Apr 25, 2018

Flower Girl Hairstyles! 5 Braided Rose Hairstyles, Part 2

5 cute flower girl #hairstyles, rose braids #flowergirl

Today we are sharing 5 more cute hairstyles using braided flowers! We didn't realize how many hairstyles using flower braids we had done until we started looking through our blog, and we didn't want to leave any of these out. So we decided to make a part 2 of our braided flower hairstyles series! If you missed part 1 (which includes 5 more hairstyles) you can find that here: Braided Flower Hairstyles, Part 1.

We thought all of these styles would be so cute for Spring (or any time you want to wear gorgeous rosettes in your hair!)  These would be great hairstyles for flower girls, brides, the Prom, Homecoming, recitals, school, church, communions, etc.

5 Braided Rose Hairstyles (Part 2) Video Tutorials: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



These hair tutorials are a compilation of flower braid hairstyles we have shared in the past on our channel (some are fairly recent and some date back several years.) We love going through our hairstyle archives, as I'm sure some of you have forgotten about these styles, or have never seen them. We like to group similar styles together to make it easy for you to find that perfect hairstyle for your special occasion!

Hairstyles included in this video (with timestamps)

#1 Double Twist Top Knot With Rope Braid Flower 0:07

Double twist top knot hair tutorial

#2 Dutch Braided Rose Hairstyle 1:11

Dutch braided rose hair tutorial

#3 Romantic Side Swept Braided Rose With Curls 2:24

Side swept braided rose hairstyle with curls, tutorial

#4 Braided Rosette Half Up Hairstyle 4:03

Braided rosette half up hair tutorial

#5 Winding Lace Braid With Rosette Accent 5:18

Winding lace braid hairstyle with rosette accent

All of the hair flowers in this video are made basically the same way... by rolling up a standard braid into a rosette bun. But as you can see, the variations of what you can do with these roses is endless!  These hairstyles will work best with long, or medium length hair.  Hairstyle #1 can be done on fairly short hair.  

P.S. If you would like more detailed tutorials for any of these hairstyles, we do have the originals on our YouTube channel (which are slower and each step is explained using commentary.)

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Apr 18, 2018

5 Braided Flower Hairstyles For Spring!

5 cute #braid #rose #hairstyles. Video tutorials.

Today we are sharing 5 of our favorite hairstyles using braided flowers, or flowers made from hair! We thought all of these styles would be so cute for Spring (or any time you want to wear gorgeous rosettes in your hair!) These would be great hairstyles for Flower girls, brides, the Prom, Homecoming, recitals, school, church, communions, etc.

5 Flower Braid Hairstyles, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




These hair tutorials are a compilation of flower braid hairstyles we have shared in the past (some are fairly recent and some date back several years.) We love going through our hairstyle archives, as I'm sure some of you have forgotten about these styles, or have never seen them. We like to group similar styles together to make it easy for you to find that perfect hairstyle for your special occasion!

Hairstyles included in this video:

 #1 Side swept french braid flower

Side swept #frenchbraid #flower video instructions.

#2 Triple rosette half up hairstyle 

Triple rosette #halfuphairstyle tutorial. #flowergirlhairstyle

#3 French braid top knot with braided flower 

French braid top knot with braided flower hairstyle.

 #4 Double lace braided roses hairstyle

Double lace braid roses hairstyle. Video instructions.

#5 Braided flower updo 

Braided #flower #updo hair tutorial.

 All of the hair flowers in this video are made basically the same way... by rolling up a standard braid into a rosette bun and pinning it. But as you can see, the variations of what you can do with these roses are endless!

 If you love these hairstyles, be sure to check back next week as we have 5 more super cute braided flower hairstyles to share with you!

 P.S. If you would like more detailed tutorials for any of these hairstyles, we do have the originals on our YouTube channel (which are slower and each step is explained using commentary.)
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Apr 4, 2018

3 Strand Pull Through Braid Tutorial And 5 Ways To Wear It!

3 strand pull through braid video instructions and 5 ways to wear it.

