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3 Hair Styles for Girls

I like things SIMPLE. I don’t have the time, energy or desire of spending too much time doing my daughter’s hair. I want them to look cute and put together – the look of the knotted crazy hair isn’t what I’m looking for. Keeping their hair out of their face is most important. On top of that, they squeal with the “OUCH!” anytime I do their hair (unless the Wet-Brush) is on hand. 

Wether we are heading to my 3 year old’s ballet class, my older daughter’s school day or out and about on vacation, I spend just a bit of time doing just that. 

There are loads of styles out there and I’m enjoying the dozens of ones in Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls Hair book. This hardcover spiral can sit right on the bathroom counter as you carefully and quickly style your daughter’s hair. The pictures are clear and the directions make sense.  The styles are intended for Mom to do – not a professional with loads more experience and creativity.

Below I share 3 hair styles for girls that are also featured in Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls Hair book!

3 Hair Styles for Girls

Hair Style Idea: The Basic Bun

This simple way of scooping hair up always makes girls feel grown-up, and most importantly, getting hair off of her face and neck during the hot summer months!

Don’t make the bun too tight or severe; a softer style is not only prettier, but also more comfy. 

Step 1: Starting with damp hair, comb through to smooth and remove tangles.

Step 2: Gather hair in a loose ponytail. Position the ponytail where you want the bun to be on the head: low at the nape, middle of the head, or high on the crown. Secure with a ponytail holder.

Step 3: Twist the ponytail into a tight rope, coiling it around itself at the base.

Step 4: Tuck the ends of the coil into the ponytail holder at the base. Then secure the bun by pushing bobby pins into the hair at the bun’s base on all sides.  The thicker the hair, the more pins you’ll need.  Lightly spritz the bun with hair spray to lock in the style.

Hair Style Idea: Looped Pigtails

Super-simple and super-cute –the looped pigtails shows off your little one’s cute face while keeping them cool!

Step 1: Starting with dry hair, comb or brush the hair to smooth and detangle it.  Part the hair down the middle of the head.

Step 2: Hold the hair from one side of the part and make a low ponytail below the ear on that side, using a cute ponytail holder.  When you pull the hair through the holder for the final time, don’t pull it all the way through: Leave the ends stuck in the holder to form a loose loop below.  The longer the hair, the larger the loop will be.

Step 3: Repeat on the other side of the part. Use your fingers to make the loops about the same size on both sides.

Hair Style Idea: Loose Braid

Braids are not going anywhere! An easy but chic style for longer hair, and so on-trend!

Step 1: Starting with dry hair, brush it smooth and detangle it. 

Step 2: Using a fine-tooth comb, divide the hair into three equal sections: right, left and middle.

Step 3: Hold the right section in your right hand and the other two sections separately in your left. Cross the right section over the middle section and hold with your left hand. The original right section is not the middle section.

Step 4: Now cross the left section over the middle section. The original left-hand section is now the middle section.

Step 5: Continuing alternating right and left sections over the middle, until you reach the end of the hair. Secure with a ponytail holder.

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17 comments

  1. smartypantsmama 31 July, 2014 at 10:15 Reply

    3 Hair Styles for Girls

    I like things SIMPLE. I don’t have the time, energy or desire of spending too much time doing my

  2. Heather G 31 July, 2014 at 12:34 Reply

    My three year old loves having her hair done. Right now shes big into “Elsa braids” but also rocks a mean messy bun. The loopy hairstyle is adorable!

  3. charlene deloach 31 July, 2014 at 14:40 Reply

    I wish I had long hair and I wish my daughter did too. I’d love to try these. But making note of it when her hair gets longer! We can just about get her hair into a ponytail so not much longer!

  4. Mel {MamaBuzz} 31 July, 2014 at 17:31 Reply

    Ah, I remember yelping when my mom would brush my hair. Love the basic bun; it’s such a classic. And I love the looped pigtails; they look so cute. And the loose braid is still one of my favorite styles to this day, especially worn to the side.

  5. Annie {Stowed Stuff} 1 August, 2014 at 08:47 Reply

    The loose braid is my favorite. I am SO BAD at doing Emily’s hair and now she’s at the point where she can do it herself. I just wish I was more talented in this department. Chris can do ponytails though!

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