Feb 20, 2019

How To Make A Fishtail Chain Braid Ponytail Hairstyle

Cute back to school hairstyle! Fishtail chain braid ponytail hair tutorial.

Today's hair tutorial is a beautiful and easy braided ponytail hairstyle that we have been seeing all over Instagram recently.  We fell in love with it when we first saw it and have had a few requests for a tutorial, so we knew we wanted to do a video on this style!

This ponytail is so pretty and unique looking and the best part is that it is much easier to make than it looks.  If you want to cut down on some time, you could use regular 3 strand braids or twist braids instead of fishtail braids (as they are so gorgeous, but a little more time consuming.)

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

This ponytail style would be great for casual occasions as well as formal events. For a more polished look, hair could be wrapped around the top of the ponytail before you start braiding.

Adorable fishtail chain braid ponytail hair tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 medium size hair tie for the top of the ponytail.
  • Several medium/small hair elastics. The amount will depend on the length of hair you are working with and how many loops or links you will be making in the chain braid.
  • Hair spray, wax, gel, or other product to help with flyaways.
This hairstyle will work best with long to medium length hair.  You could also create this style using a half ponytail if you desire.

Some amazing Instagram accounts we remember seeing this hairstyle on and were inspired by: _ardo_ardo_, tojashair, goudhaartje.nl, ymbook, ryt_rs, my_babygirlshair, hair_glamour1, mita_p_akbari, braidymom, trencitajohnson
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Feb 13, 2019

How To Heart Hairstyle, Double Linked Heart Ponytail

Double linked heart ponytail hairstyle for Valentine's Day.

We wanted to share one more cute, last minute, heart hairstyle today before Valentine's Day is over! Have you decided how you are going to wear your hair for Valentine's this year?

In this tutorial, we are using a technique we saw on "Cute Girls Hairstyles" a few years ago to make these hearts. We love this double linked heart ponytail because it is adorable and fairly quick and easy to create.

Double Linked Heart Ponytail Video Tutorial:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

In our video we show 2 ways this heart ponytail can be worn. If you have long hair, you could actually add another set of hearts beneath the braids for a 3rd variation.

Cute heart hairstyle for Valentine's Day!

Cute and easy heart hair for Valentine's Day.

To complete this heart ponytail, you will need a medium size hair tie and several small hair elastics. That's it!

We have been "hair blogging" for 11 years now! And during each January/February of those 11 years, we have posted several heart shaped or heart themed hairstyles.... which adds up to a lot of hearts. I actually counted over 40 heart hairstyles on our site so far! So, if you are looking for more heart hair ideas, click on our Valentine's hairstyles to see more. (Some of them are from before we started doing YouTube and are picture tutorials only.)

Obviously this hairstyle would be cute for Valentine's Day, but could also be worn for other occasions. I'm thinking this would be adorable for a flower girl at a wedding or just a regular school day.
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Feb 6, 2019

Real TYME Iron VS Knock Off! Comparison and Review

Today we are reviewing and comparing a name brand TYME Iron Pro against an off brand iron called a "twist straightening iron."

If you watched our video from a few weeks ago, you know that we unknowingly purchased a "fake" iron and did a review video of that product.  After posting the video, we were contacted by TYME and asked if we would like an authentic TYME Iron to compare to the knock off iron that we had purchased.  Our findings and opinions are in the video below...

Real TYME Iron Vs Knoff Off Comparison Video: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

We have all seen the ads on Facebook showing people effortlessly and quickly styling their hair with these irons. As mentioned in our video, there is a learning curve and it does take some getting used to. But after you figure it out, these irons really do curl just like the online videos show! I actually use my TYME iron all the time now and it really does cut down on curling time!

The authentic Tyme Iron can be found here.

The "off brand" twist straightening iron can be found here.

The question is... is it worth spending the extra money to get the real TYME iron vs the fake? 

From the TYME website:

"You'll love the curls, waves and straight styles the TYME Iron Pro creates. Any style is a matter of minutes away...guaranteed! 5-10 minutes will give you curls that last for days (or until you wash your hair again) :)

The TYME Iron Pro includes multiple heat settings for any hair type plus an automatic shutoff (no more uncertain anxiety...it will shut off)! It features professional titanium plates that heat up in 55 seconds. Did we mention it's super pretty, too? šŸ˜

To guarantee your results, we offer FREE one-on-one appointments with our Virtual Stylists who will teach you how to use your Iron and achieve the style you want in the comfort of your own home over a quick video chat. Schedule an appointment at your convenience to get the perfect look for every occasion. We will answer all your hair health questions at the same TYME ;) This is included with your purchase!

