October 04, 2015

Rope Twist Updo | Homecoming Hairstyles

It is Homecoming season for high schools and universities, so we are going to show you a beautiful updo perfect for the dance.

Both my girls were asked to go to Homecoming, so we sat down to plan their hairstyles, dresses, shoes, and accessories. Today’s hairstyle is Bailey’s result of brainstorming, so we will be showing you how to create the Rope Twisted Updo that she wore to last weekend’s Homecoming dance. Bailey told me that she wanted something with twists rather than braids, so the below is what we came up with.

Rope Twisted Updo | Homecoming HairstylesTo see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHRopeTwistUpdo

We have shown you how to make Rope Twists here before, but this updo uses simple ones and a large lace rope braid, which gave us the ultimate look that would be perfect for a wedding, Homecoming, Prom, or any other formal occasion. You can wear this dressed down for work, or by simply adding accessories… this hairstyle can go from from simply beautiful to exquisite!

Rope Twisted Updo | Homecoming Hairstyles

Rope Twisted Updo | Homecoming Hairstyles

Rope Twisted Updo | Homecoming HairstylesBailey received several compliments all day, and especially as she and her group of friends and dates went to dinner and then the dance.

Items Needed: Undo prep, brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 3 small hair elastics, 10-12 bobby pins, accessories and hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 10-12 minutes {not including prep}

Skill Level: Hard

Video Tutorial:


Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by prepping hair for an updo, by adding texture with curls…
  2. Now part the hair slightly off to one side {please do not make it a deep part, you still want most of the hair to fall towards the back of the head}…
  3. Pick up a section in the front near the right of the part line, and divide it into two sections…
  4. Begin a lace rope twist {by twisting both strands toward the back of the head, and then wrap them around each other towards the front of the head}…
  5. Continue to add in hair on the bottom as you create the lace rope twist, going back every few stitches to puff out the elbows of the rope braid {follow the hair line down behind the ear and then around the back of the head, and feel free to bobby pin along the way}…
  6. When you get to about the mid point on the head, stop adding in hair and finish the hair with a simple rope twist and secure with an elastic…
  7. On the opposite side of the head, pick up a small section near the part line and divide it section into two strands and rope twist these together {do not add in hair} and secure with an elastic…
  8. Repeat Step #7 for another rope twist just below the one you just completed…
  9. Now, gently twist these two twists on this side together {you may need to pin along the way, adjusting your twists to your your preference}…
  10. You should now have one section of hair left that is mostly the ends of all the twists.
  11. Gather these ends together and divide into two strands, and then twist these sections together and wrap it all up into a bun shape, securing into place with bobby pins {adjust to your preference by loosening or adding bobby pins as needed}…
  12. Add accessories or hairspray {as desired}.

Please leave a comment below telling us if you would like to see a tutorial on how to prep hair for an elegant updo!

Happy Hairstyling!

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September 15, 2015

Big Announcement!


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  • Creative bloggers who specialize in:  Beauty, Fashion, Photography, Tips & Tricks, Recipes, Mom Advise, DIY, & More!
  • I’m really hoping to have contributors who are: Creative, Reliable, & Take Pretty Pictures!
  • If you have great content and think you would be a good fit on CGH.com I’d love for you to apply!


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  • Your name & bio link included in each of your posts.
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  • Last of all, as a contributor I will do my best to help you grow.  Whether it’s helping to promote an event you are having or FB about a few projects from your site, I’ll try to help!


Send an email to: cutegirlshairstyles@gmail.com SUBJECT: 2016 CGH Lifestyle Team  

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Application Deadline: October 7th, 2015

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September 13, 2015

4-Strand French Braid | Easy Hairstyles

Rylan and I are here today to show you how to create a 4-Strand French Braid Pinback. This isn’t a new braiding style, as you’ve likely seen it all over on Instagram and Pinterest. This is, however, our very first time teaching you this cool technique here.

4-Strand French BraidThe stranding for a multiple-strand braid, those greater than three strands, can be sometimes confusing. Be sure to pay careful attention below to my pattern, and then this braid will be easy to create. It just takes a little practice to get the stitching down right.

To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGH4StrandFrench

4-Strand French Braid

4-Strand French Braid

4-Strand French BraidI particularly love this 4-Strand French Braid as an accent, as seen here for example, in our pancaked headband pinpback. This braid would also look amazing going back into braids or ponytails on both sides. Simply Dutch the braids instead and you’ll have another beautiful look! They’re versatile braids that’ll look great in so many hairstyle combinations!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 small hair elastic, 2 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-8 minutes

Skill Level: Medium {only due to stranding}

Video Tutorial:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by creating a deep side part, and then creating a rectangle-shaped section that runs from that deep side part down to about 1 inch above the ear {pull all the other hair to the side out of the way}…
  2. Divide that newly-parted section into 4 strands {starting from left to right, I number them Strand #1, 2, 3, & 4}…
  3. Take Strand #1 under Strand #2, and over Strand #3…
  4. Then take Strand #4 {right-most strand} over Strand #3 and under Strand #2…
  5. Next, add in a little piece of hair to the left-most strand, your new Strand #1…
  6. Again, take Strand #1 under Strand #2, and over Strand #3…
  7. Next, add in a little piece of hair to the right-most strand, your new Strand #4…
  8. Then take Strand #4 {right-most strand} over Strand #3 and under Strand #2…
  9. You Steps #3-8 down the hairline until you run out of hair to add in on each side…
  10. Next, continue the same pattern down the remaining hair, but without adding hair into the outside edges…
  11. Secure the braid with an elastic, then lift up a small section of hair and secure the braid against the head by crossing two bobby pins…
  12. Allow the remaining hair to fall, hiding your bobby pins.
  13. Add hairspray {if desired}.

Feel free to leave a comment below telling us what other hairstyle tutorials you’d love to see here!

Happy Hairstyling!

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September 06, 2015

The Knotted Waterfall Braid

Today we are going to teach you the Knotted Waterfall, a faux waterfall braid that has a very cute and unique look.

Inspiration for this hairstyle came from a photo tagged by viewers Ellie and Abby, asking for a video tutorial of a braid they saw from a hair4mybeans original on Instagram over a year ago. Pretty ingenious technique, don’t you think?

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

If you know how to create a simple 3-strand braid, and can follow simple knot instructions, this braid will be super easy for you! Securing only the end with bobby pins will not hold up well during the day, so if you follow our pinning instructions for each knot… this braid will look super fab even with a little activity!

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Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 7-8 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy