!

9 Valentines Day hairstyles! Heart hairstyle video tutorials. #valentines #hearthairstyles

Today we are sharing 9 cute and easy heart hairstyles! More than a week of heart hair ideas in one video! These hairstyles would be perfect for Valentine's Day, flower girls, weddings, school, dances, recitals, communions, church, all month long in February, and every day wear. These are all heatless hairstyles.

This hair tutorial video is a compilation of hairstyle ideas we have shared in the past on our "princess hairstyles" blog and youtube channel, dating back to 2008! Valentine's Day has always been one of our favorite holidays to style hair and we wanted to create a video showcasing many of our favorite heart hairstyle ideas in one place for you!

9 Heart Valentine's Hairstyles, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Heart hairstyles included in this video w/ timestamps:

#1 Heart Knot Hairstyle 0:03
#2 Quick and Easy Heart Ponytail 0:49
#3 Braided Heart or Triangle Hairstyle 1:40
#4 Half Up 3D Heart Hairstyle 2:46
#5 Double Heart Hairstyle 3:54
#6 Braided Heart Headband 4:48
#7 Easy Pull Through Heart Ponytail 6:17
#8 4 Strand Slide Up Ribbon Braid Heart Ponytail 7:16
#9 Lace French Braid Heart Ponytail 9:09

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

The "topsy tail tool" shown in our video can be found on Amazon (affiliate) here: Topsy Tail

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

Hope you love these heart hairstyles!
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Jan 10, 2018

Prom & Wedding Hairstyle! Romantic Updo With Twists & Braids

Romantic updo with twists and braids hair tutorial.

In today's hair tutorial we show an easy, elegant, and pretty updo for special occasions. This romantic hairstyle with twists and braids is glamorous, sophisticated, and fancy. Similar to something you might see on the red carpet, but can be created quite easily in your own home! This gorgeous style would be great for many occasions such as Prom, Homecoming, Weddings (bridal, bridesmaids, and flower girls) recitals, communions, holidays, date night, Instagram photos, etc.

Romantic Updo With Twists and Braids Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



In our step by step video tutorial (above) we use a topsy tail to create the first twisted section. These tools can be found online (affiliate.) This tool is optional, if you do not have a topsy tail, the twists can be made by pulling the hair through with just your fingers. As mentioned in our video, there really is no exact science for creating this hairstyle. After making the basic twists and braids, you can use your own creativity to loosen, pull, and pin up the final look and much of this will depend on the length and texture of the hair you are working with.

This up-style will work best on long hair and medium hair. Curly, wavy, or straight.

Gorgeous wedding hairstyle tutorial.


Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Several small/medium clear hair elastics. (We used 5.)
  • Bobby pins. Our favorite brand and best we have found for holding the hair in place is Sally Beauty Supply min pins (affiliate.) 
  • Topsy Tail (affiliate) (optional.)
  • Finishing hairspray.
  • Flat iron, curling wand, or curling iron for face framing curls.

Visit our Prom Hairstyles collection for more special occasion hair ideas!
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Jan 3, 2018

Sleep Styler Review and Demo!

Sleep Styler Tutorial and Review Video

Today we are testing The Sleep Styler (as seen on Shark Tank) on long, straight, and fine hair! As mentioned in our video tutorial and review video (below) their instruction manual did state that you may not get great results if you have straight/fine or hard to curl hair and recommend their mini rollers instead. The large rollers that we used in this video were typically made for people with long and thick, frizzy, curly or textured hair. We wanted to try them out anyway to see what kind of results we could achieve. My daughter has been loving loose, wavy curls lately over tight ringlet type curls. Maybe at some point we will test the mini rollers to see if we like them better. This is our first impression of the product as we have not used them before!

Check out our Sleep Styler review and demo video to see our results below! (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



In this video we give some tips and tricks for using these curlers as well as showing our results. The most important tip is to start with slightly damp, but not wet hair. Even though these are made with "absorbent yoga towel fabric" your curls will not dry completely if your hair is soaking wet when you roll it up (even overnight.) We also show how to place the straps so that the velcro ends up facing the correct way at the bottom of the rollers.

The core of these rollers is memory foam, so they are super soft, although my daughter said they weren't extremely comfortable to sleep in.  I don't think any heat-less overnight curlers really are!

