Showing posts with label Waterfall Braid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Waterfall Braid. Show all posts

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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Apr 5, 2017

Double Woven Waterfall Braid Tutorial, 2 Braided Hairstyles

2 Waterfall braid variations, easy video tutorial

Today's hair tutorial shows how to make a gorgeous waterfall braid variation! Learn to create two unique braided hairstyles by weaving double micro braids through the top of a waterfall braid in 2 different ways.

The classic waterfall braid has always been one of our favorites and is so beautiful and perfect for many occasions.  Depending on what you wear, this braid can be dressed up for formal occasions (Prom, weddings, Homecoming) or is casual enough for the beach or school. 

These 2 woven variations of the classic waterfall braid add a little something extra to an already gorgeous hairstyle.  And although people may wonder how you created such intricate looking patterns, the topsy tail trick shown in our video (below) is so easy and quick!

Double Woven Waterfall Braids, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

This hairstyle tutorial is similar to a video we posted previously, just taken up a notch or 2!  If you love this look but want to start with an easier version first, check out that tutorial here: The micro woven waterfall twist braid.

Which of these is your favorite waterfall braid hairstyle?

Waterfall braid with woven micro braids

Gorgeous waterfall braid variation.  Double woven micro braids video tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate these hairstyles: 
  • Clear hair elastics 
  • Pomade, gel, or hair wax to help control flyaways
  • Topsy tail tool (affiliate.) If you are needing a topsy tail, they can be found in some beauty supply stores as well as online.
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Mar 29, 2017

Micro Woven Waterfall Twist Braid Tutorial

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

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

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

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

Waterfall twist braid variation. Micro woven waterfall twist.

Easy braid tutorial. Micro woven waterfall twist braid.

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

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:  
  • 2 small, clear elastics  
  • As mentioned in our video, a topsy tail is not required to create this braid, but it does make it easier. (Affiliate.)
  • Decorative hair clip (optional.)
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Jan 25, 2017

Streaming Heart Hairstyle For Valentine's

Pretty streaming heart hairstyle for Valentine's Day, Video tutorial
New streaming heart hairstyle tutorial. One of our best and favorite Valentine's hairstyles so far!

Hey guys, this week our hair tutorial is on this beautiful "streaming heart" hairstyle.  We have combined a feather braid (you could use a waterfall braid if you prefer) and a braided heart to create this lovely half up design. 

This style would be great for Valentine's day, school, a formal dance (Prom / Homecoming) church, weddings, special occasions, anytime during February, flower girls, etc.  We created this look with older girls and teens in mind, although it would be adorable for little girls as well. I would not recommend this hairstyle for high activity days or sports as it is quite delicate.  ;) If you want to make this style more "activity friendly" you could always add a bun, ponytail, or braid with the remaining hair at the bottom of the heart (instead of leaving her hair mostly down.)

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

Braided heart hairstyle tutorial. Streaming heart hairdo for Valentines.

Cute braided heart hair for Valentine's day. Video tutorial.
Looking for more heart hairstyle ideas? Check out our Valentine's hairstyles compilation playlist on YouTube!

Supplies needed to recreate this heart hairstyle:   
  • 2 medium size hair elastics
  • Temporary hair ties or clips 
  • Pomade, gel, or hair wax
  • Finishing hairspray
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Jan 4, 2017

Waterfall Chain Braid Tutorial

Waterfall chain braid tutorial, with micro braid accent

Our hair tutorial this week is showing how to make a chain waterfall braid!  We have seen pictures of this beautiful braid floating around the interwebs for awhile now, and have fallen in love with it.  We have not seen a video tutorial, so we decided to take on the challenge of figuring out how to create it by studying a photo of the braid. At first glance, this braid looks quite similar to a 4 strand waterfall.  But, I think you will find this tutorial is much easier.  The steps for making this braid are actually quite simple for such an intricate look, in my opinion.

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

As mentioned in our video tutorial (above) the center strand of this braid can be changed out for ribbon, a micro braid, a regular strand of hair... or anything else you would like to use.  We love the look of the hair "chain" with the center strand weaving through the cascading sections in this unique waterfall braid.

