How To Fishtail Braid – Hairstyle Photo Tuorial

Hair tutorial time! My brain is completely fried at the moment, so many things to organise and do, I think I need a life overhaul! Being a bit busy means less time for pretty hair, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have cute hair. Fishtail braids look really complicated but once you understand the basic idea they are quick and easy to do!

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Here is a video version for those of you who prefer them and the downloadable version is at the end as usual:

So let’s get started!

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Brush all of your hair over to one side.

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Separate the hair into two halves.

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Take a small piece of hair from the back of half #2.

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Pull it over half #2 and hold it with the same hand you’ve got half #1 in. It now becomes part of half #1

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Now take a small piece from the side of half #1.

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Move it over half #1 and to become part of half #2.

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That’s the basic technique. All you need to do is alternate taking small sections from each half, pulling them over and then putting them in the other hand so they become part of the other half.

So the next step from where I left off is to take a piece from half #1 and move it over to half #2

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And then one from half #2 goes to half #1.

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Continue this pattern over and over and over. Keep in mind that the smaller the sections of hair you take, the more intricate the final braid will look.

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As you keep going down you should get something like this:

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Continue braiding until you either run out of hair or you’ve got the length you want.

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Tie it off with and elastic.

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Bam! Braid!

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Now this braid is pretty good by itself but I prefer mine to look puffy and more even in the width. The way to achieve this is to pull the pieces and puff them out after you tie it off. It feels a bit like you’re ruining your hard work but trust me it’s not going to come undone unless your hair tie is loose.

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Easy!

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I like to curl the ends too.

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Then just add a decoration.

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Taadaa all done!

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Now do a celebration dance because you FINALLY learned how to do a fishtail braid!!

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Or you know, just calm down and enjoy your braid…

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Thanks so much for reading!

How To Do Temporary Hair Colour With Pastels

 

It’s been a really crazy week and between everything else I’ve been getting the next batch of these hair tutorials ready. Today’s tutorial is something that might help those of you thinking of dying your hair a crazy colour. I get quite a few comments and emails every saying “I want to do my hair like yours but I can’t because of school/work/something else”. Well this is a great way to see if it looks good before you commit or do it for the weekend and then wash it out before Monday!

The video version of this will be added as soon as I finish editing!

Let’s do it!

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So you want to try out crazy colours but without the commitment? Using artist’s chalk pastels is perfect for this! I’ve done previous posts about using Illamasqua’s Pigments in the same way too if you happen to have some of those.DIY-Temp-Hair-Color-Tutorial28

They’re cheap and easy to use and the colour sits very naturally in the hair without being crunchy or gross like some other temporary colours. Once it’s in and set you can just style as usual!

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The hardest part is deciding what colour to choose! I picked a purplish pink a bit darker than my regular pink so you could see it a bit better in my hair. I think I want to try doing some purple and blue streaks in my pink too!

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So you need a pastel and also a piece of cardboard so you can cover the other hair up.

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Section the piece of hair you want to colour.

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Put the cardboard under it to protect the other hair.

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Then just draw the pastel over all of the hair.

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Don’t forget the ends.

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And the underneath as well.

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Give it a quick blast with the hairspray to seal it all in.

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Then just give it a brush through so it sits well with the rest of your hair and looks natural.

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OMG IT WORKED! And when you’re done being pink/purple/blue/whatever you can just wash your hair and be back to normal!

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And yes before you ask, you can do this on dark hair too. Pastels are generally opaque so as long as you pick a nice bright colour you should be good to go!

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Go forth and enjoy being as crazy and creative as you want to with the knowledge you can wash it all out in the morning!

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Hope you enjoyed and let me know if you try it out!

How To Do An Overhead Braid Mini Ponytail – Hairstyle Photo Tutorial

I’m heading off to Canberra today so by the time you guys read this James and I will probably already be on the plane ^_^ I think this is the hairstyle I’ll be wearing today too!

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And here is the video version of the tutorial that I did quite some time ago.

This style requires you to have basic knowledge of how to braid, I’m planning to cover the basics in another upcoming tutorial for those of you who don’t already know.

Start with brushed hair.

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Grab a section at the front of your head starting from just behind the ears.

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Pull it up like this and then tie the rest of the hair out of the way.

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And then flip/brush it over to the side you want the ponytail to end up on.

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Take a very small section of hair just above the ear on one side. Begin the braid using that small section of hair.

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Continue the braid using small loose sections hair hair so it goes over the top of your head from one side to the other. The arrows below indicate the ways the strands of the braid sit on the head. If you want the braid to sit up more and be a bit puffy make sure the sections of hair you use are loose. If you have thinner hair you can use sea salt spray to help give volume.

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When you reach this point stop.

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From the top it will look like this:

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Brush any left over hair up to the top of your head and then tie it all into a ponytail.

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I like my ponytail to sit really vertical so I try to angle the band upwards.

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The pieces of the braids may get messed up while you tie the hair tie so to give it some extra puff you can pull them out a bit once it’s all secure.

