Double French Braid and Twist | Braid Hairstyles

April 30, 2012

Over the past few months, we have received so many requests for hairstyles that it is hard to accommodate all of them.   We wish we had time to do all of them, but with six children who are my highest priority… it is difficult to find spare time.

What we do find, however, is that there may be a reoccurring theme among the hairstyle requests…

Double French Braid and Twist | Game of Thrones Hairstyles

Double French Braid and Twist | Braid Hairstyles

We have had quite  few Facebook posts or emails asking for hairstyles from The Game of Thrones TV series on HBO.  We do not watch HBO, but many fans have sent in photos and I have to admit some of the hairstyles are super cute!

Double French Braid and Twist | Braid Hairstyles

 

{Note to readers:  This is not a show that we will watch in our home, simply because we do not agree with its content.  We also would not advise anyone under the age of 18 to view it either, since it apparently contains mature content and themes.}

From an emailed photo of a hairstyle worn by the character named Sansa, here is what we are calling this the “Double French Braid & Twist”…

Steps:

  1. To begin, center-part the hair and then section off about a 1.5 inch strip on either side of the part. {These sections will provide the hair for the two French backs.}
  2. Then French Braid the right section until you reach as far back as the crown of the head, then finish of the hair with a simple braid {tying it off loosely with an elastic band}…
  3. Repeat step #2 on the left section of the hair…
  4. Then take the braids and twist them around each other, tying them off together with an hair elastic.
  5. Add hairspray {if desired}.

We added volume to the hair with a curling wand beforehand, simply to add more texture to the hairstyle. It was only on the top layer of the hair, with the underlying hair “as is”.

This would be a perfect 2nd-day hairstyle if you had braids or curls in your hair from the previous day.  It is so simple to do, as long as you know how to French Braid, and will certainly have people asking you how you did it!

Enjoy!

Items Needed:  Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, two elastic bands, hairspray, and curling iron {if desired, for texture}

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level:  Medium

As another side note, my hubby and I officially entered a video application for The Amazing Race!  I have been trying to convince my husband to apply with me ever since season #1… but he finally gave in and decided to do it this year! The Amazing Race has been my dream for several years now, so if you happen to know someone at CBS {or know someone who knows someone}, please let them know to look for us!!!

Thanks, and Happy Hairdoing!

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Waterfall Twist | Beautiful Teen Hairstyles

March 11, 2012

We have received a lot of attention for our Waterfall Braid hairstyle tutorials, with over 18 million YouTube views between our first two videos alone!

What I hear from some girls, is that they are not very good at French braiding and as such they can never get the braids to look right. We want everyone to be able to get that awesome cascading waterfall look, so…

Waterfall Twist | A cheat to the Waterfall Braid

About six months ago, Kori, a good friend of mine from Princess Hairstyles, posted a simple “cheat” for the Waterfall Braid that used a twist on the side, rather than a braid. The end result looks so much like a waterfall braid that not many people would know the difference!

Waterfall Twist Hairstyle | Top Hairstyles

Waterfall Twist Hairstyle {Front View}

For this tutorial, we carried the twist all the way around the head and we think it turned out super cute!

Items Needed: Brush or rat-tail comb, 1 bobby pin, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level:  Medium

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin on front, right side of the head and section out 1 large strand of hair that can serve as your base for the twist around the head…
  2. Divide this strand into 2 equal pieces, and begin by twisting them around each other one time.
  3. Now, take a new selected strand of hair and place it between your twisting strands, so that it literally falls through like in the Waterfall Braid.
  4. Twist the 2 original strands once more.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 all the way around the back of the head and towards the top of the left ear.
  6. For the last added-in section of hair on the left side, be sure to pull back into the strand about the same amount of hair you pulled initially to created the twisted strands… this will give a balanced look from the front.
  7. When you finish adding in your last twist, grab a bobby pin and sure-secure the end of the twist above the ear, making sure to hide the bobby pin as best as you can.
  8. Use hairspray {if desired} to help control flyaways.

Enjoy!

As always, if you enjoyed this hairstyle… please be sure to “blog” it, “Facebook” it, “Tweet” it, “Pin” it, “whatever-you-want” it!

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}.

Cute Bun Hairstyles

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!

Enjoy!

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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Triple Twist-and-Pin | Updo Hairstyles

September 22, 2011

As you know, I have been loving Pinterest lately as it allows many of my fans to @Mindy “MrsHairdo” me in their hairstyle pins so that I can have a better way to keep track of fan suggestions.

This is one that I have actually been doing on myself a lot lately, because I saw the idea online from the girls at Real Simple.  I cannot tell you how many compliments I have received!  Fans have been repinning the style, so I decided to film a tutorial.

Triple Twist-and-Pin {Back}

What I love most about this bun hairstyle is its simplicity.  You will see that it really does not take much to create this elegant hairstyle.   If you accessorize a little bit , it can make a great updo for prom/homecoming, as well as a great hairstyle for communion or a flower girl in a wedding.

This style involves separating the hair into three even sections in the back, then taking each strand individually and twisting them until they twist upon each other {forming a bun}.  Two of the buns you twist and pin in the same direction… the last one you twist in the opposite direction.  You may even opt to twist the bangs back before creating the buns for an even more elegant look.

Securing the buns can be tricky, and you may choose to use Goody’s Spin Pins for more security, but on this day we could only find bobby pins.  {If you do this style on your daughter, please know that it may not hold well if she plans to be active in PE that day or during sports.}

Triple Twist-and-Pin {Side}

Triple Twist-and-Pin {Front}

As you can see, I also did this style on myself that day.  My hair is shoulder length, with bangs, and quite layered.  The style holds well for me.  Adult Triple Twist-and-Pin {Back}

Adult Triple Twist-and-Pin {Front}

Did you notice my little friend on my shoulder?  If not, then look closely again!  Crazy!  He just flew from the flowers onto my shoulder and my husband and daughters thought it was hilarious!

Items Needed:  Brush, 1 alligator clip, 10-12 bobby pins, hairspray and accessories {if desired}.

Time Requirement:  5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

 

Happy Hairdoing!

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