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!

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Thanks so much for reading our blog and watching our YouTube channel! We love you all. <3
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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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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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