May 19, 2013

Corner Flip-Under Accents | Hairstyle Tips

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Welcome everyone to Sweet Pea’s “official” first hair tutorial! She is now two years old, super wiggly, but absolutely hilarious to watch!Corner Flip Under Accents | Cute Hairstyles

I have been asked for toddler hairstyles for awhile now, and Sweet Pea was my only toddler, but my son cut off one of her corn rows with scissors about 5 months ago! We have had to wait until now for her hair to be long enough to film a tutorial!

We love the Topsy Tail, and have used flip-unders in several hairstyles over the years. Princess Hairstyles and Girly Do Hairstyles are also pro’s at showing us how to use this tool in creative hairstyles!Corner Flip Under Accents | Cute Hairstyles

These corner flip accents can be done in any hairstyle alone, or in any form of combination. They are also for girls and women of all ages!Corner Flip Under Accents | Cute Hairstyles

Corner Flip Under Accents | Cute Hairstyles

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For girls in sports {cheer, gymnastics, volleyball, softball, etc}, it would be perfect to combine the corner flip accents with a simple ponytail or braids.

In the video below, I show you how to create these corner flips on Sweet Pea, using a small Topsy Tail {you can find one at Claire’s, Sally Beauty Supply, Ebay, or Amazon}.

I then show you how I used the corner flips as accents on different styles on CGH#4 and CGH#3!

Corner Flip Under Accents | Cute Hairstyles

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Corner Flip Under Accents | Cute Hairstyles

Corner Flip Under Accents | Cute Hairstyles


Corner Flip Under Accents | Cute Hairstyles

Corner Flip Under Accents | Cute Hairstyles

Corner Flip Under Accents | Cute Hairstyles

Corner Flip Under Accents | Cute Hairstyles


Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, toothbrush, leave-in conditioner, 3 small hair elastics, hairspray and accessories {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by wetting down the hair with a spray bottle…
  2. Now, part a rectangle section of hair from the left part line to the right part line about one inch deep…
  3. Secure that section with a hair elastic near the right-rear corner of the rectangular part {for my daughter’s AA hair, I used a toothbrush and some moisturizer to help tame any fly-aways and frizz}…
  4. Repeat Steps #2 & 3 with two additional rectangular sections so that you have a total of three…
  5. Gently loosen all three elastics by pulling them away from the head, which will allow for you to flip the ponytail through…
  6. On the first section, insert the thin side of the Topsy Tail tool through the hair, but under the elastic, in a diagonal direction, towards the right-rear corner…
  7. Before you pull the loop of the Topsy Tail through, insert the ponytail through the loop and gently flip the ponytail under…
  8. Feel free to separate the ponytail into two sections and by pulling them apart, cinch the elastic back down again…
  9. Repeat Steps #7 & 8 for the next two rectangular sections.
  10. Incorporate any other hairstyle combinations {braids, buns, curls, etc.) using these accents.

Please feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what you think, and as always… feel free to share!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Also, feel free to watch my twins’ video this week from their YouTube channel BrooklynAndBailey!

  • Sweet pea is so adorable and i know this is a personal question mindy but do you keep CGH3 and CGH4’s names secret. Sorry i don’t mean to pry.

  • Anonymous

    Please,please,PLEASE Maineville Ohio!!!!!!!!!

  • Michelle

    Mindy! You have saved the day with this one! My 7 year old had leukemia and her hair is growing out, but it is still only about 5 inches long all over. Mean kids call her a boy although we do little clips, headbands, etc. Soooo… she put “longer Hair” on her Christmas wish list! Talk about tearing me up! We love your hairstyles and do them regularly on the older girls. I did this one and she is THRILLED! Thank you, thank you!

    • mrshairdo

      OMGosh, Michelle! Your comment brought a tear to my eye, as well! Please give your sweetie a huge hug from all of us, and let her know that we love her so much! xoxo

  • mm6000

    Sweet pea is soooooo cute

  • LongmontJeni

    Have you noticed how much Sweet Pea resembles Baby J (birth sister)? Do you keep in touch with Sweet Pea’s birth mom? I hope she is doing well with her two growing kids.

    • mrshairdo

      No, I had not noticed because we have not seen many updated photos of Baby J. We do keep in touch with Sweet Pea’s birthmother, she follows this blog. We love her so much! Do you know her?

  • Dada

    I love your videos! Could u make a tutorial on easy hairstyles u can do on yourself? They’re really cool! Greetings! You are the best…

  • Aurora

    Santa Clarita, California

  • Brooklyn and bailey should read deep and dark and dangerous

  • Are you guys moving to Missouri St.Charles

  • Alicia

    Tampa Florida????

  • Nicole


  • janeth

    i love twins super…

  • janeth

    they are the same of my cousin twins so cute,pretty…

  • Ashleigh

    U should toadally move 2 Ransom Canyon, Texas! It is awesome down here!

    That’s how we do it y’all!

