Teen-Flipped Side Ponytail | Easy Hairstyles

May 27, 2010

This is one of a few cute and easy hairstyles I have been seeing around a lot lately.  This hairdo I saw on a staffer at the GTU shoot a few weeks ago and it is super easy for those mornings when you literally only have a minute before rushing out the door.  Moms can use it, teens too, and even little girls!  This hair style  looks good with straight hair, and even better with somewhat curly hair and an accesory.  The example I show below is on my daughter’s straight hair…

Flipped Ponytail (Back)


Items Needed:
Brush, rat-tail comb (for the part), Topsy Tail, one large hairband, hairspray, accessories (as needed).

Time Requirement: 2 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Here is a view of the hairdo from the side…

Flipped Ponytail (Side)

And another from the front…

Flipped Ponytail (Front)

Some people have asked for more tutorials on how to use the Topsy Tail, and this one is a perfect example of how to use it. You can do this without the tool, by using your fingers to push the ponytail through… but the Topsy Tail does it effortlessly and without pain.

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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French Front: Subtle Side Ponytail

April 29, 2010

I receive quite a few comments on this very popular front french braid hairstyle everyone is wearing, wondering what other ways there are to finish it.  Honestly there are several ways to do it, and here is one more.  This one uses a subtle side ponytail…

The hairband accessory that I used is from TWISTband, which is a fun product but also provides a unique and fashionable way to hold hair.  They are stretchy, like spandex, come in all sorts of colors and patterns, and some can even be worn as bracelets to match!
They are perfect for little girls, tweens, teens, and moms!  I know there are some other hairstyles I can do that these will be perfect for (coming soon)!
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 Twistband or 1 hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
The video below shows how to finish this hairstyle…

Happy Hairdoing!

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Front French Braids into Side Ponies

February 08, 2010

**Note from Mindy:  Get ready for an amazing hairstyle from a fantastic single dad!  Lance is the perfect “Little Girl’s” Daddy, and has a cute little girl at that!  Congratulations to Lance for being our February’s Hairdoer of the Month!  Here is Lance’s hairdo and a quick bio…

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My name is Lance, and I am a single working dad. My adventure began when I moved to Singapore six and a half years ago to teach at an American school there. Living in S.E. Asia provided me many opportunities to travel all over that part of the world–Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia. I was amazed at the beauty of these places, but at the same time, I was heartbroken at the great number of orphaned children I encountered. Precious little ones in need of loving homes.

After spending a great deal of time in prayer, I began the process of adoption. Not an easy task being a single dad, but nonetheless a burden that God had placed on my heart. I was quite surprised when the adoption officials in Vietnam sent me a referral of a six-month-old baby girl! But I took one look at that picture, and she completely stole my heart. I completed all the final paperwork, and traveled to Vietnam to bring my daughter home when she was nine months old.

Now my little one is a happy, chatty, and precocious three and a half year old—my, how time flies! After six years in Singapore, I felt it was time to move on. I do yearly mission work in Central America and have a heart for that part of the world, so we are currently living in Guatemala, where I teach at an international school and where my daughter and I are active in a local church. Although we are not the “traditional” family, we are just as happy as can be, and I know that my daughter and I have both been blessed through the miracle and gift of adoption.

Front French Braids into Side Ponies

Items Needed:  Brush, comb, 2 small rubber bands, 2 large ponytail holders.

Time Requirement:  About 15 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:  I like to start by wetting my daughter’s hair. Then part the hair equally down the middle…

Next section off a bit of hair just in front of the ear. Repeat this step on the opposite side…
Now have your daughter hold each of these front sections while you brush the remaining hair back into a ponytail (or clip) to keep it out of the way…
French braid each front section all the way down into regular braids…
Here’s what your daughter’s hair should look like from the front after this step– with french braids on both sides…
Now have your daughter hold the braids up out of the way and let down the hair in the back…
Part the back section equally down the middle and pull each of these sections, along with the braid on that side, into a side ponytail. Spray with a bit of hairspray for flyaway hairs and you’re good to go!
See back, side, and front views for finished hairdo…

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The Twist and Shout

November 14, 2009

*Note from Mindy: Congratulations to Misty on being our November Hairdoer of the Month! My girls really loved this one… especially the “shout” part! I apologize for posting this late, since we had the cold and flu bugs running rampant at home while my husband was in Miami on business. Thanks for your patience! If you love the hairdo, let Misty know! Here is her introduction:
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Hi! My name is Misty and I am a mom to one daughter and three sons on earth (and 1 angel girl in heaven). I LOVE to do hair and have been privileged to do my niece’s hair for proms and for weddings. I was suppose to go to cosmetology school but followed my now husband to his college! We have been married for 12 years now. I hope you enjoy!

Twist and Shout Hair Twists
Items Needed: Comb, 6 small rubber bands, 1 big rubber band, and bobby pins if you do the curled style.

Time Requirement: 10 to 20 minutes, depending on final desired look.

Skill Level: Easy

I start with wet hair. Start by parting your daughter’s hair down the middle. Pick up the right side and split it in to 2 pieces, then twist them together…



Now on this step I put a small rubber band on the end and then have my daughter hold it, just an extra step to keep it twisted better…

Now repeat on left side…


Then grab a piece of hair on the right side by her ear and twist it:

Now repeat on left side…

Now gather the hair up (in the middle) and part a strip along the bottom and leave it out…


Put the extra hair in a rubber band to keep it out of the way for now…


Now split the bottom hair in to two pieces:


And now twist each of them:


Now take the extra hair in the middle out of the rubber band and gather it into a ponytail…


Add the twists to the ponytail and secure with a large rubber band…


Now at this point, you can do one of any three different things, you choose!

1) A messy bun:


2) A ponytail:


3) Or take the hair and curl it into ringlets:


After I curl it I take some bobby pins and move some of the curls around and place them where I want them. I feel this just gives a little more of a dressy look.


I finish it off with a flower! And Ta-DA! You have the Twist and Shout!

Happy Hairdoing!

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