Dec 5, 2018

Snowflake and Candy Cane Hairstyles For Christmas!

Snowflake Hair and Candy Cane Braid Video Tutorials

Today we are sharing 2 of our favorite Christmas hairstyles that we are guessing many of you have not seen (as we know a lot of you are new to our hairstyle blog!)  We have edited these holiday styles as quick mini tutorials for those of you who are short on time and just want the general gist on creating the styles.

Snowflake and Candy Cane Hairstyles, Video Tutorials: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

If you are wanting more detailed explanations on either hairstyle, we have the original full step by step tutorials with commentary linked below:

Our snowflake ponytail was originally posted in 2014. This pretty snowflake hairstyle is one of our all time favorites and even though my daughter is a teenager now, she says she would still wear it. You will get lots of compliments if you try this one!

Pretty snowflake ponytail hairstyle video tutorial

This Candy Cane Braid was originally posted in 2011.This 4 strand braid is beautiful.  I love the striped design that can be created by using 2 strands of ribbon.  We posted this braid when my daughter's hair was fairly short.  If you have longer hair, this braid turns out even more awesome.

Candy Cane braid video tutorial

Hope you are all enjoying the holiday season!
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Nov 28, 2018

3 Christmas Tree Hairstyles In 3 Minutes!

3 Cute Christmas Tree Hairstyle Tutorials!

It's Christmas Hairstyle time! Today we are sharing 3 of our favorite and easiest Christmas tree Hairstyle tutorials.  Each of these hairstyles will turn your hair into a pretty Christmas tree using elastics. No complicated braiding required!

Christmas Tree Hairstyles Video Tutorials: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

These hairstyles would be great for school, Christmas parties, Christmas Eve, opening presents, church services, holiday dinners, concerts, etc.  We love that these trees are all quite subtle and not crazy over the top, so they can be worn for fun parties, as well as more elegant occasions.

Looking for more Christmas and holiday hairstyles?  You can browse through our Christmas hairstyle collection (including candy cane hairstyles, snowflakes, ornaments, and holiday formal hairstyles.)
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Nov 21, 2018

Braided Edge Banded Fishtail (Part 2)

Braided Edge Banded Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Today we are showing a variation of a fun new braid that we posted last week.  If we have to choose, we actually like this version the most. ;)  We love the way the fishtail strands are intricately stacked on this braid.  And although this braid looks like it could be difficult, it is actually quite easy to create!

Braided Edge Banded Fishtail Video Tutorial (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Braided Edge Banded Fishtail Braid, Video Tutorial

As mentioned in our hair tutorial (above) the only difference between this and last week's braid is the way that the fishtail strands are brought in.  Last time we pulled the strands up through the ponytail, which made a reverse fishtail braid.  This time the strands were taken down through the ponytail, creating a standard fishtail braid in each section.
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Nov 7, 2018

Braided Edge Reverse Banded Fishtail Braid

Braided edge reverse banded fishtail braid video tutorial

Today we are sharing a fun new braid! The Braided Edge Reverse Banded Fishtail. 

We love this braid because it is easy, even for beginning braiders, but looks so unique and intricate. It is also less time consuming than most fishtail braids.

Braided Edge Reverse Banded Fishtail Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

You may remember the "twisted edge fishtail braid" we posted several years ago? This was one of our favorite creations and one of the braids we are most proud of on our blog!  This braided edge banded braid is sort of a variation of the twisted edge fishtail.

Braided edge reverse banded fishtail tutorial

This braid can be done in a ponytail style (as shown) or as a half up.  As mentioned in our video, you could also make this using a regular fishtail technique instead of a reverse fishtail (which we hope to show in an upcoming tutorial.)

We love this braid left together as more of a tight and sleek braid. Or lifted and stretched for a more voluminous look, which accentuates all of the details of this braid.
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Oct 17, 2018

2 Spooky Spider Hairstyles For Halloween

2 spider hairstyles for Halloween. Spider web bun and braided spider.

Today we are sharing 2 fun hairstyles for Halloween! These Halloween hairstyles are some of our favorite spooky styles from the past that you may not have seen on our blog, or might have forgotten.

1. The spider web bun.
2. The spider bun hairstyle.

Both of these styles would be great for Halloween parties, school, trick or treating, the month of October, to go with your Halloween costume, or for Crazy Hair Day!

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

Supplies needed to recreate these hairstyles:

*Braided spider bun - Pipe cleaners, squiggly eyes and spider head pom pom (glued to a bobby pin.) Several hair elastics or hair ties.

