5 Minute Formal Updo

Hey everyone! Clare here today. I know quite a few of you are probably anticipating the 4 strand braid tutorial you all voted for, I’m hoping to have it up soon, possibly in my next tutorial, so keep an eye out for that! Now onto today’s hairstyle…

I actually just came up with this style the other day, and was surprised at how quick it is to do! I got it down in about 5 minutes, which is pretty good considering the formal look it has! For a fancier look you could definitely add some curls before styling, but it honestly will look great either way!

As always with new styles you’re trying out, especially fancy ones, make sure to give it a few trial runs before the actual day you want to wear it. Trying out a brand new hairstyle 10 minutes before you head out the door is not exactly the best idea… 😉

Items needed: 1-2 hair ties, a handful of bobby pins, (hairspray & spin-pins are optional)

Time:4-8 minutes (depending on your hair)

Skill level: Easy

Step-by-step instructions:

  1.  Begin with your hair down and parted to one side (you could do a middle part too, but I think side part’s look better for this style).
  2. Now section off a a bit of hair from the top of the part, to just behind the ear on either side..
  3. Put those out of the way for a second, and gather the remaining hair into a ponytail at the back of your head..
  4. Next, twist the hair in the ponytail up into a bun, use bobby pins to secure..
  5. Now take the hair from the right side of the head and slowly begin to twist the hair, starting at roots, (hopefully the video explains this better)…
  6. Once you have the twist done, lay it over the top of the bun and wrap the ends around to pin in place..
  7. Repeat steps 5-6 on the other side…
  8. Once you have the twists secured in place, go back and pin any of the bun to you liking, and gently pull on the crown to add more volume and lift..
  9. Add hairspray if desired..

And there you have this super simple, but elegant updo!

Let me know what you think in the comments (and I apologise for the lighting in the video.) I hope you all have a great rest of the week!

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dutch braided double bun hairstyle

Hello Everyone!

Sophia here. 😉 Today, I am showing you a super cute and easy hairstyle that is really spunky and fun. Its perfect for every season.

level of difficulty: easy

time needed: 10 minutes

items needed: 2 bands

Step 1: Part hair to your liking. Just make sure to part from the crown of your head to the nape of your neck in the middle. I parted the top in a side part. Section one side off with a band.

Step 2: On the other side, pick up a 1 inch section of hair from the top of your head, and begin a dutch braid. You can reference how to do a dutch braid here.

Step 3: Once you reach the crown of your hair, stop braiding, and gather the entire section into a ponytail. Twist the ponytail, and coil it around the band, forming a bun. Wrap an elastic around the bun to secure it. Personally, the band holds the bun securely for me, but if you’d like, you can add some bobby-pins for extra holding power. 😉

Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the other side of your head. You can pull on the hairstyle a little to make it look a tad messier and loose.

 

…And there you have it! I really really love this hairstyle…its so easy to do, yet it is so pretty. I hope you all enjoy it!

Till next time!

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!

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

3 DIY hairdos for short hair

By Emily

Hey there everyone! Emily here.  Today, I gathered up a few of my favorite DIY hairstyles for y’all to enjoy!  These are for all y’all who were asking for some hairstyles for short hair, but these hairdos work well on any length.  So, these hairstyles should work on both short and long hair.  😉

~The first hairstyle I have to share with y’all is super duper simple.  It doesn’t take up too much time, and I personally find it really cute.  All you gotta do is follow the super simple steps below!

  1.  Brush hair.
  2.  Gather a section of hair from the front of your head and bring it to the back of your head.
  3. Using only that section, begin to fishtail-braid the hair.
  4.  Secure with a hairband.
  5. Add hairspray as desired.

Voilà!

~Second hairdo!

  1.  Brush hair.
  2. Part hair to one side.
  3.  Begin to dutch braid the side of the head with more hair, to the back of the head (here, you can either pin the braid in place and leave the rest of your hair down, or you can continue to follow the steps).
  4.  Pull remaining hair back into ponytail.
  5. Secure with hairband.
  6.  Go back and loosen the braid carefully, giving it a fuller and more messy look.–This step is completely optional!  You don’t have to do this one.
  7. Add hairspray as desired.

In the end, your hair should look something like this:

~And last but not least, the third hairstyle!

  1. Brush hair.
  2. Pull hair back into a ponytail.
  3. Tease hair, thus making it more voluminous.
  4. Twist the hair into a messy bun.
  5. Pin to your satisfaction/liking.
  6. Add hairspray as desired.

 

This hairdo is one of my favorite go-to’s!  Mainly because, it’s hard to do buns to my short hair, but this one actually works, and doesn’t look half-bad either.  😉

 

And that’s all there is to it!  Three of my favourite DIY hairdos for short hair!  😀  Let me know what y’all think, which ones are your favourites, and if you’d like to see more hairstyles for short hair!  Happy hairstyling, y’all!

~Emily

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

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.

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! 🙂

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!