Authentic Katniss Braid | Hunger Games Special Guest

April 17, 2012

Several months ago we uploaded our 1st version of the Katniss Braid, long before the movie came out. The movie was a blockbuster smash, and everyone was amazed at the hairstyles seen throughout the film!

Right after the premier, Linda Flowers, the lead hairstylist on The Hunger Games movie set, began searching the internet to see what people were saying about her hairstyles.

In fact, Linda was so amazed at how the Katniss Braid was becoming a “symbol”, so much that teen girls worldwide and their friends were wearing the braid to see the movie in theaters! She found us on YouTube and recognized that CuteGirlsHairstyles had a huge hand in helping teach literally thousands of our fans how to do the braid!

As such, Linda reached out to us and offered to give me a personal tutorial of the many Hunger Games hairstyles over Skype!

Authentic Katniss Braid | Hunger Games Hairstyles

During our tutorial, I quickly saw that the Katniss braid had a little more prep work to it than I had originally thought! Linda showed me how she added the texture into Jennifer Lawrence’s hair “before” she created the Katniss braid {something I had not figured out}.

She uses a tool called the TopStyler® {by InStyler®} to add volume and stranded twists into the diagonal Dutch braid. From the leaked photos prior to the premier, many thought that there was maybe one more strand added into the braid… and this was the reason why. You can see exactly how to create this texture by viewing the tutorial below.

Authentic Katniss Braid | Hunger Games Hairstyles

I appreciate that the TopStyler uses a slow and uniform transfer heat to curl the hair, rather than the immediate super hot heat a curling wand provides that only heats the outside of the strand. It also allows for the curl to stay in much longer.

Authentic Katniss Braid | Hunger Games Hairstyles

This is the exact look Katniss wore throughout the arena scenes in the movie, taught to CuteGirlsHairstyles personally by the one who created it… Linda Flowers! Hope you enjoy it!

{You can find the TopStyler at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ulta, or Amazon online.}

Enjoy!

 

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, water bottle, hairspray, TopStyler, 1 hairband, quiver of arrows {optional}

Time Requirement: 30 minutes {approximately, including heat time}

Skill Level:  Hard

If you enjoyed this tutorial, please feel free to Facebook share it, tweet it, pin it, “whatever-you-want” it!

Happy Hairdoing!

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FTC Disclosure: I was provided this TopStyler® tool free of charge by InStyler® for review purposes only. No other forms of compensation were provided to CuteGirlsHairstyles. All opinions of the product are strictly mine, and results may vary.

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Spiral Curls | Waterfall Braid

May 02, 2011

Continuing on with our Waterfall Braid series, we wanted to show you this one which incorporates the use of spiral curls on the fall-through strands of the braid. (For those of you who do not know how to braid this style, please review our how to waterfall braid tutorial.)

I think this hairstyle turned out absolutely darling!

 Waterfall Braid Hairstyle with Spiral Curls

We offset my daughter’s part a little, and then did a waterfall braid on both sides – meeting up together in the back.

Waterfall Braid Hairstyle with Spiral Curls (Left)

Waterfall Braid Hairstyle with Spiral Curls (Right)

Waterfall Braid Hairstyle with Spiral Curls (Front)

We then took a Conair Spiral Styler and curled the loose strands of the hair and left the rest of the hair straight. You could curl all of the hair, but we really wanted to accent the loose strands of the braid against the hair. It is just a matter of your preference. We bought our spiral styler off of Amazon, at the following link…

Always be sure to us a good heat protectant on your daughter’s hair before curling. I find that this specific spiral styler works better than a wand or other curling irons because it grips the entire strand of hair and forms the curl much faster and with less heat.

Just like other curled styles, you will find that throughout the day the style will “curl crawl” {curls migrate into one another}. All you have to do is run your fingers through the strands, and the curls will separate back to original form!

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, one hairband, spiral curler (iron), heat protectant, hairspray, accessory (if desired).

Time Requirement: 20 minutes

Skill Level: Hard

We know that this style will be extremely popular for more formal occasions (communions, weddings, Proms, Homecomings, etc.), but it does not have to be.

