Hair ‘Do

2345 2345_ () 2345 2345 So I’m learning how to do hair! Specifically, little girl hair.

Because we all know that I’ve got little boy hair down to a science.

Last week on vacation, it was fun to watch my sister-in-law do my niece’s hair everyday. She takes some product and runs it though her daughter’s blond curls and then pulls it up or back or to the side. She did Isa’s hair a few times, and then my mom got into it as well. It was fun to watch but also made me realize that I should probably learn the fine art of the Little Girl Hair Do.

Here’s today’s attempt:

If you ask me, she looks a little like this:
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Comments

  1. Little girl hair ‘dos are fun, but they’re so much work compared to boys! Especially with curls… My two-year-old daughter’s hair is curly, and I’ve found that pigtails tangle less than a small ponytail on top.

    Isabel is adorable! She looks more like a toddler and less like a baby with her hair up. So cute.

    http://www.wyattzoo.blogspot.com

  2. Michelle says:

    Fun times for you!!!

  3. There are many adorable girl-hairstyle blogs and books available. One of my friends has three girls and does amazing things with their hair. Here is a link to her blog and she has a blogroll on the right side/halfway down of “Hair Blogs I Read” with many great ideas!

    http://mayhemmania.blogspot.com/search/label/hair

  4. If you get the hang of it, let me know. I’ve got 3 boys and 1 girl and I’m getting embarrassed that I don’t get it brushed when we head out the door. It’s kind of messy, all the time. Thanks for the reminder that I ought to be on top of this!! 🙂

  5. Ecce Quam Bonam says:

    Such a fun part of having little girls!

    Oval faces: part on the side, pull front locks over to the opposite side to balance the part and pull the top layers slightly up and back, lock into place with a barrette-cum-ribbon or bow. Keep barrette from sliding out with a small fold of tissue tucked behind hair when clipping it into the barrette. Totally traditional little girl look, and totally classy.

    Round faces: part in the middle, pull/comb hair on each side back and up, and catch in clips/barrettes slightly above and behind the ears. Another totally classic little girl look that balances and enhances.

    Long or Slender faces: Cut bangs down into eyebrows and then try the above styles for which suits best. Bangs can be wonderful, and then a genuine pain when growing out.

    Ponytails and braids are not to be missed! They can cover a multitude of issues, and you have so many accomplished friends who can do that.

    For my little girl, the key was in finding someone who could give her a good, clean cut every so often, and as she grew older and wanted to make changes, to give her a sober look at what she would have to do or endure to have it work the way she envisioned. Mistakes were still made, more than once.

    And one day you’ll know the joys of adolescent fantasies for coloring! Ah, yes.

  6. Ecce Quam Bonam says:

    Such a fun part of having little girls! This was my approach, both for my own and for others I ended up grooming on occasion.

    Oval faces: part on the side, pull front locks over to the opposite side to balance the part and pull the top layers slightly up and back, lock into place with a barrette-cum-ribbon or bow. Keep barrette from sliding out with a small fold of tissue tucked behind hair when clipping it into the barrette. Totally traditional little girl look, and totally classy.

    Round faces: part in the middle, pull/comb hair on each side back and up, and catch in clips/barrettes slightly above and behind the ears. Another totally classic little girl look that balances and enhances.

    Long or Slender faces: Cut bangs down into eyebrows and then try the above styles for which suits best. Bangs can be wonderful, and then a genuine pain while growing them out.

    Ponytails and braids are not to be missed! They can cover a multitude of issues, and you have so many accomplished friends who can do that.

    For my little girl, the key was in finding someone who could give her a good, clean cut every so often, and as she grew older and wanted to make changes, to give her a sober look at what she would have to do or endure to have it work the way she envisioned. Mistakes were still made, more than once.

    And one day you’ll know the joys of adolescent fantasies for coloring! Ah, yes.

  7. We call Isabel’s current do the Pebbles look. My younger daughter had a bit of curl to her hair when she was a baby and I liked to sweep her hair off to one side and put a little bow on an alligator clip in her hair to keep it out of her eyes.

    If her hair is long enough, you could try double piggies like Boo on Monsters Inc. That was a favorite hairstyle on both of my girls when they were toddlers.

  8. Isa is so cute, and I love the Eloise Wilkin drawing! She’s my favorite illustrator when it comes to drawings of little kids!

  9. Oh my goodness… how cute! That is an adorable little girl do! 🙂

  10. I have two girls and a boy, and we have seen that hairstyle on our girls a lot! Especially on our second, who has much finer hair and took much longer for it to grow in. But it’s so cute!

    Now we have a 7-year-old and a 5-year-old, and they both LOVE girly hairdos…and I don’t have a lot of experience. But I found a great blog by someone who has 4 or 5 (I can’t remember!) girls, and is very creative with their hair. She posts video instruction, and it’s been a real life-saver. You probably won’t need it for a while, but here it is in case.

    http://www.cutegirlshairstyles.com/

  11. Adorable!!! I love doing my girls hair but confess boys are easier.

  12. She is soooooo cute!!!!! My little sister has that hairdo too!!!! So adorable! I love little girl hair!

  13. What product does she use? I have three blond curly toddlers and need some help with curl defining without making them greasy (their hair is fine).

  14. Adorable! I’ll check out these websites for tips. What elastic works best for pony tails?

  15. AgnesRegina says:

    Adorable!!! Our baby has that hairdo too. We haven’t tried the “Boo ‘do” that Karen suggests, at least I don’t think we have, but I’m tempted… 🙂

  16. She look gorgeous! Look at those curls!

    I just started to “try” to French braid my 2yo’s hair. I have to turn on Sesame Street or something similar to distract her because it takes me a half hour or more! All in the name of cute-ness. 🙂

  17. Thanks for the links, ladies. My little girl has a tight layer of curls underneath, and fine straight hair on top. It makes it look like her mama NEVER does her hair!! I am trying my best to be moderate on her hair grooming. I don’t wanna do it on the hour; but I also don’t want her getting comments about needing a hair brush. (Yes, i’ve heard that, don’t ask.. )

    Any products that are good for really curly hair…she does double pigtails well; as well as a little bun like a ballerina. Don’t think I want to try and braid yet…