Retro Beach Friendly Hairstyle Video Tutorial

It’s been a while since I was able to put together a video tutorial but I finally got to do a new hair tutorial! I totally love this style because once it’s in place it’s not going anywhere no matter how windy it is!

It was fun filming on the beach too!

Hope you guys enjoyed it ^_^

Finally a new video! I’ve made a lot of changes in my life recently and videos will return to being a weekly thing as of now. I’ll be starting a new beginners sewing series on the blog next week as well as an art series here. Hope you enjoy the video 🙂

Also I’m still trying to get in contact with the winner of my last competition so please check your inbox/channel walls to see if it was you! .



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How To Do A Retro Beach Hairstyle

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Hello and welcome to another hair tutorial.
This one is a little bit special because we’re at the ocean!
We are at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast.
For cute beach looks it’s best to have your hair up as it can get pretty windy!
This hairdo is kind of vintage and has lots and lots of rolls so let’s get started!
This view is a pretty good change right?
Pin your friend and take a small section of hair from the top of your head.
Brush your hair straight upwards and using a teasing comb, tease the backside of it.
The teasing is important otherwise the rolls will separate when you try to put them up.
So with this section of hair, roll it backwards until it forms a loop.
Tuck the ends inside and then pin it to your scalp.
You should have something along these lines.
Now for the hairspray!
This style requires a LOT of hairspray. I have a little mini one that I take with me on travels.
It’s pretty tiny but it packs a punch!
Grab a section of hair next to the first roll.
Pull it outwards and tease the back of it again.
Twist it about half way down.
Then fold it backwards so it forms a loop.
This time, just leave the ends hanging down and then pin it in place.
So now you have one middle loop and one side loop.
Repeat on the other side in the other direction.
Pull it up, tease, twist and fold into a loop.
Pin it in place and add hairspray.
You can never have too much hairspray especially at the beach!
Grab the rest of the hair on the side making sure you don’t have tails of the other loops that you already made.
Tease it.
Twist it.
And form another loop beneath the other ones till you have something like this.
Pin it in place.
Once this style is done, it’s not going anywhere no matter how windy it is!
Or if it decides to rain on your holiday like it always seems to on ours.
Repeat on the other side.
Tease, twist, loop and pin underneath the other loops.
From the back you’ve got this!
Speaking of, let’s do the back.
Grab a section at the top including the tails of the other two loops as well.
Or you could just leave it like this fo a different cute look.
Pull it upwards, tease and roll it forwards to form a loop.
Make sure you poke the tails of this one in.
Roll it so it’s just behind the first loop that you did and pin it in place.
Now separate the remaining hair into two sections.
And roll upwards.
Pin those bad boys in place.
You can do more loops here if you’d like but I was in a hurry so this was as far as I got.
The back doesn’t look great but my mirror was a shiny table surface so this was as good as it got!
Now pick a fringe!
You can tease it and pin for a quiff.
Roll it.
Or sweep it off to one side.
Or just curl it like I did.
The next thing you need is a scarf. Isn’t this nautical one cute?
Now tie it loosely around the rolls.
You don’t want to tie it too tightly or it will squish your rolls and come off at the beach.
A cute tropical flower to match my swimsuit and we’re done!
Except for hairspray… you can always use more hairspray.
Taadaa! Now that’s a hairstyle that’s not going anywhere no matter how windy it is!
We went down to the beach to see the rockpools at low tide, it was really cool!
It looks so cute and sunny here but it was actually storming and rainy for most of this.
You can see here, when I actually had a mirror I fixed the back of my hair right up.
And I added a couple more rolls.
Hope you guys enjoyed my holiday tutorial, thanks so much for watching and I’ll see you guys next week. Bye!

How To Do A Puffy Bun Without Teasing/Back Combing – Hair Tutorial

I love big buns (and I cannot lie… >_>) but sometimes it’s nice to be able to wear them without teasing/backcombing. Some people aren’t fans of backcombing because it doesn’t suit every hair type and it can be damaging. It’s good to take a break from damaging things!



