4 easy girls hairstyles that anyone can master

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You don’t need to be a hairdresser or own a bunch  of fancy tools to master these simple hairstyles for school.  Practice makes perfect, and we encourage dads to get involved as well! Have a bit of fun, and remember not to force your little one into sitting still if they’ve got the wiggles. It’ll only end in tears!

Letter X Braids

Image: Babes In Hairland
Image: Babes In Hairland
  1. Part the hair right down the middle, from crown to nape of neck. Then part the hair from ear to ear.
  2. Take the hair in front of the ear and braid, twist or make puffy braids. Do this on both the right and left sides of the head
  3. Take the remaining hair at the back and comb until it’s smooth on the left side to prepare it for a ponytail
  4. Join braid from the right side to the hair on the left side, crossing the braid across the head. Secure the braid to the hair on the left with an elastic to form a ponytail
  5. Repeat Step 4 – take the braid on the left and cross it over the top of the other braid and join it to the hair on the right side. Secure with an elastic to form a low pony
  6. You can curl the ponytail hair if you want, or secure with ribbons

Stacked Bubble Braid

Image: Cute Girls Hairstyles
Image: Cute Girls Hairstyles
  1. Start by adding an accent French braid at the top of the head, but stop adding in new hair at the crown and finish with a normal 3-strand braid the remainder of the way down the hair. Tie off with an elastic
  2. Pull all the hair up into a high ponytail and tie with an elastic. For added hold and lift you can add a second elastic if you’d like. You should now have a ponytail with a small 3-strand braid resting on top
  3. Brush out the ponytail to make sure it’s smooth
  4. Using a small elastic, go down a few inches from the top of the ponytail and add your first bubble
  5. Go back and pull the sides of the hair on your bubble until you reach your desired size
  6. Repeat steps 5-6 until you run out of hair.
  7. Add a second elastic at the bottom to make it extra secure

Topsy Tail Flip Through Into Faux Fishtail Braid

Image: Brown Haired Bliss
Image: Brown Haired Bliss
    1. Brush damp hair
    2. At the front of the head make a small square by sectioning off a piece at the side. Comb it out and tie off with an elastic
    3. Using a topsy tail, put it behind the elastic and pull the hair behind the circle and pull through
    4. Tie off another section further down, and use the topsy tail again
    5. Keep going like this, all the way to the bottom left corner of the head
    6. Grab the remaining hair on the left side and pull it all into a ponytail. Tie off with an elastic, and add a ribbon if you want
    7. Now it’s time to start the faux fish tail, which is essentially just some more flips pulled into this new ponytail
    8. Go down the ponytail a few centimetres and add an elastic. Make a hole in the section of hair above the elastic and flip the hair upwards through the hole. It should look sort of like a fishtail (but without all the hard work!)
    9. Go down another few centimetres and tie off another section with an elastic. Make another hole and flip the remaining bit of ponytail upwards and pull through. Repeat until you reach the end of the ponytail

NB: If you don’t have topsy tail you can easily use your fingers – just make a little circle and the pull hair through

French braid

Image: Tips de Madre
Image: Tips de Madre
      1. Brush hair, remove knots and then separate a 5cm section of hair at the hairline, reaching back to the crown
      2. Divide this piece of hair into three equal sections. Now it’s time to start your braid. Cross the strand strand in your right hand over the strand in the middle. Then, cross the left strand over the middle strand
      3. Keep the hair tight as you go, by pulling the sections apart and holding the hair the already braided in your left hand. Use your right pointer finger to part your hair horizontally, just above your right ear, from your hairline back to the center of your head to form a new right strand
      4. Incorporate this new section into the original right section and cross that whole right section over the middle section
      5. Keep hold of the hair that you’ve just braided in your right hand, and use your left pointer finger to horizontally separate the same section of hair as step 3 (on your left side). Hold it tightly and incorporate it into the original left section. Cross that left section over the middle section
      6. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 with the next section of hair starting just below your right ear, and then with the section of hair starting just below your left ear
      7. Now it’s time to start a traditional braid by alternating the right section over the middle, the left over the middle, and the right back over the middle. Keep going until the end
      8. Tie off with an elastic or a ribbon

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