Rope Twisted Updo *Bonus Post*

Hey everyone, Clare here. You might be wondering why I’m posting today instead of Wednesday. Well the reason for that is because this weekend and next weekend we’ll be having bonus posts on the Saturday.

So we had a request for some slightly more formal hairstyles, also for shorter, curly hair. I don’t really have curly hair anymore, but my hair isn’t too long at the moment. I also have layers with some shorter ones at the front of my hair, so it was easy to add those into the twists too.

I’ve actually seen a very similar hairstyle to this where it was done on curled hair that was only shoulder length, I think what makes it possible is the rope twists which are easy to do in short hair.

Items needed: comb, lots of bobby pins, 2 small rubber elastics, 1 hair tie, a curling wand (though that step is optional), and hairspray.

Time: 10-15 minutes, depending on length ect. (without counting the time it takes to curl your hair)

Steps:

To start off with I curled my hair, this adds a much more formal look to a style and also just helps with fancy updos. This step is however, optional. Another thing to remember when curling your hair for an updo is to make sure you wrap the hair flat up against the wand to create more of a ringlet curl. (it wouldn’t look too great wearing them normally like that, but you’re not going to see them once they’re in the updo 😉 😀 )

They should look something like this once you’re done, they don’t have to be uniform, even, or anything like that as you can see:

After you’ve completed your curls part your hair to either the middle or the side (I always wear a side part).

Next you want to start doing a lace rope twist, here’s a short clip from Sophia’s post to show you how:

You’ll want to take smaller sections at the beginning and gradually add in slightly bigger pieces as you go along, try to keep the twist closer to your hairline like mine is in the first picture, down below.

Once you have both sides done it should look something like this, and it’s actually fine (and almost better) if the hair is somewhat loose and softer looking, because we don’t want it to look too tight and polished.

 

When you have both the rope twists done and secured off at the bottom, you have 2 options. One, to leave the twists separate and take the right hand side twist under and around the left to twist them together into a nice bun. Or two, secure both the twists together at the nape of the neck slightly over the the left hand side, then twist that up and around itself to create a bun. Use bobby pins to secure the bun, and pin to your liking!

And.. here you have it!

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, let me know what you think and if you have a question, don’t hesitate to ask!

Pull-through Braided Half-up Hairstyle for Short Hair

Hello hello, Sabrina here! I am super excited to show you all how to do the pull-through braided half-up hairstyle. I got my hair cut short recently, and it’s a big change, but I am loving it so much. For all you short-haired people out there, I know sometimes it can be really hard to style short hair and be versatile, so I hope this style helps you out. (:

Items needed: 5-6 tiny hair elastics (I recommend ones that are close to the color of your hair so you won’t see them as much. I used black), 7-8 bobby pins or as many as you need; Time: about 10 minutes; Skill Level: easy-medium.

1.) Gather a small section of hair at the front of your head and secure with an elastic. Repeat this step right behind the pony-tail you just made.

 

2.) Now we’re going to start on the pull-through braid. Split the first ponytail into two equal sections. Then wrap or pull those pieces around the second ponytail. Secure those two pieces with a third elastic. I added more hair to those two pieces in the back to make a bigger pony-tail because I have layers and my hair is so short, but that is not necessary if your hair is longer. Now go to the second pony-tail, split it in half and pull those two sections around the third pony-tail and secure with another elastic behind the third pony-tail. This step might sound a bit confusing, but I promise it will make so much more sense when you look at the picture.

 

3.) Bobby pin each side down if it is sticking up a bit. Just this makes a cute hairstyle as well!

4.) Grab a small piece of hair next to the pull-through braid. You can grab directly at the front but I prefer to leave the very front hairs down for facial framing. Now begin to do a regular 3-strand braid. You can reference Emma’s post.

 

Repeat this step on the other side.

5.) Your hair should now look something like this.

 

6.) Grab the braids and bring them back and grab the two pony-tails and begin to secure all of them with one elastic except only pull half way through, so there is a big loop.

 

7.) Grab a piece from the loop and pull it forward and pin it down to start your messy-bun.

 

8.) Repeat this step in all directions until you have reached a messy bun to your desired liking.

And here’s the final look!


I think this hairstyle is super cute, and it looks especially adorable in this fall season and the upcoming winter season! One of the best things about this hairstyle is that it looks great on long hair as well, and you can dress it up or down.

Well, I hope you all liked this hairstyle, let me know what you thought and/or if you have any questions. Happy hairstyling!

See ya!

-Sabrina (: