Braided Half Up | Prom Hairstyles

April 19, 2015

BONUS VIDEO! Be sure to check back here this coming Wednesday night, to see a bonus family video! It’ll be a Room Tour of Daxton & Paisley’s room! Paisley is so excited for you to see her new bed!

With Prom season right upon us, the girls and I wanted to give you an easy half-up hairstyle perfect for the dance. This is an updated variation of our Pancake Braids w/Sock Curls tutorial that we put up years ago.

Braided Half Up | Prom Hairstyles

We began by curling Brooklyn’s hair with a 25mm curling wand, and helped set the curls with hairspray. For the accents, you can use any type of braids you want, but I feel the best options are Dutch Fishtails and regular 3-strand Dutch Braids. {This is because they pancake the best.} For this tutorial, and for the sake of time, we used Dutch Braids here.

The twins aren’t going to Prom this year, since they have chosen to not date until they are 16, but they are helping several of their upper classmate girls to do their hair for the night! I believe I’ve been roped into helping, too!

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Brooklyn’s Prom Look:
Dress {Similar}  | Necklace {Similar} | Flash Tattoo | Earrings | Shoes

To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our CGH app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHBraidedHalfUp

This look would also make a wonderful Festival Hairstyle, something you could wear to Coachella, medieval festival, or a renaissance fair. Really, this hairstyle pretty much looks great for any occasion… a definite head turner!

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Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, teasing brush, spray bottle, 3 small hair elastics, 6-8 small bobby pins, finishing spray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Video Tutorial:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by prepping the hair for an updo {I used a 25mm curling wand and added some hairspray to help define longer lasting curls}…
  2. Take a front section of hair, from the forehead to the crown, and carefully back comb it all with a teasing comb {remember when teasing, only go in a downward motion, not an up-and-down motion.  This will help add volume, yet keep the hair from tangling and being difficult to take out later}…
  3. Once teasing is done, flip the hair back over and using an edge of the comb or smoothing brush, gently smooth the top surface of the hair only {being careful not to comb out your tease}…
  4. Leaving about 2 inches of hair above each ear down, gather the rest of the teased hair and create a poof on top/front and shape it to your liking…
  5. When you love the way the top looks, set it by crossing bobby pins in the back {I used four pins to get Brooklyn’s thick hair to stay in place all day}…
  6. Next, take the two inches of hair on one side of the head and Dutch braid them.  I started with Dutch Braid stitching {adding hair in the sides} for three or four stitches, before switching to a regular 3-strand braid…
  7. Only go a few stitches past the back center of the head before securing the braid with an elastic…
  8. Now go back and pancake the braid {making the hair look more full and also cover any unwanted part lines…
  9. Repeat Steps #6-8 on the other side of the head…
  10. Then take one braid over the poof bobby pins and secure in place…
  11. Next, cross the other braid over and bobby pin you just placed, making sure to tuck the elastics under other braid to hide them…
  12. Use a strong finishing spray to set the style, and add accessories {if desired}.

Brooklyn’s In-Video Outfit
Shirt {Similar} | Shorts  | Shoes

Mindy’s In-Video Outfit:
Jeans | Shirt | Tank | Shoes

If you loved this Prom-inspired Braided Half Up hairstyle, please let us know! Please also feel free to tell us if you would like to see us post a Prom Prep & Texture tutorial, as well!

Happy Hairdoing!

 

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Rope Twisted Bun | Hairstyles for Prom

March 29, 2015

Today’s hairstyle tutorial is part of our Prom series, where we show you cute hairstyles you can wear to your Prom, Homecoming, or other formal event.

Rope Twisted Bun | Prom Hairstyles

The twins were in LA this week to attend the 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards, so Kamri offered to sit in. Simply click below to watch the video tutorial…

Rope twists are the easiest braids to create. This undo uses two rope twists that are then wrapped around each other and secured into a high bun. By fluffing the rope twists and leaving out a few curly strands/tendrils in the front by the face, this becomes the perfect Prom hairstyle!

