Waterfall Twist

Hey everyone! Today I’m going to show you all a great hairstyle for looking nice with minimal effort. Out of the ‘nice’ hairstyles I do on myself, this is one of my favourites because it’s so easy but looks so pretty. (I’m doing it on my sister today) The waterfall twist I’ll show you today is similar to the beautiful waterfall braid-style in Sophia’s post Waterfall Twist and Reverse Fishtail, but it uses two pieces of hair instead of three to create a lovely twist. (If you like this post, I’m sure you’ll love her combo hairstyle!) This hairstyle is definitely DIY as well, and looks great on just about any length of hair. I hope you enjoy it! 😀

Items needed: hair tie, accessory (optional)

Skill level: easy

Time: 5 minutes

Step-by-step:

  1. Part hair as desired (I used a middle part) and separate out a piece of hair at the front of the head, on one side of the part.
  2. Take another section of hair next to it, and wrap/place it over the first strand.
  3. Drop the first strand, pick up a piece of hair next to it and wrap/place it over the strand you’re still holding. Repeat until you reach the back of the head and clip out of the way.
  4. Repeat on the other side, tie the two ends together, and accessorise as desired.

And there you have it! Because this style is so loose and gentle anyway, you don’t really need to pancake it, unless you have fairly long, heavy hair. If your hair’s a bit too short to do a waterfall twist all the way around your head, it looks really nice if you just go partway round, and pin the end back with something pretty.

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Comment below and let me know if you liked this tutorial! Bye for now! 🙂

Lace Dutch-Braided Wrap-around/SHORT Hairstyle

Hello Everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am so excited to show you all how to do one of my favorite hairstyles!

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Although this hairstyle is specially for all my short-haired people out there, it works great on long hair as well. (: Let’s get started–

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Items needed: 1 small hair elastic, 4-5 bobby pins (as needed) ~ time needed: 4-5 minutes Difficulty: medium

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1.) Start by parting your hair in a side part.

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2.) Grab a small section of hair a couple inches behind your hairline on the “light” side of your part.

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3.) Begin doing a lace dutch-braid. All this means is that you are going to do a regular dutch-braid except ONLY grab hair from the crown of your head.

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4.) Once you braid a few inches back you are going to keep braiding across the back of your head. Remember to only add in hair from the crown of your head. So it should look like this.

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5.) As you continue to braid, start adding strands from near the front of your hair, but only add strands a couple inches behind your hairline, so it will be even with the other side. Once you reach about where my braid is, don’t add any more strands and just braid down and secure with your small elastic.

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6.) Pancake your braid by gently pulling on the outer edges of your braid. Also, if you have layers like me, you might need to add bobby pins to keep the hairstyle in place. If there is some puffiness or strands sticking up near the crown of your head, add bobby pins as well.

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And here are the final pictures!

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Thank you for reading, I hope you like this hairstyle as much as I do! This hairstyle also looks great with waves or curls if you have wavy or curly hair.  Please leave a question and/or comment and subscribe to this blog if you like what you see!

See ya!

-Sabrina c:

 

New Diy Wand Curls/Video Tutorial

One of my first posts on here was Basic wand curls . All I had was one picture, and then written instructions. I guess it’s probably not so hard to follow when you have really long hair like I did then. But I’ve found ever since I cut my hair back in July, (I got quite a few inches off, and some layers) that it was much harder for me to curl my hair and get a good result. For a while when I had long hair I would just use my basic 19mm wand (because I could do big sections and it curled tightly, so it was much quicker).

Suffice it to say, the first time I attempted to curl my hair with that wand after I cut my hair, was a complete disaster. (I ended up creating the 3 minute fancy updo out of that mess actually 😀 )

Anyway, back on track. 😛 I realised I needed to go back to using my other wand (babyliss pro conical curling wand 32mm-19mm) (which I used in my original wand curl post), and let me tell you, the results improved immediately after that.

I’ve read in many different places that this type of wand in particular works really well for short-medium length hair (it works well for long hair too of course 😉 ) so hopefully this tutorial will appeal to those of you with short hair! 😉

So, here is the way I’m currently curling my medium length hair….

 

Items needed: curling wand, curling mouse (though it is optional) and hairspray (if desired.)

Skill level: easy-medium

Time: 15-20 minutes (it really depends on the length of your hair)

 

Step-by-step:

  1.  Begin by sectioning off the top half of your hair..
  2.  Once your wand has heated up to the correct temperature, grab a medium-small section (though not too thin, or they won’t work properly) and start to wrap the hair around the wand, try not to twist too tightly, but at the same time make sure the hair has a slight twist to it on the wand…
  3. Hold hair on the wand for around 15 seconds or so, then gently let the hair fall of the wand into your hand, let the curl cool in you hand for a couple of seconds and the release…
  4.  Basically repeat steps 2-3 all over you head. If you have short hair I would recommend gently tugging on the curl after you release it to make sure they don’t become too tight…

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  5. Once you have your whole head curled, very carefully and gently run your fingers through your curls and then add hairspray if desired. Or I actually put a small amount of curling mouse in my palm, rubbed my hands together, and then used that to smooth some of the frizz ect.