We want you to LOVE your TYME Iron Pro which is why we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 1-year warranty. And as a member of the TYME family, you'll always have access to our amazing customer support team.

TYME Iron Pro is everything you've wanted in a hair tool and more. It's TYME ;)

Includes 1-year warranty 30-day money-back guarantee Free shipping Free heat sleeve Free one-on-one StyleTYME session with a virtual stylist

Tech Specs 5 easily adjustable temperature settings: 300°, 325°, 350°, 375°, and 400° F Temperature memory (iron turns on to last used setting) Automatic shutoff after 30 minutes of non-use Professional titanium plates Heats up in 55 seconds Dual voltage: accepts both 110-120V and 220-240V"

So, what do you think? Is it worth the extra money to buy the authentic name brand? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Jan 30, 2019

Side Swept Formal Hairstyle For Prom

Side Swept #Prom Hairstyle.  Easy Video Tutorial.  So Pretty!
Today's hair tutorial video features a gorgeous side swept Prom hairstyle!  This style is easy enough to do on yourself at home (no braiding required) and fancy enough to wear to a formal dance. This upstyle would be perfect for Prom, Homecoming, Weddings (brides and bridesmaids) Communions, QuinceaƱera, Sweet 16 parties, dates, and other special occasions.  A true Princess Hairstyle!

Side Swept Prom Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

My daughter just turned 16 and will be going to her first semi formal High School dance in a few weeks.  We have been experimenting with several styles and she is trying to decide which one to wear.  So many options! We love this one because it looks pretty from the front and the back.  It would be great for pictures!  We also love that this style is heatless, quick and easy, but looks like you spent a lot of time and effort on it.  Since everything is held together with elastics, I would imagine that this style would hold up to dancing and not fall apart easily as well!  

Gorgeous and easy #hairstyle for #prom. Video instructions.

The trick to making this hairstyle soft, pretty, and slightly messy looking (in a good way) is by gently pulling the twists apart for extra volume and fluff (as shown in our video.)  Your partings and placements of the elastics don't need to be perfect either.  Any imperfections just add to the charm of the style!  Leaving a few wispy strands of hair out around her face will also help soften the style.

We purchased the jeweled rhinestone flower hair clips shown at the end of our tutorial at our local Ross.  Hair decorations or accessories can really make a formal hairstyle go from ordinary to extraordinary...  and can help cover up any "mess ups" in the style as an added bonus.  ;)

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Hair elastics (the amount needed will depend on the length and thickness of your hair.) I would suggest finding clear or elastics similar to your hair color. 
  • Optional hair accessories (clips, pins, jewels, etc.) 
  • Finishing hair spray.
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Jan 16, 2019

Triple Tuck Heart Hairstyle For Valentines Day

Triple tuck heart hairstyle video tutorial. So pretty! #valentines

A cute and easy half up heart hairstyle, perfect for Valentines Day! We love that this triple tuck heart is a little more grown up for teens and women to wear, as well as for little girls of course.

This adorable heart style was inspired by a photo we saw on Instagram by "Pr3ttygirl79." This heart design was created using a simple flip and twist technique which we have used many times before in our heart hairstyles.  But the way the 3 strands are stacked and tucked into the half ponytail is what makes this style unique!  I love the woven look the "tucking" creates.  So pretty.  The best part?  No braiding required!

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

Adorable hairstyle for Valentine's Day! Triple tuck heart hair. Video tutorial. #hearthairstyle #valentinesday

Cute and easy heart hairstyle for Valentines Day! Video tutorial. Triple tuck heart hairstyle.

 Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • The tool we used to bring the sections through is called a "topsy tail" (affiliate.) As annotated in our video tutorial, you will want to stagger where you are pulling the strands through to keep the sections separate. If you do not have a topsy tail, you could use your fingers.
  • 4 small/medium hair elastics.
  • Hair product to help with flyaways.

We have been "hair blogging" for 11 years now! And during each January/February of those 11 years, we have posted several heart shaped or heart themed hairstyles.... which adds up to a lot of hearts. I actually counted over 40 heart hairstyles on our site so far! So, if you are looking for more Valentine's hair ideas, click over to our Valentines Day Hairstyles collection to see more. (Some of them are from before we started doing YouTube and are picture tutorials only.)

Obviously this hairstyle would be cute for Valentine's Day, but could also be worn for other events. I'm thinking this would be adorable for a wedding (flower girls, bridesmaids, etc.) This would also be cute for a school dance, Prom, Homecoming, communion or other special occasions.
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Jan 9, 2019

We bought a fake Tyme Iron!