Waterfall chain braid with ribbon accent, video tutorial

Waterfall chain braid video tutorial

Waterfall chain braid hairstyle with ribbon

We created the hairstyle shown in our tutorial at a diagonal for a loose, carefree look.  This braid can also be made straight across horizontally, as shown in our photo variations (above.) As you might have noticed, the horizontal placement seems to show off the pattern of this braid more fully.

Video tutorial, how to waterfall chain braid

This braid would be great for many occasions and could accent hairstyles for casual or formal settings:  School, church, weddings, prom, homecoming, the beach, recitals, communions, etc.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 clear elastic to tie off the braid at the end.
  • Pomade, hair wax, gel, or other product to help with flyaways. 
  • Ribbon or other item to use as an alternate center strand (optional.)
I know this braid has been around for awhile, but we wanted to credit the Instagram accounts we have seen photos of it on most recently, since they inspired us to make this video: la13_hair, cute_and_glossy, studiohilde, braidsglamour, thehairbraidingbasics, & miriamtogether.
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Nov 9, 2016

Cookie Cutter Waterfall Braid Tutorial

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

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

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

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

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

Cookie cutter waterfall braid video tutorial. Braiding instructions.

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

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

If you are wanting to wear this design for a more active event, I would suggest placing your remaining hair into a ponytail, bun, or other braid... instead of leaving it mostly down.
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Apr 20, 2016

7 Quick & Easy Hairstyles For School

7 quick and easy hair tutorials for school

This week we are showing 7 quick, easy, and heatless hairstyle tutorials!

Since my daughter is now a teen in middle school aka junior high, she does her own hair before school every morning.  She is always looking for cute, easy, (and most importantly) QUICK hairstyles that she can do herself (DIY.) For this video we have pulled together 7 of her "go to" hairstyles (one for each day of the week) that we think would be fashionable and simple for teens, tweens, or any age.  These styles aren't anything super unique or intricate, but we are hoping this video will help add to your collection of every day hairstyle ideas. 

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

Hair tutorials included in this video:

*Pull-through braid on top

Half up pull-through braid tutorial

*Half up messy bun / top knot

Half up messy bun tutorial

*Knotted tie back

Knotted tie back hairstyle tutorial

*"French knot" hairstyle

French knot hairstyle tutorial

*Side braid accent

Quick hairstyles, side braid accent

Faux waterfall braid / lace braid

Fake waterfall braid or lace braid tutorial

*Faux lace braid & fishtail braid combo

Faux lace braid, fishtail braid combo hairstyle tutorial

Most of these styles will work with most hair types: Long hair, medium hair, short hair. Curly, wavy, or straight.

If you would like to see more 5 minute hairstyles like this, be sure to let us know.  We can do a part 2!
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Mar 23, 2016

Waterfall Braid Maker Tutorial & Review

Waterfall braid maker review and tutorial. Made by Conair.

This week we are trying out the "waterfall braid maker" by Conair.  We noticed this product a few months ago while browsing the "hair aisle" at Walmart and were immediately intrigued.  I know there are many people who struggle with making the waterfall braid, and I was curious to see how helpful this would be.  After quickly looking over the instructions on the back of the package at the store, I was thinking it looked pretty overwhelming and overly complicated... but decided to give it a try. After some trial and error (and almost and hour later) I did finally figure out how to use this tool! And as you can see, it does make a pretty braid.

Waterfall braid maker review and tutorial.

I decided to do a step by step tutorial showing how to use this product, along with a review (for those of you who are visual learners like me.) Maybe between our video tutorial and the written instructions on the package, you will have an easier time figuring this out than I did!  ;)  Enjoy!!

Waterfall Braid Maker Tutorial and Review: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

*Link to our video tutorial showing a regular waterfall braid without using this tool: Waterfall braid hairstyle.

