How to Create a Zig-Zag Twistback | Cute Hairstyles

April 20, 2014

If you care to venture back to our earliest days on this website, you will find several tightly twisted or braided hairstyles… some involving a zig-zag part. Zig-Zag Twistbacks | Rope Braid I stumbled upon my earliest hairstyle album a few weeks ago and found a photo of this style that we have never filmed before. Today is the day that we show you how to create a Zig-Zag Twistback! Rope Braid Tieback Hairstyle Zig-Zag Twistbacks | Rope Braid My 3rd daughter volunteered to be our model, and here we show you first how to create the zig-zag part, and then how to incorporate four twistbacks into a super cute tieback. Zig-Zag Twistbacks | Rope Braid Zig-Zag Twistbacks | Rope Braid Zig-Zag Twistbacks | Rope Braid Zig-Zag Twistbacks | Rope Braid You could actually use this hairstyle in a combo with a bun, for a super beautiful updo! Feel free to tag your own photos of this hairstyle with: #CGHZigZagTwists My girls often wore this style to sports activities, such as soccer and softball, because the twisting pulled the hair out of their eyes. Better yet, the hairstyle stays fairly well after a long active day! That being said, this twistback hairstyle can also be worn by girls of all ages, especially as “half-up, half-down” hairstyles are very popular right now! Enjoy! Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 small hair elastic, 2 alligator clips, spray wax or hairspray, accessory {if desired}. Time Requirement: 5-8 minutes Skill Level: Medium Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. To begin, comb all the hair away from the face towards the back of the head…
  2. Then with a rat-tail comb, part from left to right in a diagonal direction to create the first “Zig”…
  3. Near the end of the first zig, take the comb and part toward the left to create the next “Zag”.
  4. Repeat this one more time, to create two equal sections of hair on either side, with a nice zig zag part line down the middle…
  5. Now go back to the first triangle section of hair, nearest the face and use a comb to continue the partline down next to the ear, or simply use your finger to create a rough part…
  6. Except that section, pull all remaining hair out of the way and secure until you need it…
  7. Using the hair from the first triangle section, grab a strand of hair near the front and divide it into two equal strands…
  8. Begin a rope twist with those two strands {give the hair a gentle twist to the right before crossing it over each other, to ensure the twist remains tight}…
  9. Repeat a rope twist, adding in hair on both sides with each stitch, until you run out of hair near the ear…
  10. Continue twisting the rest of the strands into a rope braid, and have your daughter hold, or secure with an alligator clip…
  11. Repeat Steps 5-10 on each of the three remaining sections of the Zig Zag, which will give you two rope twists on each side of the head…
  12. Gather all four twists together, combine them, and secure with an elastic into a tieback on the back of the head.
  13. Add hair spray or accessory {as desired}.

Please feel free to leave me a comment below letting us know what you think of this Zig-Zag Twistbacks hairstyle! As always, if you loved the tutorial, please feel free to share it! Happy Hairstyling! BrooklyAndBailey‘s video for this week showed us all how to create the most vibrant Easter eggs using ingredients you have at home! Sure beats those pale egg-dying kits you can buy at the store! Simply click below to watch…

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Subtle Twist into Side Braid | Easy Hairstyles

November 21, 2012

Quick and easy, those are the hairstyles that I LOVE!!!

This one is a perfect hairstyle for those days or mornings when you have very little time on your hands. Perhaps what I enjoy the most about it is that the style is meant to be loose. There is nothing wrong with tight and crisp hairstyles, but there is just something about that romantic ‘tousled‘ look in a braid that is super cute and very trendy right now!

Subtle Twist into Side Braid

And… it takes no more than 3-5 minutes to complete! This hairstyle incorporates as soft, single twistback on one side that is then merged into a side braid.

We also included small snippets from our family videos this year of the kids’ in their Halloween costumes!  Enjoy!

Items Needed: 1 hairband… that’s it! {hairspray and bobby pins optional}

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Twistbacks into Square Knot | Daddy 'Do Hairstyles

September 30, 2012

This hairstyle tutorial is the result of what happens when daddy is home alone with the kids while I am out of town!

