Pull-Through Braid | Easy Hairstyles

November 17, 2013

My favorite hairstyles over the years happen to be the ones that are so easy to do, but they leave your friends wondering exactly how you did it!

Today’s braid is just like that! This came from Emily, a viewer who emailed me with a photo asking if I could recreate it.

Pull-Through Braid | Cute Braids The style looks something like a simple braid, but the elbows are not offset… they are exactly the same, looking like little inverted hearts sitting on top of each other.

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Plus, this Pull-Through Braid is so easy, even a daddy can do it! {Although I can imagine dads getting out their Stanley tape measures to make sure that each stitch is exactly two inches long!}

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In the video below, I show you how to create a high-braid version on my third daughter.

Then my oldest, Brooklyn, shows you her DIY side braid version that she did herself in about three minutes this morning.

Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 hair band, 10+/- small hair elastics, hairspray and accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. {Optional} Add any accent twists or braids to the top, before pulling hair into a high ponytail…
  2. Now, begin by pulling hair up into a high ponytail and secure with a hair band…
  3. Separate the ponytail into two sections, a top section and a bottom section…
  4. On the top section, slide down about two inches and add a hair elastic {you can leave it slightly loose}…
  5. Next make a hole in the middle of that two-inch segment, and reach through the hole pulling through the underneath hair section…
  6. Cinch the back elastic upward to create a heart-shaped segment look…
  7. Now move down another two inches on your new top strand…
  8. Add a hair elastic, make another hole in the middle of the new segment, pull through the underneath hair strand, and cinch the back elastic upwards.
  9. Repeat Step #8 until you run out of hair…
  10. Now, secure both sections, at the bottom of the braid, together with one final elastic.
  11. Go back and pancake the hair {tugging on the elbows of each section} to flatten out the braid and give it a fuller, more beautiful look.

Please feel free to leave me a comment below letting us know what you think of the Pull-Through Braid!  As always, if you loved this hairstyle, please feel free to share it!

Happy Hairdoing!

Bonus Video: My twins below share a few of their favorite items for young teens who need a little help with their Christmas Wish Lists! They are so funny when we turn them loose with a camera!

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Cute Layered Ponytail | Teen Hairstyles

January 09, 2011

I saw a ponytail hairstyle very similar to this in the mall the other day, only I elaborated on it somewhat and I like how it turned out.  Today was the second day that I used it, and we were stopped all the time by people we know asking if we had posted it to the website yet… so here it is!

Side View… Layered Ponytail (Side)

This hairstyle is perfect for teens, since they are always looking for something unique, so I recognize that this hairdo may not be for everyone.

There are several variations you can use on this style… rather than lay the hair strands flat (like I did), you can twist the strands or micro-braid them.  It just depends on how you want it to look, so it really can be three styles in one.

Back View… Layered Ponytail (Back)

Front View… Layered Ponytail (Front)

Items Needed: Spray bottle, rat-tail comb, brush (if needed), 6 clear hairbands, hairspray, and accessories (if desired).

Time Requirement: 5-8 minutes.

Skill Level: Medium

If you like this hairstyle… 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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Top Knot into Banded Side Ponytail | Cute Hairstyles

May 18, 2010

Here is one of our hairstyles we documented a long time ago but we received a request over the weekend for a video tutorial. We do this one quite often and it gets quite a few compliments… just wait and see! It is actually very simple ‘do and looks very cute!

Top Knot Banded Ponytail

Top Knot Banded Ponytail

The step-by-step photos and instructions can be seen at Top Knot w/Banded Ponytail.

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

Time Requirement: 5+ minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Here is the video tutorial…

Happy Hairdoing!

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Rows of Three | Cute Hairstyles

January 07, 2010

*Note from Mindy: Congratulations to Kenzie for being our January’s Hairdoer of the Month!!! She just turned 13 last month, and came up with this hairstyle for her little sister on her own! Bless her heart, each photo file was 4MB in size so it had to take her forever to upload the photos and send them to me by email! Her little sister is so lucky to have such a wonderful big sister to do her hair. Please join with me to congratulate Kenzie! (She will also receive 20 extra entries into our next giveaway!)
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Rows of Three

Hello, My name is Kenzie, I will be 13 this month , and I do my little sister’s hair. This hairdo is called ‘Rows of Three’.

Items Needed: Comb, brush, water bottle (if her hair is not wet), 21 small elastics, bow.

Time Requirement: 20 to 25 minutes.

Skill Level: Medium

First, part hair down the middle and right behind ears. Make 3 temporary ponytails…

Now take one of the sections and part it into three more sections…

Next take one of the three sections and make a small square at the bottom…

Then make another square, but add the bottom pony to it (should look like this)…

After that, do the same thing with the last piece and don’t forget to add the pony under it…

Now do the same thing to the other two sections (should now look like this)…

Now for the other side of head, do the exact same thing as you did before. Then when you have six ponytails on top, take the front two and put them in an elastic…

Do the same with the next two ponytails, but add the top one in…

And the same thing for the last one…

Now take out the bottom temporary pony, brush hair, add a bow… and your done!!

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Happy Hairdoing!

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