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D.I.Y. Beauty Recipes and Hair Styles


Kids hair authority and author of Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair, Cozy Friedman and beauty expert and author of Bonding Over Beauty: The Beauty Recipes, Erika Katz created some fun do-it-yourself hairstyles and beauty remedy recipes that you can your kids can test out this weekend. From a nourishing mask to a cool hippie style, here are some of their easy DIY Beauty tips for our girls.

Erika’s Carrot Honey Nourishing Mask

Erika Katz, knows a thing or two about pampering. So why not share this beautify recipe with your grandmother, mother, or daughter this Mother’s Day for the ultimate bonding experience. The carrot honey mask is a wonderfully refreshing mask. The vitamin A found in carrots combined with the vitamin C in the orange reduces redness and helps with collagen production.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/3 cup carrot juice, bottled
  • The pulp of half an orange
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon white flour, optional

To Make:

Mix ingredients together well. If mixture feels watery, add a teaspoon of white flour. This mask can keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

To Use:

Brush the mixture all over face and neck. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse with warm water.

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The Hippie Chick

There’s nothing fussy or frilly about this all-natural flower power hairstyle, so of course Cozy calls this look The Hippie Chick. Do this fun and trendy hairstyle this Mother’s Day with your little one!

What you’ll need:

  • Mini elastics
  • Feather accessories
  • Comb

Step 1: Part combed hair in the center.

Step 2: On one side of the part near the hairline, pick up a 1-inch section of hair and braid it. Secure with a small ponytail holder.

Step 3: Repeat on the other side of the part, to create a second braid. Join the ends of the two braids together with a small ponytail holder at the back of the head. Leave the remaining hair loose, flowing, and natural.

Step 4: Accessorize with a cute, trendy accessory like a feather.

Cozy and Erika’s books are also great gifts for Mother’s Day! For more information on Cozy and Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair, please visit For more information on Erika and Bonding Over Beauty, please visit,

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