Apr 19, 2012

Pretzel Knot Hairstyle

A Celtic Knot, or Pretzel Knot, made from hair!
celtic knot hairstyleThis hair barette (half up) style was inspired by a Youtube video showing how to create a celtic knot bracelet. We actually filmed this hairstyle back in January (for the Princess's Birthday.) I had kind of forgotten about it until I came across an awesome hairstyle on Google Images which used these knots to form a "pretzel knot net!" You can see that style on Pinterest by clicking here: Pinterest hairstyle.

There are many, many different styles that can be created using these hair knots. In the picture below, we made a quick double knot hairstyle. I think this would look so neat on extra long hair to create a long row of knots all the way down!
pretzel knot hairstyleAnd here, we tried a (very shortened) variation of the "knotted net" like the photo on Pinterest. One of these days (when we have some time) the Princess would love to have little pretzels all over her head. ;)
knot made from hairBefore you try this, you may want to know that this knot can be a challenge at first. But don't give up! With practice, it becomes quite easy and quick. It is definitely helpful to spray the hair with water or hair gel before you begin.

Here's the video tutorial:

This would be a cute hairstyle for teens, moms, girls.... all ages! You will need fairly long hair to create the knot. If you are working with shorter hair, I would suggest using strands from the top of the head that are close together (to fully utilize the length.) I have seen this knot called a Carrick Bend, Infinity Knot, Pretzel Knot, Nautical knot, or Celtic Knot. I think this looks most like a pretzel made from hair, so we are going with that. Enjoy!
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Apr 17, 2012

Winding Lace Braid With Rosette Accent

The Winding Snake Braid Hairstyle, With A Braided Flower
braided hair flower hairstyleThis braided hairstyle is a variation we promised of the winding lace braid (or snake braid) we posted a few months ago. I think this would be a cute hairstyle for a flower girl, a wedding, or other special occasion (as the rosette made from hair adds an elegant touch.)
braided headband with flowerWe didn't show much of the "lace dutch braiding technique" in our video (that was used to create the braided headband in this style.) I recommend searching Youtube for a "dutch braid tutorial" if you don't know how to do this. We are planning on filming a how-to dutch braid video at some point, but it may be awhile before we get to it. ;)
hanging braidThe lace braid and hair flower combination video:

After we filmed this style (back in February) a braided flower hairstyle popped up in my subscription box on Youtube (from one of my favorite hairstyling channels) which can be found here: Lilith Moon I wish I would have seen Lilith's variation of the braided rosette before we filmed this style. I love the way she made her rose (by pulling on the strands from only one side of the braid.) I would recommend making the flower accent the same way she did hers if you try this hairdo, as her rose turned out so much neater! We have made several hair flowers since we filmed this style, and Lilith's technique is definitely the way to go!
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A Rainbow Of Flowers Giveaway Winner! (CONTEST NOW CLOSED)

This giveaway has now ended. The winning comment (chosen by random.org) is........

Apr 16, 2012 11:02 AM
My hair is half up and half down. And needs some flowers! :) I like both pages on Facebook.

Congrats, busymomma! Please send an email with your shipping address to: princesshairstyles at gmail dot com.

Thanks, everyone!

Aren't these flowers cute and springlike? Avery's Shoes And Gifts has generously offered to give a complete 7 piece flower clip set (as shown above) to one of our readers. (A flower to go with every outfit!)

How to enter:

Easy entry: Leave a comment telling me how you are wearing your hair right now. ;)

Extra Entries:

*1 entry if you like Avery's Gifts on facebook

*1 entry if you like Princess Hairstyles on facebook

*3 entries for sharing the link to this contest on facebook, twitter, or your blog.

This contest will be open to entries for one day only. We will pull the winner using random.org from all of the comments (under this post) tomorrow, 4/17. Please leave a separate comment for each entry you complete. Also, in the case that you end up being the winner, if you would like me to contact you, please leave an email address with your comments. Good luck!

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