If you’re like many dads, your morning hair routine includes a shower and maybe a bit of hair gel. So when it comes to dressing your daughter’s hair, you may be at a loss as to what to do. There’s no need to worry. With just a few basic techniques and some hair styling tools in your arsenal, you’ll create cute hairstyles that your daughter will love.
If your daughter has a sassy personality, she deserves a hairstyle to match. Pigtails are a cute, playful look that your daughter will enjoy. Simply part her hair down the center with a comb. Then, gather the left side into a ponytail in the center of the side of her head. Fasten with a hair tie, and fix the right side to match.
A simple, classic hairstyle for girls with long hair is a basic braid down her back. To get the look, divide your daughter’s hair into three equal segments. Begin by crossing the right portion over the middle section. Next, cross the left section over the middle section. Repeat, switching between left and right, until you have only an inch or so of unbraided hair left. Secure with a hair tie, and be sure to tell her she looks like Katniss from ‘The Hunger Games.’
If complicated hairstyles aren’t your thing, adding a great accessory can give your girl a whole new look. Girls with short hair might be frustrated at the lack of styling options, but getting a collection of fun headbands can allow them to show off their style. Find a thin, metallic headband to match a favorite outfit, or give her a thicker, stretchy headband when she’s heading outside to play.
Also have fun with the hair ties you use. Vary the colors, shapes and textures to make even a simple ponytail look extra special. If you’re handy with bobby pins, look for great hair bows or flowers. These are simple to pin at the base of a bun or just above the ear, and your daughter will love the cute look.
A Twist on the Basic Ponytail
Nearly anyone can perfect the basic ponytail, but adding a fresh twist can breathe new life into this classic. For one variation, separate a small segment on the left side of your daughter’s hair. Braid the segment, beginning from her forehead and extending toward the back. Incorporate the rest of the hair into a ponytail for an easy, casual look. Another option is to make a wrapped ponytail. Draw your daughter’s hair into a ponytail, leaving a small side segment of hair free. When you’re finished, wrap the hair around the base of the ponytail to hide the hair tie. Tuck in the ends for a polished, fun ponytail look.
Thinking about fixing your daughter’s hair shouldn’t leave you pulling out the hair on your own head. Try to master at least three basic techniques, and let your daughter choose her favorite. Mixing things up will ensure that your daughter looks adorable and put-together, every day of the week.