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Mar 15, 2017

Rainbow Sunrise Braid Hair Tutorial For St. Patrick's Day

Rainbow sunrise braid tutorial, would be cute for St. Patrick's Day

Hey guys! Today we are sharing a fun and colorful way to accent the top of your braids.

This rainbow ribbon design would be a great hairstyle for St. Patrick's Day or year round.  Of course, you can use any colors or type of ribbons you would like to create your own "sunrise" design.  You could use red and green ribbons at Christmas time. Pastel colors for Easter. Red, white, and blue for the 4th of July in the U.S. (or your own countries colors if you are outside of the U.S.)  You could even incorporate your school or team colors for sporting events, cheer leading, gymnastics, dance, etc.

We love that this is an easy hairstyle, but still unique and eye catching.  The day my daughter wore this braid, she had several people ask if the design was a barrette or hair clip, then when they realized the ribbons were woven (or sewn) into her hair, they wanted to know how!

Rainbow Sunrise Braid, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

We chose to finish this style with a french braid. This would also work with a dutch braid, fishtail braid, twist braid, pull-through braid, 4 strand, etc.

Hairstyle for St. Patrick's Day, rainbow sunrise braid

Cute braided hairstyle, rainbow ribbon braid

This hairstyle will work best with long hair or medium length hair, straight, wavy, or curly.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle: 
  • Ribbon (you can use any colors you would like.) The ribbons we used were 1/4 inch wide, and about 1 ft long.
  • 2 clear hair elastics
  • You will need some type of needle to sew in the ribbons.  I recommend using a blunt or plastic needle to avoid poking your head! Plastic needles can be found in the craft department of most stores or online (affiliate.) 
  • Finishing hairspray or gel

Check out our St. Patrick's Day hairstyles playlist on YouTube.  (Including shamrock hairstyles, clover hairstyles, hairstyles using green ribbon, and more rainbow hairstyles.)
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Feb 22, 2017

Criss Cross Woven Ponytail Hairstyle

Quick and easy ponytail hairstyle. Criss cross woven twists.
We're loving this cute and easy ponytail hairstyle! No braiding skills required, just grab some hair elastics and you are good to go!

This criss cross woven ponytail hairstyle is inspired by a photo we saw on Instagram by "vlechtjesezo." The original style featured single banded crosses down the length of the ponytail.  We thought it was such a super cute and creative style! We decided to try our own take on it by adding 2 strand crosses, with woven twists.  We love how intricate looking the pattern turned out, although it was still fairly quick, easy, and fun to create.

This hairstyle would be great for many occasions: school, work, the beach, recitals, communions, dances, sports, church, etc.

 Criss Cross Woven Ponytail Hairstyle Video Tutorial:
(Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Criss cross woven ponytail hairstyle, video instructions.

You can add as many woven sections as you would like to your ponytail (depending on the length of hair you are working with.) I think just one section would be cute as an accent at the top of your ponytail, or you can go to the very ends of her hair.  As you can see, we went down about 3/4 the length of her ponytail with our twists.

Hair tutorial, criss cross woven ponytail hairstyle for school.

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 medium size hair tie for the top of the ponytail.
  • Several small hair elastics (the amount will depend on how many sections you decide to twist and weave.)
  • Gel, pomade, hair spray, or other product to help control flyaways.

This style will work best with long hair, medium hair, straight hair, wavy hair, or curly hair.
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Oct 12, 2016

Spider Web Bun Hairstyle Tutorial

Halloween Hair, spiderweb bun tutorial. #halloween #spiderweb

This week we are showing another fun Halloween Hairstyle and this one might be our favorite so far!  We are loving this spider web bun / ponytail since it looks festive for Halloween, but isn't too over the top or crazy for teens, or even adults.  This spooky Halloween spiderweb hairstyle could be worn to school, for a Halloween party, a Halloween dance, a trip to the pumpkin patch, Oktoberfest, or as part of a costume for trick or treating.

Spider Web Bun, Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube. 

