April 10, 2016

DIY Topsy Tail Bun | Updo

We are excited to introduce the first of 2 new guest contributors to CGH!  Annie is from Annies Forget Me Knots.  She is the proud mom of 4 cuties (2 of the 4 are twins)!  In her down time Annie loves to do hair.  Look for her tutorials every other Thursday on YouTube/Cute Girls Hairstyles .

Today she will show you a simple, easy updo style that is great for wedding, prom, homecoming, or just a nice date night!

Topsy Tail Updo | Cute Girls Hairstyles

Topsy Tail Updo | Cute Girls Hairstyles

Using a series of Topsy Tail flips and a few bobby pins you can easily create this voluminous bun that is sure to impress!

Topsy Tail Updo | Prom Hairstyles

To see your own photo recreation of this style featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG using #CGHTopsyTailUpdo.

Items Needed:  Brush, rat-tail comb, a few small hair elastics, bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-10 Minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Start by taking a section of hair at the crown of the head.
  2. Tie it off with a small clear elastic.
  3. Make a hole in the center (just above the elastic), flip the ponytail up through the hole and under.
  4. Pull the elastic tight and then tug and loosen the hair to give a loose/messy look (also creating height and volume).
  5. Take 2 more sections of hair on the sides of your topsy tail and bring them back.  Secure with an elastic just to the left of your first topsy tail.
  6. Repeat step 2 and 3.
  7. Take another section of hair at the ears on both sides.  Pull them back and secure with an elastic to the right of your first topsy tail.
  8. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
  9. Take your last sections of hair (should be below the ears to the bottom of hairline), bring them back and secure with an elastic on the left of your 1st topsy tail.
  10. With the remaining hair you are going to begin making small loops and pinning.
  11. Take a small section of hair, roll up into a loop and pin.  (See video tutorial for more details)
  12. Continue with small sections of hair; looping and pinning until you run out of hair.
  13. If you have longer hair with pieces still hanging out after 1 loop, create another loop and pin.
  14. Finish with Hairspray.


Our first “Behind the Braids”  Family Vlog is up!   Twice a month, (every other week), we will be alternating a family vlog video with a hairstyle tutorial! You’ve come for the hairstyles, and ended up falling in love with our family… we love you, too, and now you get to be a part of it!!!


  • Mystical Memories

    This is super cute!!! I can’t wait to try this awesome hairstyle!

  • Rose Leon


  • ST

    I love this hairstyle!!! It’s my favourite!!!!

  • Danielle B. Davis

    Sooooo cute…

  • faye

    Gorgeous hairstyle!

  • Tana

    Love it!

  • Jackelyn Flores

    I love it!

  • Sarah

    Beautiful and easy! <3

  • Nicola Forbes

    This is so cute!

  • Gracie Perrault

    Love this post

  • Abigail

    I love this, if only my hair was long enough! Maybe in a year or so

  • Beth Hern

    Awesome, Love it

  • Dua Aamir

    I didn’t know this was possible AMAZING!!!!!!!

  • Blackfish

    This would be so pretty for work at an office. Love it!

  • Mystical Memories

    This is so cute!!!

  • Martyna

    Love it I need to try this

  • Melina

    Love that it can be classy, yet simple!

  • Katie Ryan

    Gorgeous ! 😍

  • Lakessia Whitty

    i tried it and i love it

  • Erica

    this is so lovely !

  • Ashley

    Love this hair!!!

  • Anika Pinto

    This is so beautiful! I’m going to try this for my formal dance that is coming up next week. xx

  • Lesly Lara

    I need to try this 😍

  • Makayla Jenkins

    Love it so cute

  • Sophie

    So cute!

  • Melissa

    So pretty!😍😍

  • Hadoo Alnahdi

    Looove it

  • BH.

    Love this hairstyle! 😍

  • Annalise G

    Really pretty!!!

  • Jenna Finchum

    I have tried this and it is SOO pretty and elegant for any occasion. this is my favorite

  • Rylee

    This would be a good wedding up do!!!

  • Diana Maldonado

    So classy 😍

  • Amber Jackson

    I love love love this

  • Aoife


  • AnnaZed

    So pretty and relaxed a style!

  • Lynn

    love it 🙂

  • Brittany Marie

    Would be perfect for prom

  • Selma

    Wow love them there so beautiful God bless

  • kailey

    so cute!!

