November 22, 2015

Braid Flip Combo Hairstyle

Today we’ll teach you a hairstyle we call the Braid Flip Combo. It is one of our easiest hairstyles, yet the combo looks like it took awhile to create.

Braid Flip Combo | Easy HairstylesI love hairstyle combos because you can take 2-3 hairstyle basics {braid, bun, accent, flip, etc} and combine them into a new look. This combo incorporates two simple braids into a tieback, a simple ponytail flip under, and a hair wrap to cover the ponytail holder.

Braid Flip Combo | Easy Hairstyles

Braid Flip Combo | Easy Hairstyles

Braid Flip Combo | Easy HairstylesThe Braid Flip Combo is perfect on straight hair, waves, or curly hair, and would be perfect for any occasion. You can dress it up or down, depending on where you are going.

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

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 small hair elastic, w pony tail holder, 1 small bobby pin, and hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Video Tutorial:


Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin with hair down, and pick up a section near the temple on the side of the head and create a regular three strand braid…
  2. Create another 3-strand braid on the other side of the head, and secure the two braids together with a hair elastic into a tieback in the back center of the head {flip this braided section over onto the top of the head temporarily, so that it is out of the way}…
  3. Pull all remaining hair to the back of the head and secure into a loose a ponytail with a ponytail holder {feel free to leave a few strand of hair out to frame the face to soften the look}…
  4. Now, create a hole in the middle of the ponytail, just above the rubber band, and flip the ponytail down through it… creating a flip in the hair.
  5. Now lower the braid back down and tuck it through the ponytail flip as well, making it look like the braids were flipped at the same time…
  6. At this point, tug, pull, and loosen the hair a little that goes into the flip {to help it look more full and mature looking}…
  7. Feel free to add a ribbon or bow to hide the elastic, or use a strand of hair from the ponytail to wrap the elastic and secure with a bobby pin.
  8. Add hairspray {if desired}.

If you love this tutorial, please be sure to let us know by leaving a comment below! Please also let us know of your go-to hairstyle!

Happy Hairstyling!

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November 19, 2015

Christmas Pinspiration Party & Giveaway!

Mark your calendars and


for December 3rd!

Get comfy, grab a treat or two, and get ready to PARTY with us!! Party? What party you may ask? Well boy-oh-boy do we have an amazing announcement coming your way!! Because we are over-the-top-excited to bring you the one and only……

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with your ALL-TIME Favorite Bloggers!

Remember the phenomenal MUST-FOLLOW Pinterest Group Board filled with anything and everything that your heart could ever desire? Well we have ALL teamed up AGAIN {Plus 4 FABULOUS guest bloggers} to throw you another LIVE PARTY on PINTEREST!!

We always have an absolute BLAST with all of our readers at these parties so we decided that it had been FAR TOO LONG since we last partied all together!! I mean really?! Who doesn’t love an amazing, must-attend, thrilling party, from the comfort of their home {and yoga pants!}? Am I right ladies?? Pull out your virtual party hats and get your pinning-fingers ready because we are going to par-tay….


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That’s right- this night is alllll about Christmas! We have partnered up to bring you the most inspiring ideas out there including: easy Christmas gift ideas, yummy holiday recipes, fun family traditions, festive home decor, free holiday printables, to-die-for hair tutorials, and so So SO MUCH MORE!

OH! And guess what!?!

That is not all!! Because you better believe there is a GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY that is TOTALLY worthy of crushing on!! {Trust me you are going to want this one!!}

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The wonderful Imperial Sugar has ALSO partnered up with us and all of these amazing bloggers to sponsor this FANTASTIC Christmas Baking Giveaway! Yep, one LUCKY winner will be fully prepped to rock all of your holiday recipes with this AMAZING GRAND PRIZE in hand, made possible only because of the amazing folks over at Imperial Sugar!!

But that’s not all… EVERYONE’S A WINNER!

That’s right- everyone who parties with us will also get their hands on some gorgeous party favors!! {Designed specially for you by the oh-so-talented Sara with Somewhat Simple} Just you WAIT!!!!! They are to-die-for & you will DEFINITELY use ALL of them this Christmas season! Just look at these beautiful designs!!

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So, mark your calendars for December 3rd!

…and check out all of bloggers involved in the meantime! Because let me tell you…. are gonna fall in LOVE with ALL of them!

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Are you as excited as we are?! A FUN Christmas-themed pinning party that all of you can attend from the comfort of your own home- I mean what’s not to love?!

