Pancake Braids | Bohemian Hairstyles

February 01, 2012

Many of you noticed the cute braids that we included in the photos of the No-Heat Sock Curls Hairstyle tutorial, and asked if we could do a tutorial on it…

Great news, we actually filmed those braids on the sock curls that very day! I think you will admit that these braids are so super easy to do!

Pancake Braid | Bohemian Hairstyles

Now, I know you are going to ask… but my twins started calling this style of braiding “Pancake Braids” since they were little, because the braids are flattened like pancakes. {I thought it was cute… so the name stuck!}

Pancake Braid | Long Hairstyles

In order to flatten a braid, you simply make a normal three-strand braid and then tug on the elbows while holding the end of the braid loosely. Once you like the way the braid looks, you simply tie it off with a clear elastic band.

In this hairstyle, we used two pancake braids, one on either side of the top/front of the hair, and then pinned them up around the back of the head. This is what actually gives the hairstyle a beachy-Bohemian look that is so popular today.

Just imagine the compliments you will receive on this hairstyle with such gorgeous curls {using no heat, of course) and these cute braids as an combo!  I promise you that I will be the first to compliment you!

Enjoy!

Items Needed: 2 clear elastic bands, 2-4 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level:  Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Headband Curls | No-Heat Hairstyles

December 12, 2011

I do use heat on my hair from time to time, and also on a few hairstyles with my girls, but always make an effort to use a good heat protectant.

There are, however, hairstyles where you can get gorgeous curls without the use of heat. These no-heat hairstyles have been used for years in the form of pin curls, rag curls, foam rollers, sock buns, etc.

Here is a curling method you may not have heard about, for low curls only using a simple headband. How neat is that?

No-Heat Hairstyles | Headband Curls

To begin, simply place a thin cotton headband on the forehead but over the back of the hair. Then spritz the hair with the water bottle so that the hair is slightly damp, gently finger-combing the water through the hair. {If the hair is too wet, then it will not hold the curls.} Proceed next by separating out small sections of hair to be wound tightly around the headband, until you reach the back of the head

Do the same on the other side and combine the remaining hair into one central strand that you wind through the headband until there is no hair remaining. {You can use a Topsy Tail on this step to make things much easier… I thought of that after we filmed the hairstyle!}

If you have a really cute headband, the hair at this stage can actually be a fun hairstyle for that day. It almost has a Greek Goddess look to it.

The key is to sleep on this hairstyle overnight until you are ready to take it out. You may choose to wear a silk scarf over the hair to keep it from falling out while you sleep.

No-Heat Hairstyles | Headband Curls

The next morning, gently unwind the strands of hair from the headband. You should end up with large, voluminous curls in the lower sections of the strands, and you can style the hair as you wish in all sorts of combinations. We made this a half-up/half-down hairstyle by forming an upper ponytail with some of the hair, and then gently bobby pinning the curls back into the ponytail holder.

Again, this is a fun hairstyle for girls of all ages. It is so easy to do and you never have to touch a curling iron! Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, water bottle, 1 thin cotton/soft headband, 1 ponytail holder, 2-3 bobby pins, hairspray.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes (night before), 2 minutes (morning after)

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Bohemian Braids | Cute Hairstyles

May 17, 2011

For a hairstyle that is quite simple yet elegant looking, I recommend this one.  The style, and variations of it, tends to be very popular with teenagers.

Bohemian Braids (back)

You simply section off four small squares of hair with your rat-tail comb, two near the front of the head and two at the crown (both on either side of the part), and then microbraid the strands.  Rather than rubberband each braid, have your daughter hold the braids as you complete them.

Once you are finished braiding, gather all four braids together and rubberband them.  Then simply comb out the remaining section of the braids so that is blends with the rest of her hair.

Right SideBohemian Braids (Right)

Left SideBohemian Braids (Left)

FrontBohemian Braids (Front)

You can do this hairstyle with either straight hair, as I have here, or with waves or curls.   The braids add the perfect accent!  You can also do the front braids closer to the forehead if you wish.  (If you use a flat iron to straighten the hair, please spray on a good heat protectant/conditioner first.) Enjoy!

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, one elastic hairband, spray on conditions to control flyaways, bow or clip (as desired).

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Hairstyles | Double-Twists into Side Braid

November 12, 2010

Hi everyone! Many followers here and on YouTube have asked which hairstyle it was that I used on my #2 daughter in our Family Intro video. Honestly, it is very similar to another style we did only I completed this hairstyle with a braid instead of a topsy-tailed pony.

Double-Twist into Side Braid (Front)

This is a very simple hairstyle that is perfect for girls of all ages, including moms! In order for you to see the style in 360˚, I provided the following views…

Right SideDouble-Twist into Side Braid (Right)

BackDouble-Twist into Side Braid (Back)

Left SideDouble-Twist into Side Braid (Left)

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 hair bands, hairspray (if needed), accessory (as desired). Here is where I found the cute folded-fabric flower hair accessory.

Time Requirement: 5+ minutes

Skill Level: Easy

If you like this cute hairstyle, be sure to let us know!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Cute Twistback Flip Under | Girls Hairstyles

September 15, 2010

What is fun about having posted so many cute and easy hairstyles on this site, is that you can use any combinations of past styles to create a new one!

Here is a hairstyle that incorporates concepts used in previous tutorials I have done. The end result is very cute…

Twistback Flip Under (Side)

This style incorporates a front-to-side twist as well as a side-ponytail flipunder. To vary the hair style a bit, you can use a French Front or a Reverse French Front instead of the front twist.  Oh, yes… and now you can watch the new tutorials in HD, if you wish!

For anyone looking to purchase a Topsy Tail, you can purchase one from the Amazon link in my left sidebar… or you can make your own with wire or a pipe cleaner (I will be posting a tutorial on how to do the latter in the next week).

Twistback Flip Under (back)

Twistback Flip Under (Front)

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, water spray bottle, one ponytail holder, Topsy Tail.

Time Requirement: 2-3 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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