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My latest hairstyle tutorials are inspired by the movie LITTLE WOMEN.

I remember my mother giving me the book by Louisa May Alcott to read when I was little and then she introduced me to the films too.

Such lovely childhood memories.

This latest version of Little Women is so beautifully told and this film, more than the others, really emphasises the strength of the characters and true layers of friendship between sisters.

As soon as the movie started, I was captivated by Jo and her natural waves. I loved the hairstyles in the film and knew I would have to create modern versions that you can wear now.

Hairstyles can often share so much about a place and time, but like the enduring relationships in Little Women, these styles are timeless.

Little Women hairstyles – Easy half-up hair tutorial







Most often seen on Meg March (played by Emma Watson) and Beth March (played by Eliza Scanlen). This is a classic style that anyone can wear and it’s so easy to do.

What you need:

  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic (optional)
  • Hair accessories (optional)

Step-by-step hairstyle tutorial:




  1. Let’s start at the front by working out which layers to leave out. If you have a fringe/bangs you can leave them out or pin them into the style.
  2. Take a section of hair from each side of your face and twist these up to meet at the back of your head.
  3. Twist the sections together and wrap them around to form a bun. You can tie the ends with an elastic if you need to. Pin the bun in place with bobby pins.
  4. Adjust the twists so that they’re sitting against your head. You can use a bobby pin to secure them if you need to.
  5. Add a little extra detail with another twist. Pick up another section of hair and wrap it around your bun to emphasise the style.

Bonus step: Add in an accessory – feature some cute clips or a ribbon for that extra little detail.

Little Women hairstyles – Low loose bun hair tutorial







As seen on Jo March (played by Saoirse Ronan). Our heroine is given a richer view in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women. Her loose waves that won’t be tamed represent her creative and tomboyish nature.

What you need:

Step-by-step hairstyle tutorial:




  1. Start with wavy hair, or whatever your unstyled hair texture is. You can get this look in any hair type.
  2. Leave some loose waves and layers out around your face to soften the style.
  3. Gather the rest of your hair back into a low ponytail and secure it with a hair elastic.
  4. Add some volume back in above your ponytail by pulling out some layers. This also helps to emphasise your hair’s texture.
  5. Braid your ponytail into a basic 3-strand braid.
  6. Secure the end of the braid with a small elastic if your hair starts to unravel.
  7. Wrap your braid around to create a low, loose bun.
  8. Pin the bun in place with bobby pins and stretch out the braid sections to make your hair look thicker.

Little Women hairstyles – Twist & pin upstyle tutorial







A modern take on the detailed hairstyles of Amy March (played by Florence Pugh) crossed with the loose updos of Jo March. This is my version of how you can get the look. This updo is perfect for wavy or curly hair and is much easier to do than it looks.

What you need:

  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic (optional)
  • Hair accessories (optional)

Step-by-step hairstyle tutorial:




  1. Defining the form of your hair at the start helps to plan this style. I like to leave out a few loose layers with a messy middle part.
  2. Take a section of hair from the top of your head, twist it and use a pin to hold it in place at the back. This helps to create volume and shape on the top of your head.
  3. Use the end of this twist to create a small bun to cover your pin.
  4. Pick up another section of hair from the left side. Twist it around into another mini bun at the back of your head and pin in place with a bobby pin.
  5. Repeat with a section from the right side, and twist and pin in place. It helps to twist with one finger, and then use your other index finger to hold the twist down so you can make the bun.
  6. Continue twisting and pinning your hair across into mini buns at the back of your head. Try and keep the sections even, so you have evenly-sized twists.
  7. Finish the style by pinning the final sections of hair at the nape of your neck.

Styling tips




Straight hair and want to get more waves?

You can use a 1-inch curling wand to curl your hair before starting any of these styles.

Don’t aim for perfection

Keeping it a little loose or messy keeps the style more effortless, just like Jo March’s style. It also helps turn the classic-looking styles in the movie into more modern looks.

Hold your style all day

If you want your style to stay in place, finish with a spritz of hairspray all over.




