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

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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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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Aug 16, 2017

4 Easy Hairstyles For School, Cute and Heatless, Part 3

4 back to school hairstyles, cute, easy, and heatless.  Video tutorials.

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

This hair tutorial video is part 3 of our back to school hair ideas series for the 2017 - 2018 school year.  To watch parts 1 and 2, click here:  Back to school hairstyles, Part 1, Back to school hairstyles, Part 2.  We will be posting one more video in this series next week featuring another set of simple hairstyle ideas. All of these hair tutorials will be showing 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 of braided hairstyles and every day hair styles for busy school mornings.

4 Easy Hairstyles For School, Part 3: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Hairstyles featured in today's video:

#1 Double French braid space buns, messy buns, or top knots.

Double french braided space buns hairstyle.

#2 Dutch braid faux hawk half up hairstyle.

Dutch braid faux hawk half up half down hairstyle tutorial.

#3 Triple twist half up hairstyle.

Triple twist half up hairstyle. So easy and cute.

#4 Triple twist fishtail braid.

Triple twist french fishtail braid, video tutorial.

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 YouTube channel showing how to 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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Aug 9, 2017

Back To School Clothes 2017, Fall Outfits and Fashion Show

Back to school clothes. Fall outfits and fashion video.

We went "back to school shopping" recently and it's been a fun tradition for us to take a small break from our usual hair tutorials and share with you what she picked out for school clothes in a clothing haul / try on / lookbook video.

Our goal was to purchase reasonably priced items (we love sales, coupons, and the clearance rack) but we still wanted to find cute, fashionable, modest, and high quality items that will hopefully last throughout the year and are school dress code friendly!

Back To School Clothes 2017 Fashion Show Video: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Where we shopped:

Outfit #1
Boho patchwork denim lace up top - Hope Avenue
Skinny jeans - Rue 21
Tan high heel booties - TJ MAXX

Outfit #2
Oversized fringe sweater - Rue21
Cropped jeans - Rue21
Woven ankle boots - T.J. Maxx

Outfit #3
Camo / army sweatshirt - RUE 21
White undershirt/tank top/cami - Downeast Outfitters
Distressed ripped jeans - JC Penney
Glitter striped Tommy Hilfiger shoes - Burlington Coat Factory

Outfit #4
Lace up floral shirt - Shopko
Ripped distressed pants, JC Penney
"Jandals" - Can be found in most shoe stores

Outfit #5
Boho chiffon flowey floral blouse - JCPenney
Skinny jeans - rue21
Ankle boots - TJ Maxx

Be sure to leave a comment letting us know which outfit is your favorite.  And, we would love to know what grade you are going to be in this year.  My daughter will be entering high school for the first time as a Freshman!

PS:  We have more back to school hairstyles filmed and ready to go.  Watch for them in the very near future!
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Aug 2, 2017

3 Easy Back To School Hairstyles, Part 2

3 hairstyle ideas for school, easy video tutorials

3 more cute and easy back to school hairstyles! Trendy and popular braids, twists, and ponytail hairstyle ideas for school.  These are all heat-less, 5 minute hairstyles!

This hair tutorial video is part 2 of our back to school hair ideas series for the 2017 - 2018 school year.  To watch part 1, click here.   We will be posting several more videos featuring lots of easy and simple hairstyles in the upcoming weeks! All of these videos will be showing 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 of hairstyle ideas and every day styles for busy school mornings.

3 Easy Hairstyles For School Part 2, Video Tutorial:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Hairstyles featured in today's video:

#1 Simple side twist ponytail

Side twist ponytail hairstyle tutorial. #backtoschoolhair

#2 Double twist ponytail

Cute and easy double twist ponytail hairstyles. #backtoschoolhairstyles

#3 Double lace braids hairstyle

Double lace braid hairstyle tutorial. Cute for school.

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 blog showing how to french braid and twist 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 26, 2017

3 Quick and Easy Back To School Hairstyles, Part 1


3 back to school hairstyle ideas. Quick and easy video tutorials.

3 cute and easy back to school hairstyles! Trendy and popular braids, knots, hair rosettes, and half up hairstyle ideas for school.

This hair tutorial video is "part 1" of our back to school hair ideas series for the 2017 - 2018 school year.  We will be posting several more videos featuring lots of easy and simple hairstyles in the upcoming weeks! All of these videos will be showing DIY hairstyles and quick 5 minute styles that my teen daughter wears on a regular basis to school.  Nothing super creative or extravagant, but a fun collection of hairstyle ideas and every day styles for busy school mornings to browse through when you are in a hair styling rut.
  
Back to School Hairstyles Video Tutorial, Part 1: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Hairstyles featured in today's video:

#1 Windsor tie half up knotted hairstyle. (This style was inspired by a video we saw on facebook by "Sam Villa.")

Easy windsor tie half up hairstyle tutorial.

#2 Single side lace french braid.

1 lace french braid, hairstyle for school.

#3 Side lace braid rose.

Side lace french braid with braided flower. Back to school hair ideas.

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 YouTube channel showing how to french braid and lace 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 for part 2!
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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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