This star hairstyle for the 4th of July has been a yearly tradition at our house since our daughter was 3 years old! I'm guessing some of you have the same tradition? We have noticed over the past couple of years that this braided star hairstyle has become very popular on social media as well as in "real life" for many little girls on the fourth of July. This style is perfect for 4th of July parades, watching fireworks, family barbecues, swimming, etc. Although I'm sure there are plenty of tutorials on the internet already, we wanted to add this fun style to our "how to" video collection as well. After all, it is one of our favorite holiday hairstyles!
We originally did a pictorial for a rope braided variation this style on our website way back before we even did YouTube in 2009. And then added a "glowing star version" in 2011. But we somehow have not gotten around to filming a video for the original standard braided star pigtails until this year. Better late than never, right?
Now that "the Princess" is getting a little bit older, she is planning on a more "grown up" look for her 4th of July hair. (Spoiler alert, watch for that next week!) So, we invited my cute little niece to be our model for today. You may remember "the pea" from several toddler hairstyle videos on our YouTube channel when she was just a baby. Can you believe she just turned 5?! She is so adorable and looks very cute wearing this star hair style.
This basic concept can be used to create several different star hair variations, depending on your preference. We have used rope braids, fishtail braids, ribbon braids, and multi strand braids to form the star in the past. And instead of pigtails, you can finish off this style with buns, or braids if you prefer. When "The Princess" had shorter hair, we did sort of a "mini star version" using ribbon. If you have short hair, you can check that out here: Star Hairstyle For Short Hair
Supplies needed to recreate this style:
- 5-8 small hair elastics.
- Accessories such as festive ribbons, bows, etc. (optional)
- Gel, pomade, finishing hairspray. (optional)
Star Hairstyle Tutorial, How To Make A Braided Star (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
If you are still undecided on how to wear your hair for the 4th of July this year and are looking for more ideas, we have several hairstyles to browse through on our website here: 4th Of July Hairstyles
Happy Independence Day to all of our American viewers!