The sleep styler can be found online on Amazon. (Affiliate)
I would recommend adding hairspray or other product when the rollers come out for longer lasting curls.

*This is not a sponsored post. The Sleep Styler was purchased by us.  Our opinions are our own.
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Dec 13, 2017

3D Christmas Tree Hair Tutorial

Christmas Tree Hairstyle Tutorial! 3D Bubble Braid.
This half up half down 3D "Christmas tree hairstyle" is so fun and would be perfect for your next holiday occasion!  We posted a simplified version of this Christmas hairstyle last year, which we called the "bubble braid Christmas tree." This year we have added some dimension to the tree by creating an extra loop in front of the braid (for a 3D effect) as well as some green ribbon for added color.  At the top of the tree we have placed a sparkly star clip.  You could add an angel, ornaments, lights, bows... whatever decorations you would like to your tree.

3D Christmas Tree Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



This hairstyle would be great for a Christmas party, Christmas Eve, meeting Santa, Christmas dinner, sledding, making gingerbread cookies and houses, a Christmas recital or play, school, or a hairstyle to go with an ugly sweater contest! ;)

3D Christmas Tree Hair Tutorial. Easy Video! #Christmas #Christmastreehair

Supplies needed to recreate this holiday hairstyle:
  • Several hair elastics. The amount will depend on the length of hair you are working with.
  • Green ribbon (optional.)
  • A Christmasy clip for the top of your tree (optional.)
  • Pomade, gel, hair wax, etc. to help control flyaways.
To see more Christmas hair ideas, click on our Christmas hairstyles collection. (Including a snowflake hairstyle, classic hair wreath or halo braid, cookie cutter or ornament braid, candy cane hairstyles, holiday updos, and several Christmas tree hairstyle ideas.)
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Dec 6, 2017

Decorated Pull Through Braids! 3 Holiday Hairstyle Ideas

3 cute Christmas hairstyles! Decorated pull through braids, video tutorial.

These 3 ponytail Christmas hairstyles would be great for many holiday parties and events this year!  We are loving these "decorated pull-through braids" as they are festive and fun, but not overly crazy.  I could see these styles working for little girls as well as teens and women. These 3 hairstyles could be worn to a Christmas party, any upcoming holiday event, to school or work, for New Years Eve, to church, or even a hairstyle to go with an ugly sweater contest. ;)

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



In this video hair tutorial, we show 3 different techniques for creating the decorated pull through braids. 

#1 Pull through braid with tinsel. This is the traditional method and most popular technique we have seen to make the braid (using garland as a substitute for the standard second section of hair in our decorated variation.)

Tinsel pull through braid, video tutorial. Cute for Christmas or New Years Eve hairstyle!

#2 Bubble braid with pulled through beads.  We came up with this method as we were experimenting and love it, as it halves the amount of elastics used in a traditional pull through style!

Pull through bubble braid with beads, video instructions.

#3 Reverse pull through braid with ribbon.  We have shared this inverted or reverse technique in the past.  For this tutorial we replaced the second section of hair with holiday ribbon.

Pull through braid with ribbon. Video instructions.

Of course, these hairstyles can be worn for many occasions year round and not just for Christmas!
 
Supplies needed to recreate these styles:
  • 1 large 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 as well as the technique chosen.)
  • Decor for your pull through braid.  You could really add any type of ribbon, garland, beads, lace, yarn, etc. for all 3 of the techniques shown. We found all of our supplies at the Dollar Store.
  • Scissors to cut your decor to desired length.
  • You could definitely add some ornaments or lights to these styles (if that is the look you are going for.)  I'm thinking some jewels or other hair accessories placed at each elastic would also be lovely if you are wanting some added sparkle.
Holiday hairstyle ideas! Decorated pull through braids, video instructions.
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Nov 22, 2017

7 Ways To Make A Bun Using A Hair Donut!

7 cute bun hairstyle ideas using a hair donut or bun maker.

Today we are sharing 7 cute and easy bun hairstyles which were created using a hair donut, bun shaper, or bun maker! An entire week of hair ideas in one video! These buns would be perfect hairstyles for dance, figure skating, ballet, gymnastics, school, sports, recitals, communions, proms, homecoming, church, work, and every day wear. These are all heatless hairstyles.