  • Isabel Thedéen

    So cute!

  • Wiktoria


  • Vlad

    Awesome hair!

  • Camryn

    It was funny how Bailey didn’t even look in the chicken nugget box until Brooklyn got there.

  • Me

    Beautiful but I can never do anything with my hair😢😢

  • Amy Ayuso


  • Terryann Floyd

    Really cute hairstyle. Love it.

  • eskidz


  • Noel

    a d o r a b l e

  • Brianna Clayton


  • •Pamela•

    This is so cute! I can’t wait to try this!

  • Soph

    such a cute hairstyle !!

  • Shari

    I absolutely love this! Looks easy so I’m going to have to try it!

  • Mystical Memories

    These are so cute!

  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️


  • Priyal Bole

    So pretty

  • Victoria


  • Ellis


  • Sam Barnet

    Going to try

  • America Cano

    I sent this to my friend and she did her hair like this for prom!! It was soo pretty!

  • Iliana


  • Jeanne Coulombe

    So pretty

  • Maria Paula Nucamendi


  • Devinee

    Love it! ima try this on my sister!

  • Tobi Lister


  • Stephanie Roman

    how adorable

  • Alicia

    So pretty!

  • Rachel Smith

    I love this! My hair is really thin though so it probably wouldn’t work in my hair 😕

  • Paula Gardner

    I am going to try this on my girls!

  • Gianna Gilbert

    Love this look of this hairstyle.

  • abbie

    i love this i want to tr it

  • Christina Stevenson

    Love it!!!

  • Jennifer Ruiz

    This is too cute!!! I’m def gonna try this 🙂

  • Simone N

    So cute!! 🙆

  • Jia Ling Chan

    Omgggg definitely gonna try this!!!

  • Sisters creating time

    Absolutely adorable love it!

  • Kirby D

    This is a good hairstyle for a night out of town! Thanks for sharing!

  • Abigail Merlan

    Perfect for hot upcoming days

  • Valeria Fernandez Cuevas

    So beautiful! ❤️
    Going to try this 💕

  • America Cano

    Im excited for the vlogs!!

  • Adriana Bodewig


  • kiara2sane

    i love this one!!

  • Leslie Lopez

    love this hairstyle need to try it.

  • Alexis Miller

    This would look cute for a wedding I’m going to this spring!

  • saphiresandiamonds

    That would be pretty for a wedding.

  • Chelsea gaudet

    Totally trying out this hairstyle

  • Hannah Dement

    I have to try this hairstyle, It’s so cute!

  • Fabia

    Oh my god such a great hairstyle!!

  • PAo10

    I’m going to try this!

  • Dotty J Boucher

    I love how easy this was, very nice 🙂

  • Saige

    Still LOVE this one!!

  • Melanie Perez

    I love this!!!😍

  • Allē McReavy

    this is amazing ❤️❤️

  • Lisbeth

    Hi, can you please can make some tutorial for outfits for the collage!!

  • Georgia Bryant

    love this

  • Brittany Marie

    Love this

  • Mónica López


  • Christina Stevenson

    Perfect for a wedding or fancy occasion.

  • Kenzi Walcer

    Love it ❤️

  • Sangha Han

    this would be great to wear for a really nice event

  • Eunice

    This is cute

  • Eunice

    I also want too learn doing this on myself

  • TheBestOfBri

    Im in love with this hairstyle

  • Kayla Barnett

    This is cute!

  • Brooklyn powell

    Amazing! I can’t wait to try this!

  • Charis

    cool I’ll be sure
    to try it

  • Christina Stevenson

    Love this!!!

  • Sunreet

    perfect for prom

  • Sareli Dominguez

    So cute, must try it

  • Rachel

    I love it! I’m going to try it out.

  • Cate

    I love it!

  • Mackenzie


  • Andrea

    This is my favorite post, because it is cute and will be easy to do at a school day.

  • Genesis

    Love it

  • Lily Isabella

    So cute ahh

  • kimdavis

    I love this romantic look,

  • Carleanne R

    Gorgeous! Thank You!

  • Juliette

    Really simple but really beautiful!

  • Uzma Shaikh

    i tryed this hairstyle and it looks adorable!!!

  • Kirby D

    This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  • MartynaOfficial

    Soooooo pretty

  • jane evelyn


  • Gess

    really pretty!

