DIY Quick Pull-Back

By Emily

So, today, I have a super quick, super simple hairdo that I think y’all might enjoy.  So, this is one of the few hairdos that I like to do on just about any day.

You know those moments when you’re just getting ready to go out, and your hair “looks like a mess?”  If you do, then you’ll understand why I love this easy hairdo.  And if you don’t, well, you’re very lucky.  😉

Anyway, I have trouble with getting my hair to look pretty just about any day.  And, because it’s fairly short, most hairdos are kind of difficult.   So, I came to use this one which I just call  my “Quick Pull-Back Hairdo”.  And, here’s how to do it:

1. To start off: split a small section of hair from the front.

2.  Then, next, split that section into three parts.  Like so:

3. Next, begin to dutch-braid the hair.  (for those of you who don’t know how to dutch-braid, click here)  Do this only twice per section!  You are not going to be braiding all the hair!

4. When you get to the last braid: stop.  Your hair should look something like this by now:

5.  Without collecting anymore hair, begin to braid hair which you have in your hands.  Remember to braid whichever way you were doing. (in other words, if you were going over, braid over each strand; if you were going under, go under each strand.)  Like so:

6.  Tie it off with a hairband!   Optional: Then, afterwards, if you like messy hairdos (like I do), lightly tug on the braid–but, don’t pull it out!  

Overall, your hair should look something like this:

And there you have it!  My Quick Pull-Back DIY Hairdo!  Hope you all enjoy this hairstyle as much as I do!  Have a great rest of the day!

~Emily

 

Diy fishtail braid (step-by-step)

Happy Monday everyone! Now I’m sorry, because I was intending on doing a much more spectacular post today. But for quite a few reasons I was extremely busy over the last week and didn’t have time to work on a better post.

EmilyKate asked if we could do a step-by-step fishtail tutorial, so just like this post, if you ask us to do a tutorial, we’ll try our best to do it for you! Hopefully this will help all of you that struggle doing a fishtail braid!

So I wanted to show you how to do a fishtail braid step-by-step. I really like how with a fishtail braid you make it look so different by just adding bigger/smaller sections into the braid. It is also very easy to do, in fact if you know how to do a normal 3 strand plait you can definitely do this one. All it really comes down to is practice!

I’m sorry this isn’t the best video, and if I had of had more time it would’ve been better. (Disclaimer, my hair had previously been straightened a day or two before, so it’s not what my hair normally looks like.) Hope it helps! In the video I used bigger pieces but it’s really up to what look you’re going for, and how much time you have. 😉

Items Needed: Brush,  1 hair band, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes (depending on your hair length)

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by brushing the hair to remove any tangles…
  2. Separate the hair into two equal sections…
  3. Next take a small sliver of hair from the outside edge of the right section, and take it over the rest of that same section and combine it into the left section {in a reverse fishtail braid, you would go under the section of hair, and not over}…
  4. Now take a small sliver of hair from the outside edge of the left section, and take it over the rest of that section, and combine it into the right section {simply the opposite of Step #3}…
  5. Once it gets to hard to reach, bring the braid over your shoulder and continue the braid {only now it will seem like you’re doing a reverse fishtail because once you take the braid over your shoulder you need to bring the strands behind the braid instead of in front for your braid to work.}
  6. Continue Steps 3 & 4 over and over again until you run out of hair…
  7. When you get to the end of your braid, secure it with a hair elastic.

Here’s the 4 basic braids post, for those of you who are interested: https://setongirlshairstyles.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/first-blog-post

Please feel free to leave a comment below telling me what you think of this post. If you still need more help with this braid, leave a comment and I’ll be happy to answer your question!

 

 

My Favorite Messy Bun (NO bobby pins!)

Hey there all you lovely people! It’s so wonderful to see y’all around!

Today I am sharing my favorite messy bun style!

 

Ironically, messy buns can be quite a challenge.  But, after trying numerous techniques and borrowing some ideas here and there, I have finally come up with my own method, which I think results in a beautiful and versatile messy bun!  The best part? NO bobby pins necessary!

 

Here is a quick tutorial of how I do it!

 

Super simple.  Just twist and secure!  It may take some practice attempts, but the result is totally worth it!  Personally, I will usually loosen things up around my face as well, just to make the overall look a bit softer.

This hairstyle is my staple, go-to, get-this-hair-off-my-face, style, but I also love playing around with it for more casual, or even dressy occasions.

Now, I know I said this style requires no bobby pins, and 95% of the time I would not use any for it, (it’s also super secure for me) but, as always, feel free to use a few as needed to tweak things to your liking.

 

 

Don’t you just love that polished, yet effortless look??

 

This technique is perfect to use for high, low, or middle buns, although low and side messy buns are definitely my favorite. 😉

Let me know what you think and leave any suggestions for future styles in the comments below…

Bye for now!

The un-even braid

Here’s another hairstyle I published a while back here.

And yes I know, this isn’t a diy hairstyle, but don’t worry the majority of the hairstyles from now on will be! It’s also super, super easy to do on yourself, and if I had’ve had time I would’ve . 😉

Items Needed: Brush, comb, spray bottle, 2-3 small hair elastics.

Time Requirement: 2-3 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by parting the hair in the middle…
  2. Grab a medium-sized section of hair starting at the part line …
  3. Begin a simple 3-strand plait, only make one of the strands a lot thinner than the other two, {as you braid, you’ll notice a different look to the braid, which is all good}…
  4. Continue braiding the hair, until you reach the ends……
  5.  Secure with an elastic …
  6. Now, go back and gently pull a little bit the on the of the larger strands to loosen up the braid…
  7. Next, go to the other side of the head and repeat steps 2-6…
  8. Secure both braids at the back of the head with a small elastic…
  9. And your done!

First blog post- The four basic braids

Hi all!

This is a tutorial for every basic braid you will ever need.  Master these, and you already have an awesome repertoire of hairstyling options!! 🙂 

In honour of our first week on the blog, there will be 6 posts in 6 days! So keep a look out, or subscribe for email notifications on new posts! ~Clare

THE 3-STRAND BRAID OR PLAIT (THE foundational braid!)

  1. Divide the hair into 3 pieces
  2. Cross the right strand over the middle strand
  3. Bring the left strand over the new middle strand
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 all the way down the hair
  5. Your braid is complete!!

 THE FRENCH BRAID

  1.   Divide the hair into 3 pieces
  2.   Cross the left strand over the middle strand
  3.   Bring the right strand over the new middle strand
  4.   Repeat steps 2-3 all the way down the hair
  5.   Your braid is complete!!

THE DUTCH BRAID (inside-out braid)

  1. Divide the hair into 3 pieces
  2. Cross the left strand under the middle strand
  3. Bring the right strand behind the new middle strand
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 all the way down the hair
  5. Your braid is complete!!

 

 

THE FISHTAIL BRAID

1.

  1. Divide the hair into 2 equal sections
  2. Next take a small piece of hair from the outside edge of the right section, and take it over the rest of that same section and combine it into the left section
  3. Now take a small piece of hair from the outside edge of the left section, and take it over the rest of that section, and combine it into the right section {simply the opposite of Step #3}…
  4. Continue Steps 3 & 4 over and over again until you run out of hair…
  5. and you’re done!

(Pictures provided by Clare 😉 )