Spider web hairstyle for #Halloween. #Halloweenhair

Halloween hairstyle. Spider web bun ponytail. Video tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this spider web hairstyle:
  • We purchased the silver ribbon used to make our webbing at a local craft store.  You can use any color or type that you want. We have found that thinner ribbon works best for this style.  You could also use yarn or string if you prefer (which may lay flatter and be easier to sew in.)
  • The donut bun maker we used can be found in most stores that carry beauty supplies.  You can also find them online (affiliate.)
  • We purchased the plastic craft needle (shown in our tutorial above) at Walmart.  You could also use a regular sewing needle.
  • You will need 3 medium size hair elastics or hair ties to make the bun and several clips or temporary hair ties to hold your braids while you are working.
  • Of course if you wanted to take this style a step further, you could add a spider accessory to your web!  We have seen some plastic spider rings at the dollar store that would be perfect.  ;)
For more Halloween hairstyles and DIY costume ideas, check out our our Halloween playlist on YouTube.
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Dec 9, 2015

Christmas Tree Hairstyle

Christmas tree hair tutorial

Hi, I am "Hair By Lori." Thank you so much to Princess Hairstyles for having me as a guest on her blog!

 I am so excited to share my Ribbon Christmas Tree Braid with you today.  When I first started trying different Christmas hairstyles, I was excited because I could do anything.  Christmas is a time when “tacky” magically becomes “cool”! 
However, I was even more excited when I realized that a tree braided into the hair didn’t just have to be tacky – it could be pretty too.   I think that this style is one that can be dressed up with curls and while it still might be tacky any other time of the year, at Christmas it is magical and beautiful.
Adorable Christmas hairstyle.  Ribbon Christmas tree tutorial.

This Ribbon Christmas Tree Braid is a style that will get you so much attention.  It’s perfect for all of your Christmas events – from an ugly sweater party, to a school holiday party to a family event – this will be the style that everyone is talking about! 

Braided Christmas tree video tutorial.

Ribbon Christmas Tree Hairstyle Video Tutorial (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

To make this hairstyle even easier for you to recreate – my Hair by Lori EZDO Christmas Tree Braid Kit is now available on (affiliate.) The kit comes with everything you need to recreate this festive hairstyle at home:  step by step instructions, ribbon, elastics, star for the top of the tree and your choice of decoration.  You can choose from Garland, Ornaments and LED Lights.

The Ornaments are one of my favorites because they are so beautiful and give the style a more dressed up look.  I also LOVE the LED Lights that you get in my kit.  They do not get hot so they are safe to wear in the hair.  The battery pack is lightweight and small, so it’s easy to wear and easy to hide in the style.  The length of the light string is perfect for the style.  You’ll certainly stand out with whatever option you choose.

The only warning I’ll leave you with is be prepared for lots of attention!  We have worn it out to the store and running errands and everyone stops my girls to look at their hair.  We’ve even had a few people ask if they could take photos!  Though the way that it makes my girls smile proudly, it’s worth the extra time to indulge the onlookers.  ;-)
Holiday hairstyle. Braided Christmas tree with ribbon.
Lori Bryant blogs at  She is a wife and homeschooling mom of 4 littles.  Lori is passionate about helping girls feel good about themselves through cute hairstyles! 
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Feb 18, 2015

DNA Braid Hairstyle Tutorial

DNA Braid Video Tutorial

A unique and fun braided hairstyle.

We haven't had a lot of time to create anything new and different for awhile, so we are excited about this hairstyle! After filming this tutorial, we were still undecided as to what to call this braid.  The Princess's brother told us it looked like a strand of DNA... a double helix to be exact. ;) So, we settled on the name "DNA Braid." Yay for science class!

This unique braid is a combination of lace Dutch braids (or inside out French braids,) feather braids, and a rope braid. If you are familiar with these 3  techniques, this style should be easy for you to learn.

DNA braid ponytail hairstyle tutorial

In our video below, we created the braid using water to create a slick and sleek finish. The Princess was competing in a sporting event the day we filmed this hairstyle, and we didn't want it coming undone.  If you prefer more of a messy or relaxed looking braid, feel free to braid with dry hair instead.  You could also stretch out the edges of the Dutch braids along each side to create a softer look if you prefer things more tousled looking.  And, for a more edgy or "grown up" finish in the front, you could create a hair poof (or pompadour) in the bangs area if you desire.