**IMPORTANT: Make sure that you fill out the form at the bottom of this post to get your invite to the Christmas Pinspiration Party and all the information on how it works! You’ll also receive a few reminders to make sure you don’t forget! PLUS registering will automatically hook you up with the amazing FREE digital party favors made by Sara with Somewhat Simple that you’ll receive at the close of the party!**

**All you need to worry about today is entering this

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**Winners will be announced at the close of the party.**

It’s SUPER easy to enter!
1. Follow ALL of the bloggers in the widget below {you get entries for the grand prize with each blogger you follow}
2. Be present at the party {a.k.a. watching the pinning countdown on our group board from your computer or mobile device} to claim your prize!
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November 15, 2015

How to Create a Dutch Starburst Braid

For this hairstyle tutorial, we will be showing you how to create a Dutch Starburst Braid. This is a variation of a braid that has been around for awhile. In fact, in March 2013 we showed you how to do a French Starburst Braid with a very similar look.

Dutch Starburst Braid | HairstylesWe opted for Dutch Braids just to give the starburst a little more pop. Getting the two braids to look like they connect in front can be often difficult. Don’t worry, if you watch how I start the second braid, I will show you a stitching trick to help combine the two braids seamlessly.

Dutch Starburst Braid | Hairstyles Dutch Starburst Braid | Hairstyles Dutch Starburst Braid | HairstylesTo see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHDutchStarburstBraid

Kamri was my model today, and she wore this braid during her soccer game and it held up very well.

Dutch Starburst Braid | HairstylesItems Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 ponytail holder, 1 small hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Video Tutorial:


Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin with the hair slightly parted off to one side, then part out a circle around the crown of the head {about  1 inch from the hairline}, and secure with a ponytail holder…
  2. Evenly spread the hair from the ponytail over the elastic so that it lays evenly all around the head…
  3. Now, go back to your offset part and pick up two small sections of hair from the ponytail, and then  one section from the bang hair, outside ponytail {these effectively become your 3 strands for the Dutch braid}…
  4. Now begin a regular Dutch braid by adding in ponytail hair to the top strand, and base hair into the bottom strand for each stitch…
  5. Work your way back around the crown of the head until you reach the rear center, then temporarily finish off that hair into a regular 3-strand braid with a hair elastic.
  6. Go back to the initial front part line, and begin the same Dutch braid on the opposite side of the head, but take your top strand and thread it through the first stitch of your first Dutch braid {this helps anchor the braid and helps give a seamless stitch…
  7. Repeat Steps #4-5 on the this opposite side…
  8. Now with both temporary 3-strand braids in your hand, pull off the elastics and combine them by  making either a fishtail or a regular 3-strand braid…
  9. Secure with a hair elastic, and add hairspray {if desired}.

If you loved this braid, please leave a comment below telling us what hairstyle you would like to see next!

Happy Hairstyling!

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November 08, 2015

French Twist into Side Braid

I am Mindy’s third daughter, Kamri, age 12, and today is my first ever tutorial on Cute Girls Hairstyles, and I will be teaching you how to create a French Twist into a Side Braid!

DN0A6880This hair style is super easy to do, a true beginner style.  From start to finish, this braid literally takes me only one minute to do. It is an easy one to do on those mornings where you have very little time before leaving for school or work. I’ve have been wearing this hairstyle on myself for the past year.

French Twist into Side BraidYou can begin with the hair wet or dry, either is fine. I then began with a French Twist, the bumpy kind, and then finished it off with a simple side braid. My friends at school know me for this hairstyle, and it holds up super well for sports, too!

French Twist into Side Braid French Twist into Side Braid French Twist into Side BraidTo see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHFrenchTwistSideBraid

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 small hair elastics, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 1-2 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Video Tutorial:


Step-by-Step Instruction:

  1. Part hair slightly off to one side, your preference, and begin with your hair combed out to detangle any knots {can be done on either wet or dry hair}…
  2. Near the part line, pick up two sections of hair and begin French twisting one piece over the other {I twist away from my face}, with each time you cross the strands, make sure to add in some hair from the bottom into the front piece.
  3. Continue this technique, in Step #2, as you work your way down the hair line next to your face….
  4. When you get down to just right behind your ear, stop twisting the hair, and swoop all the remaining hair form the other side over your shoulder and add it into the bad of the twist {gathered like you were going to add a ponytail holder}…
  5. Then, divide the hair into three even sections and begin a regular 3-strand braid…
  6. Continue braiding until you run out of hair and secure with an elastic…
  7. Add hairspray, if desired.

How did I do? If you would like to see more tutorials from me, Kamri, please be sure to let me know in the comment section below!

Happy Hairdoing!

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