Diy Dutch Fishtail/Summer Hairstyle

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having a great summer (or winter as the case may be 😉 😀 ) As I’ve said before, I love dutch fishtail braids, and am always trying to incorporate them into a new hairstyle. While I was away after Christmas I came up with this cool updo, with a dutch fishtail on the heavier side of my part, and a normal dutch braid of the lighter side. It’s a nice updo for a hot summer day (I did mine to look a little bit messier, but if you took the extra time to make it a bit more polished, it could be quite a fancy style. 😉 )

Items needed: a handful of bobby pins, 2 rubber hair ties, and hairspray (is desired)

Time: 10-15 minutes

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Begin by parting your hair off to one side..
  2. Next start a dutch fishtail braid on the heavy side of the part..
  3. Once you’ve braided up to about your ear, stop adding in hair and finish off with a regular fishtail..
  4. When you reach the ends gently go back and pancake the braid (tug on the edges of the braid for a fuller effect.) Then secure with an elastic..
  5. Now go to the other side of you head a do a regular 3 strand dutch braid, doing the same thing you did with the fishtail, (once you stop adding in hair, finish off with a normal plait and pancake the braid.)
  6. Secure with an elastic..
  7. Now secure the remaining hair that you have out of the braids at the back of your head with a hair tie..
  8. Plait the hair in the ponytail, and secure with a rubber hair tie..
  9. Roll the ponytail-plait into a bun and secure with bobby pins..
  10. All you need to do now is pin the two braids around the bun and you’re good to go! 😉

There you have this fun updo! Leave a comment down below, remember to subscribe, and we’ll see you next week with another tutorial!! 🙂

P.S. Happy Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday! 😉

Dutch-Braided Updo/Short Hairdo!!

By Emily

Hey hey hey, everyone! Wow, I feel as though I haven’t posted anything in….forever, haha! I’ve been gone for a while on vacation, and I have to be honest, I never quite found the time to post any new hairstyles I came across. So, I sincerely apologize for taking such a long time. 😉 Anywho! The other day, my sister wanted something done to her hair. And, she actually has quite short hair.

So, what she wanted done to her hair we actually found another tutorial version on Pinterest. So, yes, this wasn’t entirely my idea. 😉 However, I did fix it up to my own liking, so it is not exact to the said person’s tutorial. I can’t seem to find where that tutorial is, so sorry that you won’t be seeing the other girl’s version. :/ Alrighty then! Let’s get started!

~Oh, and I think it only fair to apologize right now for the somewhat poor quality of the photos. I have to be honest, neither myself nor my model were ready to go out into the below 30 weather (about -1 celsius) outside.;)

Items needed: Brush, hairspray, 3 rubber hair ties, and a handful of bobby pins.

Skill level: Easy

Time: around 10 minutes..

Step-by-step:

  1. Brush hair.
  2. Create the part down the middle of your head.
  3. Begin dutch-braiding one side of the head, to the back of the head. Secure with an elastic. Then do the same for the other side. There should be leftover hair, so don’t worry about that. 😉 This is roughly what you’re hair should look like now:
    Word of advice: if you are doing this hairdo with short hair, I recommend hair spraying after each step. To ensure that the hairstyle will stay/hold longer. 😉
  4. Now, you’re going to pancake the braids. In other words, you’re going to pull the braids a bit–gently & carefully!!!–to make the braids look both thicker & messier.
  5. With the leftover hair, you’re going to pull the hair into a bun. Just the simple kind, don’t worry. Begin pulling it into a ponytail, stop halfway through the last pull. Your hair should look like this:
  6. Pull the braid through the opening of the small bun. Then do so with the other braid (coming through the other side).
  7. Now is the fun part. You get to bobby pin all the hair into a cute little bun. 😉 And that’s it! By now your hair should be a cute little fancy updo looking like this:

    If you’re wanting a fancier approach, I highly recommend adding some sort of hairpin in there. 😉

And there you have it! Well, thank you everyone for reading! Please let me know what y’all thought! And how this style turned out for you! Remember, this hairstyle can be done with any length of hair! 😉

Happy hairstyling, y’all!

~Emily

Four Strand Braid

Hey, hey, it’s Clare here again. Today I’m here to bring you the long awaited 4 strand braid tutorial!

It’s a super cool and versatile braid, you can wear it as a tie-back, side braid, in a ponytail (which would be great for sport!)

I did do this braid on my little sister with wet hair just because she has naturally curly hair and it was quite knotty… but it works totally fine on dry hair!

Twist up the braid you did in a ponytail and you get this really cute looking updo!

Items needed: Brush or comb, 2 hair ties {Hairspray if desired}

Skill Level: Medium

Time: 1-2 minutes

Step-by-step instructions:

  1.  Begin by having your hair either out, in a ponytail or all of your hair over one shoulder. (Basically wherever you want the braid to be and how you want it to look.)
  2. Next split the hair into four sections…
  3. To start the braid, take the outside right strand (we’ll call it strand 4) over the next strand (strand 3)
  4. And under the next one (strand 2)…
  5. Lastly take it over strand 1 (or the outside left strand)…
  6. Next take your original strand 1 (it will look like it’s in the place of strand 2 now) over the next strand and under the next one..
  7. Basically you’re just weaving one strand from the right over and under all the way from the left, then you’re taking a strand from the left and weaving it under and over to the right…
  8. Repeat steps 3-6 all the way down..

I actually figured out this braid accidentally years ago (haha) and have since found many different ways to re create this braid. But quite honestly some of the tutorials make it way, way more complicated than it needs to be. I’m hopefully, trying to show you one of the simplest ways to create this braid. If you still aren’t getting it, leave me a comment and I’ll explain further! 😉

And here’s just a simple half up style I did on myself one day:

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, leave a comment below! 😉

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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!

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

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’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!

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!

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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 walk-through.

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!