Start with clean brushed hair. I find this works best on just washed hair for me because it’s quite frizzy so it’s easier to get volume. That said if you have a different kind of hair you may get better results with dirtier hair, it’s best to experiment until you find what works the best!



Don’t you hate when you promise yourself that you’ll avoid damaging hair styles but you want lots of volume? What on earth is a girl to do? XD



Tie your hair up in a ponytail.



The pony tail should be as high as you want the finished bun to be.


Hairspray through the loose hair. This will help give volume and give the style a lot more staying power.


Now mess up your hair!



Run your fingers through your hair and shake it up!



You’ll look super classy ;D



But this messiness is going to create the volume so the puffier the better.



Now to create the actual bun.


Usually when you make a bun you would twist the hair so it curls into a bun. Twisting will push down all of the volume we just made though so while you do need to twist a tiny bit to make the bun, try to keep it to a minimum and just wrap the hair around in a circle:



Pin it in place.



Once it is pinned securely you can pull the bun apart with your fingers so it becomes even more puffy.


Lastly another blast of hairspray!


And a pretty accessory…


And you’re all done!



Go enjoy your puffy bun and enjoy not having to spend ages brushing out teasing later 😀



This week I’ve set up a craft desk and I’m so excited to be able to start making things again! I now have a dressmaker’s mannequin to drape things on so I can start making a lot of sewing tutorials! So excited to start all of that!




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Elegant Pull Through Ponytail Hairstyle – Photo Tutorial

I’ll be filming the next set of these fairly soon so if you have any requests now is the time for them 😀

Today though, I wanted to share one of my favorite elegant styles. This is great for classic outfits and times when a little more elegance is appropriate!

Imagine this:

You’re on holiday somewhere in Europe and you bump into a handsome prince. Love at first sight! He is madly in love with you and invites you to the embassy ball… the only problem is you only have 30 minutes to get ready! D: You already own several ball gowns (who doesn’t, am I right?) but OH NOES what will you do with your hair?!?! Every girl’s worst nightmare… 😉


We did many variations of this when I was at school and someone even invented a little plastic tool which was completely unnecessary XD

Start with your hair in a high ponytail.




Pull the ponytail straight upwards and push the band up a little bit.


Split the ponytail in half under the band. It’s easiest to just poke your finger through and then wiggle it to form a hole.


Flip the ends of the hair forward and poke both of your thumbs into the hole.


Use your thumbs to pull the ends of the ponytail through the hole.



Now it should look something like this, you’ve created a a twist on either side of the band.



But it sits pretty strangely at the front!



And at the back it’s quite loose.



Split the ends of the ponytail and pull them apart so it pushes the hairband upwards. You can pull or push until everything tightens up and sits flat.



Cute but I prefer this style with curled ends so it looks very polished.



I curl the ends of the ponytail using a straightener but you can use anything you prefer.






And you can see that the shape is a lot more streamlined at the front after adjusting the band.


You can add a bow or accessory to cover the band if you like. I think this one looks a bit like I should be going horse riding!


All finished!



This is an easy style to do in the mornings before school or work as it can be done in only a few minutes once you get the hang of it. You can also just roll the loose hair up into a bun to make it even quicker!


Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and let me know if you give it a try!



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How To Plait and Looped Plait Classic Hairstyle Tutorial

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I’m back from Queensland and getting back into the swing of everything! This week I’ve got some big announcements as well as some competitions coming up but let’s kick things off with a hair tutorial 😀

Looped plaits are a really versatile style because they go with a lot of different fashion looks. I really love these with classic Lolita styled outfits but they can be dressed up or down and worn with just about anything.

And the video:

Seeing as this is a fairly easy style I thought I would show you the basics of how to plait as well. Start with brushed hair.How-To-Plait-Tutorial31


Divide it in half, we’ll be plaiting each side.



