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3 Easy Holiday Hairstyles for Girls

by Cozy on December 8, 2011

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, holiday photos, and of course, holiday hairstyles! To make sure your daughter’s hair is perfectly polished and picture-ready, try one (or all!) of these festive ‘do for your special occasions this season!

Holiday Hairstyle #1: If your daughter prefers to wear her hair down, a French Braid Headband is the perfect way to dress up a straight style for a special occasion.

Step 1: Start with damp hair and use a wide-tooth comb to detangle.

Step 2: Using a fine-tooth comb, draw a horizontal line across the crown from the top of one ear to the top of the other ear. From the line, comb the hair forward to the face. Pull the hair in the back of the line into a ponytail holder or clip to separate it from the braid.

Step 3: Tilt the head so the ear you’ve chosen to start with is facing up toward the ceiling. With your child’s ear tilted up, begin making the braided headband using the hair in front of the part. French-braid tightly across the crown and down to the other side, gathering small sections from above the part.

Step 4: Once you’ve reached the other ear, secure the braid with an elastic. Remove the rest of the hair from the holder or clip and style as you like.

Holiday Hairstyle #2: One of my favorite go-to holiday hairstyles for girls is the Ballerina Chignon—perfect for those little girls with visions of Sugar Plum Fairies dancing around their heads!

Step 1: Starting with dry hair, comb or brush the hair to smooth and detangle. Let hair fall where it naturally parts.

Step 2: Using a fine-tooth comb, section top front portion of hair horizontally, from the top of one ear to the top of the other ear. Pull the lower section of hair back into a ponytail and secure with a ponytail holder.

Step 3: Comb the front section straight back neatly and use hairpins to pin the hair into the ponytail base.

Step 4: Split the ponytail in half horizontally. Comb the top section up and roll it up into a loop. Pin the ends to the base of the ponytail.

Step 5: Comb the lower section of hair down. Rolling it under, make a loop. Use hairpins to pin the ends to the base of the ponytail.

Step 6: Using several hairpins, stretch out the loops of hair all around the ponytail base, so the loops each form a semicircle—one on the top and one on the bottom. Add some beads or sparkles for that extra bit of glamour.

Holiday Hairstyle #3: A Pretty Ponytail of soft, loose curls is a classic holiday hairstyle for little girls and it is very simple to create at home.

Step 1: Gather hair into a high ponytail, leaving out a few loose tendrils around the face.

Step 2: Taking hair in one inch sections, wind around a medium to large barrel curling iron to create loose curls.

Step 3: Spray hair with hairspray or use a quarter-sized amount of styling cream to hold curls in place.

Step 4: Add a sparkly ribbon, flower, or even a tiara to complete the look.


For an extra special holiday look, stop by any Cozy’s Cuts for Kids location to add some sparkle to her strands with the winter’s hottest trend–temporary tinsel extensions. Available in festive red, silver, green, gold, temporary tinsel extensions are the perfect complement to any of the holiday hairstyles above! Safe for delicate hair, tinsel extensions are painless to apply and to remove.

Do you have a favorite holiday hairstyle? Share in the comments!

I’m Cozy Friedman, the Founder & President of Cozy’s Cuts for Kids in New York City and So Cozy Hair Care Products for Children. I’m also the author of the book Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girl’s Hair where these do-it-yourself hairstyles and many more come from. To get my Expert Advice right in your inbox, please consider subscribing. Thank you for visiting! -Cozy




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