"Fake" Tyme iron review and tutorial

Do "knock off" 2 in 1 straighteners and curling irons work? Today we are giving our review and tutorial of an off brand iron that looks a lot like the original Tyme iron called a "twist straightening iron." Watch our video below to see what we think!

The authentic Tyme Iron can be found on Amazon (affiliate) here

The twist straightening iron shown in our video can be found on Amazon (affiliate) here

As mentioned in our video, we were unaware that we were purchasing the "fake" until after we bought it.  We had seen the ads on Facebook showing people effortlessly and quickly styling their hair with these irons and we wanted to try it. We thought we had bought it on sale, but later found out that the one we purchased was a knock off brand.  Spoiler alert... the iron does work and we have learned to love the way it curls.  But, we have only owned it for a few weeks, so I can't say how long it will last.  I'm assuming the Tyme iron is built better and they offer a warranty.  Also, 2 in 1 hair curlers and straitening irons that are set up like this have a pretty significant learning curve.  It took me a lot of struggling to get it right.  I've heard if you purchase a Tyme iron, they offer 1 on 1 tutorials through face time for free! The knock off versions do not offer that.

Some stats on the iron we bought from the website:

*2 in 1 Curling Irons & Hair Straightener, can Straightening and curly hair.
*3D Concave & Convex plate heating surface, Straighten hair more smooth, Curl hair more dynamic.
*4 adjustable temperature settings for all types hair: 140℃(285℉),180℃(356℉),200℃(392℉),220℃(428℉)
* Dual voltage and 360° swivel salon grade cord, 2.5m power line. *Compact size with light weight, suitable for business or travel.
* Create any hairstyle in minutes, from loose beach waves to tight ringlet curls, meets different occasions like dating, party, club or meeting.

In our tutorial, we show how to use the iron on someone else (not yourself.) If you want to curl your own hair, the steps are the same, you just need to switch your thumb to the opposite side of the iron (behind the power button.)

P.S. The doll we used in this tutorial is called "my salon doll" and has real human hair.  Do not attempt to use heat tools on a regular doll... it won't end well!

So, what do you think?  Is it worth the extra money to buy the authentic name brand?  I guess only time will tell.
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Jan 2, 2019

Top 15 Hairstyles Countdown Compilation! Princess Hairstyles 2018

 Our annual tradition! Please enjoy a countdown of our top 15 favorite hairstyles that were posted on "Princess Hairstyles" this year.

Tutorial links for each of the hairstyles shown:

#15- Braided faux hawk with heart accent.

#14- 3 strand pull through braid and 5 ways to wear it.

#13- No bobby pin space buns.

#12- Swirling braids half up hairstyle.

#11- Romantic updo with twists and braids.

#10-  Gathered braids half up hairstyle.

#9- Faux hawk fan.

#8- Elastic star and pull through braid.

#7- Greek goddess ladder braid.

#6- Checkerboard dutch braids.

#5- 9 easy hairstyles for school.

#4- Easy spider web hairstyle.

#3- Ribbon chain braid holiday hairstyle.

#2- Braided edge banded fishtail braid.

#1- Bow tie braid ponytail.

Check out our top hairstyles countdown videos from past years!








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Dec 12, 2018

Ribbon Chain Braid Holiday Hairstyles

Ribbon chain braid hairstyles video tutorial.

Hey guys! Today we are sharing another fun Christmas hairstyle idea.  Although, this technique can really be used for any time of the year.  Just change up the color of ribbons for your event, school colors, or holiday! 

This ribbon chain braid is relatively easy to make and would be a pretty accent for tons of hairstyles.  You could add this braid to an updo, a half up hairstyle, a side braid, ponytail, etc.  We have shown this ribbon chain braid with a fishtail braid in our video (below) as an example.

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

Easy ribbon chain braid hair tutorial

Ribbon chain braid with fishtail braid hair tutorial.

Ribbon chain braid or ribbon hair loops video tutorial.

Some tips and tricks: Try to keep the ribbons flat as you are wrapping them around.  If they twist, it won't look as tidy. Also, tying them all the same way will keep things neater.  You can mix different widths, colors and textures of ribbon for different patterns.  You can make the hair loops larger or smaller depending on the look you are going for. And... pomade, gel, wax, or hairspray will help with flyaways.

We have shown several chain or loop hairstyles in the past, dating back to 2008! If you like this concept, you can browse through more chain braids and hairstyle ideas using chains here.
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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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