Braiding tutorial, DNA Braid

This is a great hairstyle for sports: gymnastics, soccer, swimming, cheerleading, dance, etc.  Also a fun and cute hairstyle for school, work, or other occasion.

This braid can actually be used to create many different hairstyles.  We recently did this diagonally across the back of her head and it turned out super cute. As usual, we love to see your recreations and variations on Instagram and Facebook! You can tag us @hair4myprincess and use the hashtag #hair4myprincess so that we can find it. 

Video tutorial, how to create a DNA Braid

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:
  • 2 medium size elastics
  • 2-3 temporary hair ties or clips
  • Water, gel, or pomade (optional)

DNA Braid Video Tutorial (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

As mentioned in our video above, the first half of this braid may not look so great.  Do not get discouraged... everything should fix itself and turn out lovely as you complete the second half!
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Jan 20, 2014

Football Hairstyle

A Hairstyle For Sports Fans!

Football Bun Hairstyle

Admittingly, I don't really follow Football that closely, but when Super Bowl season comes around, I can't help but get a little excited over all the hype.  And, even if you don't necessarily like football.... how could you not like football hair!?  :)

One day last week "the princess" was wearing the Braided Bubble Bun & for some reason, it totally reminded me of a football!  Weird I know, but after that, I decided we had to give it a go.  The Princess ended up loving the style!  She wore it last night for the Seahawks vs 49ers, and is planning on wearing it on Super Bowl Sunday as well. 

To create this football bun, I made a "braided bubble bun" (video tutorial below.)  But instead of placing the extra hair (from the hair donut) on the right and left of the bun.... I placed it on the top and bottom of the bun and French Braided the hair horizontally (instead of vertically.)  After the braiding was complete, I just took some ribbon and sewed in some laces over and around the braid.  Super easy!

Braided Bubble Bun Video Tutorial: (Turn it into a football hairstyle by using the modifications above.)

I'm thinking this fun hairstyle would be super cute for crazy hair day or Halloween as well as cheerleading, or watching football!
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Nov 20, 2013

Criss Cross French Braids Hairstyle

How To Make French Braid Pigtails, With Twist Accents

Criss Cross French Braids Hair Style Tutorial

FYI, we actually filmed this cute braided hairstyle over the summer (notice her fun sun dress/swimsuit cover up.)  We were headed to the lake the day we did this one.  Sadly we won't we seeing much warm weather (or the lake) for awhile around here. Fall/Winter is now upon us!

But, whatever the season, these criss cross rope braid accents are a fun way to spice up some plain old classic French braid pigtails.

French Braids With Twist Braid Accents Tutorial

As long as you know how to French braid, this style is not difficult and actually does not take up much more time than standard French braid pigtails.  It really is a quick and easy hairstyle. We choose rope braids (or twist braids) for our braided accents.  Of course, you can do any type of braid you want.  This style can also be done with Dutch braid pigtails (instead of French braids if you prefer.)  As shown in our video tutorial below, there are also several different designs you can make with the accent braids (depending on the length of hair you are working with.)

Cute Hairstyle Tutorial, Criss Cross French Braids

Supplies Needed:
  • 4 small hair elastics
  • Comb
  • Finishing hair spray or gel (optional)

Criss Cross French Braids Video Tutorial:

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Sep 25, 2013

French (Dutch) Loony Ribbon Braid, Cute Hairstyles

A Unique French Braid With Ribbon
Ribbon Loony French Braid Tutorial

Since posting this photo of a ribbon braid (shown above) on our Instagram account a few weeks ago, we have received many requests for a tutorial.  So, we are bringing you the tutorial today! 
Ribbon French Braid Hairstyle
The basic concept of this braid was inspired by our friends over at CuteGirlsHairstyles who posted a "ribbon accented loony braid" done in a low side ponytail.  We thought the braid was so adorable and wondered if it could be done as a French braid or Dutch braid.  After some trial and error, we were finally able to make it work.  And, we love how it turned out.  This is one of those fun styles that will attract lots of attention, comments, and compliments!  This braid looks quite unique with the ribbon zig zagging down the middle, yes? This braid reminds me so much of a hairstyle Rapunzel would wear!
Unique french ribbon braid,
I would say that at first glance this braid looks like a Dutch braid (meaning the outside strands would be coming in under the middle strand) but surprisingly, it is actually a French braid. I'm thinking this is the reason so many of you have been asking for a tutorial. This braid is kind of deceiving to try and figure out how it was done just by looking at it.  We actually tried using a Dutch braid first, and it didn't turn out quite right. Also, as you will see in our video tutorial below, stretching out the strands is probably the most difficult part of this braid (since you will need to be careful where you are grabbing.)  ;)

