Four Square Elastic Hairstyle

This is kind of a spin-off of a hairdo we posted on our blog awhile ago: french braids with flair. But, happily-no french braiding skills required here!
little girls hairstyle Start by parting from ear to ear. (Not crooked like mine. :) Then make some sections all the way across and secure with rubber bands (leaving a section on one side temporarily unbanded.) I made 8 sections total. 4 sections on one side of the unbanded section and 3 on the other.

In the unbanded section, part it up into 4 squares (hence the name 4 square hairstyle) like so......
Split the section in the front/top in half. Twist and apply pomade or gel to each piece to keep the flyaways under control. Secure each of the strands to the sections closest to her ears on both sides using another rubber band over the top of the one already there.
Repeat with the next 2 squares, stepping up one section on both sides each time.
At this point if you wanted to leave it down, you could be done. I think it would look cute to add some claw clips or butterfly clips to each of the rubber bands along the back.
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elastic hairstyle I really don't like leaving The Princesses hair down for school too often though. When we do, she usually comes home with a "rats nest" that neither one of us enjoy untangling the next morning. So, we decided to finish this one off with a quick ponytail and a fun little snap clip from Angelas Accessories.
rubber band hairstyle Btw, I'm in the process of getting a post ready with some of the hairstyles YOU guys have sent in soon. So, if you sent me something in the last little while......keep an eye out for that! Also, for "immediate hairstyle sharing gratification" feel free to post your hairdos to our facebook fan page any time. We always love to see the hairstyles you have done!!
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  1. Really like this one...

  2. U are a genius!! I just love it!!

  3. This one looks like a fun one! I'm going to have to give it a try when I have a little extra time.

  4. I tried this one and it is so cute!!! Just adjusted and made it "Three Square". My daughter is two (but has alot of hair) and it still turned out adorable. When I looked at the pics, I thought it was going to be a bit difficult. It actually went really fast and easy. Thank you for these great ideas. I want my daughter to get used to us doing her hair, and your ideas have given me more things to practice and different hairstyles for her to get used to! You are AWESOME ;-)

  5. AH! I love it! This is adorable!

  6. How do I post a pic of my daughter's hair do's on the fan page? It is probably simple but I am having problems. thanks :D

  7. I'm excited to try that hairstyle on my niece! very cute!

  8. So cute, yet less time consuming (not to mention easier) then the other variation!!! Please add my hair blog to your side bar. The address is:

    Some people have made the mistake that the name is short thoughts. Well, the name is Clips, Combs, and Curls
    by Cassia

  9. super cute I love it. WIsh My daughter would sit long enough for me to doodle in her hair or shall I say wish the boys would let me sit long enough so I can doodle in daughters hair

  10. Oh I love it! I've been considering cutting my daughter's hair short because I'm so at a loss for styles, but I think I'll try this instead!