  • Edcel Janine Leabres Sulit


  • halle

    LOVE THIS!!!

  • Idaris

    I want to get this hairstyle done for prom!! Love it!!

  • Foram Foreva

    ♥♥♥ =)

  • Tiff

    I love it!!

  • Adriana Bodewig

    One of my favorites!

  • Marin

    I love it

  • BH

    Love it so much I need to try it soon

  • Shani Glitz

    That looks so bohemian and cool xx

  • Brookann

    Love this!

  • ✨Bëth✨


  • demi dhaenens

    love it

  • Himgauri Dholam


  • I love this! It can be used as an elegant hair style or casual!

  • Pahola Rojo


  • Briana Brown

    This would be a good hairstyle for prom

  • Natasha Vallis16

    OMG I need to try this!!

  • Serena W

    YASSSSS Love this!

  • Carolina Roger Manzano

    i love it

  • Marianna

    Hair Goalssssssssss… Need to try this!

  • Olivia

    So pretty

  • Savannah

    Very good dteps. I love this style😍😍👏👏

  • Nicole Oquendo

    So pretty.

  • Olivia Campbell


  • Kayla Wong

    Got to try this!!!:) btw she’s so pretty

  • Reemma


  • Kristen Marie

    So pretty!

  • Dollar Attri


  • Rebecca Leathers


  • Caitlynn

    Love it

  • Rasha Zablah


  • Karen

    I love this hairstyle I am going to try to do it on my cousins

  • Anna Toye

    This is such a beautiful hairstyle!

  • Megan Card

    Love this one!!

  • mariegeland

    Love this!! 😀

  • sonyasarakerai1


  • Ana Sampaio

    looks good

  • Sue Mo

    I like it this would work for a morning or a night look

  • Himgauri Dholam


  • Amy M


  • lavita ebella

    I love it

  • Erin


  • Mariah Parks

    I tried it on my friend cause my hair is short and it looked so great

  • What a gorgeous bun! I need to try it when my hair grows out a bit!

  • Nikky2110

    I tried it and it’s great!

  • Nicole Martin

    Need to try this it’s so pretty

  • Karenna

    Love the simplicity and elegance!

  • I absolutely love this elegant hairstyle!

  • cheryl

    I need to learn how to do this

  • Terryann Floyd

    Omg! I love this. So beautiful and looks so easy to do. Need to try this.

  • Christina Stevenson

    So fancy!!!

  • Zulema Pontes Vidal

    Me encanta este moño tan elaborado y precioso, super femenino y maravilloso¡¡¡

  • Wendy Castro

    Cute 🤗

  • Gloria Mejia

    this is pretty! I love it

  • cristie hue lam Chung


  • Wendy Diaz

    I can’t wait to wear that for graduation day.

  • Julianne Boudreau

    Love this!

  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️


  • Nabila Bestari

    Pretty 😍😍

  • disqus_XxlzLIqHO1


  • Nathalie åkerblom

    So beautiful

  • Sally Tiet

    This is such a beautiful hairstyle! 😍 if only I had the talent to do it myself 😂

  • Chowmander

    i hope it looks okay on brown hair!

  • Bayley

    Love this

  • Alyona

    i love the way it look on blonde hair(on brunette hair not so great as i expected)

  • Serida

    looks so good but no way I will ever be able to do it myself. XD

  • Taharia tipton

    Very cute

  • Katrina

    Sooo beautiful!

  • Kaye Ilarde

    I like it. I hope it will look nice when I wear it.

  • Jeanie Morgan

    i LOVE it

  • Sandy

    Super cute!!! Perfect for prom!

  • Jeneesa


  • Saige

    Still my absolute fav!!

  • Nicole Oquendo


  • PAo10

    I have to try this one!

  • Aimee Valdivia

    I like it!

  • erica davis


  • Iliana

    I did it for school today

  • LilTortoise


  • Lenah

    Perfect for special occasions

  • joni metcalf

    I love all these hairstyles!

  • Maria C


  • Ella

    This is so pretty! I’m also excited about the behind the braids vlogs 🙂

  • Savannah

    Love it

  • Margaret McRae Davis


  • اميره عبدالعزيز

    so pretty

  • carolinecorgi


  • Barrie

    Such a cute updo! Looks fairly easy.

