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!}

Back view of the 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.

Back side view of 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:  Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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………

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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!!

  8. 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!:)

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