January 11, 2015

The Twist Braid | Cute Braids

We received an email last month from a Canadian girl named Shelby H, who included a photo of a hairstyle that we used as inspiration for this tutorial.

Twist Braid

The braid is a unique combination of a vertical Waterfall Twist and a Mermaid Braid. I had never thought of combining those two braids before, and the resulting braid is stunning! Thanks, Shelby!

Please carefully notice the stranding for the first few braid stitches. This stranding can be confusing, but once you get one or two stitches down… the rest of the braid is a cinch. You can certainly braid this hairstyle up tightly, but we prefer it loose. We’ve tried both.

This is a cute hairstyle that fits in line with many of the Mermaid Braid variations floating on Pinterest. I can already imagine using this braid as a base for an updo combo, taking it down to the base of the head and then creating a chignon, or curled/braided bun.  For French Braid lovers, this braid will also fit nicely in your style arsenal!

Twist Braid Instructions

To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our CGH App, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHTwistBraid

Did you notice something different about Kamri in this week’s tutorial? It was her birthday a few weeks ago, and at age 12 we allow our girls to start wearing makeup {a little mascara and lip gloss}. She was thrilled to be my model, because she was hoping you would all notice her eyes! Not that Kamri needs mascara, because her lashes are so long, but it does make them darker.

Waterfall Twist & Mermaid Braid Combo

Twist Braid Combo

Waterfall Twist & Mermaid Braid Combo

Twist Braid

Twist Braid

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 small hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin with your hair parted slightly off to one side {Alternate Option: you can brush all the hair back away from the face and have no part line}…
  2. Move to the back of the head, at the crown, and pick up a section of hair…
  3. Divide that section of hair into two strands…
  4. Take the left strand and move it over the right strand…
  5. Pick up another section of hair from the left, and take it over the left-most strand and place it in the middle of the two twist strands…
  6. Now take the left stand and move it over the right stand again {this creates a twist in the center just as you do in the the Waterfall Twist}, creating your first stitch…
  7. Next, do a stitch the other way by picking up another section of hair from the right, and take it over the right-most strand and place it in the middle of the two twist strands…
  8. Then, take the left strand again and move it over the right stand, creating your 2nd stitch…
  9. Repeat Steps #5-8 all the way down the hair, keeping the hair slightly loose so that the braid isn’t too tight.
  10. Optional: As you go down, you can pull out a few wispy strand out near the face to frame the front and soften the look…
  11. As you reach the end of the braid, the ends of the hair your strands will become more distinct because you have already used them previously…
  12. Secure with an elastic, adjust the braid to your liking, and add hairspray {if desired}.

What do you think? Please do leave a comment below letting us know what hairstyles you would like us to film next!

Happy Hairdoing!

With the New Year beginning, it was time for the family to take part in our annual Polar Bear Plunge! To see everyone in our family attempt it on BrooklynAndBailey‘s YouTube channel, be sure to click the video below!

  • Esther Kamas

    This hairstyle is so cool!

  • Viktoria

    Soo cute hairstyle!!! <3 Kamri is like princess :* :* :*

  • cortney brown

    I really like this hair style, wish I had longer hair to do it.

  • Miriam

    Can you tell me what background music you used and I love Kamris eyelashes

  • amanda johnson

    this hairstyle is amazing. i wish there was a tutorial to do it on yourself, i would do it all the time

  • Mia

    Kamri looks so grown up 🙂 She’s amazing. Even though her makeup is pretty subtle you can still note the difference.. She looked just like Brooklyn and Bailey when she smiled there! Her hair is beautiful <3

  • this tutorial is amazing, this hairstyle looks simply so adorable! I love it! I’m definitely going to try it on my daughter! I will show her the blog and I know she will fall in love with the pics of this beautiful girl as well! Looks great!

  • anon.

    isn’t Kamri a bit young for makeup, i’m 13 and still not aloud to where it

    • Rachel

      yea, im not allowed to wear it until im in high school!

  • A cool idea to accent a braid:
    Braid your hair whatever way you like it, then, weave in some glow-in-the-dark sticks. Great thing to do at 4th of July, New Years, Christmas, or anywhere when you would be outside in the dark!

  • Enginn Moe

    i’m so interesting

  • Dani Hart

    This braid looks similar in stranding to my attempt at a 4 strand french braid.

  • Awesome hairstyle!
    Haha, I love that B&B video! Been there, done that!
    Being a yr-round swimmer, I’m used to being outside and swimming in 20 degree weather…granted, it’s a heated pool…BUT I have jumped in to my grandma’s pool that was not heated!! Sadly, she didn’t have a hot tub I could jump in afterwards.
    Maybe the next video, you should ask them, Mindy, what they thought when they jumped and hit the water.

  • Maya Parker

    if you search just hairstyles in youtube cute girls hairstyles is the first thing that comes up

  • Kendra

    Can you do some hairstyle tutorials that my 11yr old daughter could do to her own hair for school? She always wants me to do her hair in the morning bit I have to leave early for work. Thanks!!

  • Kamri is looking so grown-up and beautiful! Please tell her that 🙂 I love this hairstyle and I’m going to try it out for school tomorrow. Thanks!
    Nési E.
    thisisurbaness.blogspot.com

    • mrshairdo

      I will, thanks, Nesi!

      • Coreena

        Oh Kamri! you look sooo grownup and pretty!!!! Hope you had a fanastic b-day!!!