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Now just add a pretty accessory like a flower and you’re all good to go!

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From the top:

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This style looks good  straight or curled.

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Hope you guys enjoyed. I’ll be shooting the next set of these tutorial next week when we get back so if there any styles you want me to cover just leave a comment!

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And here’s the downloadable tutorial!

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How To Do A Quiff With A Pouf – Hairstyle Tutorial

Has it really already been another week *_* God this year is going so quickly!

Today’s hairstyle is a classic pouf with a quiffed fringe. This style is great for school because it’s very quick to do and you can pin the bottom hair however you like to meet rules like “hair must be tied back” etc. You can even pull the bottom hair into an updo at the back and make it suitable for work.

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Start with clean brushed hair.

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Let’s make a basic pouf first. Grab a section of hair at the top.

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Backcomb near the bottom of the section while you pull it forwards.

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Fold backwards and pin into a pouf shape. If you like you can shape it with your fingers so it’s rounder/higher/whatever then use some hairspray to smooth down any loose pieces.

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Now, grab your fringe and brush it upwards. You can leave the side bits down or bring them up too.

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Hold it out like this:

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Back comb/tease the back of it near the base. I say near the base but you can really just do the whole lot if you can hold it up enough.

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Now fold backwards and pin like you did the pouf. This may take a couple of tries to get the shape you want. If you prefer it to be pointy you can twist the end of the hair slightly before you pin it back. If it’s too messy then just lightly brush it in to place to smooth once it’s pinned.

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I like this style with a headband.

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I also like to curl the bits around my face so it’s all floaty and pretty.

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All done! quick and simple 😀

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This style is great for days when you just can’t seem to get your fringe to sit right!

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And you can then style the rest of the hair however you like, I think a nice fishtail on one side is perfect!

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Here is a video of the quiff styling:

How To Do A Plaited Headband With A Pouf Hairstyle Tutorial

Hair tutorial time again 😀 I am pretty happy with how regularly I’ve been able to get these done, the new set up makes me so much more motivated. Now I just need to finalise my video set up with some new lighting and I’ll be set!

Today I’m showing a basic small pouf style with two plaited headbands.

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Start with clean brushed hair.

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Pull out a small piece of hair from the nape of your neck.

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Now plait down the whole length of the hair and tie off.

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Repeat with another piece of hair on the other side of your head.

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Put those to the side of the moment while we make the pouf.

Pull a large section of hair up from the top of your head.

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Pull it forward on an angle and then use your brush to lightly tease/back comb the back of the section.plaited-headband-instructions21

Now fold it backwards gently so the pouf is as high as you like and pin in place. I like to shape it with my hands so it’s nice and round. You can fluff it up with your fingers too. If you don’t like the shape just pull it up and start again.

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Now grab one of the little plaits and pull it up and over your head to the other side. It should sit at the part between fringe/bangs and pouf. You can pull the side bits of hair behind the plait for a smooth look or leave them in front for a soft look. Pin the plait on the other side of your head, mine reaches just behind my ear but as long as it goes over half way you should be fine.

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Now pull the other plait to the other side. it should cover the end of the first plait. Tuck the end of it under the first plait and pin in place.

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If the ends are really obvious then pin a little of your loose hair over the top. Give the whole thing a burst of hairspray.

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And that’s it! I like to curl the ends of the loose hair so it’s a very floaty soft look but I think it works really well straight too.

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I hope you enjoyed the tutorial 😀

I’m going to continue doing these as regularly as possible so if you have any hairstyle requests please let me know!

 

Vintage Rolled Vintage Hairstyle Photo Tutorial

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Yay for more hairstyles 😀 This one is a big rolled vintagey style. I did a video on this one quite a while ago which is at the bottom of the post along with the downloadable version!

Let’s get into it, start with brushed hair.

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You will need a hair sausage or something which can be put in the middle of the roll to pad it out. I did a tutorial a while ago on how to make your own sausage so check that out over here.

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Start by brushing your hair backwards leaving a small section on either side of your face.

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Decide roughly where you want the end result to sit on your head.

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Gently hold the hair up like this:

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If you don’t have a hair sausage you can use pretty much anything in that shape. Even a couple of clean socks rolled up will do 😉

Flip the ends of the hair over the sausage like this:

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Gently roll the sausage and hair towards your head.

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And it should end up like this:

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Fluff out the sides so it covers the sausage completely. Pin it in place using bobby pins.

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Now give it a a decent helping of hair spray.

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Next curl the sections of hair you left down at the front.

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You can leave them down like this as a softer version of the look.

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Otherwise you can just fold the hair up so it follows the same curve of the roll and pin in place. It should hide the ends of the sausage completely.

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Now just style your fringe.

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As a finishing touch I like to add a some flowers at the top of the roll or a string of pearls.

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All done!

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This is a great style for summer as it keeps the hair off your neck.

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For those of you who prefer videos here it is! I’ve been having some technical issues with embedding videos so if it doesn’t show up just leave me a comment and I’ll get it up again >_<

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