Have two hair ties ready, I usually just keep them on my wrist so I don’t have to search around for them later.



Divide the first half into three sections. I’ve labeled them and colour coded so you you can see how they move in the photos.


Take section #1 on the left and move it over #2 so it’s now in the center.



Now take section #3 and move it over the top of #1 so it now becomes the middle piece. Basically you do this over and over again, taking the left section then moving it to the center, then the right to the center, then the left, the right, the left etc until you run out of hair.


So the next step would be to take #2 and move it to the center over the top of #3.


You’ll start to see this pattern forming:




I suggest if you’re just learning to plait to try doing it on someone else first or use pieces of ribbon until you understand the basic hand motions. It’s much easier to understand it when you can see what you’re doing!

And just continue that until you reach the end then tie off.



Now the looping part of this style! Take the end of the plait and make a loop by holding it just behind your ear.



Like this:



Pin it in place, you may need a few pins crossing over to hold it in place. The easiest way to secure it is to push a few of the pins through the hair tie so they don’t slip out later.



Don’t forget the other side!



Once you have repeated on the other side give it a blast of hairspray.


To make them a bit bigger you can gently pull the sides of the plait to separate them.






Now you just need to add some cute accessories and you’re all finished. This style looks great with an alice band or some clips on the side.


Hope that was helpful!


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Side Swept Beach Hair Tutorial

I’m getting ready to go to Queensland this week so have an early hair tutorial 😉

Queensland is putting me in a beachy mood so what better than a one sided hairstyle? It reminds  me a bit of a mermaid ^_^



So start with brushed hair. This looks especially great with waved hair or curls.Beach-Hair-Tutorial09


Decide which side you want the hair brushed over to and grab the other side.


Brush it over to the other side. Surprise XD



This looks best with a really deep part line.



Like this:



At the back, grab the hair at the bottom.



Twist it upwards like this:



Pin it in place. Make sure you place one of the bobby pins right in the twist and one in an X shape with it. This is the strongest way to hold pins together. I think I need to do a bobby pin basics tutorial because a lot of people tend to have problems with them.



It should look roughly like this. Now your hair will stay over one side all day without you constantly having to flick it every time the stupid wind at the beach decides to blow the other way.

You can also use this as a base to add decorations and flowers.



From the front it’s pretty plain though…



So grab a small section of hair in front of your ear and fold it backwards. Don’t pull it tight, this is a relaxed style.


Pin it in place and add a decoration like a hibiscus flower or something else nice and beachy. Fluff out the rest of your hair so it’s very full.


Easy and perfect for the beach!






Now I just have to actually go to a beach…


Ok! I’ve got to get back to packing, see you all in Queensland!

How To Do A Faux Short Ponytail Hairstyle – Photo Tutorial

Time for another hair tutorial. This week I’m doing a faux mini ponytail!


As usual, here is the video version of this style and the downloadable one is down the end!

I love having long hair but sometimes it’s nice to have short hair too. I don’t want to cut it so how can I have a little cute ponytail without the commitment of a cut? It’s actually pretty easy!


Start with putting your hair up into a high ponytail. Don’t pull the hair through the whole way on the last wrap of the elastic.



So it should make a little loop with the tail part around the front like this:



Now push the loop down on the back of your head so it sits flat. Pin it in place like this:



Now tease the ends of the hair a bit. This will prevent them from splitting later.



Pin the ends of the hair down just in front of the hairband to your head.



Fluff the hair out and add some hairspray.



Now flip the hair back over the loop and fan it out so it covers the bump properly.


It should cover the whole loop and look just like a really fluffy mini ponytail! I like to add a bow to the front for a finishing touch.



Pretty cute and no commitment!



My hair being pink makes this look more obvious and harder to hide the bump, it looks a lot more natural when the hair is all the same colour XD


Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and good luck if you give it a try!

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