Side Flat Twists | Back-to-School Hairstyles

August 20, 2012

I know that many of our styles I use on my daughters, and that so many of our earlier styles were meant for little girls.

Well, today we wanted to do something for the older girls that is very fun… with a little edge and punk!

Side Flat Twists | Back-to-School Hairstyles

I first noticed a variation of this on Kendall Jenner from the Kardashians, only in the photo she wore cornrows {braids} instead of twists. There are a few other stars who rock this look as well.

I prefer to use twists in this hairstyle instead, because they are faster to do and look fairly similar. You can use either bobby pins, as I have done, or you can secure the twists with small clear elastic bands. {If you were to do cornrows, the hairstyle could be used for a week or so.}

Side Flat Twists | Punk Hairstyles

Side Flat Twists | Rocker Hairstyles

This is a fun look that takes very little time to do. We like that it looks punk enough, kind of like the side of the head is shaved… only you do not have to commit to a shave to get the look! Also, depending on where you part your hair, you could use as few as three twists or as many as five… it is all up to you!

Here I have my daughter’s hair straight, but you could do this with curly or wavy hair as well!  I threw in a shot of me wearing this hairstyle, as well!  For an even edgier look, you could do this to both sides of the head!

Enjoy!  Don’t forget to tweet me at @CuteGirlHair and let me know if you would like to see Homecoming hairstyles or more Back-to-School hairstyles!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 alligator clip or large hair elastic, 4 small bobby pins {or 4 small clear elastics}, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Note from Mindy: In the video, I refer to how I learned this twisting method by researching online how to do hairstyles on my black daughter’s hair {since her hair-care routine and hair texture is so different than my other daughters}. Some fans on YouTube have taken offense to my usage of the term “black”. Please know that I am not racist in any way… I love all my children equally! Many of you also know that we do not give out our children’s names for security purposes, so we have to refer to them in different ways.  It is also important to note that we use the term black often with respect to our children only because “African American” can be a misnomer. There are so many blacks whose heritage comes from Brazil, Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or other islands in the Caribbean. Labeling them all as “African American” for PC sake is incorrect. Our daughter’s heritage is Caribbean and Italian, with a little Native American, and even more… her birthmother asked us to refer to our daughter as black. We celebrate Black History Month, at times do watch Black Entertainment Television, and talk about Martin Luther King Jr. This heritage is important to our family!  :)

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The Knotted Headband | Back-to-School Hairstyles

August 12, 2012

I always appreciate when our fans email links or photos of hairstyles I have not seen previously.

This knotted headband style was emailed to us by a fan from St. Petersburg, Russia and we really loved the look of it!

The Knotted Braid Headband | Braided Hairstyles

It looks complex, but if you know how to do the first step of tying your shoelaces, then you can certainly do this braid! The pattern to the braid is essentially overlaying loose square knots.

  1. I started with the hair wet, and used a little pomade to control the flyways.
  2. You then take as small section next to the part, and divide it in two, and interlace them just like the first step of tying your shoe. I then did this two more times, each time adding the top strands to an alligator clip.
  3. After creating your third set of strands, bring the first two strands under the next two, and interlace them again just like the first step of tying your shoe.
  4. Repeat these steps until the braided headband has the look you want.
  5. Secure the end with a bobby pin and spritz with hairspray as desired.
  6. When the hair dries, the loops of the knots spread out a little and look absolutely gorgeous!

This braid is perfect for any formal occasion, or for dancers, cheerleaders, or simply wearing around town! It can also be worn in any number of combinations for a super cute and unique hairstyle!

The Knotted Braid Headband | Cute Hairstyles

The Knotted Braid Headband | Back-to-School Hairstyles

The knotted headband is also great for women of any age!  We have worn it on my CGH#4 {fourth daughter with short hair}, and I have done this braid on myself as well!

I guarantee you will certainly receive lots of compliments on this hairstyle!  Enjoy!

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

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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Edgy Side Pullback | Easy Hairstyles

July 29, 2012

I have been wanting to film this hairstyle tutorial for a long time, but couldn’t really think of a good name for it.

Edgy Side Pullback | Cute Hairstyles

So many fans have commented on the style in past tutorials when I have worn it, so we filmed it anyway. I even wore it when I filmed a recent episode of The Mom’s View. {We absolutely love The Mom’s View, and will be appearing with them from time to time, so please be sure to subscribe to TMV’s channel!}

My husband calls this the Swayze Hairstyle, because he says it looks a lot like the slicked-side mullet hairstyles that Patrick Swayze wore most of his movie career.

Some people may call it a rocker style, some call it punk, and people like my hubby may even call it… the Swayze!

Edgy Side Pullback | Cute Hairstyles

Edgy Side Pullback | Cute Hairstyles

Of course, my Edgy Side Pullback is a fun one that can be used to compliment many different outfits at various events. You can use this hairstyle to make a nice outfit a bit more hip and edgy, or you can use it to dress up a simple pair of jeans and flip flops!

Nicole Richie, Brooke Burke, and several other Hollywood celebrities have been spotted wearing versions of this hairstyle lately…

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 large hair elastic, 1 small elastic band {color of hair}, 4-6 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes

Skill Level:  Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Double Lace into Side Braid | Rihanna Hairstyles

July 22, 2012

I am really enjoying the use of Lace Braids in my daughters’ hair lately, and they have worn this braided style for about six months or so.

Double Lace Braid into Side Braid | Rihanna Hairstyles

We first saw this hairstyle on Rihanna from a red carpet shoot last year. My girls always receive so many compliments anytime we wear it, but it is tough to explain to moms on the spot… which is why we created this tutorial!

The hairstyle uses two Lace Braids on either side coming down over the ears {literally} and combining in the back.

Double Lace Braid into Side Braid | Rihanna Hairstyles

 

{If you do not understand how to follow the Lace Braid technique, please see our detailed Same-Side Lace Braid.}

From there, you take all remaining hair and braid it into a large side braid.

Double Lace Braid into Side Braid | Rihanna Hairstyles

You can accessorize the braid if you wish, but we actually think it is beautiful simply left as is!

Double Lace Braid into Side Braid | Rihanna Hairstyles

This hairstyle is perfect for women and girls of all ages… and would be particularly beautiful for Prom, Homecoming, or any other formal occasion.

Enjoy!

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

Time Requirement: 8-10 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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The Subtle Bow | Easy Hairstyles

July 11, 2012

For this week’s post, we wanted to show you a super-easy hairstyle that can be done in literally one to two minutes!

Hairstyle bows are very popular right now, as seen everywhere but also evidenced by our Bow BraidPonytail Bow, Lady Gaga Bow tutorials, etc.  However, this hair bow is a lot more subtle and perfect for girls and women of all ages! Super cute, too!  It is a hairstyle that can be done in a pinch!

The Subtle Bow | Easy Hairstyles

I have had one subscriber state that this really could be a Daddy Do, and we are bummed that we didn’t think of that first because my hubby could have done this one easily!

If a guy can tie his shoe, he can do this hairstyle on his daughter!

To dress up the hairstyle further, you may choose to curl the tassels of the bow and the style would be very  elegant!

The Subtle Bow | Easy Hairstyles

Also, we added a small clip with guests Elle & Blair Fowler, two of the top beauty idols on YouTube who happen to be sisters! We met them both at VidCon and had a great time chatting and laughing! Aren’t they both so beautiful??? If you stop by their channels, be sure to comment and let them know that Mindy from CuteGirlsHairstyles sent you! It will put a smile on their faces!

Enjoy the video!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2-3 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 1-2 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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