With holiday parties kicking off we have been looking for new ideas for our girls. I often succumb to the basic ponytail but I recently learned some new styles from Cozy Friedman, owner of Cozy's Cuts for Kids and author of Cozy'??s Complete Guide to Girls'?? Hair. Cute and functional for girls, these styles that can be done in lightening speed (and all under five minutes) and are perfect for parties
The Double Twist
This is a dainty look for little ones. You can use matching barrettes or ones that cutely clash!
-Water Spray bottle
-Fine tooth comb
Step 1: Using the fine-tooth comb, part hair either in the middle or to one side.
Step 2:Gather a small section of hair, approximately an inch wide, from one side of the part at the front of the head. Tightly twist the section toward the part clockwise, so the twist '??opens'? upward rather than downward. Keep the twist close to the scalp, working in more hair as you go, and ending the twist at the crown of the head. Secure with a pretty clip at the crown.
Step 3: Repeat on the other side of the part. If hair is fine '?? and the barrette might slide off '?? you may want to secure the twists with bobby pins before adding the clip.
The Basic Bun
This simple way of scooping hair up always makes girls feel grown-up. And the basic bun is extremely versatile '?? it can be adorned with a fun clip or headband to dress it up, or worn alone as a stylish and effective way to keep hair off the face.
Step 1: Gather hair in a loose ponytail.
Step 2: Twist the ponytail into a tight rope, coiling it around itself at the base.
Step 3: 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. Lightly spritz the bun with hair spray to lock in the style.
The Flip Tail
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An inside-out twist ponytail; just poke the tail through!
-Comb or paddle brush
Step 1: Starting with dry hair, comb or brush the hair to smooth and detangle it.
Step 2: Gather the hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure it with a ponytail holder. Then push the band down slightly to leave 2 or 3 inches of hair above it.
Step 3: Using your pointer and middle fingers, make a '??hole'? in the middle of the hair above the ponytail holder. With your other hand, flip the end of the ponytail up and through the hold.
Step 4: Slowly pull the ponytail through. If the ponytail sticks out from the head too much, gently pull the holder down farther to relax the style. Brush the ends of the flip tail smooth.
The Bow Trio
A fancy, feminine style you can do fast!
-Paddle brush or wide-tooth comb
-3 small ponytail holders
-3 medium to large bow clips
Step 1: brush or comb the hair to smooth and detangle it.
Step 2: Using a fine-tooth comb, part the hair horizontally from the top of one ear to the top of the other. Comb the hair on top of the part straight back, pulling it into a ponytail that sits at midhead. Secure with a small ponytail holder.
Step 3: Part the hair horizontally again just below the first part, at about midear. Secure with a ponytail holder just beneath the first ponytail; this is ponytail number 2.
Step 4: Gather the remaining hair in the same way into ponytail number 3. Secure with a ponytail holder at the nape of the neck.
Step 5: Now add a pretty bow clip to cover each of the ponytail holders. You can choose the same color and pattern, or three different ones to add a little flair.
For more info on Cozy'??s Complete Guide to Girls'?? Hair, Cozy Friedman and So Cozy hair care products please visitwww.SoCozy.com
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