August 15, 2011

Twisted Bangs

Although summer is almost over, it's still pretty hot here in North Carolina. And when I'm running errands, and get a little warm, the first things to go are my bangs. 

The Twisted Bang

Here is the video tutorial:


video

Here is the YouTube video. (it's larger and clearer)


And here is a close up step by step:

1. Begin by grabbing about a 1 inch section near your part and at the front of your hairline.




2. Twist away from your face once, then grab more hair and add it into the twist.



3. Twist away from your face once more.


(you would think I could have taken off my nail polish since it was all
painted on. But I had just finished up this project and I was focused!)

4. And continue to grab more hair as you twist  until you have reached the "twist length" that you want! 



5. Finish by inserting a bobby pin, zig zag side down, in vertically.



And then you are finished! Spray a little bit of hairspray and you'll be all set!




Let me know if you have any questions about this style! 


38 comments:

  1. This is SO helpful. I'm growing mine out and it's hard not to just chop them off every time they fly in my face. Love it!

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  2. I just found your blog and I absolutely love it!! I have such thin hair and have never really known what to do with it and always just wear it straight down. Your blog has helped me so much and everyday I check to see if you have posted anything new that I can try! Thank you so much for helping me!!

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  3. Beth: so glad I could help! I'll be posting new hairstyles every Monday!

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  4. So cute...and easy! I think I might try it!

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  5. you are so cute.
    JT

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  6. Wow! I always saw this cute style but I'm hair challenged so I didn't know how to do it. Now it's my new go-to! Thanks!!

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  7. You are featured on AP Tuesday @ New Nostalgia! Thanks for linking up!!

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  8. Love ALL of your hair styles, keep them coming.

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  9. So cute! I've been french braiding the front layers, but this is WAY easier! I'm in the deep south (Miss, Ala) and it feels like a sauna outside until October!

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  10. I've seen a few of your hair tutorials on my Pinterest lately and I've just spent the last 20 minutes reading through your blog. I've noticed a few times you mention to put the bobby pin in zig zag side down - I always do the opposite. I'm sure there's a reason you specify to do it "upside down" (to me) - could you share?
    Thanks for all the hair tips!!!

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  11. Sarah: Hi! Thanks for reading! Putting the bobby pins in zig zag side down will help them hold better and also look "cleaner" in the hair. The zig zag part grabs against the hair that is pulled tight so it will lock into place!

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  12. I've noticed on a few of your tutorials you say to place the bobby pins zigzag side down. what does that do as opposed to doing zigzag side up?

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  13. Just found your blog and I absolutely love it. Love your hair style tutorials. Keep them coming!!!

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  14. You share so many helpful ideas. I'm suddenly a big fan, especially of your gentle kind nature and openness. I've already tried some of your ideas and bought recommended product to coax my hair into new styles. If your hair is good, it makes for a better day. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise.

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  15. How often do you curl your hair? Can you sleep on it and it will still be curled the next day?

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  16. @Anonymous: I curl it daily these days. And I have to wash every morning!

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  17. This is the first blog of yours I have tried. After 3 or 4 tries (and watching the video along with it) I happy with my results. It turned out really cute. I have super naturally curly hair, and I wear it the same amount straight (thanks to my GHD) as curly. I think this twist will work with my curly hair too. Can't wait to try another one! First on my list is getting some Aquage. My hair thinks you're pretty awesome!

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  18. I've just discovered your blog and I am LOVING it! I do have one question for you though: why do you suggest always inserting bobby pins with the ridges side down toward the scalp? I've never heard that tip before and am very curious! Thanks!

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  19. I just stumbled across your blog yesterday from pinterest. LOVE IT! I'm very hairstyle-challenged. You make it look so easy! I never even knew there was a wrong way to curl hair. Huge difference! Can't wait to see what else you have to show us!

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  20. I saw your cute bobby pins with the rosette on the end. do you show how to make those or can i purchase them from you? they are darling. I have just LOVED your sight. I have recently discoverd it and my hair is similiar in color and style so i love all of your suggestions. Thank you, Melissa

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  21. i don't have bangs at all... not sure if they would look right on my face anyways...do you think the hairstyles will still look right....i love all of your tutorials!!

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  22. This is my 'go to' hairstyle. Whether my hair isn't cooperating or if I'm in a hurry ..I rock the 'twisted bang'. It's easy, it gets my hair out of my face, & it looks great. http://goo.gl/6diSv

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  23. I found your blog through Pinterest and I love it! Thank you so much for sharing all your ideas and tutorials with us. I have started wearing my bangs like this a lot lately. I made the mistake of convincing my stylist to cut bangs and they aren't working, so I'm doing anything I can to disguise them until the are longer! Thanks again for all the inspiration!

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  24. I really want to try this, but I have the WORST baby hairs!! Any tips?

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  25. Kate, Love this idea because I am always looking for more options for my short angled bob. Can you please post some more ideas for bangs or short styles. Thanks so much, what a great blog.

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  26. Here's probably a new question for you. I've been in food service for the past 20 years and have to wear a hair net. Needless to say you feel less than human. My hair is a bit below my ear, thin and usually limp... not a good picture! Any ideas? It's okay if you don't. I think the only real answer is to retire!!!

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  27. Hi Kate! I love this idea for my growing out bangs! But every time I try it, the bobby pin has a hard time staying in place. Do you have any tricks on how best to insert the bobby so it does not come out! I'm sure it is just operator error! Thanks for your blog! I love it! :)

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  28. Great idea! I love my looong hair but sometimes it's so boring.

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  29. I absolutely adore your blog! I've found so many fun and creative things as a result, and became an instant fan :)

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  30. I love this have done it three times since last week when I found the blog! Get many compliments thanks for sharing.

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  31. I've been following your blog for a while now and I finally tried my first tutorial today (twisted bangs). I love everything about your blog and I'm excited to try more tutorials as my hair gets longer! Thanks for doing what you do!

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  32. hey! I just found this link on pintrest and I realky like this hair style and I've been reading the comments, I'd really love to find your blog how do I do that?! please and thanks you!

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  33. Love love your hairstyles and your blog. What kind of fingernail do you have on in these pictures? LOVE it!!!

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  34. Cute hairstyle! My bangs take so long to braid. This is a good alternative when I'm pressed on time. Thanks! :)

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  35. I've been trying to do this myself but have trouble because when I get to the middle of the back of my head i have to switch hands and always lose my sections. Any tips?

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  36. I'm not really the type to read fashion blogs and whatnot.. ran across yours though and really like the way you do things. Looks like no more boring ponytails and messy buns for me!! Thank you!!! -A previously perpetual tomboy. :)

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