Braided Spider Hairstyle For Halloween or Crazy Hair Day!

*Spider Web Bun- Hair donut or bun maker, ribbon or yarn, sewing needle, hair elastics or hair ties.

Spider web hairstyle for Halloween.

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?  Do you have your costume yet?
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Oct 3, 2018

Easy Spider Web Hairstyle

Easy #spiderhairstyle tutorial. So cute for #Halloween

Oh no! A spider has spun a web in her hair! ;)

Hey guys!  We love Halloween and look forward to posting Halloween hairstyles each October. This year we wanted a spiderweb hairstyle that would work for teenagers as well as little girls.  You could even wear this style to school or work without being too obnoxious.  Without the plastic spider, this hairstyle would be cute all year round!

Easy Spider Web Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

This Halloween hairstyle is created by using a series of waterfall twist braids.  We love that it only takes a few minutes to spin these braids into a spider web hairstyle.  And the best part... only one elastic to take out when you are done!

#Halloweenhairstyle! Cute spider web hair tutorial. Easy!

Halloween hair! Easy #spiderwebhair. Video tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this spider hairstyle:
  • 1 medium size hair elastic
  • Plastic spider (optional.)  We have found that spider rings work great!
  • Temporary clip to hold the braids while you are working.
  • Hair product to help control flyaways.

Looking for more Halloween hair ideas?  Browse through our Halloween Hairstyles featuring several more spider hairstyles, candy corn hairstyles, Disney Princess hairstyles, a unicorn hairstyle, trolls hair, wonder woman hairstyle, etc.
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Sep 26, 2018

New Super Easy Way To Make Space Buns - No Bobby Pins!

Super easy way to make space buns. No bobby pins!

Today we are sharing a fun and easy new tutorial for making space buns.  We love that this method requires no bobby pins!

This hairstyle is great for all ages and could be used for many occasions. We love that these double buns are popular and stylish for teens right now. So fun! And if you aren't super excited about the pigtail look, you could still use this method to create one bun in a half up style for a toned down variation.

Easy Space Buns Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

New space buns hair tutorial. No Bobby pins!

Cute space buns hairstyle using topsy tail. So Easy!

Easy space buns video tutorial. No bobby pins method.

You may have noticed in our video (above) we used a "topsy tail" to create this style.  This isn't absolutely necessary, but makes it much easier to pull the loops through the elastic.  These tools can be found on Amazon (affiliate.)

This hairstyle will work for medium length, long hair, and even fairly short hair.  If your hair is on the shorter side, we would recommend taking more sections, and only looping them one time each through the elastic.

With Halloween right around the corner, we were thinking these buns could even be used for several different Halloween costumes:  Bears, mice, Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse, dogs, (basically any animals with ears!) You could also use them for rocker chick costumes, barbie, monster high, cheerleaders, fairies, etc, etc.

As mentioned in our tutorial, you can choose to make more of a loose, messy bun type of look, or keep the buns neater for a tight, sleek, coiled bun.  It is up to you!
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Sep 12, 2018

Bow Tie Braid Ponytail Hair Tutorial

Cute bow tie braid ponytail hair tutorial.

This bow tie braid ponytail is so cute and unique, it's sure to bring you compliments!

You may remember the "bow tie braid hairstyle" we posted last year? This bow tie ponytail is a fun variation of that hairstyle.  We are loving this ponytail method as it is easier and quicker than the original (since no french braids or dutch braiding is required.)

Bow Tie Ponytail Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

The day my daughter wore this hairstyle, she had so many people ask her how to do it.  It is definitely an eye catcher!  We think the bows running down the ponytail are absolutely adorable.  This hairstyle is quickly becoming one of our all time favorites!

Pretty bow tie braid ponytail hairstyle. Video instructions.

Bow tie braid ponytail hairstyle by Princess Hairstyles. Video instructions.

This style will work best with long or medium length hair.  As mentioned in our video, you can adjust the number of bows you make (as well as the number of strands forming the bows) to the length and thickness of your own hair. 

We used clear elastics for the center of our hair bows. Colored elastics could also be used for a fun twist.  I think jewels or other hair bling would be so pretty placed in the center of the bows or over the elastics as well.  And of course, if you want to hide the hair tie at the top of the ponytail, you could wrap it with hair before you start braiding.

The best trick we can offer for creating this style is the use of hair product.  We used pomade on each strand before making the bows to keep the flyaways down and to help keep the overall look smooth and sleek.