  • Ashleigh

    I love your videos! Could u make a tutorial on easy hairstyles u can do on yourself? I would like to do some of these hairstyles on my hair, but I can’t see as I go towards the back! Also, could u post a hairstyle that is a last minute hairdo?

  • Bianca Jones

    Texas some were i will miss Brooklyn and Bailey at school

  • Ellie

    Are you moving to Erie, PA?

  • Ellie

    Are you moving to portland, oregon?

  • ERIE PA PLEASE! No, but seriously, seattle.

  • Why haven’t you updated your tutorials?

    • mm6000

      give Mindy some time she have 5 girls to look after and 1 boy to look after and she also cooks dinners

  • aw so cute babys. loved the hair style

  • Marieke

    This is off topic, but what kind of dog is Braidy? Just wondering. He is soooooooo cute!!!!!

  • I loved you fun in the tub videos, I will definitely try it

  • Kayla

    I loved you fun in the tub video , I will definitely try that!

  • Kayla

    I loved your fun in the tub video. I will definitely try that!.

  • Michelle

    Well.. First of all I’m not worried about Sweet Pea being called cgh#5 but just very glad she’s in a safe and loving home. God Bless you and your family. My husband and I have 3 boys and 1 daughter and we adopted her 8 yrs ago. I do your hairstyles on my daughter all the time. It’s so much fun. Anyhow,I’m thinking you guys are moving to Los Angeles California. I think I’m right! 🙂

  • Mia

    why don’t you call sweet pea cgh 5. just wondering as all your white children are cgh … but your black children arent. It a bit confusing…

  • Libster

    Please move to Gibsons BC Canada!!! I would love to meet you guys! Just so u know its a very nice small little town that’s awesome Pawsome for kids! Plus I live there so now it’s even more awesome! No jk! I would just live to meet your whole family u seem soooo kind and friendly! I wish I could do such awesome hairstyles like u!

  • Kate

    I love this hairstyle! Um, I’m guessing you are moving to Colorado or at least somewhere close to where you live. Can you ask Brooklyn and Bailey if they have read the entire Goose Girl series? Thanks a lot!!!

    • Cammie

      I have and I love them, the are AMAZING!!!! seriously, shannon hale is an amazing YA author.
      Please, andover, Minnesota. I would absolutely die!
      Brooklyn and Bailey’s youtube channel is AWESOME! it would be really funny if they did a tour of the house when you guys just got there with nothing unpacked so everything was in boxes.(before/after)

  • Emp

    you should move to Sanpete county Utah, by me!

  • briana jones

    fresno califonia is where i think ur moving oh and you guys r so cool!!!!!!!!!:D XD

  • pinkypie123


  • Looloo

    I think either Jefferson City , Columbia, or Kansas City , missouri. Also I’m guessing you might move to San Diego,CA

  • strawberrybubblegum

    sweet pea is so adorable your girls are so pretty and so are you

    im guessing either california or a big place like new york im so sad you’re leaving but im happy for you good luck!

  • Kim

    I am unsure where you all are moving too, I happened to cross your site and love it! But please get that rat tail comb out of sweet peas mouth (those metal points are not manufactured very sturdy so they can be dangerous and some sort of cleaning spray bottle in front of her, anywho I love what you all are doing can’t wait to share with all my friends fam and such in Indiana,Georgia,etc. don’t mean to fuss it was just so distracting maybe the nurturer in me but it was so scary

  • Rachel:)

    Is it LA, California or New York City, New York?

  • ladidahihihi

    Los Angeles, California? Phoenix, Arizona? Denver, Colorado?

  • brooklyn hollis

    Washingotn, D.C!!

  • Hera

    It would be totally awesomely awesome if you move somewhere near Detroit, Michigan. I’m anxiously waiting for your next video so you can tell us where you’re moving. That’s what makes Sunday a day to look forward to — there’s always a surprise in store!

  • L.O’S

    Nice hairstyle

  • L.O’S

    I know this is a very simple, but I suspect you’re not moving out of the U.S

  • Aurora

    I’m guessing Central Florida. So…Kissimmee or Orlando. I know you have that link with Disney. 😉 Plus…I live there!

  • Alicia

    Please be South Dakota.

  • Victoris

    I want to see the inside of ur houses! Either the new or the old house!

    • Brooklin

      Or both….

  • Victoris

    Thats good idea to film a video about inside of your house! I always love your kitchen. Please….can u film it?

  • Angela S.

    please move to Boise ID in the neighborhood of Hillsdale!

  • Lovelyn

    Hello. Since you guys are moving, can u post a video on your house tour? And your home surroundings? I always wanted to see it! Please, thank you so much.

    • Abigail

      Pls… Yr house video please…

  • Izzy

    I love realistic fiction and similar things. Here aresome AWESOME books that I totally loved:

    Looking for Alaska (John Green)
    The Fault in our Stars (John Green too)
    Brown Girl in a Ring (Nalo Hopkinson)
    Divergent (Veronica Roth)
    Insurgent (also Veronica Roth)

    You are both really pretty (and sooo lucky)

    • Cammie

      I liked divergent and insurgent but didn’t love them. Have you guys ever tried the maximum ride series?