This hair tutorial video is a compilation of hairstyle ideas we have shared in the past on our "princess hairstyles" youtube channel. As my daughter is a dancer, I can't tell you how many times we have needed to put her hair in a bun for performances. It is always nice to have a few ideas on hand showing how to do that! We have gathered 7 bun hairstyles all in one video to make it easier for you to find the perfect bun!

7 Cute Bun Hairstyles Video Tutorials: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Bun hairstyles included in this video w/ timestamps:

#1 Braided bubble bun 0:06
#2 Sock bun or doughnut bun with no ends to deal with 1:21
#3 Dance Bun or Ballet Bun for shorter hair 2:36
#4 Hot cross bun tutorial 3:10
#5 The "perfect bun" and overnight no heat curls 4:29
#6 Pinwheel bun tutorial 5:53
#7 Pinwheel bun shortcut tutorial 7:07

We didn't feel like any of these hairstyles needed detailed step by step tutorials, but just a quick overview showing the basic process of creating the styles.  We do have several videos on our blog showing how to braid, twist, and weave if you are wanting more detailed instructions.

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

Supplies needed to recreate these styles:
  • The "hair donut" shown in our video can be found on Amazon (affiliate) or most discount and beauty stores.  
  • The "perfect bun" maker shown can be found on Amazon (affiliate.)
  • Several bobby pins
  • A hair tie for the initial ponytail
  • In the dance bun for shorter hair, we used a hair net which can also be found on Amazon (affiliate.)
Hope you like these bun, top knot, and chignon hairstyles!
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Nov 15, 2017

Woven Pie Crust Hair Tutorial, Holiday Hairstyles

Woven pie crust hairstyle. Christmas hairstyle, Thanksgiving hairstyle.
A braided and woven half up hairstyle, perfect for the upcoming holidays!  We have done similar styles in the past which involve weaving the hair and they usually end up being our favorite hairstyles! These intricate basket weave styles always garner tons of compliments and are actually easier than they look. 

This pretty holiday hairstyle doesn't have to be just for Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, etc. but we thought it would be fun to name it something festive since we are in the midst of the holiday season (hence the name our boys came up with) the "woven pie crust hairstyle!"

Woven Pie Crust Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Pretty half up woven and braided hairstyle, video tutorial.
This hairstyle is a combination of several techniques: A half knot, feather braids, hair weaving, french braiding, and a pull-through faux waterfall technique.

As mentioned in our hair tutorial, I would recommend adding pomade, gel, or other hair product before starting.  You may find it easier to create this hairstyle using wet or damp hair (depending on the texture you are working with.)  Also, we mentioned a trick using rubber bands to help hold the style in place (towards the end of the video) for those of you with fine or silky hair.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Small clip  (to help hold the hair while you are working.)
  • 2 medium, clear rubber bands or hair elastics.
  • Topsy tail (optional)
  • Pomade, gel, or other hair product to help prevent flyaways.
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Nov 8, 2017

How To Curl Hair With A Flat Iron, Easy Tutorial & Tips and Tricks!

How to curl your hair with a flat iron video tutorial.

Our hair tutorial today shows how to curl your hair with a straightener or flat iron! We also show an easy "hair hack" or trick using nail polish to determine if you have spun the flat iron correctly to get the perfect curl.  We thought of this trick as my daughter was learning to curl her hair with a flat iron for the first time and are hoping it will help other beginners. This method can be tricky to master at first, but once you get it down, it becomes easy and so fun.  We love these curls because they last for days and look so gorgeous!

Step By Step "How To Curl Your Hair With A Flat Iron" Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



As mentioned in our curling tutorial (above) depending on how you twist the flat iron, you can make looser waves, beachy waves, or bouncy curls using the same technique.

Curling your hair with a straightener, step by step.

How to curl hair with a flat iron video tutorial, plus tips and tricks.

If you are looking for a flat iron to purchase, we recommend finding one with rounded edged plates (which will both straighten and curl your hair.)  The one we used in this tutorial has been great and is made by NuMe.  We found it on Amazon. (Affiliate.)

The heat protectant we used is made by Tresseme and can also be found on Amazon. (Affiliate.)
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Nov 1, 2017

Getting A Haircut At The Salon, Layers For The First Time!