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  6. And then your done!

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, these curls would be great for a party or anything really! 😉 😛

Let me know if you have any questions ect, in the comments.

Dutch-Braided Updo/Short Hairdo!!

By Emily

Hey hey hey, everyone! Wow, I feel as though I haven’t posted anything in….forever, haha! I’ve been gone for a while on vacation, and I have to be honest, I never quite found the time to post any new hairstyles I came across. So, I sincerely apologize for taking such a long time. 😉 Anywho! The other day, my sister wanted something done to her hair. And, she actually has quite short hair.

So, what she wanted done to her hair we actually found another tutorial version on Pinterest. So, yes, this wasn’t entirely my idea. 😉 However, I did fix it up to my own liking, so it is not exact to the said person’s tutorial. I can’t seem to find where that tutorial is, so sorry that you won’t be seeing the other girl’s version. :/ Alrighty then! Let’s get started!

~Oh, and I think it only fair to apologize right now for the somewhat poor quality of the photos. I have to be honest, neither myself nor my model were ready to go out into the below 30 weather (about -1 celsius) outside.;)

Items needed: Brush, hairspray, 3 rubber hair ties, and a handful of bobby pins.

Skill level: Easy

Time: around 10 minutes..

Step-by-step:

  1. Brush hair.
  2. Create the part down the middle of your head.
  3. Begin dutch-braiding one side of the head, to the back of the head. Secure with an elastic. Then do the same for the other side. There should be leftover hair, so don’t worry about that. 😉 This is roughly what you’re hair should look like now:
    Word of advice: if you are doing this hairdo with short hair, I recommend hair spraying after each step. To ensure that the hairstyle will stay/hold longer. 😉
  4. Now, you’re going to pancake the braids. In other words, you’re going to pull the braids a bit–gently & carefully!!!–to make the braids look both thicker & messier.
  5. With the leftover hair, you’re going to pull the hair into a bun. Just the simple kind, don’t worry. Begin pulling it into a ponytail, stop halfway through the last pull. Your hair should look like this:
  6. Pull the braid through the opening of the small bun. Then do so with the other braid (coming through the other side).
  7. Now is the fun part. You get to bobby pin all the hair into a cute little bun. 😉 And that’s it! By now your hair should be a cute little fancy updo looking like this:

    If you’re wanting a fancier approach, I highly recommend adding some sort of hairpin in there. 😉

And there you have it! Well, thank you everyone for reading! Please let me know what y’all thought! And how this style turned out for you! Remember, this hairstyle can be done with any length of hair! 😉

Happy hairstyling, y’all!

~Emily

Dutch Braided Headband (SHORT HAIR holiday party hairstyle)

Hello hello everyone! Sabrina here. Since Christmas is coming so fast, I thought it would be fun to show you a DIY holiday hairstyle! This hairstyle works great with short hair, and also looks fabulous on long hair as well. Let’s get started!

Items needed: 2 tiny hair elastics, 5-6 bobby pins (as needed) ~~ time needed: 5-8 mins Difficulty: easy

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1.) Start by parting your hair into a side part. You can even do a middle part if you would like to, I just prefer a side part for this style.

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2.) Then grab a section of hair a few inches behind your hairline. Do a dutch braid. You can see how to do a dutch braid by going to this postIMG_8134

3.) Pancake the dutch braid, so that it looks fuller. Then repeat step 2-3 on the other side.

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4.) Pick up a section of hair and bobby pin your braid underneath it. (the hair you picked up will cover the end of the braid and bobby pins.) Repeat this step on the other side.

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And there you have it! I love this hairstyle because it is easy and fast. It’s also perfect for a holiday party or just as a regular day hairstyle!

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I hope you liked this hairstyle! Be sure to leave a comment and/or question and I hope you have a blessed holiday season!

See ya!

-Sabrina ^_^

French Twist Ponytail

In the mornings, when I’m doing my hair, I generally want something neat that will stay out of the way and stay in. So I usually just do a ponytail! But over the years, I’ve discovered a prettier alternative to the reliable old ponytail: a French twist ponytail. Perfect for doing things at home or when you’re going out and about, this DIY hairstyle – with some practice – takes 10 minutes or less to finish. (At the moment my hair sits a bit below my shoulders. So though my sister is modelling this hairstyle today with her beautiful long hair, it works for fairly short hair as well.) I hope you all enjoy it!

