September 08, 2013

Ribbon-Accented Loony Braid | Hairstyle Ideas

Be sure to tag #CGHRibbonLoonyBraid on your recreations of this hairstyle on Instagram and Twitter! We will be searching your photos and posting some of them on our CuteGirlsHairstyles Instagram page this week!

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My voice has not yet recovered from being sick, so this week my daughter Bailey offered to film one of the hairstyles she has been wearing lately … which I felt was very thoughtful!

It actually brought a tear to my eye when she volunteered! I was all ready to film a more difficult hairstyle, and became frustrated when my voice was not responding well.  She noticed on her own as asked me if I would let her demo her own hairstyle. I so appreciate her for that {and much, much more}!

Many of you loyal readers have seen our Loony Braid tutorials in year past, and this version is a variation that Bailey uses with her favorite color of ribbon as an accent.

Ribbon Accent Loony Braid

Crazy Hair DayThis braiding technique creates such a fun and beautifully-accented braid, and can literally be done in approximately two minutes!

If you know how to create a simple three-strand braid… then this hairstyle will be a cinch!

Ribbon Accent Loony Braid

Ribbon Accent Loony Braid

Ribbon Accent Loony BraidWe show you below how to create a simple side loony braid, however you can use this braid in a pair, or in any number of hairstyle combinations {like tiebacks, hidden braids, etc}.


Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 hair band, 2 yards {2 meters} of your favorite color hair ribbon, hairspray or pomade {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 2-3 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. {Optional} Bailey began with her hair twisted back away from her face, to keep her bangs and layers under control….
  2. Begin by securing the hair into a low ponytail, over one shoulder, with a hair band…
  3. Next, take the end of the ribbon {about 6 feet or 2 meters long} and thread it through the elastic…
  4. Pull the end of that ribbon through the elastic until both ribbon strands are exactly the same length {about 3 feet or 1 meter each}…
  5. Take one side of the ribbon and wrap it around the hair band to help hide…
  6. Now, cross the ribbon pieces to tighten  and secure it around the elastic…
  7. You should now have three total “strands,” two ribbon strands and one large hair strand {to help control fly-aways, you may choose to apply a good pomade to the hair strand}…
  8. Begin a simple three-strand braid using those three strands…
  9. When your braid gets to the end of your hair, tie the two ends of the ribbon into a knot to secure the hair in place…
  10. Cut off any excess ribbon with a small pair of scissors {adult supervision required}…
  11. Lastly but not least, gently tug on the elbows of the braid which helps them to pop out in between the ribbon strands. This effectively creates the “Loony” part of the braid.
  12. Add hairspray {if desired}.

Please feel free to leave me a comment below letting us know what you think of this  hairstyle!  As always, if you loved this hairstyle, please feel free to share it!

Happy Hairdoing!

For anyone wanting to learn how to be fashionable on a babysitter’s budget, you will need to view BrooklynAndBailey’s first episode of their Thrift Store Fashion Show series below…

  • allison

    i loved the baseball tee shirt

  • Fran SE

    I love, love love your hairstyles.Have learned so much from your videos. I’m so addicted to them, (lol) Keep up with the beautiful hairstyles that you and your beautiful daughters do. Thank you so much to you and your family.

  • Hey Mindy I love your hairdos i do them all the time on my cousin Leah thanks can Bailey and Brooklyn do a tutorial on a scarf with both of them in it since I can’t tell them apart?

  • CTM

    LOVE all your hairstyles!!!!!!!!

  • Emily West

    cute! thanks Bailey!

  • First off, on my browser, the comment’s pics are covering part of the comments, so they are hard to read. Can that be fixed? Also, thought I’d give you a website I think you will love love love! You are into fashion & this is a great site about that. It’s Have fun browsing it! Love your helpful tutorials. Bye!

    • Kaylee

      Yeah, I have the same problem with the comments. The photos cover the words 🙁

  • Bailey great job you did an awesome job.I love this hairstyle is so pretty

  • Kryssi Joy

    you could also use the rest of the ribbon to make a cute little bow at the bottom of the braid. that’d be adorable

  • micheala

    I love the ribbon accented loony braid (wearing it right now!).

    I have been trying out all your braids on myself, and I love all of them! I have 2 toddler boys and a nine month daughter, and I can not wait for her to get hair long enough for me to do these on her!!!

    I love your site!

  • lalitha

    good dresses bailey!

  • kalina

    One of the best hair styels ever!
    Good job Brooklyn! <3

  • Kylee

    Where did you find that thrift store! they had cute clothes and i have never seen a store like that!

    • mrshairdo

      There are several in our hometown, some are good… others are not. It really is hit and miss! xoxo

  • Excellent tutorial, really helpful, thanks a lot.

  • My girls saw this and love it. Right now their hair isn’t long enough to actually do this but they have high hopes. They are always asking to do different stuff with their hair and they are only 5 years old. Great information, thanks for sharing.

  • anonomus

    You and your girls are SO PRETTY!

  • Ana Belen

    I love your hairstyles MINDY!. Every day I wear a new hairstyle to school and everyone asks me how I do it. Keep up the good work!

  • Emily O

    What is the name of the thrift store in the Brooklyn and Bailey video? I love the clothes and was wondering which store they were from. Cute outfits by the way.



  • Naomi

    I thought this tutorial was pretty cool! When I get longer hair I’ll probably try this! It’s so easy! And Very unique!

  • Cara

    Bailey, you did so good with this tutorial! You and your family are such naturals in front of the camera. Keep up the good work!

  • Shannon

    My B twin loves this hairstyle. It’s so simple and at 7am, so quick to do. Thank you for all the great hairstyles. My twins are also in a new Middle School this year, and everyday for the past 2 weeks, they have had a different hairstyle. Thank you for all the inspiration!

  • Caytee

    Bailey & Brooklyn!
    I LOVE your videos ( i am 14 myself) and Mindy! your hairstyles are AWESOME