Maybe I’m always thinking about hair but I love how a character’s personality is brought to life through their hairstyle. It’s certainly the case in Little Women.

Little Women is such a beautiful movie. It is now available on Digital and coming to Blu-ray™ and DVD on April 7. You can find out more at https://www.littlewomen.movie/


This post is sponsored by Little Women




My latest hairstyle tutorials are inspired by the movie LITTLE WOMEN.

I remember my mother giving me the book by Louisa May Alcott to read when I was little and then she introduced me to the films too.

Such lovely childhood memories.

This latest version of Little Women is so beautifully told and this film, more than the others, really emphasises the strength of the characters and true layers of friendship between sisters.

As soon as the movie started, I was captivated by Jo and her natural waves. I loved the hairstyles in the film and knew I would have to create modern versions that you can wear now.

Hairstyles can often share so much about a place and time, but like the enduring relationships in Little Women, these styles are timeless.

Little Women hairstyles – Easy half-up hair tutorial







Most often seen on Meg March (played by Emma Watson) and Beth March (played by Eliza Scanlen). This is a classic style that anyone can wear and it’s so easy to do.

What you need:

  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic (optional)
  • Hair accessories (optional)

Step-by-step hairstyle tutorial:




  1. Let’s start at the front by working out which layers to leave out. If you have a fringe/bangs you can leave them out or pin them into the style.
  2. Take a section of hair from each side of your face and twist these up to meet at the back of your head.
  3. Twist the sections together and wrap them around to form a bun. You can tie the ends with an elastic if you need to. Pin the bun in place with bobby pins.
  4. Adjust the twists so that they’re sitting against your head. You can use a bobby pin to secure them if you need to.
  5. Add a little extra detail with another twist. Pick up another section of hair and wrap it around your bun to emphasise the style.

Bonus step: Add in an accessory – feature some cute clips or a ribbon for that extra little detail.

Little Women hairstyles – Low loose bun hair tutorial







As seen on Jo March (played by Saoirse Ronan). Our heroine is given a richer view in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women. Her loose waves that won’t be tamed represent her creative and tomboyish nature.

What you need:

Step-by-step hairstyle tutorial:




  1. Start with wavy hair, or whatever your unstyled hair texture is. You can get this look in any hair type.
  2. Leave some loose waves and layers out around your face to soften the style.
  3. Gather the rest of your hair back into a low ponytail and secure it with a hair elastic.
  4. Add some volume back in above your ponytail by pulling out some layers. This also helps to emphasise your hair’s texture.
  5. Braid your ponytail into a basic 3-strand braid.
  6. Secure the end of the braid with a small elastic if your hair starts to unravel.
  7. Wrap your braid around to create a low, loose bun.
  8. Pin the bun in place with bobby pins and stretch out the braid sections to make your hair look thicker.

Little Women hairstyles – Twist & pin upstyle tutorial







A modern take on the detailed hairstyles of Amy March (played by Florence Pugh) crossed with the loose updos of Jo March. This is my version of how you can get the look. This updo is perfect for wavy or curly hair and is much easier to do than it looks.

What you need:

  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic (optional)
  • Hair accessories (optional)

Step-by-step hairstyle tutorial:




  1. Defining the form of your hair at the start helps to plan this style. I like to leave out a few loose layers with a messy middle part.
  2. Take a section of hair from the top of your head, twist it and use a pin to hold it in place at the back. This helps to create volume and shape on the top of your head.
  3. Use the end of this twist to create a small bun to cover your pin.
  4. Pick up another section of hair from the left side. Twist it around into another mini bun at the back of your head and pin in place with a bobby pin.
  5. Repeat with a section from the right side, and twist and pin in place. It helps to twist with one finger, and then use your other index finger to hold the twist down so you can make the bun.
  6. Continue twisting and pinning your hair across into mini buns at the back of your head. Try and keep the sections even, so you have evenly-sized twists.
  7. Finish the style by pinning the final sections of hair at the nape of your neck.

Styling tips




Straight hair and want to get more waves?

