Twisted Cross Bun for Short Hair.

brook 3Hello dears. Here is a quick little shortie twisted hairstyle, demonstrated by my sister Brook.

This hairstyle is perfect for chin to shoulder length hair, and is a great way to get your hair out of your face easily, while rocking a classy looking little hairdo’.

To begin with, you will need 5 bobby pins, and some texture spray.

Start by spraying your hair down with a light misting of sea salt/texture spray. This will help give it grip and control, and keep it from falling out!

Now section out the entire back of the head from on top of one ear, across the back of the head to the other ear. Pull all the hair in front forward and out of the way.

Take the back section, and twist it a couple of times. Wrap your twist around itself at the base, and make a nice tight bun. Pin your bun into place, and tuck the end of the twist under the bun and out of the way. Here is a closer look at twisting and pinning:)

Now, starting at the front hairline, make a center part that splits in half all the rest of the hair that was not included in your bun. Take all the hair from on side, and twist it backwards, across the back of the head, and wrap it around the far side of your bun. Tuck in the ends, and pin your twist into place with the bun.

Repeat the same steps on the other side, criss-crossing your twists and securing them into your bun. Add more pins as needed!

xoxox, HTHG

Twisted Lady Hairstyle

pretty twistHi friends. Here is a tutorial for you from the cutting room floor, that I just stumbled upon. It made me wonder why I haven’t posted it sooner, and why I decided to cut my hair.

What is is about cutting bangs that is so cathartic that we forget how annoying they are to have? I basically wear a hat daily now. And remember my no-bang longer hair days. But oh well, there are more important things in life than hair, right? Anybody?

Anyhow, this twisted hairstyle is lovely and soft and genius for shortish-medium length dirty-haired people because as we know, the dirtier our hair is, the easier it is to style and the better it looks and behaves:) And we can’t all have long hair all the time.

If you need to dirty your hair up a bit so that this hairstyle is easier to do and sticks around longer, spray your hair down with Masterbraider. You will also need several small bobby pins. And take a little refresher on How to Pin a Twist Into Place:)

Begin by parting the hair where you usually do in the front. Take a section of hair from one side of your part and twist it back, twisting the entire section a couple of times ( Not tight enough to coil up, though.)

Bring your twisted section across the back of the head, and pin it into the hair, slightly farther than the center.

Repeat with a section of hair from the other side of the part. Overlap the twists in back, and pin your second twist into the head securely.

Now take another section of hair from below the first section, twist it back, overlap and pin it in the back over your last twist.

Repeat on the other side. Continue working down the back of the head in sections, twisting, overlapping and pinning. Once you reach the bottom of the hairline, take the last free section of hair, twist it into a loose bun, and pin it over your last overlap.

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Now gently pull at your twists from the sides a bit to loosen the ‘do. Add more pins as needed.

xoxoxo, HTHG

 

30 Second Dread Hairstyle

siddallDo you have long dreadlocks, and are you short on styling ideas? Check out this mega-quick and easy dreadlock up-do from HTHG, featured on the VAIN blog.……

 

xoxox, HTHG

3rd Day Lazy Girl Vintage Hairstyle, Simply Twisted.

7U6A0608Hi babes. Here is one from the vault. This hairstyle was from last Summer, and I forgot all about it! I thought I would share it with ya’ll today, because it seems like the perfect easy DIY hairstyle to ring in the Spring. Lazy Girl Vintage 3rd Day Hair Twist………Bring it!

lazy g vintage2For this hairstyle, begin by brushing out your hair and parting it straight down the center.

Starting at the front hairline on one side, begin twisting the hair back, guiding the twist along the front hairline, and down the back of the head.

Continue twisting all the way to the ends of the hair.

Now take the end of the twist, and pull it across the back of your head, to the other side. Pin the twist to the head with a few bobby pins, straddling the twist and discreetly securing it to the back of your head.

Repeat this on the other side.

Pull the end of the twist across, and tuck it under your first twist. Pin it securely and discreetly into place. Add more pins as needed!

If you are having trouble figuring out how to pin your twists, please do check out this video:)

Click here for more Lazy Girl Vintage.

 

xo, HTHG

 

Solstice Berry Crown.

DSC06874Happy Winter Solstice! Now is the time to drink mulled wine, laugh with loved ones, celebrate the sacred winter months where all appears to be quiet and dead, until you look a bit closer. It is time to set intentions and goals for the year.

I’m working on this goal setting myself, having reached some personal goals in the recent months. I admit that I feel a bit of inertia now, without a clear picture of what specifically to work towards. Sometimes the universe tells us in so many words to take a little break to honor the process.

Now is the time for wreaths of red berries around your head to adorn you and protect you. A simple twisted crown is perfect, with berries foraged from the alley and stuck into the crown by their stems. You will need some texture spray, a couple of bobby pins, and berries. If you are not familiar with twisting, and pinning twists, check out this video to help you.

From the Urban Foraging for Winter Hairstyles Series, I bring you the……

Solstice Berry Crown

Begin by flipping your hair upside down and spritzing it with your texture spray.

corrina1 and 2. Make a center part. On one side of the part, begin a twist that starts in the front and continues back and around the head. You will add in hair from the bottom side as you twist upward.

3. Continue the twist around the other side, gathering all the hair into the twist as you go.

4. and 5. Once you reach the other side, and all the hair has been twisted in, continue twisting down the free end as you wrap the end around the top, continuing the crown.

6. Tuck the very end into the twist, and pin it into place. Add a couple more pins around the twist discreetly, where it feels loose.

7 and 8. Gently pull out on the twisted crown to loosen it up. It doesn’t need to be tight.

Now stick in your berries, a small clump at a time, stem first. Add in a couple of leaves too:)

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