*The "waterfall braid maker" on Amazon. (Affiliate.) This can also be found in stores, including Walmart & Target.
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Mar 16, 2016

Woven Braid Pull Back Hairstyle

Woven braid tie back hairstyle, video tutorial

This week we are showing a fun half-up woven hairstyle that "The Princess" has been wearing a lot lately. This style has a relaxed, soft, bohemian feel to it (which is so trendy right now) and would be great for teens, women, and girls. I could see this style working for casual occasions; A day at the beach, hanging out with friends, a date, or school.  But, this would also be pretty for more formal events such as a wedding, prom, etc.

Woven Braid Pull Back Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Although the braiding/weaving in this hairstyle looks to be quite intricate, it is actually fairly quick and easy to create (as shown in our tutorial, above.) This style should work with long hair and medium length hair.  If your hair texture tends to frizz or is prone to flyaways, I would suggest weaving the hair while wet, or use pomade/gel to help keep the braid smooth for you.

Gorgeous woven braid pull-back hairstyle tutorial.

Pretty woven half up hairstyle

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 medium size, clear elastic.
  • 2-3 alligator clips/claw clips to help hold things together while you are weaving.
  • Pomade/gel/hair wax to help control flyaways.
Over the past 8 years that we have been hair blogging/vlogging, we have done quite a few woven hairstyles and they always seem to become our favorites.  I think the weaving pattern is just so beautiful! One of the very first hairstyles we posted on our blog (and still one of our all time favorites) was our "woven pigtails" in 2008.  And then the basket weave half-up in 2009. This "woven braid pull back" is a more grown up version (which my daughter loves now that she is a teenager!)
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Feb 24, 2016

Criss Cross Waterfall Mermaid Braid Hairstyle

Criss cross waterfall mermaid braid hair tutorial

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

Cute Girls Hairstyles
Lilith Moon

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

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

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

Criss cross waterfall mermaid braid video instructions

Pretty mermaid hairstyle. Criss cross waterfall twist braid.

Gorgeous mermaid hairstyle. Woven waterfall twist braids.

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

Supplies needed to recreate this look:
  • 3 small, clear elastics
  • Pomade, gel, hair wax, or water (to help control flyaways.)
P.S. While experimenting with this hairstyle, we actually ended up with several fun new styles which use some of the same elements... but are different. So keep an eye out for those coming soon!
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Sep 2, 2015

Braided Flower Corsage Hairstyle For Weddings and Prom

We are excited to share this fancy and unique half-up braided princess style with you today.  I think this hairstyle would be perfect for a wedding (on a bride, flower girl, bridesmaid, or guest) for prom, homecoming, recitals, communions, and other formal occasions.

braided flower corsage hairstyle video tutorial

We have combined elements of a waterfall twist braid variation and a braided rose or flower to create this elegant and fancy half updo ponytail. I'm thinking this hairstyle has a slightly vintage, medieval or renaissance feel to it.

Pretty hairstyle for a wedding or prom.  The braided flower corsage.

Although this style looks quite intricate, it is actually not extremely difficult to complete.  If you can do a waterfall twist, a standard 3 strand braid, a bun, and a ponytail, you can do this.

My favorite part of this hairstyle is how the individual strands from the waterfall twist surround and showcase the braided flower bun in the center, which reminded us of a flower corsage. So beautiful!

Gorgeous half-up formal hairstyle

Top view of the braided rosette....
Unique braided rosette hairstyle tutorial.

Braided Flower Corsage Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 3 medium/small clear elastics
  • 4-6 temporary hair ties or clips to keep things from unraveling while you work.
  • Several bobby pins.  We used miniature pins from Sally Beauty Supply.
  • Pomade, wax, or gel to help with flyaways.
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Jun 24, 2015

Ribbon Swirl Bun Hairstyle Tutorial

Ribbon swirl bun video tutorial

We are excited about our hair tutorial this week, as this style is quite unique and beautiful!  It reminds me a little bit of our pinwheel bun which is one of our all time favorite hairstyles.  ;)

"The Princess" is planning on wearing this "ribbon swirl bun" for her 4th of July hairstyle this year.  Although this is a great holiday hairstyle, it really can be worn for many different occasions. Of course, you can use any color of ribbon, yarn, etc. to accent your bun and change up the look.  For example; elegant sliver or white ribbon would make more of a sophisticated or glamorous updo which would be pretty for a wedding, prom, or other formal occasion.  Brightly colored ribbon is going to stand out and "pop" more for a festive and fun look. I think this hairstyle would also be adorable for Christmas time (using red or green ribbon.) The swirling design reminds me of a lollipop!  If you want to add more than one color, you can definitely do that as well. Or if you prefer not to use ribbon at all, 2 strands of hair could be used to accent the bun instead. If you are a dancer or gymnast, this style would be great for dance recitals and competitions!