  • Kalyssa Turner

    I think you guys will be moving somewhere in Texas! so sad to see you move……

  • Beatrice

    Sweet Pea is the CUTEST little girly in the WORLD!
    I think you’re moving to Hawaii or Florida

  • Mormongirl

    Your girls are adorable and Meritt Island, Florida??

  • grace and faith

    Perhaps Washington DC area?! We hope so!

  • Doodle Bug

    Miami, Florida?

  • Jodi

    Minot, ND.

  • Anonymous

    I think you are moving to Los Angeles, CA. Sweet Pea is adorable, and I love the hairstyle.

  • Brooklin

    Sweet Pea is absolutely adorable!!!! It kinda scared me when she kept putting the wire end of the comb in her mouth… Don’t move from utah! I keep hoping that maybe I’ll run into you at the store or something… anyway I think you could be moving to either Nashville, Tennessee, Dallas, Texas, Toledo, Ohio, or Anaheim, California. Can you pleeeeaaaaase do a tutorial on the Katniss bow braid?

  • Kim

    Are you all moving to Houston, Texas?

  • Emp

    Are you staying in Utah please say yes are you going to stay in a city great video thanks bye

  • I hope you r moving to Sacramento Ca !!!!! But I’m guessing southern California.

  • Carson

    Billings Mt

  • Will you please do more DIY tutorials

  • Raine

    I’m guessing Toronto Canada
    I’m from Canada so a girl can dream

    • Izzy

      Please Toronto!!!!!! I live there and it would be AWESOME to run into you!

      • Cammie

        My last name is toronto:) pur-lease be moving to Andover, Minnesota:)You guys are awesome and I love your girls movies, the twins are awesome!

  • Hannah

    are you moving to florence, ky?

  • Hey cutegirlshairstyles i love your site SO MUCH! Your kids are adorable and well i hope you move somewhere in florida! I think youre moving to Crestview Florida or Talahassee florida PLEASE!

  • anu

    Maryland ellicott city, LA

  • Ally

    Colorado Springs, Co or Fayetteville, NC.

  • marieke

    Hesston, Kansas. please?

  • mary clare

    i SAY CORPUS CHRISTI TX or San Deiego CA ?

  • Lia

    L.A., California?

  • Gabi

    It would be awesome if you were movie to somewhere in Pennsylvania!!

  • Abby

    I think you’re moving to Dallis Texas!

  • Tara

    Athens Georgia.
    I don’t live there, but because of and dad being in the army I will

  • Amy

    Orlando, Florida

  • Asanun

    I love the video. I’ve been wait for Sweet Pea videos while she sit when you do her hair. She very cute. I like her voice.

    I have no idea where will you move to. Because I have difference nationality. But I hope you all happy with your new house. Have great neihgbor.Wait to see your new videos.

  • Katie

    portland oregon?

  • Malia

    Sweet Pea is so cute!! Maybe Portland, Oregon?

  • Loved this hair style. I’ve been looking for ways to do my nearly 2-year-old’s hair.

  • Natalie

    At 3:40-3:43 in the video, it freezes. Just FYI. And I hope you move somewhere on the east coast! Me and all my friends are huge fans. And the prim braid from a few weeks ago is a little different in the trailer than you have it here, just in case you wanted to make an updated tutorial!

  • Kaylie E.

    My guess is that you guys are moving out of state, probably somewhere close to Utah though. My guess is…..Ok, fine, umm….., uh…., (random decision)…., Idaho!!! I’m just curious, wouldn’t it be a safety issue to tell your new city to all of your fans? I’m just curious. Wishing you a good, positive, and easy move, thinking, and praying for your family as you make this change. -Kaylie

    • Lizzy

      U r probably right

  • Madeline Paskett

    You guys should totally move to Meridian or Boise Idaho!

    • Madeline Paskett

      Preferably our AWESOME ward 🙂

  • Colleen

    I’m guessing somewhere in California. Laguna Beach?

  • Lizzy

    I bet your going to move to New York City New York .
    I love that place it is awesome!!!!! But you should totally move to New Albany Indiana in the nieghborhood wolf lake

  • Jesika

    Pleaseeee be Ohio! Sylvania, Ohio????

  • Abby

    Dallis, Texas!

  • lilly.d

    purrrrrrrrrrrlease be moving to Naperville, Illinois!!!!!

  • Emma

    My favorite genre is so totally Fantasy, you know, with dragons and such! I’ve already read The Girl of Fire and Thorns and I LOVED it! I’ve read the second one, the Girl of Embers, I think. It’s pretty good, too! I’ll try Wings, and see how I like it.

    Are you moving to Boise, Idaho?

  • Cara

    You’re moving??? Haha I never saw that coming! Um I’m guessing Sunnyvale, California. I live in Canada, so I guess you guys aren’t gonna be my new neighbours!

    • missbraido

      where do you get the elastics from?

      • Kendra

        you can get them from sally’s or the grocery store