Hair cut video, long hair with layers

Hey guys, come along with us to the salon where she gets layers cut for the first time!  We thought it would be fun to do something different this week and show you a "behind the scenes" look at her fun new haircut.  She has had her hair cut more dramatically short (to her shoulders) in the past and donated it, but she has never had layers!

Hair Cut Video: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



She is loving her fresh new cut and it looks so stylish and cute down (straight or curled.) But FYI... layers do make your hair more difficult to braid (since you will have shorter hair mixed in with longer pieces.) If any of you are thinking of doing the same type of cut but still want to be able to wear your hair up,  I would suggest asking for "long layers" which is what she got.  While it will be more difficult, she should still be able to do most braids, ponytails, buns, etc, since her layers don't start up super high on her head.

P.S. If you would like a tutorial showing how she curled her hair with a flat iron at the end of the video, let us know and we can work on getting that out. ;)
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Oct 18, 2017

Tinker Bell Hair Tutorial

Tinkerbell hair tutorial

This Tinkerbell hair tutorial is inspired by the hairstyle worn on Disney's fairy Tinker Bell in the movie Peter Pan! A cute messy bun or "top knot" wrapped with ribbon and side swept bangs.  Of course, my daughter doesn't have bangs (as I'm sure many of you don't as well) so we made some "fake bangs" using her own hair!

Tinker Bell Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



We have always loved Disney hairstyles and Halloween hairstyles and could not wait to film this hair tutorial! We have loved watching Disney movies and think Tinker Bell would be such a fun character to dress up as for Halloween, or for your next trip to Disneyland, Disneyworld, or Disney birthday party. This hairstyle would look great with a Tinker Bell fairy costume! 

Tinker bell bun tutorial

Tinker bell hairstyle tutorial, how to make faux bangs

The method we used for creating the "faux fringe" or bangs could be used for every day hairstyles as well (this doesn't have to be just for Tinkerbell!)  It might be fun to change up your look and have bangs for the day.  I have seen this method used with a thick headband placed in front of the bun, which ends up making the bangs look really authentic and more natural!

Disney hairstyle tutorial, Tinker Bell, how to make fake bangs

Supplies we used to create this look:
  • 1 Hair tie
  •  Several bobby pins
  •  Flat Iron (affiliate)
For more Halloween Hairstyles, check out our Disney Princess Hairstyles collection.  We have renditions of hairstyles for Jasmine, Elsa, Anna, Cinderella, Belle & Aurora!

Tinkerbell Hair Tutorial With Fake Bangs Using Your Own Hair! #halloweenhairstyles
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Oct 11, 2017

Wonder Woman hairstyle tutorial! DIY Braided Headpiece, Halloween Hair

Wonder Woman hairstyle tutorial! How to make a WW headband using braids for Halloween.

You'll love this Wonder Woman hairstyle featuring a DIY headpiece made from your own hair! A perfect Halloween hairstyle to go with your Wonder Woman costume.  And the best part? You will not need to purchase or make a wonder woman headband or crown to complete your look. Our tutorial today shows how to create a wonder woman headband using 4 cornrow braids and an inexpensive red or gold star sticker.  This warrior braid / super hero hairstyle is edgy, unique, and fierce. So fun!

Wonder Woman Hairstyle, Braided Headband Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



As mentioned in our wonder woman hair tutorial (above) we would suggest adding large, voluminous curls to complete your wonder woman Halloween costume and hairstyle.  We have a tutorial showing how to curl hair with a curling wand that would work great. I would suggest using a large barrel for loose, bouncy curls.

Wonder woman DIY headpiece or headband tutorial.

 Supplies needed to recreate this Wonder Woman inspired headpiece:
  • Several small, clear hair elastics.
  • Sectioning clips (alligator clips or claw clips) to help keep hair out of your way while braiding. 
  • A gold or red star sticker.
  • Pomade, gel, hairspray, etc. to help control flyaways.
Over the years we have seen many awesome hairstyles using braids placed over the forehead on Instagram and Pinterest and had the idea to make a wonder woman headband using this concept a few months ago when we heard there would be a DC comics wonder woman movie coming out in 2017! A few inspiring hairstyle accounts we have seen these trendy "forehead braid" or braided tiara warrior princess hairstyles on recently: @ashley_cardon_hairstyles @trenzasnmba @vlechtidee @brianasbraids @ashton_hairstyles @tinkerbeanpoplettes_hairdesign

