20 Cool Hairstyles for Women & Girls and How to Do Them {hair tutorials}

How to do cool hairstyles that are easy but look fabulous are a must this season.   These braid, bun and fun hairstyle tutorials, including How to Fishtail Braid, how to french braid, how to make a heart braid, how to make a 4 strand braid, how to do a side bun, Sea Shell Flip Bun, How to do a Braided Sock Bun,  How to do an Upside-down Braid Into-a-Bun, How to Make a Staircase bun/braid,  How to make a Twistie Bun and more, range from easy to a bit difficult, but all are worth learning as they look fabulous in the hair!

Braid Tutorial

who to do a rope braid

1.  How to Make a Rope Braid –  How to Make a Rope Braid that doesn’t fall out or unravel just takes the right technique and twisting.  My daughter made this quick video tutorial to show you how, and if you follow her easy instructions, you’ll have some beautiful twists or rope braids in a matter of minutes!  I just love how this looks, and I especially hove how the hair looks after it’s been in these twists after a few hours and is taken out.  Lovely.

 Heart Braid

2.  How to Make a Heart Braid – How to Make a Heart Braid is easier than you may think.   I think this is my favorite braid ever, and it’s EASY.

dutch princess braid

3.  Dutch Princess Braid – How to Make a Dutch Princess Braid  is a fun hair style for those that like pretty feminine braids that don’t take a lot of effort and leave some of the hair unbraided and flowing.  A dutch braid is like a french braid, but it looks more bulky (in a good way) since the braid is inverted.

Katniss Braid

4.  How to Make a Katniss Braid – How to Make a Katniss Braid is a bit harder to do on yourself than others, but still do-able.   It’s all the rage this season thanks to The Hunger Games!

4 Strand Braid

5.  How to Make a 4-Strand Braid – How to Make a 4 Strand Braid is a twist on a regular braid.  It looks super cool, but it’s hard and takes a lot of practice.  The practice will pay off though because everywhere you go you’ll get a compliment.   Remember, keep practicing and eventually you’ll get it!

 Waterfall Braid

6.  How to Make a Waterfall Braid – How to Make a Waterfall Braid is just like a french braid but with a dropped piece that makes the braid look like a waterfall, which is really cool.  It’s super easy to do but it looks like it took a long time so it has lots of wow factor.   The waterfall braid is one of my new favorites!

Snake Braid

7.  How to Make a Snake Braid –  How to Make a Snake Braid is easier than you may think.  Watch the video and see just how easy!

French Braid

8.  How to Make a French Braid – How to Make a French Braid takes a little practice.   French braids are super common, but many people have no idea how to do them.  See how easy it is?

Dutch Braid

9.  How to Make a Dutch Braid – How to Make a Dutch Braid is similar to making a French braid.   The braid is on the outside, rather than the inside.  Practice makes perfect!

How to Fishtail Braid

Fishtail Braid

10.  How to Make a Fishtail Braid – How to Make a Fish Tail Braid is easier than it looks.  It takes only two strands of hair and crossing hair over each other.

French Fish Tail Braid

11.  How to Make a French Fish Tail Braid – How to Make a French Fish Tail Braid takes a little coordination and looks beautiful.  The video will show you how.

braid without a pony holder

12.  Braid Without a Pony Holder – How to Make a Braid without a Pony Holdersometimes also referred to as an Organic Braid, is a braid that doesn’t use a pony holder to secure the braid at the end.  It’s a great braid to use to secure your hair when you want it out of your way for any reason, especially if you don’t have a brush because you want your hair messy to start.  It helps the braid stay in.

Pony Tail Tutorials

braid in pony tail

13.  Braid in a Pony Holder – How to Make a Braid in a Pony Tail Hairstyle is a fun hair style for those that love a pony tail, like braids, and don’t want to spend a ton of time on their hair.   This tutorial also utilizes the  Wrap Around Pony Tail to a more polished look.

wrap around pony tail

14.  Wrap Around Pony Tail – How to Make a Wrap Around Pony Tail is super easy and makes a nice finish to a pony tail.

Up-Do & Bun Tutorials

easy side bun

15.  How to Make an Easy Side Bun –  How to Make an Easy Side Bun actually works best if you haven’t brushed your hair so it’s not super slippery.  It’s meant to look a bit sloppy, so the effect you are going for is NOT sleek and perfect. We love how it looks with a bow.

upside down braid into bun

16.  How to Do an Upside-Down Braid Into a Bun {hair tutorial} -How to Do an Upside-Down Braid into a Bun is my absolute favorite Up-Do style for the summer.  My thirteen year old daughter started doing this style on herself this spring and then tried it on me this week and I’m hooked.  If you know how to french braid, you’ll be able to do this style with ease, if not, here’s a video tutorial (you just have to do it upside down).  It just takes 3 steps and you have a gorgeous up-do that’s not fussy and lasts all day.

How to Make a "Twisty" Bun {hair tutorial}

17.  How to Make a “Twisty” Bun {hair tutorial} – How to Make a “Twisty” Bun is one of my favorite Up-Do styles for the summer.  My thirteen year old daughter does this style for me and it never fails to draw tons of compliments.    The undo is perfect for the summer because it gets your hair up and off your neck so you’ll stay cool, and it also looks really pretty.  I just love that this “twisty” bun can be dressed up or down.  It’s super simple to do, too!

sea shell flip bun

18.  How to Make a Sea Shell Flip Bun {hair tutorial} –  How to Make a Sea Shell Flip Bun is a great Up-Do styles for the summer because it looks so summery.  The silhouette actually looks like a sea shell and of all the updo’s my daughter does for me, I have worn this one the most. It can easily go from casual to formal, and that’s one of the things I love most about it.  Here’s how to make a Sea Shell Flip bun, with a video tutorial for making a princess lace braid in case you don’t know how.  You can also make this braid without the braid and it looks lovely.

staircase bun/braid

19.  How to Make a Staircase Bun/Braid {hair tutorial} – How to Make a Staircase Bun/Braid is a fun Up-Do style for the summer, and I can almost guarantee you won’t find anyone else with the same hair that day.  This hairstyle requires a dutch braid on a diagonal so it’s a bit difficult to do it on yourself.  If you have a friend or daughter that loves to do hair, I’d get their help with this one!

braided sock bun

20.  How to Make a Braided Sock Bun {hair tutorial} – How to Make a Braided Sock Bun is the most time consuming of my top Up-Do styles for the summer.  It’s easy to do, but takes a bit of time because it requires a few small braids within the bun and those will take a few minutes.  The pictures don’t really show how pretty the braids are within the bun.  They really pop and add dimension to the hair do that is unexpected and super pretty.  I just love the braided sock bun up-do!

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  1. Stephanie says

    She is one talented little lady! I should have looked her up for Katniss braid since that’s what my girl wanted for Spring pictures. I tried, but it eventually started falling out 🙁

  2. SW that depends on which of Biy&9l#3l;s blogs you mean. His main one is Spirits Doings. And yeah I suspect some day he'll make like a frog and croak as will we all.