Pretzel Twist into Messy Bun

June 14, 2011

This hairstyle is another quick one that can be done in under three minutes. It incorporates the use of a ponytail separated into two twists that form the shape of a pretzel, and then tied off with a hairband and finished into a fun messy bun.

You will find that this twist hairstyle is perfect for pretty much any occasion, formal or not, and can be ideal for a prom or homecoming hairstyle along with some really cute accessories.

Pretzel Twist into Messy Bun

You will find that the pretzel shape will look more uniform if the twisted strands are about an inch or two shorter than the length of hair in the video.

This style works on curly hair as well, and on girls of all ages.  Enjoy!

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, water spray bottle, pomade/gel/hairspray {if desired), 2 hairbands, ribbon or accessory {if desired}

Time Requirement: 3 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

*Note from Mindy: If you notice the extra large camera in the background, that is because ABC News in NY sent a camera crew to our home for an upcoming 20/20 primetime special on YouTube that will be airing either at the end of June or in July. In all, they were at our house nearly 8 hours so it sure made for a busy day! We are not sure of the air date, but once we do… we will let you know!

Happy Hairdoing,

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Twistbacks into Messy Bun | Mom Hairstyles

April 05, 2011

So many moms ask about the styles that I wear as I film hairstyles on my daughters, and how to do them. When I think about styles for the site, I pretty much only think about hairstyles on my girls. But that should not mean that I should only think about them, right? Moms are important too!

For those of you who asked, this hairstyle is the one I wore in the Lace Braid hairstyle tutorial we uploaded a week ago. I must have received at least a dozen emails about my hairdo, so here it is!

Side ViewTwistbacks into Messy Bun (Side)

The style is simple to do, and helps keep your bangs out of your face.  Plus, you can do it in only a few minutes before running out the door in the mornings!

Front ViewTwistbacks into Messy Bun (Front)

Rear ViewTwistbacks into Messy Buns (Back)

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, brush, 4 bobby pins, 1 hairband, hairspray (if desired).

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Ribboned Bobby Pins | Tips and Tricks

February 13, 2011

This video tutorial shows a very simple way to spice up an updo hairstyle, for any holiday occasion. This one happens to be for Valentine’s Day.

Holiday Messy Bun (Back)

In this video (you can use Messy Bun #1 or Messy Bun #2), I use a thin ribbon cut into small strips (length can vary), and then tie them onto bobby pins. You can tie the ribbons into tiny bows if you would like, but I did not have time when I filmed this tutorial. If you make the ribbons longer… you can curl them by running the edge of scissors along the ribbon so that they look like curly-q’s. Then I place the bobby pins throughout the messy bun until the hair style looks right.

Holiday Messy Bun (Side)
This tip is perfect for any holiday or special occasion by using the colors of that holiday, for students or cheerleaders who want to wear school colors, and for brides/flower girls who want to accent their updo with white-ribboned bobby pins.

Tools Needed

Items Needed: 6-8 small bobby pins, thin colored ribbon, scissors

Time Requirement: 5+ minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Braid Combo into Messy Bun | Hairstyle Videos

June 08, 2010

Here is one of a few hairstyles that we filmed awhile ago, but have not yet posted here. It uses a cornrow on the top with two standard braids on each side. Then you combine the braids on the back of the head, braid them down a bit, and form a messy bun. (On the video tutorial below, I used a low messy bun… but it would look even better if you bring it higher on the head by not braiding down so far.) The best thing about a combo hairstyle, is that you can use any combination of braids to make the style your own!

Braid Combo into Bun

Items Needed: Spray bottle (to dampen hair), rat-tail comb, 2 large hairbands.

Time Requirement: 10 minutes

Skill Level: Hard

Happy Hairdoing!

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Accent Braid into Messy Bun | St Patrick's Day Hairstyles

March 12, 2010

This is a very simple hairdo that takes literally five minutes to do.  For St. Patrick’s Day I used a green ribbon in the braid, but you could use any color of ribbon for any occasion.   I show that there are a few ways to finish the style, one being into a soft side ponytail and the other is into a cute messy bun.

Items Needed: Spray Bottle, rat-tail comb, ribbon (any color), small elastic band, hair band, hairspray (if needed)

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

This hairdo is also subtle enough to be used on tweens, teens, and moms.  Please view the video below for the tutorial.  Enjoy!

Other cute St. Patrick’s Day Hairstyles (click titles for detailed instructions)

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Lucky ‘Do – Four Leaf Clover

Items Needed:  Brush, comb, hairspray, spray bottle, pomade, 5 rubber bands.
Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes.

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Lucky ‘Do – Three Leaf Clover (with 3 ponytails)

Items Needed: Brush, comb, spray bottle, hairspray, 4 rubber bands, and any accessories.
Time Requirement: 10 minutes.

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Lucky ‘Do – Three Leaf Clover (one ponytail)

Items Needed: Brush, comb, hairspray, spray bottle, pomade, 1 regular rubber band, 7 small elastics (the clear kind like ortho’s use on teeth), and green ribbon.
Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes.

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Lucky ‘Do – Two Leaf Clover

Items Needed:  Brush, comb, spray bottle, hairspray, 3 rubber bands.
Time Requirement: 10 minutes.

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Lucky ‘Do – Tween Slide-Up Braid

Items Needed: Brush, comb, spray bottle, 1 rubber band, and hairspray.
Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes.

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Lucky ‘Do – Messy Bun w/Ribbons

Items Needed:  Standard messy bun supplies, 8 bobby pins with 8 ribbon ties.
Time Requirement: 10 minutes

Happy Hairdoing!

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