Gorgeous ribbon swirl bun hairstyle

As mentioned in our video (below) there are several different methods you could use to finish this bun.  We chose to keep things simple for our tutorial. But, if you are wanting something more intricate, you could braid, twist, roll and pin, or even make a starburst (or never ending) braid with the remaining ends!

We love the waterfall ribbon twist braid (which was used to create the swirl design in this bun) and have used it in several other hairstyles on our blog.  The "waterfall ribbon twist rainbow ponytail" and the "Aztec carousel braid" are a couple of examples of how this braid can be utilized in a hairstyle.

Ribbon swirl bun for the 4th of July

Ribbon swirl bun hairstyle video.

Supplies needed to recreate this look:
  • Bun maker. The bun maker or "hair donut" shown in our tutorial can be found in most beauty supply stores and discount stores.  I have actually even seen them at the dollar store from time to time.  If you do not have one, you can cut the toes out of a sock and roll it up to achieve a similar tool.
  • Several bobby pins.
  • Ribbon.  The ribbon we used was 1/4 inch thick and about 4 feet long. 
  • Finishing hair spray, pomade, wax, or gel.  (Optional.)

Ribbon Swirl Bun Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

This hairstyle should work with long hair, medium length hair, straight hair, wavy hair, and possibly curly hair.
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Jun 3, 2015

Side Swept Braided Scissor Waterfall Hairstyle

Side swept braided scissor waterfall hairstyle tutorial

Our video tutorial this week is based on a hairstyle that has been on our "to do list" for quite awhile now.  We have been seeing this "side swept" look all over Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, etc. and of course, we had to give it a try!  Several different variations of this style have been popular on social media recently, including a regular waterfall braid variation, as well as a waterfall twist.

And, ever since posting the "scissor waterfall braid" several months ago, we have been wanting to do a tutorial on a "braided scissor braid" using micro braids as well (which is a variation of the original "waterfall scissor braid" and is shown in our tutorial today.)  So, we decided to combine the 2 techniques into one video, and the "side swept braided scissor waterfall" was born!  I think this variation of the side swept look has to be my favorite of all the braids we have tried with this style so far! I love that this "braided scissor braid" looks really unique and intricate, even though it isn't all that complicated to do.

Scissor waterfall braid side swept hairstyle

Depending on your outfit and how you style the braid; This hairstyle can be worn as a relaxed, effortless, casual, messy bohemian type of look.  Or, as more of a special occasion, fancy, glamorous hairstyle. I could even see this working for Prom, Homecoming, Weddings, photos, etc.. 

As mentioned in our video below, we used some overnight Dutch braids to create our heatless waves/curls for the base of this style, as we wanted more of a textured look.  You can leave your hair straight, or add curls from a curling wand/curing iron if you prefer.

Waterfall scissor braid using micro braids

And...We wanted to share a "front view" of this hairstyle for you, since it is sort of hard to completely see what is going on from the side of this one.  ;)

side swept braided hairstyle, front view

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 4 temporary hair ties or clips to help keep the ends of the braids from unraveling while you work.
  • 2 small, clear, hair elastics.
  • We used overnight braids to create our curls/waves.  But, you can use any curling method you desire if you want curls. (curling iron, curling wand, curlers, etc.)
  • Finishing hairspray, pomade, gel, etc.

Side Swept Braided Scissor Waterfall Hairstyle Video Tutorial:  Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

In the photos below, we did the "braided scissor waterfall" in more of a "standard" fashion, across the back of her head, using straight hair (to more fully show the details of this gorgeous braid.)

Scissor waterfall braid using micro braids

scissor waterfall using micro braids tutorial
video tutorial, scissor waterfall using micro braids

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