Today we are showing how to make a 3 strand pull through braid and 5 cute hairstyle ideas for finishing the style. We have shown a standard pull through braid tutorial as well as the reverse braid on our blog in the past, but have not filmed this 3 strand variation up until now. We first saw this awesome and original braid by @prettylittlebraids on Instagram. This is probably our favorite variation of the pull through braid since it looks so full, gorgeous, and voluminous! This edgy braid has the look of a "faux hawk" and would be great hairstyle for dance competitions and other sports. Since this braid is tethered with elastics all the way down, it holds up really well to most activities.

3 Strand Pull Through Braid Video Tutorial & 5 Ways To Style It: (Click here to watch the video on YouTube.)




This braid could be used to create many different hairstyles and can be worn along the scalp in a "french braid" look, or in a ponytail without adding in hair from the sides of the braid. We have included 5 tutorials in our video (above) for some of our favorite ways to wear this braid: 

 1. 3 strand pull through braid faux hawk with ponytail.
Cute 3 strand pull through braid faux hawk and ponytail tutorial.

 2. 3 strand pull through braid and flip braid combo.
3 Strand pull through braid and flip braid or faux fishtail instructions.

 3. Pull through and fishtail braid combo.
3 strand pull through and fishtail braid combo. (Video tutorial.)

4. Pull through ponytail with micro braids.
3 strand pull through braid ponytail with micro braids.

 5. Standard 3 strand pull through braid from top to bottom.
3 strand pull through braid video instructions.  Cute hairstyle for sports.

A few tips and tricks: If you prefer to use less elastics, it is possible to gather a new section at the same time you are securing the 3 strands. But, I have found it much easier to make all of the ponytails first and then double up on the elastics as you make the braid. Everything seems to turn out neater and smoother when I do it this way. Also, as mentioned in our video, the braid turns out better for me when I stretch out each individual section before moving on to the next (as it prevents the layer beneath the one you are working on from being disturbed as you are stretching the strands out.)

Supplies needed to recreate these hairstyles:
  • Several medium size, clear (or similar to the color of hair you are working with) elastics.  The amount will depend on the style chosen and the length of hair you are working with. 
  • Hairspray, gel, hair wax, etc. to help control flyaways.
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Mar 21, 2018

Hair Hack! Make A Pull Through Braid Using Half The Elastics

Pull through braid hack! Use half the elastics. Video tutorial.

Hey guys! We love the look of the pull through braid... but hate taking out all of those elastics at the end of the day.  Today's tutorial or "hair hack" shows how to make a pull through braid ponytail hairstyle using only 1/2 of the elastics you would normally need!  This will hopefully save you some time, frustration, and damage to your hair the next time you want to wear a pull-through braid.

How To Make A Pull Through Braid Using 1/2 The Elastics, Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.




Hair hack! Pull through braid using half the elastics. Video instructions.

How to make a pull through braid using half the elastics.

How to make a pull through braid with 1/2 the elastics tutorial. Hairstyle hack!

The trick to this hair cheat is adding elastics to only one strand of the braid instead of both strands (like you normally would.) As mentioned in our video (above) you will need to be careful to keep your strands separated and on the same side of the braid from the top to the bottom, or this will end up looking more like a regular 3 strand braid, and less like a pull through.  We recommend stretching the sides of this braid for a more voluminous and glamorous look. 

Hope you love this hack!
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Mar 14, 2018

Half Up Hairstyle For Long and Medium Hair - Swirling Braids!

Half up braided hairstyle tutorial. Swirling braids.

For today's hairstyle tutorial, we have combined a simple knotting technique and some braids to create a gorgeous and unique braided half up hairstyle for long and medium length hair.

We're loving the intricate "criss cross" look of these swirling braids!  I could see this working as an everyday hairstyle for school, or for special occasions (Prom, Homecoming, recitals, church, weddings, communions, etc.)

Swirling Braids Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




This style is surprisingly easy and fairly quick to make and should hold up decently well, since it is secured with braids on both sides of the delicate knot.

