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Messy Bun and Elastic Braid Hairstyle

A cute and easy hairstyle for girls of all ages.

elastic braid and messy bun hair

This style uses tiny rubber bands to form what we call an "elastic braid" or "puff braid."  This isn't rocket science, but very quick and fun.  I try to keep things fairly uncomplicated and simple while working with toddler hair. (Btw, she is 2 yrs old in case you are wondering.)

This would be a great style for dance, gymnastics, cheer leading, and other sports (as the elastics help to keep the style in place.)  If your daughter has a cute short haircut, but wants to put her hair up in a ponytail, pigtails, or bun... adding some sort of elastic design first will really help you.

messy bun

I have mentioned this before, but our "little Pea" has some shorter pieces of hair on the top of her head. Adding tiny ponytails (or connectors/netting/puff braids) work well to keep these stray hairs in the style and out of her face. If you are trying to grow out your bangs (or fringe) this technique might work for you as well. 
messy bun for short hair

One major advantage those of you with short hair have, is how easy it is to make a messy bun with your hair.  Making a messy bun on "The Princess" or long hair, can be quite a task sometimes.  "Our Pea" has the perfect length and hair texture for the quick and easy bun shown in our video. 

How To: Elastic Braid and Messy Bun Video Tutorial

Of course, if you are comfortable french braiding or dutch braiding, that is another option with this style.  I find french braiding quite difficult on a squirmy toddler with super fine hair, but maybe that's just me!

braid and bun

Whould you like to comment?

  1. She is so good for you, staying still the whole time! Though I guess she was busy doing Barbie's hair, lol.

  2. Love it! Thanks for an easy one!

  3. Seeing her fix Barbie's hair was pretty much the sweetest thing I've seen all day. :)

  4. Cute the top one reminds me of a fish for some reason.

  5. I don't know if you are going to read this but it would mean so much to me if you could watch this video of this girl at my school that is an AMAZING singer! She is only in 4th grade too! Share it with your friends too PLEASE! It would mean so much if you did. Thank you so much. BTW I'm the girl doing the cup beat! We want her to be noticed! Trust me she is amazing!
    It would also mean a lot if you could post it on your blog maybe?
    Thank you so much and God bless your family

  6. That looked so easy!!! Thank you!! Super cute!!


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