Dutch braided updo/Running Late Hairdo

  By Emily

Hello y’all!  Emily here!  Today, I’ve got this super easy, perhaps a tad time-consuming, but totally worth it, hairstyle.  😉  I like ranking this hairdo on my list of “running late hairdos.”  Because, this hairstyle is really so simple, it’s the perfect hairdo for when you’re running late, and in a hurry to make your hair look gorgeous.  😉  (Please excuse the terrible photo-taking quality, and the possible messes around the floor.)  Let’s go!

 

Time: 5-10 minutes

Skill level: medium

Step-by-step:

So, first thing’s first: brush your hair.  (And a little tip: putting a small amount of mousse in really helps the hairdo to hold up)  Alrighty!  After you’ve done this, we’re on to the first real step.  😉

1.  Taking a small portion of hair on the left side, begin to french braid the section to the back of the head.  When you come near to the middle of the head, stop and braid the rest of the hair(no longer french-braiding!):

 

 

Be sure to secure the braid with a small hairband (clear bands are the best, in my opinion… a little less noticeable.  😉 )

2. Go through the braid and loosen it slightly, giving the braid a bit of a “messy look.”  Make sure that you don’t pull the braid apart!  Do this all the way down the braid, to the very bottom:

 

 

 

3.  on the other side of the head (opposite of the one with the braid), gather a small section of hair:

 

With this portion of hair, you’re going to tease it.  You don’t have to, however, it does look better/more voluminous if you do.  So, tease the hair, then pull it back to join the braid at the back of the head:

 

You may want to make certain that any possibly open spots are covered by the hair:

 

4.  You’re going to take this hair and very carefully pull it through a section of the braid.  Like so:

 

You’re going to pull this all the way through:

 

And, afterwards, you’re going to lightly/carefully work that section of hair down along with the braid, hiding it from eyesight.  Working the hair down to it’s end, as a part of the braid:

 

(This may seem a little more work than just pinning the hair to stay there…but, it honestly looks better.  And, best part is, doing it this way: you’re free of bobby pins!)

5.  Is also optional.  You’re just going to curl all the leftover hair.  You don’t have to do this, I honestly only did it because my little sister has slightly thin hair, and curling it helped to make it seem as though her hair was thicker.  😉  Now, you can leave your hair like this.  Still looks super gorgeous!  OR, you can move on with me to the next step…

6.  Is simply pulling all the hair into a ponytail.  Should look something like this:

 

(as I said: sorry that my pics aren’t the best quality… taking pics while doing hair is slightly less than simple, haha. 😉 )  Now this is another option.  You can leave it as it is now, or you can go on to the last step.  Your choice!

7. all that you’re gonna do is gather all the hair into a messy form of a bun, and either bobby pin it in place, or, use a hairband to secure it.  Should look like this:

 

Overall look:

 

And that’s all there is to it!  Super easy!  And, not too time-consuming, right?  All in all, whichever option you decide to go with, I personally find it gorgeous!  Happy hairstyling, y’all!

~Emily

3 Minute Fancy Updo!

Hey everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been a little behind in my posting, I’ve been away for the last 2 weeks, the posts should be back on schedule now!

For now I’d like to show you how to create the twisted updo that won the most votes in the recent poll, if you enjoyed getting to pick a tutorial like that, let me know down below!

I’m also sorry that an email got sent out on here today for a post (Feast of the Queenship of Mary craft day) that was meant to be on my family’s website https://catholichomeschoolaustralia.com . I’d forgotten to log out of my WordPress account, and some one else got on to re-blog something over there, but instead it ended up over here. I hope that clears that up 😉 …

 

Now onto the post, I really loved making this one up, it works great with curls for the base of the style. And can be created in just 3 minutes! Oh and since I’ve recently had my hair cut I would definitely say this could be a short hairstyle, well to be honest, as long as you can twist you hair into a bun, it can be suitable for any length! Let me know what you think of it!

I also think this is a great one to dress up or down, for a party, Mass, or just a day when you something a little more special in your hair. 😉

Items needed:

Time: just 3 minutes!

Skill level: Easy

Step-by-step instructions:

  1.  Begin by having your hair down. (for the fancy version in the last picture, curl your hair before beginning.)
  2.  Now section of the left hand section for now…
  3. Start twisting the hair on the right hand side till you get to the back of your neck. (see picture) Secure with and elastic.
  4. Then repeat the same on the other side…..
  5.  Once you have both sections done, secure them together at the nape of the next, more to the right side….
  6. Then twist the ponytail into a bun and secure with bobby pins.
  7. Adjust the hairstyle to your liking, gently pulling on the hair around the crown will create more fullness and volume.

I hope you liked this easy updo! If you’d like to see more hairstyles like this, let me know in the comments. For any requests for tips, or other hairstyles, also comment below!

Also as a reminder,  if you want to comment, but don’t have an email. An email is not required to leave a comment. We all love comments! 😉 😉

 

Lace Milkmaid Braid

Hey everyone!

So, this week’s hairstyle is inspired by a braid I had learned and often “tested out” on my little sisters years ago.  The Lace Braid that I utilize here is quite simple to style.  A Lace Braid is essentially a French Braid, the only difference being that new hair is added in to just one side.  See here for a step-by-step walkthrough.

Basically, I parted her hair on the left side and began the braid right at the heavy side of the part.  I added in hair only to the right side (closest to her face) and continued to angle the braid all the way around.

IMGP1330The only tricky part is when you reach the back of her head, at the nape of her neck.  Make sure to hold your strands firmly and to add in the new strands pretty tightly so that the resulting braid is not baggy.