You can use a 1-inch curling wand to curl your hair before starting any of these styles.

Don’t aim for perfection

Keeping it a little loose or messy keeps the style more effortless, just like Jo March’s style. It also helps turn the classic-looking styles in the movie into more modern looks.

Hold your style all day

If you want your style to stay in place, finish with a spritz of hairspray all over.




Maybe I’m always thinking about hair but I love how a character’s personality is brought to life through their hairstyle. It’s certainly the case in Little Women.

Little Women is such a beautiful movie. It is now available on Digital and coming to Blu-ray™ and DVD on April 7. You can find out more at https://www.littlewomen.movie/


Everyone needs a simple makeup routine. Whether you prefer full glam or a natural makeup look, we all need a quick routine we can pull out when life gets crazy. Even when you have a lot going on, don’t forget to take care of yourself. One of the easiest ways I’ve found to practice a little self-care is to get myself ready for each day. For me, this includes putting on makeup. I’ve had a few different routines through the years, and I’ve learned tips and tricks along the way. Here’s some of my favorite quick makeup tips and tricks that I hope will help you create your own fast makeup routine. 

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Quick Makeup 

Here is a roundup of my favorite quick makeup routines and tutorials. A few things have changed over the years, but the basics have stayed the same!

Look Fabulous in Five Minutes with Kayti

10 Minute Makeup Routine

Less Than 10 Minute Makeup Routine

Summer Makeup Routines

Everyone tends to wear less makeup in the summer, right? We are busy and we are either sweaty or wet from the pool most days. Here’s a few summer makeup looks that I love.

My Five Minute Summer Makeup Routine

Everyday Makeup Routine for Summer

Summery Makeup Look

 

Makeup Must Haves

While we are talking quick makeup looks and routines, here’s a few posts about my favorite products.

How To Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag

Favorite Drug Store Makeup

Sephora Haul

 

Eyelash Growth Serum

I get asked all the time about how I’ve grown my eyelashes out. Here’s my secret–I use this homemade eyelash growth serum. It’s simple to make and I can vouch for how well it works!

How to Make Your Own Eyelash Growth Serum

I love sharing my quick makeup routines with all of you! I hope you’ve learned some new things. Let me know if you try the eyelash serum! I can’t wait to hear how you like it. 

Are you following me on Instagram? I love sharing my daily life over there. Find me HERE.

 

 

 

 

If you’ve ever wondered what products I swear by for my hair, this post is for you! I realized recently that I’ve never written up a post that goes through my favorite hair products and tools. I love to try new products, but there are a few things that I always come back to, time after time. 

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Favorite Hair Products

1- Aveda Thickening Tonic– Aveda is famous for it’s products. If you want thicker-feeling hair, try this tonic!

2- Klorane Protective Oil– I love using this to protect my hair from the sun, chlorine, and saltwater when I’m outside. 

3- Living Proof Body Builder– Living Proof can’t be beat for their body building products, have you tried this one yet?

4- Kenra Platinum Grooming Pomade #4– Pomade with a lightweight, workable hold

5- Kenra Thermal Styling Spray #19– This Kenra spray gives you great hold without that sticky, crunchy feeling. 

6- Sebastian Trilliant– Trilliant spray is your key to shiny hair with luscious body.

7- Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Repair– Everyone wants healthy hair. This Aveda daily repair will help you get the hair of your dreams.

8- Living Proof Dry Shampoo– If you haven’t heard of Living Proof’s dry shampoo, where have you been? This dry shampoo may just change your life for the better. 

9- Ouai Heat Protection Spray– If you are using heat on your hair, you need a heat protectant. Try this one for top of the line protection.

10- IGK Crybaby Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum– When I do my braids, I don’t like having flyaways. This smoothing serum keeps my hair where I want it to be. 

11- Kenra Root Lifting Spray #13– Kenra’s root boosting spray is perfect for hair that needs a boost and some body at the roots.

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Favorite Hair Tools & Accessories

1- Super Stretch Clear Rubber Bands– These rubber bands are great for doing braids and anything else you need a small rubber band for. I love that they are clear, small, and easy to cut out of my hairstyles.

