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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Double-Twist Ponytail | Simple Hairstyles

May 31, 2011

If you are looking for an easy trick for the Fishtail Braid, then this ponytail style is just for you! (Although it was not my intention, feedback thus far is that this looks a lot like a fishtail and can be done in half the time.)

Double Twist Ponytail (Back)

What is great about this hairstyle is that it takes literally two to three minutes to complete!  Easy peasy!

I prefer to do this style when the hair is damp, like after a good towel drying after the morning shower.  This helps control the flyaways while you twist until you can add hairspray (you can also use Pomade on the hair before twisting).

Double Twist Ponytail (Side)

We have demonstrated how to do twistbacks like these before, but it was in photo format. You can see things much clearer and in real time by clicking the video below!  Enjoy!

Items Needed:  Rat-tail comb, two hairbands, bow or flower clip (if desired), hairspray (or Pomade, if desired).

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes…

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Single Twistback | Mom Hairstyles

May 16, 2011

I am on a recent mission to provide those of you moms some more simple, yet cute, mommy hairdos!  I mean, we make our girls look cute… but sometimes we forget about ourselves!  Actually, girls of all ages can use this, and it literally takes one minute to complete!

Single Twistback Hairstyle

We call this the Single Twistback, and it can be used to switch up the French Front hairstyle that you are seeing everywhere right now.  I show two ways to finish it off, but you can really use your own imagination and see where it goes!

Single Twistback Hairstyle (Front)

{Yeah, I can’t really hide it!  I am still sooooo excited about being named as a finalist in the YouTube contest above!  My girls keep asking me where we stand in the voting (it is close), I think the twins are maybe more “into” this friendly competition than I am!  Now, back to the hairstyle…}

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, one rubber hair band, two small bobby pins

Time Requirement: 1-2 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

You can view all the many wonderful video responses and comments here!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Twistbacks into Messy Bun | Mom Hairstyles

April 05, 2011

So many moms ask about the styles that I wear as I film hairstyles on my daughters, and how to do them. When I think about styles for the site, I pretty much only think about hairstyles on my girls. But that should not mean that I should only think about them, right? Moms are important too!

For those of you who asked, this hairstyle is the one I wore in the Lace Braid hairstyle tutorial we uploaded a week ago. I must have received at least a dozen emails about my hairdo, so here it is!

Side ViewTwistbacks into Messy Bun (Side)

The style is simple to do, and helps keep your bangs out of your face.  Plus, you can do it in only a few minutes before running out the door in the mornings!

Front ViewTwistbacks into Messy Bun (Front)

Rear ViewTwistbacks into Messy Buns (Back)

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, brush, 4 bobby pins, 1 hairband, hairspray (if desired).

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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Forward Twistback into Bun | Updo Hairstyles

December 24, 2010

Interestingly enough, I found the idea for this hairstyle from an article on 2011 Hair Trends which highlights the new trends in high fashion being various forms of twists! They found that Prada, YSL, and Blanc de Chine are all using twist hairstyles in their Spring 2011 fashion shows. Even neater, the author features one of our oldest twist styles from YouTube.

I have always loved using twists in my hairstyles and have many of them listed on this website. What I love about this particular style is that it has a very modern look to it, and it can be used for pretty much any occasion (Prom, Homecoming, ballet, weddings, formal events, etc).

Back View…

Side View…

You can actually twist the front section any direction you want, as each provides a little bit of a different look.

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, brush, water bottle, two hairbands, hairspray.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

If you like this hairstyle… be sure to let us know!

Happy Hairdoing!

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