Double French Twistback | Short Hairstyles

June 29, 2011

By request, I have started to go through some of our short hairstyles that we have not yet filmed.

I have done this double twist hairstyle before in a photo tutorial, but here I decided to film it on my #4 daughter who has the short A-line bob. It is another simple way to pull the bangs back out of your face.

Although this is listed as a short hairstyle, it can be done on any length of hair. If you are concerned about flyaways… feel free to use a good pomade or fiber gum in the twists. Enjoy!

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, 1 gator clip, one hair elastic, bobby pins, water bottle and hairspray (if desired).

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing,

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Single Twistback | Mom Hairstyles

May 16, 2011

I am on a recent mission to provide those of you moms some more simple, yet cute, mommy hairdos!  I mean, we make our girls look cute… but sometimes we forget about ourselves!  Actually, girls of all ages can use this, and it literally takes one minute to complete!

Single Twistback Hairstyle

We call this the Single Twistback, and it can be used to switch up the French Front hairstyle that you are seeing everywhere right now.  I show two ways to finish it off, but you can really use your own imagination and see where it goes!

Single Twistback Hairstyle (Front)

{Yeah, I can’t really hide it!  I am still sooooo excited about being named as a finalist in the YouTube contest above!  My girls keep asking me where we stand in the voting (it is close), I think the twins are maybe more “into” this friendly competition than I am!  Now, back to the hairstyle…}

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, one rubber hair band, two small bobby pins

Time Requirement: 1-2 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

You can view all the many wonderful video responses and comments here!

Happy Hairdoing!

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How to French Braid | Back to Basics

April 28, 2011

Hello Ladies!!!  One of the most frequent requests I receive is for a “basic tutorial” on how to French braid.

Since so many of my braid and twist hairstyles incorporate the basic stranding used in a French Braid, we decided a few months back to film this tutorial. Although we uploaded it to YouTube, we never posted it here.

Simple French Braid

Many of you may already know how to French braid, but this video is really meant for those who are struggling, or simply do not know how.  If you have “tweeners” who are almost teenagers, and you want to help teach your daughter how to do her own hair, this is a good start.

The French braid is a doorway style to pretty much anything you can think of… if you can master it, you can pretty much do any hairstyle. (Click here if you are looking for a cute French braid hairstyle for soccer, be sure to visit the link.)

Items Needed:  Brush, rat-tail comb, one hair band, water bottle, hairspray, accessory (if desired).

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Note from Mindy:  I want to thank you all for the wonderful compliments you post here, on Facebook, YouTube or via email! I wish I had the time each day to respond to them all (literally 100’s), but I do want you to trust me when I say that we read EVERY single one!  Those compliments are what motivates me to keep going on this hairblog!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Daddy 'Do Hairstyles | Triple-Flipped Ponytail

December 14, 2010

Hi Ladies, I think you will love this one! This was the very first Daddy ‘Do hairstyle that my husband filmed (right before the Simple Braid tutorial we posted recently).

The style is really cute, and is actually one submitted by a follower on Facebook. What is unique about this hairstyle is that it looks far more complicated than it is!

It gives a similar look of the Fishtail Braid without having to spend alot of time doing the actual braid. All it takes is three simple flips and you are done!

Back View…
Triple-Flip Ponytail (Back)

Side View…
Triple-Flip Ponytail (Side)

The filming of this hairstyle tutorial absolutely cracked me up, because it REALLY shows how funny yet sweet it can be to have a daddy do a daughter’s hair!

First, notice how gentle he is being while trying to flip the hair, then notice how he confuses himself on how to put in a hairband… not once, but TWICE! As he misses it the second time, check out my daughter’s face! She could barely hold back her laughter (and you can hear me snickering as well)!

Items Required: Rat-tail comb, brush, Topsy Tail tool, spray bottle, three hair bands, hairspray, and accessory (if desired).

Time Requirement: 5 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

My hubby was proud of the outcome and so was I! If you also like this hairstyle… be sure to let us know!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Daddy 'Do Hairstyles | Simple Braid

December 09, 2010

I started posting a few Daddy ‘Do hairstyles (girls hairstyles so easy even a dad can do them) over 18 months ago. Many moms have responded that they loved the idea and offered the suggestion that maybe I have my husband do them as a tutorial.

Well, it took 18 months, but my sweet hubby finally relented and decided to do it! (He loves our girls so much that all they really had to do was blink their eyelashes a few times and he finally gave in!)

Here he demonstrates for all dads how to do a simple braid…

Simple Braid (Front View)Simple Braid (Back)

Simple Braid (Side View)Simple Braid (Side)

Not bad for a first try, right?  Honestly, it was somewhat painful for me to see my hubby struggle to braid, knowing I could do it so much faster, but notice how gentle he is being and more importantly… notice the expressions on my daughter’s face as he does her hair! That is what this is all about!  What a great daddy!

We uploaded the video to YouTube the other day, and suprisingly noticed the following statistics only 24 hours later! Apparently moms worldwide were endeared to a video of a daddy doing his daughter’s hair, that it garnered several YouTube awards that day! It has been, by far, our most popular posting after only 24 hours!

Daddy 'Do - YouTube Awards
Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, spray bottle, two hair bands, hairspray, ribbon (if desired).

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

To read all the awesome YouTube comments for this video, please click here. Also, if you like this hairstyle… be sure to let us know!

Happy Hairdoing!

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