Braided Flower Tieback | Hairstyles for Long Hair

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It is finally Summertime, so we wanted to share a beautiful bohemian-looking hairstyle that would be perfect for the season!Braided Flower Tieback | Hairstyles for Long HairThis hairstyle uses the popular braided tieback, something we have shown in several variations on this website before.  In this case, after the tieback… we created a super-cute braided flower to accent it.

Although we rate this style as “Hard”, all you really need to know is how to Simple Braid, how to “pancake” a simple braid {tugging out the elbows of the braid}, and the basic bobby pinning skills.  The latter is what can actually make this hairstyle difficult, because pinning the flower takes practice.Back view of Cute Braided Flower Tieback | Hairstyles for Long Hair

Back view of Cute Braided Flower Tieback | Hairstyles for Long Hair

I would not recommend this hairstyle for an active day, since the flower is delicate and can fall out since it is only pinned up.  I would recommend this more for a date night or a day out with friends, and I promise… you will receive many compliments on it!Back view of Cute Braided Flower Tieback | Hairstyles for Long Hair

Close-up of Cute Braided Flower Tieback | Hairstyles for Long Hair

Portrait of little girl modeling Cute Braided Flower Tieback | Hairstyles for Long HairThis one is among Brooklyn and CGH#3’s favorites!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 3 small hair elastics, 2-3 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-8 minutes

Skill Level: Hard

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by parting the hair down the middle of the head…
  2. Create a small, Simple Braid on either side of the head and secure with elastics {you will need enough braid length to reach  the back of the head for the tieback}…
  3. Once both braids are finished, simply pull them to the back and secure with another elastic in the middle/back of the head…
  4. Now, cinch the braid up against the head by gently pulling the ends of the two braids apart softly….
  5. Take the end of the rat-tail comb and  gently pull out the hair right above the braids to create some added fullness and volume.
  6. Remove both elastics from the ends of the small braids, undo any remaining braiding in those strands, and combine the hair together to create one more Simple Braid…
  7. Once the single Simple Braid is complete, gently tug on the elbows on only one side of the braid {these pancaked elbows will form the petals of your flower}.
  8. Secure the braid with an elastic.
  9. If you pancaked the left side of the braid, begin by twisting the braid counter clockwise, wrapping it around the elastic in a spiral pattern like a cinnamon roll {if you pancaked the right side of the braid, reverse that process and wind the braid clockwise}…
  10. Continue to wrap the hair around and around the elastic, with each layer of hair just slightly under the previous layer.  The pancaked edges should be sticking up to create the petals of a a flower-shaped accent…
  11. When the flower is finished, take a couple of small bobby pins and gently secure the flower in place.  Make sure both elastics are hidden.

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Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. This has to be my favourite hairstyle, I do it in my sisters hair and it has had so many compliments!

  2. I have look all over YouTube and other websites for ideas for my hair. I really love your website the way you show how to do it and how you list the steps below. I have learned a lot of new ways to do my hair from this site. I can’t wait to watch more of your post/videos!

  3. hi please replay fast …..
    i really wanna do that hairstyle in 2 days but i have picture day in school and we have gym everyday i can do the hairstyle but is there a way it cant be delicate?

    thanks liv

  4. Well this is so beautiful and can u do something or tell me a video you have done that I could do with my hair cuz I have really thick hair and Its curly. HELP!!!

  5. Hi mindy I am a huge fan I love you and im so inspired I love your hairstyles since I have seen your website I have been getting tons of compliments and mindy ur awesome and I hope u respond im ur biggest fan even though im 12

  6. ever since my friend told me about this website my sister has had the best hair at dance and school!

  7. Iam so glad you adopted children and being blessed to have them. I have been a foster child since I was 2 years old to 8 years then got taken out and put back in so Iam in foster care again. Thank you for loving these children. Ps Iam 12 now.

    1. That’s sad. I hope somebody adopts u soon. God bless you and good luck. I’m 13 and so are you now cause it’s 2014. Good luck again.

      XOXO, Rachel

  8. This is such a cool website with tons of awesome hairstyles! How do you come up with all the hairstyles! I am going to try all of them! Keep up the good hairdoing!

  9. I wish I was as pretty as your girls because I went through a stage in my life where I pulled my hari out and now I am paying for it I have really short hair underneath in the back and right in the front please help me with hairstyles for something like that!!!!!!!

  10. Where do you buy the elastics that are the hair colored? I have clear ones but I can’t find any that are hair colored. My girls have dark blonde/light brown hair that is very similar in color to CGH#3.

    1. Hi Patricia! I bought mine at Sally Beauty Supply. They have containers of them. Hope that helps!

  11. i love your hairstyles and my sister {} keren loves to do my hare a lote and i love to do her hare to so pleaz say that i genesis sead hi to your kids sweat pea is so cute oh and mindy your so pritty thanks and i hop you guys have a good week i am 8 my birthday was in june 27 yay hop you guys are very happy at texis bey bey thank you for reading this love genesis sosa chavez love your hare stiyls bey bey

  12. at yur website i was inspired and within a month i new all your hairstyles. iam sooooooooo gratefull to you .

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