Quadruple-Flipped Ponytail #2 | Easy Hairstyles

August 07, 2012

Some of you may remember about a month ago where we showed you a very simple, yet beautiful Quadruple-Flipped Ponytail hairstyle.  Today, we are showing you a second way to create this cute ponytail but using a different technique and with a softer look.

What we enjoy about this hairstyle is that is that it looks a lot like a Fishtail Braid, without having to braid it that way!  {Fishtail braids are one of the most time-consuming braid techniques.}  I also did this on straight hair, to get the softer look that we really wanted.

You can use a Topsy Tail tool if you really want to, but the flips were large enough that I did them with my fingers instead.  That preference is totally up to you.

Quadruple-Flipped Ponytail #2 | Easy Hairstyles

When we were finished filming, my husband said that this one is easy enough that we should add it to our “Daddy Do” hairstyle list! To prove it, he recreated the style for me! My only regret was that we did not have him film the tutorial!

Quadruple-Flipped Ponytail #2 | Easy Hairstyles

This hairstyle is perfect for sports, especially if you wet down the hair first and pull the flips tighter than I had done.

If you have longer hair, you can also continue adding flips to the hair… one fan on YouTube said that she was able to get in 7 flips!

Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 5-6 clear hair elastics, Topsy Tail tool {or use your fingers}, hairspray and accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Flipped Ends | Layered Hairstyles

December 21, 2011

Although the focus of our tutorials is on doing cute hairstyles on my girls, you can still do all the styles on yourself as well. More and more, we receive questions on how  I do my own hair in the videos we film. My goal is to include more of these self hairstyles from time to time.

This straight hairstyle is easy to do. With naturally straight or straightened hair, you can alter the way it looks a bit by using a flat iron to flip the hair ends “in” or “out”.  This is the most common style technique on straight hair.

When we were being filmed for YouTube’s 20/20 special, our stylist actually recommended that I flip the ends the same direction… which was something I had never thought about, but loved it! . It turned out super cute, and I receive compliments whenever I do this!

Layered Hairstyles | Flipped Ends

You can do this technique on short to medium hair, but with longer hair you will not benefit from the flips as much. You can also choose to back-comb some of the hair on the top to help add a little volume. I show you how to do this in the video.

{I also apologize for the clapping of the flat iron, as it is an iron that I have had for a long time.  As with all hairstyles that use heat, please be sure to use a good heat protectant first.}

Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, alligator clip {to hold top sections of hair}, heat protectant, flat-iron, and hairspray.

Time Requirement: 10+ minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Double-Twist Hearts | Valentine's Day Hairstyles

February 08, 2011

*Note from Mindy: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Let’s see how many V-day hairstyles we can get out on February 14th! Tell as many friends as you can, because we want to see thousands of little hearts walking everywhere!

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We had posted this Valentine’s Day hairstyle two years ago, but in photo format. Many have requested that this be shown as a video tutorial, so here you go! It also helps for me to be using an updated camera as well!

Double Heart Twists (Side)

There are actually two ways to finish this heart hairstyle, one by using twists as I have done (better for older girls) and the other in braids (popular with little girls). Both are equally cute and provide just a little bit different of a look.

Back View:
Double Heart Twists (Back)

Front View:
Double Heart Twists (Front)

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, spray bottle, Topsy Tail Tool, 4 hairbands, Pomade or gel (if needed), two Valentine’s Day ribbons.

Time Requirement: 5+ minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

If you like this Valentine’s Day hairstyle… be sure to let us know!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Tips & Tricks: How to Make a Topsy Tail Tool

January 17, 2011

Since quite a few of my hairstyles use flips, many followers have been asking where they can purchase a Topsy Tail tool. It can be purchased online at Amazon (via the link), on Ebay, or locally at your Claire’s, Wal-Mart, Target, or Sally Beauty supply.

As we all know, things are not made as sturdy as they used to be years ago… in fact, many of the Topsy Tail manufacturers today make them out of cheap plastic. The problem is that if you do not loosen the ponytail enough before you use the tool, the tension while pulling the hair through causes the tool to break.

The Topsy Tail tool that I have been using is very sturdy, because it was one of the originals my mom bought back when I was a little girl. But, you simply do not have to spend $2-5 (not including shipping) online or spend hours hunting through the stores trying to find a Topsy Tail tool. We are going to show you how to make one with stuff you might already have at home!

Homemade Topsy Tail Tool

As you can see, the one we made in the photo above is not pretty by any means… but is is very functional and will last you for forever! You can make on any size you would like, but this one is particularly for large ponytail flips. (You will need to use smaller wire to make a Topsy Tail tool for small pigtail flips on your younger daughters.)

Topsy Tail: Tools Needed

Items Needed: Wire cutters, electrician’s tape, and a dry cleaner’s wire hanger.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Not only do we show you how to make the Topsy Tail tool, but we show you how easily the homemade one works on a basic ponytail flip!

If you like this tip… be sure to let us know!

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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