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To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHRopeTwistBun

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For athletic events, all you have to to twist your rope twists tightly, adding pomade or hairspray to them, and then wrapping them tightly into a bun and securing them. {For sports, or ballet, do not fluff the rope braids as I did in the video… keep them tight.}

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 ponytail holders, 2 small hair elastics, 8-10 bobby pins, hairspray and accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by parting hair in the middle of head, and dividing into two even sections {for an older look, add curls and tease the hair before creating the ponytails.  You can also leave a few curly tendrils to frame the face}…
  2. Take each section and secure it into a ponytail on the back of the head with a ponytail holder {make sure to keep the ponytails as close to the middle part line as possible}…
  3. Now create a rope twist in each ponytail {you do this by dividing each ponytail into two even strands and then twisting the right most strand clockwise tightly one full turn, and then crossing it under the left most strand, repeating over and over again}…
  4. Then secure each rope twist with a hair elastic…
  5. Optional Step: If you are using this hairstyle for athletics or dance you can leave the rope twists tight.  If you are using this hairstyle for prom or an updo you may want to loosen the hair a tiny bit at this stage by pulling gently on each side of the twist to separate the them and make them more full looking…
  6. Now take the right-most twist and loop it under the left twist, up and over the elastic, and over the top of the two ponytail bases…
  7. Secure the end with a bobby pin to hold it in place while you what the 2nd twist…
  8. Now take the left rope twist and take it clockwise under the right ponytail, and up and over the two elastics, securing it with a bobby pin…
  9. Go back and secure the remaining hair with bobby pins until the whole bun feels secure and with the desired look…
  10. Add any accessories and hairspray {if desired}.

Thank you so much for following our posts, and if you loved this easy Rope Twisted Bun updo tutorial, please let us know in the comment section below! We’d be happy to make more Prom tutorials!

Happy Hairstyling!

The twins found a lost video deep on their hard drive, one that they had filmed early last summer that made its way onto their BrooklynAndBailey YouTube channel last Wednesday. It was a Baby Food Challenge, where they had to taste baby food and guess what it was! Be sure to watch the entire video by clicking below!

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Dutch Accent Ponytail | Short Hairstyles

March 27, 2015

So, a few weeks ago, Bailey posted an “Outfit-of-the-Day” {OOTD} photo on Instagram of the clothing she put together and everyone commented by asking what it was that she had done with her hair. We’ve never filmed a tutorial for this hairstyle, as it was one she had been making on her own, so we decided post her video of it today!

Dutch Accent Ponytail | Short Hairstyles

I love this quick Dutch Accent Ponytail hairstyle because it is so easy to create and something you can do in under two to three minutes in the morning. It can also be done on either wet or dry hair.

You can watch the tutorial below…

If you know how to create a simple Dutch Braid, this tutorial will be very easy for you. You can incorporate this in any number of combinations and choose to also hair wrap the ponytail, if you wish.

Dutch Accent Ponytail | Short Hairstyles

I love seeing Bailey step into my shoes on our blog and YouTube channel. The grow up so fast, don’t they? She’s developed such a cute on-screen personality, and I think Bailey is more comfortable filming tutorials than I am! Here are a few more shots…

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To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our CGH-App, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHDutchAccentPony

The point of this hairstyle is for it to be simple, and easy to do, but with a super cute look. You can add a base of curls to it, add a bow or other accessory, etc, as well.

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 ponytail holder, hairspray and accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 2-3 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by picking up a medium sizes section of hair at the top near your forehead, as start a Dutch braid…
  2. Continue with the Dutch braid, adding in hair on both sides, until it reaches your ear…
  3. While loosely holding the hair, go back and pancake the elbows of the braid to your liking…
  4. Then go proceed and finish off the strands with a simple braid {a regular three strand braid}, securing it with an elastic band…
  5. Next, pull the rest of your hair up into a ponytail, high or low, depending on your taste, and don’t forget to add the braid into your ponytail before you securing it with a ponytail holder…
  6. Fee free to go back again and touch up the pancaking in the Dutch braid, and section out a few thin strands of wispy hair on the sides of the face, between the temple and ear, and at the forehead corners, to soften the look…
  7. {Optional} Add a hair wrap to hide the ponytail holder, and add hairspray and accessory.

As always, thanks again for following our posts, and if you enjoyed this easy Dutch Accent Ponytail hairstyle tutorial by Bailey, please let her know in the comment section below!

Happy Hairstyling!

So you all know that I showed you BrooklynAndBailey‘s Easter Egg tutorial from last week. What did we do with the eggs? Well, you’ll have a great time laughing as they play Easter Egg Roulette with raw and hard-boiled versions of the eggs! To watch the video, click below…

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2-in-1 Boxer Braid No-Heat Curls

March 08, 2015

Time for another no-heat curls tutorial! Today, we’re excited to take part in Suave Professionals’ Style-It-Yourself program by teaching you how to get salon-quality curls at home using no heat!

Boxer Braids No-Heat Curls

I do go to the gym in the mornings, so I often want to wear a tight style that is perfect for an active day, but later in the day I want to look great! This 2-in-1 look is perfect for that with cute Boxer Braids for the active part of the day and beautiful no-heat curls later on!  {We tend to use this method for overnight curls, as well}.

