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

 

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!