Holiday Hair Trend Alert! Cozy Friedman, author and founder of '??Cozy'??s Cuts for Kids,'? and collaborator on the book Cozy's Complete Guide to Girls' Hairasked our little girls to join her for a TODAY SHOW demonstration. Our girls got all dressed up and went on air to show off the latest holiday hair trends, including a present bow, the quadruple twist, a French braid headband, braided bun and a heart braid. Watch here for the demonstrations:
And here are step-by-step instructions for a few looks:
The Present Bow
This adorable style will make your child'??s hair the talk of the town. Create a perfect bow to wrap up your child'??s holiday look. It'??s an easy style that can be used for everyday wear as well. Note: the hair should be long enough to create a bow.
What you'??ll need: Brush/wide-tooth comb, spray bottle of water, fine-tooth comb, hair spray, spary-on hair glitter, hairpins
Step 1: Starting with dry hair, brush or comb the hair to smooth and detangle it. Lightly mist it with water so it is slightly damp. Using the fine-tooth comb, part hair in the center.
Step 2: On one side of the part near the hairline, pick up a 1-inch section of hair to create a long strand.
Step 3: Repeat on the other side of the part, to create a second strand of hair. Join the two strands together by creating a loose knot. Spray the knot and pin it in place. Then loosely create the perfect bow, tying the two strands together. Pin each bow in place and spray with hairspray to secure the bow. For a finishing touch, cover the bow with spray-on hair glitter; be generous with the glitter if you really want your bow to sparkle!
The Braided Bun
This simple way of scooping hair up always makes girls feel grown-up. And the braided 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.
What You'??ll Need: Ponytail holder, bobby pins, beaded/decorative pins, decorative hair band.
Step 1: Gather hair in a loose ponytail. Make a braid with the ponytail, tying it off with a ponytail holder.
Step 2: Twist the braided 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 or spray-on hair glitter to lock in the style.
The Quadruple Twist
A quick flick of the wrist creates this cute coif that only looks complicated. You can fancy it up with pretty beads or barrettes to go with your child'??s holiday outfit.
What You'??ll Need: Spray bottle, fine-tooth comb, hair clip to section hair, small ponytail holders, mini- clips, hair gel or light styling cream
Step 1: Mist the hair with the spray bottle to make it damp but not wet. Part in the middle with a fine-tooth comb, and gather a section of the hair on one side of the part, from the part to the outer eyebrow.
Step 2: Divide this section in half, with one half near the part and on half away from it. Clip the half closest to the part out of the way.
Step 3: Hold the remaining half and begin twisting it on a diagonal path toward the part. Twist firmly, gathering additional hair as you twist, but not so tightly that it hurts. Twist till you reach the part, then secure the end with a ponytail holder, letting the excess hair hand down.
Step 4: Unclip the half-section closest to the part and mist again. Using the same method, twist this section firmly in the direction of the part. Secure with a ponytail holder.
Step 5: Repeat the process on the other side of the part to create tow more twists, for a total of four.
Step 6: Attach pretty clips to the ponytail holder on each twist, be creative with these as it'??s a holiday style. Rub a pea-sized amount of gel or light styling cream between your palms and scrunch the curls to finish.
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