With the holidays on the horizon, you and your children have plenty of parties to attend, and you know what that means—picture time! This holiday season, it’s easy to keep your little angel looking cute, coifed and camera-ready with simple yet stylish hair looks from Cozy Friedman, author of Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair.
Holiday hair styles include:
The French Braid Headband: Take her basic French Braid to the next level.
Step 1: Start with damp hair) either towel-dried or misted) and use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair.
Step 2: Use a fine-tooth comb to draw a horizontal line across the crown from the top of one ear to the top of the other ear. From the line, comb the hair forward to the face. Pull the hair in back of the line into a ponytail holder or jaw clip so it stays out of your way.
Step 3: Choose which ear you want the braid to start from. Tilt the head so the ear you’ve chosen is facing up toward the ceiling. With your child’s ear tilted up, begin making the braided headband using the hair in front of the part. French-braid tightly across the crown and down to the other side, gathering small sections from above the part.
Step 4: Once you’ve reached the other ear, secure the braid with a ponytail holder. Remove the ponytail holder or jaw clip used in Step 2 and style as you like.
The Ballerina Chignon: Your tiny dancer will love this classic yet cute look.
Step 1: Starting with dry hair, comb or brush the hair to smooth and detangle it. Let hair fall where it naturally parts.
Step 2: Using a fine-tooth comb, section top front portion of hair horizontally, from the top of one ear to the top of the other ear. Pull the lower section of hair back into a ponytail and secure with a ponytail holder.
Step 3: Comb the front section straight back neatly and use hairpins to pin the hair into the ponytail base. Step 4: Split the ponytail in half horizontally. Comb the top section up and roll it up into a loop. Using 2 or 3, pin the ends to the base of the ponytail.
Step 5: Comb the lower section of hair down. Rolling it under, make a loop. Use hairpins to pin the ends to the base of the ponytail.
Step 6: Using several hairpin, stretch out the loops of hair all around the ponytail base, so the loops each form a semicircle—one on the top and one on the bottom. If you wish, add small sparkly or pearl beads to hairpins and crown the top of the chignon.
The Fairy Princess: For an extra special look, stop by any Cozy’s Cuts for Kids location to add some sparkle to her strands with temporary tinsel extensions. Available in festive red, silver, green, gold, temporary tinsel extensions take summer’s feather clip-in trend to the next level. Safe for her delicate hair, tinsel extensions are painless to apply or remove.