When I reached the end of her hair, I braided it off, secured it with an elastic, folded it over, and bobby pinned the tail nicely above her left ear.  If her hair is long enough, definitely wrap the end of the braid over the part line, securing it so that it blends with the beginning of the braid.  This technique produces the very best “milkmaid braid” effect.

Lastly, I loosened up the top edges of the braid to make them stand out, and pinned a couple of them to her head for added security.

And that’s it! I love the gorgeous “flower girl” look of milkmaid braids; perfect for summer sunshine!

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Happy Hairstyling!

The Dutch Flip-Through

Some days, you just feel like having an “everyday glam” type hairstyle, and other
days, you need to find some up-do that can be totally classy, or even have a cute,
messy style to it. The dutch flip-through is a perfect hairstyle for all of these
occasions. Once learnt, it’ll become a super fast and stylish hairstyle that you can
do for any occasion. This can totally be a DIY hairstyle as well.

Items needed: comb, 5 tiny hair elastics, 1 hair tie, 10 bobby pins (or as needed.)
Skill level: intermediate
Time needed: about 15 minutes

Instructions:

1. Using a comb, part your hair as desired. We decided on a side part, ending at
the crown of the head.

2.Where the part ends, (at about the crown of the head,) separate three section
of your hair, going from the end of the part to the top of your left ear and right ear.
You should now have three separate sections. The center section should naturally
be the largest of the three. Tie the center section into a low, secure, pony-tail.

3. Starting on the heavier side of your part (if you did a middle part, then just pick a
side,) pick up an inch section of hair. Split that section into three even sections and
begin a basic side dutch braid.

4. To do a basic side dutch braid, take the left strand of hair, and cross it under
the middle strand. The left strand should now be the new middle strand. Then,
grab the right strand and bring it under the new middle strand. Go back to the left
side, and gather a small section of hair and add it to the left strand and then cross
that section underneath the middle strand. A dutch braid is simply a “reverse” or
“inside-out” French braid: instead of braiding the strands over, you braid under.
Repeat for the right strand and keep repeating this process. (see video)

5. Once you have run out of pieces to add into your dutch braid, continue braiding
in a normal three-strand braid (continuing to bring the sections under the middle)
and secure with a small, clear elastic. Repeat steps #4 and #5 on the other section
of hair, and secure with another small clear elastic.

6. Go back to each braid and pancake them to make them look fuller and softer.
You can pancake a braid by gently tugging on the outer edges of your dutch braid.

 

7. Going to the pony-tail, loosen the hair tie by pulling it very slightly
(approximately 1/2 inch,) away from your head. There should now be a tiny bit of
space between your head and the hairband. Using both hands, create a hole
between the hair tie and your head. Make sure the hole does not go all the way
through. (You should not be able to put your fingers through it.)

8. Then, flip your pony-tail upwards and stuff the entire ponytail it into the hole you
just made. It may take awhile, but don’t worry about it looking perfect or making
sure all your layers are in. Also, don’t worry about covering the hair tie. The most
important thing to remember is to not press down into the hole too hard, because
then you’ll end up with a flip-through pony-tail. This part of the style may take
some practice, but once it is learnt, it is very simple to do. Add two bobby pins to
help secure. You should now have the base of your up-do. (see video)

9. Grab one of your dutch braids and cross it over the hair you have just tucked.
Bobby pin in place. Grab the second braid and cross it over the hair you tucked–
this time slightly lower, to cover the hair tie. Bobby pin in place.

10. Bobby pin any layers that are out of place. Accessorize as desired.
The dutch flip-through is a really great hairstyle for formal events, or–with a little
more pancaking–would make a super cute everyday up-do. The flip-through up-do
part of this hairstyle could also be worn on its own, without the dutch braids. This
flip through up-do is a great technique, since, once mastered, you can put your
hair up and off your neck using only one band!

See you later!
-Sophia

Faux twisted updo

I made this up a little while ago, and my little sister will be modelling it 😉 . I personally think it’s fairly simple, and you should be able to master it in no time! I also originally posted the basic tutorial for it here.
If you like these step-by-step picture tutorial’s leave a comment below, if you think there should be more pics, or suggestions on how you like tutorials, also comment, and if you just want to say what you think of it, you can do that too 😉 😉 .

To see the steps, you will need to click on the first image, and then it will let you go through the steps while the pictures are also enlarged.

What you will need: a comb or brush,  a handful of bobby pins, 2 small rubber hair ties, and 1 normal hair tie.

Skill level: medium

Time: 5-10 minutes

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial on how to create a Faux twisted updo! Please let me know what you think, and feel free to ask any questions.

I also apologize for sending out the email for this post the other day, I went to schedule it, and typed in the wrong date, so sorry about that 😉

Also my aim is to get the blog up to 1000 views by the end of the month, we’re already sitting on the 900 mark, so please tell all you friends about it! 🙂

How To Create a Braided Updo

So this is a hairstyle I made up a while back, I hope you like this braided updo!

 

Items you will need: hair brush, 2-3 hair elastics, 1 hair tie and a handful of bobby pins.

  1. To start of with you will need to part your hair off to one side….
  2. Separate a small section of hair from the front and french braid it until you get to just in front of your ear…
  3. Finish it off with a plait, and secure with an elastic…
  4. Then go back and gently tug on the outside edges of the braid to make it look bigger and softer..
  5. Keep the braid out of the way while you gather all of the rest of your hair in to a messy bun..
  6. Once you have the bun where you want it, secure it with bobby pins…
  7. And the wrap the braid around the bun and secure into place with a few more bobby pins.
  8. Add hairspray if desired.

I originally posted this here

Give it a try and let me know what you think of it! 🙂