Knots into Side Ponytail | Cute Hairstyles

February 19, 2009

This hairdo was one of my very first ones on the blog. Since then, my readers have grown A LOT so I thought I might re-post once in awhile, just in case people missed it the first time around. This one is super easy, very fast, and can be used on little kids all the way up to teens.

Items needed: Brush, comb, water, hairspray/gel, 1 rubber band.

Time Required: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Start by parting the hair on top of the head into one middle section. The parts will run from front of head towards back of head…

Then create a rectangle shape by parting across the head between two previous parts…

Separate that section into two parts…

Take the two pieces of hair and tie like you are doing the first step of tying a shoelace (cross the two parts and wrap one underneath)…

This is what it should look like at this point.

Now wrap the hair underneath again… essentially a double twist. It will look like this…

Pull both strands until knot becomes tight against head…

Repeat with a second rectangle just behind the first…

Pull remainder of hair into a side ponytail and add in the 4 strands of hair from the knots on top…

Happy Hairdoing!

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Top-Knot with Banded Ponytail

February 10, 2009


This hairstyle is fun and really EASY! My husband can even do this, so I will put it in as a Daddy-do also!

Items Needed: Brush, comb, hairspray, spray bottle, and 4-6 rubber bands (depends on length of hair).

Time Requirement: 8-10 minutes

Begin with hair wet and brushed. Create a rectangular-shaped part on middle, center top of head…

Secure with rubber band. **NOTE** I have found it best to put the ponytail just slightly off center. Look closely at the picture and you will see my ponytail is off to the right-bottom section of the square…

Next twist the ponytail until it is tight.

 Now create a knot by tying hair around itself (I did my best to take good pictures of this step, because it does matter which direction it is tied)…

 Try to get the knot as close to the rubber band as possible (you can slide the knot down the hair a little until it sits right on top of the ponytail).

Now gather remaining hair, including the ponytail, together and secure with rubber band. Again I do this off center, to the right side, behind the ear.

Now secure hair all the way down the ponytail by adding multiple rubber bands.

Her hair was pretty long in this picture so I did about five total rubber bands. Add accessories to match outfit (you will note my cute flower via Joy @ Chic & Unique in my sidebar)…

Happy Hairdoing!

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One Crazy Do! – Holiday Twisty Buns

January 23, 2009

It’s time for another hairstyle! This one is pretty crazy and may require more than the normal 15 minutes for first-time users or the inexperienced. But once you get the hang of it, this won’t take any time at all.

I have used it since my oldest girls were two, and every time I use it we receive so many compliments! It can be used by itself, or with a few accessories… for fun events like Valentines Day, 4th of July, Crazy Hair Day at school, etc, or even just on a day when you are feeling a little funky!

Items Needed: Spray bottle, brush, comb, 10 rubber bands, hairspray, and any other accessories like pipe cleaners (see end of tutorial).

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Begin by wetting all hair. Part off a section of hair right in the front-middle of head…

Form a ponytail by adding an elastic…

Now part down from the middle to top of ear…

Form into a ponytail by adding an elastic…

Repeat process on other side of head to create three ponytails on the front half of head…

Now divide remaining back hair into two parts…

Form each into their own ponytail creating five total ponytails…

Now begin by twisting one ponytail until it is a very tight twist…

Once it is tight, while continually twisting the twist will naturally twist upon itself into a bun. Wrap it around the ponytail holder until all but 2-3 inches of hair is hanging out in the base… (***Another option is to just twist all the hair into the bun and leave none out the back)


Secure this bun by placing another rubber band over the base of the entire thing (this is a good picture of the ends sticking out of the buns as well as the rubber band holding the bun in place)…

Continue to create buns with the four remaining ponytails. When you do the two buns on the back of the head, make sure you leave the ends of hair towards the middle of the head or pointing up (see picture if you are confused)…

Your hairstyle should now look like this…


At this point you can leave the DO alone. But I think the ends look a little boring so I rat each end and fluff them. Add a little hairspray to make them stay in place (this is a picture after ratting)…

The end result of your hairdo should look like this…


For special occasions you can add some fun things like PIPE CLEANERS! My favorite are the super sparkly ones you can get around the 4th of July in red, white, and blue.
Take the pipe cleaner and wrap it around the bun and secure by twisting it a few times in back…

Then wrap the remaining pipe cleaner ends around your finger until the pipe cleaner looks like a stretched spring.


If you do this over each bun, you have a sparkler or firecracker look. On the 4th, I get TONS of comments saying, “Oh look… they look like they have little sparklers in their hair!” Believe me when I say it, THIS ONE GETS A LOT OF ATTENTION!!!! You could also do pink, red, and white for Valentines, green for St. Patty’s, orange and black for Halloween, etc… simply use your imagination!!!

Or you can just do the buns and then add other bling, bling like I did last year in this shot….

Happy Hairdoing!

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Daddy 'Do: Basic Twisty Buns

November 26, 2008

My husband suggested that I start a section called “Daddy Do’s”. This basically means… hairstyles so simple even a Daddy could do them when you are out of town! LOL! If it’s more motivating for your hubby, you can even call these “Princess Leia” buns! So here is my first… moms are still welcome to try them out, too.


Items Needed: Brush, comb, water bottle, hairspray, 4 rubber bands.

Time Required: 3-5 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Being by parting the top of hair (I prefer a zig-zag part for this hairdo, but you can do a straight part). Click here to see how to do the zig-zag part again.

Now divide the back of hair into two sections (I prefer a straight part here, but either will work)…

Gather up each section into a ponytail and secure with a rubber band. You can do the ponytails lower on head, like I did here, or up higher near the ears… either way is cute.

Begin twisting one ponytail until the hair is tight.

When hair is tight, begin to wind the hair around the rubber band and it will essentially twist into place on its own with a little guiding…

Continue winding until all hair is wrapped around…

Secure entire bun with rubber band…

Repeat process on the other ponytail. Hair will now look like this (I don’t know why her buns seem so puffy today, but you get the idea…They are normally a little smaller.):

Add a few ribbons and you are done!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Cute Hairstyles: Triple Twists and Messy Buns

October 13, 2008

This is a hairstyle my girls practically grew up on… it was also the style that most prompted me to start this blog. Everyone always stopped me, no matter where we were, to ask how we did the style…

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, spray bottle, brush, and 4 rubber bands.

Time Required: 7-10 minutes.

Skill Level: Medium

For this cute hairstyle, begin by parting hair on either side from face to back…

Now section from middle part to right ear…

Section from middle part to left ear…. use a rubber band or clip to hold section out of the way. Add another clip or rubber band to the hair in back to keep it out of the way.

Using the section with the MOST hair, separate section into 3 smaller sections.

Starting with the section closest to face, begin to twist from middle part to ear…

Repeat until you have three finished twists.

While your daughter holds the three twists, undo hair in back and separate into two sections down the middle…

Gather right side of back hair and create a ponytail. Hold with hand.

 

BEFORE putting rubber band on the hair, add in the three twists. Now rubber band all together.

Now take ponytail and twist…

Wrap twist around and around the rubber band to create a twisty bun.

Use another rubber band to secure the twist and the bun. I like to have the ends hanging out so I leave about 2 inches of hair hanging out of the bun at the top.

Repeat whole process on the other side.

Rat the ends of hair a little to add fluff. Use hairspray to make them stay in place.

Happy Hairdoing!

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