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To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our CGH app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHBoxerBraidCurls

To get the braids and curls, all you need is damp hair, curl-defining serum gel, and Boxer Braids. The product helps condition my hair as a serum would, and also help define the curls like a gel would, but doesn’t leave the hair feeling “crunchy” or stiff when I am done.

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What I really love is that you can use these curls as a base for any number of hairstyle combinations {updos, buns, twists, French braids, Dutch braids, fishtail braids, pancake braids, accent braids, side braids, etc}.

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 hair elastic, Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Curl Defining Gel Serum, hairspray {optional}, silk scarf {optional to cover the hair if sleeping the the braids overnight}.

Time Requirement: 7-10 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin with damp hair, not soaking wet, but not dry either {you can u achieve this by letting hair dry for 30 minutes after showering, or by spritzing hair with a spray bottle}…
  2. Now add in some Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Serum to the hair, I usually use two pumps, one on each side {the product will help condition the hair and help define the curls}.
  3. Next, part the hair down the middle, or just slightly off to one side in the front, and secure one of the sides out of the way…
  4. Begin a French Braid on the free side, make sure to use small sections so that you achieve maximum curls {if you want bigger, more-full curls, simply use bigger sections in your braiding}…
  5. When you reach about 3 inches from the bottom of the braid, secure temporarily with an elastic….
  6. Repeat on the other side.
  7. Now combine the two braids near the nape of the neck, re-separate the new strand into three sections and continue on with a simple braid, securing with your hair elastic…
  8. Allow the braids to air dry while you are at the gym, for several hours, or even overnight…
  9. Undo the braids {you can use a little dry shampoo to refresh the roots if you went to the gym}…
  10. Flip head upside down and gently finger comb the curls to loosen the a little…
  11. Flip head right side up and set your part line {watch for my parting trick in the video, which gives maximum volume}, and add hairspray {if desired}.

Click below to see the video tutorial!

If you loved the tutorial, please leave a comment below letting us know what you think, and if you would like to see more no-heat curl tutorials.

Happy Hairstyling!

For this of you who were unable to attend our Dallas Meet-up last weekend, simply click below to watch BrooklynAndBailey‘s video recap and it’ll be like you were there!

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DIY Faux Waterfall Headband

February 22, 2015

Since Bailey has cheer in the mornings, and early-morning seminary before that, she has to get up at 4:45 am to get ready for school.  As such, she’s become a master at quick and easy hairstyles, and this DIY Faux Waterfall Braid Headband is one she absolutely loves!

Faux Waterfall Braid Headband

This hairstyle is one Bailey has been wearing a lot lately, and it literally only takes 2 minutes to create! In fact, it is so easy that even a daddy can do it! Learn how by clicking the video below…

To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHFauxWaterfall

If you know how to create a simple 3-strand braid, you can do this! This is also a perfect hairstyle if you are growing out your bangs, as the faux braid keeps them out of your face in that in-between growing phase {with your bangs becoming the waterfall-en strands}.

Faux Waterfall Braid Headband Faux Waterfall Braid HeadbandAt the end of the tutorial, Bailey also shares a few tricks to help keep the waterfall strands looking great!

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

Time Requirement: 2-3 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin with your hair curled {Bailey used a flat iron to get her curls}…
  2. On your preferred side, create a deep side part {it needs to be very deep, we started near the end of one eyebrow}…
  3. Next, create a small section of hair next to the deep part line and begin a regular 3-strand braid…
  4. Braid down about 8 inches and secure the braid with a small hair elastic…
  5. On the side of the braid closest to the crown, you will be working with the backside bumps along the braid, also called the elbows…
  6. Grab the outside edge of the very first stitch and pull it away from the braid a ittle bit, and sticking your pointer finger and thumb through the hole you just created…
  7. Now, grab a small section of hair from the front of your head by your forehead and pull it through the loop and towards the back of your head…
  8. Continue Steps #6-7 for each elbow of the braid, until you have reached the end of your other eyebrow and used up all your bangs {usually 5-6 sections}…
  9. Next, take the end of the braid and tuck it under the hair on the side/back, and secure into place with a bobby pin…
  10. Allow the hair to fall back over the top of the braid…
  11. Lift up the waterfall strands on top, and using a rat-tooth comb, tease the underside of the hair to keep the strands laying straight back and volumized…
  12. Optional: Feel free to pancake the front elbows of the braid to create and added pop and accent to the braid.
  13. Add hairspray.

Please comment below if you loved Bailey’s DIY Faux Waterfall Braid Headband hairstyle today, and feel free to leave suggestions for future tutorials.

Happy Hairstyling!

Don’t forget to watch BrooklynAndBailey‘s video from last week where they filmed the What’s in My Mouth challenge! It’s hilarious! Simply click below to view…

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