Hope you enjoyed our Wonder Woman hairstyle tutorial.  Happy Halloween!
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Oct 4, 2017

6 Disney Princess Hair Tutorials!


6 Disney princess hair tutorials! Video instructions for each hairstyle. #halloween #halloweenhairstyles #disney #disneyprincess

This week we wanted to share 6 of our favorite Disney Princess Hair tutorials (including Elsa, Anna, Belle, Cinderella, and Jasmine) all together in one compilation video! We thought these would be great Halloween hairstyles to go with your princess costumes and dresses, or for your next trip to Disneyland, Disney world, a princess birthday party, or dress up event. All of these princess hairstyles are fairly easy and "doable." We have tried to simplify and modify the styles to work with "real hair" as most of us weren't born with long, thick, flowing, cartoon princess locks!

6 Disney Princess Hairstyles, Video Tutorials: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Princess hairstyles included in this video:

Elsa hair tutorial, coronation updo from the movie Frozen

Elsa hair tutorial, Disney's Frozen, hairstyle video

Belle hair tutorial from Beauty and the Beast

Belle hairstyle, Beauty and the Beast, video tutorial

Cinderella ball hairstyle (mostly down with twisted crown) from the live action movie

Cinderella hair tutorial, ball hairstyle from the live action movie

Cinderella hairstyle (classic updo with headband)

Cinderella hairstyle, video tutorial

Anna hairstyle, coronation updo from Frozen

Anna hairstyle, from the Disney movie Frozen, video tutorial

Jasmine hair tutorial from Aladdin

Jasmine hairstyle, from Aladdin, video tutorial

Supplies and video links:

Topsy tail tool (affiliate) shown in our video used to create Belle hair and Cinderella hair.

Sponge rag curlers tutorial for Cinderella hair.

We hope you enjoyed these Disney hair tutorials! We had fun looking through our archives to find all of these styles, some dating back to 2010!
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Sep 27, 2017

Squiggle Knot Braid, Beautiful Half Up Hairstyle Tutorial

Squiggle knot braid video tutorial

For today's hairstyle tutorial, we have combined a lace feather braid with a  new knotting technique to create a gorgeous and unique braided half up hairstyle for long and medium length hair.

We're loving the intricate look of this squiggle braid!  I could see this working as a bridal hairstyle or for many other special occasions (Prom, Homecoming, recitals, communions, etc.) The knotted lace or woven lattice pattern reminds me of something you would see on a medieval princess or at a renaissance fair!

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



This style is surprisingly easier than it looks and fairly quick to make (after you get the knot tying technique down) and should hold up decently well since it is secured with braids on both the top and bottom of the delicate knots. 

Squiggle knot braid, pretty braided hairstyle

Hair tutorial, squiggle knot braid half up hairstyle

 Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 2 small, clear, hair elastics,
  • Pomade, gel, serum, or other hair product to help control flyaways.
 The trick to getting this pattern to look nice is tying all of the knots the same way (as shown in our video tutorial above) and using hair product before you start to keep things smooth and neat.

Hope you enjoy!
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Sep 13, 2017

Trolls Headband Tutorial & Easy DIY Halloween Costume

Cute Trolls Headband Tutorial #halloween

Since Halloween is right around the corner, this week we are showing a fun DIY "Halloween hairstyle" and Trolls costume idea!   We are loving how easy and quick this "no sew" Trolls headband is to make.  Your finished Trolls hairstyle could be worn to school for a Halloween party, crazy hair day, a Halloween dance, a trip to the pumpkin patch, Oktoberfest, as part of a costume for trick or treating, dress up, or to watch the new Trolls movie featuring Anna Kendrick (Poppy) and Justin Timberlake.  We have seen these cute headbands all over Pinterest and Etsy and thought they were such a great idea!  We love that you could dress up as a troll without having to wear a hot, itchy, and uncomfortable wig!