In fact, I think you moms should try this hairstyle on that Friday night Date Night with your awesome husbands!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Egg Tails | Easter Hairstyles

April 19, 2011

Two years ago we posted a photo tutorial of our Egg Tails, which were a huge hit for little girls at Easter Egg hunts or at family parties, Crazy Hair Day, etc.

It has turned out to be one of our fun Easter Hairstyles (although not appropriate, in my opinion, for Easter Sunday)!

Egg Tails | Easter Pigtails

Yesterday, I took a Facebook poll asking viewers if they thought I should do a video tutorial of this style before Easter and the response was overwhelmingly… YES!!! Sooooo, we scrambled to find the supplies and filmed the ponytails this morning.

Egg Tails | Easter Hairstyles

I am telling you, this hairstyle is a definite conversation starter! I guarantee that you will have people stopping you in the street trying to see exactly what it is that you did!

In fact, the Egg Tail video tutorial is already getting a great response on YouTube! {Two years ago a viewer’s daughter was at an Easter Egg hunt wearing this style and was photographed for her local newspaper!}

Egg Tails | Crazy Hair Day

In our original photo tutorial two years ago, we used full-size Easter eggs.  This time, we used the mini eggs so that we could fit three in each ponytail.  It turned out super cute.  (Be sure to start looking today for these mini eggs, because they are hard to find!  Hobby Lobby had been carrying them, but we found ours at WalMart.)

We also enhanced the hairstyle to include a trick we used last year to help keep the eggs from falling out.  You will have to watch the video to see exactly what it was!

Before you view the video, though, be sure to review the old photo tutorial (“Egg Tail” link above) beforehand just to make sure you understand each step well.  Then after seeing the video, you will be a pro!

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, spray bottle, hairspray, 36 clear elastics, 8 hair bands, 6 mini plastic Easter eggs, and two ribbons (your choice of color).

Time Requirement: 20+ minutes

Skill Level: Hard

Happy Hairdoing!

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XO Valentine's Day Hairstyle

February 13, 2010

Here is my last Valentine’s Day hairstyle for 2010, and it requires a little bit of “creativity” to see it! It is a little out there… so I did this on my #3 daughter last week as a test to see if people at school could figure it out, and everyone did.  In fact, some of her teachers took pictures.  It took a bit of practice to get it, so I explain some of what I learned in the video tutorial below.  Here it is…

XO (Hug & Kiss) Hairstyle

Items Needed:  Brush, comb, spray bottle, 5 elastic bands, and 3 ribbons

Time Requirement:  20 minutes

Skill Level: Hard

Also, don’t forget our other Valentine’s Day Hairdo’s!  Be sure to email photos of your V-Day do’s or simply post them to our Facebook page!

Enjoy, and Happy Hairdoing!

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Rows of Three | Cute Hairstyles

January 07, 2010

*Note from Mindy: Congratulations to Kenzie for being our January’s Hairdoer of the Month!!! She just turned 13 last month, and came up with this hairstyle for her little sister on her own! Bless her heart, each photo file was 4MB in size so it had to take her forever to upload the photos and send them to me by email! Her little sister is so lucky to have such a wonderful big sister to do her hair. Please join with me to congratulate Kenzie! (She will also receive 20 extra entries into our next giveaway!)
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Rows of Three

Hello, My name is Kenzie, I will be 13 this month , and I do my little sister’s hair. This hairdo is called ‘Rows of Three’.

Items Needed: Comb, brush, water bottle (if her hair is not wet), 21 small elastics, bow.

Time Requirement: 20 to 25 minutes.

Skill Level: Medium

First, part hair down the middle and right behind ears. Make 3 temporary ponytails…

Now take one of the sections and part it into three more sections…

Next take one of the three sections and make a small square at the bottom…

Then make another square, but add the bottom pony to it (should look like this)…

After that, do the same thing with the last piece and don’t forget to add the pony under it…

Now do the same thing to the other two sections (should now look like this)…

Now for the other side of head, do the exact same thing as you did before. Then when you have six ponytails on top, take the front two and put them in an elastic…

Do the same with the next two ponytails, but add the top one in…

And the same thing for the last one…

Now take out the bottom temporary pony, brush hair, add a bow… and your done!!

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Happy Hairdoing!

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