Glee Hairstyles: Quinn Fabray Tieback

September 08, 2010

So during my summer, during what little free time I had, I became hooked on Fox’s summer repeat of the “Glee” musical TV series. Although the dramatic content is not suitable for children, I have shown my girls a few of the awesome musical numbers and mashups from albums that we all grew up with!

If you watch the series, you will notice that there are quite a few fun braided hairstyles worn by the girls. In my opinion, Dianna Agron’s character Quinn Fabray has the most beautiful styles…

Quinn Fabray Braids

The series shows quite a few messy (loose) braid styles, and Quinn regularly sports a French Front as seen in the above photo.  This hairstyle is perfect for teens/tweens, moms, and little girls. You will also notice that hairstyles like this are extremely popular right now, so I can guarantee that you will receive tons of compliments.

Double French Tieback (rear)

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, spray bottle, one hairband, hairspray, (accessory if desired).

Time Requirement:  3-5 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

The particular hairstyle I show below is a “double variation” of the style seen in Quinn’s photo above, with a tieback to finish it off.  If you choose to vary the style a bit for another day, feel free to try a Dutch Braid version!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Flipped Half Ponytail | Easy Hairstyles

August 18, 2010

Here is another hairdo that can help satisfy the many requests for Back-to-School Hairstyles! It is perfectly simple, and literally only takes a minute or two to do (even for dads)!  In fact, many of our styles will make for great Back-to-School looks!

Flipped Half Ponytail

Funny enough, I filmed this hairstyle in early July and posted it on YouTube a few weeks ago. Many of you know that I just returned from Hawaii on vacation. While flying home, on the plane I watched “The Last Song” with Miley Cyrus. If you have seen the movie, released earlier this year, you will notice that Miley’s character wore this hairstyle during the funeral scene near the end of the film. I thought it looked just as cute on Miley as it does on my girls! I know you will like how easy this hairstyle is to do, and is is perfect for little girls, tweens, teens, and moms! Click below to view the hairstyle tutorial…

Items Required: Rat-tail comb, spray bottle, topsy-tail tool (if you do not want to use your fingers), 1 ponytail holder/band, accessory (if desired).

Time Requirement: 2-3 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Double-Hidden Braids | Cute Hairstyles

August 11, 2010

Our children will soon be going back to school, so many of you will likely want quick and easy hairstyles for those upcoming mornings! This style is good for girls of all ages, even moms!  You can keep the part in the center like I did, or offset it a bit to one side.  For a more volumenous effect with the hair, use this as a 2nd day hairdo from our Double French Braids hairstyle tutorial…

Double Hidden Braids (Front)

Here is a view from the side. Notice how the braid goes under the hair, essentially hiding it?

Double-Hidden Braids (R Side)

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, spray bottle, small elastic band.

Time Requirement:  3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

To view a quick video tutorial for this hairstyle, please click below…

With my two oldest girls getting closer to the teenage years, they are wanting less and less the “little girl” hairdo’s. Fortunately I still have two little daughters left, so you will be getting a mixture of age styles. Let me know what you think!

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Back to School Hairdo: Twist-Back into Square Knot

August 14, 2009

Begin by straightening hair. This step isn’t necessary, but I like the look better if the hair is straight. It makes the knot stand out a bit more. If your DD’s hair is naturally straight then you are all set!

Items Needed: Brush, comb, hair straightener, bobby pins, and hairspray (pomade optional).

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Now part hair wherever natural part falls. Section off a small piece on each side of the head and twist it back. You can use a little Pomade to help the twists stay together and eliminate flyers from static…

Take the two pieces and tie half a knot. Like you are tying a shoelace. One piece under the other and tighten them against the head. You will now have this…


Now using bobby pins secure this in place. I do it in such a way that the bobby pins are hidden. I think I used about 4-5 bobby pins…


Once the first 1/2 of the knot is secure take the remaining ends and tie together again in the same way… like you are doing a double knot. I think the official name of this is a “square knot“. Use bobby pins to secure in place once again. Leave the ends sticking out a little and fluff if necessary. Use hairspray to help hold in place…

Twist-Back into Square Knot Hairdo

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Teen-Bohemian Braids | Easter Hairstyles

April 08, 2009

Wow! Obviously my brain is still on vacation! I can’t believe how quickly the time has slipped away from me.

This hair do is so simple! I didn’t even have to take very many pictures. I think it has a definite Bohemian, hippy look to it which is perfect for teens and tweens who do not want to have a curly princesslike hairdo for Easter.

Tween Hairstyles

Items Needed: Hair straightener, 1 clear elastic, brush, comb, and any accessories.

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

First begin by straightening the hair. I started with my DD’s hair already straightened. I thought it would show off the braids better. But you can leave hair curly, wavy, or anything in between. Now part hair (wherever natural part is). Grab a small chunk of hair up near the part, closer to face. Braid this. Have DD (Darling Daughter) hold hair while you grab a second small chunk of hair. Again get the hair near the part, but this time back near the crown of head. Have DD hold braids…

Tween Bohemian Braids #1

Repeat these braids directly on the other side of the part. You will now have four braids (or add a few more if you desire)…

Tween Bohemian Braids #2

Loosely pull the braids back and secure with a clear elastic. You can stop here and leave hair as is…

Tween Bohemian Braids #3

Or you can add a ribbon. I did the ribbon for school that day, but later took it out for her piano recital that night. I decided the ribbon took away from the subtleness of her braids, but you choose what you want to do.

Tween Bohemian Braids #4

She’s looking a little like “Cousin It” in this pictures with all of her hair pushed toward her face, but you get the idea.

Tween Bohemian Braids #5

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