Side Flat Twists | Back-to-School Hairstyles

August 20, 2012

I know that many of our styles I use on my daughters, and that so many of our earlier styles were meant for little girls.

Well, today we wanted to do something for the older girls that is very fun… with a little edge and punk!

Side Flat Twists | Back-to-School Hairstyles

I first noticed a variation of this on Kendall Jenner from the Kardashians, only in the photo she wore cornrows {braids} instead of twists. There are a few other stars who rock this look as well.

I prefer to use twists in this hairstyle instead, because they are faster to do and look fairly similar. You can use either bobby pins, as I have done, or you can secure the twists with small clear elastic bands. {If you were to do cornrows, the hairstyle could be used for a week or so.}

Side Flat Twists | Punk Hairstyles

Side Flat Twists | Rocker Hairstyles

This is a fun look that takes very little time to do. We like that it looks punk enough, kind of like the side of the head is shaved… only you do not have to commit to a shave to get the look! Also, depending on where you part your hair, you could use as few as three twists or as many as five… it is all up to you!

Here I have my daughter’s hair straight, but you could do this with curly or wavy hair as well!  I threw in a shot of me wearing this hairstyle, as well!  For an even edgier look, you could do this to both sides of the head!

Enjoy!  Don’t forget to tweet me at @CuteGirlHair and let me know if you would like to see Homecoming hairstyles or more Back-to-School hairstyles!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 alligator clip or large hair elastic, 4 small bobby pins {or 4 small clear elastics}, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Note from Mindy: In the video, I refer to how I learned this twisting method by researching online how to do hairstyles on my black daughter’s hair {since her hair-care routine and hair texture is so different than my other daughters}. Some fans on YouTube have taken offense to my usage of the term “black”. Please know that I am not racist in any way… I love all my children equally! Many of you also know that we do not give out our children’s names for security purposes, so we have to refer to them in different ways.  It is also important to note that we use the term black often with respect to our children only because “African American” can be a misnomer. There are so many blacks whose heritage comes from Brazil, Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or other islands in the Caribbean. Labeling them all as “African American” for PC sake is incorrect. Our daughter’s heritage is Caribbean and Italian, with a little Native American, and even more… her birthmother asked us to refer to our daughter as black. We celebrate Black History Month, at times do watch Black Entertainment Television, and talk about Martin Luther King Jr. This heritage is important to our family!  :)

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Double French Twistback | Short Hairstyles

June 29, 2011

By request, I have started to go through some of our short hairstyles that we have not yet filmed.

I have done this double twist hairstyle before in a photo tutorial, but here I decided to film it on my #4 daughter who has the short A-line bob. It is another simple way to pull the bangs back out of your face.

Although this is listed as a short hairstyle, it can be done on any length of hair. If you are concerned about flyaways… feel free to use a good pomade or fiber gum in the twists. Enjoy!

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, 1 gator clip, one hair elastic, bobby pins, water bottle and hairspray (if desired).

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing,

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Knots into Side Ponytail | Cute Hairstyles

February 19, 2009

This hairdo was one of my very first ones on the blog. Since then, my readers have grown A LOT so I thought I might re-post once in awhile, just in case people missed it the first time around. This one is super easy, very fast, and can be used on little kids all the way up to teens.

Items needed: Brush, comb, water, hairspray/gel, 1 rubber band.

Time Required: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Start by parting the hair on top of the head into one middle section. The parts will run from front of head towards back of head…

Then create a rectangle shape by parting across the head between two previous parts…

Separate that section into two parts…

Take the two pieces of hair and tie like you are doing the first step of tying a shoelace (cross the two parts and wrap one underneath)…

This is what it should look like at this point.

Now wrap the hair underneath again… essentially a double twist. It will look like this…

Pull both strands until knot becomes tight against head…

Repeat with a second rectangle just behind the first…

Pull remainder of hair into a side ponytail and add in the 4 strands of hair from the knots on top…

Happy Hairdoing!

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Cute Hair Twists into Messy Buns

December 30, 2008

This is a style I saw on a 13-year old girl the other day, and thought it was so cute for the tween age girls or younger.

Items Needed: 2 rubber bands, comb, brush, hairspray, and water.
Time Requirement: 7-10 minutes.

Begin by brushing and wetting down hair. Now in center of head, part off a section. Approximate size would be 3-4 inches wide and maybe 2 inches deep…

Now divide that section into two sections from side to side. Pin one section out of the way for now…

Take a small piece from the first section and separate into two pieces (don’t get lost here – just follow the pictures)

Now begin to form a twist by twisting the initial two pieces. (Let me try to explain easier. Hold piece A in your left hand. Hold piece B in your right. Now switch the two pieces of hair.)

Now pickup a small piece of hair (piece C) and add it to piece A (which is in your right hand at this point). So we are back down to two pieces…

Now switch the two again. A should be in your left hand, B in your right. Again pick up a small third section of hair and add it to piece B (in your right hand). ALWAYS add hair to the right hand! Then switch the two pieces again. Continue to repeat process till you run out of hair to pick up. Twist the two pieces a few more times making each twist long enough to pull back into a ponytail…

Repeat the process on the second section of hair that you pinned out of the way in the beginning…

You now have two twists that look like this. Pull remaining hair into a ponytail, messy bun (this is what I did), nape-of-neck side ponytail, or even two ponytails. Done!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Cute Hairstyles: Triple Twists and Messy Buns

October 13, 2008

This is a hairstyle my girls practically grew up on… it was also the style that most prompted me to start this blog. Everyone always stopped me, no matter where we were, to ask how we did the style…

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, spray bottle, brush, and 4 rubber bands.

Time Required: 7-10 minutes.

Skill Level: Medium

For this cute hairstyle, begin by parting hair on either side from face to back…

Now section from middle part to right ear…

Section from middle part to left ear…. use a rubber band or clip to hold section out of the way. Add another clip or rubber band to the hair in back to keep it out of the way.

Using the section with the MOST hair, separate section into 3 smaller sections.

Starting with the section closest to face, begin to twist from middle part to ear…

Repeat until you have three finished twists.

While your daughter holds the three twists, undo hair in back and separate into two sections down the middle…

Gather right side of back hair and create a ponytail. Hold with hand.


BEFORE putting rubber band on the hair, add in the three twists. Now rubber band all together.

Now take ponytail and twist…

Wrap twist around and around the rubber band to create a twisty bun.

Use another rubber band to secure the twist and the bun. I like to have the ends hanging out so I leave about 2 inches of hair hanging out of the bun at the top.

Repeat whole process on the other side.

Rat the ends of hair a little to add fluff. Use hairspray to make them stay in place.

Happy Hairdoing!

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