Double Dutch Braided Updo

I know we have a lot of dutch braids as the base for quite a few hairstyles on here, but its such a versatile braid they are soo many different things you can do with them. Plus, they’re fairly easy to do, which is always a plus 😉 I came up with this particular style when my little sister wanted me to do something special in her hair for her birthday several months ago. It really suited her, and I thought it would make a good tutorial, so today I’m going to show you how to create this easy, double dutch braided updo!

1.Begin by making a middle part all the way from the front of your head to the nape of the neck (you could also do a side part as long as you divide the hair evenly at the back.)

2. Then section one half out of the way for now…

I had my sisters hair slightly damp so I could get all of the tangles out more easily, but it works fine on dry hair!

Now take a section from the front of the section and divide it into three pieces:

And dutch braid all the way down so that the braid goes in a direction as I have done in the picture:


Repeat on the other side of the head…

After you have pancaked both of the braids your hair should look roughly like this:

Now take the braid from the right side of your head and wrap it into a circle shaped bun at back of your head. Bobby pin in place…

Then take the braid from the left hand  and wrap it around the bun you made from the other braid. Bobby pin that in place and adjust to you liking.. Here is the final look:

This is a really cute style that could be dressed up to be an almost formal hairstyle, or, I actually think if you had the bun secured with a hair tie and some extra bobby pins it could be a great sports hairstyle. What do you think? 😉

I hope you enjoyed this hairstyle, feel free to leave your hairstyle requests here. 😉

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! 😛

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 (: