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

Happy Hairdoing!

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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

Happy Hairdoing!

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Subtle Twist Back | Daddy Do

March 20, 2009

This hairdo is as easy as they come. What a great hairstyle for those mornings you have 3-5 minutes to be out the door.

This one isn’t anything original, but is a great one to have in your repertoire.

Hairstyles for Girls

Items Needed: Brush, comb, hairspray, 1 rubber band, and accessories.

Time Requirement: 2-3 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Start by brushing the hair. My dd had her hair braided the day before so her hair was pretty wavy, but straight or super curly hair would work too.

Subtle Twistback #1

Starting right next to and slightly behind the ear, begin to twist it back…

Subtle Twistback #2

When you get the whole strand of hair twisted, have your dd hold it, then repeat on the other side. Combine ends together on the back of head… and where they meet, add a rubber band to secure…

Subtle Twistback #3

Add a ribbon or flower for bling. Easy and fast.

Subtle Twistback #4Subtle Twistback #5Subtle Twistback #6

Happy Hairdoing!

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Second-Day Do: Curls After Triple Twists w/ Messy Buns

January 08, 2009

Here’s another “Second-Day Do”. This means you can do the the Triple Twists with Messy Buns hairstyle on Day 1, then you simply use the curls or waves from that do for Day 2. Makes a quick, easy restyle!

Items Needed: Brush, comb, hairspray, 1 rubber band.

Time Required: 3 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

This is what the original hairstyle looked like…

If you can’t remember how to do this style, click Triple Twisty Buns. To create the second-day ‘do, simply remove all buns and twists. Brush out hair so hair is full and beautiful…

Now gather up the sides from the ears back and put into an elastic… I simply gather up all the hair that was in the original six twists. (if you look close at this picture you can even see the outline of the twists still in her hair)

Add a ribbon or bow.

Spritz a little hairspray to keep curls pretty all day. DONE!!!

Happy Hairdoing!

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