August 30, 2015

Tornado Twist Hairstyle

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Kamri volunteered to be my model for this week’s twist tutorial, and since it is back-to-school season… she wanted to wear it during the first week of school. The look is inspired by one similar that we saw at NYFW {New York Fashion Week}.

Tornado TwistToday, we will be showing you how to create the Tornado Twist by simply French twisting back the hair on both sides, in a pattern that I will spell out and demonstrate below! Because you will be changing direction in your twist, resulting in a dog leg bend, be sure to pay careful attention during the video.

To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHTornadoTwist

Tornado Twist

Tornado Twist

Tornado Twist

Tornado TwistThis twist hairstyle can be worn by women and girls of all ages, with pretty much any outfit. Depending on how well you pin the style, the look can last fairly well during an active day.

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 ponytail holder 10-15 bobby pins, 2-3 hair pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Hairstyle Tutorial:

 

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by parting hair down the middle, and securing half of the hair out of the way for now…
  2. Near the right temple, begin to twist the hair upward towards the part-line, adding in hair as you go {you want it to look like one contiguous twist, not multiple chunks twisting together}…
  3. Continue twisting, adding in hair, as you work your way around the side of the head {you want to keep the twist about 3 inches above the ear, you do not want the twist to lay close to the hair line…
  4. If it helps, feel free to secure the twist against the head with a few bobby pins {the video shows you how to insert them for lock} as you twist back…
  5. As you are about to add in your last section of hair, and your twist is about to cross over the part line on the back of the head, bring the hair straight down towards the neck {this will create a slight downward angle in the hair, like a dog leg}, and temporarily secure with ponytail holder {or have daughter hold}…
  6. Repeat Steps #2-5 on the other side of the head…
  7. When the second twist is finished, bring both twists together at the nape of the neck and re-secure with your ponytail holder…
  8. Go back to where the to twists create the 90 degree angle, and, using hair pins, pin the twists together {this will give you the tornado twist and shape in the hairstyle {the video shows you exactly how to insert the hair pins}…
  9. Lastly, wrap a small strand of hair around the elastic to hide it, and secure with a bobby pin…
  10. Add hairspray or accessory {if desired}.

Feel free to share this hairstyle if you loved it, and leave a comment below telling us your favorite part of Fall!

Happy Hairdoing!

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August 23, 2015

Easy Fold-Up Braids | Back-to-School Hairstyles

Want a perfect hairstyle for this Back-to-School season? It’s Bailey here today, showing y’all how to create these beautiful Fold-Up Braids on my twin sister, Brooklyn.

Fold Up Braids | Back-to-School Hairstyles

The basics are in a simple Dutch Braid, here we are using two side braids. So, if you already know how to create a basic Dutch Braid, then you can do this hairstyle! With the tails of your two Dutch Braids, you pretty much crossed them and then fold them up on the sides! This looks totally like something you would imagine Greek Goddesses wearing with their white togas!

To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our CGH App, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHFoldUpBraids

Fold Up Braids | Back-to-School Hairstyles

Fold Up Braids | Back-to-School Hairstyles

Fold Up Braids | Back-to-School Hairstyles

I have had my hair short for nearly a year now, so I really can’t wear these braids but Brooklyn has been wearing them a lot lately! What do you think? Anyone with medium-to-long hair can wear it and you can dress it up or down!

Fold Up Braids | Back-to-School Hairstyles

Fold Up Braids | Back-to-School Hairstyles

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 small hair elastics, 10-15 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Video Tutorial:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by parting the hair down the middle the head…
  2. On each side, create a side Dutch Braid and finish them off into simple braids, secured with hair elastics…
  3. Then take the two braid tails and cross the left one under the right, taking the left one up and laying it directly under the original Dutch Braid on that right side…
  4. Secure the braid into place using a few bobby pins…
  5. On your free simple braid tail now on that side, right below where the braid meets the beginning of the Dutch Braid, take the end and fold it under being careful to tuck the braid ends underneath, and secure with more bobby pins…
  6. Repeat Steps #3-5 on the other side, making sure that your folds are equal from the front…
  7. Add hairspray {if desired}.

If you have any hairstyle ideas you would love to see us post here, please feel free to comment below!

Happy Hairstyling!

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August 16, 2015

Infinity Braid Tieback | Back-to-School Hairstyles

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We started this week’s tutorial with a base of curls, and then used a braid you’ve all heard of before, the Infinity Braid. We created two of them, and pulled them back into an adorable tieback.

Infinity Braid Tieback | Back-to-School Hairstyles

If you’ve been here with us for awhile, you’ll know that Tiebacks have been some our most favorite hairstyles over the years.  They just have such a beautiful yet subtle look, as they pull the hair out of your face and add that perfect accent to straight, wavy, or curly hair.

To see your own photo recreations of this hairstyle featured in our CGH App, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHInfinityTieback

Infinity Braid Tieback | Back-to-School Hairstyles

Infinity Braid Tieback | Back-to-School Hairstyles

Infinity Braid Tieback | Back-to-School Hairstyles
As you watch the video, pay particular attention to a few of the tips we give you to getting the braid to look right. I also show you how I use this technique as a cute side braid.

The Infinity Braid Tieback is perfect for women and girls of all ages. It can also be worn in any number of hairstyle combinations. Because the braid itself uses quite a bit of hair length to get the infinity stitching, I would recommend that you have long to medium hair for this hair style.

Infinity Braid Tieback | Back-to-School Hairstyles

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 small hair elastics, hairspray and accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 7-10 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Video Tutorial:

Step-by-Step Instruction:

  1. Begin by parting hair in the middle…
  2. Part out a rectangle shape on either side of the center line {I leave about 1-1.5 inches of hair down above the ear, the rest can go into the newly parted section}…
  3. Divide the rectangle hair section into two strands…
  4. Then divide off another small strand of hair off the top section nearest to part line {this is now your wrapping strand}…
  5. Now take that 3rd strand of hair, and bring it over the section next to it and down through the middle of the two strands {if you take the strand under first, it will not look correct in the end}..
  6. Then bring that same strand of hair under the lower section of hair, and wrap it up and over and thru the middle again.
  7. Continue Steps #5-6, winding in essentially a figure eight pattern, over and over again…
  8. As you move down the braid, be sure to cinch each stitch up tightly against the stitch before it {you don’t want any spacing between your stitches}…
  9. When you begin to run out of hair, or the strand begins to visually look thinner, pull out another small strand of hair from the bottom section and add it into the wrapping strand {this will not only add fullness back to the strand, but it will also add more length to it as well}…
  10. Continue Steps #5-9, over and over again until you complete the length of hair you want in the braid…
  11. Repeat the Infinity Braid on the other side of the head…
  12. Then, flatten out the braids and secure them at the back of the head with an elastic…
  13. Lastly, loosen any leftover braid from below the elastic, add hairspray and an accessory {if desired}.
  14. OPTIONAL: Add curls as a base to the hairstyle.

You can also do this as a side braid on yourself or in a ponytail, which holds up super well for dance, gymnastics, and other sports. This is a hearty braid! Please also be sure to leave a comment below telling us when your kids go back to school!

Happy Hairstyling!

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August 13, 2015

Back-to-School Backpack + MacBook Air GIVEAWAY!

My twin daughters, Brooklyn & Bailey, are each giving away 1 matching backpack, including all the supplies in them AND a MacBook Air, in their latest YouTube video! That’s two wonderful prizes you can win!

Backpack Giveaway

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