2- Flourish Scrunchies– These scrunchies are so cute! I love the color varieties that are available in the combo packs.

3- Flourish Bow Hair Ties– These small elastic bow hair ties are great for smaller braids and ponytails. They hold your hair great and are cute to wear on your wrist. 

4- Alligator Hair Curl Clips– I think everyone should have some of these alligator clips in their hair arsenal. They are so versatile. You can pin up your curls to help them hold their shape as they cool, you can section your hair to braid or blow dry it, and they’re great for getting your hair out of your face when you’re taking off your makeup, too!

5- Flourish Trio Interchangeable Curling Wand– I can’t rave enough about this interchangeable curling wand. There are 3 different wand sizes to choose from and it makes beautiful curls. 

6- Remington Hair Straightener– You need a good straightener in your bathroom, and I love how this one straightens my hair. 

7- Air Professional Performance Blow Dryer– If you blow dry your hair every day, you need to invest in a good blow dryer. This one is high quality and won’t fry your hair.

 

Now that I’ve shared my favorite hair products and tools, what are yours? Do you have a heat spray, dry shampoo, or straightener you love? Share it with me so I can check it out! 

If you’ve been following me the past few months, you have seen that my fiancé, Matt, and I have been taking our kids camping quite a bit. Our kids are younger, which can be tricky to deal with when you’re camping. Camping with kids is still very doable, though! Here’s 10 tips for camping with kids that I’ve figured out through trial and error. 

1- They’re Going to Cry and It’s Ok.

Kids get upset. They get tired. They get hot. It will be ok. Your kids will learn that sometimes it’s tough to camp and be outside. The lessons they learn by working through those tough times are invaluable.

2- Being Dirty Isn’t a Bad Thing.

In our world of cleanliness, kids aren’t encouraged to get dirty very much. This is especially true now that we are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. When your kids are camping, though,  just take a deep breath and embrace the dirt! You can scrub them clean when you get home. 

3- Have Planned Activities for Downtime. 

There’s nothing worse than a bored kid, right? Matt and I have found that having some planned activities for the kids to do when we are all tired and need to rest helps everyone be happier. This is one of my best tips for camping with kids. 

4- Don’t Overpack. Your Kids Will Wear the Same Thing Everyday.

As much as we might like for our kids to wear clean clothes every day, while camping it’s just easier for them to not change their clothes. I bring a few outfits for them in case they get wet or super filthy, but most of the time those clothes come back home still un-worn. 

5- Everything Takes Longer with Kids.

Read this tip again. Everything takes longer with kids. It just does! It’s totally ok, but just plan for everything to take longer. When you are planning your camping activities, don’t over-plan. A quick hike for you, might be an all day affair with young kids. 

6- Teach Kids How to Pack Things Beforehand.

Maybe they just pack their clothes or their own sleeping bag. We believe that having kids pack some of their own stuff gives them responsibility and ownership. Doing this is an easy way to help your kids learn this lesson.

7- Bug Spray. All the Bug Spray.

Once kids get bit they are miserable the rest of the time. This is one of the most important tips for camping with kids. If you live in an area with ticks, be prepared with tick deterrent as well as bug spray for mosquitos.

8- Prep Food Beforehand.

If you’re doing a meal with meat you can cook it at home and just warm it up when you’re camping. This will make your life so much easier when you’re camping with kids! They don’t want to wait too long for their dinner, so prep as much as possible before you get to the campsite. 

9- Ditch the Fancy Desserts.

S’mores are always a fan favorite. There are so many varieties of S’mores, there’s always a new one to try. Be on the lookout for a roundup of the best S’mores on the internet soon here on the blog!

10- Enjoy your adventure!

Don’t forget the reason you are taking your kids camping. You are creating memories that you can’t create at home. So don’t forget to take pictures of the good times and the tough times, laugh a lot, and enjoy your camping adventure!

Are we friends on Instagram? For a peek at my daily life as I deal with life’s twists and turns, follow me on Instagram @twistmepretty.

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