Supplies needed:
  • 1 small elastic
  • 4-7 ft long length of ribbon (or you could use 2 shorter strands and tie them together)
  • comb or brush

French Loony Ribbon Braid Video Tutorial

As another option, you could substitute the ribbon for 2 microbraids (as shown below.)
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Aug 21, 2013

Ribbon Laced Side Braid Hairstyle

Back-To-School Hairstyles, Part 4
ribbon laced side braid hairstyle tutorial

Today's hair tutorial is a simple side braid, taken up a notch with some added ribbon.  We have found that adding ribbon to any hairstyle really doesn't take that much extra time, but makes a huge difference in the way a style stands out.  Ribbon is also fun because you can find so many different colors and patterns to match your outfits.... and it's very inexpensive. This is also an easy and cute way to incorporate team colors if you are in sports (or school colors.) 

We chose to end this style in a side braid this time.  But of course, you could do a ponytail or bun instead if you prefer.  If you are wanting more of a "down do" you could lace the 2 braids together (as shown) and then leave the rest of your hair down. (Which would work even with short hair.)

ribbon braid hairstyle

Many of you have been requesting a front view of our hairstyles lately.  We have been trying to keep things fairly "incognito" for the Princess over the past few years by avoiding front shots. I know it may seem silly, but it's just a personal decision.  Our solution is shown in the photo above.  ;)  I will do my best to remember to include a front view for the hairstyles that seem necessary from now on and hopefully you can get an idea of what the style looks like from the front this way!

Supplies needed:
  • 2-3 feet of ribbon.  Of course, you could also use yarn, leather, beads... whatever you want! We usually purchase our ribbon from a local craft store or at a discount store (like Walmart) for around $1 per roll, and reuse it over and over again.
  • Plastic craft needle (optional.) A safety pin or regular sewing needle would also work.  Just make sure to be extra careful if you use a sharp needle!
  • A few hair ties, elastics, rubber bands or similar.
  • Comb or brush.
Ribbon Laced Side Braid Video Tutorial:

This is the 4th and final style in our back to school hairstyles series! If you missed the other 3 cute, quick, and easy hairdos for school mornings, feel free to check them out here:

Edgy Braided Ponytail
Fairy Wings Braid
Twisted Knot Bun
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May 22, 2013

Cute Hairstyles, Shoelace Knot Bun And Pigtails

2 cute and easy hairstyles for gymnastics, sports, dance, etc. 
For short hair, as well as long!

"shoelace knot" bun gymnastics hairstyle
Hey guys!  Our video tutorial this week features two simple hairstyles made using "shoelace knots." These styles should work great for those of you with toddler or baby hair, thin hair and short hair!

 The first option (with a shoelace knot in the back and bun on top) would be a pretty hairstyle for sports, dance, swimming, gymnastics, figure skating, or school. The elastics help to hold the hair in place, so it's less likely to fall out of the ponytail (as shorter hair tends to do sometimes.) This is also more of a grown up look compared to the pigtail variation below. And even though my darling 2yr old niece is modeling this hair style... I think it would be cute on older girls as well as toddlers!

 P.S. The bun we used in this style was created using the technique shown at the following link:  Messy Bun For Short Hair

cute knotted hairstyle for toddlers, gymnastics, sports, etc.
Previously we have done a "backwards french braid" starting at the neck, heading up into a ponytail (or bun) which is a popular look right now.  These knots are a good alternative for those of you who don't know how to french braid, don't have time to french braid.... or you have a daughter who isn't very excited about flipping her head over while you braid!
shoelace knot hairstyle tutorial
I only managed to get this one photo (showing the top of her head) of our pigtail hairstyle, so it's kind of hard to tell what's going on in the picture above.  (You can watch our video to see the completed style in its entirety.)