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Skill: medium

Time: 5-10 mins

Items: brush, 1 or 2 bobby pins, hair tie

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Part hair as desired (I really like a side part). Take a section of hair next to the part.
  2. Take a second section of hair with your other hand and wrap, or place it over the first one, swapping the sections in your hands. Now the first strand should be on the ‘outside’ and the second one on the ‘inside’ of your head. This is the beginning of your french twist.
  3. Take the outside strand and some new hair (as in a French braid) and wrap/place it over the inside strand, swapping the sections in your hands as you go. Repeat around the head, along the hairline, until you reach where your ponytail’s going to be.
  4. I like to then do a few twists with your two strands (but don’t pick up new hair). This gives you a bit of unraveling space as you do the ponytail. Gather all of the hair into a ponytail, and tie with your hair tie.
  5. Now for the fun part – ‘pancake’ the twist by pulling each twist out slightly to give your hairstyle a fuller, polished look.
  6. And finally, take a small section of hair from the base of the ponytail and wrap around the hair tie. Secure end with one or two bobby pins.

I like to secure the hair by pinning down the end of the strand and pushing into the hair tie and the base of the ponytail, but do what works for you. The main thing is that it stays in place. 😉 The wrap-around isn’t necessary, but it does add a nice touch. And if – like me – you have rather thin hair, the wrap-around can distract from your ponytail’s thinness.

Here’s a trial…

This style is quite similar to the lovely rope twist in Sophia’s DIY Overnight Curls/Waves, which has also been used a few more recent posts (if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out!) The difference is that you don’t twist the strands as you gather up extra hair. I hope you all enjoy it! And here’s the final hairstyle:

Like every hairstyle, the French twist takes practice to perfect. However, twists can be slightly easier than braids as you only have two strands of hair to worry about. And once you do get it, you can use twists for almost any occasion. They stay in pretty well too – the French twist I did on my sister lasted through a whole day of school holidays, involving flying planes, dancing, and crazy games! And this post wouldn’t have been the same if Clare hadn’t inserted the video and added music to it. Thank you! 😀

Comment below and let me know if you liked this hairstyle, and if you found the video helpful, or otherwise! 😛

Diy Waterfall Braid

Today I’m going to show you how to create the waterfall braid, I love how easy this is once you get the hang of it! I just came up with a great way to wear the waterfall braid as a DIY style a week or two ago, right before Mass, and loved it so much I wore it two or three times that week!

The funny thing is, I wasn’t really into wearing waterfall braids on myself until recently. Maybe it was because my hair was really long before, and sometimes a bit frizzy so I wasn’t as inclined to wear it out, I’m not really sure… But what I do know is that I love this look! 😉

I hope this tutorial will help you all to learn how to do this super easy DIY waterfall braid look!

Also, as a side note, I do realise that the “4 strand braid” won the most votes in the recent poll, but I just couldn’t wait to show you all this hairstyle! 😉 (it came 2nd in the poll) Do however, look out for the 4 strand braid in one of my next posts!

Another thing I think is amazing about waterfall braids is the fact that they work on even the shortest of hair, I’ve seen them done on a-line bob hair cuts ect. (which is pretty short) and they work really well! So I would definitely give this hairstyle a tick for almost every length of hair! 😉

Time requirement: 4-8 minutes, (it depends on your hair length)

Items needed: 1-2 small rubber hair ties, and a comb, (hairspray is optional)

Step-by-step instructions:

  1.  To begin with take a small section from one side of the hair in the front and separate the hair into 3 sections..
  2. For the first stitch of this braid, you actually just do the first step for a french braid..
  3. I actually do two complete stitches of a french braid before beginning the waterfall braid on the heaver side of my hair..
  4. Once you get to the third stitch of the braid, you now drop the right hand piece and let it fall out of the way.
  5. Now pick up a small section of hair to add back into the braid and add it back as the right hand piece. You have basically just dropped the right hand strand and replaced it with a new strand in the exact same location.
  6. Now take that right hand strand and cross it over the middle strand.…
  7. You then add hair to the top strand {this is exactly what you would do with a regular French braid}and cross it over the middle strand…
  8. You have now just finished your third stitch of the braid at this point.
  9. Repeat steps 2-7 over and over again until you get to the middle of the back of your head..
  10. Using the three remaining strands, create a basic braid down about half way and secure with an elastic or clip for now..
  11. Essentially you’re just doing a french braid the whole time, only you drop the bottom strand each time over and pick up some more hair from just behind the strand you’ve dropped and continue…
  12. Repeat steps 2-10 on the other side, but as I mentioned I only did the extra stitch of a normal french braid on the heavy side of my hair, so don’t do it for the other half..(trust me it’s really not as complicated as it all sounds 😉 )
  13.  Now take the two braids and secure them together tightly at the middle of your head…
  14. I didn’t really like how the braids looked just tied together at the back, so I did a flip-under (the pictures should explain..)

And there you have the DIY waterfall braid! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. 🙂

Also a special thanks to my older brother who took the pictures for me, and helped out with producing the video. ❤  😉