Unfortunately, the video I left in reserve for our usual weekly upload has sound issues.

My hubby called to let me know, which created a perfect opportunity for him to film another one of his famous Daddy ‘Do Hairstyles!  This one is called Pullbacks into Square Knot, and demonstrates perfectly his experience in scouting!

Pullbacks into Square Knot | Cute Hairstyles

I was actually very impressed when I saw the video, that the hairstyle looked so crisp and clean! The knot looked beautiful as well, so brownie points to him for bringing you this week’s tutorial!

{Although I wasn’t quite prepared for the “surprise” action he did in the video… my daughter was trying so hard not to laugh!}

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Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, one hairband, 2-4 bobby pins, pomade and hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Brush out hair…
  2. Separate off a small section of hair near each ear to create the two pullbacks…
  3. Secure remaining unused hair into a soft ponytail with a hairband to keep hair out of the way…
  4. Dampen the hair with a spray bottle {if needed} to help control flyaways…
  5. Add some mousse or pomade to the pullback strands to help add a little grit.  {This will better help the hair stay in place when you create the square knot.}
  6. Take both strands and pull them to the back of the head, and form the first part of a knot just like tying your shoe…
  7. Now repeat the same step again to create the square knot…
  8. Holding the hair ends in place, gently add bobby pins to each “tail” right where they come out of the knot {in an up-and-in motion, to create a more secure pin}…
  9. Then add hairspray to secure any remaining flyways and to help hold the knot shape.


Happy Hairdoing!

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Double Twist-Around Bun | Updo Hairstyles

January 08, 2012

Here is another super cute bun hairstyle, that is perfect for girls of all ages. It is one of our easiest undo hairstyles as well.

Twistback Bun Hairstyles

This hairdo uses two French twistbacks. Begin by making the twist backs from the front, adding hair as you go until you reach the back.

Then, take the first twist back and twist it until the strand begins to wrap around itself into a bun. Slightly secure it with a hairband so that you can do the next twistback. Create the second twist back in the same manner and wrap the second twisted strand around the first bun.

In this tutorial, I used Goody Spin Pins to help secure the bun {which saved me from having to use an extra 5-6 bobby pins}.

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I also created this hairstyle to be a little loose, because this is the style that is totally in right now… but you could do this tighter for ballet, dance, or sports hairstyles. It will look super cute!


Items Needed: Brush, 1 elastic hairband, 2 large Goody Spin Pins, a few bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Spiral Twists | Updo Hairstyles

December 02, 2011

This is a viewer-inspired hairstyle! Cristina emailed me with a link to a YouTube video where she wanted to show me a hairdo that she loves to do on her daughter. We viewed it, liked it, and filmed our own take on it with an added “spin” {literally}!  Thanks, Cristina!

Spiral Twisty Bun Hairstyle

This style is different than our Rosette Bun hairstyle, as the spirals set right against the head.  The Rosette Buns were essentially bantu knots, or twisty buns.

To begin this hairstyle, we decided to incorporate our Double French Twistbacks from the front that we added into a high ponytail. {We are a big fan of hairstyle combinations whenever it makes sense!} Then you simply divide the ponytail into three sections.

Take each section individually and twist them, and then roll it up into a spiral wheel {like a cinnamon roll}. Then simply bobby pin the spiral securely, and repeat the same with the other two sections.

Hairstyles | French Twists into Spiral Twisty Bun

Now, I apologize on the photos for being taken 8 hours after we did the hairstyle {we forgot}, but what you see is that this style held up quite nicely after a fairly active day for an eight-year old! To help control the flyaways, you can use hairspray (which I also forgot to do).

This hairstyle is great for girls and women of all ages, and especially perfect for weddings, communions, baptisms, flower girls, ballet, Prom, Homecoming, etc. You will also find that by sleeping on the spirals… you will have a gorgeous curled ponytail as a “2nd Day ‘Do”! Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 ponytail holder, 6-7 large bobby pins, hairspray.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes (15 minutes if you do the Double French Twistbacks)

Skill Level: Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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