There are many variations that can be done using these knots. If you want to leave the hair mostly down, you could make the 4 little ponytails on top with the knot in the center and leave the rest of the hair as it is. (Which is basically what you can see from our picture above.)  Or, you could put the rest of her hair into a ponytail, pigtails, or bun.  As you will see in our video, we actually made a knot at the top of her head and at the back of her head before bringing the remaining hair into pigtails.  If the hair you are working with is long enough, you could made a series of knots all the way down her head if you want to!

Shoelace Knot Hairstyles Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

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Dec 20, 2012

Christmas Hairstyles, Candy Cane Side Ponytail

A Cute Christmas Hairstyle For Girls
Christmas Hair Styles

This video tutorial shows how to make a cute candy cane braid hairstyle (perfect for holiday parties and Christmas.)  I'm loving this holiday hair style because you don't need to know how to french braid or do anything too fancy to create it... and it's quick.

Candy Cane Hair Style

We have had many requests for more hairstyles featuring our darling 2 yr old niece/cousin (The Pea.)  Isn't she just so cute?

Christmas Hairstyles For Toddlers
 This style can be done with or without bangs, and on short hair or long hair.  If the hair you are working with isn't quite long enough to reach into a ponytail, you could try making the candy cane and then parting out a small section of hair directly underneath, to add it into (similar to the way we did our heart hairstyle for babies.)

Candy Cane Ribbon Braid
Each time we have done a toddler hairstyle in the past, we always get questions about how we get her to hold still for a hairstyle.  The simple answer is that she doesn't hold still (as demonstrated in our video below.)  ;)  She is a perfectly normal (squirmy) 2 yr old, and we wouldn't have her any other way!    

Toddler Christmas hairstyles
Supplies needed:
  • 3 small elastics
  • Ribbon (about 4 feet) 
  • Plastic craft needle
  • Topsy tail (optional)
  • Brush or comb
Candy Cane Hairstyle Video Tutorial: Click here to watch directly on YouTube.

This festive ribbon style would be darling on toddlers, babies, little girls, tweens, and "big girls."  The Princess is planning on wearing this hairstyle Christmas Eve!

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Sep 20, 2012

Stripe Ponytail Braided Hairstyle

The Stripe Braid (or Ladder Braid) Ponytail

ladder braid
This "stripe braid ponytail" is a variation of a hairstyle we posted last week, which can be found here: Stripe overlay braid.

This would be a cute hairstyle for school, dance, gymnastics, and other sports or occasions.  We love these  hairstyles that look unique and intricate, but are actually pretty easy and quick to complete.  The Princess has been wearing this braided ponytail to school quite often this year (since it only takes about 5 minutes to create!) 

braided hairstyle
ladder braid hairstyle

As shown in the hairstyle pictures above, you could combine the stripe overlay hairstyle and the stripe ponytail (video below) to make a "double overlay braid hairstyle." You could also try wrapping the braid up into a "striped bun" for another fun variation. We even made this ponytail with the strands crossing over each other (forming X's) instead of going straight across the other day for a fun criss cross ponytail. I should have taken pictures! The possibilities of hair styles that can be created using this braid really are endless.  If you try a style using this braid, we would love to see pictures on our facebook page

 Video Tutorial: Click here to watch directly on YouTube.

P.S. If you are planning on using this ponytail hairstyle for sports, I would suggest taking a strand out on BOTH sides of the first braid (instead of just the inside strand as shown in our video.) Then, as you are making the second braid, wrap the outside strand (that was taken out) under the ponytail and add it in as you are braiding.  This way, there will be strands wrapped around the front and the back of the ponytail for a more secure hold.  Hope that makes sense!
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May 31, 2012

Diagonal "Twist Braid" With Ribbon Hairstyle

  Braided Hairstyle With Ribbon
A Hairstyle Request!
diagonal ribbon braid
Photo courtesy Pinterest

