Tween Hairstyle, Princess Braids

braids in the frontOh gosh, I love this hairstyle! BUT, I'm not sure I love it on our little princess. It makes her look grown up and I'm not sure I like that! (She's only 6.) I want to keep her little. With that said though, I think this would be darling on a tween/teen or even for prom? I just love this "princess look" with the little braids in the front.
Princess Hairstyle Btw, this is easy too. You don't even need to know how to french braid!

Start with a part from ear to ear, parted on the side. And a temporary ponytail in the back.
Make 2 small sections next to your side part and braid both sections. Make one of the braids start towards the front of her head, and the other closer to the part.
Slick down the front sections of hair on both sides and including the braids, tie everything together underneath with a clear elastic.
Here's what it will look like from the side.....Take out the ponytail and make a temporary small section of hair on top. (Like a small half pony.) Part out another section of hair behind the first one and rat! (I don't like to rat the princess's hair very often because it's a pain to comb out AND it seems to damage the hair if you do it a lot.) I would save something like this for a "once in awhile" thing, but that's just my opinion.

Anyway, it's hard to rat and take pictures at the same time. If you don't know what I mean by "rat," hold up the section of hair and place a comb about halfway up. Pull down on the comb towards her head, bringing some of the hair down with you. Repeat this several times until.....You end up with a big old mess like this!hairstyle using flowersNow you can bring the hair in the first section you parted out over the ratted mess and secure it with some bobby pins. These cute bobby pin flowers came from Every Little Detail. Of course you could just use regular bobby pins, but these flowers make this hairdo so much cuter! Make sure to place the bobby pins in an X pattern to keep them in place securely. We used 4 bobby pins, (2 X's) and this stayed in all day long.prom hairstyleI flipped the ends under slightly with our flat iron.tween hairstyle

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braids in the frontAnd one more picture from later on in the day. Because holy cow, I walked by and noticed she just looked so darn cute!cute hairstyle for girls
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27 comments:

  1. Super cute. I love the little poof in the back- I'm sure that adds to the "older" look, but looks so cute! :)

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  2. This one is gorgeous! I love hairstyles with braids in the front. I may try this on myself!

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  3. LOVE this!!! I'm going to try this on my 10 year old tonight. She was just asking why I haven't done any of your hair styles on her in awhile... and the answer would be, because I've been LAZY! LOL She will really love this one though! :)

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  4. That's definately a cute one! I guess if you didn't want to rat it all the time you could try "bump its". As long as you are pulling it back and securing it, they would hold, otherwise, they will just fall out.

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  5. Good idea on the "Bump-its." I was just looking at those today, but didn't buy them.

    I LOVE how you took the braids from two different sections and didn't just make them side by side. That made for an extra good looking do. I wouldn't have thought of that.

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  6. Now that is VERY cute!!! I love the tweeny do's!

    Mindy
    Adopt a 'Do - Cute Girls Hairstyles

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  7. My little girl will love those braids! Thanks for another cute style! =)

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  8. Wow! I actually saw a lot of people with hair like this at last year's prom! The flowers in the back really add a nice touch!

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  9. Oh...I think I have a new favorite. The other one that I love is the "babie style" The braided front that pulls & tucks behind like this one. You are a genius! Thanks for figuring out a Thanksgiving Day style for me!

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  10. ok...so I totally meant Barbie. I'll try reading b-4 posting next time!

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  11. I will have to try this one out. My oldest will love it

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  12. Very cute! I'd love to try it on my hair!

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  13. I think I might try that it is super cute.

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  14. I love the little bump up back there!

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  15. Yet another beautiful style for girls.

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  16. I just love this hairstyle! If only my 9 year old's hair would grow then I could do this to it, I stink at French braiding!

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  17. Love these hairstyles! Too cute!

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  18. i love this, i kno i stick out like a sore thumb cuz im not a mommy (sorry!) but i luv this! I wish I could do it 2 myself...and heads up, i'm only 12, almost 13! plz put up more "tween" hairstyles. (btw, some "tweens" prefer the term, PRE TEEN!) gracias!

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  19. Wow..I love all the hairstyles especially the one with flowers on the back of hair they look cute..this hairstyle books for girls will rock and girls will love them..

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  20. I only discovered your website a month ago - and opened a new chapter in mine and my little girl's lives! Each style I try I get a little better and this one today looked fantastic. I created the braids and "headband" last night after bath time, sectioned her hair into the boofy (is that a word?) part and the hanging down part and put them into spongie rollers. This morning I resmoothed the "headband" part, took out the curlers and put the style together. It was fantastic. I just wish her curls would stay in all day. By 4:00 most of the curls were gone. I just wish I took a picture! Thanks a million!

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  21. Ok, so I have to post another comment - not only did I do this hairstyle - turned out gorgeous but I was able to get a day #2 AND a day #3. I actually posted it on my brand new blog http://funfrillsnmore.blogspot.com/ where I named you as one of my hair heros and linked to this hairstyle. Wow, you are incredible and you really have the website that started me on this incredible jouney. Thank you and God Bless

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  22. Oh my gosh. I'm going to use this on my hair it is cute. I love the little poof, it adds a little touch of teenager. Did i mention i love this hairstyle?!!!

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