  • Takhiya

    I love it!!!!❤️

  • Ashley Burwash

    love this

  • Zaidy Zouain-Campos

    Perfect. I going to wear it at work (I’m a event planner)

  • Michelle Zheng

    I love it and would totally do it but my hair is to short.

  • Avery Allred

    Def trying this one

  • sonyasarakerai1

    love this

  • Allē McReavy

    This is one of my new favorites!

  • Phoebe lee

    looks gorgeous

  • Ruby


  • Aliyah Moore

    So gorgeous

  • Madison Glascott


  • Ana


  • Kay-Ann O

    Adorable 😍

  • Donna Grant

    this is such a pretty hairstyle, not too fancy or casual.

  • Angielisa Sirard

    So beautiful😍

  • Stephanie Roman


  • Tatum

    I love this look! Such a beautiful style!

  • Sarah B

    Wow that hairstyle is soo pretty!

  • TheBestOfBri

    so cute!

  • Angela


  • Saige

    Love love love it!!! Need to try!

  • Lisa Coomer Queen

    I love this! I will have to try it on my granddaughter. It would look really pretty on her. Thanks for sharing.

  • zaynah qadeer

    I love this updo

  • Macall

    Beautiful! 🙂

  • Allison


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  • Avital Frank

    Ooh I’ll have to try this one

  • Alicja Mazurkiewicz

    Simply the best! 😍

  • Anna To


  • sage rawls


  • Jurika Martinez

    cute =]]

  • cjworld

    Looks great !

  • Wiktoria


  • Amina

    I’m so glad there’s going to be vlogs 🙂

  • Chelsea gaudet


  • Sophie Elizabeth Mcdonald

    Love this one !

  • Sisters creating time

    So cute !

  • Nina Janzen

    This is very pretty!

  • Role Play

    This is so cute! I am definitely going to try this out.

  • Hannah Paxman

    So cute! I’m gonna try this!

  • Nicole Oquendo

    So cute!!

  • Karenna

    Perfect for prom!💗

  • celeste

    I tried it,loved it

  • Mónica López


  • jøanna |-/

    So pretty and would look beautiful with a flowered dress in the spring!

  • Madison Lindquist

    This is so elegant! Love it! 🙂

  • Jeena Bittenbender

    Super cute!!

  • Gamar A

    wow I wish I could do this

  • Tiff

    I love it!

  • Clare Maguire

    So pretty

  • Nicole Martin

    So pretty

  • Natalie1012

    Love this bun

  • Anna Thulin

    love it! Annie is so pretty.

  • Erin

    I love this

  • Yenn


  • Melanie

    This is adorable. I’ve tried doing simple buns before, it just doesn’t work for me. I could never do it, funny enough.

  • Catalina Castro Ocampo

    Perfect for school!

  • Christina Stevenson


  • ST

    I love this!! It’s perfect for prom

  • Megan Knaggs

    love this

  • Raquel Reyes

    Such an elegant look!!

  • Alejandra Villarroel

    Lovely ❤️

  • Jasmine

    Looks like a great hairstyle for a formal

  • Jennie

    I love how this is both a casual and formal hairstyle.

  • Teni SinLa

    Looking elegant for charismatic woman,…. i love it!

  • Janelle Heng

    awesome hairstyle as always:D

  • hanh nguyen

    great look!!

  • Joelle


  • Rebecca Boyss

    Favourite post!

  • Francesca

    Love it!!

  • Nouzhat Yousuf


  • Ash


  • Megan Darbonne

    I so need to try this!

  • Ellis


  • Chowmander

    omg i love the hair

  • Kayla Frank

    OMG! This news makes me soooo excited! I was previously subscribed to Annie before this post and now the stars are aligning! She is sooo good at creating tutorials so I definitely know she will be a wonderful addition to your team 🙂

  • Courtney Castle

    I love this!

  • Danielle B. Davis

    I love it…

  • Nikky2110

    So beautiful!

  • Abigail Merlan

    so cute and perfect for prom

  • Aiyana Solis

    I LOVE IT❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Claudia Sanchez

    Love it 😍

  • Christina Ohmura

    Love it

  • La Voz Del Adorador


  • Hanna Conley


  • Arunima Ghosh

    This hairstyle is amazing and it works perfectly for me

  • -Nuritza

    Love this hairstyle!!

  • Jennifer Luna Ayala

    I just love this hairstyle, I love it!!!!!!