This "twist braid" with ribbon style is inspired by a photo of a cute hairstyle that has been requested many times in email and on our facebook page (the image above on the left.) I have also seen the original style floating around on Pinterest, Flickr, Weheartit, and Tumblr. It seems to be all over the internet, and I'm not exactly sure who the original creator is.
twist braid with ribbon

At first glance, this diagonal side swept braid looks to be some type of french twist braid or rope braid with a ribbon running through it. As you will see in our video tutorial, we actually ended up recreating this look with a 4 strand lace braid, similar to the Pleated Ribbon Braid we posted awhile back.  I tried creating this plait a few different ways and the method we used in our video tutorial (below) seemed to look most authentic to the original style.  Of course, I'm not exactly sure how the original hair style was created (this is just my interpretation.) I love how this hairdo turned out but if I did it again, I would try and place the braid up a little higher on her head to look more like the original style.
side swept ribbon braid
We went to the park the day we did this hairstyle and the braid actually held up surprisingly well (even after the swings, the slides, and a game of kickball!)  The Princess also received many compliments on the style which is always fun. 
pinterest ribbon braid

4 Strand Lace Braid With Ribbon Tutorial:

This was a fun challenge and turned out to be such a cool hairstyle!  I'm sure we'll be using it often for the upcoming summer months.

Btw, I have been looking for a solution to our (ever expanding) problem of where to store our collection of hair accessories and came across a great post showing how to make a tutu hairbow holder.  I'm thinking of trying to make one as this would look adorable in the Princess's room!
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Dec 15, 2011

Criss Cross Ribbon Hairstyle For Toddlers

Baby Hairstyles - Criss Cross Ribbon French Braids

ribbon criss cross hairstyle If you have followed this hair blog for any amount of time, you've probably noticed that we love adding ribbon to our hairstyles. Even an ordinary hairstyle or braid can become spectacular for a special occasion or holiday when ribbon is added! We have done many ribbon lacing hairstyles in the past on "The Princess" but haven't attempted anything like this on "The Pea" (up until now.)
ribbon french braid baby hair I know some of you may be thinking "this is way too time consuming and my toddler would never hold still for that".....right? I can assure you that this toddler is quite normal and doesn't hold still either! Quite honestly, this only took about 5 minutes to complete. The braids are only a few inches long and the ribbon was sewn in with our plastic needle in 6 quick stitches. You'll notice that my braiding is far from perfect and the parts aren't straight. But I think it turned out super cute anyway!

If you're not sure how to sew in the ribbon, click here: Ribbon lacing hairstyle video.
toddler hairstyle with ribbonI only used the hair on top of her head to make the braids, and pulled everything else into a side ponytail. You could leave the rest of her hair down if you want to (or if it's not quite long enough to get into a ponytail.)

We accomplished this hairstyle while "The Pea" was in her high chair eating and playing. I have found that it's easiest to get everything ready (elastics, ribbons, combs, water, etc.) before I start... and work quickly while she's distracted with toys or food! ;)
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Sep 24, 2010

Picture Day Hairstyle

We've had lots of inquires lately about suggestions for hairstyles for picture day. So, I thought I would show you what we did for our picture day hairdo this year, just for an idea.  This isn't anything difficult or extremely unique, but simple and very cute!

These pictures were quickly taken as we literally ran out the door for school. :) Kind of a last minute thing, ya know?
picture day hairdo  Btw, this could be a picture day hairstyle for short, medium, or long hair!
braided hair style for pictures As you can see, it's just a square on top of her head, divided into 3 sections. I french braided the back 2 sections and then added the "bangs" into the elastic with the braid in the front. Next, I sewed in the ribbon with our trusty craft needle. And lastly, added a few flat iron curls.
school pictures hairstyle I usually like to leave her hair mostly down for pictures. And something fairly simple/classic as well. Hopefully she won't look back on this picture years from now and hate her hair. LOL I have a few pics from my school days (as I'm sure some of you do as well) with really, really awful hair! We're talking huge bangs, etc. hehehe
hairstyle for pictures
Here are a few more hairstyles we've done for school pictures in years past for more ideas:
So, I'm curious. Have you already had your school pictures taken this year? What did you do for the hair style?? Or what do you plan on doing, if it's still coming up?
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