September 23, 2012

Twisted Zig-Zag Hairdo | Updo Hairstyles

As promised a few weeks ago, we wanted to post an updo hairstyle for you… please keep in mind that this style really is a twist hairstyle, not a braid. {It sure does look like a braid, however!}

Twisted Zig-Zag Hairstyle | Updo Hairstyles

This hairdo utilizes a very simple twisting technique, adding in hair only as you reach the sides, thus creating a very elegant zig-zagging pattern in the hair.

To make this a more elegant hairstyle, you may choose to leave a small strand on either side, in the front of the ears, that can be curled. For a formal dance or wedding occasion you may also use micro twist-in flower accessories.

Twisted Zig-Zag Updo Hairstyle | Cute Girls Hairstyles

This week we also added an Instagram account where you can follow us on our hairstyling adventures! I will be posting our hair photos there as well as other gorgeous ones that I find inspiring!


Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 large hair elastic, 2 small Goody Spin Pins, 2-3 bobby pins, hairspray and accessories {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Β Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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  • Daria

    This is a very cool and easy! Thank you for the master class. Will use and wait for new ideas!

  • Ok I know this is my third or fourth time commenting but I have tried it on myself 3 times!!!! It keeps easily falling out! What am I doing wrong?

  • Watch out for the “Zig-Zags” to fall out I am doing it on myself and one of the big pieces (my first one) fell out because I wasn’t doing them tight enough! Do them tight!

  • Instead of saying “I’m going to Dutch Braid it” you should say “I’m going to Dutch it” lol. Can you post a video of a braid that I can do by myself. My mom doesn’t exactly have time to do my hair so I have to do it myself. (and I don’t have any little sister) I am so interested in hair doing. Thanks- probably your biggest commenter, Hannah

  • kymira jackson

    I love this hairdo!!! It’s my favorite!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo Thanks!

  • ok, SO, I’ve been trying this for a couple of days cause I want to do it on my 9 yr old’s hair for easter, some reason I always seem to get the twists too far apart, they just don’t lay very close…what am I doing wrong?

  • Of course Emma I’m mindy but I don’t want people to know but now they will

  • Does it work with shoulder length hair? πŸ™‚ :0 πŸ™‚

  • Simply elegant and gorgeous! You have pretty amazing variety of hairstyles. I like several and this is one of them.

  • Could you just tie it off into a low pony tail?

  • Love this one!
    Mindi rocks πŸ™‚

  • I love this hair style it’s adorable and I’m happy that your site was here to help me to do it!!

    Thank you,
    Autumn Meeks

  • I love this hair style it’s adorable and I’m happy that your site was here to help me to do it!!

    Thank you,
    Autumn Meeks

  • Ana

    Your so amazing, and fully talented!! Beautiful and so are your girls! Keep up the good worK..

  • Mindy – This is your sister here. Just wanted to thank you for the awesome updos. I used another one for Fanni’s Festival today and it worked out perfectly. You’re videos are really awesome. Good job Cindy Lou.

  • emma

    thats so cute! love it. also,i heard horse shampoo makes your hair grow faster. would you reccomend it?

  • Tianna

    ummmmm instructions??

  • grace

    rattail comb not toothbrush lol u r so funny!

  • Rachel Ellis

    What can I use instead of a goody spin pin because i have none. need to know asap

  • Nimritluvs1D

    How cute! I luv how u both r having convos and the new daddy do is hilarious u might want 2 talk 2 Sean about wat he’s been eating though………

  • Lisbeth

    It looks so complicated but is really very simple. Very cute! πŸ™‚

  • Mae

    Hey Mindy!! Welcome back!
    i’m so happy to tell you that i was able to do this hairstyle on my daughter’s hair yesterday even though her hair is not as long as your daughter. my daughter’s hair was only up to her shoulders (a few inches below her shoulders). And i think it turned out pretty good. She got a lot of great comments from her classmates, schoolmates and even her teachers. they’re soo amazed!! i think this hairstyle that i have learned is the one that got the “MOST” comments….all good comments!! THANKS!!!

  • Rebeca

    Thank you so much Olivia!

  • It just looks so involved, very pretty and elegant, and looks like I can do it… I just might do it for picture day… so pretty!!

  • Olivia

    Rebecca: the daddy do is on YouTube it’s called pullbacks into square knot.

  • Olivia

    Can you do this in yourself? Also, I think it would look nice if you left half of the hair down.

  • Rebeca

    So cute I love it
    Where is the daddy do I already looked in the category but I can’t find it so please help!

  • Alex

    I love this one! I also loved the new Daddy Do. He tried the pomade Hahahaha! Dad: “It smells like buttercream! Want some” CGH #3: Nope… *Dad eats some* DON’T TRY IT DON’T TRY IT!!

  • anna

    wow Mindy how do you get so many cute hairstyles? Its zoo crazy.
    But I totally love this one. Thank you sooo much

  • Altough this hairstyle seemed so hard to do when you look at the finished product, it’s actually so simple! Love it!
    PS: you have an amazing familly!

  • Bea

    I saw this in the Russian website, pretty nice undo, I did it to my daughter and it looks super nice!!!

  • Virginia

    Love this one!I had th longest,most beautiful hair until I asked the stylist for two inches off and she cut six off!I almost cried!!
    :(It’s like medium length and this style doesn’t work on my hair anymore.It’s so sad.I just watched the new daddy do on YouTube.It was so hilarious and cute.You and your family are so cute!Keep up the great work that you do!:)

    • Lauren

      So cool did it in my hair lol

  • Bridgette

    My cheerleaders will love this!