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



Trolls hair video tutorial #halloween #trolls
  
Supplies Needed To Create Your Own Troll Hair:
  • Around 5 yards of tulle (cut into 6x24 inch strips.)  As mentioned in our video tutorial (above) stiffer tulle will work best and don't worry about getting your strips cut perfectly.  You can use any color you want and can even mix colors if you desire multi colored hair or even rainbow hair.
  • 1 headband
  • 1 medium size, clear elastic
  • Scissors
  • Decorative flowers, ribbons, or other accessories (optional)
  • Hot glue gun
To finish your trolls costume, you could wear an overall dress with a plain, long sleeve t-shirt and matching tights.

Cute #halloween costume! Trolls headband DIY video tutorial, so easy.

For more Halloween hair and DIY costume ideas, check out our our Halloween Hairstyles Collection. (Including Disney Princess Hairstyles... Belle, Jasmine, Cinderella, Elsa, Anna, a genie, pirate, unicorn, spider hairstyles, and more.)
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Sep 6, 2017

Homecoming Hairstyles, Flower Pull Through Side Braid

Gorgeous Homecoming hairstyle. Pull through braid on the side with rosette accents. Video tutorial.

Looking for a hairstyle for Homecoming? You'll love this beautiful side pull-through braid style with braided rose accents! This hairstyle may even be easy enough to do on yourself as a DIY Homecoming or Prom hairstyle! We know many of you will be going to the Homecoming dance in the near future, so we thought it would be fun to do a formal hairstyle tutorial this week. If you are looking for more Homecoming hair ideas, we have shown several fancy updos and half up styles in the past. Feel free to look through our Prom hairstyles for more ideas!

Flower Pull-Through Side Braid Video Tutorial (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




We have fallen in love with the look of the ever popular pull through braid and especially love it swept loosely to the side with the edges stretched out voluminously. We decided to take this glamorous style to the next level by adding some rolled flower braid accents to the center of the braid. Of course, you can add as many braided roses as you wish. If you wanted even more glam, you could incorporate jewels, other hair jewelry, or accessories to the finished braid, or in the center of your rosettes.

Cute Homecoming hairstyle. Pull through braid with flower braid accents. Video tutorial.

This hairstyle turned out so beautiful and would look stunning with a fancy Homecoming dress, for the Prom, or other formal events such as a wedding (for the bride, bridesmaids, flower girls or guests.) Although this style is quite simple, I think it is really gorgeous and would stay in place through lots of dancing and look great in photos!

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Several small or medium size, clear elastics. (The amount will depend on your hair length and thickness of sections.)
  • Bobby pins.  We prefer using miniature pins (affiliate) when we are creating the rosettes as they are easier to hide.  
  • Finishing hair spray.
 This style will work best with long hair, or at least medium length. If your hair is on the shorter side, you could possibly opt for a half up variation of the style.
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Aug 30, 2017

14 Easy Hairstyles For School Compilation! 2 Weeks Of Heatless Hair Tutorials

14 cute hairstyles for school! Video tutorials.

Today we are sharing 14 cute and easy back to school hairstyles. 2 weeks of hairstyle ideas all in one video! Trendy and popular braided hairstyles, twists, messy buns, and half up hairstyle ideas for school.  These are all heat-less, 5 minute hairstyles for medium length and long hair.

This hair tutorial video is a compilation of hairstyle ideas for the 2017 - 2018 school year. We had a request to put our simple styles from our "back to school series" all in one place (to make it easier to find a specific hairstyle in the morning) and we thought it was a great idea!  All of the tutorials in this video show DIY hairstyles and quick styles that my teen daughter wears on a regular basis. A fun collection of every day hair styles for busy school mornings.

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



Hairstyles featured in the video (above) with timestamps for quick searching:

Part 1:
#1 Windsor tie half up knotted hairstyle. (Inspired by Sam Villa) 0:17
#2 Single lace french braid 0:57
#3 Side lace braid rose 1:42

Part 2:
#1 Side twist ponytail 2:15
#2 Double twist ponytail 3:13
#3 Double lace braid hairstyle 4:01

Part 3:
#1 Double French braid space buns, messy buns, or top knots 5:43
#2 Dutch braid faux hawk half up hairstyle 6:48
#3 Triple twist half up hairstyle 7:43
#4 Triple twist fishtail braid 8:26

Part 4:
#1 Boho braids and twists half up hairstyle 9:52
#2 Lace braid part line hairstyle 11:11
#3 Ponytail cascade 12:35
#4 Triple twist messy bun w/ headband 13:23

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

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