This hairstyle would be great for school, church, or special occasions. Hope you enjoyed!
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Sep 5, 2018

My Secret Curls! Best Quick and Easy Heatless Curling Method

Quick and Easy No-Heat Curls. Video Tutorial.

This heatless curling method is our top pick for overnight curls. It is so quick and easy and makes perfect curls! We have been experimenting with different no heat curling methods for awhile now and have finally come up with a technique that we love.

Our Secret Curls Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Most curls (without heat) techniques we have tried in the past require sleeping on uncomfortable tight buns, knots, rags, bobby pins, or curlers. We love this method because these small "buns" are loose, and not directly on your head, which doesn't pull or tug on your hair. These work especially well with long hair as you can place them at the ends and not feel any bumps while you sleep.

Our favorite thing about these curls is that it literally takes less than 2 minutes to twist and wrap up your hair, and you only need 2 buns for an entire head of curls. Depending on your preference, you can choose to separate the curls by combing them out, or you can leave the ringlets more intact.

We divided her hair into 2 sections to create these curls. Of course, if you prefer tighter or looser curls, you can adjust the amount of sections to your liking. We feel like pigtails make the perfect curls for her hair, but your hair may be different. The less sections you take, the looser the curls will be.

Supplies needed:
  • Just a few hair ties! You want them strong enough to hold the buns, but made from a soft and stretchy material that won't dent her hair. You'll want to wait several hours for the hair to dry. We usually sleep with these in overnight. As mentioned in our video, you don't want to start with soaking wet hair. Slightly damp works best.
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Aug 22, 2018

9 Easy Hairstyles For School

9 easy hairstyle ideas for school

Today we are sharing 9 cute and easy back to school hairstyles. Lots of simple and cute hairstyle ideas in one video! Trendy and popular braids, twists, knots, and half up hairstyle ideas for school. These are all heatless, 5 minute hairstyles!

This hair tutorial video is a compilation of back to school hairstyle ideas for the 2018 - 2019 school year. We wanted to compile some simple half up hairstyles we have done over the last few weeks into one video to make it easier for you to find in the mornings. All of these tutorials show DIY hairstyles and quick styles that my teen daughter wears on a regular basis. A fun collection of braided hairstyles and every day hair styles for busy school mornings.

9 Easy Hairstyles Video: (Click here to watch the tutorials directly on YouTube.)

Hairstyles w/ video timestamps:

Part 1: #1 Simple double twist with braids 0:05

Simple half up hairstyle tutorial

#2 Single french braid on top with braided accents and wrapped ponytail 1:14

french braid with braided accents, video tutorial

#3 (Continuation of #2) with added lace braids 2:12

cute braided hairstyle for school, video instructions

Part 2: #1 Simple braided net 3:06

Cute and easy braided hairstyle for school

#2 Braided net with connecting lace braids 4:18

Braids for school, video instructions

#3 Center braid with lace braided accents on each side 5:08

cute hairstyle ideas for school

Part 3: #1 Simple half up knot 6:28

Simple half up knot hairstyle video

#2 Center braid with cascading accents 6:49

Pretty and easy hairstyle, video tutorial

#3 Knotted diamond hairstyle 7:50

Cute and unique knotted hairstyle idea

We didn't feel like any of these hairstyles 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, fishtail braid, and dutch braid if you are wanting more detailed instructions. These hairstyles would be great for middle school, high school, and college students, although any age could wear them. Hope you like these back to school hairstyles.
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Aug 15, 2018

3 Cute and Easy Half Up Hairstyles For School!

3 cute and easy half up hairstyles for #backtoschool

Since many of you will be going back to school soon, we wanted to share some cute and easy hairstyles for busy school mornings. Each of these styles are simple and heatless half up half down hairstyles that would be great for girls and teens of all ages (elementary, middle school, junior high, high school, and college!)

3 Cute and Easy Half Up Hairstyles For School, Video Tutorials:  Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

The first hairstyle in this series is a very simple half up knot that literally takes 1 minute to complete. Great for those mornings when you have no time for hair! We have added an elastic at the base of the knot to ensure that the hairstyle will stay secure throughout the day.

Half up hair knot hairstyle. Video instructions.

Hairstyle #2 is a pretty braided half up style with elastic accents and feathered strands. So beautiful but surprisingly easy! This style would be great for special occasions and formal events as well as regular school days. 

Pretty braided half up hairstyle. Easy video tutorial.

This 3rd hairstyle is another half up style using connected knots to form a diamond shape. I think this one is so fun and unique.

Knotted hairstyle tutorial.

Hope you enjoyed these quick and easy hairstyle ideas!
When do you go back to school?
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