Three-Leaf Clover Twists | St. Patrick’s Day Hairstyles

Ever since Valentine’s Day, I have been playing with some hairstyling ideas for St. Patty’s Day. I have to admit that though I have come up with several ideas, none have been amazing enough to be worth posting!

I was getting quite frustrated by the whole thing, but yesterday two things happened: #1, I got my first comment asking for St. Patrick’s Day hairstyles, and #2, my husband gave me a few more ideas I thought I would try out. I tried them and they worked much better! How cool is that??? So… today I am going to start my series of St. Patrick’s Day hairstyles. I’m going to begin by showing you the Three-Leaf Clover Twists.

Back view of young girl modeling "Three-Leaf Clover Twists" hairstyle with green ribbon accessory

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Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, hairspray, water spray bottle, pomade, 1 regular rubber band, 7 small elastics (the clear kind like ortho’s use on teeth), and green ribbon.

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes.

Skill Level: Medium

Back view of young girl's hair being styled into "Three-Leaf Clover Twists" hairstyle

Back view of young girl's hair being styled into "Three-Leaf Clover Twists" hairstyle

Back view of young girl's hair being styled into "Three-Leaf Clover Twists" hairstyle

Back view of young girl's hair being styled into "Three-Leaf Clover Twists" hairstyle

Back view of young girl's hair being styled into "Three-Leaf Clover Twists" hairstyle

Back view of young girl modeling "Three-Leaf Clover Twists" hairstyle

Portrait view of young girl modeling "Three-Leaf Clover Twists" hairstyleBack view of young girl modeling "Three-Leaf Clover Twists" hairstyle with green ribbon accessory

Video Tutorial:

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1.  Begin by parting hair on left (or right if that is your natural part). Pull hair back into a tight ponytail and secure with the regular rubber band.
  2. Divide the ponytail into three even sections of hair.
  3. Put a small clear elastic around each section about 1.5 inches above where the ponytail is secure.
  4. Repeat these steps on the other two sections of hair.
  5. You will now have three heart shaped pieces. Pull all of these ends together and secure together with one elastic. You should have a three leaf clover.
  6. At this point, I added a few bobby pins to help the heart/clover leaf to stay in place and secure the rubber bands. Add a green ribbon as an accessory if you want.

Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. Did this hair style at work today! Thanks so much! I ran across your site while looking for a quick fun style I could whip out, I’ll be stopping by far more often! Thanks again!!

  2. Well, I am almost 30, and I think I’m going to try this for St. Patty’s Day this year. Hahaha. Thanks for the great idea! I love it!

  3. Wow that is cool for a little girl I am a thirteen year old girl and I don’t know how to do my hair like that because my hair is so long good style very cool I can do my little cousins hair but her hair is to short she used to have long hair till my tia cut it.

  4. I love ur hairstyles so much I’m 12 and an Irish directioner (one direction fan) and I love this style but the only problem is I have really long curly not that curly hair could I still do it?

  5. Thank you! This is the first hair-do my daughter has gotten excited about and she actually let me do it to her hair and she’s thrilled. 😀 It’s the only St. Patrick-y thing I’ve done this year (except I wore green).


  6. Im doing this to my teen and since she has blonde hair, im spray painting it green too:) thanks for the effort so now hundreds of little girls are going to get clover do’s this week.. i pinned this and within minutes i got over 29 repins and likes

  7. I have to say I found your site from another one I was on. You are very creative. You also have a beautiful, well mannered, and patience model. Loved the video. It was very helpful. I’m going to attempt it on my five year old daughter.

  8. Thank you very much for this are really wonderful.i like it so much and i’m going to make it for my kisses

  9. I am doing a St. Patrick’s Day photo shoot with my family today and I’m going to attempt this do in pigtails on my daughter. Thanks for always giving me some hair inspiration!

  10. This was way harder than it looks! At leas ton my daughters hair. She has shorter hair (a little below her shoulders) and it is curly/ wavey. It was hard to keep the short hairs from coming out. But after much hairspray, pomade and boby pinning it finally stayed! It is super cute!

  11. ur hairstyles ar absolutely positively ADORABLE!!!! i have short hair and im wondering if you have to do it with all your hair or just a bit from the side. btw: I LOVE YOUR HAIRSTYLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i try all of them!! but they just dont turn out as pretty as yours.

  12. OMG!!!!! love ur hairstyles and how easy they are-I’m in my 20’s and i always wanted to learn how to French braid and ur video really helped-i really want to try the 3 leaf clover hair do-THANK YOU so much!!!11 Amazing!!!!!

  13. im 13 and i absolutely luv the hairstyles you post!! they’re amazing! i try them out all the time, and i’ve gotten a few other friends really into your site too. we have used hairstyles from your website in holidays like valentines, to special occasions like middle school graduation pictures. We’re planning on using 3 leaf clover on st pattys day, and cant wait. We always get compliments whenever we do stuff to our hair from this site. luv ur site, thank u!!

  14. I love, love, love your website. I have three girls and another one on the way. It is soooo fun to do their hair in so many different ways. And I always get comments about their hair. Thank you! I’m addicted to your website!

  15. I love all of the hair styles you come up with. I am a full time single father of a 8 year old little girl with long blond hair and have spent so many hours searching on you-tube (thats where I found this site too :)) for little girl hairstyles lol. These have provided me and my daughter with many hours of bonding together as we try to create each style. She LOVES them all and I cant wait to try the clover one for her this week! – Thank you for all of your inspiration and hard work!

  16. you do a knotted braid on here that i love.. what im wondering is is it hard to get it out? it lloks like it would be but i thought i would ask… also what kind of condintioner do you use on there hair?? it looks so easy to work with….. let me know please thank you..

  17. I always love all your creations! I loved last years clover with the topsie tail too! My daugter always gets complements 🙂

  18. hi im an 11 year old and i love your hairstyles and notice you often use a Topsy Tail and was just wondering where you can buy them

  19. wow I’m, a thirteen year old girl and i just love your hairstyles on your little girls. I come on this website all the time and I can’t get over how easy they are. I really wantto practice on my friends and family but I never get a chance to, can you help me??? Please 🙂 ;D

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