As mentioned in our video tutorial (above) the trick to getting this hairstyle to look nice and to stay in place, is all in how you tie the knot and cross the strands underneath before you start braiding.  We also suggest stretching the strands in the knot for a more voluminous and elegant looking style. 

Hairstyle for Prom or Homecoming. Swirling braids video tutorial.

Swirling braids half up hairstyle tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 2 small hair elastics (preferably clear or similar to the hair color you are working with.)
  • Temporary clip to hold hair while you are braiding.
  • Depending on the texture of hair you are working with, you may want to add hair product before you start braiding to help prevent flyaways.
    Pretty #promhairstyle! Swirling braids half up hairstyle tutorial.
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Mar 7, 2018

7 Prom Hairstyles!


7 Prom Hairstyles. Simple video tutorials #prom #promhair #curls #promhairstyle #updo #braids #halfup

Today we are sharing 7 hairstyles for Prom (or your next formal dance!)  A compilation of easy and elegant updos, half up hairstyles, and side swept hairstyles for special occasions. We have pulled together some of our favorite romantic hairstyles with twists, braids, and curls which are glamorous, sophisticated, and fancy. These styles are similar to something you might see on the red carpet, but can be created quite easily in your own home! These gorgeous styles would be great for many occasions such as Prom, Homecoming, Weddings (bridal, bridesmaids, and flower girls) recitals, communions, holidays, date night, Instagram photos, etc.

7 Hairstyles for Prom, Video Tutorials: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)




In our step by step hair tutorials above, we use a topsy tail for a few of the styles.  These tools can be found online here: Topsy Tail (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, although the tool does make it easier.

We used a reverse curling wand to create the curls shown in a few of the styles which can be found here: Reverse Curling Wand (affiliate.)    Of course, you can also use a regular curling iron, heatless curls, or natural curls... whatever you prefer!

Hairstyle ideas included in this video w/ timestamps:

#1 Romantic Twist Half Up 0:04
#2 Easy Twist Updo 1:50
#3 Scalloped Princess Braids and Curls 3:27
#4 Romantic Updo With Twists And Braids 4:50
#5 Braided Flower Updo 6:34
#6 French Braid Tuck 8:01
#7 Side Swept Braided Rose Hairstyle 8:59

We hope you enjoyed these fancy formal styles.  Now all you need is a dress!
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Feb 28, 2018

Quick and Easy Hairstyle For School - Simple Gathered Braids Tutorial

Quick and easy braided hairstyle for school. #braids #backtoschool #hairstyles #5minutehairstyles

We love easy school hairstyles and hope you'll like this super quick "gathered braids" tutorial. (No french braiding skills required.) Braids are trendy and popular and so cute for elementary, middle, jr high, and high school students right now! 

I have realized over the years that we sometimes forget to post some of our favorite and most simple hairstyles! We know many of you are always looking for back to school hair ideas and this is one that my daughter has been wearing for years.

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




This is a great DIY hairstyle for beginners. She has been able to do this style on herself since about middle school age.  Nothing super creative or extravagant, but a fun every day style for busy school mornings.  This style is also versatile in that it can be changed up if you know how to do different braids.  You could use rope braids, fishtail braids, 4-strand/5-strand etc. (Instead of regular 3 strand braids). You can also stretch the braids out for a fuller/more voluminous look if you desire.  My daughter's favorite way to wear this style is to add some curls in the hair underneath the braids using her curling wand.  Since her hair is so fine, the curls help to make her hair look thicker when she wears her hair half up like this.

Cute and easy half up braided hairstyle tutorial.

Cute half up hairstyle tutorial using braids. #hairtutorial #braids #easyhairstyle

Easy back to school hairstyle. Gathered braids video tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 5 small/medium hair elastics. (Preferably clear or similar to your hair color.)
  • Hairspray, gel, hair wax, or other product to help prevent flyaways.

Hope you enjoyed this princess hairstyle!  See you all next week.
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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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